28 classic Tampa Bay restaurants that’ve been around for more than 35 years


They say some things get better with age. Case in point, these Tampa Bay restaurants that have been dishing out everything from classic Italian fare, pizza, deli food, Thai treats, and simply delicious all-American bar food for over 35 years. After all local eateries went through this past year, now seemed like an appropriate time to celebrate the restaurants that've seen it all. Though a few selections have nearly shuttered and moved locations, these must-eat-at spots are still standing and, better yet, still serving.