Best Waterfront Restaurants

Vibe: Frenchy's restaurants are practically institutions in the St. Pete/Clearwater area. All of them are beachy-fun, but Frenchy's Rockaway Grill (right on the sand) and Frenchy's South Beach Cafe (on Beach Walk) have great Gulf views, too. Frenchy's Saltwater Cafe, with a view of the Intracoastal Waterway, also has a dog-friendly back patio. All of the Frenchy's restaurants offer open-air dining.

Insider Tip: Frenchy's is known for their fresh grouper caught right from the Gulf of Mexico. You won't want to leave without tasting the garlic crab fries, which Food Network star Alton Brown claimed as one of his favorite dishes in Clearwater!