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“My favorite new place! Don't miss this one!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rumba Island Bar & Grill

Rumba Island Bar & Grill
1800 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33765
(727) 446-7027
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Ranked #19 of 556 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Bar Harbor
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“My favorite new place! Don't miss this one!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2009

WE went for a "nosh" one afternoon. We sat outside, the view is not great, but who cares. Apparently it was " 2 for one drinks" I had the punch made with 3 different types of rum... YUM!!! I also had the coconut shrimp, delicious, my family had the wedge salad, shrimp bisque, chicken, mussels, ... all were excellent! Shannon the bar tender/ waiter was GREAT! He was patient, explained things more than once when needed and service was quick! The food and drinks were SUPER! We enjoyed it so much we went a second time and it was a 20 minute drive from where we were staying.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Naples, FL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best Kept Secret in Clearwater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2009

Get there early B4 5:45 for Great unique food...good seafood (the coconut shrimp is great, as well as the crabcakes); mashed sweet potatoes; cole slaw with pineapple; muffins, etc. All food cooked with unique Carribean flair. The early bird menu gives you a slightly smaller portion, but the prices are fantastic. Though not the best location on 60 Gulf-to-Bay, they have a Tiki Bar outside with a great Happy Hour. Try it out, you'll come back. Took my 80 year old father there a couple of times, now it's his favorite restaurant in Clearwater and his first choice of places to go when I get to town.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Great seafood on Gulf to Bay Blvd”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2009

This restaurant has good quality seafood and bar-b-q. Early menu until 5:45 offers great prices. Very nice decor and outdoor seating as well.

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“Best food and outdoor seating in the city!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2008

Best food and outdoor seating in the city!

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