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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 #36 of 573 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
St. Petersburg, Florida
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120 reviews 120 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The dining experience is better than the unassuming outside appearance. Considerable menu selection, great food and friendly service. Portion sizes are generous. We've been here a few times and each visit has been consistent with friendly and attentive service. Their crab cakes when offered on their daily special are excellent. Mostly lump meat crab with minimum filler and cooked to... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

First, the venue of the deck provides an outstanding vista for a meal. Our server Sandi was outstanding and VERY attentive without being pushy. We started with the skinny fried onions which were EXCELLENT. My wife had the fried shrimp which was so very good with a tender breading. The grilled snapper with scallops was one of the best dishes... More

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Cheddar, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We went early evening after a day on the beach, we were seat quickly and provided with iced water immediately, very welcome. The menu selection was good, almost too much to choose from. Our meals arrived reasonably quickly, but we're not in a hurry anyway. Food was as expected, good quality fish cooked as requested, all our party had fish... More

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Trinity, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is an unassuming place on the exterior, kind of in a strip mall. Don't let that put you off. What a gem! We sat out on the deck, with a view of the inter coastal waterway, and we loved it. The waitress was very helpful, and pleasant. I had ordered steamed mussels and shrimp, which were seasoned perfectly, and... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very quant, cozy, friendly, tables on the back deck overlooking Clearwater Intracostal Waterway! Service was excellent. Went twice in one week. Our first visit I have the Blackened Mahi Mahi, wild rice and fresh green beans. The green beans were a little on the raw side but still very good. The Mahi Mahi was excellent. My wife ordered the Angus... More

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Safety Harbor, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It's a great place on a nice day and has a great view of the inter coastal. Today we tried the philly steak sandwich. It was excellent. Also, during happy hour the have 6 raw oysters for $3.95. a little small but very tasty. Sign up for their email club and get a free dinner for your birthday (up to... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We had a great meal here on our first evening fab atmosphere, food and view recommended!! Very relaxed, staff very friendly and we got 10% off for we had breakfast at Maggie Mae's! All round we had a great evening.

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Clearwater
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81 reviews 81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My favorite place to eat on the beach and a great spot that has great seating right on the water. Our server did a great job.

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went here on the recommendation of hotel staff. My first mistake was ordering a steak in a seafood restaurant (in a seafood town). The waitress was very scatterbrained, and got my meal wrong. When I finally got the steak, it was overcooked, underseasoned and pretty tough. I'll be on Sand Key for a few more weeks, but will likely... More

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London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

We found this restaurant late in our stay, but we've been 4 times!!! The food is delicious and very reasonably priced - the blackebed new york strip, the ribs and all the fish is amazing......and the cajun night is wonderful!

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