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Cooters Restaurant & Bar

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423 Poinsettia Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-2025
+1 727-462-2668
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were told it would be a couple of minutes for a table. The girl called us and led us through the restaurant and out a back door where there were a couple of tables. We felt like we were seated in the parking lot and had a girl standing next to the table, in the parking lot , smoking.... More 

Thank m b
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Gave Cooters another chance as a local we like to frequent the local places. This was disappointing with both service and food.We had a party of 4 locals and each stated what I have written. Step next door to Salt Water or Pearly's!!

Thank Robert B
Bismarck, North Dakota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While I was in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida my family and I went here and had a blast! They had great food, service and fast seating! Just be sure to make a reservation if your party has 5 or more people!

Thank davispaige
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely more of a bar atmosphere, not really geared towards food. My fried shrimp was okay, but I had better every other place I went. You could get the same quality food at a fast food place. Garlic bread was awful (piece of bread with garlic powder). I won't be returning, id say the other restaurants are worth the wait.... More 

Thank Liz F
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool atmosphere but salmon was a little "fishy". Crab legs were ok according to my kids but 31 bucks. We ate outside and it was 74 degrees. You can beat outdoor eating but nothing was amazing. Prices were a tag high. Plan 15 plus per person

Thank Courtney C
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124 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here over Spring break. My chicken sandwich tasted odd, even my hubby thought so. My son's food was good,and hubby said his was just ok. They place was over crowded and seemed less than clean. Server was nice

Thank travelingmomofone
St. John
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had 3 small kids and was given 30minute wait....we had 7 ppl... however we waited 90 min.. the hostess was completely rude and did nothing to help get a table for us.. we watched at least 10/15 parties get seated that came after us! if fact after I repeatedly asked about wait and suggested even splitting up party she... More 

Thank luvstj04
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were at Walgreens and the guy working there suggested this place . It's ok . It wasn't overly crowded when we got there. Our server Rachel was very nice . The buffalo shrimp was honestly the best I ever had. Salads are basic and my moms salmon was dry and average . The water served is so gross tasting... More 

Thank Bonaire5
CMM923, Owner at Cooters Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm happy that you enjoyed your buffalo shrimp and recommend Cooters as a fun place to visit! More 

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812 reviews
633 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here for happy hour every night since we got here because it's that good. Amazing deals with $1.50 drafts, $3 wells and wings .65 or shrimp. Even the oysters which are really good .79. Wings are great so I end up making a meal with them. The bartender girl is great in the day! Goes until 6:00 and I... More 

Thank Banny9949
CMM923, Owner at Cooters Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the 5 star review! I'm glad that you discovered us on your visit to Clearwater Beach, and that Cooters has become your Happy Place! I concur we do have a small parking lot, but -- we are one of the few restaurants on Clearwater Beach fortunate to have our own lot!! We do have additional... More 

Oshawa, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All You Can Eat Crab Legs on Mondays and Tuesdays. Love that crab. Lots of other selections on menu to choose from...salads, grouper sandwich, chicken, etc.

Thank Susan S
CMM923, Owner at Cooters Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and for the Awesome 5 Star Rating! We appreciate it greatly! We look forward to serving you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $35
American, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 423 Poinsettia Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-2025
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-462-2668
Since 1993, Cooters on Clearwater Beach has been the destination for those who want the real side of beach life: A fun, casual atmosphere with delicious food, tropical drinks and classic Southern hospitality. Our menu selections are prepared in house daily with fresh ingredients. Our soups, dressings and sauces are all homemade, and our steaks are hand cut. Seafood is delivered fresh daily. On our menu you'll find something for everyone with favorites such as delectable fresh off the boat Grouper, Scallops, Oysters, Sirloin Burgers, Wings, She Crab Soup, and the best Crab Legs in Tampa Bay! We're home of The Original All-U-Can-Eat Crab Legs Special, served every Mon. & Tues. Also enjoy All-U-Can-Eat Fish & Chips on Wed., Super Grouper Thursdays, and Sizzling Steak & Seafood Specials on Weekends. Don't miss our legendary Happy Hour 3-6 Daily, and an amazing array of tropical drinks! We offer indoor (a/c) & patio dining, a large open air bar, and plenty of Flat Screens with all Sports Packages. We're family friendly, and family owned & operated. We're known as the place on Clearwater Beach for "The Best Food in Town!" Come experience for yourself, and Live a Little with us at Cooters!

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