Green Iguana Bar & Grill

★★★☆☆
  • 9202 Anderson Rd

    Tampa, FL 33634

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  • 813-288-9076

About Green Iguana Bar & Grill

Hours
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 3am

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Went to this location tonight expecting a nice meal with my fiance and family only to be seated in a section with a server who could not even complete an easy order. Salads came out with the entree, waiter took 20 minutes to refill drink

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★★★★★

Went to this location tonight expecting a nice meal with my fiance and family only to be seated in a section with a server who could not even complete an easy order. Salads came out with the entree, waiter took 20 minutes to refill drink

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Considering the reviews below were witten over 3 years ago, I figured I'd write one to update potential customers. I used to agree with the below statements until this past weekend.

On the busy evening of Saturday, August 7th, 2010 at the St. Pete location on Bay Pines Blvd., my mother and I arrived to The Green Iguana around 7pm . Upon approaching the hostess station, my party as well as 2 other parties were shocked as there was host/hostess to greet us and take our names as we arrived. We all waited for approximatety 10 minuites with no acknowledgement. Then, finally a flustered waitress finally noticed we were all standing there waiting and came up to the hostess station to ask where we all wanted to sit (inside or outside), but was unsure of how long it would take to seat us. We thanked her, told her we would return tomorrow, and decided to eat elsewhere.

My mother and I were again shocked when we arrived the next day, Sunday, August 8th, 2010 around 4pm and received horrible service for a second time. This day seemed slower (much much slower than the evening before) so we assumed we would be able to enjoy our afternoon out on the deck overlooking the water. We were fortunate to have 2 waiters seat my mother and me and hand us menus, but neither of them introduced themselves nor asked what we would like to drink. They both preceeded to wipe down the table then leave. My mother and I waited for approximately 10 to 15 minutes for either of them to return, but no one did. We decided at that point to leave and eat else where.

It is unfortunate that this restaurant has lost its "charm" in the past 3 years. I now live out of town and I absolutely make it a priority to come and visit this restaurant everytime I am in town The food is absolutely amazing if you are able to get any of the wait staff to acknowledge your presence and take your order.

Sadly Disappointed!

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★☆☆☆☆

Considering the reviews below were witten over 3 years ago, I figured I'd write one to update potential customers. I used to agree with the below statements until this past weekend.

On the busy evening of Saturday, August 7th, 2010 at the St. Pete location on Bay Pines Blvd., my mother and I arrived to The Green Iguana around 7pm . Upon approaching the hostess station, my party as well as 2 other parties were shocked as there was host/hostess to greet us and take our names as we arrived. We all waited for approximatety 10 minuites with no acknowledgement. Then, finally a flustered waitress finally noticed we were all standing there waiting and came up to the hostess station to ask where we all wanted to sit (inside or outside), but was unsure of how long it would take to seat us. We thanked her, told her we would return tomorrow, and decided to eat elsewhere.

My mother and I were again shocked when we arrived the next day, Sunday, August 8th, 2010 around 4pm and received horrible service for a second time. This day seemed slower (much much slower than the evening before) so we assumed we would be able to enjoy our afternoon out on the deck overlooking the water. We were fortunate to have 2 waiters seat my mother and me and hand us menus, but neither of them introduced themselves nor asked what we would like to drink. They both preceeded to wipe down the table then leave. My mother and I waited for approximately 10 to 15 minutes for either of them to return, but no one did. We decided at that point to leave and eat else where.

It is unfortunate that this restaurant has lost its "charm" in the past 3 years. I now live out of town and I absolutely make it a priority to come and visit this restaurant everytime I am in town The food is absolutely amazing if you are able to get any of the wait staff to acknowledge your presence and take your order.

Sadly Disappointed!

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these guys that work here got real big heads they think they are the shit.... they are the most rude bunch of bouncers i have ever seen and ive been everywhere! the manager is just as bad if not wrose... this would be a great place if they got rid of them

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★★★★★

these guys that work here got real big heads they think they are the shit.... they are the most rude bunch of bouncers i have ever seen and ive been everywhere! the manager is just as bad if not wrose... this would be a great place if they got rid of them

Pros: nice place, cheap drinks

Cons: bouncers and management a$$holes!!!

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I went there a couple of times with my husband, and as good money safers as we are, we try to go before we have to pay. The last time we have friends from out of town and we decided to go there. The host from there told us they would not charge until 10:30pm, so at 9:50 we got there and this big guy (from the radio that was having the party there) as soon as he saw our group of friends he ran into us and he yelled at us, it's $15 each men, and after he look at me head to toes he said: ok, you can go for free! What we did? We drove all the way to St. Pete Green Iguana where the place is better, the staff is much nicer and we did not have to pay for the same party!

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★☆☆☆☆

I went there a couple of times with my husband, and as good money safers as we are, we try to go before we have to pay. The last time we have friends from out of town and we decided to go there. The host from there told us they would not charge until 10:30pm, so at 9:50 we got there and this big guy (from the radio that was having the party there) as soon as he saw our group of friends he ran into us and he yelled at us, it's $15 each men, and after he look at me head to toes he said: ok, you can go for free! What we did? We drove all the way to St. Pete Green Iguana where the place is better, the staff is much nicer and we did not have to pay for the same party!

Pros: Nice music

Cons: external events extra charge

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Decent food, but the place had that "old bar smell" - you know that rotten stench that bars tend to carry. Maybe it's because I went on a Sunday AM - nonetheless, bad stench...

1
★★★☆☆

Decent food, but the place had that "old bar smell" - you know that rotten stench that bars tend to carry. Maybe it's because I went on a Sunday AM - nonetheless, bad stench...

Pros: Food

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The bartender over charged me $12 and seemed surprised when i caught.

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★☆☆☆☆

The bartender over charged me $12 and seemed surprised when i caught.

Cons: prices, incompetence

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I went here with my boyfriend and his mother for dinner one night. My "mother-in-law" being a well off lady ordered the most expensive appetizer, salad, drinks, and dinner on the menu. I kid you not, we did not get any food for 2 1/2 hours. We kept asking the waitress and she only had the snarky response of "we have togo orders to do first." After we got our dinner we had no salad or appetizers yet. We asked for them and our waitress said "Oh are these yours, my bad." Everything was cold and dry like it had been left out. We asked for the manager but she said there "wasn't one" so we just paid the bill (no tip) of $180 and tried to leave. The waitress then chased my boyfriend out into the parking lot and assaulted him demanding her tip. She lucky it wasn't me or I would have filed charges! NEVER AGAIN!

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★☆☆☆☆

I went here with my boyfriend and his mother for dinner one night. My "mother-in-law" being a well off lady ordered the most expensive appetizer, salad, drinks, and dinner on the menu. I kid you not, we did not get any food for 2 1/2 hours. We kept asking the waitress and she only had the snarky response of "we have togo orders to do first." After we got our dinner we had no salad or appetizers yet. We asked for them and our waitress said "Oh are these yours, my bad." Everything was cold and dry like it had been left out. We asked for the manager but she said there "wasn't one" so we just paid the bill (no tip) of $180 and tried to leave. The waitress then chased my boyfriend out into the parking lot and assaulted him demanding her tip. She lucky it wasn't me or I would have filed charges! NEVER AGAIN!

Pros: Free target practice on useless waitresses

Cons: EVERYTHING

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They have been getting the best artists of Trance, Techno, Breaks. Top artists like Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Above

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★★★★★

They have been getting the best artists of Trance, Techno, Breaks. Top artists like Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Above

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I eat at Green iguana once every six months only because the service is so slow.
I really love the food and the environment especially after work for happy hour but for lunch it puts me over my time limit every time. So I would recommend this restaurant but not for lunch. Last time I was there I had skewed shrimp and vegetables over cane rice. It was delicious and very filling. I brought the rest of what i could not eat home for dinner that night. So I was satisfied twice.

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★★★☆☆

I eat at Green iguana once every six months only because the service is so slow.
I really love the food and the environment especially after work for happy hour but for lunch it puts me over my time limit every time. So I would recommend this restaurant but not for lunch. Last time I was there I had skewed shrimp and vegetables over cane rice. It was delicious and very filling. I brought the rest of what i could not eat home for dinner that night. So I was satisfied twice.

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I love the food here but rarely go even though it is close. I use to go often but their valet staff leaves alot to be desired. They have togo parking but the valet uses it to park the expensive cars so getting one is by luck. The valet drivers have had so many accidents with those cars and the management staff is quick to cover them up. It use to be a joke among most people I know "Don't let them park your car unless you can afford to fix it". That didn't seem so funny when my friend and I called ahead to order food. When we got there the valet staff tryed to force us to let them have the car before allowing us to move to the togo and wait for our food. Then while waiting in our parking spot her car was struck by another patrons car being driven by the valet. Wow I will never forget how they treated her. They told the owner of the other car that she struck them and that each party will need to take up the issue with their own insurance company. Then the manager came out and stated that he saw my friend back out into the car being driven by the valet while another valet driver went and sat in the passenger seat and then told the officer that he was in the car during the accident and of course stated my friend backed into the other car and then pulled back into the parking space. Needless to say we don't ever look forward to going there anymore. We did go back once but we parked by the movie theater and walked so the car wouldn't be in direct contact with the valet. I wish this was an isolated case but unfortunately many times prior we had stood on the outside patio having drinks laughing at the idiots who let the valet drive their car while we could see at least one accident a night by them. For some strange reason we thought our cars were safe because we were driving them.

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★★☆☆☆

I love the food here but rarely go even though it is close. I use to go often but their valet staff leaves alot to be desired. They have togo parking but the valet uses it to park the expensive cars so getting one is by luck. The valet drivers have had so many accidents with those cars and the management staff is quick to cover them up. It use to be a joke among most people I know "Don't let them park your car unless you can afford to fix it". That didn't seem so funny when my friend and I called ahead to order food. When we got there the valet staff tryed to force us to let them have the car before allowing us to move to the togo and wait for our food. Then while waiting in our parking spot her car was struck by another patrons car being driven by the valet. Wow I will never forget how they treated her. They told the owner of the other car that she struck them and that each party will need to take up the issue with their own insurance company. Then the manager came out and stated that he saw my friend back out into the car being driven by the valet while another valet driver went and sat in the passenger seat and then told the officer that he was in the car during the accident and of course stated my friend backed into the other car and then pulled back into the parking space. Needless to say we don't ever look forward to going there anymore. We did go back once but we parked by the movie theater and walked so the car wouldn't be in direct contact with the valet. I wish this was an isolated case but unfortunately many times prior we had stood on the outside patio having drinks laughing at the idiots who let the valet drive their car while we could see at least one accident a night by them. For some strange reason we thought our cars were safe because we were driving them.

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Went there my first time a while ago. Great food, service and the place has a great fun atmosphere. Met some new friends, Going back this weekend to see the same band...they were awesome.
None of my friends had trouble with the security staff. Might be because we were having a good time and obeying the rules.

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★★★★☆

Went there my first time a while ago. Great food, service and the place has a great fun atmosphere. Met some new friends, Going back this weekend to see the same band...they were awesome.
None of my friends had trouble with the security staff. Might be because we were having a good time and obeying the rules.

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The bouncers at this club are overzealous $8/hour roided up idiots. After having a nice dinner (and not drinking), I left with my iced tea in my hand.

The bouncer told me that I couldnt leave with my drink (in a plastic to-go cup). I informed him that it was iced tea and I wouldnt be throwing it away.

The bouncer then actually crushed it in my hand and got tea all over my jeans....

This is the behavior of a 5 year old, not somone that is paid to protect patrons. These idiots are so roided up that they can't think clearly. I will not be visiting this establishment again under any circumstance and I advise you to do the same.

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The bouncers at this club are overzealous $8/hour roided up idiots. After having a nice dinner (and not drinking), I left with my iced tea in my hand.

The bouncer told me that I couldnt leave with my drink (in a plastic to-go cup). I informed him that it was iced tea and I wouldnt be throwing it away.

The bouncer then actually crushed it in my hand and got tea all over my jeans....

This is the behavior of a 5 year old, not somone that is paid to protect patrons. These idiots are so roided up that they can't think clearly. I will not be visiting this establishment again under any circumstance and I advise you to do the same.

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Everytime I go to the Green Iguana, there's never a dull moment. They always have great live bands, and the drinks are decent as well. It's always packed full over people who want to have a good time.

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★★★★☆

Everytime I go to the Green Iguana, there's never a dull moment. They always have great live bands, and the drinks are decent as well. It's always packed full over people who want to have a good time.

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The green iguana is on the causeway and is a happening place on the weekends. Its great for having a drink on the water and people watching. It can get a little too crowded but at least its never dead! Its a fun place to go for tourists as well. Definitely a place to check out!

PROS: Setting, atmosphere, live bands
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The green iguana is on the causeway and is a happening place on the weekends. Its great for having a drink on the water and people watching. It can get a little too crowded but at least its never dead! Its a fun place to go for tourists as well. Definitely a place to check out!

PROS: Setting, atmosphere, live bands
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