Quality Hotel Beach Resort
655 S. Gulfview Blvd.
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
Phone: (727) 442-7171
Fax: (727) 446-7177
Bars & Cafes
After spending a lazy day lounging at the beach, Shephard's Wave Nightclub will get your heart rate up as DJs spin your favorite hip hop and techno tracks well into the night. The two-level club overlooks the Gulf of Mexico, and has a stellar light show each night. The Wave offers great drink specials throughout the week, including $1 10 oz. drafts and wells on Wednesday. Thursdays are $15 All-U-Can-Drink, and Sunday's "HIP Night" offers $1 U-Call-It drinks. Saturday Nights are hosted by Wired 93.3 FLZ, and look for Wet T-Shirt Contests on Sundays with a $100 cash prize.
Shephard's might be a prime party place at Clearwater Beach, but the Waterfront Restaurant offers upscale dining for a more mature crowd. You can catch a fresh buffet for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, seven days a week. Though the Waterfront Restaurant has a menu offering appetizers and entrees, the buffet eclipses these fine selections. With fresh soups and salads to pasta selections, you'll have to make a second trip especially for the main course, prime rib and crab legs. Ice cream and gourmet cakes such as Tiramisu are available for dessert, though it might be difficult to not fill up on the exquisite first and second courses.
Shephard's Resort is the premiere party place of Clearwater Beach. The Tiki Bar and Margarita Grill is a great place to sip a frozen drink while you work on your tan and enjoy live reggae, island, and rock music. Tuesdays feature $4 Tropical Drink specials, so try a refreshing Captain Mango or an Island Blue Margarita. On Sundays, check out the bikini contest, or enter for your chance to win $500! Hungry? Snack on Matacombe Key Nachos or Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos. Great food, awesome drinks, a spectacular view, and, of course, bikini contests—let Spring Break begin!
Boasting one of the tastiest American Blue Crabcakes in the area, Shor American Grill offers splendid seafood to tantalize the taste-buds. The venue open from breakfast to dinner is a welcome respite for beach tourists who can get rid of their tiredness in its cozy ambience. The beautiful view of the sea and the golden beach forms an eye-catching backdrop to the meal. The Crab Benedict is a good dish to try for breakfast- a tastier version of the classic Eggs Benedict. The restaurant comes with the class and professional service that the Hyatt group is famous for and provides its diners with the same kind of pleasing service.
This entertaining beach restaurant has two other Clearwater locations. Live Maine lobsters are usually available Monday and Tuesday. Among the variety of favorites caught by Frenchy's Salt Water Cafe's own fishing fleet are stuffed grouper and Grouper Reuben, Florida stone crabs, boiled shrimp and fresh oysters, clams, mussels in season, and conch fritters. Caesar salads, chicken platters and Frenchy's own New England clam chowder add to the options. A casual, comfortable atmosphere prevails and there's dining on a patio where fish and shark murals add a touch of nautical flavor.
Try scrumptious seafood or steak anytime, or take advantage of all-you-can-eat snow crab on Monday and Tuesday and fish 'n' chips on Wednesday, with no limit to the fresh grouper on Thursday. Over the weekend, Cooters provides a variety of daily specials. After your meal, visit the adjoining sports bar and game room for sporting action on one of many TVs. Try your hand at one of the Wednesday night dart tournaments, play video games or roll a perfect game of virtual bowling. The game room is open until 2a with kids allowed only up until 9p. - Vickie Ferguson
Boasting a scenic view of the water and some of the best steaks of the city, Watercolour Steakhouse and Grill should be on your to-do list. The Try the Bone-In Rib-eye or the Heavy Cut Lamb to realize just how marvelous the food is. The sizzling pieces of meat are made from angus beef and leave the diner licking his fingers. The sailboats that can be seen from the large French windows add more appeal to the meal, making it a memorable experience. Night time sees the glittering lights of the boats that look like tiny stars on the water. The venue is elegant and classy, a good place for a cozy dinner. The piano bar also sees regular live music events.
Nestled in the heart of Clearwater Beach, the vibrant bistro provides an assortment of intriguing cuisine such as prosciutto and goat cheese pizza, southwestern shrimp and grits, sugar and nut glazed brie, or salmon bruschetta. Step inside to a casual atmosphere where colorful lights reflect off crystal-clear, wine glasses. Select from over 40 wine varieties by the glass or choose from over 100 bottles reflecting vineyards from around the world. Listen to live music on the weekends seated in the outdoor courtyard, participate in scheduled wine tasting or stop by for happy hour from 5p to 7p daily. There is even a Happy Hour where four-legged friends are welcome in the courtyard.
The Lobster Pot Bistro is a popular hang out place for locals in the mood for some wholesome meals and great music. Open from 5p everyday, it serves lobsters (unsurprisingly) along with a range of seafood from scampi and crab, grouper fish and shrimps. Pork is also offered. The place is usually crowded given the awesome food and the thrilling live music by local artistes. Do try the Lobster Bisque and the Lobster Bombay that are popular choices. There is a fine Martini Bar to relish fabulous drinks. Enjoy happy hours from Monday to Friday between 5p and 7p. The restaurant is open daily 11.30a onwards.
Dine by the sea, literally on the beach at Colmbia restaurant. A landmark venue, this is one of the most popular restaurants serving delicious Spanish cuisine. While the diner is caught up in the breathtaking views of the sea, the arresting aroma emanating from the food gives a fitting fight. Try out the special Grouper Bilbao, Filet Steak Salteado and Pollo Riojana which are gems. The outside deck is the best place to dine, where one can relax and unwind with cocktails and wine and spectacular views of the water along with the fresh sea breeze. If you are in Clearwater, do not miss out on this place.
Caretta On The Gulf is a splendid venue to savor fine quality creations. Located on the Clearwater Beach, it is a popular dining destination for American cuisine. Along with a full breakfast menu, the restaurant also serves delicious sushi that can be relished along with wines from the lounge. Sushi delicacies consist of the Rainbow Roll, California Roll and the Surf N Turf Roll. The other options for dinner range from appetizers and salads to entrees and steaks like Monkfish Osso Buco, Gulf Black Grouper and Pot Roast. The breakfast buffet is worth a try with an assortment of dishes on the platter. Children can eat free too. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful.
For good food, friendly service, and a casual atmosphere, Grahame's Gourmet Café is the place to go. From fresh made sandwiches with all the fixings to savory soups that make your mouth water, the café's menu has something tasty for your palate. Start your morning off with a fluffy omelette, moist muffin, breakfast sandwich, or a sweet pastry along with a steaming cup of coffee. For lunch, choose from an assortment of wraps, wings, and salads. Located in the historic Cleveland Street area, the family friendly offers delicious food along with flavorful cups of fresh brewed cappuccino, latte's, and espresso. - Vickie Ferguson