Clearwater Beach Restaurants

Clearwater Beach Desserts

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Clearwater Beach Desserts - The Mint Fox Cookies & Ice Cream

Whether you have a sweet tooth, you’re planning a great Clearwater Beach date night or a Valentine’s Day surprise, sometimes we just NEED some delicious sweets. Here are places to get some delicious Clearwater Beach desserts!

The Mint Fox Cookies & Ice Cream

#114, 483 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Known For: Serious Cookie Sundae – 1/2 pound warm cookie topped with 2 scoops of ice cream, hot fudge and whipped cream
Personal Favorite: Mint Chocolate Ice Cream

Spiralz Creamery

472 Poinsettia Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767

Known For: Handcrafted Ice Cream Rolls
Personal Favorite: Creme Brulee Ice Cream Roll

Ice&Cream Creamery

460 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Known For: Ice Cream is freshly made with locally sourced ingredients
Personal Favorite: Dulce De Leche

Kilwins

391 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Known For: Tuttles
Personal Favorite: Mackinac Island Fudge

Gelato Bello

490 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Known For: Homemade Gelato from a 150+-year-old family recipe
Personal Favorite: Yogurt Fragola

Frenchy’s Original Cafe

41 Baymont Street, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Known For: Key Lime Pie
Personal Favorite: Key Lime Pie

Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber Restaurant

447 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Known For: Freshly Baked Pies / Coconut Cream Pie
Personal Favorite: Alaska Meringue Ice Cream Pie

Sea Guini (Opal Sands Resort)

430 S Gulfview Blvd #100, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Known For: Zeppole – cinnamon and sugar, dark chocolate filling, Kahlua anglaise
Personal Favorite: Budino – dark chocolate and hazelnut mousse, chocolate sponge, sea salt, caramel crisp

Frenchy’s on Clearwater Beach

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Frenchy's Clearwater Beach Grouper Sandwich

If you are traveling to Clearwater Beach, you’ll soon begin to see the name “Frenchy’s” everywhere! Clearwater Beach is a small island, but Frenchy has businesses in several different industries operating on the island.

Who is Frenchy?

Despite seeing “Frenchy’s” signs all around the Clearwater Beach, Florida area; he isn’t originally from the area! Michael Preston (“Frenchy”) was born in Canada and grew up speaking both French and English. Michael and his family moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan where he quickly received the nickname “Frenchy” from his new friends.

Frenchy first stepped foot on Clearwater Beach for a vacation shortly after high school. He loved the beautiful area and warm weather and quickly decided not to leave. Frenchy began working at a local Clearwater Beach restaurant as a dishwasher. Over the next several years, he learned the ins and outs of every part of operating a restaurant. Soon, he would be opening his own restaurant.

Frenchy’s Original Cafe

In 1981, Frenchy opened his first restaurant – Frenchy’s Cafe (now called Frenchy’s Original Cafe). Located at 41 Baymont Street on Clearwater Beach, Frenchy’s Original Cafe is still open today and known for the exact same thing that made them popular in 1981: Friendly atmosphere, cold drinks, and fresh seafood – specifically the grouper sandwich. The restaurant quickly became popular enough to have lines out the door and struggled to find a large enough local seafood provider to keep their kitchen full. Needing more local fresh fish and seeing a growing demand for fresh fish in the Clearwater Beach area, Frenchy started another business on Clearwater Beach.

Frenchy’s Seafood Company

Frenchy bought his first fishing boat in 1983 and opened Frenchy’s Seafood Company. The focus was to supply continuously, fresh and high-quality seafood to his restaurant and other restaurants in the Clearwater Beach area. As the desire for fresh local seafood increased, he purchased more fishing boats and grew his fleet. The fish are line caught, then weighed, cut and prepared on Clearwater Beach docks. The fresh fish is delivered to local restaurants, including Frenchy’s restaurants, every day.

Frenchy’s Continued Growth

Frenchy has a love for restaurants and Clearwater Beach, so he kept opening restaurants on Clearwater Beach. He opened Frenchy’s Saltwater Cafe, located on 419 Poinsettia Avenue on Clearwater Beach in 1989. In 1991 he opened the very popular, beachfront Frenchy’s Rockaway Grille. In 2003, Frenchy expanded south of the circle on Clearwater Beach and opened Frenchy’s South Beach.

After opening his fourth restaurant on Clearwater Beach, he took a break from restaurants and purchased the Olympia Motel on Clearwater Beach. After strong renovations, Frenchy opened a retro 60’s style beach motel featuring 15 units with waterfront views of the intercoastal. The retro hotel was named Frenchy’s Oasis Motel and opened in 2010.

In 2013, Frenchy expanded his name off the island. He opened Frenchy’s Outpost Bar & Grill. “Frenchy’s Outpost Bar & Grill is an open-air Key West Style restaurant situated near the causeway to beautiful Honeymoon Island in Dunedin.”


If you’re in the Clearwater Beach area, be sure to grab lunch or dinner at one of Frenchy’s restaurants. My personal favorite is Frenchy’s Original Cafe. I love their buffalo shrimp and the original grouper sandwich and it’s only blocks from Surfside Condominiums and The Villas of Clearwater Beach.

If I catch a late flight to Clearwater Beach, Frenchy’s Rockaway Grille is one of my favorite late-night eats on Clearwater Beach. Not only is it a very short walk from Surfside Condos and The Villas of Clearwater Beach – but a great way to get there is a quick and beautiful walk on the beach!

What’s your favorite of Frenchy’s restaurant?

Great Cool Weather Food on Clearwater Beach

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Great Cool Weather Food on Clearwater Beach

The temperatures are starting to drop in Clearwater Beach, Florida. It’s still warm enough for the beach during the day, but it can start to get a little chilly in the evening. The cooler Clearwater Beach weather isn’t a bad thing though. It is providing great weather for a walk to Caladesi Island, preparing us for Thanksgiving and creating a great atmosphere for enjoying some great Clearwater Beach food that is often overlooked during the hot summer days.

Must Have Cool Weather Food

Bait House Tackle and Tavern – Drunken Shrimp – “Tender shrimp sauteed in a creamy bourbon creole reduction and served with toasted ciabatta bread.”

Bait House Tackle and Tavern – Bait House Clam Chowder – “New England style clam chowder made fresh daily.”

Frenchy’s Original Cafe – Frenchy’s Garlic Crab Fries – “Beer battered fries tossed in garlic butter and parsley, topped with garlic aioli, Old Bay and snow crab.”

Frenchy’s Original Cafe – Original Grouper Sandwich – “Frenchy’s original – fresh filet fried in our seasoned batter.”

Frenchy’s Original Cafe – Buffalo Grouper Sandwich -“Lightly fried and dripped in hot or mildly hot buffalo sauce.”

Frenchy’s Original Cafe – Buffalo Shrimp – “Lightly fried and tossed in our own sauce. Hot or mildly hot, or firecrackers.”

Backwaters Waterfront, Grill & Tavern on Sandkey – Hot Crab-Seafood Dip – “Served with crostinis for dipping.”

Backwaters Waterfront, Grill & Tavern on Sandkey – Seafood Lobster Bisque

Beach Fire Beach Bar & Grille – Maryland Crab Soup – “Tomato based broth with lots o’veggies and blue crab.”

North Beach Pub – Wisconsin Beer Cheese – “Served with pretzel bread sticks.”

North Beach Pub – S’mores Creme Brulee – “Graham cracker, chocolate custard, and toasted marshmallow.”

Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar – Florida Shrimp and Crab Chowder – “Rich and creamy, house-made chowder with shrimp, crab, red and green peppers, onions, and a hint of sherry. Served with salty crackers.”

Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill – Cajun Conch Chowder – “Not your cousin from New England’s “chow-dah” but a tomato based, Manhattan style creation served hot and spicy!”

Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill – She Crab Soup – “Our famous secret recipe, housemade daily! Lightly seasoned and creamy.”

Cooters Restaurant and Bar – Hot Crabby Shrimp Dip – “House Speciality! Crab & Shrimp Baked in a creamy spiced cheese sauce. Served with garlic toast rounds.”

Cooters Restaurant and Bar – Seafood Gumbo – “Delectable bites of shrimp, scallops, sausage and fish in a spicy Creole sauce.”

Marina Cantina – Chicken Tortilla Soup – “Rich chicken broth over pulled chicken, crispy tortillas, avocado, pico, green chilies and queso fresco.”

Clearwater Beach Thanksgiving 2018

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Clearwater Beach Thanksgiving 2018

Looking to celebrate Thanksgiving on Clearwater Beach? Clearwater Beach Condos are renting fast! There are a few condominiums still available for Thanksgiving 2018 in Surfside Condominiums and The Villas of Clearwater Beach. Enjoy a beautiful Clearwater Beach Thanksgiving available, book today!

Clearwater Beach Thanksgiving vacations are wonderful! The weather is beautiful with temperatures usually reaching the mid 70’s during the day and only dropping to the mid 60’s at night. Perfect temperatures to enjoy the warm sun in, and don’t worry about rain. It usually only rains one or two days during the entire month!

Clearwater Beach Thanksgiving Dinner

Memories of Thanksgiving usually come from Thanksgiving dinner. Don’t worry, all the condos in both Surfside Condominiums and The Villas of Clearwater Beach feature full kitchens with large refrigerators and ovens. The full kitchens and easy access to large and nearby grocery stores make it easy to not only enjoy a memorable trip to Clearwater Beach but also enjoy your traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Not looking to cook a large meal since you’re on vacation? No worries, there are many great restaurants available for Thanksgiving dinner. Two of the best are even very close by.

Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber Restaurant features an amazing Thanksgiving dinner with classic Thanksgiving entrees or more beach inspired options such as lobster. Another restaurant that features a wonderful Clearwater Beach Thanksgiving dinner is Columbia Restaurant (Sand Key).

Both of these restaurants require a reservation and you’ll need to reserve a table for Thanksgiving far in advance. Book your condominium right now while units are still available, and call to reserve a table for at these restaurants right after!

Clearwater Beach Thanksgiving Events

Thirsty Pelican Brew Tour: November 15 – 18, 2018

Experience the Gulp Coast in style with the Thirsty Pelican Brew Tours! Get picked up straight from your hotel or from one of the other select pickup locations in St. Pete Beach or Downtown St. Pete. The tour gives you an inside look at select breweries while sampling the best craft beer the Gulp Coast has to offer (all without having to worry about driving). Book your tour on their website or by calling (727) 418-7625.

Yoga at The Dali

Yoga at The Dali Museum every Sunday morning!

Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot

The largest running event in the Tampa Bay area, featuring over 17,000 runners!

Holiday Lights in the Gardens: November 23 –  December 30, 2018

Over 1 million LED lights shining throughout our Botanical Gardens highlighting our plants and in nature-themed or holiday-themed light displays.

Clearwater Beach Sunday Brunch

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Clearwater Beach Sunday Brunch - Island Way Grill

Guests of The Villas of Clearwater Beach and Surfside Condominiums are often looking for a delicious Clearwater Beach Sunday Brunch.

When arriving on Saturday, the first thought is often to immediately hit the beach! Leaving the kitchen empty when you wake up the next morning. Don’t go to the grocery store hungry, grab a quick breakfast to start the day or treat yourself to a delicious Clearwater Beach Sunday Brunch!

Island Way Grill

20 Island Way, Clearwater, FL 33767 | (727) 461-6617

Island Way Grill has been voted #1 Clearwater Beach Sunday Brunch! Island Way Grill’s Sunday brunch is a large buffet featuring fresh seafood, omelet station, sushi bar, oysters on the 1/2 shell, fresh pasta, blueberry blintz, waffle station, Chef’s selected meat dish, smoked salmon, smoked fish spread, crawfish, lox & bagels, roast beef carvings, assorted pastries, salads and desserts! And you’ll be able to enjoy a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne while you peruse the delicious buffet! Make your own bloody mary for $6 at the bloody mary bar featuring 15 items to garnish your delicious drink!

Island Way Grill’s top-rated Clearwater Beach Sunday Brunch is open every Sunday from 10 AM through 1:30 PM. Please call for a reservation.

Shepard’s Ocean Flame

619 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | (727) 442-5107

Enjoy a beautiful view over the waters of Clearwater Pass at this Clearwater Beach Sunday Brunch! Shepard’s Ocean Flame is open on Sunday’s from 10:30 AM through 2:30 PM.

Caretta on the Gulf

1738, 500 Mandalay Ave Suite 100, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | (727) 674-4171

Caretta on the Gulf’s Sunday Brunch offers a beachfront view! The Sunday Brunch buffet features a made-to-order omelet station, hot and cold main dishes, carving stations, sushi, salads all created by Caretta on the Gulf’s executive chef!

Make Your Sunday Brunch Reservations now by calling 727.441.2425, or reserve your table online.

Clear Sky Cafe

490 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | (727) 442-3684

Clear Sky Cafe is known for its amazing breakfast, every day of the week! Clear Sky Cafe offers indoor and outdoor seating and features a delicious bloody mary bar! Enjoy an egg breakfast, omelets, skillets, crepes, breakfast burritos, french toast, pancakes, waffles & more – all within walking distance to the white sands of Clearwater Beach.

Clear Sky Cafe often has a wait time, but you can call ahead and make a reservation.

SHOR American Seafood Grill

301 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | (727) 373-4780

Located in the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa, SHOR American Seafood Grill offers a view of the Gulf of Mexico and a view of the kitchen! SHOR’s open kitchen allows you to observe the preparation of your freshly prepared meals! SHOR is open for breakfast every day from 6:30 AM through 11 AM.

While dining at SHOR American Seafood Grill, you’ll be given three-hour complementary parking.

Sea Guini

430 S Gulfview Blvd #100, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | (727) 450-6236

Sea Guini is located in the Opal Sands Resort and features seafood and Italian-inspired cuisine. Sea Guini opens for breakfast at 7 AM and serves breakfast through noon on Saturday and Sunday. Sea Guini offers delicious meals and extravagant views of the Gulf of Mexico.
Please call for reservations (727) 450-6236.

Best Late Night Food on Clearwater Beach

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Late Night Food on Clearwater Beach

Whether you caught a late flight to Clearwater Beach or you’re just craving some food late at night. You may be surprised to see a lot of your favorite places may be closed. Here are some of my favorite restaurants that are open late and provide great late night food on Clearwater Beach!

Late Night Food on Clearwater Beach


Frenchy’s Rockaway Grille

7 Rockaway St, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | Open until 1 AM!

If I catch a late flight to Clearwater Beach, I almost always head right to Frenchy’s Rockaway Grille. It combines great late night food with the ability to sit right on the beach! Late at night, you’ll miss out on the beautiful view of the beachfront restaurant, but you’ll still enjoy the cool ocean breeze and sound of the ocean. Frenchy’s Rockaway Grille often has live music that pairs well with their delicious drinks and fantastic atmosphere!

Beach Fire Beach Bar & Grille

608 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | Open until 1 AM!

Beach Fire Beach Bar & Grille is a very short walk from Surfside Condos and The Villas of Clearwater Beach! They offer delicious chargrilled food on a real wood fire, craft beer, premium wine and live music until 1 AM! Beach Fire Beach Bar & Grille also offers daily happy hour specials!

Clear Sky Cafe

490 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | Open until 1 AM!

While Clear Sky Cafe is known for their daily breakfast featuring Mimosas and a Bloody Mary Bar, they also have an amazing lunch and dinner that they serve until midnight! Clear Sky Cafe offers indoor and outdoor seating and often has live music outside as well!

The Brown Boxer

483 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | Open until 3 AM!

The Brown Boxer is one of the latest restaurants open on Clearwater Beach. The Brown Boxer is a Sports Pub and Grille with several locations, in Florida. The North Clearwater Beach location is open until 3 AM, every night of the week!

Captain’s Pizza

2046, 462 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767 | Open until 4 AM!

When it comes to late night food on Clearwater Beach, Captain’s Pizza has to be on the list! Captain’s Pizza is the only restaurant open later than The Brown Boxer. Captain’s Pizza offers Pickup from 11 AM to 4 AM, and delivery from 7 PM – 3:30 AM every day of the week!

Salty’s Island Bar & Grille

437 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 | Open until 1 AM!

Salty’s Island Bar & Grille is one of the newest restaurants on Clearwater Beach and is open until midnight during the week, and until 1 AM on weekends. Salty’s Island Bar & Grille features happy hours every day from 8:30 AM to 7 PM, and 10 PM until close!

Toucans Bar & Grill

431 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767 | Open until 3 AM!

Toucans Bar & Grill is open until 3 AM every day! Featuring Reuben Sandwich specials on Mondays, Prime Rib Specials on Tuesdays and Maine Lobster Specials every day of the week! See the full Toucans Bar & Grill menu here!

Best Clearwater Beach Breakfast

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Best Clearwater Beach Breakfast

My favorite Clearwater Beach breakfast is a simple one. Grabbing a bowl of cereal and a cup of coffee and taking them out on the balcony overlooking the beach.

For me, it’s hard to beat the simplicity of a bowl of cereal for breakfast. Add a beautiful view, and it’s perfect. But that’s not for everyone. Thankfully, if you’re staying at Surfside Condos of the Villas of Clearwater Beach, you’ll have a full kitchen to cook any of your favorite breakfast meals and a beautiful view from a beachfront balcony! But if you’re not looking to cook breakfast every morning while you’re on vacation, here are the best Clearwater Beach breakfast restaurants!

Clearwater Beach Breakfast Restaurants

Clear Sky Beachside Café

490 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater, Florida 33767 | (727) 442-3684

Clear Sky Beachside Café is open for breakfast every day of the week! They serve breakfast from 7 am until noon during the week, and from 7 am until 1 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Clear Sky Beachside Café serves breakfast with an upscale twist and is known for delicious Mimosas and Bloody Marys.

View the Clear Sky Beachside Café Breakfast Menu.

Another Broken Egg Cafe

470 Poinsettia Ave, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767 | (727) 240-4682

Another Broken Egg Cafe is located on the first floor of the public parking garage on Poinsettia Avenue. Another Broken Egg Cafe only serves breakfast and lunch. They’re open every day of the week from 7 am to 2 pm. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and hand-crafted signature cocktails!

View the Another Broken Egg Cafe Menu.

Beach Shanty Cafe

397 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767 | (727) 443-1616

Beach Shanty Cafe is open from 7 am until 4 pm every day of the week. They’re known for their $3.99 breakfast deals — quick, delicious and priced very well!

Speggtacular Clearwater Beach

770 Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767 | (727) 401-3507

Speggtacular, located on Clearwater Beach, is open all week from 7 am until 3 pm. Speggtacular is known for their eggs, pancakes and crepes!

See the full Speggtacular menu here.

The Donut Experiment – Clearwater Beach

674 S Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767 | (727) 455-0772

At The Donut Experiment, every donut is a personal creation! Each donut starts with a delicious, fresh-made cake donut and then you pick from the huge selection of icings and toppings. Your donut can be as simple as a glazed or as crazy as key lime, maple bacon or Sriracha donut!

The Donut Experiment is open Monday through Saturday from 7 am until 1 pm. (closed all day Sunday.)

Maggie Mae’s Sunrise Cafe

1261 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, Florida 33767 | (727) 595-1096

Maggie Mae’s Sunrise Cafe serves a delicious breakfast, quickly, and with a beautiful view of Clearwater Bay! Maggie Mae’s Sunrise Cafe is open from 7 am until 2:30 pm.

View Maggie Mae’s breakfast and lunch menu.

Beach Fire Beach Bar & Grille

608 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767 | (727) 408-5200

Beach Fire Beach Bar & Grille is open for breakfast every day at 8 am! Breakfast is served 7 days a week from 8 am until noon. Beach Fire Beach Bar & Grille remains open until 1 am with a full menu and happy hour specials!

View Beach Fire Beach Bar & Grille breakfast menu.

Clearwater Beach Date Night

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Clearwater Beach Date Night Ideas

The soft sand and beautiful sunsets make Clearwater Beach a relaxing and romantic location. While looking over Clearwater Beach, you’ll often see couples walking hand in hand down the beach and even some beach weddings just before sunset. A Clearwater Beach date night is a great way to celebrate the love you share with another.

Clearwater Beach Date Night Ideas

Romantic Upscale Dinner

Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber
727-442-4144
447 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

Sea-Guini
727-450-6236
430 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

SHOR American Seafood Grill
727-373-4780
301 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

Island Way Grill
727-461-6617
20 Island Way, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

505 at the Edge
727-281-3200
505 South Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

Ocean Hai
727-281-9500
100 Coronado Drive, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

Columbia Restaurant
727-596-8400
1241 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater, Florida 33767

Romantic Sunset Cruises

If you head to the Marina, you’ll find many different romantic sunset cruises for a perfect Clearwater Beach date night. Looking for a relaxing sunset sail? Check out the Schooner Clearwater or the Kai Lani Catamaran. If you’d like a romantic sunset cruise that includes a delicious dinner, live entertainment and dancing, the StarLite Majesty will be a perfect luxurious date night.

You may be wanting to take your significant other out on a Clearwater Beach date night, but need to bring the kids with you as well. Captain Memo’s Pirate Ship has you covered! This family-friendly sunset cruise is full of fun events for the kids during the entire cruise! Adults will be offered free drinks and can even escape the games and relax in the adults-only area on the top deck.

If you’d like to grab dinner or drinks after your sunset cruise, there are many restaurants in and near the Clearwater Marina.

Marina Cantina Tequila Bar and Grille
727-443-1750
25 Causeway Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

The Bait House Tackle & Tavern
727-446-8134
45 Causeway Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

Crabby’s Dockside
727-210-1313
37 Causeway Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

Jimmy’s Crow’s Nest
727-683-0002
101 Coronado Drive, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

Fun and Less Expensive Clearwater Beach Date Nights

Planning a romantic date night while on vacation is incredibly sweet, but it may not be in the budget. Don’t worry! You can still have a perfect Clearwater Beach Date night without breaking the budget!

If you’re staying at Surfside Condominiums or The Villas of Clearwater Beach, each condominium comes with a full kitchen and outdoor grills next to the swimming pools. You’ll have everything you need to cook a delicious meal right in the condo!

After dinner, you can take a stroll on the beach. If you’re looking for a quiet walk, head north towards Caladesi Island. If you’re looking for more to do, head south towards Pier 60! Each night, Pier 60 has a sunset festival featuring artisans, crafters, street performers and beautiful views of the Clearwater Beach Sunset!

Once the sun goes down, you can even catch a free outdoor movie and Pier 60’s Sunset Cinema! Visit the Sunset Cinema website for a full schedule of what movies are playing on different nights. The schedule is updated each month.

Clearwater Beach Happy Hour

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Mojito - Clearwater Beach Happy Hour

Clearwater Beach is a wonderful place for a fun and relaxing vacation. Whether you’re visiting Clearwater Beach for spring break or for a fun family vacation, you may be looking for the perfect place to grab a quick and delicious bite to eat and a cold drink. My favorite place to have a drink is on the balcony of one of the Clearwater Beach Vacation Rentals. While you can’t beat the gorgeous views from those beach front balconies, you will have to make your own snacks and cold drinks. So if you’re looking for someone else to make a drink for you, head to a nearby Clearwater Beach Happy Hour!

Clearwater Beach Happy Hour Restaurants

Beach Fire Beach Bar & Grille
608 Mandalay Bay, Clearwater Beach, Florida – (727) 408-5200

  • Monday: Happy Hour 12pm-7pm – discounted domestic drafts & bottles, well drinks & house wine! $6.99 Cheeseburger & fries!
  • Tuesday: Happy Hour 12pm-7pm – discounted domestic drafts & bottles, well drinks & house wine! All day on Tuesdays – $1.50 Tacos: Shredded Beef, Grilled Chicken or Pulled Pork; $2.50 Grilled Mahi Mahi!
  • Wednesday: Happy Hour 12pm-7pm – discounted domestic drafts & bottles, well drinks & house wine! $6.99 Mahi sandwich! WING WEDNESDAY: Whatever the temperature is on Clearwater Beach…that’s the price of our house Jerk Wing!
  • Thursday: Happy Hour 12pm-7pm – discounted domestic drafts & bottles, well drinks & house wine! $6.99 Roasted Pit Turkey sandwich!
  • Friday: Happy Hour 12pm-7pm – discounted domestic drafts & bottles, well drinks & house wine! Open Pit Beef sandwich & fries… just $8.99 all day!
  • Saturday: FREE draft w/ any Burger all day! One Pound Jerk Wings & pitcher $17.50 all day! $5 Deep Eddy Tin Cups: Iced Tea, Lemonade, Ruby Grapefruit all day!
  • Sunday: Get the party started with Bottomless Mimosas 11am-2pm! $8 Pitchers from 2pm-7pm! $5 Jumbie Punch All day! Jumbie Rum is an exotic rum from the Beautiful island of St Maarten.

Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar
10 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach, Florida – (727) 446-2642

Happy Hour: Monday – Friday 4pm-7pm!

“There’s no place like this place, anywhere near this place, so this must be the place!” Proud winner of: #1 Best Beach Bar, #2 Best Sunset Spot and #3 Best Grouper in the St. Pete/Clearwater area!

Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill
7 Rockaway Street, Clearwater Beach, Florida – (727) 446-4844

Happy Hour: Monday through Friday, 4pm-7pm! $1.50 domestic draft beers, $1.75 imported draft beers, $5/$6 pitchers of beer and $2.75 well drinks.

Clear Sky Beachside Cafe
490 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater Beach, Florida – (727) 442-4684

Happy Hour: 3pm-6:30pm with specials on pizzas, bruschettas and flatbreads!

Famous Bloody Mary Bar Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays until 1:00pm!

Cooters Restaurant & Bar
423 Poinsettia Ave, Clearwater Beach, Florida – (727) 462-2668

Happy Hour: 3pm – 6pm.
Monday – Friday: $0.50 wings, shrimp and oyster. $0.99 Bud Light and Miller Lite.
Saturday & Sunday: $50 wings, shrimp, oysters. $1.50 draft beers.

Island Way Grill
20 Island Way, Clearater, Florida – (727) 461-6617

Happy Hour: 3pm-5:30pm every day! $2 domestic beers. $3 imported beers, well cocktails and glasses of wine. $4 martinis, manhattans and glasses of sangria!

Voted Clearwater’s #1 Sunday Brunch! Every Sunday from 10am-1:30pm!

Crabby’s Dockside
37 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater Beach, Florida – (727) 210-1313

Happy Hour: 3pm-6pm every day! 1/2 off wine, well drinks and draft beers!

Salty’s Island Bar & Grille
437 S. Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, Florida – (727) 216-8085

Happy Hour: 8:30am – 8pm and 10pm – close every day!

 

Where’s your favorite Clearwater Beach Happy Hour?

My Favorite Clearwater Beach Lunch Restaurants

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The Bait House Tackle and Tavern Clearwater Beach - Rob Farnell Photography

Each of the Clearwater Beach Vacation Rentals located at Surfside Condominiums and The Villas of Clearwater Beach have beautiful and convenient kitchens, but you still may be searching for some great Clearwater Beach lunch restaurants. Whether you haven’t made it to the grocery store yet, you’re craving some fresh seafood or just don’t feel like cooking (you’re on vacation after all) – you may find yourself looking for a quick and delicious lunch. Here are some of my favorite Clearwater Beach lunch restaurants.

Frenchy’s Original Cafe

Frenchy’s Original Cafe is always one of my first stops when I’m on Clearwater Beach. When driving around Clearwater, you’ll see the Frenchy name often – there’s 5 different Frenchy’s restaurants, a motel, a seafood company, a stone crab company and a gift shop.

It all started in 1981 at Frenchy’s Original Cafe with a simple goal: to have a friendly, laid-back place where people could come to enjoy a cold drink and fresh seafood. Frenchy’s Original Cafe (just Frenchy’s Cafe at that time) quickly became a success and the small restaurant became known for its fresh seafood, especially the grouper sandwiches. To keep up with the demand for fresh seafood, Frenchy purchased his first boat and opened Frenchy’s Seafood Company in 1983.

My favorite menu items: Buffalo Shrimp, Grouper Sandwich, Crabby Shrimp Sandwich.

The Bait House Tackle & Tavern

The Bait House Tackle & Tavern makes a great Clearwater Beach lunch location because of its great food and perfect Clearwater Beach atmosphere. It sits on the water at the Clearwater Beach Marina, not next to the water, on the water. It’s an amazing place to grab lunch and enjoy the beautiful, sunny weather. If it’s raining, there are a few spots undercover at the bar, but not many. Equal to the amazing food, the location is just as great. I love watching the boats cruise in and out of the marina.

My favorite menu items: Smoked Fish Spread, Bait House Clam Chowder, Island Fish Tacos, Bait House Burger.

Pearly’s Beach Eats

Pearly’s Beach Eats opened in the fall of 2014, making it the youngest restaurant of my favorite Clearwater Beach lunch restaurants. Pearly’s Beach Eats quickly grabbed a place in my heart. No matter how short my trip is, I can’t visit Clearwater Beach, Florida without grabbing a meal at Pearly’s Beach Eats.

My favorite menu item: Fish Tacos. …I won’t lie, it’s the only thing I’ve ever had at Pearly’s Beach Eats. It was the first thing I tried, and I have not been able to order anything else. I love their fish tacos! You can get them fried, grilled or blackened (blackened is my favorite) and they come with jicama coleslaw, fresh mango salsa and shredded cheese.

 

While these are some of my favorite spots to grab a quick delicious lunch, Clearwater Beach is full of restaurants and I haven’t had a chance to try them all. What are your favorite Clearwater Beach restaurants? I’ll add them to my list of places to eat next time I’m in Clearwater.


Thank you, Rob Farnell, for the beautiful photo of The Bait House Tackle & Tavern used as this post’s featured photo. Follow Rob Farnell Photography on Facebook and Instagram.