Brandon Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Brandon

April 14, 2018 Leonardo Torrence

Brandon is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. It is part of the Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 103,483, up from 77,895 at the 2000 census.
Things to do in Brandon

1. Shells Seafood Restaurant

115 E Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511-5260 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 813-689-4691
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 178 reviews

Shells Seafood Restaurant

Shells has been serving the Tampa Bay Area Great Casual Seafood for the past 30 years. We search near and far to bring you finest and freshest quality seafood at Dockside prices daily. All of our seafood is prepared fresh to order by our Seafood Experts and served in a casual friendly atmosphere that will impress your family and friends without depressing your wallet. At Shells our motto is what you eat is more important than what you wear!

Reviewed By granitaconley - Waterville, Ohio

We were hesitant when we pulled in to what looked like a daytime strip center. The restaurant is cheery with great chalk boards on the walls. The waitress told us of fresh fish specials and the dishes they are known for. Clam chowder was perfect and the meals were just as described! The place had a lot of locals eating, just the type of place we look for! Great experience!

2. Stein and Vine

827 W Bloomingdale Ave, Brandon, FL 33511-7701 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 813-655-4786
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 292 reviews

Stein and Vine

Reviewed By imoto2 - Fresno, California

This pub is always packed and only know about this place because of my kids. They love to go here. We are from Cali and stop by when we are in town. Great food. Go early.

3. Tibby's New Orleans Kitchen

1721 W Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511-4809 Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover American, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 16 - SGD 33 +1 407-960-2274
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 296 reviews

Tibby's New Orleans Kitchen

Tibby’s is not just about what you see but how it makes you feel. It’s about expressing personality & character through food, music, art and heritage. It is not the New Orleans you may have visited; it is the New Orleans that locals call home.

Reviewed By JDR29 - Fort Myers, Florida

Food is Great also if you are into New Orleans style food. Servers were attentive. Wait was not long. No reservations allowed. Love the decor.Hello, thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We accept reservations for large parties in our Napoleon Room. We hope you'll think of us the next time you host an event! Thank you!

4. Anthony's Coal Fire Pizza

1912 W Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511-4814 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 813-409-3830
Excellent
65%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 241 reviews

Anthony's Coal Fire Pizza

Reviewed By Kevin W - Valrico, Florida

Cannot say why some other reviewers don't like the pizza here. Now, I like pizza any way I can get it, even Digiorno's frozen pizza. But I'm nopt one to rave over a pizza. But this was different.

My wife and I swung by Anthony's on a Wednesday night and ordered their meatball & ricotta cheese pizza, and had them also add mushrooms. I found myself saying "OMG" with every bite. We couldn't finish it, and we took the last few slices back home, and the next day it was still amazing.

Our bill, including tea and beer, came to $32 before tip.

5. Allegria Italiana

518 Oakfield Dr, Brandon, FL 33511-5743 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 16 - SGD 39 +1 813-651-1166
Excellent
67%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 209 reviews

Allegria Italiana

Reviewed By Tracee W - Valrico, Florida

Nothing better than finding a good little restaurant off the beaten path you can make reservations for. Service was great, good was food and everyone had a great time.
The restaurant itself is small, all tables with armless chairs however they did have a few tables outside. The menu offers a range of items from classic Italian dishes to a few cook specials. Only negatives are they are priced a little high, 1/2 of the dinner items do not come with a salad and they automatically add gratunity to the bill. We always tip well and hate when they just add it on, however the waitress did tell us when she handed the bill to us. Overall it was a nice time with family and everyone enjoyed there meal.

6. Shrimp Boat Grill

1020 Bloomingdale Ave, Brandon, FL 33511-6260 Parking Available, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 12 - SGD 26 +1 813-571-5858
Excellent
61%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 498 reviews

Shrimp Boat Grill

Reviewed By Brentmo - Wilmington, North Carolina

We were in Brandon on a small family reunion visit and needed a good place to go for our party of 14. The host family said the Shrimp Boat Grill was “the” place for us to go! Their recommendation turned out to be a great choice. Several people ordered shrimp dishes, ranging from traditional fried shrimp to grilled shrimp. Three of us at our end of the long table ordered the talopia (one grilled and two blackened) and we all loved it. The portions are more than generous . . . like “several” pieces! Highly recommended plate!! Good salads and delicious dressings! I favored the blue cheese. The host family said this restaurant is always consistent and fairly priced!! If you’re close by, this is a home run!!

7. Taste of Berlin German Restaurant

526 Oakfield Dr, Brandon, Brandon, FL 33511-5743 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards European Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +1 813-685-9392
Excellent
67%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 213 reviews

Taste of Berlin German Restaurant

We are the first German Restaurant in Brandon Fl. Come and Enjoy Schnitzel, Sauerbraten , Bratwurst , Applestrudel all homemade and more . German Beer and Wine . We have Lunch Special's from Wednesday - Friday 11.30 -2.30 To our beloved customers, we accept under the amount of $20.00 Only in cash. We accept only Debit Visa and Master card. Up charge for sharing $3.00 Up charge for substitute $1.00 Thank you for understanding

Reviewed By Minnes0taSue - St. Petersburg, Florida

We were looking for a place to meet another couple for dinner before riding together to look at Christmas lights in Brandon. We all like German food so I suggested the Taste of Berlin based on its reviews. We were not disappointed. We all had...MoreThank You for your visiting. Happy New Year

8. Recipe Box

147 E Bloomingdale Ave, Brandon, FL 33511-8102 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 813-655-2686
Excellent
65%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 137 reviews

Recipe Box

Reviewed By Wilber A

The food was hot, there was plenty of it, and it was price reasonably. My only complaint was they were a little slow. When in the area, I always stop here for breakfast. The staff is friendly. Good place for a family.

9. Jesse's Restaurant

524 W Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511-5004 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available American, Bar, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 28 - SGD 39 +1 813-685-2381
Excellent
47%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 240 reviews

Jesse's Restaurant

Reviewed By oldmanthecat - Florida West Coast

We had a small New York Strip steak and the “Jesse’s Special,” a fancy burger without the bun. The steak was prepared perfectly, although it was fattier than preferred. It came with four or five small mushrooms, a tasty addition, although there weren’t nearly enough and seemed like they were thrown on as an afterthought.
The Jesse’s Special looked like a mountain of finely shredded lettuce. There was a large piece of meat completely buried by toppings, but maybe they could cut back on the pile of lettuce.
Our group had three suggestions for improving this “special.” Use less lettuce. Use fresher, greener lettuce leaves. Use significantly more dressing so the entree is not so dry.
All three of us were satisfied with our meal. The food was good enough but not outstanding, the service was good on a busy Sunday.
At Jesse’s, you know what you’re going to get: a solid meal every time.

10. Portillo's

1748 W Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511-4810 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 813-210-8190
Excellent
45%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 397 reviews

Portillo's

Reviewed By G2583GJnancyb - United States

We have ate here twice. Both times, enjoying one of their delicious milk shakes. Our daughter loves their soup and salad, our son their hotdogs. I prefer the Italian menu, having cheese ravioli both times. I can't complain about the service, as it basically is self-serve. Both times someone has stopped at our table and asked how our food was. It is a very casual, family friendly place.

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