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“Some good...some bad” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Grind House Bar and Grill

Grind House Bar and Grill
1500 McMullen Booth Road. Suite A13, Clearwater, FL 33759
+1 727-726-5577
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Ranked #152 of 592 Restaurants in Clearwater
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: English, Irish, British, Pub
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Grind House Bar and Grill is your Neighborhood English pub with great home made food from both sides of the pond. Whether you are looking for authentic fish n'chips,Shepherds Pie, Beef & Guinness pie, Cornish pasties or Scotch Eggs from the English side or best wings in town, big juicy burgers from the American side of the menu. Grind House is the place to be. Happy Hour everyday from 3pm to 6pm (At the bar ONLY). Tuesdays-2 for 1 Shepherds Pie,Wednesdays-Play Live Team Trivia win house Cash 7:30pm, Thurdsays-2 for 1 Fish n'Chips,Fridays-Fun night w/Games + Drink specials,Saturdays- Karaoke, come be the star u are!!!Sundays- Tradition Roast dinner w/ all the trimmings, yorkshire pudding.
Clearwater Fl
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75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
“Some good...some bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Stopped in on a Sunday afternoon on game day. They had a decent crowd at the bar but the tables were only 3 full including ours.

Started with the wings (.45 cents each during games-but .50 cents more for celery -which was white-and .50 cents more for blue cheese-which was homemade) Ordered hot, these were definitely Florida hot. Nxt time we'll get XXXHot. They were tasty and had a slight chipotle taste to them which was nice.

Also tried the shrimp & lobster bisque, which was nicely done ($3.99 cup)

Stellas were on special for $3 and they have 2-4-1 draughts (the usual American suspects) Ordered a shot off their shot menu, the Silver Bullet, a mix of Patron and Hpnotique, too bad the server had no idea what it was and it took 15 minutes to get to us (Yes the hubby timed it)

For dinner hubby had the roast beef dinner special which included roast beef with gravy, roast potatoes, obviously frozen vegis and yorkshire pudding ($9.99). I had the beef & guinness pie ($10.99)which was quite tasty but a bit dry. Luckily hubbys dinner was swimming in gravy so I could use some for mine.The food was ok,

I would say the quality was on the same level as the prices. Bad thing about this visit was the service. My god we waited forever for the girl behind the bar to serve us, take plates, bring drinks and she was not that slammed. Later we found out she not only had another bartender helping, but a barback as well (who was on his cell phone most the time) and two owners/managers sitting at the bar watching the games and doing nothing to expedite whatsoever.

They also had kids sitting at the bar, taking up seating that otherwise would be used by adults who spend money, which forced us to sit elsewhere, thus enduring the 3 hour marathon for two pints, wings and dinner (which we got to go may I add)

Oh, and the bathroom offers no privacy whatsoever as they've removed the door that divides the potty area from the diaper changing area. Tacky!I might go back, the food was ok, drinks were cold, place is clean, but they REALLY need to step up service if they want repeat customers.

Visited February 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Palm Harbor, Florida
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Good Food and Friendly Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

We recieved a Restaurant.com gift certificate and though would give this a try. Nice menu with lots of options. We went with the sampler platter which included a Scotch Egg (a heart stopper but worth the cholesterol), fries with dark gravy (say good bye to catsup) and sausage wrapped in a pastry (the only thing that was just so-so). As an entree, I went with the house burger and it might be the best burger I have ever eaten. It comes with the usual lettus, tomatoe, and red onion, plus cheese and bacon. What puts it over the top was the fried egg which adds a richness I have never had on a burger. Lots of TV's with your choice of teams and a family friendly atmosphere. We will be back!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Clearwater FL
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Fast Food Atomsphere w/fried food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

Fish was too onver-fried and no happy hour on wells and did not even let you use your coupons. The servers at the bar were not friendly and the place is geared for 'fast food' and those who do not have to watch their diet....did not offer any healthy options at all.

Visited December 2011
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Tarpon Springs, FL
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Nice place to have dinner and a drink.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

Went on a Monday night with wife and daughter to this English-Irish-American Sports Bar type of pub. We were quickly greeted and seated in a nice booth near the bar. Our server was very personable and pleasant and knew the menu well. There is a large fully stocked bar and many brands of beer are available. We all had sandwiches and chlps (fries). I had the Philly chese steak, my wife the club and my daughter had the French dip. All of the sandwiches were large, and delicious. You definitely get a large portion of really good food for a reasonable price. The menu was large and varied. We really enjoyed our dinner here and will definitely be back in the future.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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