E&E Stakeout Grill

E&E Stakeout Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.3bestchefs.com/
  • Phone: 7275856399
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Erwin Scheuringer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Bay
  • Public Transit: Trolley service available
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking also available.
A word from E&E Stakeout Grill
Since 1985 E&E Stakeout Grill has served some of the best steak, Prime Rib, Daily Seafood Specials and more in a casual setting where a warm tone decor and sparkling waterfall greets guests. The lively staff serves up first rate dishes. Using lean tender choice cut from com-fed beef, Chef Erwin prepares entrees skillfully. Daily seafood specials and plenty of fresh fish and shrimp add variety. You may choose you favorite wine from the stellar wine list or enjoy their generous cocktails from their full liquor bar. Their homemade desserts will not disappoint you and you can enjoy espresso or cappuccino to finish off a wonderful dining experience. When on the beach please visit our sister restaurant Guppy's or inland, Mystic Fish.
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E&E Stakeout Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
190 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (130)special occasion (99)fit for foodies (76)romantic (57)great for lunch (53)notable wine list (31)good for groups (27)hot spot (22)vibrant bar scene (22)great for outdoor dining (21)great for brunch (13)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Merry
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food has always been wonderful with various selections and prices. The only problem is noise when it is crowded.
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    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • E&E - Wonderful as Always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food is always fantastic at E&E's and we have never been disappointed. When given a choice, this is always one of our favorites!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    Sully
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Always choose E&E for special occasions this time being our 30th Anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, can't wait to go back!!!
    SteveinBB
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I've never been to E&E's before but heard rave reviews from people I work with so I thought I would take my sister there for her birthday. We were both impressed with the contemporary decor and friendly staff. We were seated right away with our reservation at 5PM and it wasn't crowded then. The drinks were well chilled and excellent and priced right for happy hour. I ordered the filet mignon and my sister ordered a shrimp dish. They were both nicely presented and excellent. I ordered my steak medium rare and it was perfect! My sister loved her shrimp dish. I would definitely recommend E&E's for a special occasion or date night. By the way, when we were leaving my cousin and her husband were just arriving for their anniversary dinner!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    beachbenz63
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Had company in from out of town. Service and food were outstanding as usual. The NY strip was cooked to perfection and melted in your mouth!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DAJ0918
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We took advantage of the special on lobster, it was awesome. Hubby had a beef dish that was very good also. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LOCAL GEM
    sisterborealis
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Most residents of Clearwater-Largo area know this long standing gem of a restaurant. Their daily specials at lunch and dinner are about the best you'll find in the area. It gets noisy at lunch, but not over-powering. My favorite is the Kokopelli salad. It`s a Cobb salad on steroids. The lunch size is quite adequate for a hungry eater.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    Mavi
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Our group of friends love to have lunch at E&E and also go there for special celebration.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible service!!!!!
    GorgeousVanessa89
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    While i rathe the food a 2 i must say they are cheap they say all steaks come with bread when i hear it comes with bread i assume atleast a basket of bread not 1 piece without butter, i had to ask for a second piece... My drinks were not refilled on time more like 15-18 mins after it was empty.. The steak was asked to be medium rare. It was medium without seasoning no flavor!! The fries was the only good thing.. The tiramisu was bad it was overly soaked. And the salad was a bit acidic. And to top it all the waitress had an attitude and includid in total was 15 percent tip not even berns steakhouse charges that kind of tip and they should (best steak ever) and waiters aswell.
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  • Mistakes happen
    welovedining
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent food however one of our orders was totally incorrect. The waiter apoligised a few times but we continued on with the food delivered. Our 3 person group shared our main course to overcome the error. Sorry the mistake happenned because we really enjoyed the seating atmosphere and the ladies happily drank their wine
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Gem
    LivingLocal
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We came to celebrate an adult birthday and it was a very enjoyable evening for all. Love the steaks and the lobster specials were exceptionally good too. Service was excellent and the free birthday desert was a surprise. Great locally owned restaurant
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not memorable
    lisaandrey
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was my husband's and my first time at E&E Stakeout Grill and sadly our last. I had the prime rib and my husband ordered the NY strip. We both felt that each beef dish was under seasoned. There are too many great steak places in the Tampa Bay area to dine at, so we will not be returning.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Very good lunch and very nice presentation. Plan on going back again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious as always!
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We enjoyed a fantastic birthday dinner at E &E. Enjoyed cocktails at the bar before hand, had a friendly and helpful bartender also. Another bonus, a frequent diner at the bar got us her favorite waiter to wait on us! Our food was prepared perfectly and it is the best meal we have had dinning out in a long time. We recommended this restaurant to other guests at the beach place we were staying and they went and loved the food also. We have eaten here about 5 or 6 times before and it is always consistently great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the Norm
    DMMWVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I am usually very pleased with this restaurant. However, my experience the other night was not too great. To start off with, they were out of a few dinners; one of them being a house specialty, one off the nightly specials, and the third just a main menu item. Okay, so I ordered the crab cakes, usually pretty good; but this time lacking crab in the cake, and they tasted disgustingly fishy; I've had better frozen ones. Should have sent them back to the kitchen, but didn't. Service was on the slow side as well. Salads seemed a little skimpy too. But hubby's rodeo steak was perfectly fine as always. Will definitely hesitate to make another nine o'clock reservation here, seems too late in the evening for this place; earlier is so much better.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another fine meal.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    E&E's never fails me. Another great meal in a friendly, cozy restaurant. Reservations are always a good idea but not required. Menu is always diversified with the daily specials and early bird is good alternative.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best hidden gem
    Pete
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This is one of the best restaurants my wife and I ever go to. Nobody makes a better steak and lobster appetizer is the best
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing and expensive
    Tweety
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had a reservation and they seated us right away. The restaurant is decorated beautifully and the lighting was modern. When our food arrived, the rack of lamb was undercooked. Asked for medium and it was very very rare. Our waitress had to be flagged down after waiting about 10 minutes. The lamb was returned to us at medium-rare. Acceptable barely. The fat was not rendered or crispy. One person order the Delmonico steak with the section of filet inserted. The filet was about the size of a quarter. Rib eye was a little chewy. Chilean Sea Bass was delicious (slightly overcooked near the edges). Loaded baked potato and sweet potato were also delicious. 3 people without drinks came to $115 (gratuity is added automatically).
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mediocre experience
    martieVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was my first time at E&E. The lunch menu was interesting, the server there immediately. The overriding problem was that the food had no taste. The Caesar salad had watery dressing and no hint of anchovies. The horseradish sauce on the roast beef had a tiny whiff of horseradish. The accompaniments were bread. The side dishes on the menu were starches, not green vegetables. The place had a décor suggesting business or romantic meals, but this was cancelled out by the noise from other tables.
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  • Snookie1
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Never been disappointed when dining in the evening. Have taken some of my visiting friends and they were very impressed with the food choices and wine choices. that salad is especially delicious!! Thanks, Mary
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A "Happy" Birthday
    Blackmaria
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Celebrated my birthday and was very pleased with the food, service and value. Over the years I have purchased gift cards for my employees and friends whom are also very happy to receive E&E gift cards
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dineout1234
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Quickly seated at reservation time. Free dessert for our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I would go back
    CoryJK34VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Met a friend here and all I can say is I would go back. Reasonable prices for a higher end food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Hungryman
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    As usual E&E amazed us with their food and service. WE have gone there many times, but never on Monday. A lot of restaurants seem to let their guard down on Mondays, but not E&E. They were on top of their game. We will continue to dine there whenever the opportunity arises as well as recommend it to all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so...
    KennethVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The food was pretty good, however we were seated in an area where the waiters and waitresses came in and out of the kitchen. In addition to that, the garbage cans were being toted back and forth as well. Very good waiter (Joey) food not bad, but probably won't be back...
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  • thebeefpeople
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    friendly, food was outstanding, waiter was very attentive,
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Likeit
    Likeit
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I always enjoy myself at E n E. The food is always good. Good value for the money when you go early bird. Quieter then too. I have dined later from time to time and it has been bustling but either way the food is great. Keep up the good work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great family time!
    Lewis
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    While vacationing with my family at Clearwater Beach we decided to go to this restaurant for dinner, we had such a good time that we all thought next time we come by this is a "must". The food and wine were excellent, the service: even better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had a very enjoyable dinner at E and E. The service was timed well, but not rushed. The food was excellent and a good value. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliably Excellent Restaurant
    Godiva
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    E & E is always perfect. My last two meals included a grilled peach salad for lunch that was incredibly tasty. The last, a dinner, was a grilled platter that included a fork-tender filet mignon with a tasty sauce, a melt in your mouth pork rib with sweet onion sauce, and a saucy chicken breast. As a diabetic, they came up with sauted vegetables and hominy (love it) to replace the mashed potatoes in this dish. I also appreciate that they offer small plates of food that can serve as appetizers or meals if you are dieting. Their escargot is a garlicky yummy appetizer. They have a nice but small outdoor eating area plus early-bird ending at 5:30. The food is imaginative and of high quality. The atmosphere is comfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Troy
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The food was good; however, the server was not attentive. My wife and I waited for the server to acknowledge us even as she visited the table next two us three separate times. When ordering, she was distant and not paying attention. My wife ordered and I had to state to my wife that the server did not hear her. Even then, when the server repeated the order back to us, it was incorrect. Later in the meal, the server asked my wife if she wanted another drink and my wife said yes. About 15 minutes later, the server walked past and remebered the drink. She asked if we still wanted the drink. The server obviously wanted to be somewhere else. We still tipped her well; however, I wish we would have mentioned something to management at the time.
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  • Always get a good meal at E & E
    papsquad
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Have been going to E & E for years. Love this place. Always can count on getting a good meal . Fabulous presentation with each meal. Making a reservation on line was a simple and efficient.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food not so good service
    Ally
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My husband and I went to the E&E for dinner. We ate inside. The server seemed "inexperienced" and "overwhelmed". I had a Salmon dish from the "chef's specials" for $18 and it was very good. My husband had a filet which he enjoyed. The bill came to $65 including tip. The tables are pretty close together. There was a woman that had a little too much wine and was talking very loud .... The restaurant automatically adds a 15% "tip" which I never had a problem with and usually tip 20% but our server did not deserve that. We will be meeting friends there this week and I will make sure that we have someone else. The restaurant is clean and there is ample parking. This IS NOT a restaurant for small children.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our favorite restaurant for special occasion dinning or just for enjoying a night out with great food and wine. The early bird specials are really great too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Always a great spot, love their food. A favorite go-to spot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food good, sloppy service
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Enjoyed the food, decent wine selection, but the service was a little sloppy. Many service mistakes that you would not expect at a place of this caliber. And I think the 15% gratuity is kind of annoying. I prefer to tip 20%, but the service was barely worth the 15.
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    notable wine list
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  • Great food
    Floridachi
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We love to come here when we are celebrating Birthdays etc its our special place to come.The food is always wonderful and love the fact they change the menu .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A tradition
    eatdrinkenjoy
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Always a special occasion - for anything and everything. Friendly staff; they feel like old friends. The food is always creative and delicious. Always first class fish selections - prepared perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • staff
    gater
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    It seemed as tho the staff had a hard weekend as they were grumpy & unattentive during our first visit there.... Was hopeing we had found a new nice place to eat but was disappointed
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the hype
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I've lived in Clearwater for 12 yrs always wanted to try E&E. Last week my wife and I finally had a chance to go, choosing to pass up on Salt Rock Grille for a chance to try E&E, big mistake. The food was average at best. The best thing we had was the shrimp piccata appetizer. We also had the fish spread which was bland and runny. We both ordered the filet for dinner and surprisingly enough it was just OK. I would just as easily settled for a filet off of my own grill Garlic mash potatoes were pretty good and Caesar salad was decent but not great. The ambience reminded me a great deal of a café. Not very large inside, the average age was around 65. Bill came to $100, overpriced and undervalued. If you want a local steakhouse try Bascoms.
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