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Backwaters on Sand Key

1261 Gulf Blvd, Ste 130, Clearwater, FL 33767-2744
727-517-7383
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Ranked #38 of 575 restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Blairsville, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The views of this restaurant were awesome. Place is a little small and very crowded. We were referred by friends to try this place out. Was a little disappointed in the food, for the price it wasn't as good as I thought it would be.

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Wroughton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I find it very interesting that most of the poorer reviews are from people on holiday therefore what is the rush. If you are kept waiting for food for 20 minutes chill!! Holiday surely is a time to not worry, sitting in a fab location looking over the bay. Saying that we have never had a major problem here drinks... More

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Family visit here from the Marriott hotel next door. Had great menu and all our meals were first class. Large portions and good service. Price was very competitive would definitely go again.

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Lake City, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Great menu choices got a trio platter blackened didn't care for the taste of fish or shrimp had an old taste, not sure if it was the actual food or the seasoning, scallops were great as was the baked potato and ceasar salad. Our waitress was friendly, knew the menu items well and gave us quick and efficeint services. View... More

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Chicago
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

creative and tasty appetizers, entrees and specials. sit and relax in the "back" "waters" outdoor deck seating area and enjoy the atmosphere!

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Lake Mary, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Located in the Shoppes on Sand Key. Our server Heather was excellent. We split: Lobster Mango Salad; Peel and Eat Shrimp; Blackened Bacon Wrapped Scallops and Sweet Potato Fries - all wonderful. We took to go: Chef's Famous Chocolate Cake + Key Lime Cheesecake Pie - neither of which we cared for. They have and extensive menu.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I had chosen it because I had eaten breakfast regularly at their sister establishment in the same strip mall, but never have been in the area for dinner. It was a delight to be in the back of the restaurant viewing the bay with my wife, in a relaxed atmosphere. The service was very good. Our server Brea was very... More

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Doral, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Food was great, so was the service. They even had food for one of my kids who doesn't like seafood! The bay view was also very beautiful, especially during sun-down.

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Had the Shrimp Mangotini for lunch very filling lite lunch with a lemonade. Very good size shrimp and a great dressing. Highly recommend you try it

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Orlando, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

This is the third time I have come here, the first was on July 4th and the overwhelming crowd was really the cause of the issues that time. The last two times including this one I was solo and sat at the bar. Both time great service and the food was pretty darn good too! I had the backwater Bird... More

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