Offering more seafood than anyone in Florida, this fun and festive restaurant has specialties on the menu including fresh black grouper, Alaskan ... More
Cooters Raw Bar and Restaurant
Offering more seafood than anyone in Florida, this fun and festive restaurant has specialties on the menu including fresh black grouper, Alaskan salmon, Maine lobster tails, bacon wrapped shrimp, and a fresh catch of the day. They are open daily for lunch and dinner and special events are scheduled throughout the week.
My colleagues and I recently attended the "Stone Crab Festival" at Cooters in Clearwater Beach. The food was very good and the music was entertaining and fun. However, the service was extremely poor. I am always leery of "bars" that automatically add the "tip" on your final bill, as this practice only guarantees a "poor" waiter/waitress an undeserved tip. Unfortunately, I will think twice about going to this establishment again or recommending it to anyone wanting to get away or have a "good" time. The service nearly ruined a great time with great friends.
The food and service at Cooters is excellent and I would recommend it to friends from out of town and also locals....Have not eaten anything here that I did not like. The steaks are exeptional and all the seafood is great....The wait staff is always courteous and efficient.
Not a typical beach tourist trap. The food is actually good here! Had a stuffed grouper dinner that was awesome.
Also tried crabby shrimp dip, which is now one of my favorite appetizers! Service was great...had a friendly server who was really top notch. Everyone in the place was having a good time. We sat on the deck outside, and I felt like I was on vacation! (I live here in Clearwater).
Will go back often!
I stop here for the all you can eat crab legs for $17 every time I am in the Tampa-Clearwater-St. Pete area, about once or twice a month. The legs are big (not like the tiny cold ones at most buffets), almost always perfectly done (not overcooked and mushy), and they keeping bringing out more as soon as you are done and ask for more -- usually even before you ask for more! The all you can eat special is only on Mondays and Tuesdays. Service is excellent.
Best value in the US other than Alaska for people who love crab legs. The rest of the menu is reasonably priced and very good too.
This place reminds me of what Clearwater Beach was like 25 years ago before they tore down so many of the small friendly restaurants and motels and replaced them with sterile 20 story condos.
Very family friendly during the day and early evening --- more of a singles and couples place later at night.
Although the outdoor patio overlooks only the parking lot, it is still very pleasant when the weather is at all decent (nearly all the time) and they have heaters for when it gets chilly.
Cooters is the best resturant that I have been to in Florida. Some of the locals told us about it, they said a certain night was all you can eat crab legs. We hesitated because at most resturants the legs are small.Cooters had huge crab legs and the waiter kept them comming before our plate was done. Honestly that was our most memorable time in clearwater. Highly recomended by all 8 of us.
Cooter's was a blast! The bartender, Toni, was awesome! She kept us happy and having a good time! Food!!! It was great! You have to try the gator bites!
Met some people from Ireland there and have kept in touch with them.Good place to meet people!
We spent a lot of time there last May and are looking forward to repeating it this May!
See you then!
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