We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fun Stop”

Frenchy's Saltwater Cafe
Ranked #21 of 700 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast
Aldan, Pennsylvania, United States
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fun Stop”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

This was a fun stop for lunch. Sat outside overlooking the Gulf. The grouper salad was awesome. There's typically a 20 minute wait.

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
Thank Marie C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,183 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    571
    386
    157
    43
    26
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Laid-Back”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

I didn't do my Tripadvisor prep-work before our short vacation, and for some reason I was expecting the menu to be a bit more "upscale", some kind of seafood platter or at least a few options for filets prepared in different ways. But Clearwater beach seems to be a grouper sandwich kind of town.

We tried the grouper nuggets, ceviche and grouper tamales. All of them were pretty good, and the check didn't break the bank. Service was fine, the manager or owner (?) came out to say hi and explain the origins of the tamales, which was cool.

I would have given this restaurant 3 stars because the menu didn't really "impress", but it gets the extra star for the bright, family atmosphere. The staff was very friendly to our 1.5-year-old.

The previous night we had followed the advice of the Sandpearl concierge and went to Cooters right next door to Frenchies. Cooters was darker and had more of a local feel, more of a drinking bar and not so much for familes. And the food wasn't as good in my opinion.

  • Visited April 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Don_Chicago
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hickory, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Gotta have a Grouper Sandwich”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

I grew up in Clearwater..fishing and eating grouper. Frenchy's grouper sandwich is the one which will set the bar for all of your future grouper sandwiches! The original is beer batter fried... To perfection..that is until you try the Buffalo version..then the question of perfection gets a little grey! Also the Ceviche!!! Kiss tha cook! sangria..off the chain..cherry stone clams rank there too! There are several locations on Clearwater Beach...and other beaches..the original is a small hole in the wall you gotta try if you have a small group..like 2or 4... Frenchy's Saltwater Cafe is my favorite..on the inter-coastal water.. Great t shirts for souvenirs ..ohh the Greek Salad is great too..although they do not put potato Salad in the Greek Salad!

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
Thank Warehouse2120
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Atlanta, GA
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great food, excellent service”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

We stopped by after a day at Adventure Island and we wanted to try one of the Frenchy's because they got such good reviews.

This one was pretty good. You could tell the woman who waited on us had been doing it for a long time and knew just what we needed. Drinks and bread arrived immediately and were inhaled so quickly by hungry children that they didn't touch the table. Food was great (best burger I had on vacation) and we were able to sit on the porch in the breeze. Prices were a little higher than what I think a place like that should charge, but not worth quibbling about it.

  • Visited April 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Rabbit43
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Manchester .UK
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“great food and service”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

great food, excellent value, great service. there are a couple of frenchy.,s best to try them both, i did prefer one to the other, but both really great.cool drinks, fish was moth watering. they have specials on some days, but outstanding value..compared to others in the area, we always call in and eat there when ever possible,in fact the review making me feel hungry,but in the uk now, so have to wait till next time.

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
Thank dadtripper
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Frenchy's Saltwater Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Frenchy's Saltwater Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing