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“We thought it was just OK” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Clear Sky Cafe

Clear Sky Cafe
Ranked #9 of 686 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $26
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Grill, Contemporary
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Breakfast at Clear Sky Beachside Cafe is served with an upscale twist (by the way, you can get great Mimosas and Bloody Marys with your breakfast). Lunch and Dinner menus offer an extensive mix of Tapas Appetizers, Gourmet Pizzas, Signature Paninis, Burgers and Salads. Enjoy the Freshest Seafood on the beach, including "en papillote." Our award winning menu offers a culinary tour of the world's best flavors all in one friendly cafe conveniently located in Clearwater Beach, Florida!
Yonkers, New York
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“We thought it was just OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

In town on vacation and tried this place based on the great reviews. Went for breakfast. I had oatmeal, which came with raisins and brown sugar on the side. Hub had some special dish with eggs, pancakes, links, toast....huge. My toddler had a kid's bkfst of scrambled eggs, sausage, potatoes and toast. Ordering oatmeal out can be tricky, but this place does a good job. Texture was nice, and just the right amount of raisins and sugar. The one thing that would have made it better is the temp. It was lukewarm, and I need my oatmeal hot!.Hubby did not care for his meal at all. He thought the pancakes were disgusting, and potatoes were 'funky". Turns out they don't serve buttermilk pancakes. They serve some flour pancakes made with vanilla and cinnamon. No such description on the menu and when he questioned the waitress, she had no clue what made the pancakes taste unusual. Darling daughter ate some of her eggs didn't care for her potatoes either and nibbled on the link.
A suggestion...if you want to impress customers by serving different or seasoned foods, please describe what's being used on the menu or educate your staff. Some people are very happy with good old fashioned breakfasts. Maybe they should go elsewhere if that's what key want? Perhaps.....but wouldn't you want to satisfy all customers when they visit your place? Sorry.we won't be back. No clear sky from our view.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great meal at a reasonable price.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

We chose this restaurant based on tripadvisor reviews, and once again we were happy we'd taken the time to read the reviews of others. We are staying in a very nice hotel, and we wanted a delicious meal without the resort pricing.

I had the grilled grouper Oscar style and my husband had the grilled mahi mahi Oscar style, and both were fabulous. My husband started with the conch chowder, and that was very good as well. Our daughter had the Fettucini Alfredo with shrimp, and our more icky eaters found many choices that worked. Everybody was happy when the meals arrived. We had a great server that was always there to check on us and bring us what we needed. Don't miss the chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream...it was to die for!

We were there on a Wednesday, and wine was half price for a bottle (we had a late reservation, and had already had a little "happy hour" with our kids back at the hotel in our room, so we did not take advantage of the wine special, but it is worth mentioning).

We didn't have alcohol, but the kids had soft drinks and we did share a dessert....and the total bill for 5 people was $103 before tip. For a resort area, this was very reasonable for the quality of the food and service.

The restaurant was very loud and bustling the whole time, so if you are seeking a quiet, romantic setting, this is probably not the place for you. They do take reservations, which was great, but I'd recommend calling a day ahead or early in the day...by the time we called at 5:00, we couldn't get in before 8:00.

I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants great local food, great service, and a fun upbeat atmosphere.

  • Visited March 2013
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Boston, MA
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great place, great waitress”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

Went here on the recommendation of the bartender at the Hyatt. Made reservations, and was a bit early. They seated us right away. Great wine selection. Our waitress was a treat. I had the snapper which tasted as if it had just jumped out of the ocean onto my plate. Very enjoyable evening. Would absolutely go back

Visited March 2013
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Sewell, New Jersey
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100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Good dining with Friends”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

This was our 5th visit to Clear Sky and again Clear Sky hits a home run. We dined with friends who came down to visit for a long weekend. They had never been to Clear Sky so we made reservations and they were impressed with the service and the quality of the food. The drunken shrimp with penne pasta, two orders of the Mahi-Mahi Oscar, and the lobster ravioli were prepared perfectly. Desert was Irish Cream cheesecake with coffee for all and we had a perfect dinner - next visit will be for breakfast - dine here you will not be disappointed.

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wonderful breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

We ate breakfast here on our last day at the beach, but wish we had more time to go back. The breakfast menu was great and had a lot of choices you don't always see on breakfast menus. The crepe suzette and chicken and mushroom quiche were delicious!

Visited March 2013
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