Diane’s List

Everything listed, we’ve tried    Beach Chamber Member since 2005  Clearwater Beach Florida area information - Clearwater Chamber of Commerce

Restaurants

Ceasar’s at the Beach : http://www.cesareatthebeach.com/Site/Home.html North Sand key Bridge in Clearwater Beach, 794 South Gulf View Blvd 727-449-8797 From HVG, walk to the left on South Gulf View. Excellent Italian Restaurant. Service was great!

Salty’s island Bar and Grille: Brand New: http://saltysisland.com/ 437 South Gulfview Blvd, 727-216-8085 

The Reef Steak and Seafood: http://www.thereefsteakandseafood.com/  752 South Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, Florida.  Great new restaurant.

The Brown Boxer South Beach: http://www.thebrownboxer.com/brown-boxer-clearwater-beach/  741 Bayway Blvd, Clearwater Beach Florida.

Pan Filo’s: https://www.facebook.com/panfiloscompany  656 South Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, Florida.  Great homemade tacos!

Smoking Rib Shack: http://www.urbanspoon.com/u/map/344767 , 600 West Bay Drive, Largo Florida.  Excellent BBQ.  We drive by this all the time.  Finally we stopped and was it worth the stop!  Best BBQ around!

Cristino’s: http://cristinospizzeria.com 1101 South Ft. Harrison Ave, Clearwater, Florida, 727-443-4900. Excellent coal pizza and other Italian food. Only a 5 minute ride over the Clearwater Bridge. They have great Gelato! We ordered the family size gelato and took it back.

Palm Pavillion Grill and Bar: http://www.palmpavilion.com/ 10 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach, 727-446-2642 Located on North beach. Great food and views! A must go!

Cork n Brew Bistro: http://www.corknbrew.com/ 524 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, 727-483-5990

Marlin Darlin: 2819 West Bay Drive, Belleair Bluffs, 727-584-1700, take a left out of HVG, at West Bay Drive, take a left, go over the bridge and the Marlin Darlin will be on the left. Very good restaurant with early birds from 4:00-5:45 @$9.90 per meal. Great happy hour prices!

Lucky Dill Deli: 2800 Alt 19, Palm Harbor, Florida, 727-789-5574, take a right out of HVG, head towards 60 East. After going through the rotary and over the bridge, you will come to Alt 19. Take a left on Alt 19 and follow for 8-10 miles. Excellent New York style deli. If you order a beverage, you will get a free dessert! (ask to see if it is still available)

Columbia Restaurant: http://www.columbiarestaurant.com/clearwater.asp , 727-596-8400, Across in the Sand Key Shoppes. Excellent food. Remember to buy the Columbia All Purpose Seasoning to take home.  Delicious on everything!

Panera Bread: West Bay Drive, Belleair Bluffs, same directions as Marlin Darlin only Panera Bread will be on the right.

Clear Sky Beach Side Cafe: http://www.clearskybeachsidecafe.com/ , 490 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, 727-442-3684 , under new ownership, good food.

Post Corner Pizza and Restaurant: 431 Gulf View Blvd, Clearwater Beach 727-461-7795
Excellent pizza and reasonably priced. Recommend

BackWater’s on Sand Key: 1261 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, Sand Key 727-517-7383,  http://www.backwatersonsandkey.com/

Island Grill: 20 Island Way, Clearwater 727-461-6617 http://www.islandwaygrill.com/ Great sushi menu and wine list. Kids menu was impressive. Service was great. Highly Recommend. Early bird specials from 4-6 include salad, meal and dessert ( please call to verify time, they change it).

The Conch Republic Grill and Raw Bar : 16699 Gulf Blvd, N. Redington Beach, 33708 ; 727-320-0536 http://www.conchrepublicgrill.com/food.html / Casual dining; Great Cuban Sandwich, reasonably priced

Caretta on the Gulf (Located in the Sand Pearl Resort): 500 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, 877-726-3111, http://www.sandpearl.com/Resort/Dining_Fine_Clearwater_Hotel_SandPearl.asp Excellent menu and food. A little pricey but well worth it for a nice dining experience.

Guppy’s on the Beach: 1701 Gulf Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach, (south of Sand Key) 727-593-2032 http://3bestchefs.com/guppys_main.php Very good, nice atmosphere!

Beachcomber: 447 Mandalay Ave, North Clearwater Beach, 727-442-4144
http://heilmansbeachcomber.com/index.html We had dinner here on Christmas Day. There was a wait even with a reservation, but the food was really good. Behind the Beachcomber, owned by the same people is the Bistro. Excellent food, less expensive. Just walk around the back of the Beachcomber and you will find it.

Ted’s Luncheonette: 1201 Clearwater Largo Road, 727-584-2565, Great breakfast at a diner price. Highly recommend!

Maggie Mae’s Sunrise Cafe: 1261 Gulf Blvd, Sand Key, 727-461-7795
http://maggie-maes.com/ This is located in the Shoppes on Sand Key shopping plaza. We have had breakfast and lunch here and it is really good and the prices are very reasonable. The strawberry waffle’s are my favorite.

Kiku’s Japanese Restaurant: 483 Mandalay Ave, Pelican Walk Plaze (upstairs), Clearwater Beach, 727-461-2633
http://clearwaterbeachkiku.com/ Excellent Japanese restaurant! Call early for reservations at the Tea Table.

Salt Rock Grill, Indian Shores, 19325 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores FL 33708, 727-595-7625 http://www.saltrockgrill.com/ Very good. Sister restaurant to Island Grill. No early bird.

Frenchy’s: many locations, 351 S. Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach, 727-441-9991
http://frenchysonline.com/ Excellent!

Dunkin Donuts: Sand Key Shoppes, across the street from LHT

Watercolour Steakhouse and Grill: Marriott, Sand Key, http://www.watercolourgrille.com/ Across the street at the Marriott Hotel. We had Christmas dinner there last year and it was excellent. Pricey but very good. 727-596-1100

Crabby Bills: 37 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater Beach, 727-210-1313. coupons online also Crabby’s on beachwalk, excellent.
http://crabbybills.com/

Super Markets

Island Market Convenience Store: 646 South Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater Beach

Plateroti’s Italian Gourmet Shop:  http://www.platerotisitaliangourmet.com  1621 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, 727-461-1817, wonderful store, homemade Italian food

Publix: 200 Island Way, Clearwater Beach, 727-441-2439 (love this publix)(under renovations)(go on line to have delivery.  Free of charge for first delivery)

USA Grocers: Sand Key Shoppes, 1261 Gulf Blvd

Walgreen’s on Clearwater Beach:  401 Pointsettia Ave, Clearwater Beach, 727-443-2393, contains pharmacy and groceries (located at the circle into the beach)

Alternative to Theme Parks

Clearwater Aquarium : http://www.cmaquarium.org/ Don’t miss this one. Spend 2 – 3 hours here on an afternoon. Watch dolphins and turtles close up. Highly Recommend. Many new shows added. ** The famous Winter the dolphin “A Dolpin Tale Movie”!**

Lowry Zoo : http://www.lowryparkzoo.com/ Similar to Sea World at half the price. Highly Recommend.

Tampa Science Museum : Mosi http://www.mosi.org/ We finally went here. The kids enjoyed it and it was a fun afternoon. Arrive early.

The Florida Aquarium: http://www.flaquarium.org/ A great aquarium to visit. The kids did the scuba with the fish program and had a wonderful time http://www.flaquarium.org/html/l2/l2_explore_swim.html . Reservations should be made well in advance. The cost included one adult admission with each child in the program. We arrived early and were able to spend the whole day there.

Weedon Island Preserve: http://www.weedonislandpreserve.org/pagesHTM/calendar/cal500.htmEvery Saturday, a free two hour hike through the preserve.

Sailing

Clearwater Community Sailing Center: http://www.clearwatercommunitysailing.org/ 1001 Gulf blvd,  Clearwater, Florida, 727-517-7776 –

Area Entertainment

Bike Rentals Clearwater Scooter and Bike Rentals, 619 S. Gulfview Blvd, 727-466-9543, or Wheel Fun Rentals, 301 S. Gulfview Blvd, 727-278-5773

Fun Rides provides bike rentals and more – Fun Rides

Flow Rider Surf Machine, located in the surf style right next to the Pink Hyatt, opens on Labor Day, 2011, read all about it

Caledesi Island, walk down to north beach towards the pier from HVG. Caledesi Island is about a 5 mile walk down the beach heading north. Bring water. It’s a great walk.

Miniture Golf, walk out of HVG to the left and the mini golf place it right there after the Hess station.

Pier 60 Sunsets : http://www.sunsetsatpier60.com/

Pier 60 Cinema: http://www.sunsetsatpier60.com/calendar.html

Pirate Cruise : http://www.captainmemo.com/

Bush Gardens : http://www.bushgardens.com

Cypress Gardens : http://www.cypressgardens.com

Bok Tower Gardens : http://www.boktower.org Historic Bok Sanctuary offers visitors Florida’s most abundant opportunities for aesthetic, cultural and personal enrichment.

Lansbrook Golf : http://www.lansbrookgolf.com Golf Academy : http://www.beachgolfschool.com/

Ruth Eckerd Hall : http://www.rutheckerdhall.com Center for Performing Arts

Tampa Bay Performing Arts : http://www.tampacenter.com

Tampa Bay Symphony : http://www.tampabaysymphony.com

Florida International Museum : http://www.floridamuseum.org

Museum of Fine Arts : http://www.fine-arts.org

ST. Petersburg Museum of History : http://www.spmoh.org

Tampa Museum of Art : http://www.tampagov.net/dept_Museum/

Suncoast Sea Bird Sanctuary : http://www.seabirdsanctuary.org/

Transportation

Florida Free Rides : http://www.floridafreerides.com/ 727-424-5458 Free rides, just call. Please leave a tip. It will save you all the stops the trolley makes.

Jolly Trolley : http://www.clearwaterjolleytrolley.com/ One way trip $2.25 per person

Clearwater Ferry: http://www.clearwaterferry.com/

Airport Limo Service: http://www.ambassadorlimotampa.com/

Taxi Service: GoUnitedTaxi.com

Information

Sand Key Shoppes: http://www.sand-key.com/directory.htm

General Hospital : http://www.stpetemedical.com

Pinellas County : http://www.co.pinellas.fl.us/

Clearwater Beach : http://www.beachchamber.com

Tide Charts: http://www.freetidetables.com/

Diane@outecoast.com