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Shephard's Ocean Flame Interactive, Clearwater, FL

Shephard's Ocean Flame Interactive

4.0
4
1552 Reviews
$30 and under
Breakfast
Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Beautiful modern decor. Serving breakfast only 7 days a week. Outside waterfront dining available, weather permitting.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Breakfast, Café, American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–11:00 am
  • Phone number
    (727) 442-5107
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Jay Embler
  • Private party facilities
    Private and Semi-Private banquet space available for groups of 20-150.
  • Private party contact
    Leah Herring: (800) 237-8477
  • Neighborhood
    Clearwater Beach
  • Cross street
    Gulf Blvd
  • Parking details
    Covered parking garage with complimentary valet for the first 90 minutes.
  • Entertainment
    Live entertainment daily at the tiki bar.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

What 1,552 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 2.4Value

NoiseModerate

1,552 Reviews
  1. PamelaM

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience. Food was fabulous. I'll definitely come back.

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  2. ashleyp

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a beautiful dinner beachside

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  3. AmyE

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely location and service. The plates looked like art

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining experience. Will definitely be back!

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  5. MichaelR

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been going there for 19 years, on our trips south!! The food quality keeps getting better and better with great selections, and changing it up!!!! Hannah our server, wonderful!!!! MIKE RYKACESKI

    1 person found this helpful

  6. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great view but poor quality food. Fish all overcooked, limited seafood selection, prime rib inedible and almost no healthy choices.

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  7. VinnieH

    Switzerland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I wasn’t happy before. And the chef called me personally, which I appreciated. Visited again last Sunday. Food was Excellent. Seems the chef listened. Crabs were great. Creme brûlée was great too. I still miss the mussels and clams, especially with the price increase. but I understand they have to adjust their menu sometimes. Overall, great dinner and great atmosphere

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  8. SusanH

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff very friendly and helpful. Large variety of food to choose from. Food was fresh and tasted good.

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  9. alexsyd91

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great visit...We came here with 7 adults and 5 kids, it worked out great. Good variety of food, service was quick and kids loved the dessert bar!!!!

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  10. WilliamM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took my mother-in-law and her sister who is visiting from New Jersey there and they loved it. The food was fresh and delicious with a good variety of seafood. It was also nice to watch the sunset from the outdoor deck. Our server was outstanding!

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  11. VinnieH

    Switzerland

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I could be crazy, but it seems they don’t season the crab legs anymore. For the first time ever, I noticed they bring old bay with the crabs. Then the crabs tasted very bland. The crab salad tasted different. No more mussels or clams at the Buffett!!!! Even the Creme Brule’ tasted very bland too. And of course they put it in even smaller almost microscopic plates. But based on almost everything tasting different, I’m guessing they changed their chef with another one that trying to save them money. It’s frustrating though as they just increased the prices on both buffet and unlimited crabs.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my 4th time visited this restaurant and my expecting before and now change a lot. The food is not that good as before. The service is superb though and friendly staff.

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  13. ShawnM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was not very good. Prime rib had no flavor. Pork loin was so tough i could barely chew it. Just overall not worth nearly the amount we paid for it.

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  14. mariag

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere out in the deck. Good selection of food and desserts

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  15. Loud

    Toledo

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome selection of breakfast foods as well as seafood. Try to go there each time we are in the Clearwater area.

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  16. MikeC

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very noisy is the only problem oh yes, kids without parental control.

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  17. Stephenandedith8

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    From Illinois we bring the family and eat here every year. Very friendly people.

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  18. LuisaB

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing!! Fresh food amazing drinks. Couldn’t ask for anything better

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  19. Delaware

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We had a reservation for 7:30 pm. We arrived on time and was given a pager and told we had a 20 minute wait. However, the 20 minute wait turned into a 1 hour wait. We were seated at 8:30 pm only because we questioned the delay. Then was told, “I guess your pager isn’t working, that happens sometimes “. The food was fair. Dessert was pure sugar and the champagne that was to be served with the Romantic Valentines Day meal for two was never served.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    For a seafood buffet, there wasn't much seafood. There needed to more choices of fish and some crab legs.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my partner really enjoyed ourselves food was wonderful and I just love the sweets

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  22. JimW

    Columbus

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We did the buffet for Valentines Day. The food delicious and well stocked, never running low on any food items. Our server Yvanna provided us with excellent service. They have made some changes to their food. We have visited Shepards for many years. In the past, their prime rib was less than prime...but this time it was cooked perfectly, it was juicy, savory and just delicious. They have done away with the crab legs as part of the buffett, but you can order it extra for $13/# or $20 for all you can eat. The cost of everything is going up, so it's just part of the trend.

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  23. AnnMarie12345

    Orlando

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time Valentines Day. Dinner buffet was great. Service awesome. They had a lot of help. Thanks for great customer service

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  24. Sharita

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We did not know about the option to add crab legs and lobster tail until after dinner once we saw another table being offered.

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  25. Roxanne

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was soooo disappointed they have taken crab legs off of the buffet. I had not been there in a while and did not know Shephard's had made this change. The price went up since I went last, when it should have gone down. They should clearly indicate this on their site when you make a reservation. I was taking my children there for Valentine's Day specifically for the crab legs - I ended up having to pay an additional $12 for one pound to share. I would have gone somewhere else had I known, and will from now on, as $40 is just too much otherwise - we do not eat enough food to justify that price.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    DO NOT GO HERE VALENTINES DAY!!!! Food is average at best, it was super loud and over crowded. Was very disappointed with the meal and experience as a whole. Very embarrassed to have brought my girlfriend here on Valentine’s Day. $40/head for cold food. Would not recommend to anyone for any type of special occasion.

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  27. beerman5050

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat. It's expensive but we only eat here on special occasions as their buffet has lots of choices and very tasty. A group of us go on special occasions, arrive early to have a couple of drinks at their beach bar and then enjoy their fabulous buffet. Highly recommend for that special occasion.

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  28. ElizabethG

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect dinner and the view was gorgeous

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  29. RichardA

    San Antonio

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good !! only complain the snow crab were freeze hard to eat them they should put them in hot water for three minutes other than that it was very good

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  30. JeffMardis

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was average at best. One of the male servers did nothing but complain to co-workers behind a wall about the impeachment hearings when he should have been providing a better level of service. The food was not horrible but way overpriced. To pay additional for crab legs that were over cooked to the point we threw most of them away was ridiculous. We did have a nice time listening to music at the bar outside afterward.

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  31. KimA

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Other then the server having a very loud voice and entering into our conversations the experience for my husbands 60th birthday was very nice.

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  32. LoriR

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our 12 person party enjoyed the buffet and the service to our guests was phenomenal. I especially liked the small servings available. I could have a little taste of everything. Great party, thankyou.

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  33. SherryC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was good, hostess was very nice.Restaurant wasn't busy at all for 7:30 on a Friday nite. Makes me wonder what better restaurants people were at. The Prime Rib was aweful..dry and tough. Everything else was decent , but not great. I was disappointed with the prime rib for sure, but also the lack of seafood.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Loud outside, there was a party next door. Indoor quiet, 70’s style, food ok, vastly overpriced unless you haven’t eaten all day.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place. What a wonderful experience. Make sure to save room for the dessert table.

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  36. FloT

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was remarkable, hot, awesome variety. Service excellent Manager also came a couple of times to check if anything was needed Perfect date night

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  37. DianeS

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took my mother for brunch for her birthday and everything was great!

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  38. KerriG

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was clean and my waiter was very apologetic and he did send the manager to the table,when I shared my concern of the freshness and safety of the food on the buffet. The manager did comp one of our buffets,but considering the crab legs I ordered seperate were the only food that wasn't bad,that was the least that could have been done.

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  39. MelodyC

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a sunset dinner on the beach. I’m not a huge buffet diner, but this place offered a little bit for everyone and all four of is were happy. The sushi was fresh and the oysters were delish!

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  40. NoBu

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for seafood and ended up only eating crab legs because there was not much of a selection of seafood. Also, we made a 5:00 reservation and they were not ready to open on time. The price of $55 a person just to eat crab legs was not worth the money. The food was good and the service was great from our waitress. Never had to wait on more crab legs. I would recommend this restaurant but not if you are going to eat seafood.

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FAQs

Shephard's Ocean Flame Interactive is rated 4 stars by 1552 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


Google Map for Shephard's Ocean Flame Interactive

619 S. Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33767

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Gulf Blvd
  • Neighborhood
    Clearwater Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–11:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Breakfast, Café, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Covered parking garage with complimentary valet for the first 90 minutes.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Jay Embler
  • Entertainment
    Live entertainment daily at the tiki bar.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (727) 442-5107
  • Private party facilities
    Private and Semi-Private banquet space available for groups of 20-150.
  • Private party contact
    Leah Herring: (800) 237-8477
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