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“Best Beach Bar Tampa, St Pete, Clearwater” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sam's Beach Bar

Sam's Beach Bar
6325 Clark St, Hudson, FL 34667
+1 727-868-1971
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Ranked #11 of 80 Restaurants in Hudson
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Caribbean, Hamburgers, Seafood, Pasta
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Where fun dining meets the Gulf of Mexico! Watch a beautiful sunset while feasting on a perfectly prepared dinner at a price that no other restaurant can match and a quality that no other restaurant can come close to! After dinner the night is not over because the night life takes over at Sam's! Move to the sounds of the best and most professional bands in Florida! The cool night turns into a fever hot party and the energy never stops!
London, United Kingdom
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“Best Beach Bar Tampa, St Pete, Clearwater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Sam/s is the Best Beach Bar in all of the Tampa, St Pete, Clearwater area !

We have been to most

Why ?

1) it is really clean - so clean they bleach the tables etc every night to ensure sanitary - and for people with food allergies etc , germ concerns etc this is great - unusual for a Beach bar

2) The food is really good ! I am mean we just came back from a wine and food tour in Provence in France and would put this up there - as bars and cafes go - they even change the cooking oil 2 to 3 times daily

Grouper is terrific, Hamburgs THICK and juicy , and ribs are to die for

3) The view over the Gulf of mexico , beach, and sunsets are great

4) The lives bands - check their schedule are terrific with great 60's , 70's 80's musics and limited Jimmy Buffet - so with good music you can dance off all the great food while watching the sunset

To get the stamp of approval from my wife given all the about - is RARE

Bravo to Jim the Manager and our Server Angel who was amazing

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Port Richey, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Very hectic when the music is blaring”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Average Sysco type prepared fare, with outside seating and loud live music. Very popular with the locals and seasonals. We live here, so we're a little less impressed. But Sam's is world renouned and most people like it a bunch.

Visited August 2012
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New Port Richey, Florida
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Poor service!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This place is always busy around sunset, so parking can be tricky in season time.you do not have to pay to park aftre a certain time..so make sure you check that out...we did not and paid! the service here is a little slow, as sometimes i think they are so busy that they do not have the staff to cope.The food is basic stuff, and to be honest not anything special.its a nice place to watch the sunset although be prepaired that if you go on a gfriday or saturday it could be a nightmere

Visited November 2012
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Hudson, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good Food, Good People, Good Times”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Sam's has a small town beach bar feel to it, its not upscale or uptight, its just right. Good food, cold drinks, an attentive staff, and not overly loud music make this a nice casual place to relax with friends or family. It makes the best of Hudson "Beach" (I hesitate to call it that) and offers a light at the end of any otherwise gloomy and rocky tunnel if you were visiting just for the "beach".

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Good food, excellent atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

I've visited Sam's twice and was very impressed with the food and buzzing atmosphere on both ocassions. As it's right on the beach front, you get to see some impressive sunsets whilst you eat. On my most recent visit, I ordered a Nacho sharing starter which was tasty and plentiful. For my main I had Southern fried catfish which was very flavoursome. My partner had a huge portion of fish tacos which he was equally delighted with. It should be noted that the food is excellent value for money, large portions that are decently priced. We went with a very large party and, although we waited a while for our food orders as it was busy, nobody had any complaints with regards to the food. It was very loud the second time we visited, with a band playing in the bar area, but this actually added to the atmosphere and we quite enjoyed soaking up the sunset, the great food and cocktails, and the music!

I would recommend this place and can't wait to visit it again on my return to Florida.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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