Where to Eat for Homecoming Dinner

A list on formal and semiformal, expensive and affordable restaurants for Homecoming Night.

Juan Coste Delvecchio, Staff Writer

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The Fanfare’s Juan Coste Delvecchio released his picks for Homecoming dinner, and why you should take your date (or your group of friends) to each.

 

Ocean Prime – A formal and expensive restaurant.

Ocean Prime is an upscale restaurant, located in International Plaza, on N. Westshore Boulevard. Known for its steak and seafood, Ocean Prime is a place to go if you don’t mind spending more money than you usually would. The restaurant has a four-star rating out of 314 reviews on Yelp. If you really want to impress your date, go here. According to Yelp, a main dish will range from $31-$60, and the restaurant is open between 12 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Homecoming which gives you more than enough time to eat comfortably.

Address: 2205 N. West Shore Blvd Tampa, FL 33607

Phone: (813) 490-5288

 

 

FANCY AND FRESH: Ocean Prime is the perfect upscale venue for Homecoming dinner.

Ocean Prime
FANCY AND FRESH: Ocean Prime is the perfect upscale venue for Homecoming dinner.

 

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood – A formal and expensive restaurant.

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood is another upscale restaurant similar to Ocean Prime, but with a different ambiance, due to the live music. The steak and seafood at Eddie V’s is comparable to Ocean Prime. The Eddie V’s Prime Seafood menu features a variety of choices including an oyster bar and boasts a four and a half star rating on Yelp from 330 reviews. A main course dish will range from $31-$60, and the restaurant is open between 4 p.m. and 12 a.m. tonight.

Address: 4400 W. Boy Scout Blvd Tampa, FL 33607

Phone: (813) 877-7290

 

Roy’s Hawaiian – A formal and expensive restaurant.

Roy’s is another upscale restaurant located very close to Berkeley, with a Hawaiian theme. The restaurant serves a variety of options, including sushi, fish, steak and a variety of different desserts. The “Canoe Appetizer for Two,” a classic Roy’s menu item, is an especially delicious meal and is sure to keep you full for the night. Yelp reviews average a four-star rating from 248 reviews, with dishes ranging in price from $31-$60. The restaurant is open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the Homecoming.

Address: 4342 W. Boy Scout Blvd Tampa, FL 33607

Phone: (813) 873-7697

 

 

ALOHA: Go to dinner at this Hawaiian-themed restaurant right before you hit the dance floor.

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ALOHA: Go to dinner at this Hawaiian-themed restaurant right before you hit the dance floor.

 

Brio Tuscan Grille – A less formal and less expensive restaurant.

Brio is significantly different from the other restaurants previously mentioned. Brio is far less expensive and has a more semi-formal etiquette. Being a Tuscan-themed restaurant, the options range from flatbread pizzas, to pastas to grilled salmon. Brio has a four-star rating out of 192 reviews, making it a top contender for a place to take your date to Homecoming. Dishes will cost you $11-$30 on average. Brio is open between 11:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. on Saturdays.

Address: 2223 N. West Shore Blvd Tampa, FL 33607

Phone: (813) 877-3939

 

 

TAKE A TRIP TO ITALY: Take your date to Homecoming dinner at Brio, and enjoy some Tuscan flare in your meal.

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TAKE A TRIP TO ITALY: Take your date to Homecoming dinner at Brio, and enjoy some Tuscan flare in your meal.

 

Boca – A casual restaurant with affordable choices.

When picking a restaurant for pre-Homecoming dinner, Boca is one of my favorites. Located conveniently in Hyde Park, Boca has a “farm to table” approach when choosing their ingredients for their meals. With the best local ingredients, a fresh produce market inside of the restaurant, and 80s music playing in the background, Boca will make for an enjoyable evening. Dishes start as casual as a burger and fried green tomatoes, and all are guaranteed to be delicious. An average dish is from $11-$30, and Yelp reviews give this a four-star rating from 571 reviews. Boca opens at 11 a.m. so you’ll have plenty of time to eat.

Address: 901 W. Platt St Tampa, FL 33606

Phone: (813) 254-7070

 

 

CASUAL AND CHIC: Eat at Boca if you're looking for something more casual and a little more laid-back.

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CASUAL AND CHIC: Eat at Boca if you’re looking for something more casual and a little more laid-back.

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