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Backwaters on Sand Key

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1261 Gulf Blvd, Ste 130, Clearwater, FL 33767
+1 727-517-7383
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Backwaters on Sand Key serves exceptional steaks, fresh local seafood and...
Backwaters on Sand Key serves exceptional steaks, fresh local seafood and sandwiches on the waterfront. Beautiful views and friendly service. Full bar and lounge. Lunch or Dinner. Happy Hour 2 to 7 PM
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  • 48
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food and Service

The food is delicious here. We began with lobster egg rolls which were outstanding. Our entrees were both grouper with hers being grilled and mine blackened. Again, outstanding. Sides of lobster bisque for both, it was very good as well, and potatoes, albeit different types for each. The twice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
BJR2000
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Make a reservation to sit outside and enjoy the inland waterway. Excellent menu, lots of variety, value for money. Always a welcome with a smile. Steaks were wonderful! if you have breakfast at Maggie Mae's (a few shops along), keep your receipt to show your Backwater's server for 10% off dinner menu sun-thur. Really lovely evening dinner, must try!

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Mentor, Ohio
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

First night on Sand Key. Everyone had a great meal. Steak , chicken, fish. All wonderful. Must try. Great staff.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We stay close by, so we visit at least 3-4 times while holidaying. The food is freshly cooked to order and are all wonderful. I can recommend the shrimp dishes, as cann`t get enough of them

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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Make a Reservation if you want to sit on the porch, or for that Matter, in the restaurant! We were glad that we did and were seated immediately at a great table right by the water for a beautiful sunset. Entrees pleased everyone in the family. Beautiful, no-filler crabcakes (every Wednesday apparently), scallops, grouper, steak and shrimp. And killer desserts... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great food with great atmosphere! Make sure to sit outside by the water. Good food choices at reasonable prices! Make sure to include this place in your Clearwater vacation!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The food is delicious here. We began with lobster egg rolls which were outstanding. Our entrees were both grouper with hers being grilled and mine blackened. Again, outstanding. Sides of lobster bisque for both, it was very good as well, and potatoes, albeit different types for each. The twice baked potato was amazing and the mashed were great as well.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Food: The food here was amazing, but our wait or was very inattentive and seemed like he ignored us alot by not giving us eye contact. Customer Service:His name was eric.. I believe. Had a wavy ponytail. . It was seven of us and we are all very different from each other and had very different needs and we all... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Super seafood, great ambiance, family friendly. Everyone in my family including three kids love Backwaters!

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Sutton, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We thought it might be a little bit of a dive, but the foor was great and the service was very good as well, great for lunch or dinner, and the view of the water was superb. Great place to spend some time.

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Largo, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We called for a reservation 2 days before July 4th and were told they were completely booked.It is located on the Intracoastal across from Clearwater Harbor where the fireworks are.After telling them it was my birthday,they squeezed the two of us in at 6:00 as long as we understood we couldn't ",hang around" afterwards which was fine.We were seated in... More 

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Additional Information about Backwaters on Sand Key

Address: 1261 Gulf Blvd, Ste 130, Clearwater, FL 33767
Phone Number: +1 727-517-7383
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1261 Gulf Blvd, Ste 130, Clearwater, FL 33767
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-517-7383

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

Backwaters on Sand Key serves exceptional steaks, fresh local seafood and sandwiches on the waterfront. Beautiful views and friendly service. Full bar and lounge. Lunch or Dinner. Happy Hour 2 to 7 PM
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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