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

Special Occasion (78)
Good for a Date (64)
Good for Anniversaries (56)
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Good for Birthdays (49)
Business Meals (45)
Worth the Drive (43)
Notable Wine List (40)
Romantic (31)
Casual (28)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Cozy (22)
Good for Groups (21)
Bar Seating (21)
Great for Lunch (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Authentic (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Comfort Food (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Disabled Access (5)
People Watching (4)
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Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Sports (2)
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Great for Brunch (1)
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

Steaks are of high quality and always well-prepared. Service ranks among the best in all of Tampa Bay.

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Greensboro)·Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I found ourselves laid over for a flight out of St. Petersburg and decided to go here for an evening of relaxation. Food was wonderful and we recommend the strip steak, prime rib, and lobster Mac and cheese. It was a little loud, even in the back so if you have hearing issues ask for a quiet table. The wait staff did a tremendous job.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and atmosphere. Service was awesome. Definitely be back again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

Food and service were great.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 7 days ago

Good steak and sides. Not great service. I thought food was good for the price.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (Tampa)·Dined 7 days ago

My husband and I went here for our anniversary. It was all but impossible to have a quiet conversation together. Seems like all the diners were put into 1 small room and it was very loud. However, the service was pretty good. We had the crab cake appetizer and it was delicious! Also the lobster bisque was the best that I have had, so that is a definite recommendation. I ordered the twin lobster tails. They were both pretty large but 1 was just a bit overcooked, therefore still edible. The 2nd was inedible as it was extremely overdone. I had to use a steak knife and saw away at it to cut it up! I soaked it in the melted butter hoping to soften it up a bit. It did not work. I am sorry to say. So all in all it was a nice time, but really not worth the money based on our experience. And no I will not go back for dinner. Maybe lunchtime dining is a better fit.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Have been to Bascoms several times and have never been disappointed. The quality of the food is fantastic. The steaks literally melt in your mouth The grouper was amazing. Service is outstanding. Highly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was a wonderful place to spend our anniversary...will definitely go back

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent choice of Steaks, Pork Chops, and Lamb Chops. Nice variety of Wines too.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 3, 2017

great, spectacular, delicious and hot and always comes out perfectly as ordered - great drinks also,,, craig and Kathy are fabulous , and professional servers !

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I asked for a medium rare steak. Received a medium steak. Sent it back and then got a blood rare steak. Not even close to a good steak. Service was good. Bar can’t make a good margarita. Won’t ever get another one unless it’s a beer

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Everyone raved over the food, its a bit pricey but worth it. The only negative is that the meal was lengthy, plan to spend a good 2 hours.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The entire dining experience was excellent. It is always fun to go through the Ereader to choose your wine. They have an extensive wine list and the prices are great on the weekend when you receive a 25% discount on any bottle that is $40 or more.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Continues to serve excellent food,great service. Very friendly greeting.

Tags: Tasting Menu, People Watching, Casual, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Best steak we ever had. Great waiter. The wine discount was also great. Good location where parking was not an issue.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent Food! Nice atmosphere. Clean restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent food and service. One of our favorites.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Awesome!!!

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food was excellent. Awesome fried lobster trail and bisque. Our waitress, Pam, was friendly, helpful and enjoyable. Great job!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food was ok, but not great. Two people had a ribeye that was almost more fat than meat. Two of us had fish tacos - server told us there would be three, but there were only two. And, the fish was dried out.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I take an important client her once a year. They never disappoint. Their staff is top notch. The food is outstanding. The prices are crazy low compared to other steakhouses and CHAINS. dollar for dollar my favorite place in the state of Florida.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

We had a ladies group of 15. The food was really very good, but the service was a bit disjointed. Some of the sides were salads. Those were not served first, they were brought out with the entrees. Many ordered salads as entrees, rolls were not served until near the end of the meal. My French dip sandwich lacked the onion straws that were to come with it. They were brought out, but I was half done by then. A 20% gratuity was automatically added to the check, which was fine, but I have only ever seen 18% for a large group.

With all that said, I would still go back, and expect to see this corrected. Thank you.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

First time at Bascom’s, celebrating my husbands 70th birthday.
Enjoyed it tremendously. Will be back, and don’t have to drive all the way to Bern’s.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Consistently good! This restaurant never disappoints. Great food, wines and yummy martinis!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This was our first visit and we were pleased with our overall experience. The ambiance is comfortable and the service was excellent. Our server was Steve and his attention to every detail was commendable. The food was very good and value priced for what was ordered (special on filet mignon with house salad and potatoe was only $27.00). We would not hesitate to have a repeat visit and recommend this steak house to friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Had a great meal except for the shrimp appetizer which was over cooked but the manager credited the shrimp so that was excellent customer service. WE will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Service excellent. House salad was delicious. Had black bean soup & French onion soup- both excellent. Petite filet prepared perfectly and delicious. Porterhouse steak also prepared perfectly. Garlic mashed not so good, could have been less clumpy and whipped a bit more (with butter). Shrimp scampi was also delicious. Wine well-priced and good selection. Only three tables in room had people seated, but everyone placed right next to each other, I thought the guy next to me at another table would bump me with his elbow. Hostess needs to separate tables with one empty table in between.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great old school atmosphere steakhouse. Food was great. One steak was over cooked. Definitely go back! Went on a Monday at 7pm. Not too crowded. Bet weekends could be heaving and louder.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Our first visit and by no means will it be the last. The pork chop was the best one I have ever had!! The hostess and waitress were amazing as well. A must see when in Tampa!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Never disappoints us. Our favorite restaurant. It is our special occasion restaurant. Everything first class.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 19, 2017

My husband had some corporate lunch meetings at Bascom’s years ago but I’d never been.
From the moment we arrived we were treated warmly and our server was not only friendly but gave great advice on wine and menu selections. The escargot and the onion soup were two of the best we’ve ever had. The chefs also prepare the baked potato w a special recipe & they were fantastic! Great steaks & great service. Highly recommended and we will be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 19, 2017

A fantastic restaurant for date night or a special occasion. The food and service was great, they never rush you. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I have never been disappointed in either the food and service, both are excellent. This Dinner get together was to celebrate a friend’s birthday. The birthday girl even received a free dessert. We always enjoy reviewing the Ereader to see what wines are available. All wines listed at $40 or more are 25% off on the weekends so it is even more enticing to order a bottle of wine.
I surely recommend Bascoms for a delicious dinner.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

Bascom's reminds me of the established steak houses we had up north, in Illinois. Excellent service. Excellent food. Not the trendy steak places you normally find in this area. I moved here 9 years ago and it's the first of this kind that I've found. I went to dinner with my daughter and we both loved it. I am pescatarian and there were plenty of fantastic options for me. I even tried the carpaccio and it was outstanding. My daughter had steak and loved it! The waiter gave us a lot of personal attention. He was attentive, but not obtrusive. The wine list was amazing. They also have a very nice selection of hot and cold teas for us teetotalers! We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will be back. The prices were as I would expect for the establishment. My only complaint would be that we were seated under a cold air vent and it was cold and uncomfortable. I'll make sure they don't seat us in that area in the future.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

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
 (Houston)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Hostesses gave us a table up against a wall for privacy. Excellent service.

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