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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Clearwater

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Clearwater? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Clearwater restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2763)
$30 and under
Teppanyaki
Clearwater
About the restaurant
Kobé is known for offering its guests a unique Teppanyaki dining experience and doing so with its very own blend of fun and flare at its 12 Central Florida locations. We provide a unique dining experience that offers an exciting and vibrant environment for guests to gather and celebrate over delicious food and drinks.

Due to our unique communal seating arrangement at our teppanyaki table, please expect a short wait time with your reservation upon checking in with your complete party. We offer limited online booking availability, with communal seating, for large parties 11-20. For large parties requesting a booking outside of online availability, parties 20+, and parties requesting private tables please contact your preferred Kobé location by completing our online inquiry form at https://kobesteakhouse.com/banquets/to reserve through a manager with a banquet menu. We cannot guarantee that reservations booked separately will be sat together.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
I wish they offered a private table experience. Noise throughout restaurant was very loud. Food was good. Our chef was fantastic.
A photo of Clear Sky Beachside Cafe restaurant
4.7
4.7 (927)
$30 and under
American
Clearwater Beach
About the restaurant
Breakfast at Clear Sky Beachside Café is served with an upscale twist and features our very popular Bloody Mary Bar on the weekends and special events. Lunch and Dinner menus offer a fantastic dining experience prepared by Chef Manny. Enjoy an extensive mix of tapas and appetizers, gourmet burgers, aged steaks, and the freshest seafood on the beach. Explore our impressive selection of wines and handcrafted cocktails while listening to live music before taking in the beautiful sunset.
Top review
SandKeyGirl201
Dined 1 day ago
Clearsky Beachside Cafe never disappoints, great cocktails, delicious food with great presentation. The ambiance is beachy cool and service is always good. Love all the locations but this one is my favorite.
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4.7
4.7 (236)
$30 and under
American
Palm Harbor
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 31, 2024
We always get an excellent meal here every time we come here. I noticed the appetizer portions seemed much smaller this time as compared to past times. Great service and the food is always prepared to perfection. I loved the live music on the outdoor patio.
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4.6
4.6 (2262)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Dunedin
About the restaurant
Lobster Shack & Clam Bar, Grilled Fish , and much more, enjoy
Top review
VillageResidentvip
Dined 2 days ago
We had a very good server, Camilla, who made sure we were well taken care of. Beverages were refilled before asking. Plates cleared away promptly. Suggestions about cocktails. The food was great. We all had different lobster dishes. I love the lobster Cobb salad, it’s huge! It was a pleasant night after a day of heavy rain and the powerful fans kept us cool and chased away any mosquitos. Couldn’t ask for anything better.
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4.6
4.6 (212)
$30 and under
American
Dunedin
About the restaurant
Nestled in the heart of beautiful downtown Dunedin. Crown & Bull offers an upscale modern American fare. We pride ourselves on locally sourced food. We work with local farms and ranches to deliver the best ingredients possible. We have indoor and outdoor seating, live music on select days and a full bar with craft cocktails and local beers from local breweries.



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ScottS
Dined 4 days ago
Fantastic experience… just as we have come to expect. Well done.
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4.5
4.5 (1118)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Clearwater Beach
About the restaurant
“Take a waterfront view, a sophisticated, yet comfortable space along the bay and USDA certified Angus Beef and you begin to see what Watercolour Grillhouse is all about. We focus on sourcing the highest quality ingredients and providing guests with exceptional service for a dining experience unlike any other. This requires a unique menu, an unmatched wine list, and a modern twist on the traditional steakhouse setting.”
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Great meal. Grilled lobster tail and filet mignon perfect
A photo of Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille - Bay Pines restaurant
4.5
4.5 (364)
$30 and under
Seafood
Seminole
About the restaurant
Thank you for choosing Doc Fords! If you do not see your preferred reservation time available please give us a call, we offer limited online reservations but would love to accommodate you. We unfortunately are not able to accommodate same day reservations. Reservations made less than 24 hours in advance may be canceled in our system. Walk-in's are always welcome! (We only accommodate so many reservations to allow more walk ins)

Our outdoor table space is limited. While we will do our best to accommodate specific seating requests for our reservations, please know they are not always guaranteed. If you would prefer a specific seating location, you may be subject to a small wait even with a reservation. Dockage is available on a first come, first serve basis.

For reservations larger than six, please call 727-290-9578. Any parties larger than 10 please email your inquiry to jtreservations@docfords.com. (Deposits may be held depending on number of party).
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changeofpacevip
Dined 2 days ago
First time visitors. Never made it past the appetizers. Their specialty shrimp dish was awesome. Moved on to the ahi tuna then baked oysters on the half shelf. Tried several different rums suggested by our awesome server Jamal. He was spot on with service and helping make our dining choices. We'll definately be back in spite of the distance traveled.
A photo of Sekushi At The Plaza restaurant
4.3
4.3 (122)
$30 and under
Japanese
Largo
About the restaurant
Sushi, dumplings, ramen and udon noodle dishes, as well as other palate awakening recipes; in addition we strive to create weekly specials to surprise and challenge our patrons. Please call for parties larger than 5 to set your reservation. We hope to see you back again soon, until then Be Sekushi!!
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Unisvip
Dined on May 21, 2024
The foos on the happy hour menu was fantastic. We are outside, because the inside had a very bad strong smell of mother balls. It was so strong, we had to eat outside. I have been there twice before and never noticed that small before. SO I hope it was a temporary thing.
A photo of Salt House Social restaurant
4.3
4.3 (21)
$30 and under
American
Clearwater Beach
About the restaurant
Experience a culinary journey on Clearwater Beach! Savor delectable dishes, craft cocktails and live entertainment. Indulge in the thrill of family fun with our nostalgic arcade, or come watch your favorite sports team on our 40+ TV's throughout multiple levels. As the sun sets, transform your evening with our vibrant night life including live bands and DJ's. A perfect blend of dining, cocktails and fun awaits!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 27, 2024
We had a great dinner and dining experience. Will go back
A photo of Hogan's Hangout restaurant
4.0
4 (121)
$30 and under
American
Clearwater Beach
About the restaurant
Come in off of Clearwater beach and enjoy the best beach eats and drinks, brother. Enjoy two floors of the coolest destination on the beach. We offer an extensive menu with something for everyone and drinks you will never forget.
Top review
RhonaM
Dined on May 27, 2024
Amazing food. All freshly cooked so tasty. Staff were friendly and helpful made us feel really welcome
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