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Bob Heilman's Beachcomber

447 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767
727 442-4144
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Ranked #50 of 591 Restaurants in Clearwater
Price range: $0 - $30
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Ok where do I start, We made the mistake of turning up Christmas Day expecting to get a table, As we haven't been here before its our fault we didn't book as this is one very popular place, We booked a table for the next day and the food and service were as we expected very good but the price... More 

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Oldsmar, Florida, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We have been a LOYAL customer for 25 years and had the worst experience on Christmas Day!! Our tradition with a 90 year old mother and a 2 years old grandson. Made reservations the beginning of November for Christmas dinner, 9 people. Waited 1.5 hours, 5:30 reservation, was seated at 7:05 pm, after 3 approaches to hostess stand. THE WORST... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

What can I say, we've been to this restaurant before. So we decided to make a reservation back in early November for Christmas dinner. Our reservation was for 6pm, we showed up 20 minutes before and there was a line up out the door. When I finally got to the Hostess, there was no Merry Christmas or even a hello.... More 

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Milford, OH
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155 reviews 155 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We ate here twice during our 5 day stay in FL, after rave reviews from friends who eat here a lot. Both times the food was excellent, and a very good value for the price (which was very reasonable compared to other local eateries where the good wasn't even near as good). Both times I got the grouper, "bronzed" style,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Just love this place! A comfortable setting, great service and great food. This is what a restaurant is supposed to be. It has been around since the 40's so you do see a lot of old timers but younger people are finding it too. There are different room types for your mood including one with huge comfy booths, one with... More 

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Port Loring, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My husband and I like the classy atmosphere, live piano music, amazing chicken livers, unbelievable fried eggplant. Dinner starts out with a free condiment tray and crackers, salad and dressing are fantastic, homemade warm breads including banana and molasses breads. Service is attentive but unrushed. Last night's visit was extra special with one of the prettiest Christmas trees that I... More 

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Chatham, New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Elegant, yet relaxed, is the Beachcomber where you can dine al fresco, in a spacious model-ship-lined dining room, or in the more intimate amd cozy dining room off the bar. Many locals go to Beachcombers for the old-fashioned relish tray, but don't be deceived by this throwback. The menu offers a variety of excellent fish dishes as well as steaks.... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This would be a good restaurant to go to on a special occasion as it is far more formal than almost all the restaurants in the Clearwater Beach area. Also, not the prices you'd want to spend just to avoid cooking. We were lucky and did the early bird two for $28.00 menu. Food was good, service was excellent (I... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

As a general rule, any restaurant in the Clearwater Beach area is quite busy for lunch....at least the ones I have visited have been. The fact that this restaurant was virtually empty (except for about ten people at the bar and parties seated at about five tables/booths) should have been my first red flag. Looking over the menu, we found... More 

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Fallbrook, California
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

I am originally from NJ and thought I would never find another restaurant that serves oyster Rockefeller or clams casino like I used to get in the 70's. The Beachcomber nails it! Food is outstanding. Waitstaff is efficient yet very pleasant. Atmosphere is super. I had the grouper and was not disappointed! And for dessert I had the Alaska Meringue... More 

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Additional Information about Bob Heilman's Beachcomber

Address: 447 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767
Phone Number: 727 442-4144
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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