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Wards Seafood Market

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Address: 1001 Belleair Rd, Clearwater, FL 33756-7131
Phone Number:
+1 727-581-2640
10:00 - 19:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 19:00

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Fresh Fish for Dinner

Wards is truly a classical fish market. There are always fresh catch of the day options as well as a wider selection of seafood products. These folks know their business and will... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wards is truly a classical fish market. There are always fresh catch of the day options as well as a wider selection of seafood products. These folks know their business and will always have one of their personal favourites to recommend. Grab your catch of the day any day and enjoy.

Thank Leasiders
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped in Ward's today and found their typically fresh assortment of seafood. It's better than any of other seafood places. Every time I come here, I wonder why do I ever buy seafood at the local grocery. It's that much better!

Thank Tom R
Seminole, Florida
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Friendly staff, enormous selection! Had a long conversation with one of the employees and ended up buying 5 things I hadn't planned on (good salesman!). Also met the owner. Friendly guy as well. A little pricey on some things but you get what you pay for. The shrimp spread is excellent! It's not really a restaurant, more of a fresh... More 

Thank Karl F
Clermont, Florida
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311 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Spent the day in Clearwater and wanted to find fresh seafood. We moved to Orlando nearly 4 years ago an are sorely disappointed in the amount of fresh seafood we've found. Wards might not look like much from the outside; but the minute we walked inside we found a great assortment of clams, mussels, shrimp, fresh fish, amazing stone crab... More 

Thank Mark K
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Found Wards Seafood on October 22 after going to Frenchy's in Clearwater for their "famous" stone crab festival. We wanted to take our crab to go....because we wanted to get back to Tampa to watch the Michigan game. Frenchy's said we had to eat the crab there so we found Wards and so happy we did. Not only was their... More 

Thank Sue M
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I am planning a Feast Of The Seven Fishes again this year for Christmas Eve. It was so much fun going in last year, seeing a selection like I have never seen before! Everything was so fresh and the seaweed salad was amazing! Don't knock it until you've tried it.. lol. The staff was so helpful also. If you have... More 

Thank jacksmagic
Seneca, South Carolina
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Always go here to by fresh seafood. All kind of other homemade dishes here too. Tiny restaurant on the side.

Thank BartandDineen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Love this place!!!! Great seafood, crab cakes & soups. Friendly customer service too! I always go to Wards for my seafood.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I walked in and lost 3 IQ points. BIG sign over ticket dispenser declared "You must take a ticket even if you placed a call in order, do not pass go do not......you get the idea. I took a ticket the four others in front of me did not. Then the fish monger asks whose next? Duh? Live by the... More 

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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Not much to look at from the outside and in the middle of a pretty sad looking part of town, lies a gem. Kind of like the beautiful pearl that comes out of the hideous looking oyster shell Ward's is it. Great selection of fresh seafood and prepared items. Quite simply if Ward's doesn't have it they probably don't make... More 

Thank Mike Y

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