The Wild Rover Pub & Brewery

8740 N Mobley Rd
Odessa, 33556
Reviews:
This place is small, but mighty. Beers on tap, cask and they're all brewed in house. They also have wine if you're into that sort of thing. I haven't had a chance to try all the beers. So far I've tried the Mild Rover and the Sisters Belgian Ale. Of the two, I'm not sure which I like best. I'm leaning towards the Belgian tho, just because it reminded me of a Triple. The staff here is friendly, and rumor has it, they're going to be adding their own food truck to the property. Currently, they rotate different trucks in via a schedule. This really is a fantastic watering hole, and it fills a niche in the Odessa-Keystone area.
The Wild Rover is stop two of my exploration of small breweries in northern Hillsborough. Escape was last Saturday. Great English Pub vibe. Met the owners and extended family. Really nice people. Had a Saison, Brown and a Stout. Excellent beers with a personal touch. One previous review talked about the smell and well mate I would say it is beer! They brew just off of the bar and common area. I gave it a 4 star because I did not try the food. The double decker bus kitchen sits right outside. We're going back again soon for a few beers and some Fish & Chips and Shepard Pie.
Who would of thought you could find a nice quaint and quiet place to enjoy some wonderful craft beers in Odessa. My friend and I usually stop in every two weeks or so for some Green Goblin cider and their homemade brews. Clean, non-smoking, etc... It's a great place to go!

(813) 475-5995

Pubs, Breweries

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Citrus Park Brewery - House of Beer

8552 Gunn Hwy
Odessa, 33556
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The CPHOB is awesome! Great staff, wicked selection of craft beers, many hard to find plus their own unique brews and the best BBQ in Tampa Bay area!
My first time in I had a blast. Played cards against humanity which ended up involving everyone in the place, including the bartender. The place has two pool tables and a table full of board games. The regulars are welcoming.
I'm hooked. I've already been here three times, and have had a blast. I like that they have a smoking area and corn hole outside. Each thing on the menu is like a new and delicious discovery. The staff is too friendly to be considered beer brats, and the place is so new that you could eat off of the floors. They had great live music one night, and a touch tunes available for when they don't. They've combined brick and wood for a laid back, but very clean look. Loving the rail,and even the wine on tap. Cheers!

(813) 920-8889

Bars, Breweries, Barbeque

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Angelina’s Pizza & Subs

16138 State Rd 54
Odessa, 33556
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Who knew you could get such great food from a gas station?!?! This place is awesome. I have ordered pizzas, soup, sandwiches, pastas and all have been great. And they deliver, which so many places around here do not, so that is an additional plus. Their pasta fagoili is absolutely DELICIOUS, if you are lucky enough to order some before they run out. I have ordered their margherita pizza which is absolutely awesome, even as leftovers! I really have nothing negative to say about this place. I have only ordered for pick up or delivery so I cannot say much about eating there, but it is definitely worth a shot!
Had a great little meal here. It is in a gas station but this is some of the best pizza and calzones I've had in Florida. Home made desserts too. Check it out if you like good New York style pizza. Owner is from the Bronx and very friendly.
Love the pizza!!! Done let the location stop you from getting great pizza! A little piece of New York in Odessa!

(813) 792-2200

Pizza

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Oasis Hookah Lounge

8556 Gunn Hwy
Odessa, 33556
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Best hookah place I've found in the area. Amazing customer service, great hookah, great vibe. Highly recommend it. Sarah, our server, couldn't have been nicer. We'll definitely be back.
Oasis is close to home, and a friend of mine belly dances here on the weekends, so I was eager to try it out. A high school friend helps run a hookah lounge down in South Tampa, so I was curious as to how they would differ. I think there are pros and cons to both lounges, but ultimately what makes Oasis a 2 star establishment is the fact that no smoking is allowed indoors. If I'm going to spend a few hours sitting in a bar whilst baby sitting a hookah, I want to be able to light up a cigar or clove cigarette. I will say though, that the layout of the lounge is very interesting with its booth-like areas that offer some mild privacy; that's a good touch. However, while the host was friendly, awesome and attentive and the bar is extremely close to home, I probably won't return.
Tucked near the armpit of a strip mall between a bank and a Beef O' Brady's is this Oasis. The Egyptian man running this thing is kind, and inviting providing hookah tips, and a light snack. The beers are cold, and pricier than Beef's right next door, but the atmosphere is decidedly different. I ended up here on a very quiet week night after driving past it for weeks and had a fine time. Although all hookah lounge décor screams whore house to me, this one had very simple smoking booths and coffee tables, paired with wacky disco lighting. Some nights they have a belly dancer-whatever. I'm just glad to have this place close to home. My alternate is LeSouk, so much further away. The main difference here is no cigar or cigarette smoking. The coffee offerings here beckon my return.

(813) 920-6677

Hookah Bars, Lounges

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Starbucks

16330 State Rd 54
Odessa, 33556
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New management is way better than the last
Location is an A+ Drivethru traffic D Staff barely a C When you walk into the store you do not get that warm feeling! The staff literally doesn't know how to make drinks and if you want custom orders forget it! Arron the DM needs to get control of this store!
Had to repeat my order three different times. 23 mins in drive thru line for ONE grande vanilla latte. Enough said.

(813) 920-9095

Coffee & Tea

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G Peppers Grill & Tavern

8745 Gunn Hwy
Odessa, 33556
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This is a very nice place for a good lunch without going broke. Casual yet very clean and professional service. I had a sandwich called the triple and loved it. This is not a New York style deli or the Jersey kind, It's a Florida style pub and eatery. If you're looking for Jersey, GO TO JERSEY!
The food is excellent and the beer is cold. The service is decent but could definitely use some improvement.
Great Ruben and burgers. Great lunch specials. Friendly people. Highly recommend.

(813) 920-3439

American (Traditional)

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McDonald’s

8506 Gunn Hwy
Odessa, 33556
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I swore I would never write a Yelp review for McDonald's, but you know what they say about never saying 'never'.... This particular McDonald's sits north of Sickles High School along Gunn Highway extended (think Sheldon Road north) at the traffic light with South Mobley Road up in Odessa. And since no one else has ever reviewed this place.......well, why not? =) My business partner lives off of S. Mobley, and we often work out of his house, so I've frequently stopped in here to grab a breakfast sausage burrito, or a chicken biscuit, or just a Diet Coke on my way over to his house. The service at the Mickey D's drive-through window is good, but inside the restaurant it can be hit or miss depending on who's behind the counter and whether their co-workers are on break and just "hanging out" while you're trying to place your order. The folks working the drive-through window are super busy whereas the folks at the front counter seem to be more, "la la la la....whatever". The inside of the restaurant is kept clean, and the staff is frequently wiping down the tables, mopping the floors, and cleaning the bathrooms. No complaints about cleanliness. The food at any McDonald's is predictably consistent, and this place is no exception. You know what you're going to order, you know the cost, and you know what to expect when you unwrap your meal and dive in face-first. I've given up eating at McDonald's for lunch and dinner in an effort to eat healthier meals, but I still find myself sucked into the Happy Meal abyss when I'm hungry for a quick breakfast.

(813) 920-5422

Burgers, Fast Food

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Torchys Beer & Wine Bar

17777 Gunn Hwy
Odessa, 33556
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Me and the chica stopped by this local pub on a slow weekday because we got a coupon in a local publication. Out of curiosity and eagerness to try new bars, we decided to stop in. We were happy to find a nice mixture of people of all ages, as well as some slightly sophisticated folks. I think we were expecting more of a dive bar crowd considering the back woods area. The decor was visually appealing and the plethora of beers and wine was great. there were actually so many wine choices, I had trouble picking one. I particularly liked the way the wine menu is broken out by price per glass. I think the thing that excited us the most was learning that this bar doubles as a piano bar, which they do Thursday thru Sunday in the evenings. I can't wait to get back and see what that's like. The owner, who is a former pitcher for my favorite baseball team's farm league, was a nice fellow, and he has my full support in his venture!
Horrible bar. Went there the selection was non existent and the crowds average was 62. Hole in the wall bar with a slim selection of beverages.
Worst bar ever!!! Do not waste your time. Wine was flat, beer selection was awful as well as wine. Terrible atmosphere. I would rate zero stars if I could.

(813) 920-5830

Wine Bars, Piano Bars

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Chili’s

16420 State Rd 54
Odessa, 33556
Reviews:
Be aware if you see a Bar"tender" dude in his 40's behind the bar and plan on sitting there, turn around a leave. Why have an unpleasant experience. Now I'm sure he won't last long there so this may not apply in the future. This guy has no service skills whatsoever. Pal hates his job and it clearly shows. He was rude and unhelpful. I actually got up and left, went next door to a McD and the high school girls at the drive through window could have taught him how to greet a customer, be polite and friendly. That's the basics in the service industry, sadly HR for Chili's failed here and their brand suffers.
Waited forever for our food my husband order the quesadilla they gave him the fajita instead poor service
While visiting friends and on our way to the beach. We decided to stop through for a quick bite to eat. This was the first time I was introduced to the New Pay At Your Table portable system. You are able to review your order and close out your tab using your credit card. I Love It as technology is making it's way into chain restaurants. Chili's is the leader in this type of tab system and it's a great thing. The services was Great and the Staff made sure our drinks stayed topped off! I will return when I'm back in Odessa. We wanted to return for Happy Hour and missed out on specials.

(813) 792-5010

American (New), Bars

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McDonald’s

16250 State Rd 54
Odessa, 33556
Reviews:
I know it's a fast food place, but seriously, how many times must I -repeat- my order to the 2nd window, while I'm sitting there waiting for pick up? You've already handed me my drink, why are you trying to hand me -another- drink? I don't have kids, I didn't order a kids meal. I'm waiting on the Mc Nuggets for the 4th time. Perhaps you forgot your AdHd Medication? Or you're just not paying attention? Either way, Look at the screen, See the one with the Iced Tea and the Mc Nuggets? Yeah? that's me. *facepalm*
The inside of this place is really nice for a fast food restaurant. Lots of seating, a flat screen t.v., and updated decor gave it an ambiance above a cheap burger joint. The servers at the counter were quick to smile & fill our order, and they actually looked like they like their job. As for our order, the hubby and I both got the new BBQ Ranch Burger from the Dollar Value Menu. My burger was so flat I actually laughed when I unwrapped it. As far as the taste, it tasted like the patty was covered with chipotle ranch and sprinkled with Doritos. I didn't mind one bit, and actually liked it. The piece of melted cheese went well with the other flavors, too. For a dollar burger it was palatable enough.
I usually rate McDonald's higher but the service at this mcdonalds needs improvement as does their order accuracy. They git it all wrong.

(813) 926-7653

Fast Food, Burgers

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