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Backwater's on Sand Key

1261 Gulf Blvd, Ste 130, Clearwater, FL 33767-2749
+1 727-517-7383
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (72 reviews)
“seafood” (62 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1261 Gulf Blvd, Ste 130, Clearwater, FL 33767-2749
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Got a table overlooking Tampa Bay. Blackened grouper sandwich and fries downed with a Heineken...life's good.

Thank Mark1206
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant this evening. Very busy parking lot at or just after 6:00 pm. Had a hard time finding a spot. Was able to get in without a reservation. Service was great and friendly. Had the evening special. Prices were moderate for the...More

Thank Kellie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Backwaters in celebration of Veterans Day. It was our first time here although we have eaten at their other restaurants "Maggie Maes" and live in the area. The restaurant is in a complex full of stores all of which have a back...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great to take advantage of gift they give when u sign up for rewards program. We've loved the food & view since we tried this place. So today I had these delish scallops in a tangy butter sauce, & the tasty lobster bisque again, free...More

Thank Michaelene2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our guest from England and had an excellent dinner. Seafood is fresh and well prepared. The shrimp and steak combination that I had were excellent. Service was outstanding. We prefer to be seated on the deck overlooking Clearwater bay. Parking can be tight...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On the recommendation of staff at Maggie Mae’s located in the same strip mall, we decided to eat here for dinner too. We made reservations for 9:00 pm. and we were seated promptly. However, we didn’t need the reservation. Our waitress was friendly and very...More

Thank AfrinetNYC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Backwater's was just a stroll from our hotel on Sand Key so initially we visited for the convenience but returned because it was really lovely food. On my first visit I had mussels (amazing!) and the second time I had the special which was sword...More

Thank MrsFin
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

While on vacation on Clearwater Beach we took the short ride down to Backwaters on Sand Key. The place is nothing fancy but had good food. I had the butter steak and it was cooked just right. Others in our party had the shrimp scallops...More

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Loved the view and our waitress was attentive and friendly without too much fuss the food was so amazing-the seafood Platter with grouper was very well done-great meal and without reasonable price

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The place is quite easy going, the service is good, not excellent. the view is very nice if you seat outside. the food is good, again not excellent, but the pice is quite to much for it. I would say is a place to remember,...More

Thank lucaacca
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Definitely call ahead as soon as you can and make reservations. Everyone wants to be on the deck .... call first!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1261 Gulf Blvd, Ste 130, Clearwater, FL 33767-2749
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-517-7383
  • E-mail
Backwaters on Sand Key serves exceptional steaks, fresh local seafood and sandwiches on the waterfront. Locals hangout for food and drinks for 18 years. Beautiful views and friendly service. Full bar and lounge. Lunch or Dinner. Happy Hour 2 to 7 PM
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