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Mr. Dunderbak's

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94
outstanding

48 Reviews
Reviews: 48
Visits: 66
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: n/a
Taps: 55
Bottles: 400
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

14929 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Tampa, Florida, 33613-2860
United States
phone: (813) 977-4104

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Reviews: 48 | Visits: 66
Reviews by jenbys2001:
Photo of jenbys2001
4.78/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

When I was younger I went to Mr Dunderbak's a few times back in my hometown Daytona Beach, but it was before I was of age so I didn't remember it very well. After a vacation in Germany I brought my husband here for a really nice afternoon of beer and German food. He grew up in Germany so he is a discerning judge of German restaurants. We both really enjoyed the atmosphere, it's very similar to a lot of the little pubs in Nuremberg. The beer selection was great, we ordered St. Bernardus Abt 12 on tap- which was served in a goblet.

Beyond the beer menu, we got a kick out of the selection of German food and candy available there. It tickled me to see Milka chocolate, Mezzo Mix and Kinder eggs on the shelf. It's also a nice place to pick up a mixed six pack. Someone recently told me they have a recipe book for home brewers which I'll have to check out one of these days. My only "complaint" was the food is not as authentically German, as other places I've been to in the US. I felt it represented an American idea of what German food is, but with that said, our meal was still very tasty. So if you're more interested in beer this is a great location. However, if you live in Tampa and want some true German cuisine I highly recommend Schnitzelhaus on Waters Ave. (1,274 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of suckaj
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of thestoutmaster
4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of DUNDERBAK
5/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

500 bottled beers, 52 drafts both local and international. an aged bottle selection of over 50 beers including Cantillion. The oldest beer bar in Tampa, over 40 years. (178 characters)

Photo of matt23j
4.09/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Jfishe13313
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Wide selection, great german dishes. (36 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of mogburn1317
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Comstock
4.26/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Loved this place. Lots of great beer to try. Didn't try the food just drank and got some bottles to go of stuff I couldn't find at stores. Bottles are pretty unorganized and the tap menu cycles slowly with ads in between, but the staff is super helpful and will take the time to let you sample the taps or even scour through the bottles. (337 characters)

Photo of SDean82
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Ravenacht
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of socon67
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

A - Came here on a Tuesday evening. Looks like a German beer hall. Overall the place has a lively atmosphere and is pleasant. I did find the place a little dirty and the seating is quite cramped.

Serv - All selections on a printed menu and a digital board. Proper glassware used. Server knew about the beer, but I could do without hearing everything our group ordered was "a great choice".

Sel - Good mix of imports and domestic with a few locals. I went with St. Somewhere Caroline and Duchesse De Bourgogne.

Food - The authentic German food was really good. Our group was happy with everything. Jagerschnitzel was tasty.

Value - I found the prices consistent with craft pours in the area.

This was a restaurant that has a great beer selection. I would come back if I ever find myself in Tampa. (804 characters)

Photo of ZogStarlene
3.65/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

I have a hard time rating this place. I will NOT stay at Dunderbak when they have that awful - truly dreadful - accordion player. If you go there and you hear even one chord of accordion let me give you some advise - leave immediately. You don't even want one beer as the most awful music will drill into your brain no matter how much you try to avoid listening.

When the accordion player is not there then I really like hanging out here. The staff are all very knowledgeable about the beers on tap. I find all the help to be quite friendly and you get a very good vibe from them. The beer selection is very heavy German lagers and sours which you would expect from a German food restaurant. I like American craft IPA's and my only fault is the selection is usually scant here - 2 or 3 and beers you've undoubtedly drunk before.

The food is really quite tasty. We've eaten here a lot of times and can truly say we haven't had a bad meal experience. The food quality and value for the money is quite good.

If they'd just lose the damn accordion player this would be a 5 (1,071 characters)

Photo of Lare453
3.78/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A old world German bier haus. Very cluttered...

Q good beer, good food

S service is mediocre... They don't know what's in bottles and the draft list is never up to date

S a lot of beer, but they don't know what they have...

F good food. Authentic German.

V not too costly. A fair price.

The place is ok. But what a pain in the ass. It's so cluttered I feel like I'm in my grandmothers front room with all the nickknacks... The beer is in no order, the coolers are a mess. The paper draft list is never right... (516 characters)

Photo of gjoker321
5/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I started going to Dunder's when I was in college at the nearby USF and have been hooked since. They have an amazing restaurant with decorations that tend to lend itself to the eclectic. Their beer list always has something I haven't had before (which is getting harder and harder to find!). Their beers are all reasonably priced for the quality and are quick with the samples. The bottle room is a little on the pricey side if you are going to drink it in house but the 15% off to go makes it well within reason. Another note on the bottle room, it is some what organized lending the determined shopper to find hidden gems (a six pack of '07 barleycorn last time I went). They also get a lot of the nearby CCB gems I don't see other places. Great food (I recommend the huge sandwiches) and even have a nice vegeatarian menu for us 'too manly for meat' guys. (858 characters)

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Mr. Dunderbak's in Tampa, FL
94 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.