The Fantastic Frenchy’s Franchise

The beauty of staying at Bamboo Beach Club is you’re just minutes from all the fun, including the famous Beach Walk, Pier 60 and some of the best beach food you can imagine.

A favorite among locals and visitors alike is Frenchy’s. Quebec native and Frenchy’s founder Michael Preston had a vision to create friendly, laid back places where people could chill with a cold drink and fresh seafood. Today, Preston has built a small empire of Frenchy’s Clearwater eateries and shops that include:

One of Clearwater’s claims to fame is the grouper sandwich. Of all the abundant fresh catches off the Gulf of Mexico, grouper is the hometown favorite.

The Frenchy’s Seafood Company is the sole supplier of fresh grouper to all of Frenchy’s locations, and the quality has certainly garnered national attention.

In 2014, Forbes included Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill in its 15 Most Memorable Meals list, and USA Today is a fan too, having recently named Frenchy’s “Best Grouper”.

In addition to Frency’s Seafood Company, Frenchy’s Stone Crab Company, comprised of local crabbers, ensures fresh (never frozen) stone crab claws are delivered to all Frenchy’s locations. And if you can’t make it to the restaurant, you can order these succulent treats directly online for overnight shipping to your front door.

The locals will tell you it’s a crime to miss out on Frenchy’s when you’re in the Clearwater area, so during your next Bamboo Beach Club stay, be sure to experience this local legend.

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Victoria Hoffman

A native of New Jersey, Victoria isn't entirely sure how she ended up in Kansas City, but has enjoyed writing, editing, creating, communicating and marketing for high-profile accounts throughout the city ever since. In her spare time, Victoria is an actress (and active) with local community and city theatre.