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Frenchy's Saltwater Cafe

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419 Poinsettia Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-2025
727-461-6295
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 85
    Average
  • 31
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Atmosphere - Great Grouper

We had to have some fish while in Clear Water, and judging by how busy this place was, we figured this was as good a spot as any. There was a wait for a table, but there wasn't for the bar, so we chose the bar and ordered our food. We were not disappointed, the clam chowder was amazing as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
civilwarToronto
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Toronto
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Richmond, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We must have made our visit on an off night. My wife had the fried clams. They were average at best. My stuffed grouper filet was small, dry and overcooked as well. I couldn't find much of any crabmeat in the sauce. We made our visit on a recommendation from a friend who loves this place. The service was excellent.... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Great food and service. Prices not out of line. There are 4 Frenchy's,,, visited 2 of them and they were great. Try the she crab soup and the ahi tuna,,,, fantastic

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We had just checked into our motel exhausted and hungry. We were told we could walk down the street to this cafe. It had great atmosphere. Very beachy and relaxed. I got my corona and a grouper sandwich and immediately felt relaxed and ready to enjoy my short vacation. One bite and my office emails forgotten!!

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South Bend, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Went for dinner, long wait. There was room in bar, we were able to sit at stools with our 13 yr old son as long as we sat at a specific counter area. Bartenders recommended meals, drinks, etc. Great service, great food, great atmosphere!

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Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We love the Frenchy's restaurants that we have tried. Fun atmosphere here, good for families. We enjoyed the Caladesi Club sandwich, various styles of their grouper sandwich, and the crab mac & cheese. Service was good.

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Toronto
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We had to have some fish while in Clear Water, and judging by how busy this place was, we figured this was as good a spot as any. There was a wait for a table, but there wasn't for the bar, so we chose the bar and ordered our food. We were not disappointed, the clam chowder was amazing as... More 

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Mtl. Qc
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great atmosphere and quick and friendly service. However, the cutlery was VERY dirty, and the alligator 'bites' were oily, tasteless and chewy. Delicious ceviche although the fried sweet potato is unnecessary. Wonderful mahi mahi. Very fresh stone crab. Overall, a fun experience.

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Newport News, Virginia
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4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Frenchy's Saltwater Cafe is the best place to eat on Clearwater Beach and pretty much all of Florida. They have the best clam chowder and the grilled grouper sandwich is amazing, and then to top it all off with the fantastic key lime pie. Best place ever.

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metro Detroit
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We really enjoyed dining at Frenchy's. Although there was a wait, we got to our table 20 minutes earlier than promised. Inside it had a great atmosphere! Our waiter was friendly. My husband and I both had seafood dishes that were delicious! My teenage children are not seafood lovers and there were plenty of non-seafood dishes to choose from. I... More 

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

I've been coming here for over 20 years. It's become a tradition whenever we are at the beach to eat here. Typically we enjoy the original grouper burger with the amazing shecrab soup but other items are just as good. Try some homemade sangria YUM!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 419 Poinsettia Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-2025
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: 727-461-6295

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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