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Frenchy's Original Cafe

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$$ - $$$
As featured in 3 Days in Clearwater
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41 Baymont St, Clearwater, FL 33767-1704
+1 727-446-3607
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been to this place off and on now for many years. While we love it for sentimental reasons - the food and service are excellent. There is no other place on the face of the planet that can serve a grouper burger like Frenchy's. That is high praise coming from us because we love our grouper and have eaten... More 

Thank conwaymomma
Madera, California
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247 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is small, but the food is very good. I like the grouper, and fish n chips. Good for adults and children.

Thank corkyg02
Eureka, California
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is my #1 favorite stop in Clearwater. All Frenchy's are good, but this one just stands a little taller than the rest. Could it be that it's the original? Could it be the crabb fries? Possible. I think it's a little of everything. I am always stuffed and happy when i leave and ready to go back the next... More 

Thank Erica R
Toledo, Ohio
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard alot about this place and wanted to try it. The gator bites we got were very chewy and didn't seem totally done. I've had better elsewhere. The grouper I ordered was grilled and was quite dry and had the appearance of a chicken cutlet. The coleslaw was pretty good but that was about it. The drinks were very overpriced... More 

Thank Wanda C
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in early evening, two of us and a baby, cramped had to leave buggy near the door. Waitress seemed genuinely disinterested and forgot to bring out half the order, bringing ketchup once we had pretty much finished. People at the bar seemed to be having a good time, mostly locals. The grouper was ok but nothing outstanding. Margarita undrinkable?... More 

Thank Donna A
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

From Yelp reviews, we chose Frenchy's. This Frenchy's seems like it's the smallest one, maybe we should have gone to one of the other locations. We ordered grouper sandwiches, which apparently the restaurant is known for. The sandwiches were disappointing. The piece of grouper was super thin and smaller than the bun. There are no gluten free buns at this... More 

Thank Rachel H
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276 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frenchy's Original Cafe is a great little place for some AMAZING seafood! It's a very small place, so be prepared to wait for a table unless you go during off-times. The cafe has a great late 70's-early 80's vibe and the staff are very efficient and friendly. We highly recommend the Snow Crab Claws, Smoked Fish Spread, Baja Fish Tacos... More 

Thank Hotrod_Hammer
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Billed as the original Clearwater place to eat. This just didn't work for me. We went looking for brunch/lunch & didn't really enjoy it. Service was average, food was fried & a bit bland. There are better choices in Clearwater.

Thank Gavin M
Pickerington, Ohio, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best place in Clearwater Beach for grouper! We eat here at least 3-4 times when we come on vacation!

Thank Betsy B
Orlando, Florida
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very busy place right on the beach. Fun place to watch sand volleyball and enjoy a good sandwich. Deck seating a must - inside, not so great.

Thank Phillip M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Baymont St, Clearwater, FL 33767-1704
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-446-3607

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