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Local Favorites from around Clearwater Beach

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Local Favorites from around Clearwater Beach

Frenchys3forallWe are going to start with appetizers. These three are a favorite of ours at Frenchy’s Original Cafe on Clearwater Beach. (left) Cracked Conch is a lightly battered island favorite. It is served with a special sauce that is amazing.  (right) Buffalo Shrimp is exactly like it sounds. The shrimp are lightly breaded and drowned in Frenchy’s own buffalo sauce. There are three flavors of sauce: Hot, Mildly-Hot, and Firecracker. (top right) Grouper Cheeks. You absolutely cannot go to Frenchy’s without trying Grouper. Frenchy’s Original Café is a small, quaint place featuring many of Frenchy’s original menu items, like the smoked fish spread, seafood gumbo, boiled shrimp and Greek salad…and where the now famous Super Grouper sandwich made its debut. Since its doors first opened in 1981, the quality, ambiance and charm have remained, making it a continual favorite among the locals.



We have had many fish tacos from around the Gulf Coast. We have two versions which are our favorites, both come from the same area. There must be something in the water around this place. Crabby Bill’s Clearwater Beach is one of them. Their version is blackened Mahi Mahi with shredded cabbage, and mango salsa (best part) topped with cheddar jack cheese and cliantro cream sauce.

Frenchys-Fire-Island-TacosRounding out this entry is, by far, the best Fish Tacos east of San Diego. Three flour tortillas filled with grilled shrimp or fish, tossed in their fire island sauce. cabbage, cilantro, jack cheese and parmesan peppercorn sauce. Frenchy’s newest restaurant is located just north of Clearwater Beach in Dunedin. Frenchy’s Outpost Bar & Grill.  Frenchy’s Outpost Bar & Grill is an open-air Key West Style restaurant situated near the causeway to beautiful Honeymoon Island in Dunedin.  This location is the newest in the Frenchy’s family, “the northernmost Frenchy’s” as they like to call it.