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Backwater's on Sand Key

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1261 Gulf Blvd, Ste 130, Clearwater, FL 33767-2749
+1 727-517-7383
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Springfield, Missouri
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary, and asked the Jolley Trolley driver where to go. She recommended this place, and we were very happy she did. After a week of eating fish, my wife got an excellent steak. I had the scallops...very delicious!

Thank Growler1660
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Typical Florida restaurant with a great choice of fresh fish cooked to a very high standard. The fisherman's platter cooked under the blackened option was great. Good portions and good atmosphere and service.

Thank Julian R
Terre Haute, Indiana
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146 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Backwater's is conveniently located to the Sand Key hotels and worth the visit. Tasty fresh fish, friendly staff, outside seating facing the inland waterway. There is excellent competition right near Backwater's but you have to try this place as all the dishes I tasted, grouper, calamari, mahi mahi, were excellent. In fact I ate so well I had no room... More 

Thank 201pilot
Leonardo, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the atmosphere , the food was delicious, the atmosphere was family oriented , we walked on the boardwalk from our hotel was so convenient recommend

Thank Denise M
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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193 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good restaurant with excellent daily specials. I have ate both inside and outside but prefer outside. Staff is very friendly and helpful. I will be back!!

Thank KurtLS
Evanston, Illinois
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is what I call a staple. The food is very good- not gourmet- but very good . The prices are moderate- the waitresses are super friendly and helpful and honest. My daughter and I asked about wether the salads were big enough to share and she said plenty big enough to share. We had a table outside- which... More 

1 Thank milne14
Clearwater, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was good, waiter staff is terrible, while asking a question to a waiter, he yelled at me and said I am not your waiter and I have tables. When I told the waiter I do not appreciate being yelled at, he replied go ahead and complain to the manager. The manager really did not care and stuck up for... More 

1 Thank emilymary2017
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to this restaurant a few times, also on a previous visit to the area, and it is consistently good, with a take out service available. We've had salads, burgers, toasted sandwiches and they were all of a decent quality. It appears to be slightly dingy inside when it is hot out, but would be cosy when it is... More 

Thank Mildred B
Tampa, Florida
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and our besties recently ate here for dinner and I thought I was at another eating establishment. We always eat there during lunch so this was our first dinner experience and it will more than likely be our last. First, the prices for the portions are ridicules, I would say criminal! The platter photo I attached was $26.95!!!... More 

Thank fcamarotti
Largo, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had birthday dinner with family last night and was completed disappointed in the service. The food is good but the service was terrible. The waitress was really bland and it only got worse as the night went on. It appeared that maybe they were understaffed by the way she was running, but come on she needed to stop long enough... More 

Thank willowm76

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 25
Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1261 Gulf Blvd, Ste 130, Clearwater, FL 33767-2749
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-517-7383
Backwaters on Sand Key serves exceptional steaks, fresh local seafood and sandwiches on the waterfront. Beautiful views and friendly service. Full bar and lounge. Lunch or Dinner. Happy Hour 2 to 7 PM

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?