Eat at Bern's regularly but the best steaks in Tampa/St Pete are at Salt Rock Grill in Indian Shores. It's prime, aged on site and cooked over an extremely hot wood fired grill. You can get an excellent steak that is cooked fast enough to not lose the flavor.
Definitely one of my top ten, and they are usually CROWDED!
Well, sorry to say the best steak I ever had was not from a restaurant. Even though my father owned his own restaurants. Bassman Ia you probably know of the one we owned out in Missouri Valley called "The Bertrand" named after a sunken paddle wheeler on the Missouri River. My father used to load his pickup bed full of coolers of beer during planting and harvest seasons and drive to all of the farmers fields to give them a little relief. They would be in the restaurant every Saturday night. Anyway, we bought all of our own beef, had it custom fed out and custom butchered and aged. Those steaks were full of flavor and melted in your mouth. My father took a few to Vegas every year and they were good for free room food and drink for a week. Best Prime Rib I ever had was at a restaurant in Nebraska called "The Cornhusker" followed closely by a restaurant in Cresent, IA called "The Pink Poodle".
Yea small world isn't it. Poodle isn't as good as it was in he 60's, ate there this spring. Was the Bertrand on the south side of 30? Misty's in Lincoln Ne. Is know for their prime rib. Before I retired I used to eat at Cody's Steakhouse in Elk Point S.D. Twice a week on the S.D. run, his steaks are tender, tasty and not expensive ---- plus Jim Cody makes all of his pies from scratch, THE BEST sour cream raisin in the country ( @ 1000 calories a slice you know it's the best ) there were so many really good places to eat when I was a kid. Most the bars had outstanding food also.
My favorite is a place called Petit Paree in Festus Mo.
They age their own meat and grow their own seasonings, very good bacon wrapped filet. I go there every year on my birthday and again on my wife's birthday.