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Beach Shanty Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Cafe, Diner
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397 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-2010
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Jacksonville, Florida
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beach Shanty has the best breakfast we've found in Clearwater. Reasonably priced cafe/diner breakfast for quality food. Found it at the end of our trip or we'd try their lunch! Pancakes are large and in charge!

Thank Katy T
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The coffee is awesome here with oversized mugs. This is one of the only breakfast restaurants open before 8:30 a.m. on Clearwater Beach. Service is prompt and the food is great!

Thank Daniel K
Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great find. We had breakfast here every morning. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. It is a small family owned business and very charming. The owner (silver haired gent.) was Very pleasant he would come out and talk to people as they were waiting. The wait isn't long even though the place is small.

Thank Smiley-Linda
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had breakfast here a couple of times and were not disappointed. Food delicious and what makes the experience special is the staff. Very funny guy on the door, silver haired gent and the friendliest of waitresses. Loved it! Reasonable pricing for Clearwater as well, it can get prices in some places

Thank LisaPayne70
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had high expectations coming in here due to the awesome reviews but not blown away. Service was extremely slow and our waitress did not seem too thrilled with working a busy shift. Sat at the counter and it was neat to see them preparing food right in front of you. I could take it or leave it.

Thank Julie N
Palmyra, New Jersey
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our Saturday morning breakfast. However, the weekend is a very popular time for this establishment. We had to wait about 25 minutes, but is was worth it. The owner is super friendly and shows a real appreciation for his customers. Unfortunately, our waitress did not display the same enthusiasm and courtesy. Nonetheless, I recommend this eatery for... More 

Thank italiangirl28
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third time staying in Clearwater Beach and as usual we had our breakfast at the Beach Shanty Cafe. Plain and simple review, good classic American breakfast, plenty of coffee and the staff are always brilliant. It's also great value.

Thank paddyslate
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The whole family of 5 ate breakfast for $60 including tip! Add to that great service from Victoria and good food and you have yourself a heck of a breakfast diner.

Thank Raymond K
Dacula, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate breakfast and lunch most of the week. The pancakes are delicious as are the cheeseburgers! The service was done with a smile. They are open 7am-4....

1 Thank Lynn M
Cedar Lake, Indiana
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw this place on the way down to park for the beach. It's definitely one of those neighborhood breakfast and brunch stops. We had a bit of a line but the wait was not long. I had the pancakes and toast with their amazing homemade coconut syrup. You have to try this syrup, it's like a lovely coconut frosting/glaze... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 397 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-2010
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: 727-443-1616

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?