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Beach Shanty Cafe

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397 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-2010
+1 727-443-1616
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07:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Enfield, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Typical American cafe, lovely down to earth staff, constantly at hand to provide coffee and tea refills. Big portions (like everywhere here!) fries that came with the BLT were delicious as was the home made coleslaw. It's a nice little spot close to the beach and very reasonably priced. Would come back again if we were visiting Clearwater.

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Thank Kspeller
Circleville, Ohio
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All 4 of us had no wait for a 9 am breakfast. Chocolate chip pancakes were fabulous. Eggs over had were done right. Eggs sausage and toast were good. Scramble eggs good too. Oj was in a huge glass. We loved this place. Everyone was hard working.

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a quick bite to eat for lunch here, good service and a good portion of tasty food. Definitely worth a pit stop. Enjoy

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Carol Stream, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for breakfast, or lunch for five of the seven days we were in Clearwater Beach. The food was great and you cannot beat the value. We had nothing but excellent service each and every time. Highly recommend!

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Lakeville, Minnesota, United States
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were able to sit outside at a sidewalk table and enjoy a quick lunch before heading to the pier. Our sever was efficient and very nice. My pattymelt was very good w/nice crisp fries and Lemon Tea.

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Thank Barry V
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wandered into the Beach Shanty cafe. It's A cute and quirky place with lots of hustle and bustle... it's a busy place being right by the beach, waitstaff pleasant and engaging. It's light and bright and specialized in casual fare, Food coming from the kitchen looks delicious and large portions. Staff is happy no personality issues with them working... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not usually sensitive, but our server was horrendous! I never have felt so insulted or treated poorly anywhere, but here I honestly felt as if she did not want to serve us...why...I can only guess (maybe because we were not the same skin color as her??). She was rude, snapped at us, glared if we asked a question, never... More 

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Maitland, Florida
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice eats and pleasant staff. Open at 7 AM for breakfast and later for lunch only. The Greek omelette was substantial with plenty of tomatoes and feta cheese.

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Thank RD505050
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We stopped in Clearwater for one night on our drive home. Looking for breakfast we made a short walk from our small hotel/motel, and found a Dunkin Donuts, a bar, and THIS diner all next to each other one-and-a-bit blocks from our lodging. Almost missed this place, it was not in-your-face. Enjoyed a really good breakfast in a family friendly... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Decent food, waffle was great and pancakes were huge! Busy little place, no wait though at 8:45. We were in and out quickly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:00
Thursday
07:00 - 16:00
Friday
07:00 - 16:00
Saturday
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 397 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-2010
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-443-1616

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?