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American, Bar, Seafood
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach

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Clearwater Beach
0.4 miles from Clearwater Beach
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Called in for tea, got three minute Taco's, wife got shrimps, and again portion was small. Seriously, this is a Florida problem, small portions, prices increased, since last time. Sound in the place was deafening, as people shouted, to be heard above each other. Drinks...and service were served promptly, as they looked to turn tables over as quick as possible.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like deep fried food with a limited selection this is your place. Their grilled fish was terrible. The crab/lobster sandwich awful. Fried with crab on top was a joke!!! The gumbo was good and a large bowl. Should have just stopped there. Service...was OK. Waitress not very happy. Bathroom was clean.More

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

Have to start by saying how amazing the food is, the fries really are the best I’ve had. The staff are lovely and very friendly. We even visited the shop next door and used our 10% discount from our dining receipt. Highly recommend Frenchys.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 2, 2022

The place was a little small inside, but the food made up for that. We all tried something different but every dish was very tasty and prices were very good ($10-$12). However, the french fries were some of the best we've ever had. The rice...and beans were also excellent. Highly recommend as it's right of the beach and close to lots of shops.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 17, 2022 via mobile

We visited the restaurant due to a friend’s suggestion. This was a nice little restaurant. We got the grouper sandwich and it was amazing! The service was great.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 30, 2021 via mobile

Excellent service, food was brought quickly. The menu was great for a small pub just close to the hotels, shops and beach.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 25, 2021

On a busy Saturday night we were lucky to get nice outdoor seats and enjoy their $1.75 Shocktop drafts. We both got the large Cajon grouper sandwiches that were spiced just right on a great roll. The Cole slaw was pretty good, but the chips...were terrible. Next time switch to the best potato chip in the country, UTZ to avoid this problem. This Frenchy's is set up a little different with 2 very small inside dining areas with a small bar and the a side alleyway of outside seating and a larger area in the back. Our waitress Megan was very good thru the busy evening.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 4, 2021

I love eating here actually ate here 3 times on my trip they have the best grouper nuggets and cole slaw. Its not a fancy place but, hey when you come to Clearwater you are coming to the beach and enjoying the beautiful weather not...seeing how fancy you can dress up its a casual place to walk around and just enjoy all the sites and this place is a great place to eat the people who work here are so friendly and the food is great least the grouperMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 10, 2021

My wife and I were in Clearwater to visit family and treated my Mom to dinner at Frenchy's for some grouper sandwiches. We visited the original one as I like that it is off the beaten path and not as crowded as the Rockaway location....Group sandwiches were had by all - I got the Super Grouper fried version, my wife got the blackened, and my Mom get the grilled version. We all enjoyed along with a couple bowls of She Crab Soup that is so good and some onion strings with our sandwiches. Having a grouper sandwich at Frenchy's is always a good and consistent meal that we enjoy when visiting the Clearwater area.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed August 4, 2021

First went here with my uncle back in the early '80s. Prefer the larger, more spacious locations now but do stop by their shop next door as it has a larger selection of gifts & tshirts.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 10, 2021 via mobile

We loved this place so much we went twice during our trip. Highly recommend! Very reasonable prices and great service. Do not miss the Garlic Crab Fires! They are amazing. Great place!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 25, 2021 via mobile

This was the second Frenchy’s location we visited. This time we went at lunch. It was very busy, and we did have to wait here and there for service. However, they had a floater waiter who was going around helping where needed, which was great....Both of our servers were extremely nice. Food was delicious again! If you haven’t tried the crab fries, they’re a must!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 21, 2021 via mobile

2021....stopped by yet again, actually twice in '21 as we made it down in January and June. What the Original location lacks in view to some of the other locations they make up for it in the awesome service of the staff!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 30, 2021

We enjoyed our lunch at Frenchy's Original so much that we went back the next day for dinner. Loved the grouper sandwiches (and I think between the two of us, we tried 3 different styles in two visits), the drinks (especially the Island Mojito!) were...great, service was efficient and friendly, and the price point was right. The drink specials were great too! Obviously, since we already did, we would eat here again in a heartbeat!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed May 29, 2021 via mobile

Service (Alyssa) was outstanding! This was our second stop on the Frenchy’s paradise cocktail challenge. I got the Frenchy’s rum runner, which I was not a fan of. I think it was the Brandy that turned me off. Of all four locations this was the...most disappointing location as far as ambience...but it’s the original!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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hersheyfolks
November 8, 2016|
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Response from Pam B | Property representative |
We do have take out but it does not apply to our daily specials, those are dine in only. We do not have delivery.
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swimmers
August 8, 2016|
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Response from BL2003 | Reviewed this property |
Frenchys Rockaway Grill is right on the Gulf of Mexico. Beautiful sunset dining if you can get a table! They don't take reservations. There's always a crowd. Not sure about happy hour, but they do have drink specials.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Frenchy's Original Cafe

Yes, Frenchy's Original Cafe offers takeout services.

Frenchy's Original Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4