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Bait House

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$$ - $$$
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45 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2003
+1 727-446-8134
07:00 - 23:00
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Kansas City, Missouri
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94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a local place with local flare. Right in the harbor in Clearwater. You actually walk through a real live bait shop to find the bar and restaurant. The fish is so fresh! I had the Wahoo fish served as a Ruben sandwich. My wife had the grouper fish served as a Ruben. Both were excellent. We both had... More 

Thank Andy B
Prophetstown, Illinois
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169 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This area is pretty touristy and most of the restaurants cater to the crowd. The Bait Shop has a local feel with fishermen pulling up in their boats to eat on this converted dock. Nothing fancy - the water pump went out the night we were there. You could go to the bathroom but not flush! Thankfully we were the... More 

Thank foreveronward
Spokane, Washington
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a fun little place to stop in. It looks like, and is, a bait & tackle shop but as you head through the small shop it takes you out to a bar and patio area right on the water. All of the staff were super friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent. We started off with the drunken... More 

Thank firecraker15
Boulder, Colorado
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155 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This little place is ideal if you want fresh seafood at a reasonable price. It is very casual and we enjoyed the food and the service. We were entertained by a bird catching fish on the pier right next to us.

Thank Jane52261
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place looks like a bait shop so it was a real surprise to find a restaurant located on a patio covered with one dollar bills. The food is just excellent. I highly recommend the "drunken shrimp". Very good service with a smile. Worth the try.

Thank sbanerjee63
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant had a lot of good write-ups, but unfortunately, my sister and I were disappointed by the service (routinely ignored by the servers), the food was fine, but the prices we found cheap compared with similar restaurants in the area. Also, it's by docks, but also next to a parking lot.

Thank Sam Y
Ringgold, Ga
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at The Bait House on recommendation from a local we met riding The Jolley Trolley, which stops here. The place is very small, right at the dock at Clearwater. A little dive as some might call it. If you want great fresh seafood sitting out on the water, The Bait House is your place. We both had Corvina,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here with my wife. Hard to find, small, fishy smelling, way too friendly for a resort town -- but do yourself a favor and check it out. Go alone, drink beer, eat fish, and write something in your journal.

1 Thank Norske303
Norwich, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely little place, a huge selection of craft beers, watch the waves and chit chat, of have a nice meal. Really like it here, probably the best place for a couple of jars and then a lunchtime snack

Thank Leigh R
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An out of the way little restaurant with good food. We had the drunken shrimp and the spicy tuna nachos. My husband said the shrimp was the best he had all vacation. The nachos were also very good. Nice place.

Thank Paula K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767-2003
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-446-8134

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?