The Tampa Bay Experience Guide

Restaurants & Pubs

USF Campus Bites

Jamba Juice offers healthy and nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack options for customers on the go. Stop into Jamba Juice for a refreshing fruit smoothie, all-natural baked goods, steel-cut oatmeal, flatbreads and other healthy grab-and-go options.

On Top of the Palms is sophisticated dining with a gorgeous view of campus. Top of the Palms offers buffet selections, carving station, exhibition cooking, and assorted desserts. Reservations recommended at least one day in advance. Contact 813-974-3573 or

Panera Bread serves delicious soups, customizable salads and sandwiches, along with sweet treats. 

Bento Sushi offers a variety of sushi products and hot Asian foods made fresh, on-site daily! Including Poke Bowls, Ramen Bowls and Bento Boxes.

Chick-fil-A features delicious chicken sandwiches, salads, nuggets, waffles fries, milkshakes and more.

Moe's Southwest Grill is a Mexican restaurant specializing in Southwest fare, including burritos, quesadillas, and rice bowls and salads served in a quirky, fun atmosphere.

Panda Express features Mandarin and Szechwan wok-cooked entrées and sides for lunch and dinner. Favorites are beef with broccoli, orange chicken and kung pao chicken. Several sides to choose from, and don’t forget a dessert, even if it’s only a fortune cookie.

Papa John's offers quality-focused pizza made with the Papa John's signature fresh dough, fresh-packed tomato sauce, real cheese, and other quality ingredients.

Subway is the fast, fresh, and healthy option, provideing you with choices, including many healthier meal options. 

nearby Cuisine (5-10 minute drive)

BurgerFi, 4210 USF Holly Drive, Tampa (on USF Tampa campus). Gourmet burgers, crispy fries & double battered onion rings. Craft beer/wine available. 

Acropolis Greek Taverna, 14947 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa (5-10-minute drive, 3.1 miles north, from USF). Greek food and wine. 

Mr. Dunderbak's Biergarten and Brewery, 14929 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa (5-10-minute drive, 3 miles north, from USF). European-style beer garden plus German & American eats. 

World of Beer, 2815 E. Fowler Ave, Tampa (10-minute drive from USF). Features 500+ global beers, lots of craft drafts & tavern food

Miller’s Ale House, 2108 E Fowler Ave, Tampa (10-minute drive, 2 miles west, from USF). Casual sports-pub chain with basics from bar snacks to steaks & a large selection of tap beers. 

First Watch, 2726 E. Fowler Ave, Tampa (1.1 mile drive from USF). Breakfast, brunch, & lunch options. 

Ichiban Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar, 2786 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa (1 mile from USF). Emphasis on sushi, sashimi, and tempura made from scratch.

North 30 Sports Bar & Grill, 11402 N. 30th St. Tampa (1.3 miles from USF). Wings, sandwiches, pizza, beer, and more.  

Longhorn Steakhouse, 110 E Fowler Ave, Tampa (located in University Mall, 1.5 miles from USF). Casual steakhouse chain known for grilled beef & other American dishes in a ranch-style space. 

Portillos, 2102 E Fowler Ave, Tampa (located in Unicersity Mall, 1.5 miles from USF). Chicago-born chain for hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches & more, plus beer & wine, in retro digs.

Tampa Bay Area food & Brewery guide (15-25 minute drive)

Visit Tampa Bay: Tampa Bay’s cuisine is just as unique and rich as our culture. Sip on lavish libations at our waterfront bistros and bars. Take a bite into culinary diversity. Discover our fine dining or farm-to-table restaurants and enjoy fresh seafood and authentic Spanish dishes.