15 Best Clearwater Beach Restaurants

Experience the famous sugar sand when you book a vacation home in Clearwater Beach, Florida. With its namesake clear, warm waters and awe-inspiring white sand beaches, a vacation here is sure to be unforgettable. Foodies will be satisfied with this getaway, as Clearwater Beach has a fantastic selection of restaurants serving fresh seafood and much more. 

Famed for its soft, white sandy beaches and sparkling warm waters, Clearwater Beach is a fantastic destination for your vacation rental at the beach. Conveniently located about 45 minutes from Tampa, this laid-back beach community offers numerous activities suitable for travelers of all ages. Enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, or simply relaxing on the beautiful beach when you stay at a Viagem vacation home rental.

In addition to its many beach activities, Clearwater Beach has an amazing food scene. With dozens of beloved restaurants, cafes, and bars dotting the town, you are always close to a fantastic meal. Browse our list of some of the top restaurants in town to begin planning your perfect beach vacation.

Wildflower Cafe

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Tucked away under the oak trees in Clearwater is this delightful neighborhood cafe serving breakfast, lunch a Sunday brunch in a casual, yet upscale atmosphere to the surrounding Pinellas County communities of Belleair, Largo, Dunedin and St. Petersburg. We are conveniently located along the Pinellas Trail.

Cafe opens – Tue-Sat 8am-2:30pm, Sun 8:30am-2pm; Closed Mondays

Market opens – Mon to Sun 9am – 3pm



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For a fine dining experience in Clearwater Beach, Sea-Guini is a must-try. This beautiful, sunny lounge serves up fresh seafood and Italian cuisine paired with unbeatable sea views. Enjoy a dazzling sunset over the water during your delicious dinner, and be sure to try one of their 

Sea-Guini is located at the Opal Sands resort but is open to everyone. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily from 8 am to 11 pm. 

The Salty Crab Bar & Grill North Beach

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Enjoy a tasty meal of seafood, burgers, and pizza paired with a cold beer or cocktail when you dine at the Salty Crab Bar & Grill on Clearwater’s North Beach. This casual local institution provides delicious, unfussy food, friendly service, and live music every night with optional outdoor seating.

The Salty Crab Bar & Grill is open daily from 8:30 am to 11 pm and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They offer all-day happy hour specials and late-night specials. 

Crabby’s Beachwalk Bar & Grill

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Crabby’s Beachwalk Bar & Grill is a casual, beachy restaurant serving mouthwatering seafood, steak, sandwiches, and tacos. The large outdoor patio is a wonderful place to enjoy a frosty margarita or a healthy fruit smoothie. Crabby’s is also a popular breakfast spot, with great options like huevos rancheros, breakfast sandwiches, and the Southern classic, shrimp, and grits.

Crabby’s Beachwalk Bar & Grill is open daily from 8:30 am to 11 pm with live music every night. 

Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar

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  • Address: 10 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater, FL
  • Price point: $$
  • Website: palmpavilion.com

A beloved Clearwater Beach institution, Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar is the ideal location to watch the sunset while enjoying their famed fish tacos and tiki bar ambiance. This laid-back beach hangout is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike, with something to enjoy for guests of all ages. Enjoy the view from the deck; the direct beachfront location cannot be beaten!

Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar is open daily from 11 am to 10 pm. There are no reservations needed; seating is first-come-first-serve. 

Clear Sky Beachside Cafe

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  • Address: 490 Mandalay Ave Ste 1, Clearwater, FL 
  • Price point: $$
  • Website: Clearskycafe.com

Head over to Clear Sky Beachside Cafe for a delicious, casual meal with an upscale twist. Their menu has a wide variety of dishes, such as fresh seafood, traditional Spanish tapas, gourmet pizzas, and so much more. Check out their large cocktail and wine menu to find the perfect pairing for your meal.

Clear Sky Beachside Cafe is open daily from 7 am-midnight and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations can be made for dinner but are optional. Large parties and children are welcome at the cafe. 

Salty’s Island Bar & Grille

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  • Address: 437 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 
  • Price point: $$
  • Website: saltysisland.com

For delicious island cuisine, check out Salty’s Island Bar & Grill. Famed for their refreshing frozen cocktails, which are perfect after a long day in the sun, Salty’s also offers an extensive menu of tasty meals, including full hearty breakfasts. Enjoy live music every evening and a fantastic happy hour special; all served with a premium view of the Gulf of Mexico.

Salty’s Island Bar & Grille is open daily from 8:30 am to 11 pm. 

Cabanas Coastal Grill

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  • Address: 655 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater, FL 
  • Price point: $$
  • Website: cabanasgrill.com

One of Clearwater Beach’s best-kept secrets, Cabanas Coastal Grill, is the perfect place to enjoy an unforgettable meal right on the beach. Priding themselves on great food, great drinks, and excellent service, you are sure to enjoy your meal here. Cabanas Coastal Grill is known for their all-you-can-eat crab legs, served with a side of fries and coleslaw, every Monday and Tuesday. 

Cabanas Coastal Grill is open Sunday-Thursday from 8 pm to 9 pm and Friday and Saturday until 10 pm. 

Caretta on the Gulf

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Reserve your table at Caretta on the Gulf for a luxurious, upscale meal in Clearwater Beach. Serving sophisticated New American meals that focused on seasonally inspired ingredients and paired with organic wines, Caretta on the Gulf is ideal for an unforgettable dining experience or special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries. Notable as Clearwater Beach’s only AAA Four-Diamond Award restaurant, you can be sure your meal here will be top-notch.

Caretta on the Gulf is located in the Sandpearl resort and is open daily from 7 am to 10 pm.

Salt Cracker Fish Camp

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Enjoy some of the freshest seafood in town when you head over to Salt Cracker Fish Camp. Serving classic Southern dockside cuisine and tasty cocktails, this casual eatery is always a good idea. 

Located at the marina, you can be sure your seafood is as fresh as can be. If you happen to catch your own seafood, they are happy to cook up your catch for you! 

Salt Cracker Fish Camp is open Monday-Friday from 11 am to 10 pm and weekends from 8 am. 

Badfins Food + Brew

  • Address: 215 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater, FL
  • Price point: $$
  • Website: badfins.com

Satisfy your cravings with a visit to Badfins Food + Brew. Serving up some of the best-loved Mexican and seafood in Clearwater Beach, Badfins is also known for its huge drink selection with 34 taps of local beer, handcrafted cocktails, wine, and yummy non-alcoholic drinks. Have your tasty meal on the patio or in the unique beer garden. 

Badfins Food + Brew is open daily from 11:30 am to 10 pm and until 11 pm on Friday and Saturday. 

Blinkers Beachside Steakhouse and Lounge

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If you’re searching for an unforgettable steak dinner in Clearwater Beach, Blinkers Beachside Steakhouse and Lounge is the place for you. Serving USDA Prime and choice sterling steaks with signature seasoning, fresh seafood, and hearty pasta dishes, there is something for everyone at Blinkers. 

Blinkers Beachside Steakhouse and Lounge is open daily from 4 pm to 10 pm.

Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber

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Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber is a longtime Clearwater Beach institution where you can get tasty appetizers, delicious seafood, famous fried chicken, and more. Known for its old-time Florida charm and excellent service, a meal here is perfect for any occasion. 

Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber is open daily from 5 pm to 10 pm. 

Frenchy’s Original Cafe

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Check out the local institution Frenchy’s Original Cafe for a delicious, casual meal. There are multiple Frenchy’s locations now, but the one on Baymont Street is the original location that was opened in 1981. Be sure to try one of their famous grouper sandwiches.

Frenchy’s Original Cafe is open daily from 11 am to 10 pm. 

Island Way Grill

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If you are looking for delicious seafood with a unique twist, check out Island Way Grill. Offering Asian-inspired dishes, a fresh sushi bar, and great views of the water, this casual grill is a great way to add some variety to your daily meals.

Island Way Grill is open from 4 pm to 9 pm, with additional brunch hours on Saturday and Sunday. 

Pan Filo’s Co. Bar & Grill

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  • Address: 656 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater, FL 
  • Price point: $$
  • Website: panfilosmenu.com

Famous not only for its gourmet tacos but also for its founder WWE Hall of Famer Bushwacker Luke, Pan Filo’s Co. Bar & Grill is one of the town’s best places for Mexican food. In addition to their mouthwatering dishes, Pan Filo’s has a full bar and a billiards table. The restaurant is open late for all the night owls looking for great food and entertainment. 

Pan Filo’s is open daily from 6 pm to 3 am.

Grab a Bite in Clearwater

Expect your vacation to beautiful Clearwater Beach, Florida, to be filled with fun, sun, and delicious food. With many delicious restaurants to choose from when you stay at a local vacation home rental, Clearwater Beach is a haven for fans of good food.

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