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Backwater's on Sand Key

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1261 Gulf Blvd, Ste 130, Clearwater, FL 33767
+1 727-517-7383
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was hesitant about going here because I thought it was a little over priced but boy am I glad I went. The food was absolutely delicious and well worth the price. I had the salmon stuffed with crab and it was by far the best I've even eaten. I wish I could remember my waitress name because she was... More 

1 Thank Kia N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love that I receive a free birthday dinner every year. The quality of food is not up to the standards as it use to be. The prices have gone up and quality has gone down. The servers are still great. I got the special Filet Mignon and 5 sea scallops $28. I received a very overdone steak that seemed... More 

Thank territaus1
Clearwater, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I take all my friends here when they are in town. The owners are very friendly and the staff are great people. The view is great right on the intercoastal.

Thank robert33755
Austin, Texas
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was ok however overpriced and maybe because of location. Mac and cheese was from the box. Steak and shrimp was good however was overpriced for a 6 oz steak and 2 shrimps. It was easy to get to from the Marriott maybe 3 mins away and off the ocean. They did have alcohol beverage however not strong.

Thank MrsMcBurney
Naperville, Illinois
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have visted Backwaters for years enjoying the outdoor seating and food. The outdoor seating is still great, Watched the dolphins and boats. However, the music was so bad it was a true distraction. Think of the worst songs from the 80's and you've got it. Unfortunately service was so slow we got to hear most of the songs twice..The food... More 

Thank sapphirewedding
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Good menu and quality food for a reasonable price, excellent scallops. Easy access and parking - which is a huge plus. If eating early would recommend booking.

Thank StevenG2
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Special for the night and quite good. All jumbo crabmeat with barely any filler. Very busy & waitress was not as attentive as you would expect.

Thank pamelapo
Tampa Bay FL
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome place that is tucked out of the way and if you didn't know of it or be told of it you would most likely drive right by. Both the seafood and steak was awesome. will absolutely be back.

Thank Jay R
Port Washington, Wisconsin, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First, do t let the location fool you, the outdoor patio on the intercostal is fantastic, casual and fun. Very friendly bar area is great if you just want a drink and a chat. We go there for their Tina salad. This is not tinned tuna. They catch their own fish every day and steam it. It's lightly dressed and... More 

1 Thank Lynn T
Sterling, Virginia
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Strip mall outside - cute pub on the inside with outdoor seating. Food was good - portions were large. Good Sand Key option for a meal

Thank Rune_VA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $25
Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1261 Gulf Blvd, Ste 130, Clearwater, FL 33767
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-517-7383
Backwaters on Sand Key serves exceptional steaks, fresh local seafood and sandwiches on the waterfront. Beautiful views and friendly service. Full bar and lounge. Lunch or Dinner. Happy Hour 2 to 7 PM

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