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“Wonderful fish and service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bob Heilman's Beachcomber

Bob Heilman's Beachcomber
Ranked #29 of 685 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Munroe Falls
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful fish and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

This is an old school treat with impeccable service. The fish melted in our mouths. Also the server George brought out a relish dish and wonderful, warm breads that were a delectable start. Also, George was a great server.

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Florida
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A Time-honored Tradition on Clearwater Beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014

When visiting Clearwater beach, it's nice to take time out from the touristy fried fish places and dine at a part of Clearwater's history.
The Beachcomber is a place where you dress up a little more than shorts and flip flops and enjoy table clothes and relaxed dining.
Dinner starts out with an old fashioned relish tray complete with crackers, cottage cheese and apple butter. (Really, don't knock it until you try it!)
The menu is well rounded with beef, chicken and seafood. The fried chicken dinner is always a kid's favorite.
The main dining room is a nice choice for relaxed, upscale dining at reasonable prices.
There is parking available on the street and valet parking in back.
The Beachcomber is located on the north end of Clearwater Beach on the east side of Mandalary Blvd. which is the main street running along the beach.
I would suggest reservations for dinner or large parties. Ask questions when making reservations. Find out if there will be a pianist playing and asked to be seated near by if you enjoy listening to the music while dining, or further away if you plan on conversation. I find they want you to enjoy your experience and will help if you make your desires known.

Visited September 2013
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Seminole, Florida
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113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Refined dining, good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014

Leisurely upscale dining, great service and food. A no rush service restaurant. Wonderful for special occasions or banquets. Across the street from Clearwater Beach.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Terrible Service, Overpriced Mediocre Food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went with my family during Spring break for dinner. Server was extremely cold and did not look like she liked her job much. We asked her to box up our food and she expected is to walk out of this 'upscale' restaurant with our boxes in our hands - she didn't put them in a bag. She looked annoyed the whole night. Terrible, terrible service and mediocre food. Way overpriced. Al and Stella's Italian Restaurant just down the street has the best food ever. We ate there every night after this terrible experience.

Visited April 2014
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Frisco, Texas
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Fantastic Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

We were visiting Winter the Dolphin at Clearwater Aquarium and my friend recommended this place and she was right. Amazing prime rib, great table outside, great garnishes (I didn't even know I liked cottage cheese?), and I could have licked the apple butter bowl. Great dinner, good classic service, and perfect location. We took a sunset stroll after dinner. Love the fact it's an established and from the 40s.

There is complimentary valet in the back.

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