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Frenchy's Saltwater Cafe

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
419 Poinsettia Rd, Clearwater, FL 33756-1026
+1 727-461-6295
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“grouper sandwich” (157 reviews)
“seafood” (121 reviews)
“stone crab” (35 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
419 Poinsettia Rd, Clearwater, FL 33756-1026
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Reviewed yesterday

Eat where the locals eat! Weekends after about 6pm, there's a wait, but it's worth it. Recommend the fish spread - the best in the world, and grouper sandwich.

Thank 773colleenh
Reviewed 6 days ago

Maybe we came on an off night but I was not impressed. It looked like it should have been a fun place to go but it wasn't. The bartender was great - the person helping behind the bar was rude - literally pushed me out...More

1  Thank MisterBrick
Reviewed 1 week ago

Get there early for their October seafood festival and expect a crowd. It's definitely worth it with all that fresh seafood and butter. You might need a bib!!

Thank angiecagle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was perfect enjoy it. Professionals of hospitality here. Gracious staff great food we loved everything about it👍

Thank Sean A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner on a Saturday night and while the place is quite small it does have outdoor seating and fun decor. Ordered the nightly special which was a mix of 4 different seafood options. The food was all prepared well but the portions were very...More

1  Thank BrenJ2012
Reviewed 1 week ago

Try the Grouper sandwich. Cut your waiting time and sit at the bar to eat during busy times. If you have Parkmobile it will make parking easier in the Clearwater Beach area.

Thank obnc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have to eat at Frenchy's several times each March. We always get the grouper sandwich and she crab soup. The soup is so rich we share a cup of it. The grouper with less breading than traditional sandwich is best. We skip the bun...More

Thank Cynthia A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite Clearwater place. The Original Grouper Sandwich can’t be beaten. Garlic 🦀 fries are the best!!! The She-crab soup is amazing. Service is friendly.

Thank drckn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has the best seafood great atmosphere and they were very friendly and good really clean I'll be back

Thank Coachfitz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decent place to stop in and fill up right off the beach, but really just basic food. Got the grouper sandwich and the fish was dry, room temperature, and overcooked. Their "homemade" fries taste pretty much like the frozen seasoned fries you buy at the...More

Thank Saben7
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5 February 2017|
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Response from hyatj2016 | Reviewed this property |
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Donna B
15 September 2016|
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Response from Brandon B | Reviewed this property |
This place is pretty small. A group this size would probably require separate tables. Our last visit we sat at connected picnic tables and 8 of fit comfortably. Its a small beach bar and grill. Awesome food, maybe look at... More
Jerry K
9 March 2015|
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Response from Ivan S | Reviewed this property |
Monday's and Tuesday's at Saltwater Cafe on Mandalay Ave (N. beach). AYCE snow crab and beer battered flounder for $27.95. Don't know about steamed vs boiled. Service is great and you'll never wait for the next round.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 419 Poinsettia Rd, Clearwater, FL 33756-1026
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-461-6295
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