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Inside, elegant seating alcoves (both booths and banquettes) are softly lit by glamorous glass sculptural lighting. On the walls, exquisite metal sculptures, coastal art and fun beachscapes (cowabunga!) decorate the dining room. The magnificent mahogany Aqua Bar is beautifully lit for an evening of cocktails or fine wine before Chef Vargo’s amazing food. With two bars (The Reel Bar and the indoor Aqua Bar) and a patio out back, the pale ocean-sky blue interiors mirror the beach ambiance. Aqua Prime Seafood & Steaks prides itself on outstanding cuisine, courteous service and comfortable surroundings, a true Gulf Beach treasure for locals and visitors alike.
The talented chef delivers Florida coastal cuisine, searching out the best ingredients and sourcing locally when they can and are proud to be named Tampa Bay Magazine’s Best New Restaurant. Seafood and steaks star here, especially the jumbo shrimp (coconut or lightly fried with a caper mayo dressing), crab cakes, divine mussels (citrus lemon butter, smoked sausage,capers, artichokes and feta), stuffed lobster, pan seared scallops, grouper and ahi tuna.
Welcome to Aqua Prime
Named Tampa Bay Magazine’s Best New Restaurant, Aqua Prime Seafood & Steaks has been featured in Creative Loafing, Where Magazine, Tampa Bay Times On Scene and more!
Opened in December 2013, Aqua Prime is known for its upscale cuisine, exquisite decor and casual atmosphere with indoor and outdoor dining areas, two bars (indoor and patio), full bar and a top choice for visitors and locals alike.
Steve & Nancy Westphal