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Rick's on the River

Seafood Restaurant, Burger Joint, and American Restaurant$$$$
Village of Tampa, Tampa
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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)
    TBOcom
    "our favorite blackened dry-rub wings."(5 Tips)
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  • anne l.
    anne leslinMay 15, 2012
    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;)
  • Troy J.
    Troy JohnsonJanuary 12, 2013
    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.
  • TBOcom
    TBOcomMay 20, 2011
    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
  • Dan M.
    Dan McGarriganNovember 1, 2014
    Rick's is my place to unwind. The regulars are great to talk to and the bartenders take care of you! Live music everyday!
  • Theresa C.
    Theresa CollingtonMarch 7, 2010
    Find Captain Cliff @ the outside bar and take a $5 ride on the river. Don't miss the oysters - the best in Tampa! John the chef is awesome...grouper sand also rocks!!
  • Neil C.
    Neil ClinchJune 28, 2015
    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.
  • Tjandra L.
    Tjandra LApril 14, 2011
    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.
  • Jenn
    JennJanuary 5, 2011
    Burgers are very odd tasting. Though I do eat them kinda plain which means I notice changes in meat flavors more than others. Couldn't even eat a 1/4 of it :-/
  • Stephanie
    StephanieJanuary 27, 2013
    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).
  • Curtis H.
    Curtis HaentzlerJuly 30, 2012
    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.
  • Adam K.
    Adam KingMarch 11, 2012
    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.
  • Mikey B.
    Mikey BraemMay 23, 2013
    We ordered an appetizer and two entrees. Ten minutes later, our meals came. No appetizer. Never addressed. It was like we never ordered it.
  • Mr B.
    Mr Bill2 weeks ago
    I've been there twice and the food was awful the bartenders unfriendly the place was loud will not go back or recommend it to anyone
  • Guilherme B.
    Guilherme BahmadJune 20, 2015
    Drinks are cheap and strong! Great place to hang out with friends and it's right by the water.
  • P N.
    P NMay 16, 2014
    Great party place old timers understand you don't come for the food. You come for the atmosphere! Love it !
  • JenRey69
    JenRey69June 20
    Jennifer is an awesome bartender. Very friendly and gave great suggestions..
  • Mike S.
    Mike SerranoFebruary 9, 2014
    Great outdoor atmosphere. Go here on a sunny day, but you will be remissed if you sit inside . . .
  • Collorious
    ColloriousMarch 28, 2011
    Make sure you order everything you want all at once. Anticipate what you may want, because you may never see your waitress again!
  • Elizabeth S.
    Elizabeth SomersMay 10, 2011
    Jessica at the inside bar is great....very friendly. Cajun fries rock! And sangria is good too!
  • Jon S.
    Jon StewartMarch 30, 2013
    DO NOT GO HERE! When dining more than one fight took place and there were multiple mothers with new born babies at the bar!
  • Tristan E.
    Tristan EvansNovember 4, 2012
    Pretty good. Brianna was great. The food was so so.....not great. But, the setting was nice.
  • Angelique C.
    Angelique CarterJuly 7, 2014
    Favorite place in Tampa! Had the most delicious, freshest fish dinner I've ever eaten.
  • Brandi
    BrandiApril 22, 2014
    Leah is the best bartender!!!! Great drinks every time and she is so nice and sweet!
  • Kirk
    KirkMarch 10, 2013
    Motorcycles welcome. Place to park your ride right up front so you can keep an eye on it.
  • Nicole L.
    Nicole LynchNovember 25, 2011
    Yeah it's pretty boom boom they don't allow dogs on their patio...their oysters are great though!
  • Alex W.
    Alex WSeptember 18, 2011
    They don't allow dogs outside on the patio. If you have you're dog with you, don't come here.
  • Cassie H.
    Cassie HankinsonAugust 17, 2014
    Wings and apps. Drinks are cheap and waitresses are friendly!
  • Brianna M.
    Brianna McMahonSeptember 18, 2011
    Come in & ask for Brianna or Brittany :) Right on the water! Very laid back!
  • Sam C.
    Sam CramerNovember 30, 2012
    Crystal at the bar is very sweet and knows her drinks.
  • Lori B.
    Lori BallardJuly 10, 2012
    I recommend the steamed or fried oysters with a bloody mary!
  • Pauline O.
    Pauline OdomAugust 25, 2013
    Great music by Capt. Kirk. Best dry rub wings in town.
  • Robert R.
    Robert RichardsonSeptember 9, 2013
    Great place to have a drink and watch the river roll by.
  • Kevin
    KevinAugust 5, 2013
    Stay away!!!!! They want you to seat yourself then they ignore you. Overpriced and rude
  • Sonny G.
    Sonny GMarch 8, 2011
    Ricks famous sandwich is delicious. Say hi to me on Twitter. SonnyG22
  • Ron
    RonAugust 24, 2013
    Cold beer - food is good - sit outside - Britney is great!!!
  • Lizz H.
    Lizz H. 🌴March 18, 2012
    Deacon Duke's are playing outside. Great spot for a casual meal and a beer.
  • Kari A.
    Kari AmadorSeptember 25, 2011
    Service inside sucks but Jessica at the outside bar made our day! Sun/Mon are her days!
  • Megan P.
    Megan PerryDecember 24, 2012
    Great food for a great price! Try the clams!
  • Michael H.
    Michael HarroldMarch 25, 2012
    Great atmosphere, bland food, terrible service...4/10
  • Pauline O.
    Pauline OdomAugust 11, 2013
    Captain Kirk plays at outside bar here. Is playing right now
  • Nicole W.
    Nicole W.December 24, 2011
    New staff!!! Come check it out!! These girls rock!!
  • Hal V.
    Hal VincentJuly 25, 2010
    It's not Philadelphia, but the cheesesteak is really good.
  • Chandra
    ChandraFebruary 21, 2010
    Jenny doesn't work here anymore! Any other tips:)
  • Joseph H.
    Joseph HernandezAugust 10, 2014
    The oysters are the best thing.
  • Heather K.
    Heather K.November 7, 2012
    Best deviled crab on the river!!
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RoweJune 1, 2013
    Turn the sign from Blue to Red to call a Waitress.
  • Manuel M.
    Manuel MartinezNovember 4, 2011
    GET HERE EARLY, PARKING SUCKS
  • Jenivieve E.
    Jenivieve EllyMarch 19, 2011
    you dont come here for the service:)
  • Rachel G.
    Rachel GAugust 27, 2013
    How did I not know of this gem?
  • Kirk
    KirkMarch 10, 2013
    Motorcycle parking.
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