Splash An Ocean Grill
3973 Van Dyke Rd, Lutz, FL 33558
(813) 269-8611Add Hours
Phone: (813) 269-7110
Cuisines: Fine Dining, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Steakhouse, Seafood
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After eating in the restaurant, the food was excellent & the service was excellent! Good menu selections My friend & I had the quiche, lobster bisque & salad. The food was great and the service great. It was my friend's birthday and the manager personally brought her a birthday dessert.
12/31/2011Provided by Citysearch -
We've eaten here many times and every time the food and service has been excellent! We enjoy it so much we had our rehearsal dinner here and everyone loved it. Not sure why the bad reviews when all we've had is excellent service every time. We eat out A LOT so we know and appreciate good food and service when we get it.
12/17/2011Provided by Citysearch -
ONLY IN TAMPA COULD THIS RESTAURANT BE CONSIERED THE MOST ROMANTIC. IT IS LOCATED IN A STRIP CENTER WITH NO VIEW AND CHEAP BOOTHS. THE FOOD AT BEST IS AVERAGE AND VERY BASIC.
THOUGH THE FOOD MIGHT BE BETTER THAN BEEF O BRADY'S THE INSIDE OF THIS RESTAURANT IS NOT THAT MUCH BETTER. THERE IS MUCH BETTER SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS THAN SPLASH. BONEFISH FOR ONE............
12/11/2011Provided by Citysearch -
We purchaseda Groupon for lunch and went yesterday and the food was excellent. My husband had the Lobster and shrimp linguini and it was loaded with big pieces of lobster and the shrimp were huge. I loved their Splash salad! The service could have been a little better but she was nice just did not come back to refill drinks. We will still go back!
11/22/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I was very excited when I purchased a Groupon for Splash, I had seen the advertisements on TV and read the review. Unfortunately, my expierence was awful!
We arrived on a Monday night @ 6:00pm. Our waitress
started out GREAT!. We ordered and appeitizer and it
was good, the times between the food was unacceptable! The waitress clearly had tooooo many tables and we were her only table on the opposite side of the restaurant! When we finally got our food the fish that my daughter ordered was burnt! Fifteen minutes later the waitress came back to check on us we told her,
she said she would have it prepared again! 30 minutes later we were still waiting and I asked for the check and she finally brought the fish in a to go container.
The manager never came to our table, if your not a regular don't expect to see him!
07/08/2011Provided by Citysearch -
If you are looking for fine dining, this is not it. This is very average hotel/motel dining room fare. I like the Zagat guide and have used it to choose many restaurants all over the country. I give Splash a Zagat 12. Splash would drown, if located in Manhattan.
Based on positive comments by others, I gave Splash three chances to produce good food. Each time, I felt that the food was mediocre at best, overpriced at least.
The first and third attempts were standard fish plates, the second attempt was a Lobster stew special. The food was not cooked or seasoned very well and the quality of the fish was maybe passable. More importantly, each time I felt I could have done a better job at home - the exact opposite experience I seek when eating out.
All of this while charging fine dining amounts. $30+ for average, bland fish? Not once, but three times? No thanks.
To top it off, we had service issues each time. Nobody was rude or anything like that. But, the waiters always forgot one or two things and had to be reminded. The third time, the waitress lost our Groupon, the bill came at full price and I had to walk around to find someone to take care of the problem.
Come on ....
I wish I could take stars away the) the food and service was two thumbs down at best and everything is way over priced. When I told the waitress she didn't seem to care and we never seen a manager. Now I see why they don't get much business. This place won't be there very much longer unless they make some big changes like calling Chef Ramsay Good luck!
12/13/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I love this place. The wait staff knows how to please, the food is fantastic, and the owner is a gem.
We spend the winter months here in Lutz and we eat at Splash as often as possible.
You get what you pay for and at Splash you never feel cheated. We had dinner there tonight,12-13 and the waitress we had was fantastic, the risotto is to die for as well as the crab cakes I enjoyed.
You miss going to Splash and it`s your loss.
Don`t change a thing guys, you have got everything dialed in to perfection -- IMO!!!
11/12/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I was so looking forward to a great meal, but I was really disappointed. My Husband's tilapia was so fishy we could't take more than 1 bite. It had to be rotten. My shrimp and scallops was undercooked and horrible. We literally ate 1 bite and couldn't eat more. The waitress didn't even notice. She was clearly having a bad night because she was being short and rude. I would definitely not recommend this restaurant to anyone. The one thing that was nice was that the manager came by to ask how the meal tasted. Unfortunately we chose not to tell the truth. That was our mistake. I hope we all learn from this and tell the truth on our dissatisfaction on our true feelings, it only benefits all of us!
08/27/2010Provided by Citysearch -
While my wife and I did enjoy our entrees, there were two disappointing aspects to our second (and probably last) visit to Splash. We made our second visit to celebrate my birthday, having been incentivized by a $20 birthday discount coupon that we received in the mail. Upon receiving our bill, we noted that there was an unexpected $10 “op gratuity” that was mandatory. This, combined with our normal 20% tip made for an expensive end to the meal and, in reality, reduced our $20 birthday discount to $10. Secondly, we tried a featured wine at $10 per glass only to find out later that a full bottle sold locally for $6. Good food does not make up for price gouging and hidden fees. Sorry Splash, but you left a bad taste in our mouths.
08/02/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Myself,my husband and my grandaughters visited this restaurant July 30 th. It was our last day of our vacation. My girls wanted to eat clams and the restaurant did not have clams in the menu. I believe it was the owner who came over to our table and was extremely friendly with the girls and ask them what they want to eat and they both said clams. He said you want clams you got it. I don't know where he got the clams but he served the girls clams and pasta. The girls love the clams and we were very happy . I couldn't believe he was so great as to go farr and beyond to please the girls. The waitress was extremely friendly and the service was great. The food was delicious. If I ever go back to Tampa I will definitely visit this restaurant again.