Restaurants in Clearwater Beach

Caretta on the Gulf

Address 500 Mandalay Avenue Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 Map, Tel 1-877-726-3111 Call, Website

This upscale restaurant inside the Sandpearl resort has a huge breakfast buffet complete with made to order eggs, fresh fruit, and the other standards you would expect. Outdoor seating, overlooking the gulf makes Caretta work well with kids. more

Clear Sky Beachside Cafe

Address 490 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 Map, Tel (727) 442-3684 Call, Website

This beach-side cafe is best known for its huge breakfast menu. Options range from the traditional (steak and eggs or Eggs Benedict) to fanciful (Java french toast or chocolate chip pancakes for example). I had lunch here, and absolutely flipped for my open faced crab cake sandwich. The crab tasted as if it had been caught that morning, and the crab cake wasn't bogged down with other fillers. A piece of toast and a fresh tomato made perfect accompaniments for this light lunch. Menu options here are upscale, but the setting is still casual. There's a covered patio outside and a diner-like interior. There's also a thoughtful kids menu. more

Frenchy's Cafe

Address 41 Baymont St, Clearwater FL33767 Map, Tel 727-446-3607 Call, Website

Frenchy's Cafe is reputed to serve the best Grouper Sandwich in Clearwater cove. I can't say whether that's true or not, but I can say that my Original Style Grouper Sandwich was fresh tasting, juicy and delicious. The batter was light and crispy and complemented the fish nicely. This location has a casual atmosphere and an outdoor patio (be aware that smoking is allowed on the patio). There's a small kids menu, but kids might do just as well with deep fried grouper without condiments - just tell them that it's a supersized fish stick! more

Tate Island Grill

Address 500 Mandalay Avenue Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 Map, Tel 1-877-726-3111 Call, Website

For lunch or dinner this restaraunt, right on the beach is a good spot for kids. A plexiglass divider separates tables from the sand, but there's no reason you can't lift your child over the divider and let them play while you enjoy your meal. A kids menu includes pizza, mini hamburgers and a (packaged) pb&j. The grown up menu includes burgers, a juicy pulled-pork salad (pork is roasted on site) and a variety of hearty salads. more