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Bob Heilman's Beachcomber

447 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767-2013
+1 727-442-4144
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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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 2 days ago

We had a reservation but when we arrived....no one could find it. Restaurant was crowded but they did have two open tables. We were seated and the host slapped the menus down knocking over the pepper like we were at a diner. No one acknowledged...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank KariandKev
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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Good food done well. Steaks and seafood. Great wine list. Not like most restaurants in the area which tend to be fried food like burgers and chips. Lobster and steaks were good. Homemade dips and breads were excellent.

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank Dan G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On a strip of road filled with bars and casual restaurants, this place stands out for its classic charm and refined service. Feels like stepping into times gone by, in the best way. Christopher was an incredible server - his recommendations were incredibly on point....More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank natto78
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our noon business lunch was met with loud Beach Boy favorites. The waiter arrange a temporary noise reduction but the owner/manager turned the volume backup. What happen to background music? So my two associates spoke loud enough for me to hear and the table adjoining...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rjroperti
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came in around closing time for a desert and were happy with our choice. We got Alaska (good for 2 people) and coconut cake (good for 2 as well ... but it is so good that with moderate effort it can be finished by...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank IndyAutoMan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here to have a something a bit smarter than the average in Clearwater and it did not disappoint. The service was very good the food was excellent, be warned you do not need an appetizer as you get soup or salad with the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PWF1957
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So disappointed . I am not one to write many bad reviews but this place deserved it. My husband and I decided to dine here because the atmosphere was beautiful and looked welcoming. However we were sorely disappointed with not only the service but the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 24katieg2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I might have the record for eating at one establishment time wise. And this is a redux. Bob Heilmans opened in 1948, I first ate there in 1964, about 74 or 75 times since, here it is and 54 years later I went back on...More

Date of visit: January 2019
3  Thank aljacobs2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bob heilman's is a Clearwater beach institution - been around for many years and still is a classic fav to visit if on cwb-great service and food-private outside seating - you can't go wrong

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank David M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a delight to be taken care of by Liz. Touch of class. Our dining experience would not have been the same level of excellence, without her attention to detail. Thank you!

Date of visit: January 2019
4  Thank bestfamilyadventures
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10 July 2018|
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Response from trevorr926 | Reviewed this property |
They will be very accommodating to larger groups with kids. I would recommend you call ahead and book a tables. If you can ask for the Chris the waiter , he's the best...
Scarlett R
13 June 2018|
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Response from trevorr926 | Reviewed this property |
Please call the restaurant direct.
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16 April 2018|
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Response from 585dc585 | Reviewed this property |
Resort casual
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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