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We were heading to a different restaurant in Westchase for lunch & then noticed that they had opened a Crabby Bill’s, so we decided to check them out.  Not sure how long they’ve been open, but it wasn’t too busy for a Friday lunch hour.  We placed our order and waited what seemed like a very long time to get our food.  Loren ordered a salad with blackened grouper & I got the grouper cheeks basket.

The fish was good on both dishes.  Tender & flaky, just the way grouper should be.  The sides didn’t do much for me though.  The grilled corn wasn’t quite what I was expecting and the coleslaw was a little too tangy.  Total bill was $40 with a drink.

Crabby Bill’s
9648 West Linebaugh Ave
Tampa, Fl 33626
(813) 501-1005

Food4/5
Service3/5
Atmosphere3/5
Value3/5
3.4/5
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  • We went over to Maloney’s Irish Pub in Westchase for lunch today.  They weren’t very busy, but it took a really long time for our burgers to come out. Loren got the California burger & I went for just a plain cheeseburger.

    Loren liked the burgers more than I did.  I found the patty to be a little too dense.  It had a nice toasted bun and the fries were good.  He liked the guacamole and bacon on his.  Total bill was $26.

    Maloney’s Irish Pub
    9540 Linebaugh Ave
    Tampa, FL
    (813) 749-0859

    Maloney's Local Irish Pub Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Food3/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.0/5

    After visiting the Irish 31 at Westshore Mall, I discovered it has another location in Westchase which is much more convenient for us.  We’ve actually been there twice in the last few weeks and the weather’s been so nice that we were able to sit outside.

    We started off with some hummus.

    The hummus was tasty.  Not too much garlic and it was served with both pita and sliced cucumbers which was a nice change.  Loren got the corned beef and turkey club.  It was piled high and he ate every last bit of it.

    I went for the Forest Mushroom chicken.  This has 3 chicken breasts plus fingerling potatoes and veggies.  I definitely had leftovers.  The chicken was very tender and the port wine mushroom sauce was yummy.

    We both wanted something sweet, so he got a root beer float and I went for the chocolate lava cake.

    Both satisfied our sweet tooth. The root beer float was huge and the chocolate cake with thick and fudgey.  Good stuff.  Total bill with a drink was $52.

    We went back again and had a quick lunch of appetizers.

    This time we got the hummus again, plus the pot pie bites and the gyro flat bread.

    All of them were delicious.  The pot pie bites were “burn the roof of your mouth” hot, so those had to be eaten last.  The flat bread had a very flavorful Greek dressing along with the chicken, lettuce, tomato & tzatziki sauce.  Loren also got another root beer float.  Truth be told, that’s the reason we went back so soon.  Total bill was $29.

    Irish 31
    10102 Montague St
    Westchase, FL
    813-510-3931

    Irish 31 Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Food4/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.4/5

    We went over to The Wild Rover for lunch today.  We got two of their $8 lunch specials and a Scotch egg just because.

    The Scotch egg was tasty.  It had a very flavorful sausage exterior and a perfectly hard boiled egg in the center.   Loren got the sandwich of the day which was a roast beef and I went with the lunch sausage roll and clam chowder.

    Everything was fresh and had good flavors.  The sausage roll had a crispy flaky crust and the whole lunch was $21.

    The Wild Rover
    13921 Lynmar Blvd
    Tampa, FL
    813-475-5995

    Wild Rover Pub & Brewery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

     

    Food4/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value4/5
    3.6/5

    So Salty


    We had lunch at Tampa Bay Brewing Company in Westchase today.  Loren tried the hot pastrami sandwich and I went for the brats & mash.

    He really liked all the flavors in the sandwich.  He said even though some of the ingredients are things he wouldn’t normally eat, together they all melded to make a well balanced sandwich.   The red beans & rice are his favorite side dish here.   The brats & mash were tasty, but as with most things I’ve ever eaten here, the salt content is way too high.  It tastes great at first and then my tongue feels over saturated with salt.  I don’t know if it’s done purposely to get people to order more beer, but for me it’s just too much.  Total bill with a drink was $21.

    Tampa Bay Brewing Co
    13927 Monroe Business Park
    Tampa, FL
    813-247-1422

    Tampa Bay Brewing Co Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

    Food3/5
    Service3/5
    Atmosphere3/5
    Value3/5
    3.0/5