Seafood, in places like Clearwater Beach, it can sometimes seem like it's the only thing to eat when it comes to dining in this great area.  If you're a seafood fan like us, this is a good thing!  Overall, probably the MOST ordered and MOST popular seafood delicacy at all these locations is grouper served fresh from the neighboring Gulf. Here are several local favorites where you can fathom the best grouper found in Clearwater Beach.

Frenchy's Rockaway Grill - Frenchy's is an institution when it comes to the sun, fun and delicious grouper in Clearwater Beach.  Their beachside location boasts an amazing view and one of the best grouper sandwiches on the Gulf.  Get it fried, char-grilled, or Cajun style and see what it is about Frenchy's that keeps locals coming back for more. Also look for Frenchy's Saltwater Cafe on the beach.

Island Way Grill - For an upscale and contemporary seafood dining experience on Clearwater Beach, Island Way Grill on Island Estates is the place to be. Here you can enjoy a large variety of certified fresh seafood including several grouper selections like the stuffed grouper.  Stuffed with tender blue crab meat it's topped with a silky lobster and crab sauce that will put a smile on your face and keep you from sharing a single bite!

Clear Sky Beachside Cafe - Located just steps from beautiful Clearwater Beach, Clear Sky Cafe is the place to go for delectable, chef-inspired seafood entrees and more.  If you're hankering for some grouper, try the fresh, local grouper grilled, blackened, or piccata-style. One of the most positively reviewed seafood restaurants on Yelp, and one of our all-time favorites, this is not one to miss! 

Salty's Island Bar & Grille - Enjoy an all day happy hour at this local fave, parking is limited, Uber in if you can, for one of the best grouper sandwiches on the beach, tender and flavorful they do it right at Salty's.

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Salt Cracker Fish Camp - Dine in the marina at one of our favorite local dives on Grouper Tacos, Fried Grouper cheeks, both tender and tasty, Grouper and Shrimp Chowder or a traditional Grouper Sandwich. They serve Brunch, Lunch and Dinner from 7 am to 10 pm.

Crabby Bill's - A relaxed, casual, and recently renovated seafood restaurant on Clearwater Beach, Crabby Bill's has been at it for a number of years serving fresh seafood, great drinks, and more.  Chow down on their grouper dinner with fried, blackened, broiled, or grilled grouper and two sides as well as other awesome seafood selections.

Shor American Seafood Grill - Located on the south end of Clearwater Beach, before the bend, Shor American Seafood Grill offers an upscale, contemporary seafood waterside experience.  Stop in for lunch and grab a grouper sandwich or stick around for dinner and try some blackened grouper with your choice of sauce and a side. The wine list is extensive, the service impeccable at Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach where you can dine on the patio or inside.

The Bait House Tackle & Tavern Clearwater Beach is as the name states, a bait house. Ah, but this one is special, they offer fresh seafood and beers with a view too!  We recommend the grouper quesadillas, click the title link to learn more about this local Clearwater Beach restaurant that always pleases.

Outside of Clearwater Beach but still on the beach!

Wahoo's Waterside Pub & Patio on Redington-Madeira this little bar/restaurant is a local favorite and well-kept secret. Dine inside or out in the back under patio umbrellas on the intercoastal. Their Grouper selections, including their sandwhich is big, juicy and well priced.

PJ's Seafood Restaurant Indian Rocks Beach Fla is an island inspired local favorite. Unassuming, you'll find PJ's near the bridge from the mainland across to Indian Rocks Beach. There's often a line, for a reason, it's worth waiting for!  Great food, excellent prices, and fun. Be sure to find PJ and to bring a dollar bill to leave behind on the wall. Enjoy succulent Grouper sandwiches 

Whether it's Grouper Week or any other day on award-winning Clearwater Beach, grouper is a must have before you leave! Choose one of the Clearwater Beach Restaurants we've recommended here, or, if you are a local and know of a great place we've missed comment below! We invite you to Register, Rate and Review your favorite spots on the beach and across the 727area. Grouper Week 2017 events: June 22-30.  (cover photo Island Way Grill Facebook)