Cooters Restaurant & Bar on Clearwater Beach

Welcome to Cooters Restaurant & Bar! The premier location on Clearwater Beach for Seafood, Steaks, and FUN!  Family Friendly & Family Owned and Operated!  Established 1993 


If you're looking for great food and fun times with casual surroundings, you've found the spot. We're a bit off the beaten path on Clearwater Beach -- but that's one of the reasons the Locals love us! Our food is prepared fresh on the premises, and local seafood is delivered fresh daily. Visitors to Clearwater Beach are often in search of "The Best Grouper Sandwich", and you'll find it at Cooters, along with so much more!  Many of our out of town visitors tell us they wish they found us sooner during their trip, because if they had, they would have been here daily!  (So we suggest making Cooters your first stop!) 

We're widely known for our Daily Specials including All You Can Eat Snow Crab, Fish and Chips, and our fresh Super Grouper menu.

Not only does Cooters offer a broad selection of outstanding seafood, steaks, burgers, wings, and sandwiches... we also offer surroundings that whisk you away from the common place, and good times that will give you long-lasting smiles and great memories.  The locals will tell you Cooters is the place to go for "The Best Food and Fun on the Beach!"

Established in 1993, our legendary Happy Hour features the coldest beer on the beach, served in chilled beer mugs, plus awesome specials on oysters, wings & shrimp, liquor drinks and wine.  Cooters Happy Hour is 3-6 daily, served in the entire restaurant! We also have Late Night Happy Hour 10 pm - close in our adjoining sports bar.

We invite you to stop in for lunch or dinner and enjoy our laid back atmosphere, friendly service, refreshing tropical drinks and great food.  While you're here, have fun perusing our walls which are filled with license plates, pictures, badges and other memorabilia given to us over the years by our loyal customers and friends.

Come Live a Little with us at Cooters! Come for the Food, Stay for the Fun! 

/_uploaded_files/amanda-carol.jpgOh yeah, don't forget our automatic party days...

  • Bad weather, time for a party
  • Big sporting event on TV, time for a party
  • Great weather, time for a party
  • A birthday (anybody's), time for a party
  • Hurricane watch, time for a BIG party!

What’s a Cooter???

Turtle in hammock

Cooter - A type of turtle, generally found in the south!

Cooters Restaurant & Bar is open daily:

Sunday - Thursday  11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. (Sports bar open late)

(Kitchen closes at 10:30 pm Sun. - Thurs., and 11:30 pm Fri. & Sat.)

More Details: Cooters full menu is served in our Air-Conditioned Dining Room, our Sports Bar, our Open-Air main bar, and also on our Patios and Outdoor deck.  Take out is available for most items on our menu. P.S. Kids love us too… Kids Meals are served in a keepsake Frisbee!

Sports Fans, Cooters Clearwater Beach is the place to watch all the games while enjoying great food & drinks!  We show All the games on 14 High Def. Flat Screens and have all sports packages featuring  MLB, DirecTv NFL Sunday Ticket, Big Ten Network, NHL, NBA, ESPNU & ESPN Game Plan, NASCAR, Golf and Soccer. During Football Season, we have Football Specials every Saturday and Sunday. Official Gators Bar.  Official Steelers Bar. Cooters is rated one of the Top 100 in the Country! 

In addition, we provide Free Wi-Fi, Pet-friendly patio seating, and we have a Private Party Room. Large parties Welcomed!  We can accommodate your Parties for all occasions, from Birthdays and Corporate Gatherings to Anniversary Parties and Rehearsal Dinners. Custom Menus are available.  We have a Gluten Free Menu and Vegetarian option available.

Gone Fishing? Bring in your cleaned fresh fish and we will prepare it for you! (Available most days - please call first to be sure!)   

We offer free parking in our front lot and rear of restaurant. Or, if you're staying here on Clearwater Beach, simply Call Florida Free Rides and ask for the Cooters Van for a free ride to and from Cooters! 727-424-5458 

Cooters is located at 423 Poinsettia Avenue, Clearwater Beach, Florida. We're 1/4 block north of the Round-about, and 1 block east of the Hilton Resort.

Phone 727-462-COOT (2668)  We do not take reservations.  It's "First Come, First Served!" 

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Thank you for visiting us online -- we hope to see you in person soon! 


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Cooters - Call Us Today: 727-462-COOT (2668)