OUR FAVORITES:

 

 

E&E Stakeout Grill

100 N Indian Rocks Rd, Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770

727-585-6399

$$$

Since 1985 E&E Stakeout Grill has served some of the best steak, Prime Rib, Daily Seafood Specials. Try the Filet Mignon and choose a good wine from the stellar wine list or enjoy their generous cocktails from their full liquor bar. You will need to call ahead and make a reservation. Definately one of our favorites!

 

 

Cristino's Coal Oven Pizza

1101 Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33756

727-443-4900

$$

Great authentic italian food!  Great appetizers, coal oven pizza, fresh pasta, homemade ice cream - feels like in Italy! Cristino’s is a family-operated restaurant owned by three brothers born in the town of Mola di Bari, Italy and raised in Brooklyn, New York where they acquired their passion for homemade Italian food and coal oven pizza. Definately one of our favorites!

 

 

Pensare Italian Bistro

799 Highland Avenue, Dunedin, FL 34698

727-786-2222

$$$

Again, great italian food - a bit more upscale than Christino's. Located in Dunedin, one of the oldest towns on the West Coast of Florida and definately worth a visit.

 

 

Island Way Grill

20 Island Way, Clearwater, FL 33767

727-461-6617

www.islandwaygrill.com

$$$

Island Way Grill puts the spotlight on fresh, local and delicious fish. Its menu tells a story of cultures coming together, blending the flavors of continental, Pacific Rim and Island cuisine and adding a pan-Asian flair. Island Way grill is also famous for its brunch.

 

 

Bobby's Bistro & Wine Bar Bistro

447 Mandalay Avenue, North Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

727-446-WINE

$$-$$$

Charming backdoor bistro with great food and a superb wine selection. The quiet, intimate ambience is a welcome change from the more boisterous places along the beach, but it's still quite casual. Book a table on the enclosed, covered patio.

 

 

Bonefish Grill

2519 McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater, FL 33761

727-726-1315

$$$

The food is delicious and the service good. You will definitely need to call ahead and make a reservation. Environment is elegant and fun with a nice bar area that many locals frequent. We like the Wagyu Beef & Ginger Dumplings, Crab cakes & seared Ahi Tuna, as appetizers. Favorite fish is the Chilean Sea Bass with the Lime Tomato Garlic or Warm Mango Salsa.  

 

 

Palm Pavillion Beachside Grill & Bar

10 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater, FL 33767

727-446-2642

$$

Next to Frenchy's Rockaway Grill, offers the same fantastic beach views and live music. They serve burgers, wraps, salads, seafood & steaks and a variety of drinks at the bar. Our favorite on the beach.

 

 

The Clear Sky Café

490 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

727-442-3684

$$

Our favorite brunch place. Try the homemade quiches and the slow cooked corn beef hash. Cute, casual café in the middle of Clearwater Beach. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 

 

Gondolier Pizza

674 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767

727-441-3353

http://www.gondolierpizza.com

$-$$

Casual and family friendly restaurant in Clearwater Beach offering good italian and greek food for very reasonable prices. Pizza, pasta, gyros, souvlaki, salads, burgers, sandwiches, huge dessert variety and brunch. Personal favorite of our kids!

 

 

MORE RECOMMENDABLE PLACES:

 

Clearsky Draught Haus

680 Main St, Dunedin, FL 34698

727-286-6266

$$-$$$

Fun atmosphere with live music and happy hour every day. It used to be a gas station. The Burgers and fries were great, the beer selection legendary. In and outside sitting area.

 

 

The Black Pearl

315 Main Street, Dunedin, FL 34698

727-734-DINE (3463)

theblackpearlrestaurant.com

$$$$

For a night on the town accented by cultivated splendor, consider the Black Pearl in Dunedin. Enjoy the sophisticated Art Deco décor of this 38-seat restaurant, and feast on entrées such as twice-cooked Long Island duckling or shrimp and roasted red pepper scampi.

 

 

Columbia

1241 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767

727-596-8400

http://www.columbiarestaurant.com

$$$

Family owned and operated for more than 100 years, the Columbia has earned acclaim for its old-world charm and award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway in Sand Key in Clearwater Beach, the original location is Ybor City in Tampa. Outdoor deck seating has magnificent views. You may even see a dolphin or two.

 

 

Guppy's

1701 Gulf Blvd, Indian Rocks Bch, FL 33785

(727) 593-2032

$-$$

Both locals and visitors find themselves drawn to the views and atmosphere of Guppy’s on the Beach. The chef’s daily specials are always delectable, and the regular menu boasts a winning variety of fresh seafood, signature sandwiches and tempting steaks. Go there for lunch and make sure to sit outside.

 

 

Frenchy's Rockaway Grill

7 Rockaway St, Clearwater, FL 33767

727-446-4844

http://frenchysonline.com

$$

This is the place to go for Frenchy’s famous classic grouper sandwich, paired with spectacular beach views of the "Best Beach Town in Florida" as chosen by USA Today readers in 2013. Sip a tropical cocktail, and feel the island vibe as local musicians set the mood with live music.

 

 

Maritana Grille

3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

727-360-1882

http://www.loewshotels.com/restaurants/the-maritana-grille

$$$$

If you want to be inspired by live art in motion, try the Maritana Grille, the signature restaurant of the beautiful Loews Don Cesar hotel in St. Pete. Here, 1,500 gallons of saltwater aquariums filled with colorful, native Florida fish surround you with an ever-changing canvas. And the food is a masterpiece, too: Maritana Grille has been ranked one of the "Top 10 Seafood Restaurants in America" by Gayot.