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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 #35 of 576 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
Rutland, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We were too tired to change for dinner and decided to do take out. Ordered the chicken parm. Came with soup or salad and bread. Ready in 20 minutes. Had enough for the next day.

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Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Having spent a few holidays in Clearwater we have always visited the Backwaters bar for drinks but decided this year to have food , I was so annoyed with myself that we hadn't taken this decision earlier!! The food was amazing the service was great and the company at the bar is good too. We ate I the restraunt several... More

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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Cocktails were affordable, service was good, and the food was too! The outdoor seating featured a great view of the wide intracoastal.!

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I came to Clearwater Beach for a conference, and was traveling alone. From the hotel, it was an easy walk to the Backwaters on Sand Key, and a great place for dinner. Persons dinning alone often get the worst table, and a rush to get you out. Was pleased that I was given a nice table with a great view... More

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Vienna, VA
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182 reviews 182 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Backwaters is a friendly, local, very casual hangout. It's an honest, unpretentious, you-see-what-you-get kind of place. Back porch faces the bay. Good: terrific mahi mahi sliders with non-greasy fries; bar has a view of the bay; prices are moderate. Bad: those looking for a large beer selection, or craft beers, beyond the typical beer & wine distributor staples will be... More

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Central Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Cannot beat the beach environs and deck seating, and so happy to have accidentally been there for Fried Chicken Night - which is Tuesday night. Friendly, delicious and serve happy hour 4-7p at tables as well as bar. Went there for fresh fish which is a good choice.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This restaurant is in a little strip plaza on the water. However, unless you have one of the few tables outside, the atmosphere is nothing special. In fact, the tables are in close proximity and this is not the place to go for private conversation and intimate dining. What you should go here for is the best meal you might... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My friend and I dined at Backwater's and was pleasantly surprised at not only the food but the wait staff. We were lucky to get a table outside on the water. It was a nice Evening and enjoyable dining experience.

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Caswell Beach, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

I think a lot of locals go here, tells you right off that things will be good. Specials on oysters 1/2 shell cannot be beat price wise. great views of the bay and the sunset are worth being there everyday. I have been here 3 out of 4 times that I have visited Clearwater.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We wanted a nice place for a steak on our last night on vacation. We made a reservation for outside and had a lovely view. Kids meals reasonably priced and had a great steak. We had some great wine off if their extensive wine list. The chicken satay appetizer was terrific. Comfortable atmosphere not to fancy good place for kids... More

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Additional Information about Backwaters on Sand Key

Address: 1261 Gulf Blvd, Ste 130, Clearwater, FL 33767-2744
Phone Number: 727-517-7383
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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