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Review of Armature Works

Armature Works
Ranked #37 of 2 706 Restaurants in Tampa
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The whole market is much needed in Tampa. Went to Hemingway's for lunch and Astro's for ice cream. Definitely a great new spot in town! Make sure you bring a credit or debit card. A few of the restaurants don't take cash.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Anchoring the end of Tampa's River Walk is the newly opened Armature Works. A great reutilization of a large unused industrial facility. It sits on the Hillsborough River and takes the concept of a food court to a new level. A large number of restaurants have set up take out facilities were patrons can get what they want and sit at one of the many indoor or outdoor tables. There are several eat in restaurants as well. It is a work in progress and will have a conference/meeting facility and a number of retail establishments. Easy to get to with lots of free (for now) parking. You can get there by water taxi, bike, run, walk as well as drive. It is located nearby a city park with an amphitheater. A great addition to Tampa.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We went to Armature with 8 family members, 3 of which we children under the age of 7. First, have one person in your group scout out a table. Have the other people get the food. Lines for food were very long. The place is so crowded that you might think you’re in line for food but not. We had the Hemingway Cuban sandwich from Hemingway’s. It was very good. Another member of our group had the El Ultimo, steak and cheese sandwich, which was also very good. The rest of our group had Tonkotsu (soup), and smoked Shredded beef from Ichicoro Imoto, which the really enjoyed.
There are outdoor activities for children, plus live music, (check the online calendar).
All and all worth a visit. Just be prepared for large crowds.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

The "public market concept" brought to Tampa in a an old re-purposed streetcar warehouse from 1910. It's an event space, work space, and a place to eat, drink and socialize. Plenty of outdoor seating that converts to huge open areas when the weather permits. There is also a center enclosed courtyard that is very relaxing.

There is plenty of variety here with several bar areas and seating nooks to relax. It does get noisy when crowded and things pick up, unfortunately the acoustics is poor. Since is newly opened and nothing else like it in Tampa, the Armature gets very crowded and it happens quickly!

The main hall houses all the delights; ramen noodles, coffee and tea bar,
cocktail emporium, wine bar, breakfast, barbecue, pizza ice-cream, desserts and a general store to name a few of the merchant offerings. Steelbach, currently the centerpiece restaurant and the only full service seating with it's own dining hall at the Armature .

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

I love it when they do things in old warehouses and it retains the old warehouse look. From the exposed ductwork and exposed electrical conduit, I think it’s awesome. Hats off to the developer. I like the options for food, the drinks were a little pricey but I get it, you got to cover the development cost so I have no problem with that. There’s a great deal on the water, you can arrive by boat which is always a plus. It seems like it’s a little bit trendy, which I’m OK with but I’m not trendy LOL.

There is a place in Franklin Tennessee that I’ve been to that is similar with shops and restaurants. I think it’s a great way to utilize large old industrial buildings.

Seems like they were healthy food options, plenty of junk food options, several Asian options. We ate at Steelbach and it was out of this world. There is pretty good scenery with the riverfront and the women.

I go back to that area for work in early May and I will probably head to this place for dinner and drinks again.

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