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“Adequate before Lightning game”

Hooters - Channelside
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Ranked #366 of 2,490 Restaurants in Tampa
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Hooters is convenient to the Tampa Bay Times Forum so it was where we ate dinner before a Lightning game. The food was edible (chipotle garlic boneless wings and fries) and the service was quick. Be prepared for a wait on game night (ours was an hour starting at 5:00 for a 7:30 game). There aren't a whole lot of options in the Channelside area. Our server was wonderful, and I give a lot of credit to the servers and management for putting up with some of the customers that were there the night of 3/24.

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Reviewed 22 March 2014

While arriving in Tampa the day before a cruise, for the past 5 years we always stop in Hooters at Channelside. The restaurant gets it. Always clean, servers are friendly and attentive, food is always good, exactly what you expect. Many times an older franchise seems to forget that the food must stay consistent. We'll be back in Feb. 2015 as always.

Thank MissKim74
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Leah R, Director of Sales at Hooters - Channelside, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2014

Hi there,

Thank you for being such loyal Hooters fans! We appreciate your company and positive feedback.

Looking forward to seeing you in Feb. 2015!

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Reviewed 20 March 2014

My wife and I decided to catch a game in Tampa Bay. On our own, we would not of thought of Hooters as a place to eat, but it was raining and we wanted something close to the arena. I found nearby parking and Hooters was close. There was a bit of a wait as there generally is but we got our table. My wife had the crispy chicken burger, I had some wings and we also ordered the onion rings. We had a few drinks. The food was very good, the place was very busy, and the price was very reasonable. The restaurant seemed very well run.
I noted two people, a man in a red shirt with Hooters it and a women in a green shirt with Hooters on it. I don't know if they were the managers but they certainly seemed to be 'hands on' in their management. I noted the woman talking to her staff and they seemed at ease.
We would come here again.

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Thank H K
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Leah R, Director of Sales at Hooters - Channelside, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2014

Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us! We appreciate the feedback and are happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed everything.

We do hope to see you again sometime soon!

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Reviewed 13 March 2014

We just stopped in for a little snack before starting a walk. Pleasantly surprised to see that the Hooter Girls are personable to women as well as men. Wasn't that way back in the day. Stephanie B was our waitress and sweet as can be. We just ate the loaded Tator Tots and were they yummy. Simple eats. We ate inside but there is a patio and TV's of course. A nice stop on our afternoon adventures.

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1  Thank mrcrafty
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Leah R, Director of Sales at Hooters - Channelside, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2014

Hi there,

Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with us! We appreciate the positive feedback and are happy to hear that you were impressed with the visit.

We hope to see you again sometime!

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Reviewed 11 March 2014

One of the better locations for a Hooters. The food is the same as all. Got to love the wings!!! Our ship was really late so we spent awhile just sitting outside and people watching. I always find the food here a little pricey for just the basic bar type food. The wings are great but you pay alot for them. If your waiting for a game, a cruise or just hanging with friends to catch game on TV this is a fun stop... The girls always help with the view as well.

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Thank Michael S
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Leah R, Director of Sales at Hooters - Channelside, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2014

Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and share your feedback. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the visit and wings. We hope to see you again sometime soon!

Take care.

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