Guppy's
Guppy's

Guppy's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.3bestchefs.com/
  • Phone: 7275932032
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 4:30pm,; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Scott Bebell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 17th Avenue
  • Public Transit: Trolley Mile Marker, 17 1/2.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet service is also available.
A word from Guppy's
The favorite gathering place for locals and visitors is the perfect spot to enjoy lunch and/or dinner along the magnificent sunset. Savor the chef's Daily specials such as Blue Crab Taco, Jamaican Jerk swordfish, Potato Crusted Salmon, and Grilled Jumbo Sea Scallops and Shrimp. The extensive menu serves the freshest of seafood. In addition Filet Mignon, New York Strip Steak from prime cut of tender Black Angus Beef are cooked to perfection. Specialty sandwiches include the popular signatures Guppy's Grouper Sandwich. you may choose your favorite wine from their stellar wine list or enjoy their generous cocktails at their newly designed full liquor bar. A great selection of home made desserts along with an espresso or cappuccino will be a delightful way to finish off your dining experience. When on the mainland please visit our sister restaurants E&E Steakout Grill and Mystic Fish.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Guppy's reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (53)neighborhood gem (43)fit for foodies (36)special occasion (29)great for lunch (23)good for groups (18)kid-friendly (18)romantic (17)hot spot (11)great for brunch (10)scenic view (9)notable wine list (5)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Not a happy birthday
    JRFORD
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We arrived @ 5 and received our bill @ 6. Our dinner was rushed, as it felt like they needed the table. When we made the reservstion we had noted it was a birthday celebration and our waiter did no even ask if we desired desert. We just got the bill as we were still finihing our main course. Food was great, but we missed the birthday celebration!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place - off the beaten path
    WestonerVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We found this place thanks to OpenTable - it was perfect for a Sunday Brunch. I went with my wife and two boys - we all had different meals and each was done perfectly. Note: We started with the calamari and the fried oyster appetizers - The calamari was average; the oysters were outstanding! The place is casual, so come with your favorite Hawaiian shirt and flip flops. I promise you'll have a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hopefully an exception
    TimD
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    For our second time at Guppy's we invited 2 other couples. While the food was good, as expected, the service was very slow. The restaurant was busy, our waiter only had 3 tables but couldn't seem to remember our request for drinks, butter, etc. and was slow to respond. This didn't ruin our dinner but made it much less enjoyable than it could have been. Maybe our waiter was inexperienced or perhaps they should consider removing the mandatory tip to motivate the wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good value
    jradioVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It's not on the beach, but across the street. Good service and a very full menu of choices. We started with crab guacamole which was a great combination. The gulf oysters were good but the horseradish could have had more kick. You get warm tasty bread with an olive oil dip. Meals come with a nice salad. Shrimp and grits has good flavors and the sautéed shrimp had a nice Greek touch with olives and spices
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Dining!
    SeanM
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We've been going to Guppy's for years. Always excellent food. A must try if you're in the area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SODAS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    YOUR FOOD IS EXCELLENT. WE LIKE SODAS BUT THEY ARE ALWAYS FLAT. WE USUALLY GET DIET COKE BUT ALWAYS SEND IT BACK FOR ANOTHER TYPE OF DRINK.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birhtday dinner at Guppy's
    birthdaydinner
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This is the third year a row we are at Guppy's and celebrating my wifes birthday, a great place with a kind staff and excellent food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Cris
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    For anyone that wants the perfect meal Guppy's on the Beach is just that. From appetizer to entrees to dessert even the coffee is delicious. Had the pleasure of dining here while spending some time at a friend's beach home. Guppy's was suggested to me and I was so happy we came here. Best meal I've had in a while. While we were in the St. Petersburg area the last two weeks this was by far the best restaurant we went to. Everyone visiting or living in the area must go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sea Bass Wow
    forrest16
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    As usual had the sea bass, and it is sea bass, not some sneaky substitute. And as usual it was wonderful with good texture, flavor and an excellent presentation. Service was friendly and very efficient. Be there again next month.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    better than average beach dining. Have to go through the gauntlet and past servers coming out of the kitchen to be seated inside.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place!
    homebrew
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I visit Guppy's often, I have always had wonderful service and fresh food, one of my favorite Restaurants in our area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happily Surprised!
    BellaDonnaVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Typically when we go to a restaurant located in a touristy area, on a Friday evening, we expect just average food & drinks at inflated prices. This was not the case at Guppy's. We started with appetizers - My husband ordered the shrimp & corn chowder and he was quite impressed. I ordered the oysters on the half shell and they were fantastic. We both ordered the crab cake entrée and they were, indeed, quite tasty! I ordered a glass of the red sangria - they add cinnamon to it... sounds crazy, but Dude, It Works! Our server was pleasant but not exactly proficient. Our appetizers were staggered - mine came together with my salad. Meal was great though! We look forward to returning!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful..in every way!
    Elaine
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We celebrated Mom's 89th Birthday Dinner.. followed with a beautiful Sunset across the street at Indian Rocks Beach. Our Server was Ashley, very neat and caring to ensure our dining experience was perfect in every way. Coconut Shrimp and the Herb Crusted Sea Bass with sides were delicious. For Dessert, I chose ( to surprise Mom ) the Flight of Three Mini Desserts, served with candles on a nice elongated plate, the portions were perfect. Dinner was served at a nice pace, even though the Dining Room was continually full. Tables are spaced well. Food was excellent, the Staff are accommodating and the Restaurant is always clean and meticulous. Guppy's is one of our favorites for Lunch or Dinner since 1999. We have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to visit!
    bscherer05
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We are local to the Tampa Bay area, and this was our first trip to Guppy's. After our visit, we wondered how we hadn't found this place sooner. The food was great, the atmosphere was nice, and the service was complementary. If you plan to visit in the evening, I encourage making reservations. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good seafood!
    Seafood29
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Guppy's has great seafood. We go there when we want consistent good food. It is always crowded but that's because it's dependable. A bit noisey. Families do go but the tables are close together and might be hard for families. Great Mango Margiritas!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time visit
    Bumpnrun
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Everything we ordered was fabulous. The Blue Crab Guacamole and the crab cakes were great for starters. The seared Ahi Tuna was fork tender and melted in your mouth. Save room for the best key lime pie ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still a favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    It has been a while since we went to Guppy's, but food and service were as good as remembered. Our waiter, Rob, made some great suggestions. Attentive, but still gave us plenty of privacy. The menu was a hit with our clients. App's and fish were excellent. Great wine/beer selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!!!!
    Ajelax
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Every time I come back to the Tampa Bay Area I have to stop by here. Christian the server was amazing. The food was beyond words. Very clean and organized. Loved it!!'
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Guppy's is a winner
    nyerlontanoVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    One day when the humidity in July dropped, I took a friend to Guppy's for lunch so we could sit outside. It was wonderful! Service, atmosphere, and the food as terrific as I remembered from six months ago. If only more friends would visit I'd eat there more often!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Diners
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    First time at Guppy's. Overall, a good experience. Enjoyed the calamari, the aioli sauce was good. Had the scallops with the mushrooms and risotto cake, really tasty. Our server had the scallops cooked a second time, he did not feel the first ones were cooked properly. He apologized and even though we waited a little longer, I was glad he made the effort. My husband had the lobster ravioli, not the greatest, the ravioli were good but the sauce had an ingredient that he was not fond of, cilantro? Perhaps a white bechamel sauce instead or a red marinara type sauce.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Something for everyone!
    smithfla
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We brought an eclectic group to Guppy's this week, and everyone left happy! Needed vegetarian options, non-seafood options, and other dietary restrictions, PLUS needed a good cocktail selection, and Guppy's provided. Steven our waiter was funny and professional and explained the menu to us, helping us with the best choices for all of our groups' meals. Highly recommend crab cakes, ahi tuna, and vegetable tower!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Enjoyed wonderful dinner fresh Grouper was the best.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Place.
    BlacknGold4ever
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food was just awesome. Best meal we had over our entire vacation. Very fresh ingredients and well prepared dishes. Great service as well. If I lived anywhere near this place, I'd eat there 3 days a week.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    Alan
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Another enjoyable lunch. This was the first time for our guest and she has added the restaurant to her go-to list.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and fabulous service
    Rob4848
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Went to this restaurant after reading some reviews. Pleased we went there. Food was great and the service was terrific. One of the best waiters we have ever had. Would most definitely recommend
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the usual
    familyof4
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Very disappointed this time. Usual things are better here. I brought my family in with my dad and step mom and was very disappointed in the service. Server kept screwing up and saying fair enough. Food was good as always but the service needs work.
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  • First Timers
    Luvbchlife
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great food and excellent service but disappointed that we had made reservations and was sat at a high top table in the bar area and it was extremely loud! Only negative. Will recommend and return on our next trip to Clearwater but request outside table.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie21
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Have always enjoyed bringing family and friends to dine at Guppy's.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Guppy's for Yuppies!
    AlmostPerfect
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great, casual beach spot. Worth the drive from anywhere. Make sure you make reservations to avoid long waits. Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal with great service
    Andy
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Great meal with great service. We were seated promptly at an indoor table as we requested. Our server was very solicitous throughout our meal. The food was very good, well prepared and nicely presented. We were not rushed or left waiting, pace was just right. This visit the dining room was noisy which made it difficult to converse.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant rocks!
    beachluver
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Guppy's was a great find in Indian Rocks! We enjoyed our meal and drinks. The atmosphere was inviting and service was friendly & efficient. It has a colorful illuminated bar! It was quite busy so reservations are a must. If you like good food, Guppy's is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Experience
    BClose
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Went here two years ago on vacation & happy to report it STILL has some of the best food in Indian Rocks Beach!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and place
    vadg72
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Food was very delicious. waitress was courteous. We will happy to come back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • born2dine
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Potato crusted salmon is a winner. The baby arugula salad with grilled chicken is a luncheon delight. For desert we indulged in the tasty fried banana caramel cheesecake which was nicely presented.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2gem
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Very disappointing. Service was poor. Other tables were served and we were still waiting. Waiter finally came over and acknowledged delay. Manager never came to table.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food
    VisitingfromCT
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Great lobster, super salmon and great mix of flavors. Attentive servers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Good
    Tess
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    They have a fresh, eclectic menu. Chef is always thinking of unique specials. We've been going to Guppy's for many years and have not been disappointed. Managers and staff are always there to make sure you are satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great for special occasions
    supperscout57
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    I took my wife there for our 3 year anniversary. We both loved the food and the good service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 752 reviews are from the Guppy's reviews archive.
  • Loud, unimpressed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    This place is just too close to the street, they play their music too loud to cover the Harley's booming past, and the inside of the restaurant smelled like a fishy, mildewed old mop. Food was so-so. The tables are too close together allowing us to "enjoy" the conversations of the tables next to us and it was impossible for us to have our own conversation with the noise level. The only sign of class was our waiter who was spot on, considerate and doing the best he could with the overload of tables jammed into this joint. I hope he finds a better place to work where his talents will be put to better use. We went for a special night to celebrate a birthday. Wish we could do it over again and go to Island grill instead. Disappointed.
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  • A great local favorite
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Always consistently great, the "Sunset Trio" a special treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.