Mr. Dunderbak's: Oktoberfest Year Round

Schnitzel and a pilsner, coming right up.

Dunderbak's, 2019
University Mall,was a very different place in the 70's. Disco was still raging (probably), bell bottoms were considered cool (I imagine), and Dunderbak's was a franchise store with over 30 locations, one of which was located in University Mall (fact). Of the original 30 stores, three remain. Lucky for us, one of those three stores is right here in Tampa. In 1997, the current owners bought the University location and turned it into a new type of restaurant. One that fuses traditional German foods with American favorites. The beer list grew, and in 2016, Dunderbrau opened (joining a growing list of craft breweries). In 2019, Dunderbak's now serves over 500 different beers by the bottle, 65 on their draft list, their menu is as diverse as one could hope for, and they host weekly homebrew meetings. As a matter of fact, they seemingly have something going on every day of the week! But that's not why you came here…

Weekly Picks: Sweets

Time to do a weekly round up of some of our local picks.


Welcome to the first edition of a new series on this website. The Exploring Tampa Weekly Picks are a few destinations with a new theme every week of places that we think you should check out. These will not be full on reviews. Mainly just pictures with a few words underneath with some suggestions. This week's edition is sweets, and we have three places that we think you should check out. Without further delay:

Revolution Ice Cream, 2018

Location:          6701 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
Specialty:            Ice Cream.
Our Picks:           Milkshakes. Especially the Eurotrash and Banana Pudding mix.
Best Time to go: Later in the evening, after dinner.
Seating:               Limited.
Parking:               Also limited. 

It brought this boy to the yard, 2018

Dough, 2018

Location:          2602 S MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33629
Specialty:            Pastries.
Our Picks:           Boston Creme Filled Doughnut.
Best Time to go: There's never a bad time!
Seating:               Very spacious, but limited seating.
Parking:               Multiple lots, all limited.

Cherry Pie Doughnut and some Macarons, 2018

Mini Doughnut Factory. 2018

Location:          2109 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33629
Specialty:            Doughnuts.
Our Picks:           Blueberry Doughnut, best on Sundays.
Best Time to go: Mornings for breakfast.
Seating:               Limited seating (this place gets very busy).
Parking:               Very small lot.

Six Pack, 2018

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