About Bascom's Chop House

When the original Bascom came to Florida at the turn of the last century to help Henry Flagler build the Key West Railroad, he brought with him his love for thick cut chops and juicy steaks. During his travels he also discovered the bounties of fresh native Florida seafood.

We have brought all of his favorites together in a true American Chop House that pays tribute to Bascom's hearty appetite and a passion for great steaks, chops and fresh seafood.

In his honor, we have made Bascom's Chop House a comfortable, yet elegant, American restaurant. We are proud to offer a superbly crafted wine list and American Mid-Western beef, aged to our own exacting specifications to ensure the most tender and flavorful steaks served anywhere at any price. And, true to our Bascom's Chop House name, we also offer hand-cut veal, pork and lamb chops all prepared to perfection, as well as a great selection of native seafood delivered fresh daily.

3665 Ulmerton RD
Clearwater, FL 33762
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(727) 573-3363

Website:
http://www.bascoms.com/

Executive Chef:
John Barton

Private Party Facilities:
Whether it's a corporate party, wedding or just a friendly get together,
Bascom's Chophouse can host your group in our banquet and private dining facilities.

Private Party Contact:
Baquet Coordinator: (727) 573-3363

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please check the Bascom's Chophouse company website or call to see our private event facilities which feature multiple rooms accommodating 20-200 guests. Taylored menus, flexible pricing and no room charges.

Bascom's Chop House Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (32)
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Cozy (20)
Casual (19)
Good for Groups (19)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Authentic (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
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Sunday Lunch (6)
Disabled Access (5)
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined a day ago

Great food and excellent service! A bit noisy, but otherwise a great place!

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·Dined a day ago

It was absolutely horrible the waiter would have no manners the food that I ordered the crab cakes had shells in it the salmon was dry the desserts were burnt over all this place sucked

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·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent experience. Good food, good service, and good atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 2 days ago

Overall outstanding. Service was helpful and attentive without being intrusive. Ambience very nice - comfortable is the best description. Tables not crowded together. Food remarkably good, I've never had a bad meal here.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 4 days ago

I can't say enough about the food! The beef was melt in your mouth tender and flavorful! Plenty of menu selections. The staff are people you would want to make friends with! Attentive and knowledgeable. Kudos to Head Chef Tony Banano. Complimentary decadent dessert for our anniversary on the house!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The only thing keeping Bascom's from a full five stars was the NY strip steak; it was cooked perfectly but was on the tough side. Loved everything else!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The prime rib was the most tender I've ever eaten, albeit a tad salty with the a jus. The food is rich and fresh and generous portions. Bread is very hard. The senior citizens in our party had trouble eating it. The ambience and service were nice. Dated decor, but fine. Recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was amazing and our server was excellent. The food presentation was great and everything tasted fabulous. Our server was very attentive. Overall it was a fabulous night. I would highly reccomend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very good food and service. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys a good night out and likes a great steak.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

As always an outstanding meal and a fabulous staff

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was our anniversary and wanted to go to a nice restaurant that wasn't super expensive. We saw their Weekend Special and we both got that deal, which is a great deal! Service was great, Food was excellent, would go back again.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food and service were great. We had the weekend special which makes the tab very reasonable for the quality. Only complaint was the noise level, which is highly dependent on the other patrons... The dining room is divided in small size sections so if they put even only 1 noisy table in your section it gets hard to talk at normal level. I understand that there is not much they can do about this ; it was just perfect before that one table arrived. We still enjoyed our experience and will definitely return for more, the menu is full of good suggestions and the Prime rib was just awesome.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Very nice place for Business meetings. Excellent food and great service

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food amd,great atmosphere, this is defiantly an upscale restaurant with some very unique menu items. The beer list could use some work but over all a great place.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Everything we had was excellent and delicious, possibly one of the best steaks I have ever tasted. We will definitely be back! The service was equally as wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our server Sarah was excellent. The food was delicious. My sea bass was the best ever.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The noise level was higher than usual which made the conversation level increased at all tables in the area.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I ordered the veal chop & was very disappointed with the amount of fat throughout the entire chop. My husband had the Kansas steak which was very good. The service was excellent!!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent selections of steaks, well prepared and presented. Thoroughly enjoyed the vibrant atmosphere, even if a little noisy at times. Appears to be a very popular place to dine, so reservations would be recommended. Would definately return to try some of the other great menu selections.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Ordered the "special" Waygu beef ribeye thinking it would be extra tasty and to be honest it was ...meh....
nothing special I've certainly had better.
Creamed spinach and Ceasar salad were both excellent...wish I could say that about the overpriced steak.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Truly wonderful. Generous size special, took some home for dinner the next day. Will go again soon.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Awesome service by Marco. Food excellent as always. Manager very helpful.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Celebration for two birthdays. Went there for our anniversary in June and was very impressed. We knew our friends would love this place so I made reservations. They said it was one of their favorite restaurants among the many where they have dined. They are recommending to their friends. Service and good was excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We ordered the special - petite filet mignon with loaded baked potato and salad for $27.95. The food was delicious. This is a good deal because the potato and salad would have been ala carte at $5.95 each, which would have made the meal expensive. The waiter, George, was very attentive and efficient. It was a good experience. We will return.

Tags: Live Sports, Cozy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Excellent service and food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

This was our first time to visit Bascom's Chop House, we have been wanting to for some time, but things just never seemed to work out. We were celebrating our 29th Anniversary & everything from the service to the was excellent. We definitely will be back. Thank you.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Greeted very neat the door. Shown to our table. Escort may have shown a bit more in restaurant savey by holding out my dates chair and/or placing the napkins over the lap.

Liked the iPad wine list.
Waiter was Brad. Very professional and allowed us to take our time and enjoy the meal. We were there 2.5 hours and he never once seemed to rush us.

Food was great. Dessert and coffee great. Left with a feeling that I got what I expected for a price I expected

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Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very nice setting. Server helped pick the perfect meals to both of our liking. Wine selection is phenomenal

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Amazing as always, extremely knowledgeable staff, impeccable service, the food is always piping hot and delicious. I've never had a bad meal here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Servic e a little slow. Lunch should take less than an hour

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Sent steak back twice to cook more but continually came back not done . Manager took $15.00 off check.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great Service, Sara was very attentive. She is an excellent server.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Absolutely the best steak in the area. Quiet and a great place for a special occasion

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

A nice Steakhouse in the neighborhood. I thought the Tuna I had was very good and my wife loved her steak. The service was excellent.

Tags: Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was excellent as usual. Service could have been better. Very slow, unattentive, forgetfull.
Must have been a new server.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

We had a great dinner date. Our waiter was awesome.would reccomend.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was good, pricey though. We waited forever for our drinks & the waiter didn’t bring us our app. Not either generously gave himself 20% on our party of 5- he was nice but slow with drinks and food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 13, 2017

My sister and I enjoyed this fabulous restaurant after a very long drive from Melbourne. I had noticed this restaurant a couple times before while I had been in the Tampa area and had wanted to dine there. It was fabulous! Our waiter Phil Beam was more than helpful and attentive to our dining needs!! The Filet was melt in your mouth and the cocktails were perfect after such a longgggg drive across Florida!! Thank you!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

It's nice to have dinner at a traditional steakhouse. The food was great the service was perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Everything was wonderful until I got my steak. A bone-in rib eye, to me, is the most flavorful cut of meat, because of the "cap" and the marbling. This one had neither. I almost think I got the wrong steak. Maybe a bone-in sirloin? That's what it tasted like. For a chop house, I expected a decent chop. Probably won't be back to pay premium prices for subpar steaks.

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