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Rumba Island Bar & Grill

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1800 Gulf To Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33765-3412
+1 727-446-7027
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friend and I dined here for the stonecrab claws special. We had martini's done very well, plus Caesar salads. The stonecrab was good, but they came with a Caesar type dressing, so we requested melted butter and got it promptly. The service was very prompt, attentive and friendly, despite the restaurant being busy. Rumba's is a large, lively restaurant,... More 

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Thank Writergal49
BaystarRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Rumba Island Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Happy that you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to have you back so that you can try some our delicious fresh seafood! More 

Rochester, New York
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, Rumba's. I found this place in May when I visited with my boys and came back again on this trip. The seafood is delicious - so fresh. Greens are to die for as is the coconut rice. The bar has two for one margaritas all the time and they had live music the night I was... More 

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Thank mylenes326
BaystarRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Rumba Island Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for all of the "LOVE" - We appreciate your business and look forward to having you back soon! More 

Chanute, Kansas
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mid Friday afternoon, Toni was very prompt in taking our order and answering questions. Salad with chopped mangos,roasted plantains, lettuce, and citrus dressing is excellent. The mini corn bread muffins, lobster, Jamaican greens, Caribbean black beans, veggies is amazing. We will be back during our visit.

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Thank vehughes
BaystarRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Rumba Island Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Happy that Toni took such great care of you and that you really enjoyed your meal! Sounds like you had a great time! We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you soon! More 

Morgantown
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our last trip to the beach the hotel recommended this place. Wonderful atmosphere and food was very good. Drinks were inventive too. The best part was our waitress Linda she was amazing and really took care of us on a Saturday night!

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Thank Caron V
BaystarRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Rumba Island Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Happy that Linda took such great care of you and that your hotel recommended us! We appreciate your business and hope to see you back! Thank you for supporting local! More 

Cumming, Georgia
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drink specials were a huge plus, buy one get one mixed drinks everyday. The food was very very good especially for the price of ~$16 a plate. Highly recommend the shrimp bisque. It was to die for! Our server Bry was amazing as well. Absolutely would go back again. Don't let the crowded parking lot deceive you, it's much smaller... More 

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Thank Maryveazey1
BaystarRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Rumba Island Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Happy that Bry took such great care of you! We appreciate your kind words and look forward to having you back soon! More 

Springfield, Virginia
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245 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Family was taking some flight training at the airport right down the road, and a local recommended Rumba to us. We were happy. It couldn't have been better.  The server Tina was great.  We had the onion salmon, the pork sandwich, the Lafitte Fiesta, and some Key Lime Pies. Everything was absolutely delicious and beautiful preparation, as well. Thank you... More 

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Thank DaveHom1796
BaystarRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Rumba Island Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Happy that Tina took such great care of you! Sounds like you really enjoyed your meal! We hope to see you back soon! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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110 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just arrived in Clearwater and needed dinner. We drove past Rumba and turned around. We both selected meals from the Early Menu group. The butterfly shrimp were lightly battered, so I could enjoy the sweet shrimp. My wife ordered the Blue Cheese Burger - it was huge, she brought half of it home. Our waitress was busy but... More 

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Thank Henry D
BaystarRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Rumba Island Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! You must come back for the hogfish ... it's a amazing! Thank you for supporting local - we appreciate your business! More 

Oldsmar, Florida
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240 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to the Oldsmar location & love the Grouper cake on the early bird menu, I get it for lunch. I checked this location & yes, it is on their menu also. I was happy to see that. Well, they didn't have it on their menu. I asked the waiter & he said they just sold the last one.... More 

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Thank Donna M
BaystarRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Rumba Island Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Donna - Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for visiting both of our locations! We will make sure to share your review with both General Managers. If you would like to discuss your experiences in more detail with our Clearwater location - please email us at baystarrestaurantgroup@gmail.com with a link to your review and the... More 

Northborough, Massachusetts
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138 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Later on a Friday or Saturday night, I imagine that this place turns into a loud, rum-soaked party spot, but we were there at 5:30, and the parking lot was full to the brim, the food and laughter was flowing with many older faces. An early bird special lures them in with the same tasty food, and distinctly lower prices.... More 

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Thank Ellen C
BaystarRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Rumba Island Bar & Grill, responded to this review

The early bird prices are a great deal - happy that you were able to enjoy your meal. Love that you had our delicious rum cake, such a nice ending to a meal! We hope to have you back soon - Thank you for supporting local! More 

Galloway, New Jersey
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The one thing to know is the service here is phenomenal. Our server, took on our group of 15 people with ease and was great to us. The food was great. And so were the drinks. The parking situation is tight, but they also have valet for cheap! I highly recommend this place if you're in the area. You might... More 

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Thank McKinnon E
BaystarRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Rumba Island Bar & Grill, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind words and your business! Thank you for supporting local! Happy that your server took such great care of you! We look forward to having you back soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Jamaican, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 Gulf To Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33765-3412
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-446-7027

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?