Located just a half mile from Treasure Bay Hotel and Marina on Treasure Island Causeway is one of the best restaurants in Treasure Island, FL, called The Floridian Restaurant. The Floridian Restaurant has been hailed the “Best Cuban Sandwich in Tampa Bay” by the St. Petersburg Times and “Taste of Tampa Bay’s Favorite Cuban Sandwich” by Tampa television station FOX 13. When Val and Ted Dilar opened the restaurant back in 1993, they simply had the desire to bring the true taste of a Cuban sandwich to Florida. Visitors and locals alike can agree that the owners did just that.
You might ask what makes a perfect Cuban Sandwich. Val and Ted Dilar believe that a Cuban sandwich is created with fresh Cuban bread and the finest ham, Genoa salami, spiced pork, imported Swiss cheese, mustard, mayo, and dill pickle. There are several menu options at The Floridian like the Cuban Sandwich, Spiced Pork Sandwich, Roast Turkey Sandwich, Tuna Melt Sandwich, Salami Sandwich, and Cheese Sandwich. Side items include Black Beans and Yellow Rice Bowl, Floridian Bean Soup, Devil Crab, Cuban Toast, and Plantain Chips. The Floridian is a great place to enjoy a beer, lemonade, fresh brewed coffee, or tea on the open air deck or in the relaxing air conditioned dining area.
Tampa Bay’s The Floridian Restaurant is a perfect lunch or dinner break while you are enjoying Treasure Island, Florida, beaches and attractions. Call ahead to get your order to go so you can take it back to your guest suite at our hotel. Comment below and tell us about your experience at The Floridian!
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