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Ricks on the River

) #311 of 1,905 Restaurants in Tampa €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
2305 N Willow Ave, Tampa, FL 33607-2807
+1 813-251-0369
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good39%
  • Average26%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (20 reviews)
“fish spread” (4 reviews)
“cajun fries” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
2305 N Willow Ave, Tampa, FL 33607-2807
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1 - 10 of 209 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

In town for a work conference and read good things about this place so recommended it to my coworkers. Sat outside and waited about 15 minutes, finally had to go ask for a server. Once she can, she seemed agitated the entire time. My coworkers...More

Thank Lindsay H
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the water, foods pretty good and reasonable. Service is good. Has entertainment most times we've been there.

Thank Carla I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed all our food. Good choices on the menu. Can be reached by boat or car. Good staff.

Thank Bobbie U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bad service and bad food, I ordered the blackened wing they had no flavor or seasoning on them. The bar staff was preoccupied and not very friendly.

Thank Bobby S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A typical America bar, southern style. Lot's of fried food, and good local oysters. Do not expect to choose oyster from other regions. Only the local ones. But they were sweet and tasty.

Thank Lmadrid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good service. Average food. Drinks are way overpriced. The owner's son who is about 18 stopped by our table and actually compared their $14 Tito's doubles to Ulele - a fine dining restaurant. Trust me Ricks is no Ulele.

Thank timmer1009
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After an afternoon boating through downtown on Freedom Boat Club pontoon boat, located at marina where Rick's is located, we enjoyed dinner and drinks at Rick's on the River. The service, food and drinks were great. Atmosphere is very casual. Great waterfront restaurant with reasonable...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

We pulled the boat up around 3 or so....There were seven of us, so seating was tough. Waitress and staff were great especially considering the madness of it being Mothers Day. I opted for the fried catfish platter and requested my fries be well done....More

Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I went on a Saturday afternoon and evening. Place is right on the river with a lot of people coming in by boat. Lots of tables outside right on waterside all under shaded cover. Drinks were good. Ordered raw oysters which were medium to large...More

Thank Felicia G
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Has both indoor and outdoor seating and bars. They also have a separate covered patio that can be used for private events. Decent beer menu. Food looked good but kitchen closed at midnight. Good vibe great place to hang out and drink a few beers.

Thank Bob1775
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Sarah W
Can you put boats in at this location and if so how much? Parking fee? Thanks
26 June 2015|
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Response from Eldis B | Reviewed this property |
I don't have boat but my Friend does ,yes you can put your Boat in and the Fee is around $10 Thanks for to read my Review
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2305 N Willow Ave, Tampa, FL 33607-2807
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-251-0369
  • E-mail
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