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“Loved eating at this restraunt”

Backwater's on Sand Key
Ranked #32 of 713 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: Armenian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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 July 8, 2013

We had a table outside looking over the bay, it was superb, great food at reasonable prices (and good service)..

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

I had the lobster dinner and it came with a choice of soup...I selected lobster bisque and am so happy that I did. It was amazing. All their food was wonderful...and since it was the 4th of July they had a special cheesecake all done up in red, white and blue. I'd highly recommend this place!

1  Thank MaureenMcHale
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Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Delicious fresh seafood! Located on the far corner of a strip mall, it's really easy to miss. Inner dining room is dark and small - we ate outside, but the patio allows smokers. Fried cheese curds were amazing, but the grouper and mahi mahi were even better! Waitstaff were super nice and accommodating.

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Thank Meghan F
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Based on the trip advisor reviews we decided to try Backwaters on Sand Key. We were not disappointed for most of our dinner. As reviewed, the view from the patio is great and you feel like you could spend the whole night there. We had a good dinner and a nice bottle of wine, HOWEVER, near the end of our dinner we were surrounded by 3 smoking tables. Because Florida lawmakers are still living in 1970, smoking is still allowed on patios. Unfortunately a great evening and dinner was cut short abruptly. The service is ok but the patio is so nice you want to take your time with your dinner and enjoy the view. But as mentioned previously, if you are a non smoker you may not enjoy your evening.

Thank FSquared
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Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

We had a late outside deck sitting reservation on July 4th. Very relaxing, food and service were both excellent. Don't miss the fried calamari, fish and chips were quite good as well. We had Cajun fried chicken earlier in the week---plentiful and succulent! Really nice place----check it out!

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Thank Ineedatrain
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