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“GREAT atmosphere and DELICIOUS food!”

Backwater's on Sand Key
Ranked #32 of 721 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: Armenian, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Backwaters on Sand Key serves exceptional steaks, fresh local seafood and sandwiches on the waterfront. Locals hangout for food and drinks for 18 years. Beautiful views and friendly service. Full bar and lounge. Lunch or Dinner. Happy Hour 2 to 7 PM
Reviewed October 14, 2012

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed eating at Backwaters on a recent trip to Sand Key! Our waiter was on top of it ... offering suggestions and information about dishes on the menu & frequently stopping by our table to check on us during the meal. The food was delicious and plentiful. As we ate our early dinner (with no wait in line, by the way), we watched jet skis & sailboats play on the water right beside the restaurant - what a pleasant evening! We already are looking forward to our next visit to Sand Key so that we can return to Backwaters!

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Reviewed October 12, 2012

There was a long wait to even get into the restaurant at breakfast time which we thought must be a good sign and being British we saw a queue and got in it! We were not disappointed! Huge choice, great service and great food!

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Reviewed October 10, 2012

I have learned to be suspicious of places which post Tripadvisor reviews outside. Generally, I have found that they are "insider" reviews which cannot be trusted. That was the case with this place. The reviews they posted outside were perfect. The food was fine, nothing special and expensive. The service was good, but the staff was overworked. It might be better than your hotel, but this place is nothing special.

Thank Nardiesally
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Live in the Dunedin area and would not make the extra effort to drive to Clearwater to eat at this establishment again. The food was only average.

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Thank SunsetLane
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Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

Blackened scallops wrapped in bacon was wonderful. Ran out of special, but Mahi Mahi was good. Homemade key lime pie was excellent.

Thank BillDMtSidney
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