This is old school dining. I for one love the ambiance and charm the beachcomber has. And I'm told it used to be even better. We made reservations and sat in the music room. The volume and musical selections were perfect. I usually hate live dinner music, but this was perfect accompaniment for this establishment.
The wine list is expansive with some good choices and frankly, reasonable prices compared to what us Canadians pay at home at a restaurant.
The relishes were different in a good way. Serving them with crackers really makes you feel like you've gone back in time. I quite enjoyed the beet and horseradish relish, while my wife preferred the apple butter.
My wife had escargot, which were tasty, but just a little saltier than she prefers. I had a shrimp cocktail, which was perfect. I was a happy man. My swordfish was cooked to perfection, nice and moist. My wife's ribs were smokey delicious. We both ordered the mashed potatoes, which were a touch under whelming, lacking a little in flavor enhancements.
If I'm ever back in Clearwater, I would definitely try the Beachcomber again.
PS. My wife loved the hot bacon salad dressing.