Seminole Heights seems to be the emerging foodie scene in the Tampa area – with the Refinery, Rooster & the Till, Ella’s Americana Folk Art Café, the Mermaid Tavern, and the Independent. I’ve been recommend to visit all these places, but so far the only one I had been to before last night was the Refinery (which I highly recommend!) The rest are on my must-try list. Last night, Lance and I checked out the Mermaid Tavern.
I enjoyed my sandwich – it was definitely a unique take on a normal grilled cheese. I like that they took a risk and made it with unusual ingredients – the oysters, mushrooms, and goat cheese were combined with Welsh cheddar and roasted asparagus on thick crispy sourdough bread. The hand-cut fries were spectacular. I did see pictures of their truffle fries on Yelp though, and if their normal fries were that good, I’d imagine their truffle fries topped with shaved parmesan would be to-die-for.
The Mermaid Tavern is located at 6719 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604 and is open from 5pm to 3am every day.