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Bob Heilman's Beachcomber

447 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-2013
+1 727-442-4144
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“fried chicken” (51 reviews)
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Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
447 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-2013
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic Operation. Visited on a Friday, where live piano played in the lounge. Had the Jumbo Gulf Shrimp Florentine. Sooo delicious. Can’t wait to visit again. Classy place for couples or the whole family.

1  Thank Matt B
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Live piano player. Great decor, especially the new side of the place. Excellant menu choices. Kids and adults all loved what they got. Fish was amazing.

8  Thank Bart H
Reviewed 1 week ago

My Grandmother's favorite place on the beach. She started dining there sometime in the 1960s. My Dad, Brother, and I continue the tradition every time we are in town.

1  Thank clearwaterbeach f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very sad to write this review as I have worked professionally in restaurants, hospital and military food service for 30 years, and I understand the difficulties of managing a high quality / high volume operation. Usually I give places the benefit of the doubt that...More

2  Thank hooddg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Step back in time for a dinner with baked potato and a relish tray. If you want an appetizer of cottage cheese, apple sauce, corn relish and pickled shredded beets, this is the place for you. The bread basket comes with banana bread and muffins....More

1  Thank calvinater1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unexpected find! But now we see it has been around a while! Beets with horseradish? Awesome! Then Pan-Seared Scallops? Superb! Waitress? Sincere and excellent!

3  Thank Tom M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While in town with friends who are familiar with Clearwater we went to the Beachcomber. The service was good and courteous. The menu was good and the prices are not out of line for this type of restaurant. We had a nice time while we...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For our family gathering Mother's Day weekend, we picked the Beachcomber. I learned that the family had gathered here for the last 30 years on numerous trips to Clearwater Beach and it was their favorite restaurant. We were seated at the delightful table for six...More

2  Thank brelda
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The menus contains Heilman's award winning Fried Chicken as well as delicious Wisconsin veal (my fav) and a full bar. While close to the beach, I would not call this a "beachy" restaurant. It has a few dishes not seen on more modern menus, yet...More

1  Thank Mit1202
Reviewed 16 May 2018

My husband and I went here for dinner the night before we were hosting our wedding reception. Our dinner was good, service was good, but when the bill came back it was the wrong food listed that was double the cost. We choose not to...More

1  Thank Lisa M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 447 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-2013
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-442-4144
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Since 1948 Fresh Seafood, Prime Steaks Award Winning Wine List, Generous Cocktails located in beautiful Clearwater Beach Florida
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