Castaways Restaurant (Reported Closed)

(813) 281-0770

7720 W Courtney Campbell Cswy, Tampa, FL | Directions   33607

27.967474 -82.572760

 
Restaurants, Traditional American, Seafood  more

Price: $

Tags: Brunch, Group Dining, Live Music, Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Quiet, Romantic Dining, View Dining, Waterfront Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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Reviews for Castaways Restaurant

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Worlds Best Margaritas!! – I went to the Castaway last Saturday night because Bahama Breeze was so crowded, and Im tired of getting bad service there. I was surprised to read so many bad reviews on the Cataway, after everything being so perfect. My husband and I had a few drinks at the bar which were the best margaritas either of us have ever had. They used freshly squeezed lime juice, which were just like the ones we had on our hunnymoon in Mexico. The bartenders were very friendly and made us feel very at home. The sevice was on point from beginning to end. My husband had 2 huge lobster tails which was a great price at 55 dollars. I had a seafood collage wich was a quite tasty dish. The server, London, enticed us into splitting a homemade tiramisu, it was as great as the evening. We have decided to make it our new Satuday date night getaway. The only thing that was bad about the evening was the large black woman outside on the beach right infront of our window rolling around in the sand while some guy was taking pictures of her. Luckily they left before dinner arrived. Next time we will request one of the private booths in London's section

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Our new escape – My fiance and I don't get out very often, so when we do we try to treat ourselves. For a change, we tried The Castaway after driving by and seeing the view. What can I say other than this was probably the best meal we have ever had! Beginning with the most delicious margarita made by "martha", right down to the fabulous sunset I've heard about but never seen. Greeted promptly upon entering, given a romantic booth after cocktails at the bar, service with a smile. But the food was what impressed me the most. I am a bit of a woos when it comes to fish, cant stand fishy fish. The grouper tasted like it came straight from heaven, fresh and prepared to perfection with a heaping mound of steaming potatoes. My fiance's filet was fat and grilled to an exact medium rare. The fishtanks were awesome! My server "Naja" never missed a beat, and made us feel at home with a great smile. This has become our new place to visit when we find an escape out of the house!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

THIS PLACE WAS ON DIRTY DINING!!!! MAYBE, YOU SHOULD STAY AWAY!!!! :( – I was a loyal guest of the Castaways for many years. As of 2004, the place has gone into a downward spiral and I'm not surprised the restaurant is now on dirty dining. Check it out on ABC Action News...Tampa, Fl. My last experience my server, Adele, was clueless. She took up to 10 minutes to come to my table and then ignored me the rest of evening, until the bill arrived. The food, the service, the price, the atmosphere, and the smell of the bathrooms just baffle me. Just stay away, from this restaurant.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

BAD BAD BAD – Horrible food and service. I will never go back. My two year old would cook better than this. I guess i will just go to burger king the next time i want microwaved food!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Hands down Best Brunch in Tampa Bay – I love to go out almost every Sunday for brunch all around Tampa Bay, this is by far my favorite! The views are the best, the variety of food amazing and it has the highest quality! With one of the best priced Brunch in all of Tampa Bay. They have made to order Pasta, Omelets, Banana's Foster, Cherries Jubilee, a huge chocolate fountain, Sushi, Seafood bar with all sorts of crab legs, mussels, shrimp, oysters and crawfish, and that's just the beginning. What ever your craving is I am sure they have it, if not just ask, most times I have gotten it. Oh yea, did I mention the Champagne and Mimosa's? So if you are looking to save a buck but still whant all the bells and whistles then check out Castaways.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Do Not Eat Here!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – This had to be the worse restaurant I have ever been to. First it took thirty minutes to be greeted and than the server fogot are drinks until we recieved our very over cooked food. Everything was burnt and the mash potatoes were crusty and cold. If I want to eat reheats I would have stayed home and ate leftovers because that was exactly what this food tasted like. Two were good enough for me! My wife could not even cut her steak with ease it was so dry and overcooked. Thanks to the management I almost got in to a fight because he wanted to argue with me.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Ruined prom – Made reservations a month in advance, talked to the event manager and made arrangements for fifty people before prom. Got to the restaurant at scheduled time and they said they had no record of our reservation. We had to eat fast food for our senior prom!! Would never recommend or go there again! Completely unacceptable for such a special night. :(

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

WONDERFUL SERVICE!!!!!! – The only reason I will ever go back to Castaways is because of Super Dan. He was the most informative waiter I have ever had in any restaurant. I am a 54 year old woman, and I eat out a lot. The food at Castaways is ok, but Super Dan completely made my entire experience there. If you should ever go to Castaways ask to sit in Super Dan's section, you will not receive any kind of better service ever. I went to Castaways a few other times, and had mediocre service.

I strongly suggest this restaurant, but make sure to ask for Super Dan! He sure is super!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Service and food- A+! – The food was equsite. I ordered the Mahi with Chili Tie pepper and it was the best fish Ive ever had. Our server, appropriately named "super dan" was very knowledgable, friendly and efficient. customers in tables nearby were complaining so I guess they should sit at one of super dan's tables next time! my wife and I deffinitely reccomend this place over and over!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Bad Experience – We drove by and decided to check it out just because; we liked the atmosphere and decided to get appetizers and a couple of drinks. However when asking for the check the young man wanted us to have lunch and we declined then the waiter went on about well one day we might be able to afford the place. We were planning o returning however we will never and I hope you don?t either

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