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“A Fun Place”

Cooters Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #29 of 693 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Grill
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Since 1993, Cooters on Clearwater Beach has been the destination for those who want the real side of beach life: A fun, casual atmosphere with delicious food, tropical drinks and classic Southern hospitality. Our menu selections are prepared in house daily with fresh ingredients. Our soups, dressings and sauces are all homemade, and our steaks are hand cut. Seafood is delivered fresh daily. On our menu you'll find something for everyone with favorites such as delectable fresh off the boat Grouper, Scallops, Oysters, Sirloin Burgers, Wings, She Crab Soup, and the best Crab Legs in Tampa Bay! We're home of The Original All-U-Can-Eat Crab Legs Special, served every Mon. & Tues. Also enjoy All-U-Can-Eat Fish & Chips on Wed., Super Grouper Thursdays, and Sizzling Steak & Seafood Specials on Weekends. Don't miss our legendary Happy Hour 3-6 Daily, and an amazing array of tropical drinks! We offer indoor (a/c) & patio dining, a large open air bar, and plenty of Flat Screens with all Sports Packages. We're family friendly, and family owned & operated. We're known as the place on Clearwater Beach for "The Best Food in Town!" Come experience for yourself, and Live a Little with us at Cooters!
Spring Grove, Illinois
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A Fun Place”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

We went there for a late lunch at Happy Hour which starts at 3:00. We ordered a dozen raw oysters, a dozen peel and eat shrimp and a dozen wings. I think everything is 75 cents each. We also had a few beers which I think were $1 off during Happy Hour. The oysters are served in the shell on ice. They're good, but, as we have experienced in the past, they are not careful when the shuck the oysters. We found lots of shell 'shrapnel' in the oysters so you have to pick those pieces out before you slurp and chew. The shrimp are good size and very tasty. Cooked perfectly. The wings were about the same as anywhere. A mild sauce, meaty, cooked right. It's a great place to hang out. You name it, it's hanging on the wall or on the ceiling. Staff is attentive. Beer is ice cold. You can sit inside in the A/C or out on the front porch and enjoy the gulf breezes. We go there at least once on every trip to Clearwater Beach.

  • Visited July 2014
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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129 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Well worth the wait”
Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

We went on a Monday which happened to be an all you can eat crab legs night. Was very busy and we had to wait awhile but it was well worth it. Our server was incredible. Met our every need. Food was very good. Highly recommend this place if you like seafood.

Visited July 2014
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121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Great restaurant but service was lack lustre”
Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Had an enjoyable dinner here with my family. Food was very good especially the gator bites and the burger. Service was disappointing the male waiter came across as if he wanted to be anywhere but there on the night in question which did have an effect on the dinner

Visited July 2014
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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“Overpriced and overrated”
Reviewed July 21, 2014

We dined on the all you can eat crablegs. They were okay and our server was prompt with more. However, they were $28.00, even for my child! My husband had the grouper and he said it was just okay and a small portion for the $19.99 price tag. I would say pass on this one.

  • Visited July 2014
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Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“They Forgot Who Keeps the Doors Open”
Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

I don't care how good the food is, if your staff is rude and unwelcoming, it will leave a bitter taste in your mouth. We did the all-you-can-eat crabs-the nicest guy was the busboy filling our buckets-but the bar staff in the game room was less than welcoming. For being a Frenchy's chain, we were disappointed at the lack of customer service.

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