Rick's on the River

Seafood Restaurant, Burger Joint, and American Restaurant · Village of Tampa
2305 N Willow Ave, Tampa, FL 33607, United States
Open until 1:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 AM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 144 votes

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    Kari A.
    "Service inside sucks but Jessica at the outside bar made our day!"(3 Tips)
    Brianna M.
    "Come in & ask for Brianna or Brittany :) Right on the water!"(2 Tips)
    Lori B.
    "I recommend the steamed or fried oysters with a bloody mary!"(6 Tips)
    "our favorite blackened dry-rub wings."(5 Tips)
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  • oysters
  • chicken wings
  • brianna
  • casual
  • outdoor bar
  • lively
  • clams
  • happy hour
  • crab
  • beer
  • Cajun fries
  • Bloody Marys
  • good for a quick meal
  • music
  • salads
  • lunch
  • dinner
  • grouper
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  • Neil C.

    Nice place to sit outside and look at the river and see the boats float on by. Good bar food. Fast service, cold beer what else do you need.

    Neil Clinch · June 28
  • Guilherme B.

    Drinks are cheap and strong! Great place to hang out with friends and it's right by the water.

    Guilherme Bahmad · June 20
  • Angelique C.

    Best wings in Tampa!

    Angelique Carter · December 3, 2014
  • Dan M.

    Rick's is my place to unwind. The regulars are great to talk to and the bartenders take care of you! Live music everyday!

    Dan McGarrigan · November 1, 2014
  • Cassie H.

    Wings and apps. Drinks are cheap and waitresses are friendly!

    Cassie Hankinson · August 17, 2014
  • Joseph H.

    The oysters are the best thing.

    Joseph Hernandez · August 10, 2014
  • Angelique C.

    Favorite place in Tampa! Had the most delicious, freshest fish dinner I've ever eaten.

    Angelique Carter · July 7, 2014
  • P N.

    Great party place old timers understand you don't come for the food. You come for the atmosphere! Love it !

    P N · May 16, 2014
  • Brandi

    Leah is the best bartender!!!! Great drinks every time and she is so nice and sweet!

    Brandi · April 22, 2014
  • Karen H.

    Great oysters rick-afellar!

    Karen Hayes · March 12, 2014
  • Mike S.

    Great outdoor atmosphere. Go here on a sunny day, but you will be remissed if you sit inside . . .

    Mike Serrano · February 9, 2014
  • Robert R.

    Great place to have a drink and watch the river roll by.

    Robert Richardson · September 9, 2013
  • Rachel G.

    How did I not know of this gem?

    Rachel G · August 27, 2013
  • Pauline O.

    Great music by Capt. Kirk. Best dry rub wings in town.

    Pauline Odom · August 25, 2013
  • Ron

    Cold beer - food is good - sit outside - Britney is great!!!

    Ron · August 24, 2013
  • Pauline O.

    Captain Kirk plays at outside bar here. Is playing right now

    Pauline Odom · August 11, 2013
  • Kevin

    Stay away!!!!! They want you to seat yourself then they ignore you. Overpriced and rude

    Kevin · August 5, 2013
  • Glen L.

    Happy hour rainbow

    Glen Lace · June 21, 2013
  • The Mayor

    My Second Home!

    The Mayor · June 9, 2013
  • Hazel V.

    Headed to Buckets

    Hazel Vanderford · June 8, 2013
  • Kevin R.

    Turn the sign from Blue to Red to call a Waitress.

    Kevin Rowe · June 1, 2013
  • Mikey B.

    We ordered an appetizer and two entrees. Ten minutes later, our meals came. No appetizer. Never addressed. It was like we never ordered it.

    Mikey Braem · May 23, 2013
  • Jon S.

    DO NOT GO HERE! When dining more than one fight took place and there were multiple mothers with new born babies at the bar!

    Jon Stewart · March 30, 2013
  • Kirk

    Motorcycle parking.

    Kirk · March 10, 2013
  • Kirk

    Motorcycles welcome. Place to park your ride right up front so you can keep an eye on it.

    Kirk · March 10, 2013
  • Stephanie

    Overrated. Their "famous" fish sandwich was one of the most bland things I've ever eaten (with the store-bought tartar sauce being the tastiest part about it).

    Stephanie · January 27, 2013
  • Troy J.

    You are not gonna find many places with better fried oysters. If you know of a place --anywhere please email it to me troy@aalbc.com. I knew one place better in Biloxi, MS but it closed last year.

    Troy Johnson · January 12, 2013
  • Megan P.

    Great food for a great price! Try the clams!

    Megan Perry · December 24, 2012
  • Sam C.

    Crystal at the bar is very sweet and knows her drinks.

    Sam Cramer · November 30, 2012
  • Heather K.

    Best deviled crab on the river!!

    Heather K. · November 7, 2012
  • Tristan E.

    Pretty good. Brianna was great. The food was so so.....not great. But, the setting was nice.

    Tristan Evans · November 4, 2012
  • Curtis H.

    If you want service under pavilion, flip your table number to the red one, instead of just complaining about bad service. They noticed and came right over.

    Curtis Haentzler · July 30, 2012
  • Lori B.

    I recommend the steamed or fried oysters with a bloody mary!

    Lori Ballard · July 10, 2012
  • anne l.

    I personally think of this place as my little hide away from the dull points in life. The Philly steak wrap and the grouper on any salad is a great choice. Service at both bars has always been good;)

    anne leslin · May 15, 2012
  • Michael H.

    Great atmosphere, bland food, terrible service...4/10

    Michael Harrold · March 25, 2012
  • Lizz H.

    Deacon Duke's are playing outside. Great spot for a casual meal and a beer.

    Lizz H. 🌴 · March 18, 2012
  • Adam K.

    Dont go on a Friday evening. fish fingers and onion rings were soggy, and had zero flavor. A little salt and hot oil is mandatory for food.

    Adam King · March 11, 2012
  • ALySsA B.

    Bring on the warm weather and the fun crowds!!!

    ALySsA BrOcCo · March 9, 2012
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    J 🏁 · January 12, 2012
  • Nicole W.

    New staff!!! Come check it out!! These girls rock!!

    Nicole W. · December 24, 2011
  • Nicole L.

    Yeah it's pretty boom boom they don't allow dogs on their patio...their oysters are great though!

    Nicole Lynch · November 25, 2011
  • Manuel M.


    Manuel Martinez · November 4, 2011
  • Kari A.

    Service inside sucks but Jessica at the outside bar made our day! Sun/Mon are her days!

    Kari Amador · September 25, 2011
  • Brianna M.

    Come in & ask for Brianna or Brittany :) Right on the water! Very laid back!

    Brianna McMahon · September 18, 2011
  • Alex W.

    They don't allow dogs outside on the patio. If you have you're dog with you, don't come here.

    Alex W · September 18, 2011
  • TBOcom

    This casual waterside eatery is the home of our favorite blackened dry-rub wings. They're huge and the spices they use make them are the tastiest in town. (The Short List: Top 5 wings.) Read more

    TBOcom · May 20, 2011
  • Elizabeth S.

    Jessica at the inside bar is great....very friendly. Cajun fries rock! And sangria is good too!

    Elizabeth Somers · May 10, 2011
  • Tjandra L.

    I agree with the ones saying " you don't come here for service.". Ricks is either empty OR completely full. Food is decent, good $ for basket food with a River view.

    Tjandra L · April 14, 2011
  • Collorious

    Make sure you order everything you want all at once. Anticipate what you may want, because you may never see your waitress again!

    Collorious · March 28, 2011
  • Jenivieve E.

    you dont come here for the service:)

    Jenivieve Elly · March 19, 2011

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