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The Tampa Bay Area Restaurants

Café Dufrain

  • 707 Harbour Post Dr. Map It
  • Eclectic

Updated 04/24/2014

Fodor's Review

Dogs can tag along if you dine on the front patio at pet-friendly Café Dufrain, an eatery right on the Hollsborough River across from the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Creative menu items, which vary by season, include fried chicken and waffles (a Southern classic) and ceviche with sweet potato and toasted macadamia nuts. The bar menu has a nice selection of craft beers. In mild weather, opt for the waterfront view of downtown Tampa.

Restaurant Information

Address:

707 Harbour Post Dr., Tampa, Florida, 33602, United States

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Phone:

813-275–9701

Updated 04/24/2014

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By Hana

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Mar 10, 2005

Average Dishes

Food is cooked on large grill in the center of the room, which ends up mixing your food with other's more often than merely cooking your own. Food is limited by customer creativity and vegetable choices. Employees are not very helpful.

By Stacy

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Dec 27, 2004

Serious all you can eat

This place is a great deal for an unlimited high quality "buffet". Diners select their meat and vegetables, then a sauce, and take it up to the large circular grill where the chefs grill everything up. It's absolutely delicious, and I'm shocked that with all of the low carb dieting that this place isn't busier than it is.

By Jack

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Feb 18, 2004

Food Hot, Atmosphere Cold

We tried the downtown St Pete location. Seems like every new place needs a gimick.... here you graze through piles of pieces, picking what you want (most go for volume), then hand it to a kid for cooking. I lost some of my appetite when the crack of the cooks butt began showing between his low rise jeans and sweaty t-shirt. Taste was so-so.... the soy marinade flavored everything the same. The place itself is modern/cold. Should have gone to

Johnny Rocket's next door.

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By John

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Jul 27, 2003

An Experience

Dish is an experience in itself. This art deco restaurant is something you would expect to see in South Beach. Once you get your drink order placed, your meal is totally up to you. Every plate can be something different. You proceed to the round display case where you pick up a palette and two bowls. You can visit the veggies first or go straight to the meats and seafood. Pile your bowls as high as you can before going to the sauces. There

are many to choose from and you can mix and match. Take your palette and bowls to the large circular grill in the center of the dining room and watch the chefs cook it beofre your eyes. The wait is about 10 minutes but it is boiling hot when you get it. Be prepared to spend some time because it takes time to prepare and cook. As much as you can eat for one price. Go at lunch and save a bunch. Dinner prices run around $18. Located in the center of Centro Ybor, dining on the balcony is also available. A fun atmosphere. I cant speak for the location in St. Pete since I have never been there.

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