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Cooters Restaurant & Bar

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423 Poinsettia Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-2025
+1 727-462-2668
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Wilton, New York
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant was busy when we went...a weekday. It has specials that bring locals in and inside a lot of tvs for sports fans. The day I went they had all you can eat snow crab legs, which may have been the draw. The service was good. The food was o.k. I enjoyed my dish...a stuffed mahi mahi dish but... More 

Thank Maria A
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Arrived around 1:15 PM & was seated immediately. After just a few minutes our waiter came over with menus & asked for our drink order. It took probably 15 minutes to get our drinks. Waiter then took our food order, we did not order anything fancy. We did not see our Waiter again & I had to go up to... More 

Thank crl3759
Fort Collins, Colorado
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We travel to Clearwater for work and always make a stop at Cooters. It is quite kitschy, but the grouper is really good and the prices are reasonable.

Thank Gretchen G
charleston il, United States
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you don't mind sitting on the deck with all the cigarette smoke the food is good. The only problem we had the waiter took our credit card to pay for our bill and did something to get my credit card blocked by my credit card company which I had to clear up when we got back to the condo.

Thank Daniel H
Watertown, South Dakota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything was great! Our server was friendly and helpful. We had the shrimp dip and She Crab soup to start with. Yummy! Then I had the grouper sandwich. Very filling. My husband had breaded shrimp. He loved it. Fun atmosphere and great food!

Thank staceymeyer21
Baldwinsville, New York
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Decided to try Cooters because Crabby Bills was torn down and in the process of being rebuilt. We've never had grouper before so we decided to try it. It was delicious. My husband had a grouper sandwich and I had grouper and shrimp fried. Both were very good. I started with she crab soup which was loaded with crab and... More 

Thank mustang4088
Worcester, Vermont
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just ate here 2/17. Every time we eat here we find the quality of the food to be excellent with no exceptions. Best Rum Runner on the Beach in 2015. The wait staff is always upbeat and helpful. One of the very best places to eat on Clearwater Beach. One can not go wrong selecting Cooters to satisfy their culinary... More 

Thank Tom L
Tampa, Florida
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191 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe it was October, but crazy night yet our service was pretty good. Food tasty although a bit pricier for what you get. Example of pound of King crab legs, that was exactly 4, yes 4, legs! We thought maybe some fell off plate during transport, but I guess we'll never know. Cool beachy feel, but NOT on the water.

1 Thank ronjoduffy
west Hartford, CT
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great local place in the back of all the hubbub of the Clearwater strip. Lively, welcoming, and fun vibe. The food was fresh delicious and the drinks were fun and tasty. The wait staff could not be more accommodating. We did the all u can eat crab special and it was amazing!

Thank tracyb839
Elkhart, Indiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a must go restaurant. It was fun...the service was great... and the food was wonderful. We will definitely always good there when we are in Clearwater Beach !!!

Thank tbmccuddy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
American, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 423 Poinsettia Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-2025
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-462-2668
Since 1993, Cooters on Clearwater Beach has been the destination for those who want the real side of beach life: A fun, casual atmosphere with delicious food, tropical drinks and classic Southern hospitality. Our menu selections are prepared in house daily with fresh ingredients. Our soups, dressings and sauces are all homemade, and our steaks are hand cut. Seafood is delivered fresh daily. On our menu you'll find something for everyone with favorites such as delectable fresh off the boat Grouper, Scallops, Oysters, Sirloin Burgers, Wings, She Crab Soup, and the best Crab Legs in Tampa Bay! We're home of The Original All-U-Can-Eat Crab Legs Special, served every Mon. & Tues. Also enjoy All-U-Can-Eat Fish & Chips on Wed., Super Grouper Thursdays, and Sizzling Steak & Seafood Specials on Weekends. Don't miss our legendary Happy Hour 3-6 Daily, and an amazing array of tropical drinks! We offer indoor (a/c) & patio dining, a large open air bar, and plenty of Flat Screens with all Sports Packages. We're family friendly, and family owned & operated. We're known as the place on Clearwater Beach for "The Best Food in Town!" Come experience for yourself, and Live a Little with us at Cooters!

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