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Frenchy's Saltwater Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Half Order $5.95
Full Order $9.95
Frenchy's Garlic Crab Fries
Beer battered fries tossed in garlic butter and parsley, topped with garlic aioli, bay seasoning and snow crab
Famous Smoked Fish Spread
Fish smoked in house and served with crackers and lemon
Conch Fritters*
Loaded with conch and veggies, served with our housemade tangy Bahamian sauce - spicy!
Grouper Nuggets
A half-pound of fresh grouper nuggets lightly breaded and fried, served with housemade horsey tartar sauce
Half Dozen $4.95
Dozen $8.95
Fresh Clams
Fresh from Cedar Key
Cajun Fried Gator Tail*
Made to order with a spicy Cajun breading ~ served with housemade bayou BBQ sauce
Half Dozen $7.95
Dozen $13.95
Fresh Oysters
Steamed or raw
Fried Calamari
Hand breaded and deep fried ~ served with honey mustard or marinara sauce
Half Order $9.95
Full Order $16.95
Boiled Shrimp
Frenchy's first signature item served Greek style. Served hot or cold
Buffalo Shrimp
Lightly fried and tossed in housemade buffalo sauce (hot or mildly hot) and served with blue cheese or ranch and celery
Greek Style Octopus
Chargrilled and served with lemon sauce ~ Watch out Tarpon Springs!
Baked Octopus
Chopped octopus in garlic butter topped with pepperoncinis and feta cheese
Stuffed Avocados
Two lightly chargrilled avocado halves stuffed with tuna poke (contains macadamia nuts) on a bed of sticky rice and seaweed drizzled with a sweet chili sauce
Rock Shrimp Provençal
Succulent, crispy fried rock shrimp tossed in a white wine cream sauce with fresh basil and tomatoes
Baked Oysters
Fresh oysters broiled to perfection ~ prepared in your choice of style, garlic parmesan or Cajun
Seafood Ceviche
Shrimp, scallops and snapper marinated in citrus juices with tomatoes, red pepper, jalapeños, red onion, garlic and cilantro served with sweet potato chips
Platters served with coconut rice and your choice of one side
Baked Stuffed Grouper
Fresh gulf grouper with crab meat stuffing and a Dijon caper hollandaise
Fresh Gulf Grouper $15.95
Shrimp $13.95
Fresh Snapper $16.95
Sea Scallops $13.95
Shrimp and Scallops $14.95
Chicken Breast $11.95
Grilled, Cajun, Jerk or Fried
Saltwater Seafood Trio
Combination of fresh grouper, shrimp and scallops served grilled, Cajun, jerk or fried
Maryland Style Crab Cakes
Two housemade, grilled jumbo lump crab cakes served with lemon aioli
Surf and Turf
Fire grilled filet mignon medallions accompanied by large lobster-stuffed shrimp
Rock Lobster Tail
A half-pound tail baked tender and juicy
Seafood Pot Pie
A delicious blend of fresh grouper, crab, shrimp, scallops and clams with potatoes, carrots, celery and onions in our housemade cream sauce and baked into a flaky crust ~ served with house or caesar salad
Coconut Shrimp
Plump shrimp rolled in coconut flakes then deepfried and served with housemade marmalade sauce
Served with french fries and coleslaw
Grouper Nuggets
A half-pound of fresh grouper nuggets lightly breaded and fried served with housemade horsey tartar sauce
Fried Shrimp
Our famous fried shrimp served with our housemade cocktail sauce
Chicken Tenders
Large chicken breast tenders deep-fried and served with BBQ sauce
Cracked Conch
Key West style, lightly fried and served with Bahamian sauce
All sandwiches are served on a toasted onion roll with a pickle spear and your choice of chips or coleslaw. Substitute fresh fruit, coconut rice or steamed veggies for $1.99. Substitute fries, corn on the cob, potato salad $0.99
Super $14.95
Snapper Sandwich
Fresh caught snapper served your way, Cajun, grilled or fried with lettuce, tomato, cheese and tartar sauce
Soft Shell Crab Sandwich
Fried soft shell crab on an onion roll topped with lettuce, tomato, onion and horsey sauce
Frenchy's Famous Steak Hoagie
Sliced steak grilled, onions and green peppers topped with white American cheese on an Amoroso roll. Jalapeños on request
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
A fresh chicken breast served grilled, Cajun or jerk ~ topped with lettuce, tomato, cheese and mayonnaise
Monterey Chicken Sandwich
Marinated grilled chicken, BBQ sauce, crispy bacon, cheddar jack cheese, avocado, lettuce, tomato, mayo and red onion
Buffalo $10.95
Frenchy's Fried Chicken Sandwich
A fresh chicken breast, lightly fried and topped with lettuce, tomato, provolone and mayo
Turkey Sandwich
Grilled smoked turkey topped with Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo
As fresh as it gets! Our fresh, Never frozen grouper filets are caught locally in the Gulf of Mexico by our fishermen! Regular 4oz $11.95, Super 6oz $14.95
fried, beer battered, tartar, lettuce, tomato, American cheese, onion roll
tartar, lettuce, tomato, provolone, onion roll
spices, tartar, lettuce, tomato, Parmesan and Romano, onion roll
fried, lightly floured, lettuce, tomato, mild or hot sauce, onion roll
jerk spices and jerk sauce, lettuce, tomato, provolone, onion roll
seasoned and grilled grouper, sauerkraut, 1000 island, Swiss, toasted marble rye (add $1)
Tropical Chicken Walnut Pocket
Housemade chicken salad with mandarin oranges and toasted coconut stuffed in a pita with lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar jack cheese and chopped walnuts served with a side of fresh fruit and honey mustard
Tropical Chicken Walnut Salad
A refreshing chicken salad mixed with mayo, mandarin oranges and toasted coconut topped with cheddar jack cheese and chopped walnuts all on a bed of lettuce in a tortilla shell. Served with fresh fruit, housemade banana bread and honey mustard
Served on flour tortillas or crispy fried corn tortillas. Your choice of one side. Sour cream upon request. Add guacamole for $0.75
Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos
Citrus marinated shrimp topped with chipotle sauce, lettuce, tomato, jack cheese and cilantro
Hawaiian Fish Tacos*
Spicy jerk fish topped with lettuce, Monterey Jack cheese, jerk sauce, pineapple and fresh cilantro (may contain grouper, snapper or catch of the day)
Fish Tacos
Your choice of grilled, Cajun, fried or buffalo fish topped with chipotle sauce, lettuce, tomato, Monterey Jack cheese and cilantro (may contain grouper, snapper or catch of the day)
Chicken Tacos
Your choice of Cajun, grilled, fried or buffalo chicken topped with chipotle sauce, lettuce, tomato, Monterey Jack cheese and cilantro
Top any full size House, Caesar or Greek salad with: Grouper $7; Shrimp, Scallops $6; Calamari $5; Chicken $4
Almond Encrusted Snapper
Fresh grilled snapper encrusted with almonds on a bed of spring mix, red onions, sliced strawberries, feta cheese, and strawberry balsamic vinaigrette served on the side
Yellowfin Tuna
Sesame encrusted tuna seared to your liking served over field greens, chopped celery, red onion, carrots and mandarin oranges served with an Asian inspired dressing
Fruit Salad
A mixture of cantaloupe, honeydew, kiwi, strawberries and grapes served on a bed of lettuce in a tortilla bowl with a side of banana bread
Greek Octopus Salad
Our chopped Greek salad topped with chargrilled octopus
Make it chopped $8.95
Greek Style Salad
A traditional recipe with a scoop of potato salad
Side $4.95
Full $6.95
House or Caesar Salad
Sirloiner Burger
Fresh chopped sirloin topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, relish, mayonnaise, ketchup and mustard
Pub Burger
Our Sirloiner topped with bacon, onion straws and melted cheddar cheese
Beyond Burger
A revolutionary plant-based burger served with lettuce, tomato, red onion, mayonnaise, American cheese and a side of chips
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed yesterday

Love this place but tried their Tuesday taco special and was disappointed. Tortillas were dry and falling apart. not good. The conch chowder was great and the prices are good.....just wish I had ordered some of their great seafood.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Cole K
Reviewed 4 days ago

We go here often as part-time locals and the food never disappoints. You are guaranteed some of the freshest fish on the beach since they have their own fleet to catch for their 4 restaurants that are on the island. This one is on the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank genalisa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here only once. Right on the boardwalk but less crowded than the other restaurants. Looking at the menu, it seemed to have what we wanted. Had to wait for someone to show up to seat us. Once at the table, we had to go...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bhtatum
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Frenchies Saltwater is a staple in Clearwater Beach, similar to the other Frenchy’s locations. Saltwater has a slightly different menu than the other Frenchy’s location but service is always good with plenty of food options. Try the mixed ceviche for a change, or a super...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 51jeffp
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chuck our server was great! Food was delicious and quick! We had lobster and fried shrimp. Both were cooked perfectly. Beers were cold! The coconut rice was surprisingly good, it was a new thing for me! Treat yourself and get the fried corn on the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SarahB176
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our 3rd visit to Frenchy Saltwater Cafe in 1 year. Our previous 2 visits had fond memories, with the freshest seafood. But NOT this time. We waited 15 min to be seated on New Year day 1/1/2019 at 2pm. Order 2 calamari as...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sftong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Frenchies in search of stone crab claws. The waitress recommended the "Ahi tuna nachos". Sounded good so we tried them. Oh my, what an explosion of flavor! Tuna, tomatoes, mango, red onion, and a sauce to die for! Hope these become a regular...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kep51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Date of Visit: Friday Dec 14th, 2018 Server: Effie Several years ago, on another trip to Florida, we stopped at Frenchy’s in Dunedin, and had a great meal. This trip, we found Frenchy’s Saltwater Café in Clear Water, and we knew we had to eat...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RogueTrippers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frenchy's is fun place to eat. If you are out boating there is a dock across the street with easy access to the restaurant. Several really good seafood items on the menu, two of my favorites are appetizers. Cracked Conch and Frenchy's Garlic Crab Fries....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nancy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frenchy's has four different restaurants on Clearwater beach and all are of the same exceptional quality, all with scenery, and full bar, good for Family's also.

Date of visit: September 2018
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October 16, 2018|
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Response from Pam B | Property representative |
I apologize for the delay. We are not open on Thanksgiving or Christmas so that our employees can spend the day with their families. Enjoy your day!
February 5, 2017|
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Response from Brandon B | Reviewed this property |
This place is pretty small. A group this size would probably require separate tables. Our last visit we sat at connected picnic tables and 8 of fit comfortably. Its a small beach bar and grill. Awesome food, maybe look at... More
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