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Ricks on the River

#327 of 1,933 Restaurants in Tampa
€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
2305 N Willow Ave, Tampa, FL 33607-2807
+1 813-251-0369
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good39%
  • Average26%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“oysters” (26 reviews)
“wings” (26 reviews)
“fish spread” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
€€ - €€€
2305 N Willow Ave, Tampa, FL 33607-2807
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem on the river in Tampa. The water taxi runs past so you can get there from Channelside by water taxi stop 18. It has boat docking amd land parking. Indoor and outdoor seating. My chicken wrap had three wimpy pieces...More

Thank amyfaltraco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great view of the river. Coming from Ohio it was a great day to eat outside and enjoy the early February sunshine. Beer tasted great and the food was decent. Not great but decent and thoroughly enjoyable. Would go again.

Thank dts71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food prices were very fair, but the dinner menu was geared toward appetizers and sandwich's. The food was fair. The restaurant offers a wonderful view of the river. The live band is a nice touch and their sound volume was appropriate for a dinner...More

Thank ShayeShaye
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate out side on the deck it was wonderful. Oysters were very good shrimp was ok over all good place to go. They had a band on the deck playing some good ole classic rock. Will definitely return next time we are in town.

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Food was just okay. Service was very slow, Great band playing and fun place with boat slips and lots of people watching. Best thing was their fish spread.

Thank ernierad
Reviewed 6 February 2018

It is nice that there are some places that never change because to do so would ruin the mystique. Rick's has been that hideaway place that only locals know about. That is the charm. Now the food, it is ok or the service, just so...More

Thank Madmac007
Reviewed 5 February 2018

This is a nice place to pull up in your boat and have a beer or two. They serve bar type food, but the view is nice. Had the fries and a fish sandwich; nothing to write home about. The sandwich was OK, but the...More

Thank Mario Z
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped by after Festival... friend we were with sang Crazy Train with band.... great food and drinks.... service was excellent... good time place

Thank Bonnie U
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Food is mediocre at best. The wings were good, $10 for 10, which isn’t a great price. The jacked up oysters are a nice flavor, if you can find the oyster, they were tiny. We got a variety at our table. Fried oysters were small...More

Thank tjeason
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We were in Tampa for four days and looking for a oyster bar. We stopped here Sunday afternoon. We had the 12 raw wasters twice which was very tasty. We also had the fried oysters and fried bottles with french fries. And some type of...More

Thank Mark S
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22 July 2017|
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Response from strongRob | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. There parking is quite sufficient.
Sarah W
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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
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