Shephard's Ocean Flame Interactive

3.9
1844 Reviews
$30 and under
Breakfast
Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Beautiful modern decor. Outside waterfront dining available, weather permitting.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1844 people are saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.0
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3.7
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69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PamelaM
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Food was fabulous. I'll definitely come back.

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vipashleyp
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a beautiful dinner beachside

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AmyE
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely location and service. The plates looked like art

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Will definitely be back!

MR
vipMichaelR
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Great view but poor quality food. Fish all overcooked, limited seafood selection, prime rib inedible and almost no healthy choices.

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VinnieH
Zurich
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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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SusanH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Staff very friendly and helpful. Large variety of food to choose from. Food was fresh and tasted good.

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alexsyd91
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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WilliamM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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VinnieH
Zurich
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

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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ShawnM
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

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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mariag
New England
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere out in the deck. Good selection of food and desserts

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome selection of breakfast foods as well as seafood. Try to go there each time we are in the Clearwater area.

MC
MikeC
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very noisy is the only problem oh yes, kids without parental control.

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Stephenandedith8
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

From Illinois we bring the family and eat here every year. Very friendly people.

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LuisaB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!! Fresh food amazing drinks. Couldn’t ask for anything better

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

For a seafood buffet, there wasn't much seafood. There needed to more choices of fish and some crab legs.

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Delaware
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my partner really enjoyed ourselves food was wonderful and I just love the sweets

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AnnMarie12345
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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JimW
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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Roxanne
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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Sharita
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

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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beerman5050
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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ElizabethG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner and the view was gorgeous

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RichardA
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

JM
vipJeffM
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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LoriR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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SherryC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience1

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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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. What a wonderful experience. Make sure to save room for the dessert table.

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FloT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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DianeS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my mother for brunch for her birthday and everything was great!

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KerriG
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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NoBu
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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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Shephard's Ocean Flame Interactive is rated 3.9 stars by 1844 OpenTable diners.

Shephard's Ocean Flame Interactive does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/shephards-beach-resort/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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