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Frenchy's Saltwater Cafe

419 Poinsettia Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-2025
727-461-6295
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Ranked #43 of 558 restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Orlando, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The service was fast an friendly. I order the grilled grouper platter hoping to eat something healthy. The group came swimming in a shallow pool of grease. Not grill at all but rather panfried. The fish was bland and the great taste that you would expect grouper to have was nonexistent. It wasn't awful but not great either. I am... More

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Grand Rapids, MI
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Service was good. Location was nothing to write about. Food was small, pricey, and average - 3 of 4 persons had a grouper sandwich. It looked like Cooter's next door did a better business.

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Augusta, Georgia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

Hotel told us about this place. It was wonderful. Had a variety of food from gator rails, hamburger and seafood and everything was great. Service was good too.

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Tampa, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I wasn't impressed, personally. I've been here twice in the last two weeks. The first time, we got the cracked conch and that was pretty good, though quite a bit of breading. The last time, we got conch fritters which were basically hush puppies with tiny pieces of meat here and there. The dipping sauce was less than authentic too.... More

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Edina, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Although a tourist spot, plenty of locals and sitting at the bar for lunch is fun. Bar menu with great burgers and local catch specials. Great little gift shop next door and they give you a coupon if you eat at the restaurant.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I love this place and the price is right. Stone crabs were amazing and so was everything else we had. Ever time we go we make sure to make a trip. We support all frencies

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Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

On a local's recommendation, we found this place, just a few blocks off the main drag in Clearwater Beach. The food was fantastic. My little one loved his crab legs, I enjoyed my grilled shrimp, and my husband thought his Mahi Mahi was above average. Apparently, the on-beach location is the best Frenchy's, but we did not make it to... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Very good food , good value, GREAT grouper sandwich, you cant go wrong here, Went to Frenchy's Rockaways first (love that place, right on the beach) But there was a very long wait, walked over a couple blocks and sat right down

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Riverview, FL
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

A friend of ours recommended that we give this location a try. It was a cold, rainy day so the beach was empty and the wait was short to get seated. There were 6 of us and they tried to seat us at a table approx. 36" square. We asked to be seated at a larger table and the hostess... More

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Very nice beach front restaurant. Service was great and food was very good. Very family friendly and prices were reasonable. I had the fried clam basket and the clams were awesome. Real clams not just breading. I would highly recommend this

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