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Best Tampa Bay Seafood Restaurants


Nothing is more disappointing than going to an oceanfront restaurant, only to discover that the bland fish you're eating was frozen between being caught and being served to you. The best seafood is fresh, and prepared in such a way as to accent the natural flavors of the sea without overwhelming them. Presented in alphabetical order, here are the 2014 top seafood restaurants in Tampa Bay.

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Billy's Stone Crab Seafood
13/20
1 Collany Rd.
Tierra Verde, FL 33715
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A year-round menu of typical Florida standards plus tasty stone crabs in-season --- on the way to Fort DeSoto Park. More...

Bob Heilman's Beachcomber Seafood
13/20
447 Mandalay Ave.
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Steaks, seafood and a variety of American dishes since 1948. More...

The Conch Republic Grill Seafood
12/20
16699 Gulf Blvd.
North Redington Beach, FL 33708
Menu
Noisy atmosphere but reliable Key West-style menu. More...

Guppy's on the Beach Seafood
12/20
1701 Gulf Blvd.
Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
Menu
Guppy's offers creative entrées not always found on other Florida menus. More...

The Hurricane Seafood
12/20
809 Gulf Way
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Menu
Smashing Florida sunsets, grouper sandwiches and local live music. More...

Maritana Grille New American
16/20
Dining Room at Maritana Grille, St. Pete Beach, FL The Don CeSar, a Loews Hotel
3400 Gulf Blvd.
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
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One of the sentinel restaurants along the Gulf of Mexico beaches, steps away from striking sunsets. More...

Marlin Darlin' Seafood
14/20
2819 W. Bay Dr.
Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770
Menu
Fresh seafood and a congenial atmosphere make this venue popular with locals. More...

Mitchell's Fish Market Seafood
12/20
Westshore Plaza Mall
204 Westshore Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33609
Menu
At least four fresh-caught fish on each day's menu. More...

Oystercatchers Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Oystercatchers, Tampa, FL Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
2900 Bayport Dr.
Tampa, FL 33607
Menu
The service and menu remain topnotch at this restaurant hidden among a natural landscape. More...

Rumba Island Bar & Grill Jamaican
12/20
1800 Gulf to Bay Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33765
Menu
Lively venue for dynamic Caribbean dishes, especially the mussels. More...

Salt Rock Grill Steakhouse
12/20
19325 Gulf Blvd.
Indian Shores, FL 33785
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Popular venue with an open kitchen and a terrific view of the Intracoastal. More...

Shor American Seafood Grill Seafood
13/20
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
301 S. Gulfview Blvd.
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
Menu
A creative menu highlighting seafood at this Hyatt restaurant with a view. More...

Snapper's Sea Grill Seafood
12/20
5895 Gulf Blvd.
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Reliable and enjoyable seafood---just as you'd expect from a place named after one of the beloved local fish species. More...

Watercolour Steakhouse & Grille American
14/20
Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key
1201 Gulf Blvd.
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
Menu
In addition to the great view of the Intracoastal Waterway, Watercolour offers a creative, albeit limited, menu. More...


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