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Beach Shanty Cafe

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397 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-2010
+1 727-443-1616
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07:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Oshawa, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is as close as you get in Clearwater Beach to what we would call a "greasy spoon", but a fantastic restaurant. The best sandwiches, awesome breakfast, extremely friendly staff. Just be aware that they close at 4:00PM so it's a morning/lunch yum yum place. Their fries are to die for! And if you go for breakfast or at standard... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We waited for a table and the food was not worth it. Omelet had a fishy taste to it and waffle was hard around the edges. The eggs were overcooked. Servers were very nice but we had no desire to go back.

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National City, Michigan
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The food MAY be good but we will not return. This is due to the attitude of the "Host" who was arrogant and rude as we waited to be seated. We did have breakfast and did tip the waitress the proper amount. I guess it was easy to see we were unhappy. The "manager" came to talk to us, apologized... More 

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Thank Karen T
1 review
Reviewed 15 April 2017

My family loves coming for Breakfast here every year when we are on spring break! Great food and wait staff - Victoria & Regina(Irish). You do not want to pass up the Eggs Benedict - amazing!

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Thank Kristin F
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830 reviews
647 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

It is a little shanty inside and gets crowded. Food was all good as were the prices. Great option for a cheaper but good meal. Recommend the grouper and was $12.95 with thick filling seasoned fries. Servers are pretty friendly but it is a hectic place.

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High Bridge, New Jersey
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152 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

They have a lot of great Breakfast choices along being able to create your own Omelets. It is small and you will have to wait a while to get in but it's worth it. I ordered take out which was quicker.

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Thank Isaac C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017

My family and I love the breakfast at Beach Shanty Cafe. We have eaten here several times during our stay. The Belgium waffles were delicious. The wait staff is very attentive and friendly. We highly recommend it.

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Thank Tsgsc
State College, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great food and great service. Sat in the outside dining area! Perfect! Cheese steak was as good as the ones you get in Philly!

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Thank Tonnie D
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a nice family friendly place for brunch/lunch. Instead, when we started coming in with the kiddos, the hostess immediately started to act a bit rude when she saw them. On top of that, our eyes started burning as if they were cutting onions right in front of our noses or had just opened a can of... More 

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Typical American cafe, lovely down to earth staff, constantly at hand to provide coffee and tea refills. Big portions (like everywhere here!) fries that came with the BLT were delicious as was the home made coleslaw. It's a nice little spot close to the beach and very reasonably priced. Would come back again if we were visiting Clearwater.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:00
Thursday
07:00 - 16:00
Friday
07:00 - 16:00
Saturday
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 397 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-2010
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-443-1616

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