Whether you watch these shows or not, it’s still pretty cool that local restaurants get national recognition. There have been a lot of Tampa Bay area restaurants featured on the Food Network. From shows like “Diners, Drive-In’s, and Dives,” to “Man vs Food,” and “America’s Best.” These are are just some of the shows that have featured local restaurants on the national level. TVfoodmaps.com as a whole list of 35 places in the Tampa Bay area that have been on the Food Network. Some of the places are closed now, so we only included the top 15 places.

Being in a melting pot of cultures in Florida means we have so many culinary options to choose from. The food scene in Tampa Bay has always been a focal point in visiting the city. A lot of these places mostly have American food, but you’ll find great and authentic Caribbean, Indian, and Greek spots in the list. The Food Network loves to come to the Sunshine State to find hidden gems. TV Food Maps has a list of 292 places that have had a feature on a show. But we’re only interested in the ones that are a quick drive away from home.

Here are 15 Tampa Bay area restaurants that were on the Food Network

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