Cooters on Clearwater Beach - Locals Favorite for 25 years

Welcome to Cooters Restaurant & Bar!  The best place to go on Clearwater Beach for Seafood, Steaks & FUN!  Established 1993, Cooters is Family Friendly and Family Owned & Operated. A few of our recent awards are: BEST CRAB IN TAMPA BAY, BEST WINGS, BEST HAPPY HOUR and 2018 Best Family Dining Clearwater Beach!

If you're looking for great food and fun times with casual surroundings, you've found the spot. We're laid back & casual but we're serious about our food.  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 travelers say they wish they found us sooner  because if they had they would be here daily...So make Cooters your first stop!

We're famous for our Daily Specials featuring All You Can Eat Snow Crab, Fish & Chips, and Super Grouper Specials. Click here for Cooters Famous Daily Specials!

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.  3-6 daily! We also have Late Night Happy Hour 10 pm - close in our adjoining sports bar.

/_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!
  • Stone Crab Season - The Best Party Around!

What’s a Cooter???

Turtle in hammock

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

Restaurant Hours: Sunday - Thursday  11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Cooters Sports Bar is open until 1:00 a.m.

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.  Large parties welcomed! Take out is available for most items on our menu.

In addition, we provide Free Wi-Fi, Pet-friendly patio seating, and we have a Private Party Room.  We can accommodate your Parties for all occasions, from Birthdays and Christmas Parties to Corporate Gatherings and Rehearsal Dinners. Custom Menus are available for groups of 25 and up.  We have a Gluten Free Menu available. Kids love us too… Kids Meals are served in a keepsake Frisbee!

Going Fishing? Bring in your cleaned fresh fish and we will prepare it for you as a dinner or sandwich. Ask for our U'Catch Menu. 

 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.  Official Steelers Bar. Cooters is rated one of the Top 100 Steelers Bars in the Country! 

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 727-462-2668 (COOT)  We do not take reservations. 

It's "First Come, First Served" 

View some of our recent awards:

  Best Florida Style Restaurant




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


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