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The 9 Best Restaurants In Clearwater Beach

Updated: May 2, 2022

If you are searching for the newest and hottest dining spots in Clearwater Beach look no further than this list. We analyzed the top review and ranking sites and leading publications for the best restaurants in Clearwater Beach. Visit These restaurants for the finest dishes that Clearwater Beach has to offer. Expect award-winning service.

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Frenchy's Original Cafe

Caribbean, $$, Clearwater Beach AssociationCaribbean, $$Clearwater, Clearwater Beach Association
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Creative Loafing, 2019

    20 classic Tampa Bay diners, delis, and cafes you should have tried by now

    Creative Loafing, 2019
  • Tampa Bay Times, 2020

    Tampa Bay’s 25 most iconic restaurants

    Tampa Bay Times, 2020

Sea-Guini

New American, $$$, Clearwater Beach AssociationNew American, $$$Clearwater, Clearwater Beach Association
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Hot Sake Sushi & Asian

Asian, $$, Clearwater Beach AssociationAsian, $$Clearwater, Clearwater Beach Association
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

The Bait House Tackle & Tavern

American, $$, Clearwater Beach AssociationAmerican, $$Clearwater, Clearwater Beach Association
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

The Salty Crab Bar & Grill - North Beach

Pizza, $$, Clearwater Beach AssociationPizza, $$Clearwater, Clearwater Beach Association
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Sekushi on the Beach

Asian, $$, Clearwater Beach AssociationAsian, $$Clearwater, Clearwater Beach Association
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Badfins Food + Brew

American, $$, Clearwater Beach AssociationAmerican, $$Clearwater, Clearwater Beach Association
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Gondolier Italian Restaurant and Pizza

Pizza, $$, Clearwater Beach AssociationPizza, $$Clearwater, Clearwater Beach Association
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Cesare's At The Beach

Italian, $$, Clearwater Beach AssociationItalian, $$Clearwater, Clearwater Beach Association
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Why these restaurants?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Clearwater Beach. We analyzed 260 lists and articles from top sources like Tampa Bay Times and Creative Loafing, 7417 Clearwater restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Tampa Bay Times - Tampa Bay’s 25 most iconic restaurants and Creative Loafing - 20 classic Tampa Bay diners, delis, and cafes you should have tried by now. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Frequently asked questions

Frenchy's Original Cafe, Ryan's Island Cafe, and A Slice of Rome are the highest-rated vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Clearwater Beach.

SHOR American Seafood Grill, Ocean Hai, and Cesare's At The Beach are the highest-rated restaurants for a date night in Clearwater Beach.

The highest-rated restaurants for brunch in Clearwater Beach are Frenchy's Original Cafe, Ryan's Island Cafe, and A Slice of Rome.

Frenchy's Original Cafe, Ryan's Island Cafe, and Another Broken Egg Cafe are the highest-rated restaurants for a pick-up meal in Clearwater Beach.

Frenchy's Original Cafe, Ryan's Island Cafe, and A Slice of Rome are the highest-rated vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Clearwater Beach.

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