Lunch Break Escapes

Turn that 60-minute lunch break into the most pleasant hour of your day.

Updated: August 08, 2001

In Downtown Tampa

Bread & Butter Gormet Deli

507 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

Okay, so maybe they're not the best spellers, but they serve up classic deli food in a comfy atmosphere. Get a window booth for prime people watching.

Four Green Fields

205 West Platt St., Tampa, FL 33606

Just outside of downtown on Platt, they boast excellent soups and sandwiches, and the best pint of Guinness in Tampa.

Ashley Street Grille

200 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

A new menu and a waterfront setting: Ashley Street Grille is in the midst of experiencing a new life.

Boarding House Cafe

401 E Jackson St, Tampa, FL 33602

You'd be hard pressed to find classier home cookin' than here.

Jackson's Bistro-Bar-Sushi

601 S Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602

Downtown Tampa was just waiting for a tres chic bistro and bar that also served sushi for lunch, and now they've got it.

In Downtown St. Petersburg

Garden Restaurant

217 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL 33701

Limey's Pub

1492 4TH St N, St Petersburg, FL 33704

Tap into authentic pub atmosphere and indulge in British specialties like shepherd's pie, pasties, and bangers and mash.

Moon Under Water

332 Beach Dr NE, St Petersburg, FL 33701

Excellent Indian-English tavern with spicy curry dishes and fine pints. Snag an outdoor table and enjoy the view.


247 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL 33701

Ambitious upstart in downtown St. Pete surprises patrons with unusual dishes they're sure to remember.