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This year is our 10th Anniversary offering dining on beautiful Clearwater Bay with perhaps the most breathtaking view to be found in the area.


Backwater's anchors the southern end of a boardwalk right on the bay. The Boardwalk includes shops, hotels, and many businesses. You can stroll along the boardwalk for an afternoon of relaxation or just sit back with a cool margarita and watch the dolphins play!


Backwater's can only be described as that comfortable neighborhood bistro just around the corner, where exceptional food, friendly service and quaint waterfront surroundings make every visit unique. You know, the place where the chef still visits your table and the food has names you can pronounce and understand.


Backwater's is known for our fresh black grouper (as available) and choice steaks. Try our seasonal favorites like Florida stone crab claws, cobia, pompano or other local delicacies. Our fresh prime oysters and jumbo shrimp are menu mainstays.


Chef Mark Carey always completes the daily menu options with specials selected from local seafood vendors that represent west coast fishermen and local industry.


To quote a local newspaper food critic, "Backwaters is what Florida is all about!".

Location and Information

Backwaters on Sand Key
1261 Gulf Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33767

Across the street from the Sheraton and next to the Marriott on the Boardwalk.

Hours: Daily 11:30 AM to 11 PM
Weekends 11:30 AM to Midnight
(kitchen closes at 10)

Phone Call for reservations: (727) 517-7383



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Our Location

Backwaters on Sand Key
1261 Gulf Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33767

Across the street from the Sheraton and next to the Marriott on the Boardwalk.

Hours: Daily 11:30 AM to 11 PM
Weekends 11:30 AM to Midnight
(kitchen closes at 10)

Phone Call for reservations: (727) 517-7383

View Directions and Map

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