Bars, grills, and burger joints -- these things make up the crux of American culture. Located in Clearwater, Windward Bar & Grille combines all aspects of the classic American dining experience and so much more. Beyond the quintessential burgers is the extensive appetizer list (customer favorites include the freshly baked Garlic Knots and Windward Buffalo shrimp) and, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, the specialty cocktails (Windward Margaritas, anybody?) are perfect for a night out.

However, though the restaurant prides itself on its high-quality food and drinks, what really makes the customers come back is its ever-present sense of family. It's a perfect American neighborhood bar. Windward Bar & Grille isn’t your typical dine-and-dash restaurant. The staff emphasizes the importance of creating an environment perfect for relaxation and socialization as they do serving the best food. 

Its restaurant website boasts that “People connect at the Windward and find places to live and work while developing new relationships. We have truly become the meeting place in the community where you enter as a guest but leave as a friend.”

In addition to the sense of community that encompasses Windward, the food also leaves you with nothing to be desired. With everything prepared fresh from the professional kitchen staff, there is an overwhelming variety of food on their menu that includes homemade meatballs, the popular Windward burger, or the Mahi-Mahi- everything you crave, Windward has. Aside from the regular menu, there are also the daily specials that change every day making sure that you can keep coming back, trying something new each visit.  

If you’re still not convinced, head over to their reviews to see just what others are raving about. With an impressive 4.5 rating, the reviews of Windward are nothing but stellar.

“Can't say enough good things about this place. Friendly staff and incredible home-cooked meals. Their specials are out of this world,” one review says. Many things may come and go in the ever-changing food culture of America but one thing is for sure: a classic American bar is a place you can always go to for good people and delicious food. Windward Bar & Grille makes sure to provide you just that experience but on another level.

Windward is located at 282 Windward Passage in Clearwater. Their menu will have something for everyone! They're open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. For more information, they can be reached at 727.442.5900.