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“Wonderful Food”

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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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, 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 April 18, 2014

We have been dining at Backwaters for years and again the food did not fail us It was Spring Break so it was very crowded and the service suffered because of it. It also rained all week so that made the main dining area more crowded but the fish was outstanding. We highly recommend stopping here and if weather permits sit outside for the view On our next trip we plan on eating here at least twice.

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Thank Patricia K
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

We ate here with our two children (11 & 9). Food very similar to a lot served in the US, lots of fried stuff and overcooked. The tables outside or near the water are better other wise you are placed along an inside wall. Would not go back as there are similar priced restaurants with better food, one being the pizza bizarre just a few doors away.

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Thank LeicesterTiger_13
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

We always try to eat at "locals" place when we travel and Backwater fit the bill. Nice service good food and not too pricey. My wife ordered the lobster bisque and said it was very good - I started with the bacon wrapped blackened scallops - 5 total and they were delicious. For the main course we shared the fishermans platter. It was 3 fried shrimp, 3 fried scallops and a small mahi-mahi fillet. It was tasty and just enough food for the both of us - with 5 beers the bill was $66 not including tip. We ate at a high top at the bar - I would recommend making reservations for an outdoor table overlooking the water.

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Thank TD-ATX
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

Asked about happy hour specials. Just asked for oysters to be steamed. He said sure no problem but never told us they were 2x more because they were "steamed". Even when we ordered 2 nd dozen Good but BEWARE They are not above board!

Thank sjohn50258
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Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Had great food and wonderful service. Nice place to eat. Ask for a table outside if possible. Watch for dolphins and other sea life.

Thank MaryAndRichandkids
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