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Taps: 55 / Bottles: 400
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
14929 Bruce B Downs Blvd
phone: (813) 977-4104
(Place added by: poundboy)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 46 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Mr. Dunderbak's is a great place to go for a quality craft beer in the Tampa area. It is located in a little strip mall where the parking seemed to be at a premium when I visited. The atmosphere is fantastic, I loved the German theme. It felt really homey and was a great setting to enjoy a pint. The selection is pretty diverse. Not surprising, there was a lot of German beers on the list but there is also a good amount of Belgians and American craft beers. It was nice to see some of the local beers on the menu from Cigar City and Dunedin. There was also offerings from Rogue, Bell's, Terrapin, Weyerbacher, Brooklyn, Great Divide and others. I didn't get to try much of the food other than an appetizer, but the menu looked very tasty. Overall, I would definitely recommend this establishment.
05-24-2009 04:18:59 |
More by cjgator3
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75 | $$
A - Came here on a Tuesday evening. Looks like a German beer hall. Overall the place has a lively atmosphere and is pleasant. I did find the place a little dirty and the seating is quite cramped.
Serv - All selections on a printed menu and a digital board. Proper glassware used. Server knew about the beer, but I could do without hearing everything our group ordered was "a great choice".
Sel - Good mix of imports and domestic with a few locals. I went with St. Somewhere Caroline and Duchesse De Bourgogne.
Food - The authentic German food was really good. Our group was happy with everything. Jagerschnitzel was tasty.
Value - I found the prices consistent with craft pours in the area.
This was a restaurant that has a great beer selection. I would come back if I ever find myself in Tampa.
08-04-2013 23:11:18 |
More by socon67
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Mr. Dunderbaks is a quaint German restaurant/beer bistro located in University Mall off Fowler Ave. in North Tampa. Originally part of a small chain of establishments prevalent in malls throughout the southeast, this location is now independently owned and operated. The current owner is well versed in entertaining beer enthusiasts and has done an excellent job of stocking a nice selection of brews to accompany a menu of German food, sandwiches, and a small deli. A local hombrewing club, the Tampa Bay BEERS, meets here on the first Tuesday of each month.
The draft menu features about a dozen taps, and no domestic swill is to be found. Most are German standards such as Hacker-Pschorr and Spaten, some are more unusual like Kostritzer or Reissdorf Kolsch, and at least one Belgian is usually on tap as well. Additionally, right now and for the last year or so this place has featured Einbecker bock beer on draft either the maibock or traditional ur-bock dunkel. Both are outstanding brews, and I believe this is the only place in Florida that has them on tap. In addition to the drafts they also feature a large selection of bottled beer with the emphasis again on German and Belgian selections.
The fact that Dunderbaks is located in a mall offers the advantage of a steady stream of walk-in traffic many of whom get educated and experienced in the pleasures of good beer in an area of the country that does not have an abundance of such places. However, the location also creates one big drawback an early closing time. They have to close when the mall shuts down, by 9:00pm most nights.
12-20-2005 19:40:06 |
More by marksto
United Kingdom (England)
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I only wish I could go here more often. The place has the feel of a German Beer hall / restaurant but has beers from around the world. AND these are not just any beers, there is a fantastic selection of beers at this place. US, Belgian,British, and of course German beers were VERY well represented here. Most of the tap beers were German but that was a great thing as that way they were likely to be fresh and from what I tried, they were. Service was friendly and fast. The food was very good and priced very reasonably ($6 for lunch). Some of the bottles may have been a bit pricey but not too bad and they took off 15% from the ticketed price. Great place, will go back when I am in FL.
04-16-2011 03:51:33 |
More by thepeter
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $
Nice find in Tampa, perfect after a day at Busch Gardens.
Picnic tables inside a European deli ambiance. Beer/wine are all around you. Box cases of interesting beers stacked around the shop.
Extensive german menu and the few items we snacked on were spot on. Definitely recommend both hot pretzels (the "american" and the "german") as well as the pierogis.
Beer selection is outstanding. Not as german as I would have guessed, but a very impressive array of crafts. Probably 20-30 taps.
My server was friendly, but didn't know a whole lot about the beers. Could have just been luck of the draw.
Prices are great.
Overall, a great find. Recommend stopping in if you are in the area.
03-03-2012 23:46:02 |
More by KTCamm
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This place is awesome, straight up. It has a great ambiance that ranges from a pleasantly frenetic pace during peak traffic to old-world comfort during a lull.
The beer selection is phenomenal. More on that later... First things first, they have one of the most delicious potato preparations you will ever feast upon. A hybrid of french fries and potato chips, these spuds are outrageously delicious; I recommend trying them with the various uber-mustards floating about the premises.
Now, the beer... I like to think I know my stuff with the best of the geeks, but everytime I come through here I am confronted with a 'what the hell is that?' moment.
Anyone in the USF campus area should pay this spot a visit, though I would check hours first to ensure that they are open. I have gone there several times expecting them to be open only to be stymied!
02-22-2011 06:04:55 |
More by ktrillionaire
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
If your into German food and European beers you have to try it since it's the only place like it in the area. Also, it is the meeting place for Tampa Bay Beers the local home brew club. They have a new address and the new place is better than the old one. It still has the same Bavarian charm but with more space and a dedicated beer garden. The food is fairly authentic German with a very good selection on draft as well as in bottles. They even have other German food stuffs for sale. If your in the area it's worth a stop.
11-26-2008 06:27:03 |
More by nick76
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 2 | $$
Went here on my last trip to Tampa after hearing it talked up so much on this site.
When we got there, the hostess was only interested in her cell phone and didn't acknowledge us until we asked if we could just sit where ever (we couldn't). The bar was full so we got a table. A few minutes later our server came up and asked what we wanted to drink, he seemed annoyed when I asked for a beer list. He gave us their current tap list (the selection was pretty good and varied but no prices and no sizes) and my friend ordered a Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale (it was on the list, which said it was updated daily) and was told that keg blew two days earlier. Instead he ordered a Cigar City Guava Grove and the waiter rolled his eyes and walked away.
Needless to say if I could give the service a 0 I would.
A few minutes later he came back and dropped of the beers, we asked about food. They were on the night menu so there wasn't much to choose from. We got Nurenburgwursts, Knockwurst, and a pretzel. The nurenburgwursts came out first and were burnt on the outside and cool in the middle, the pretzel came out second and was doughy and chewy, the knockwurst were cooked fine but were just below average quality.
I may be harsh on them here as I eat a LOT of top quality authentic German food but this was that bad.
I will not be going back here and I will not recommend this place to anyone else. There are too many good beer places in Tampa to support a place that doesn't care about quality.
09-15-2009 15:06:51 |
More by mullenite
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
A old world German bier haus. Very cluttered...
Q good beer, good food
S service is mediocre... They don't know what's in bottles and the draft list is never up to date
S a lot of beer, but they don't know what they have...
F good food. Authentic German.
V not too costly. A fair price.
The place is ok. But what a pain in the ass. It's so cluttered I feel like I'm in my grandmothers front room with all the nickknacks... The beer is in no order, the coolers are a mess. The paper draft list is never right...
06-03-2013 00:41:33 |
More by Lare453
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3 | $$
Email received from owner:
Sent: Sat Feb 23, 2008 04:46 UTC (1 day ago)
Out of 18 or so a+ reviews, you viewed this 35 year old establishment quite myopicly.
I have 300 bottles such as flensburger,and kellerbrau. On draft lagunita's lumpy gravy, Brooklyn reserve hopfweizen, and my own homebrew a 60 shilling ale. You did me a great disservice. Have you been to Germany?
You don't like to look at German stuff, What does a german beer bar look like?.
I've got a German beer making history book on the bar by Horst Dornbush, He writes for all about beer, and alestreet!! read it and Wake the hell up!
First, it is in a mall. I'm not one for strip plazas and the mall is the only thing worse than that. I want to be in a free standing building. I want to drink with others that planned a trip to a beer joint and didn't just happen upon a place.
The place is cramped and full of stock. I didn't find it fun to look at the German merchandise, I would have found it more fun or interesting to look at beer related stuff.
Our server was okay. She seemed disinterested when we said we were there to try beers and might not eat. I guess it would be different later in the evening or on the homebrew night.
I tried the Saint Somewhere and it was good, but flat. There weren't tons of draft styles because they catered to the German pils and wheats. If I were ranking them compared to other delis I'd give them higher marks, but this is a beer site!
We got hungry and ordered pastrami and sausage platter. The food was average at best. Greasy and "Americanized" come to mind.
Yes, there are a lot of German beers, but nothing I haven't seen everywhere else. I don't think I'll return.
ADDING: Now I won't return for sure. I guess the service is a direct result of ownership and their "myopic" view that having everything German makes them a stellar beer joint. The more places I visit and take notes about, the tougher I get. I'm changing my numbers to reflect the selection as a 2.5 and the quality as a 3.0 because of the flat St. Somewhere. I would never have looked back if I hadn't gotten the nasty-gram from the owner. Now isn't that ironic.
02-07-2008 00:44:34 |
More by DrummerDan
Mr. Dunderbak's in Tampa, FL
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