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Beach Shanty Cafe

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397 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-2010
727-443-1616
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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent breakfast, charming staff

Used it every morning when I stayed in Cl Water, even I had complimentary breakfast at Hilton. Good price, very charming staff. You get so much good coffee that you get the shakes....

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
geirclasen
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
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333 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Used it every morning when I stayed in Cl Water, even I had complimentary breakfast at Hilton. Good price, very charming staff. You get so much good coffee that you get the shakes....

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Rothschild, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Cheap, tasty breakfast and a great cup of coffee. Right across the street from the Hilton. Couldn't be more convenient!

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Bondville, Vermont
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We were looking for a breakfast place the other one [Clear Sky Cafe] had a long wait list so we happened upon the Shanty Cafe, We were glad we did. The breakfast was great the service was great. We wanted an Omelet that they did not have on the menu [Omelet with onion tomatos and cream cheese

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Jenison, Michigan, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We enjoyed our morning walk and had a good breakfast. Service was great and engaging. Nothing fancy - but really good!

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Moncton, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I love this restaurant, we visit Clearwater from Canada often and this is our Breakfast place each morning, it is an AWESOME breakfast place, nothing fancy like the big chain restaurants. It is clean, great food and very nice people and to mention awesome pricing. Their breakfasts are the BEST and service is AMAZING !!!!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We stumbled upon the Beach Shanty while looking for a place still serving breakfast (it was just 11am) and loved it! Small, no frills, local café with great service and the food was like you'd expect from a local (non chain) restaurant. We will go back.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Its a mad little cafe, highly popular with locals and tourists serving great eggs, coffee refills FOC and has super service. Its speedy, its good and its great value. An absolute must. There are two outlets, we went to both and they were both superb!!!

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Sarasota, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Across Mandalay Avenue from the Hilton, the North Beach location of the Beach Shanty cafe was a terrific place for a casual breakfast. Fast, efficient and friendly service - the staff was excpetional. Food was tasty and prepared well. There's a South Beach location, too, on Coronado Drive.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I enjoyed the atmosphere and the coffee a lot. Unfortunately they don't serve oatmeal or anything vegetarian. Otherwise, for the egg eaters, it's terrific!

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Duluth, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This place seemed to be poppin', and they had a cheap breakfast, so we figured it was worth a try. There were some people idly standing around outside the restaurant, but there were open tables inside and out and there was no visible line, so we figured we beat the morning rush. Walking in, the place is tiny - not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 397 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-2010
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: 727-443-1616

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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