Whiskey Joes

★★★☆☆
  • 7720 W Courtney Campbell Causeway

    Tampa, FL 33607

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  • 813-281-0407

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Great location, mediocre food. This place has a chain, catering type smell when you enter. However, it is predictable with menu items every one is familiar with. It is a safe bet for visiting family or friends that don't want adventurous dining. Moderate prices and a really nice view.

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★★★☆☆

Great location, mediocre food. This place has a chain, catering type smell when you enter. However, it is predictable with menu items every one is familiar with. It is a safe bet for visiting family or friends that don't want adventurous dining. Moderate prices and a really nice view.

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This is a great place to come and watch the big game on Sunday. They have 14 flat screen tv's in and around the bar area. They have lounge chairs and love seats through out the bar area that are very comfortable. The drink specials for happy hour ( 5pm-7pm and 9pm-11pm) can't be beat. The food is great and the service is very friendly. This will truely be a Steeler headquarters for the big game.

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★★★★★

This is a great place to come and watch the big game on Sunday. They have 14 flat screen tv's in and around the bar area. They have lounge chairs and love seats through out the bar area that are very comfortable. The drink specials for happy hour ( 5pm-7pm and 9pm-11pm) can't be beat. The food is great and the service is very friendly. This will truely be a Steeler headquarters for the big game.

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we went to the castaway for a Valentine's Day dinner and it was wonderful. We sat at a table by the water. The whole waterside edge of the restaurant is floor to ceiling glass so you can get an awesome view. The food was delicious and the service was great. Not too expensive for fresh seafood and great, easy to get to location. yummy!

5
★★★★★

we went to the castaway for a Valentine's Day dinner and it was wonderful. We sat at a table by the water. The whole waterside edge of the restaurant is floor to ceiling glass so you can get an awesome view. The food was delicious and the service was great. Not too expensive for fresh seafood and great, easy to get to location. yummy!

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I went to the Castaway last Saturday night because Bahama Breeze was so crowded, and Im tired of getting bad service there. I was surprised to read so many bad reviews on the Cataway, after everything being so perfect. My husband and I had a few drinks at the bar which were the best margaritas either of us have ever had. They used freshly squeezed lime juice, which were just like the ones we had on our hunnymoon in Mexico. The bartenders were very friendly and made us feel very at home. The sevice was on point from beginning to end. My husband had 2 huge lobster tails which was a great price at 55 dollars. I had a seafood collage wich was a quite tasty dish. The server, London, enticed us into splitting a homemade tiramisu, it was as great as the evening. We have decided to make it our new Satuday date night getaway. The only thing that was bad about the evening was the large black woman outside on the beach right infront of our window rolling around in the sand while some guy was taking pictures of her. Luckily they left before dinner arrived. Next time we will request one of the private booths in London's section

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★★★★☆

I went to the Castaway last Saturday night because Bahama Breeze was so crowded, and Im tired of getting bad service there. I was surprised to read so many bad reviews on the Cataway, after everything being so perfect. My husband and I had a few drinks at the bar which were the best margaritas either of us have ever had. They used freshly squeezed lime juice, which were just like the ones we had on our hunnymoon in Mexico. The bartenders were very friendly and made us feel very at home. The sevice was on point from beginning to end. My husband had 2 huge lobster tails which was a great price at 55 dollars. I had a seafood collage wich was a quite tasty dish. The server, London, enticed us into splitting a homemade tiramisu, it was as great as the evening. We have decided to make it our new Satuday date night getaway. The only thing that was bad about the evening was the large black woman outside on the beach right infront of our window rolling around in the sand while some guy was taking pictures of her. Luckily they left before dinner arrived. Next time we will request one of the private booths in London's section

Pros: Best View in Tampa, MUST SEE!!!

Cons: The photo shoot on the beach

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My fiance and I don't get out very often, so when we do we try to treat ourselves. For a change, we tried The Castaway after driving by and seeing the view. What can I say other than this was probably the best meal we have ever had! Beginning with the most delicious margarita made by "martha", right down to the fabulous sunset I've heard about but never seen. Greeted promptly upon entering, given a romantic booth after cocktails at the bar, service with a smile. But the food was what impressed me the most. I am a bit of a woos when it comes to fish, cant stand fishy fish. The grouper tasted like it came straight from heaven, fresh and prepared to perfection with a heaping mound of steaming potatoes. My fiance's filet was fat and grilled to an exact medium rare. The fishtanks were awesome! My server "Naja" never missed a beat, and made us feel at home with a great smile. This has become our new place to visit when we find an escape out of the house!

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★★★★★

My fiance and I don't get out very often, so when we do we try to treat ourselves. For a change, we tried The Castaway after driving by and seeing the view. What can I say other than this was probably the best meal we have ever had! Beginning with the most delicious margarita made by "martha", right down to the fabulous sunset I've heard about but never seen. Greeted promptly upon entering, given a romantic booth after cocktails at the bar, service with a smile. But the food was what impressed me the most. I am a bit of a woos when it comes to fish, cant stand fishy fish. The grouper tasted like it came straight from heaven, fresh and prepared to perfection with a heaping mound of steaming potatoes. My fiance's filet was fat and grilled to an exact medium rare. The fishtanks were awesome! My server "Naja" never missed a beat, and made us feel at home with a great smile. This has become our new place to visit when we find an escape out of the house!

Pros: Expertice w/ seafood, freindly servers

Cons: Need one next door to my house!

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I was a loyal guest of the Castaways for many years. As of 2004, the place has gone into a downward spiral and I'm not surprised the restaurant is now on dirty dining. Check it out on ABC Action News...Tampa, Fl. My last experience my server, Adele, was clueless. She took up to 10 minutes to come to my table and then ignored me the rest of evening, until the bill arrived. The food, the service, the price, the atmosphere, and the smell of the bathrooms just baffle me. Just stay away, from this restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was a loyal guest of the Castaways for many years. As of 2004, the place has gone into a downward spiral and I'm not surprised the restaurant is now on dirty dining. Check it out on ABC Action News...Tampa, Fl. My last experience my server, Adele, was clueless. She took up to 10 minutes to come to my table and then ignored me the rest of evening, until the bill arrived. The food, the service, the price, the atmosphere, and the smell of the bathrooms just baffle me. Just stay away, from this restaurant.

Pros: Can't think of any

Cons: Too many to list

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Horrible food and service. I will never go back. My two year old would cook better than this. I guess i will just go to burger king the next time i want microwaved food!

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★☆☆☆☆

Horrible food and service. I will never go back. My two year old would cook better than this. I guess i will just go to burger king the next time i want microwaved food!

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I love to go out almost every Sunday for brunch all around Tampa Bay, this is by far my favorite! The views are the best, the variety of food amazing and it has the highest quality! With one of the best priced Brunch in all of Tampa Bay. They have made to order Pasta, Omelets, Banana's Foster, Cherries Jubilee, a huge chocolate fountain, Sushi, Seafood bar with all sorts of crab legs, mussels, shrimp, oysters and crawfish, and that's just the beginning. What ever your craving is I am sure they have it, if not just ask, most times I have gotten it. Oh yea, did I mention the Champagne and Mimosa's? So if you are looking to save a buck but still whant all the bells and whistles then check out Castaways.

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★★★★☆

I love to go out almost every Sunday for brunch all around Tampa Bay, this is by far my favorite! The views are the best, the variety of food amazing and it has the highest quality! With one of the best priced Brunch in all of Tampa Bay. They have made to order Pasta, Omelets, Banana's Foster, Cherries Jubilee, a huge chocolate fountain, Sushi, Seafood bar with all sorts of crab legs, mussels, shrimp, oysters and crawfish, and that's just the beginning. What ever your craving is I am sure they have it, if not just ask, most times I have gotten it. Oh yea, did I mention the Champagne and Mimosa's? So if you are looking to save a buck but still whant all the bells and whistles then check out Castaways.

Pros: Great Brunch, Great Food, Great views, Resonable Price

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This had to be the worse restaurant I have ever been to. First it took thirty minutes to be greeted and than the server fogot are drinks until we recieved our very over cooked food. Everything was burnt and the mash potatoes were crusty and cold. If I want to eat reheats I would have stayed home and ate leftovers because that was exactly what this food tasted like. Two were good enough for me! My wife could not even cut her steak with ease it was so dry and overcooked. Thanks to the management I almost got in to a fight because he wanted to argue with me.

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★☆☆☆☆

This had to be the worse restaurant I have ever been to. First it took thirty minutes to be greeted and than the server fogot are drinks until we recieved our very over cooked food. Everything was burnt and the mash potatoes were crusty and cold. If I want to eat reheats I would have stayed home and ate leftovers because that was exactly what this food tasted like. Two were good enough for me! My wife could not even cut her steak with ease it was so dry and overcooked. Thanks to the management I almost got in to a fight because he wanted to argue with me.

Pros: there are other restaurants around there to go too

Cons: no experiese anywhere

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Made reservations a month in advance, talked to the event manager and made arrangements for fifty people before prom. Got to the restaurant at scheduled time and they said they had no record of our reservation. We had to eat fast food for our senior prom!! Would never recommend or go there again! Completely unacceptable for such a special night. :(

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★☆☆☆☆

Made reservations a month in advance, talked to the event manager and made arrangements for fifty people before prom. Got to the restaurant at scheduled time and they said they had no record of our reservation. We had to eat fast food for our senior prom!! Would never recommend or go there again! Completely unacceptable for such a special night. :(

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: Everything.

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The only reason I will ever go back to Castaways is because of Super Dan. He was the most informative waiter I have ever had in any restaurant. I am a 54 year old woman, and I eat out a lot. The food at Castaways is ok, but Super Dan completely made my entire experience there. If you should ever go to Castaways ask to sit in Super Dan's section, you will not receive any kind of better service ever. I went to Castaways a few other times, and had mediocre service.

I strongly suggest this restaurant, but make sure to ask for Super Dan! He sure is super!

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★★★★★

The only reason I will ever go back to Castaways is because of Super Dan. He was the most informative waiter I have ever had in any restaurant. I am a 54 year old woman, and I eat out a lot. The food at Castaways is ok, but Super Dan completely made my entire experience there. If you should ever go to Castaways ask to sit in Super Dan's section, you will not receive any kind of better service ever. I went to Castaways a few other times, and had mediocre service.

I strongly suggest this restaurant, but make sure to ask for Super Dan! He sure is super!

Pros: Super Dan

Cons: Not having Super Dan as your waiter.

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The food was equsite. I ordered the Mahi with Chili Tie pepper and it was the best fish Ive ever had. Our server, appropriately named "super dan" was very knowledgable, friendly and efficient. customers in tables nearby were complaining so I guess they should sit at one of super dan's tables next time! my wife and I deffinitely reccomend this place over and over!

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★★★★★

The food was equsite. I ordered the Mahi with Chili Tie pepper and it was the best fish Ive ever had. Our server, appropriately named "super dan" was very knowledgable, friendly and efficient. customers in tables nearby were complaining so I guess they should sit at one of super dan's tables next time! my wife and I deffinitely reccomend this place over and over!

Pros: Service!

Cons: no valet for a tight parking lot

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We drove by and decided to check it out just because; we liked the atmosphere and decided to get appetizers and a couple of drinks. However when asking for the check the young man wanted us to have lunch and we declined then the waiter went on about well one day we might be able to afford the place. We were planning o returning however we will never and I hope you don?t either

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★☆☆☆☆

We drove by and decided to check it out just because; we liked the atmosphere and decided to get appetizers and a couple of drinks. However when asking for the check the young man wanted us to have lunch and we declined then the waiter went on about well one day we might be able to afford the place. We were planning o returning however we will never and I hope you don?t either

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I don't know what happened to this place but I will never go back!! I have always came in for there wonderful fresh fish but the last two times I went in the fish has not tasted right. My last time was April third and i ordered snapper and recieved grouper the server wanted to argue with me about it so a manager came to talk to me and told me I did not know what I was talking about and that I could take my business else where! I was completely upset and I am also a chef and have been cooking for almost thirty years now! Don't waste your time or money there its a rip off!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I don't know what happened to this place but I will never go back!! I have always came in for there wonderful fresh fish but the last two times I went in the fish has not tasted right. My last time was April third and i ordered snapper and recieved grouper the server wanted to argue with me about it so a manager came to talk to me and told me I did not know what I was talking about and that I could take my business else where! I was completely upset and I am also a chef and have been cooking for almost thirty years now! Don't waste your time or money there its a rip off!!!!!

Pros: should have kept the young female chef from last year, I copied some of her recipes!

Cons: Fresh fish does not mean caught last week!

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What a great view but I will never go back. It took our server thirty minutes for drinks another twenty to take our order and then I went on the deck to smoke and found out he was fishing. No tip for him! Then when we ordered everything we wanted they were out of. Finally when we got to eat my salmon was blacken not grilled and our mash potatoes were ice cold. The management gave us free dessert and it was stale. I asked to speak to the chef and all he had to say is that he is too busy to watch everything! Now what kind of chef is that!

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★☆☆☆☆

What a great view but I will never go back. It took our server thirty minutes for drinks another twenty to take our order and then I went on the deck to smoke and found out he was fishing. No tip for him! Then when we ordered everything we wanted they were out of. Finally when we got to eat my salmon was blacken not grilled and our mash potatoes were ice cold. The management gave us free dessert and it was stale. I asked to speak to the chef and all he had to say is that he is too busy to watch everything! Now what kind of chef is that!

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I don't consider myself to be a food snob by any means. I'm fairly new to Tampa and wanted to take the girlfriend out for a nice V-day dinner. The reviews scared me, but the nice view seemed to be a good selling point. How wrong I was. The place looked like a Red Lobster or Captain Dee's with white table cloths. Seriously, it was a crab shack and the supposed nice view didn't make up for the horrible service or food. The waiter NEVER got our drink order, I had to ask him. The entrees arrived before the salad. And the food was NOT good...and I like everything. I was quite embarrassed for taking my date there. The $110 bucks I dropped (no alcohol mind you) was waaay not worth it. They should've paid me to eat there! Oh and the table next to us had the same waiter and they actually walked up to him and told him how bad he was (I won't use their exact words!)

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★☆☆☆☆

I don't consider myself to be a food snob by any means. I'm fairly new to Tampa and wanted to take the girlfriend out for a nice V-day dinner. The reviews scared me, but the nice view seemed to be a good selling point. How wrong I was. The place looked like a Red Lobster or Captain Dee's with white table cloths. Seriously, it was a crab shack and the supposed nice view didn't make up for the horrible service or food. The waiter NEVER got our drink order, I had to ask him. The entrees arrived before the salad. And the food was NOT good...and I like everything. I was quite embarrassed for taking my date there. The $110 bucks I dropped (no alcohol mind you) was waaay not worth it. They should've paid me to eat there! Oh and the table next to us had the same waiter and they actually walked up to him and told him how bad he was (I won't use their exact words!)

Pros: Nice view if you're on the patio.

Cons: Horrible service, and food. Not worth the price. Inside looks like a bad 80's beach movie.

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The worst restaurant ever, managers are horrible , kitchen was a mess dininng room dirty , i waited almost 45 minuts for a chicken sandwich , when camron the general manager talked to me his closed was dirty he looked like a mess thats not the way to dress to a restaurant recomend u to go to another restaurant

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★☆☆☆☆

The worst restaurant ever, managers are horrible , kitchen was a mess dininng room dirty , i waited almost 45 minuts for a chicken sandwich , when camron the general manager talked to me his closed was dirty he looked like a mess thats not the way to dress to a restaurant recomend u to go to another restaurant

Pros: noting

Cons: everything

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Arrived on friday at 1:30. Not busy but they say a bus just left. Had to wait 20 minutes to be seated on the patio. We could see many open tables. Service so so. Food okay. I had the grouper sandwich. Bread very dry, fish about the same. My wife had the crab salad and that was pretty good. Great view but the service and food do not live up to the view.

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★☆☆☆☆

Arrived on friday at 1:30. Not busy but they say a bus just left. Had to wait 20 minutes to be seated on the patio. We could see many open tables. Service so so. Food okay. I had the grouper sandwich. Bread very dry, fish about the same. My wife had the crab salad and that was pretty good. Great view but the service and food do not live up to the view.

Pros: View

Cons: Service and food

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Wow! What a turn around! I came here a year ago and things where not good, glad to see the changes! Great server and food too boot! The Combo platter was great for our group. The fresh fish was fantastic and so was my wife's steak. Not a hugh wine list but still several good bottles and all by the glass. I don't go buch for the frozen drinks but my friends wife loved the Margerhita. If you haven't been in a while deffently go again!

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★★★★★

Wow! What a turn around! I came here a year ago and things where not good, glad to see the changes! Great server and food too boot! The Combo platter was great for our group. The fresh fish was fantastic and so was my wife's steak. Not a hugh wine list but still several good bottles and all by the glass. I don't go buch for the frozen drinks but my friends wife loved the Margerhita. If you haven't been in a while deffently go again!

Pros: Great food, drinks, view, price and very romantic

Cons: could use new carpet

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I have visited this restuarant twice. The service is beyond the worst I have ever recieved but the food is shortly behind it. I have waited ten minutes to be sat and then waited another 15 for a member of the staff to get a drink order. Then I have sat and waited 45 minutes for a burger. The service here is terrible. The staff stand around talking and cursing with in ear range. The food is just as bad. This is suppose to be a seafood restaurant but there is hardly a nice seafood dinner on here. The Sunday brunch has a nice set up but he price and the food do not match. The food is bland and almost always luke warm. Also I have come to find out, the mimosas they server are non-alcoholic. The place looks run down and continues to be one of the biggest disappointments for a nice location. So if you are looking for a view and a good meal, I do not suggest going to The Castaway. If you have family you want to impress, I would not make your reservation here. Five years ago, this was a great place, today it is no place to remember!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have visited this restuarant twice. The service is beyond the worst I have ever recieved but the food is shortly behind it. I have waited ten minutes to be sat and then waited another 15 for a member of the staff to get a drink order. Then I have sat and waited 45 minutes for a burger. The service here is terrible. The staff stand around talking and cursing with in ear range. The food is just as bad. This is suppose to be a seafood restaurant but there is hardly a nice seafood dinner on here. The Sunday brunch has a nice set up but he price and the food do not match. The food is bland and almost always luke warm. Also I have come to find out, the mimosas they server are non-alcoholic. The place looks run down and continues to be one of the biggest disappointments for a nice location. So if you are looking for a view and a good meal, I do not suggest going to The Castaway. If you have family you want to impress, I would not make your reservation here. Five years ago, this was a great place, today it is no place to remember!

Pros: View

Cons: Everything else

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SAT FOR OVER 10 MINUTES BEFORE A WAITER CAME TO TABLE.....APETIZER DID NOT COME AS ORDERED AND WAS GOING TO BE CHARGED FOR XTRA..SAUCE ORDERED FOR GROUPER WAS NOT ON FOOD AND ASPARAGUS WAS BURNT...SAUCE WAS $6 XTRA AND THE MANAGER ONLY SHRUGGED HIS SHOULDERS AND SAID HE WOULD TAKE THE $6 OFF BILL...DID NOT EVEN OFFER TO BRING A CUP OF THE SAUCE OUT......

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★☆☆☆☆

SAT FOR OVER 10 MINUTES BEFORE A WAITER CAME TO TABLE.....APETIZER DID NOT COME AS ORDERED AND WAS GOING TO BE CHARGED FOR XTRA..SAUCE ORDERED FOR GROUPER WAS NOT ON FOOD AND ASPARAGUS WAS BURNT...SAUCE WAS $6 XTRA AND THE MANAGER ONLY SHRUGGED HIS SHOULDERS AND SAID HE WOULD TAKE THE $6 OFF BILL...DID NOT EVEN OFFER TO BRING A CUP OF THE SAUCE OUT......

Pros: AMBIENCE , ROMANTIC

Cons: SERVICE AND FOOD

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We have been to Castaway's many times and have never been disappointed. Their Sunday Brunch is the best we have seen in years, and we have frequented resteraunts all over the world. The only comparison was in St. Thomas at the Windham Sugar Bay Resort.

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★★★★★

We have been to Castaway's many times and have never been disappointed. Their Sunday Brunch is the best we have seen in years, and we have frequented resteraunts all over the world. The only comparison was in St. Thomas at the Windham Sugar Bay Resort.

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Wanting to provide a great meal on the bay for an out-of-town friend I took her here. It was a horrible evening! It was an HOUR before seeing a server, even after mentioning this to the server working at the table next us. We ended up getting our appetizers and drinks from the bar whilst still waiting for a server. Once it was realized we hadn't been served yet, the hostess came to take our order as no one else had. After the order was placed we still continued to get our drinks from the bar - still lacking a server - and bussing our own table. Once we spoke with the manager and explained to him our unhappiness with the service of the restaurant, he shrugged, said it was "out of season" and had many inexcusable excuses, once he left our talbe he moved on to the next one. Once a server had finally come we still continued to receive horrible service. This was BY FAR the worst dining experience I have ever had. The food is excellent but it may take a while for you to receive it, if at all. If you are looking for a nice bayside restaurant in the Bay Area, I would stay away from Castaway!

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★☆☆☆☆

Wanting to provide a great meal on the bay for an out-of-town friend I took her here. It was a horrible evening! It was an HOUR before seeing a server, even after mentioning this to the server working at the table next us. We ended up getting our appetizers and drinks from the bar whilst still waiting for a server. Once it was realized we hadn't been served yet, the hostess came to take our order as no one else had. After the order was placed we still continued to get our drinks from the bar - still lacking a server - and bussing our own table. Once we spoke with the manager and explained to him our unhappiness with the service of the restaurant, he shrugged, said it was "out of season" and had many inexcusable excuses, once he left our talbe he moved on to the next one. Once a server had finally come we still continued to receive horrible service. This was BY FAR the worst dining experience I have ever had. The food is excellent but it may take a while for you to receive it, if at all. If you are looking for a nice bayside restaurant in the Bay Area, I would stay away from Castaway!

Pros: Scenery

Cons: Horrible Service

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I had read the bad reviews on this site, prior to going to this restaurant, but decided to try it anyway. I am so glad I did. Not only was the view spectacular, but my server was wonderful. She suggested one of the evenings features also the crabcakes. My husband and i took her suggestion and we are so glad we did. The food and dessert were great, but the service was even better. I will be going back and I will ask for the same server everytime!

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★★★★★

I had read the bad reviews on this site, prior to going to this restaurant, but decided to try it anyway. I am so glad I did. Not only was the view spectacular, but my server was wonderful. She suggested one of the evenings features also the crabcakes. My husband and i took her suggestion and we are so glad we did. The food and dessert were great, but the service was even better. I will be going back and I will ask for the same server everytime!

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I looked forward to having Mother's Day dinner with my children at this particular restaurant which had been so highly recommended. We had made reservations weeks in advance. My daughter was meeting us there. My son and I were shown to a table on the water (great view). When my daughter arrived, she was shown to an inside table. Despite alerting the hostess and several waiters that we were waiting for each other, no one on the staff bothered to make sure that we were seated together. There was no reservation list to let us know who had come or gone. It was totally disorganized. We all ended up leaving without finding each other or ever getting to eat. It ruined the holiday for the whole family. This kind of inepitude is inexcusable. We will not be back. There are plenty of other restaurants with nice water views.

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★★☆☆☆

I looked forward to having Mother's Day dinner with my children at this particular restaurant which had been so highly recommended. We had made reservations weeks in advance. My daughter was meeting us there. My son and I were shown to a table on the water (great view). When my daughter arrived, she was shown to an inside table. Despite alerting the hostess and several waiters that we were waiting for each other, no one on the staff bothered to make sure that we were seated together. There was no reservation list to let us know who had come or gone. It was totally disorganized. We all ended up leaving without finding each other or ever getting to eat. It ruined the holiday for the whole family. This kind of inepitude is inexcusable. We will not be back. There are plenty of other restaurants with nice water views.

Pros: nice view on the wate

Cons: disorganized service, tight parking

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My husband and I have been eating at the Castaway for years. Whenever we are in town to catch the Phillie's Spring Training games - we make sure to make a stop at this restaurant. We waited 15 minutes to be seated - the restaurant was 90% empty at the time, our waitress never told us the kitchen ran out of baked potatoes and brought vegetables without asking and the filet was undercooked. In asking the waitress to have the chef cook it a little longer - she brought us out rubber. It was a terrible experience. My husband didn't eat any of his meal - yet the waitress never asked if there was a problem and charged us full price for everything. I have never waited tables before - but even I know that if my customer doesn't eat his meal - there must be a problem with it!!

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★★★★☆

My husband and I have been eating at the Castaway for years. Whenever we are in town to catch the Phillie's Spring Training games - we make sure to make a stop at this restaurant. We waited 15 minutes to be seated - the restaurant was 90% empty at the time, our waitress never told us the kitchen ran out of baked potatoes and brought vegetables without asking and the filet was undercooked. In asking the waitress to have the chef cook it a little longer - she brought us out rubber. It was a terrible experience. My husband didn't eat any of his meal - yet the waitress never asked if there was a problem and charged us full price for everything. I have never waited tables before - but even I know that if my customer doesn't eat his meal - there must be a problem with it!!

Pros: decor, scenery

Cons: food, service

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The food & service at this restaurant are pitiful. Waiting 1 ½ hours to receive over cooked and over priced food is absurd, followed by wait staff that says the kitchen is having a bad night, followed by a manager that does not care. $25.00 for a New York Strip steak that was so overcooked. Shrimp, Scallops, Lobster all overcooked without an apology or even an offer to replace. We spoke to four or five other tables everyone had the same complaint lousy service, lousy food.

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★☆☆☆☆

The food & service at this restaurant are pitiful. Waiting 1 ½ hours to receive over cooked and over priced food is absurd, followed by wait staff that says the kitchen is having a bad night, followed by a manager that does not care. $25.00 for a New York Strip steak that was so overcooked. Shrimp, Scallops, Lobster all overcooked without an apology or even an offer to replace. We spoke to four or five other tables everyone had the same complaint lousy service, lousy food.

Pros: Great View, Valet Parking

Cons: Food, Staff, Management

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Tried it on V-day. We got a 10 pm reservation. Got there in time but were told that they're half hour behind. There were many couples waiting before us. After twenty minutes or so, they started calling (or yelling) out the names, rudely. When the waiter knew we were just gonna order dessert (not our fault they couldn't get us an earlier appointment), she made a comment that it's ok but with loud and different tone. She didn't take the order right the first time and it took her forever to bring them. Everything in that restaurant needs a big overhaul, from the carpet, the decoration, even the wait staffs. Surprisingly, they charge too much. I don't know if it's because of V-day but my husband said it's always been like that. I'm so glad we didn't have dinner there. Otherwise it would have really ruined our valentine's night.

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★☆☆☆☆

Tried it on V-day. We got a 10 pm reservation. Got there in time but were told that they're half hour behind. There were many couples waiting before us. After twenty minutes or so, they started calling (or yelling) out the names, rudely. When the waiter knew we were just gonna order dessert (not our fault they couldn't get us an earlier appointment), she made a comment that it's ok but with loud and different tone. She didn't take the order right the first time and it took her forever to bring them. Everything in that restaurant needs a big overhaul, from the carpet, the decoration, even the wait staffs. Surprisingly, they charge too much. I don't know if it's because of V-day but my husband said it's always been like that. I'm so glad we didn't have dinner there. Otherwise it would have really ruined our valentine's night.

Pros: View to the beach

Cons: Rude staff, Bad environment, Over pricey

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We ducked into this restaurant on a whim & were glad we did! We were seated by a window by the water and heard "Good luck! Yesterday we saw dolphins out there & it doesn't happen often but today maybe you'll be lucky too!" While waiting for our food we saw fish, seagulls, pelicans & a stingray swimming in clear view! A blast! To top it off, just to the side of my vision I thought I saw something move in the water but when I glanced over... nothing! Then it happened again & to our delight dolphins broke water & showed off for all to see! The food & drinks were #1 & the sea life was icing on the cake! Prices reasonable & servings hefty! We've gone back & didn't see dolphins but the food, drinks & service were just as good! Great place to take out-of-towners!!

2
★★★★★

We ducked into this restaurant on a whim & were glad we did! We were seated by a window by the water and heard "Good luck! Yesterday we saw dolphins out there & it doesn't happen often but today maybe you'll be lucky too!" While waiting for our food we saw fish, seagulls, pelicans & a stingray swimming in clear view! A blast! To top it off, just to the side of my vision I thought I saw something move in the water but when I glanced over... nothing! Then it happened again & to our delight dolphins broke water & showed off for all to see! The food & drinks were #1 & the sea life was icing on the cake! Prices reasonable & servings hefty! We've gone back & didn't see dolphins but the food, drinks & service were just as good! Great place to take out-of-towners!!

Pros: The View, The Food, The Staff

Cons: None!

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I have come to this restaurant over the past 3 years numerous times, and have had a great experience every time. The view is amazing, the service and food is always great. You never have to wait long for food or drinks, and the staff is always very cordial. I would recommend this place to everyone!!!

2
★★★★★

I have come to this restaurant over the past 3 years numerous times, and have had a great experience every time. The view is amazing, the service and food is always great. You never have to wait long for food or drinks, and the staff is always very cordial. I would recommend this place to everyone!!!

Pros: View, service, ambiance

Cons: not close to home

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Okay, this restaurant has done nothing but go DOWN HILL in the past 2 years. The food quality is horrible, the menu is now a la carte, which means for about $25 you get a 5 ounce portion of Grouper and the garnish, but you get the option to add a side dish, salad and bread for additional charges. The management is horrible, the service is slow. Average time for an appetizer is 25 minutes. The kitchen can't keep up with the few guests they have to serve. This place is nothing but an apology waiting to happen. Try anywhere else, make this your last stop!

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★☆☆☆☆

Okay, this restaurant has done nothing but go DOWN HILL in the past 2 years. The food quality is horrible, the menu is now a la carte, which means for about $25 you get a 5 ounce portion of Grouper and the garnish, but you get the option to add a side dish, salad and bread for additional charges. The management is horrible, the service is slow. Average time for an appetizer is 25 minutes. The kitchen can't keep up with the few guests they have to serve. This place is nothing but an apology waiting to happen. Try anywhere else, make this your last stop!

Pros: view, could be romantic

Cons: , prices outrageous, management

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This place has the best prime rib I have ever had! Wonderful atmosphere! Wonderful service! There is nothing about this resteraunt that i do not like!!!

2
★★★★★

This place has the best prime rib I have ever had! Wonderful atmosphere! Wonderful service! There is nothing about this resteraunt that i do not like!!!

Pros: Prime Rib, Good Value, valet parking

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Wonderful Sunday Brunch Buffet, everything you could imagine to eat, prepared to your liking in front of you! Dine inside or outside overlooking a GORGEOUS view of the beach and water! An extremely good place to go after a night of fun on the Town. Plan on dressing up for this one, quite a nice experience altogether.

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★★★★★

Wonderful Sunday Brunch Buffet, everything you could imagine to eat, prepared to your liking in front of you! Dine inside or outside overlooking a GORGEOUS view of the beach and water! An extremely good place to go after a night of fun on the Town. Plan on dressing up for this one, quite a nice experience altogether.

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The Castaway is one of the best restaurants in the Tampa Bay area for atmosphere & food. The location is breathtaking & the menu is excellent. This is definitely a restaurant for a special occasion as well as a night out. It is particularly nice for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, etc. I believe they take reservations which makes the evening that much more special, allowing you to plan your evening without waiting to eat.

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★★★★★

The Castaway is one of the best restaurants in the Tampa Bay area for atmosphere & food. The location is breathtaking & the menu is excellent. This is definitely a restaurant for a special occasion as well as a night out. It is particularly nice for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, etc. I believe they take reservations which makes the evening that much more special, allowing you to plan your evening without waiting to eat.

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The ambiance is good, especially for Tampa. Food is also good. The water view is great if you make sure to get seated at the window.

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★★★★☆

The ambiance is good, especially for Tampa. Food is also good. The water view is great if you make sure to get seated at the window.

Pros: Ceaser Salad!

Cons: Bad parking

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I have never had a bad experience here for Sunday Brunch. The food and service has always been excellent!

2
★★★★★

I have never had a bad experience here for Sunday Brunch. The food and service has always been excellent!

Pros: Excellent Food, Excellent Service, Excellent Atmosphere

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My first experience at this restaurant was wonderful. Service was a little slow but the food was excellent. My second time there, the food wasn't as good and the service was horrible. Would I go back? I don't know. The ambience is great.

2
★★★★☆

My first experience at this restaurant was wonderful. Service was a little slow but the food was excellent. My second time there, the food wasn't as good and the service was horrible. Would I go back? I don't know. The ambience is great.

Pros: ambience, food

Cons: service

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I was not impressed with this restraunt at all. The food was decent, but not worth the going price. I also have had isses with the service. In high school, a small group of my friends and I had reservations for six for pre-homecoming dinner. though there was presently, NO ONE else waiting, my party was told that our table was not ready, and to be seated. We waited over half an hour right in front of the hostesses station before i could get the attention of a manager and get us seated. Nedless to say, I was not happy, and managment only offered apologies, nothing on the house. I definately recommend against this restrautn for high school groups

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★★★☆☆

I was not impressed with this restraunt at all. The food was decent, but not worth the going price. I also have had isses with the service. In high school, a small group of my friends and I had reservations for six for pre-homecoming dinner. though there was presently, NO ONE else waiting, my party was told that our table was not ready, and to be seated. We waited over half an hour right in front of the hostesses station before i could get the attention of a manager and get us seated. Nedless to say, I was not happy, and managment only offered apologies, nothing on the house. I definately recommend against this restrautn for high school groups

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One of the finest dinning experiences you will have and a great view. Safe harbor for romantic gatherings. Sunday brunch is at its best.....save room for dessert.

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★★★★★

One of the finest dinning experiences you will have and a great view. Safe harbor for romantic gatherings. Sunday brunch is at its best.....save room for dessert.

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The old home of the Castaway Restaurant is the new Home of Whiskey Joe's. Grand Opening Party is October 29, 9:00 P.M. 2008.

 

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