vegetables and garnish at Clearwater Bloody Mary bar

HuffPost Recognizes Outstanding Florida Eateries

It’s no secret to us at Bamboo Beach Club and Resort that Clearwater is a great getaway for both families and those finding themselves miraculously free of the family for a bit.

Huffington Post contributor Lisa O’Driscoll and her husband took advantage of the kids staying with grandma and grandpa to explore the fantastic food options in the area.

Here were some of their recommendations.

Clear Sky Beachside Café

The perfect adult spot for breakfast or brunch, Clear Sky’s Bloody Mary bar on weekends has “everything but the kitchen sink”. During the week, enjoy a healthy omelet or indulge with French Toast and fresh berries.

The Bait House

This charming old bait shack has a true beach vibe and surprisingly good eats in its laid-back space. Great for fresh fish and cold beer, it’s a great leisurely lunch stop.

Frenchy’s South Beach Café

If you want lunch right on the water with a great view, Frenchy’s is perfect. If you’re on a diet, forget it because you will definitely want to indulge in crab fries even Alton Brown raves about: fresh crab, garlic aioli, Old Bay seasoning, butter, parsley…magic! Frenchy’s is also known for their super grouper sandwiches.

The Living Wall at the Living Room on Main in Dunedin is a fascinating way to get your greens.

The Living Room on Main (Dunedin)

Just a hop skip from Bamboo Beach Club Resort is the charming town of Dunedin, home to The Living Room on Main. Why visit an ordinary restaurant when you can feel like you’re enjoying a fine dining experience in the intimacy of a living room?

You’ll have an upscale and unusual dining experience. They have a “living wall”, a working garden that grows right on the wall in the dining room, used to get lettuce for salads, drink garnishes and multiple other greens.

These fine suggestions only scratch the surface of what Clearwater and Dunedin have to offer.

What restaurant adventures have you enjoyed while visiting Bamboo Beach Club Resort? Share your favorites in the comments.

Read the full Huffington Post article here.

Photos by Lisa O’Driscoll

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.