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Billy's Stonecrab

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1 Colony Rd, Tierra Verde, FL
727-866-2115
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Large groups

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Froze during Lunch

Heard from someone in the office of Fort Desoto Park that this was a good place to eat. The outside temperatures were in the 50's but their chalkboard said the upstairs was very "toasty". The server seemed annoyed that we were asking questions about the menu. The lightly cajun grilled Mahi Mahi was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Adora B
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Venice, Florida
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  • Large groups
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Venice, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Heard from someone in the office of Fort Desoto Park that this was a good place to eat. The outside temperatures were in the 50's but their chalkboard said the upstairs was very "toasty". The server seemed annoyed that we were asking questions about the menu. The lightly cajun grilled Mahi Mahi was very good and our friends grouper was... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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294 reviews 294 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We stopped there for lunch on our way to Fort De Soto park. The best thing about the place is the view. The restaurant overlooks the water and you can watch birds and fish swim by and manatees during the warmer weather. That was the good part. The food was disappointing to say the least. I had the Alaska cod... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A group of us went to Billy's Stone-crab restaurant and bar this past Monday evening (11/17/14) to celebrate my birthday. We always get there early to sit at the piano bar to hear Jerry DeMark play the piano and entertain us. Jerry has the acoustical equipment to play just about anything. He will take requests and knows all the songs,... More 

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Evenings during the off season are quieter. Staff was friendly and service was prompt. Indigenous feel to the decor...weathered wood. It's always better to have stone crab fresh. Don't really know if the large/jumbo keep better, but the medium just weren't as good. View of the sunset on the water was amazing. Unique experience everyone should have at least once.... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Absolutely awful!!! We were greeted by a gentleman that appeared to be dressed as a bus boy. He never introdued himself,so I have no idea what his name is, however did take an order for our drinks. After having him take our order - I asked if he was our server and he said - yes. Though still didn't provide... More 

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georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Great for stone crabs in fall/ winter but in Aug not so good. Got the Maine lobster stuffed w blue crab and 6 shrimp. Huge claws but tiny portion of meat in them. Lobster very salty. And white pasty stuff w too much liquid. Stuffing was not tasty either. Caesar salad good and round loaf bread really good.

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Tampa, FL
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My wife, son & I went to their upper level bar on a lovely Sunday afternoon to enjoy the view across the treetops to the Gulf. They had a guitarist singing at one end of the bar while the light sea breeze helped to cool the effect of the July sun. Overall we had a pleasant visit; friendly bartenders and... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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140 reviews 140 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This place advertises .50 or .75 cent oysters so on our way back from Fort DeSoto, we visited. Interesting layout with many levels and rooms. We started in the "sports" room so my husband could watch football. Many preppy-type men watching loudly. It was okay, but oysters were tiny. We then went to the third level which consists of a... More 

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Madeira Beach, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The rooftop bar is the pave to szee and be seen. It is a local's hangout during the lazy summer months and a highlight of the social scene during the high season when the Snowbirds flock to the aea for the great weather and gorgeous sunsets. You can select from a full menu, choose delicious appetizers or simply drink the... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Last night before we had to fly home so decided to head on out to Billy's. Love this place. Food is great, service is excellent and the atmosphere is great. I have fish fry with fries and slaw and my wife had snow crab legs. Both were excellent. Will recommend and will go back when in the area,

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Colony Rd, Tierra Verde, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tierra Verde
  • Phone Number: 727-866-2115

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?