Fine Dining on Clearwater Beach

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By Donna Dennis

Clearwater Beach is legendary for its white sugar sand, diverse marina excursions, eclectic beach shops, lively bars and fun restaurants, but it’s also an ideal location for the perfect romantic getaway. Visit any of these culinary destinations and you’ll experience the very best cuisine Clearwater Beach has to offer!

BOB HEILMAN’S BEACHCOMBER

Open since 1948, Heilman’s Beachcomber is a Clearwater Beach landmark with its classic Old Florida style and American cuisine. Known for its perfect NY strip steaks, veal and lamb chops, and the finest seafood, including American red snapper, Maryland soft shell crab, salmon, grouper and more, this lovely restaurant boasts the most extensive wine list on Clearwater Beach. Heilman’s homemade desserts are legendary! The professional wait staff is both gracious and knowledgeable and the food memorable. Live music is featured nightly. heilmansbeachcomber.com

SEA-GUINI IN OPAL SANDS RESORT

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Sea-Guini’s elegant interior

This is the newest fine dining experience on Clearwater Beach. Set alongside the Gulf of Mexico, the floor-to-ceiling windows offer spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico from every seat. Seafood is the specialty here, inspired by the flavors of Italy and the Mediterranean. Try the Diver Scallops, Linguine Vongole or Penne alla Vodka with the mouth-watering Opal Salad! For dessert, savor any of the truffles, tortes or daily creations along with the stunning sunset! seaguini.com

WATERCOLOUR GRILLHOUSE IN THE CLEARWATER BEACH MARRIOTT SUITES ON SAND KEY

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Watercolour Restaurant is elegant and romantic

Nestled in the Marriott on Sand Key, this award-winning restaurant features elegant dining along the Intracoastal Waterway. Try a variety of the scrumptious appetizers or treat yourself to superb entrees including signature steaks and seafood or Grillhouse favorites such as the Lobster Spaghetti and the Chicken Caprese. Treat yourself to a few Mini-Indulgences for dessert. marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/tpams-clearwater-beach-marriott-suites-on-sand-key

RUSTY’S BISTRO IN THE SHERATON SAND KEY

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Rusty’s delightful appetizers

Offering its acclaimed “cuisine of the sun,” this is a long-time favorite for visitors and locals alike. Enjoy the unique Caribbean-meets-Southwest flavors, featuring fresh Florida seafood and produce served by an impeccable wait staff. Top off any of the fabulous entrees, like the Seafood Extravaganza, Stuffed Chicken Breast or Steak and Cake (bacon wrapped petit filet & Maryland style crab cake), with a delightful dessert, such as the key lime pie or crème brulee. A three-course Prix Fixe Menu for $29 is also available. sheratonsandkey.com/clearwater-beach-resort/cuisine

 

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