Clearwater Beach Restaurants

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. (Read all about “Frenchy” and his Clearwater Beach history.)

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.