When you live in a state that’s surrounded on three sides by water, its no wonder Floridians have a special connection to the ocean. Whether it’s sun bathing on the shore or enjoying fresh grouper, the ocean’s bounties are endless. Clearwater is one of the best places to enjoy Florida beaches and an even better place to get a taste of Florida seafood. Here’s a list of some of the best seafood in Clearwater.
If you’re a Tampa native, Frenchy’s is a name you grew up with and a place you’ve most likely eaten at. Frenchy’s Café is the quintessential beach bar in Clearwater beach. Since it’s establishment in 1981, Frenchy’s has been extremely popular with locals and out of towners alike. Frenchy’s Seafood Company includes other locations throughout Clearwater as well as a fleet of fishing boats that supply endless fresh product. Guests can enjoy a cold drink and fresh seafood at reasonable prices in a laid back environment. Make sure to try the famous fresh Super Grouper Sandwich!
This Clearwater seafood option can be upscale or casual! Located on the water, Island Way Grill could be the perfect end to a long day at the beach or the perfect spot to start date night! Island Way’s own boats make daily trips so guests can expect fresh local seafood. Gulf favorites like tuna, mahi and snapper are reeled in for the freshest of options. Make sure to take advantage of their beautiful outdoor seating and extensive raw bar.
This spot brings together fresh gulf seafood and southern cooking. Salt Cracker Fish Camp savors the heritage of American settlers who hunted, gathered, and fished as their main source of food. All day happy hour and midday happy eats are what makes this spot especially desirable for lunch and dinner but, Salt Cracker has an extensive breakfast menu too. Make sure to try the Fisherman’s Benedict with fresh grouper cakes!
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