At Ulele Tampa, visitors can arrive by car or boat

This weekend I had the chance to go on a Kraken Boat Ride on the Tampa River with friends (more on that in another post).

The two-hour boat ride was punctuated half-way by a fun stop at the well-known Ulele Tampa restaurant, which has been met with rave reviews since it opened.

The wheels are turning here at the front door.

Here is the boat dock where we arrived.

We were pretty casual this day, as we crossed the bridge next to the water park.

The restaurant is set on a beautiful nature setting.

Outdoor seating is welcoming, and families and children are very welcome here.

Expansive land to spread out and play, including corn hole games on the right.

Even Humpty Dumpty makes visitors feel welcome.

Native American princes Ulele statue and fountain.

According to the website, “Ulele (pronounced You-lay-lee) celebrates the vibrant fusion of ingredients from Florida waters and land once home to many Native Americans, including the young princess Ulele. Expect intricately flavored, visually appealing dishes prepared on the 10′ diameter barbacoa grill. Now Open On Tampa’s Riverwalk.”

For more fascinating information about the family and history, visit their website.

At the bar just inside the restaurant. Their was a lively crowd this day with families, parties and celebrations.

Gorgeous stained glass panels.









Outside at the bar, I had a most wonderful mojito.
















We only had about a half hour this day, but as always, I can’t wait to come back!

If you’re coming to Tampa or Tampa Bay, this is a must do on your list!