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Bascom's Chop House

4.7
4.7
5202 Reviews
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (727) 573-3363

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tony Bonnano

  • Private party facilities

    Parties for 10 to 250 Guests. Self-parking is abundant Valet parking available. A/V Equipment Available SVGA LCD Projector 6 x 8 Screen Lavaliere microphone/Speaker system Sound system w/ 2 speakers & cordless microphone We can open up the entire space / second floor for upwards of 250 Guest

  • Private party contact

    Keith Macatee our Private Events Manager: (855) 358-1309

  • Neighborhood

    Clearwater

  • Cross street

    Stoneybrook Dr.

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

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

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Clearwater

    Best Service

  • Clearwater

    Notable Wine List

  • Clearwater

    Special Occasion

  • Clearwater

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  1. LD

    LaDa

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bar service and food are fantastic!
  2. S

    Salvadorp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Seth did. Great job with our table. Food was better than expected. Nice place for the area.
  3. AS

    AmandaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was great. Our server was friendly and attentive to our needs. The truffle fries were to die for. The only downfall was the overall wait time for the food to come once we ordered. It took about an hour after ordering.
  4. MC

    MichaelC

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great meal (wagyu steaks) and service. Was on second floor and subjected to very noisy private party which we could have done without, especially the repeated screaming of "USA". Ordered post meal coffee which was cold, replacement lukewarm. However the food and service was excellent.
  5. RP

    ReneP

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. Scott was very attentive and informative.
  6. JF

    JohnF

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tremendous food and a great ambiance. Service was outstanding.
  7. JD

    JulietD

    Tampa

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Bascoms is always a good choice! Pretty decent wine menu. Great steaks! They recently changed the menu and took off my favourite crab appetiser, disappointed. Excellent service!
  8. B

    Bigfrench124

    San Diego

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Dan our server did a good job. Oysters were small but the rest of the good was great
  9. MH

    MikeH

    Anchorage

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My wife and I had a nice lunch at Bascom's. A very nice place to eat. My wife had the wedge salad and I went with the seafood jambalaya. Both were tasty. We'll stop in again when we're in the area.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We chose Bascom's for our recent Date Night. Overall we were really impressed. They have a great wine list and the food was amazing yet more affordable than other places we've ordered the same meal at. Our server was very warm, friendly and knowledgeable. The restaurant was pretty loud but had a great energy to it. The dress code of business casual is definitely a suggestion not a requirement, we felt a tad overdressed compared to most of the other tables.

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded 3 days agoThank you for the 5-star review! Your patronage is valuable to us, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was there to celebrate my birthday with friends who have never been there and they loved it. We visit all the time. Love Bascoms.

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded 3 days agoThank you for the 5-star review! Your patronage is valuable to us, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

  12. CH

    CindyH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bill was a great waiter, the food was top notch! Highly recommend!

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded 3 days agoThank you for the 5-star review, Cindy! Your patronage is valuable to us, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

  13. RT

    RyanT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server, Alyssa, was perfect. She was informative, personable, and timely. All courses we ate were beautifully cooked and very delicious. We are glad we tried Bascom’s for our anniversary.

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded 3 days agoThank you for the 5-star review! Your patronage is valuable to us, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect birthday luncheon with cousins. Food was excellent as well as service

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded 3 days agoThank you for the 5-star review! Your patronage is valuable to us, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    For was outstanding as well as the service. Steak was perfect but it was very warm in the room we were seated in and I'm usually cold in restaurants.

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded 3 days agoThank you for the 5-star review! Your patronage is valuable to us, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

  16. AL

    ALLANH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Steak was the best The sides were average to poor.

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded 3 days agoThank you for your feedback, Allan. I am sorry to hear your most recent visit with us was less than perfect. We would have loved the opportunity to resolve any issues at the time of dining had we known there was an issue. Please let us know in the future so we can ensure an optimal dining experience. Your patronage is valuable to us, and we hope to serve you again in the future.

  17. C

    Char

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed an excellent cocktail at the bar before dinner. Our server in the restaurant, Jason, was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Dinner itself was amazing….steaks perfectly cooked and so delicious! Manager and wine steward checked on us to be sure everything was to our liking. Overall, a wonderful evening.

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded 3 days agoThank you for the 5-star review! Your patronage is valuable to us, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

  18. c

    casbss

    Tampa

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It seems every time we book on open table we get the table by the kitchen, bar, bathrooms or no ambiance. Really noisy table next to bar tonight

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded 3 days agoThank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear overall your dining experience with us was rated 5-stars. As far as dining room seating and location, you can always add to your reservation notes whether made over the phone or on OT that you'd like to be seated away from the kitchen/restrooms. You can even mention when checking in with the host. Please let us know in the future so we can ensure an optimal dining experience. Your patronage is valuable to us, and we hope to serving you again.

  19. RS

    RobertS

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food , impeccable service

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded 3 days agoThank you for the 5-star review, Robert! Your patronage is valuable to us, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

  20. HL

    HeatherL

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We have dined at Bascoms quite a few times. Last time we were there, the food had slipped quite a bit (steaks overcooked). Last night, the food was back up to par, good service, and delicious bananas foster.

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded 3 days agoThank you for the 5-star review, Heather! Your patronage is valuable to us, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great experience and great service,Frank has been great during all dinner

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded 3 days agoThank you for the positive review! Your patronage is valuable to us, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic first visit!

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded 3 days agoThank you for the 5-star review! Your patronage is valuable to us, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good!

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded on September 16, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review! Your patronage is valuable to us, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

  24. GW

    GeorgeWashington

    Naples

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent aged beef. Beautiful seafood platter in 2 sizes. Waiter needs more training on presentation and timing.

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded 3 days agoThank you for your feedback. Falling short of meeting your expectations is not to the standards we strive to achieve, and we will use your comments to refine our efforts to ensure this issue does not happen again. Your patronage is valuable to us, and we hope to serve you again in the future.

  25. CH

    CarolH

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the staff were absolutely outstanding . Would highly recommend.

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded on September 16, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review, Carol! Your patronage is valuable to us, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

  26. CM

    ConnieM

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our steak was cooked perfectly. As always the service was impeccable. The only negative is they changed coffee makers and the coffee comes out lukewarm. Their new bread pudding dessert is awesome.

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded on September 16, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review, Connie! Your patronage is valuable to us, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

  27. AM

    AllenM

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience4
    I would not recommend. Waited 20 minutes to be able to order a before dinner drink. Placed in a room where we could not converse without raised voices - far too noisy, primarily coming from two large groups. Server did not know difference between diet coke and coke zero. Server did not know lillet wine. Not great attention to detail.

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded on September 16, 2022Thank you for your feedback, Allen. We did see your Google review as well. We appreciate all reviews and as well as you giving us the chance to improve by providing us with this feedback. Thank you for bringing it to our attention and allowing us to correct our error. We hope you will return soon.

  28. CO

    CORYH

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    This was my first time at Bascoms's after hearing about it forever. I had a nice meal, our server Frosty was great, and it was comparable in food and price to Ruth's Chris or Charley's. However, we were seating in what I imagine is their private room, with an adjoining table of 10 people who were celebrating something, so it was loud to begin with. My biggest gripe comes next. The music was so loud on top of that, that we all had to lean across the table to talk. WAY too loud. When we were seated, Frosty apologized that the air conditioning in that room wasn't working. It wasn't too bad at first, so I didn't ask for another table, but by halfway through, we were sweating. There were a lot of empty tables outside our little room. Why didn't they seat us there? We could have even kept the same waiter! By the time dessert came and tip, we were over $300 for 3 of us. For that type of money, I don't want to sweat, or have to shout. I enjoyed my food very much, but with so many other options, I don't think that I'll be back.

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded on September 16, 2022Thank you very much for your feedback, Cory. Falling short of meeting your expectations is not to the standards we strive to achieve, and we will use your comments to refine our efforts to ensure this issue does not happen again. We would have loved the opportunity to resolve any issues at the time of dining had we known there was an issue. Please let us know in the future so we can ensure an optimal dining experience. Your patronage is valuable to us, and we hope to serve you again.

  29. DW

    DennisW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice white tablecloth restaurant. Nice place to relax and have great food

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded on September 16, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review, Dennis! Your patronage is valuable to us, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent EVERYTHING: valet, wait service, table, food, wine, desserts, overall experience, valet. Can hardly wait to come back!

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded on September 16, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review! Your patronage is valuable to us, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

  31. SR

    SakhaR

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Food was amazing and so was the service!

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded on September 9, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review, Sakha! Your patronage is valuable to us, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

  32. TC

    TakeshiCraig

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    To loud, way to loud. I was disappointed this time. My bone in Ribeye chewy. Very disappointed. For a $300 meal we expect better. Hey our server was extremely friendly and excellent service 👍.

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded on September 9, 2022Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear your most recent visit with us was less than perfect. Please let us know in the future when this happens so we can take care of any problems at the time of dining. Your patronage is valuable to us, and we hope to serve you again in the future.

  33. O

    Ol0813

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    chris at the bar was phenomenal! the service was great and the food was delicious.

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded on September 9, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review! Your patronage is valuable to us, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

  34. E

    Esther

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner for friends birthday celebration. Excellent service and delicious food.

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded on September 9, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review! Your patronage is valuable to us, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience2
    Our waiter was excellent we felt like the area we were seated was like grand central station waiters kept bumping into each other the whole time and for the value I had a warm $10 house salad with wilted lettuce that came out way before the other salad came to the table cold yeast rolls like bricks

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded on September 8, 2022Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear your most recent visit with us was less than perfect. Please let us know in the future when this happens so we can take care of any problems at the time of dining. Your patronage is valuable to us, and we hope to serve you again in the future.

  36. DI

    DelovesIvet

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food and amazing service! We will definitely be going back for another special occasion in the future.

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded on September 8, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review! Your patronage is valuable to us, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

  37. A

    Angie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our bartender/server, Chris was great! He gave excellent recommendations and service. Will be back....

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded on September 8, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review! Your patronage is valuable to us, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

  38. A

    Anne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tomahawk was phenomenal, cooked perfectly as we requested. The sommelier found the perfect match to compliment our meat.

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded on September 8, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review, Anne! Your patronage is valuable to us, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

  39. JL

    JillL

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    If I am to be "picky" our upstairs server was average at best. Maybe having a bad day but absolutely no personality. Not that big of a deal because our dinner server Scott made up for it. This was our third time here and the food was perfect! It is expensive but delicious. A great place to celebrate.

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded on September 8, 2022Thank you for the overall positive review, Jill! Your patronage is valuable to us, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

  40. QL

    QuickLunch

    Orlando

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time dining at Bascom’s based on recommendation from client. Long holiday weekend from Orlando and what a treat! Food and service was awesome and the smoke Old Fashioned was an experience in itself. Great service from Jason. Not an everyday experience as it can get pricey but for special occasions it is quite the experience to put one in a food coma. My wife had the pork chop and myself the bone in ribeye. Cooked perfectly and delicious. Topped it off with some homemade bread pudding with ice cream. We will be back!

    Bascom's Chop HouseResponded on September 8, 2022Thank you for the 5-star review! Your patronage is valuable to us, and we look forward to serving you again in the future.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Bascom's Chop House is rated 4.7 stars by 5202 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today
Google Map for Bascom's Chop House

3665 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater, FL 33762

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Stoneybrook Dr.

  • Neighborhood

    Clearwater

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tony Bonnano

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (727) 573-3363

  • Private party facilities

    Parties for 10 to 250 Guests. Self-parking is abundant Valet parking available. A/V Equipment Available SVGA LCD Projector 6 x 8 Screen Lavaliere microphone/Speaker system Sound system w/ 2 speakers & cordless microphone We can open up the entire space / second floor for upwards of 250 Guest

  • Private party contact

    Keith Macatee our Private Events Manager: (855) 358-1309

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