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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

17 Reviews
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Store

2616 S MacDill Ave
Tampa, Florida, 33629-7220
United States

(813) 831-7000 | map
datzdeli.com

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Added by Paratrooper321 on 03-09-2009

PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
44
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
8.1%
 
 
Taps:
29
Bottles/Cans:
13
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 44
Reviews by Hessel24:
Photo of Hessel24
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Was not sure what to expect when i went in the door, this was not your run of the mill place. The area was small and chopped up but the there was an Upscale atmosphere. 20 or so unique beers on tap. and a large beer and wine list. You can find the bottled beer and wine menu on line. Those who accompanied me were disappointed to find that there was no bud light lime or corona on tap or bottle! The bar tender let them try a few on tap till they found something they liked. The menu was another surprise New york city style sandwiches and gourmet desserts including home made gelato! The guacamole was homemade and so were the potato chips - which were sprinkled with salt and cinnamon. All in all unique and impressive!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of HeartofMiami
3.84/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Dave_Treat
4.19/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of rspauldi
3.86/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of valrxman
3.64/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Best place for a huge meal and great beer. Foodie and family friendly. Worth a visit. I'll be back.
Cheers

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Photo of M_chav
3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of dwagner003
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of sd123
4.01/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of JaredSammy
4/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of BMMillsy
3.91/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Stopped in for lunch and a beer. Nice menu full of unique comfort food, solid tap list. Service left something to be desired. Not awful, but just not attentive at all and very slow with most everything. The beer I had was either terrible or old, so not sure if it was their tap lines or the beer. Anyway, definitely worth a stop in, as the food menu is very nice.

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Photo of halo3one
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of SixThousandDollars
2.26/5  rDev -47.7%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.25 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2.25 | food: 3.75

Extra parking around the corner was a nice touch being in Florida, and the building looks inviting enough. It is attached to their sister bakery called Dough. Right there on their sign is a quick word about Tampa Bay Beer Week specials (*-*) and I'm walking in the door. We were quickly seated upon entering and the interior has plenty to catch your eye. Upstairs was stuffy to say the least.

Enter our server, younger guy, nice enough. We ask about the list and he states it changes all the time and he has a hard time keeping up with it. No big deal. We just ask him to take his time check out the list with a bartender and grab some waters. I know I want CCB Nitro Cafe con Leche so I order that as well as the monkey bread since it seems to be a fan favorite (yeah I probably have the beetus now). The menu is color printed and newsprint and is quirky and fun like everything else. 16oz pours of almost anything including w00t Stout 2.0 for about $8.

He comes back with waters and asks what everyone wants to drink... again with no list. Maybe hes already asked too many questions of the bar that day and is scared for his life; I try to empathize, restaurant life. The remaining three of my group order and my buddy and I head downstairs to check out for ourselves.

Bartenders were happy to pour samples, but only knew as much as their menu stated. Nothing too crazy for a Beer Week taplist, save for a few Stone tap takeover beers it seemed. No Florida craft heavy hitters which was a little disappointing.

I got some beef brisket tacos which were great, other people got sandwiches which they seemed be at least satisfied with. The sweat box that the upstairs had become as the restaurant started filling for dinner service was a little much for us, so we headed out.

A bit tacky, but they seem to have something for families and locals. Don't expect an insane beer bar/restaurant like I did.

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Photo of Roze
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of markgugs
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Datz is an interesting place that combines a casual but semi-upscale feel with some outdoor seating, dimly lit cozy bar areas inside, and deli-market. I've never been to anyplace quite like it, although I've been to plenty of places that have one or more aspects of what they've got going on. And they do it quite well, so I'd certainly recommend it as a stop. It's not far off of Dale Mabry to the south, and if you follow that north there are plenty of other stops to buy beer as well (Trader Joe's @ Swann St., an ABC to the east on Kennedy, Total Wine & More and Whole Foods @ I-275, and even more if you just keep going north). The food is quite good, but at the very least stop in and have a beer and take a look.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.68/5  rDev +8.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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Datz in Tampa, FL
4.32 out of 5 based on 44 ratings.
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