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
172 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (120)special occasion (84)fit for foodies (75)great for lunch (61)romantic (42)notable wine list (26)good for groups (19)great for outdoor dining (18)vibrant bar scene (16)hot spot (15)great for brunch (12)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    E&E is a great place to eat, the food is excellent and service is great and they are always coming up with new recipes. We will return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good...BUT
    Disapointed
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Waitress seemed harried...did not have that many to take care of...gave impression that we were just an after thought.......and WE were intruding on her time...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A local classic
    FloridaFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I've bee dining here for years. The steaks are consistently good, served by knowledgeable and friendly staff. Their specials are always noteworthy, and occasionally they will really surprise you with something amazing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disapoints
    beachbenz63
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The food and service were outstanding as always. The mixed grill (beef, chicken,pork) was to die for, the daily specials are always a good bet!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Winner
    eatdrinkenjoy
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    No matter the occasion, E & E is a shining star! Food is excellent and presentation is a match. It is a comfortable and friendly atmosphere; a perfect "feel good" evening out. Always meets, usually surpasses, our expectations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites
    Delighted
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Made reservations online. Got in on time. Excellent food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite restaurant!
    RelaxandEnjoy
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Wonderful food, service and atmosphere! Our favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a visit to the past
    FoodmanVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Just like your old neighborhood steakhouse in Bayonne NJ. and that is no bad thing. Everything included including the tip and the food is good
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very high class Yummy!
    Chrisk
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Food was very well prepared and very presented! Will be going back!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clearlymj
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Enjoyable dining experience, good food, good service, good friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • More than Steaks
    FrancVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Ya, more than steaks, especially on the lobster special night, but really, our reason to head out to E&E is for a great steak. Put in order for "medium rare plus" and result was a perfectly prepared entree - part way between medium and medium rare. Enjoyed the Cesar salad and a double dose of vege (no potato for me tonight!) to complete the meal. Nicely made drinks - a partly fussy order of Grey Goose gimlet with freshly squeezed limes that came out just right. My only concern for E&E is its popularity with locals and the invading snowbirds... plan to book table in advance, and enjoy a later hours dinner. This place is just too popular for us locals to drop in without reservations made a couple days in advance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • professional lunch
    ClearwaterChops
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Had a business lunch today and really enjoyed the Shrimp Piccata - the sauce was delicious and the shrimp were perfectly prepared. My guest had a special order request and they got everything right on her plate. Service was prompt and present when we needed him - and when we asked for coffee he got the hint and held the check until I asked for it. I love the privacy of the half-round booths - I could still hear my companion even though I realized at one point the room was pretty noisy. Overall it was a great lunch and I will look forward to coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable Quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    E&E is a restaurant that provides consistent quality. I always enjoy the food and the ambiance. It is always a treat to dine here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Evening Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My husband and I frequent E&E because of the quality of food. We always know that we will have a wonderfully prepared meal. Love to take friends and family to E&E; never any disappointments. The cleanliness of the restaurant makes one feel very comfortable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Duoeatout
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    If your looking for a fine dining experience without dropping fifty dollars a plate, E&E Stakeout is the place. Finally a great steak dinner that includes everything you would want, salad, side and even veggies for around $30.00 per person. Beef was flavorful, cooked to perfection and a generous portion.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MILew2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    It is impossible to be better than the best, and E&E is the best! Consistently great food with great service. No trip to Clearwater is complete without dinner at E&E!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Likeit
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Dining at this restaurant is always a wonderful experience. I would recommend it for special occasions and for just casual dining as well. It is always a treat to dine here. There has never been a bad meal or a bad experience. The food is great value and the staff are always attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Largo great food spot
    Hsy2550VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I often get to Tampa and when I do, I try to get to E&E Stakeout Grill. I was there in March for my birthday and now had the opportunity to go back September for dinner. The menu selections had changed, but there were still fantastic selections of seafood, chicken and steaks. The restaurant attracts quite a few early birds due to their early bird specials. The food is always fresh and well prepared. The service is stellar and I have never had a bad meal there. It is not a tourist spot, so you will have to go off the beaten path to find it. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • South African Lobster Tails..Wow!
    goodfood4me
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The South African Lobster Tails are fantastic. Not your ordinary tasting lobster. A must if you eat here. The center cut Filet is also very good. If you like Margaritas, try the Kokopelli Margarita. It is the house specialty and is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • E&E - Wonderful as Always
    DebandDon
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    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).
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    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.