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The 6 Best American Restaurants Near Clearwater

Updated: October 29, 2021

Looking for Clearwater’s best buffalo wings or spiciest chili? These are the American spots doing it best. We analyzed millions of reviews from the top local sites to compile This list of top American restaurants. If glasses of bloody mary and plates of crawfish sound like a good time head to these fantastic options in Clearwater.

Find the perfect American restaurant

The Little Lamb

New American, $$, ClearwaterNew American, $$Clearwater
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5
  • Tampa Bay Times, 2019

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    Tampa Bay Times, 2019

Salt Cracker Fish Camp

American, $$, ClearwaterAmerican, $$Clearwater, Clearwater Beach Association
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Creative Loafing, 2019

    24 Tampa Bay fish shacks every seafood lover should visit at least once

    Creative Loafing, 2019

Bob Heilman's Beachcomber Restaurant

American, $$$, ClearwaterAmerican, $$$Clearwater, Clearwater Beach Association
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

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    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life
  • Tampa Bay Times, 2020

    Tampa Bay’s 25 most iconic restaurants

    Tampa Bay Times, 2020

Crabby's Bar & Grill

American, $$, ClearwaterAmerican, $$Clearwater, Clearwater Beach Association
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
  • Creative Loafing, 2019

    24 Tampa Bay fish shacks every seafood lover should visit at least once

    Creative Loafing, 2019

Cooters Restaurant & Bar

American, $$, ClearwaterAmerican, $$Clearwater, Clearwater Beach Association
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

The Black Pearl

New American, $$$, DunedinNew American, $$$Dunedin
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best Romantic Restaurants in Tampa Bay Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life
  • Creative Loafing, 2020

    The 25 ‘most romantic’ restaurants in Tampa Bay, according to Yelp

    Creative Loafing, 2020

How did we curate this list?

Finding the best American restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 7903 spots across Clearwater, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 312 lists and articles from the likes of Creative Loafing, Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life and Tampa Bay Times – applying our boam magic to sift through results. Yes, we even looked at Creative Loafing - The 25 ‘most romantic’ restaurants in Tampa Bay, according to Yelp, Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2021 Best Romantic Restaurants in Tampa Bay Area and Tampa Bay Times - Tampa Bay’s 25 most iconic restaurants to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • Take shellfish to the next level

    When ordering shellfish, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

  • Pair Margarita with grilled burger

    When considering how to best enjoy your grilled burger, we would highlight how well a glass of Margarita complements the dish as it balances the spice and salt of the burger.


  • The ideal drink pairing for heavy meat dish

    Knowing what to pair with heavy meat dish can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Vieux Carre. This, oaked, cocktail balances the fatty heavy meat dish.

Interesting facts

  • A tasty first

    Some tasty history for you, chocolate chip cookies dates back to the year 1938 when it was made in The United States.

  • The best day for hot dog

    Have you ever really wanted to celebrate hot dog? People in The United Statesdo, every July 23, and they call it National Hot Dog Day.

  • A speedy eater

    Takeru Kobayashiate the most burger in the world by finishing no fewer than 12. Who’s up for breaking this record?

Parking tips

Parking has always been a challenge in Clearwater. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen American spot.

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