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“Consistently good”

Backwater's on Sand Key
Ranked #32 of 713 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$25
Cuisines: Armenian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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
Reviewed 1 December 2013

I stop in for blackened scallops and crab soup every time I'm in Florida about 8 times a year. When the weathers good the porch is my favorite.

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Reviewed 26 November 2013

This seafood restaurant has been in business for many years -- a very good sign for Florida! The seafood specials change daily with what is fresh caught. They usually have at least one Creole style dish on the menu. I live in the area and have been here often. The food is always good. The atmosphere is relaxed. As with other beach places, shorts and jeans are appropriate attire!

Thank Elizabeth M
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is the sibling restaurant to t he two Maggie Mae's restaurants and where we got the introduction. We were in town moving into a new home and staying at the near by Marriott Suites. After the first night (great burger, fries for me fish for my wife), we went back the next four nights - then took the whole local family back for Saturday night. Everyone was happy with the food and the service was great even on a crowed night.

One of the features we haven't enjoyed yet (but will) is eating on the outside deck. Part of a long boardwalk behind the businesses and along the bay it offers a great view of the Clearwater skyline up the bay and boat traffic.

Thank db146
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

Nothing fancy but the small plate selections of blackened grouper and mahi-mahi are good. Located in a strip shopping center in the high rent district of Sand Key where you might expect a little more flair.

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Reviewed 20 November 2013 via mobile

Went on a Tuesday for Cajun night. The gumbo had lots of goodies but still seemed to lack that flavor of New Orleans but my Mom loved it. The fried chicken was delicious. Crispy and juicy and a huge portion. Happy hour on drinks until 8. Can't wait until next week to try the catfish and crawfish etoufee

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