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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
  • 14
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 9
    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
Great Place To Watch The Sunset

After a day at the beach at Ft. Desoto, Billy`s is a great place to stop for dinner or watch the sunset from their bar while enjoying a cold beverage. Most of the time there is entertainment in the late afternoon/evening also.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
sailorBoston
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Tampa, Florida
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  • Large groups
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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

After a day at the beach at Ft. Desoto, Billy`s is a great place to stop for dinner or watch the sunset from their bar while enjoying a cold beverage. Most of the time there is entertainment in the late afternoon/evening also.

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Detroit, MI
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I usually head to the Crow's Nest bar, outstanding views of Fort DeSota, nice breeze, good cocktails, and eat at the bar! The other night we decided to dine with a friend who uses a walker. We sat in the beautiful back dining room. Service was mediocre, at best, portions were uneven, all over disappointment! Next time head to the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stumbled on this restaurant by accident and thought we'd give it a try. The floors were sticky as were the backs of the chairs. I ordered a Grouper sandwich which they claimed to serve only the freshest of fish caught daily. I'm not sure where a filet of grouper gets a smell and taste like ammonia similar to what... More 

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Tierra Verde, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Dinner was expensive for the lack of food received on plate. No bread with food, salad extra, small portions.

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Tierra Verde, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Bill's is a great place to have drinks at sunset or other times but the food at best is below average. I dont get it...location is great...Tierra Verde at sunset...the best, but somehow they missed the boat on the food quality... Sorry Billy's but your are capable of much more....dont kill the messenger!

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Venice, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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301 reviews 301 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?