Clearwater Beach Boat Friendly Restaurants

Clearwater Beach, Florida ~ We have four  waterfront or beachfront restaurants to dine by boat on Island Estates and Clearwater Beach. They are easily accessible by boat – why not check them out!

Do you enjoy boating in Tampa Bay?  Try something different for lunch or dinner today and plan on stopping into one of these local establishments when you’re out boating.

Bring your Boat and Dine | Clearwater Beach & Island Estates Florida

Island Way Grill, located in the Island Estates Florida waterfront neighborhood.

The Island Way Grill has actually put in new boat docks behind their waterfront restaurant for just this purpose. Check it out. Their phone# is 727-461-6617


Crabby Bills Seafood Restaurant on Clearwater Beach is located just off the Clearwater Harbor, next to the Clearwater Marina.

See the Clearwater Marina manager to dock up for dining. It’s within walking distance of Pier 60, the beach and various attractions.  Their phone# is 727-210-1313.


South Clearwater Beach is home to these 2 waterfront restaurants in an area with lots of Clearwater beach condos– Jimmy’s Fish House & Iguana Bar and Shepard’s Restaurant and Tiki bar – we encourage you to check them out.

Jimmy’s Fish House is located on the beach / waterfront at the Gulfview Resort on South Clearwater Beach.

Their phone# is 727-446-9720

Shephard’s is just north of the Sand Key Bridge. It is located on the channel heading to the Gulf of Mexico, however, there are no boat docks here – local boaters just drop an anchor and wade in. Be aware of the currents – strong currents can be a concern in these Clearwater waters. (see photo below)

Be prepared to find hundreds of other boats anchored on South Clearwater Beach at Shephards on the nice weekends and holidays. It’s conveniently located between just north of Sand Key Beach.  Their phone# is 727-441-6875

Shephard’s has a live webcam so you can always take a peek at what’s happening on Clearwater Beach including the bridge to Sand Key condos can be seen in the background too.

Need a Pinellas County Public Boat Ramp?

The nearest boat ramp to Clearwater Beach, Sand Key and Island Estates, Florida is the Seminole Street Boat Dock in Clearwater, Florida located off Alt US 19 / Ft. Harrison just north of Downtown Clearwater & Drew Street

  • Address: 198 Seminole Street Clearwater Florida 33755
    Phone: 727-443-3207
  • Fee: $5 for residents, $7 for non-residents;
  • They have bait shop, gas and are open 24 hours a day.

However, if you have a small boat (under 15 ft) , jet ski, etc. you can use the FREE Clearwater Beach Recreational Complex Boat Ramp on Clearwater Beach, Florida Located at the eastern most point of Bay Esplanade next to the Clearwater Beach Recreational Complex off Mandalay Blvd.

  • Address: 69 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767
  • Fee: There is no fee to use this ramp. (currently being remodeled)

This facility has handicap access, restrooms, boat ramp and parking.

If you go dining by boat – let us know how you liked it! If you find other great dining by boat spots be sure and let us know.

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  1. This kills me! “there are no boat docks here – local boaters just drop an anchor and wade in.” Clearwater truly is a long way from Chico! lol 🙂

  2. Sandi – some places are more “casual” than others – I understand the lol! You should check out the webcam on the weekend – Shepards is always hopping!

  3. Cyndee I think wading into to to get to the restaurant sounds like a blast! You sure have some great ways to enjoying the boating lifestyle. – Ashley

  4. Great info. Makes we want to keep my boat! May have to drag it over there one weekend to sample some of these places.

  5. Beachfront condos from the high 200’s and a place to drive your boat to for dinner. Very nice indeed. Terry McDonald

  6. Now THIS sounds like a lifestyle Crofton residents would enjoy! Please be sure to include this type of thing in the materials we use in my “F is for Florida in February” program next month.

  7. Clearwater Beach offers “drive up service” for dinner – What don’t they offer Cyndee? Susie – Brandon, FL

  8. Andrew Gulsby says:

    I need to know where I can leave my truck and trailer for three nights. I will be staying in clearwater beach. Can you leave your trailer at the Seminole Street Boat Dock as long as you keep it paid up?

  9. Andrew – sorry I don’t know the answer to that but I would certainly give them a call and ask them. Have fun!

  10. hockey equipment says:

    Wonderful,I am fond of boating and also I enjoyed to have restaurants food.Now by the help of this info I can fulfill my wishes.Thanks for giving me information about the waterfront restaurants.

  11. Wow-I popped in to see what you have been up to and being here in Denver a LONG way away from the coast you destroy me with this post about boating and dining. When we lived in Wrightsville Beach, NC we loved taking the boat out to eat and slowly cruising home. Last I checked we have nothing like that here on the Front Range.

    We just didn’t realize how lucky we were when we were there. Enjoy your week! SB

  12. Wonderful post. I wanna explore in beaches. This informations will help me.

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