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Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Clearwater Beach
0.3 miles from Clearwater Beach
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Since 1948 Fresh Seafood, Prime Steaks Award Winning Wine List, Generous Cocktails located in beautiful Clearwater Beach Florida
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Soups
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Beach, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to stumble across this hidden gem. The food was over the top, the service was great, and the ambiance was spectacular. We got there just as the bar was closing, but were so appreciative that our bartender squeezed us in under...the wire. Went back a second time for dinner and dined like kings and queens. Such a fun find!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wait staff was rude and not very attentive. Treated us as if eating there was a privilege we should be thankful for. Food was good, but overpriced. We will not be returning.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 3, 2022

Late after a day of house shopping,,,,,, all other kitchens are closed...they seat us...and feed us....an elegant meal for a king,,,,we are treated like royalty. The best meal ever!! Will definitely return!! Superb food!!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 30, 2022 via mobile

The piano player was superb.. The waitress was excellent especially for the restaurant. If I was the business owner I would be very happy with how she described the soup, sauces, dressings and entrees. However they did not live up to the description with one...exception.. the salads and dressing were great. She recommended the platter which included scallops, a crab cake, fish and some shrimp. All of it was soaked in a butter but honestly it was greasy. The fish was ok, the shrimp were extremely salty and over cooked, the scallop was the best thing on the platter and the crab cake was awful. I mean awful. I ate about 25 percent of mine and left the rest. Definitely a non repeat. I don’t recommend.. There are much better places near the restaurant.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 27, 2022

We have been going here for 25 years and the woman answering the phone has gotten ruder and ruder to the point that I hung up without making a reservation this time. I refuse to give a penny to anyone that is so irritated by...my business.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 13, 2022 via mobile

We had reservations so we got right in. Was not crowded at all but was mid week. Our waiter was great and explained the menu to a T....Just like every restaurant here in Clearwater, no one has an extensive beer menu that includes a quality...porter or stout. I would have liked to seen a ribeye or t bone on the menu as well. Overall, a very good place.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 25, 2022 via mobile

I’ve never written a bad review before.. when I brought it to the attention of the restaurant sadly the management never stopped by our table ? tonight was not a busy night ! I’ve been dining at The Beachcomber for over 30 years I don’t...believe I’ll be dining there any longer :( it was one of my go to restaurants on Clearwater Beach where I live bummer, they don’t care!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 4, 2022

Four stars because we had a great time. Food was good but not worth the price. Servers were amazing. Top notch! Valet... rude. Not a problem if you park in the parking garage next door. Only nine bucks and you don't feel obligated to tip...some guy who cares more about being fast than being friendly. Seriously I would rather wait an extra couple of minutes for my car and have a friendly face bringing it to me. Food was 3 stars for the price. Servers were 5 stars. Valet 2 stars. Will only come here on the rare occasion. Basically the food was as good as all of the laid back restaurants on the beach but is drenched in butter so of course it tastes a bit better. I doubt it's the fault of the cooks... they're probably just doing what they're told to do. If it weren't for the awesome servers I would have given 3 stars.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 28, 2022

Our first visit here. A small parking area in the rear. Part of lot reserved for valet parking. The lot was directly behind the restaurant. There was ample parking space upon our arrival as we prioritized an early reservation. A parking attendant asked, as we...walked toward to side of the building, if we were eating at the Beachcomber. We confirmed this and were given a business card to have verified by wait staff during the meal. We did this and returned the card to the attendant before departing. The staff was friendly and helpful, getting us seated right away. At this point most of the tables/booths were unoccupied. (5:30 p.m. reservation but we were actually seated about 5:15) The server came quickly delivering menus and taking beverage orders. The decor and ambient atmosphere was in keeping with the restaurant's moniker. The menu was varied, split into separate option sections. Beverages arrived and dining choices ordered. Posted award plaques indicated an award winning and extensive wine cellar. The food arrived fairly promptly with impressive presentation. The dining was unrushed with attentive wait staff. The food was delicious and well prepared. This establishment is a higher end dining experience and pricing was in keeping with this theme. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would not hesitate a return, should the opportunity be presented. I would recommend this establishment.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 28, 2022 via mobile

We have been coming to the Beachcomber for over 20 years. Never again Waiter was clueless. Grouper really dry and tasteless. Service was practically non existent. Very disappointing as it used to be fantastic

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 27, 2022

We ate here with friends who are familiar with the restaurant. The menu was small, but we all found something that we enjoyed. The guys ordered the fried chicken, which is freshly made to order. I had the filet mignon tips which perfectly cooked to...medium rare as requested. Our server was knowledgeable and efficient. It was a great dining experience!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 12, 2022 via mobile

I went with friends over the Valentine's day weekend. The food was excellent. Two of my friends had the seafood platter (shrimp, crab, grouper and scallops). They said it was the best they had ever had. My sister and I had the lobster...also great. The...clams casino were a hit. Also, the clam chowder is really good; however, I didn't care for how the escargot was prepared...too much tomato sauce. Cocktails were very good and our server Steve was top notch. All in all a great experience.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 29, 2021

Since the early days my grandfather and dad would always order the famous "Relish Tray" to accompany their meals. The Chicken and Salmon are always favorites! The service is fantastic! This year we lost Dad. We will return to the Beachcomber in January when we...travel down from Toronto and have a Memorial Lunch in Dad's honor. This was his favorite place!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 18, 2021 via mobile

I dined here with a big group. Their service was great. Everyone raved about the food, especially the fried chicken entree.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 28, 2021

Came on Thanksgiving and when we had finished eating, all things on our table were abruptly removed as though we had to hurry up and leave.... Not what we expected for entree prices starting at $40 for fried chicken!! Watch out for rude staff.

Date of visit: November 2021
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They will be very accommodating to larger groups with kids. I would recommend you call ahead and book a tables. If you can ask for the Chris the waiter , he's the best...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bob Heilman's Beachcomber

Yes, Bob Heilman's Beachcomber offers takeout services.

Bob Heilman's Beachcomber is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4