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“An okay restaurant” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Frenchy's Saltwater Cafe

Frenchy's Saltwater Cafe
Ranked #19 of 685 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Saint Louis, Missouri
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72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“An okay restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2011

My family and I ate at Frenchy's Saltwater Cafe last week. This place seemed to us like a college atmosphere restaurant. It felt a little uncomfortable waiting around for our table near the bar with people being loud and drinking a lot. If we had known this, we might have skipped the restaurant, but the grouper sandwich here was recommended by a friend. Unfortunately, the food was just okay, nothing special. Our server was not very friendly or helpful either, just okay again.

Visited July 2011
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English first
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The frenchy's for food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2011

So let me fill you in on some local knowledge, not all Frenchy's are created equal. In fact you should never order food from the location
On the beach, rockaways.

Saltwater is where to get your grouper sandwich.

I dug into the poor reviews and noticed many of them are reviewing rockaways. This point cannot be over emphasized only go to rocks for beer and sunset.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“An okay meal for an okay price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2011

My husband and I went to Frenchy's the second night of our vacation. I had the red snapper sandwich. He had the stuffed grouper. Both were just OK, nothing better than what we can get back home in St. Louis. We sat outside and had an industrial sized fan blowing in our face the whole time.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fanfastic food and service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2011

Grouper eggroll is fantastic and 3 of us had a grouper platter 3 different ways and all was great. Redsnapper was the special with mango salsa and it was also fantastic. Very laid back local atmosphere. Walked right in after 2 nights of trying to eat at Crabby Bills with excessive waits and Frenchys was just around the corner off the beaten path. Menus were similar with similar pricing. Frenchys service was really awesome!!!

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toronto
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“Obnoxious waiter, just OK food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2011

Maybe this place would have been better if the waiter wasn't one of those really obnoxious characters who is "in your face" the whole time. He talked incessantly about himself and when I asked him about certain menu items he seemed totally disinterested. For example, we asked how the Key Lime pie was and his response was that he doesn't like Key Lime pie, He's more of an apple pie and ice cream guy. Got to have the ice cream. And the pie has to be hot. And...who the heck cares????!!! Then he got BOTH of our orders wrong. Maybe if he listened to our order instead of talking endlessly about himself he would have gotten it right. My husband ordered the grilled grouper sandwich (he got the deep fried one). I ordered the grilled mahi mahi dinner and got a blackened mahi mahi sandwich. We kept the grouper and sent back the mahi mahi which came out, dry and boring in about 10 minutes. The sandwich tasted like fried fish on a bun. Nothing special at all. In fact, the batter was so thick the fish was barely there. The best thing about the dinner was the key lime pie. Very good. But I wouldn't come back here. I don't get the attraction. We were told by a few people to try Hurricane's in St. Pete's and that's where we'll go next time. This was a total disappointment.

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