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Frenchy's Rockaway Grill

Frenchy's Rockaway Grill

Seafood Restaurant, Beach, and American Restaurant$$$$
Clearwater Beach, Clearwater
210 Tips and reviews
  • seafood
  • grouper sandwich
  • scenic views
  • rum runners
  • lively
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  • Aaron W.
    Aaron WenzelApril 1, 2016
    Jerk Grouper was excellent as was the craft beer selection. Steamed oysters were pretty damn good too!! Mix some of their habanero hot sauce in the butter and that's all you need!!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Dalton S.
    Dalton SpearFebruary 28, 2015
    Great beach view, loud atmosphere but made up for by the live music, The Caribbean Jerk grouper sandwich is great and NOT spicy at all despite the menu saying it is. Start with grouper egg rolls
  • Leslie M.
    Leslie MarianaFebruary 5, 2015
    Fantastic view at sunset, service was impeccable! Started w/the conch fritters, the Grouper sandwich, the jerk shrimp, blackened shrimp all fantastic and definitely the best Grouper in Clearwater!
  • Dave G.
    Dave GAugust 12, 2014
    Favorite place in Clearwater! White sangria is awesome on a hot day and the buffalo chicken sandwich is delicious (and messy). She crab soup is excellent but rich and better served on a cold day.
  • Janina M.
    Janina MedinaFebruary 1, 2015
    The food and servers were great. It's a great atmosphere and its on the beach. I loved their coconut shrimp! The drinks were good and prices aren't too bad. I would definitely go again !
  • Ben G.
    Ben GaspariniMay 12, 2013
    Definitely catch the sunset at Frenchy's beach location. Make sure to get there extra early though because everyone else wants to see it too.
  • Taylor S.
    Taylor SFebruary 28, 2015
    I love conch fritters so this was a must stop when I saw it on the menu. Caribbean Jerk Grouper sandwich pretty good but wasn't spicy at all.
  • Michael Allen
    Michael AllenSeptember 3, 2013
    Have a drink and enjoy the beach. Great food too! But, this is one of those places you dream about looking out over the beach while you hold a nice cold refreshment in your hand.
  • Kim G.
    Kim GrilloJuly 15, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The best part of my experience tonight- the view.😥- that I waited 45 minutes for. Bartenders are inexperienced, all new waiters seemed disinterested, and no fault to the restaurant, crying children
  • Jason N.
    Jason NewbergAugust 9, 2014
    Cajun scallops are awesome. They have excellent steamed oysters, well-priced drinks and the perfect view of the gulf.
  • William H.
    William HMay 24, 2014
    Great food, great service, great setting. For such a commercial looking outfit, I was presently surprised. Sit on the front deck and enjoy the view!
  • Zulkeira R. S.
    Zulkeira R. StefchakAugust 13, 2013
    This is the best Frenchy's of all in Clearwater (there's about 3). Calamari is fresh and not greasy. The Cajun Grouper sandwich was really good! Cheap beers.
  • Julie K.
    Julie KAugust 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best rum runners on the beach! Plus, the sweet potato fries are to die for--thanks to the sweet butter dip you get with them. Yum.
  • Rock Hard M.
    Rock Hard MagazineAugust 4, 2012
    MY FAVORITE!!! Frenchy's Rockaway Grill, Clearwater Beach, FL - Hangin' on the deck on the beach, nice breeze, big margaritta and pan fried grouper, DEF ordering key lime pie for dessert!!! :)~
  • TBOcom
    TBOcomMay 20, 2011
    Some of the best seafood on Clearwater Beach with a deck overlooking the water, a respectable selection of draft beers and live music at night. (The Short List: Top 5 beach bars.) Read more
  • Casey
    CaseyJune 20, 2012
    Try the Grouper Sandwich - Cajun Grouper Sandwich on an onion bun with tartar sauce, lettuce and tomato. Perfection! A must-have if you're visiting Clearwater Beach.
  • J .
    J 🏁January 30, 2012
    You don't even have to put on clothes :) (swimsuits welcome). Grouper nuggets and white sangria (cinnamon tops it off) are both great. Great atmosphere and beautiful sunsets.
  • Jamie M.
    Jamie MonahanAugust 24, 2014
    Great food & mixed drinks. Across the street from the beach and a good bar scene. I'd highly recommend!
  • Brandon P.
    Brandon PJune 18, 2011
    My favorite place to have lunch while at the beach. Ask for a seat outside for the amazing view and hit up the awesome bartenders while you are waiting to be seated.
  • Ted P.
    Ted PadgettJuly 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Grab a seat at the beach bar for the best sunset view. Eat something with grouper (sandwich, salad, etc.) and have the beer of the month ($2.50) or a rum runner ($5).
  • Kimberly D.
    Food is good BUT if you're looking for the Frenchy's that the locals flock to - this isn't it. This is the touristy Frenchy's that fills up quickly. South Beach Frenchy's is much more authentic 👌🏼
  • Brandon P.
    Brandon PescrilleJuly 27, 2015
    OMG! Dat she soup is da bomb! The creamy blend of love and crab makes anyone understand that life is amazing. Going, going, gone! #thatswhatshesaid
  • Professor T.
    Best place to take visitors to Clearwater Beach. Make sure you get a view of the water.
    Upvoted May 6
  • Stephanie D.
    Clearwater Beach staple! Right on the water with great drink specials and food. Get the grouper sandwich you won't be disappointed!
  • Steve H.
    Steve HillFebruary 13, 2013
    Had a Grouper Santorini with a side of fries and fruit - fantastic. Let alone the S'mores desert!!!
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler McCordAugust 8, 2013
    Live music, beach views, quick bar staff, this place has it all. Don't expect to walk in and sit down though. No reservations, first come first serve.
  • City of Clearwater
    City of ClearwaterNovember 12, 2012
    Frenchy's is all about a good time with friends, overlooking the beautiful Clearwater beach and the famous Grouper Sandwich -- a must-eat in Clearwater!
  • Corinn P.
    Corinn PloesslJanuary 26, 2014
    Cobia was on special this January. A friend and I got the fish tacos and they were DELICIOUS! Definitely recommending them!
  • Ted T.
    Ted TrentlerMarch 29, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Have the Grouper sandwich. It is one of the best in Florida. Seriously have the grouper sandwich.
  • Michael
    MichaelMarch 13, 2013
    Had the Mahi Mahi sandwich....awesome. Girls in bikinis, white sand beach, blue clear water, attentive wait staff...great drink prices.....where else would u wanna be?
  • Melanie S.
    I am a total food snob...just saying! The She Crab Soup is flipping amazing! Seriously. Didn't need to doctor it up at all. So yummy.
  • Jose S.
    Jose SanchezAugust 5, 2015
    Good food great atmosphere but I can't see how your ranked #1 in Clearwater for seafood yet you don't have crab legs . Had to settle for coconut shrimp but was extremely disappointed with no crab legs
  • Lissa B.
    Lissa B.January 18, 2014
    Awesome place. Great rum runners. If you sit outside make sure the umbrellas are up so the birds leave you alone.
  • Amy E.
    Amy ElizabethOctober 1, 2012
    Amazing restaurant on the beach with delicious food at great prices! Tropical chicken salad sangria and crock pot s'mores...I'm in heaven
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel SaccoSeptember 4, 2012
    Great monthly specials. Subscribe to their monthly Grouper Gazette (email newsletter). My favorite spot on Clearwater Beach!
  • Konstantin K.
    Konstantin KApril 20
    Jerk four kings is OMG awesome. Then rocktopus is very generous. Hands down best seafood joint in 50 miles.
  • Teresa
    TeresaFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Betsy is a great server!!! :) Loved the She Crab soup and Seafood Pot Pie was incredible!! It is a special this month!!!
  • Professor T.
    I love this place but I'm disappointed that they allow cigarette but not cigar smoking in their outdoor areas.
    Upvoted May 6
  • Cyndee H.
    Cyndee HaydonJuly 6, 2014
    Directly on the beach with live entertainment - Featured in the Food Network mag for Grouper sandwich
  • Teresa
    TeresaFebruary 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Grouper Tamales will make you smile! Seafood potpie is the bomb! Both are specials so get them while you can!!!
  • Dr Michael L.
    Dr Michael LangeOctober 19, 2014
    best fresh grouper sandwich in the world!! great atmosphere, just go in your suit and flip flops.
  • Sandeep G.
    Sandeep GanapatirajuNovember 26, 2015
    The she crab soup was good and so is Cali fish tacos. The grouper sandwich and nuggets and coconut shrimp are just okay
  • Jamie G.
    Jamie GilliamJune 17, 2013
    Get the onion straws for an appetizer. Have to echo about the Cajun grouper sandwich, incredible.
  • James
    JamesSeptember 22, 2012
    Get a table facing the beach. The surf and turf, as well as the coconut shrimp are excellent.
  • Kim G.
    Kim GrilloApril 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great veg option is the Garden Sandwhich... Fantastic !!
  • Kristen A.
    Kristen AuldNovember 26, 2011
    Awesome shecrab soup and grouper sandwhiches.... Of course don't forget to stop by the bar and get a rum runner from Scotty! YUM!
  • Jared M.
    Jared MisnerAugust 13, 2013
    The veggie burger is great, and the view outside is even better. Be warned fries cost extra!
  • Stephanie
    StephanieMarch 1, 2012
    Mahi Mahi sandwich was great. Pairs well with a Corona. Add hot sauce to the sandwich for extra zing.
  • Tara J.
    Tara JenningsOctober 2, 2014
    A great stop to make when boating. Delicious and not too expensive. Worth making the stop.
  • David V.
    David VanekAugust 10, 2012
    Best she crab soup. Will drive for miles to get some. Always a good time with music and great beachside views
  • Jordan M.
    Jordan MerionMarch 3, 2012
    Try the loopy lada drink, its amazing!! The calamari is great too and they give you a very large portion!
  • Ashtyn A.
    Ashtyn AnthonyFebruary 21, 2015
    Coconut shrimp with a tummy orange dipping sauce and She Crab Soup is the way to go!
  • Beci M.
    Beci MarkijohnJanuary 16, 2011
    The crab cakes were great! Bloody Mary's were bland, Tabasco, pepper & salt fixed that. Great atmosphere and the view is amazing!
  • Kim G.
    Kim GrilloMay 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I used to order the seafood ceviche for my entrée... No longer as it has barely any seafood and mostly cabbage. The price is not justified 😩
  • Frenchy's
    Frenchy'sAugust 17, 2011
    All season long, catch a Monday Night Football game on the jumbo screen (we're talking 50 ft. here!) on the deck and enjoy the monthly beer specials
  • Chuck F.
    Chuck FonshellAugust 24, 2011
    Eat on the patio overlooking the beach. Sunsets are always beautiful. She crab soup and grouper sandwich never disappoint.
  • Tony D.
    Tony DolanMay 15, 2016
    Best spot to grab a drink on the beach in Clearwater with a view
  • Fernando S.
    Fernando SandovalSeptember 21, 2014
    It's a little "sunnier" than palm pavilion but still great view, food and service.
  • Justin L.
    Justin LisenbyMay 21, 2015
    Awesome seafood, drinks, and atmosphere. The buffalo shrimp is amazing!
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 8, 2016
    Scenic views and get the grouper sandwich!! You won't go wrong
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HendersonSeptember 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Must get the Buffalo Shrimp and the grill grouper sandwich. They are the best thing on the menu.
  • Tabitha T.
    Tabitha TurowskiApril 26, 2014
    husband and I shared the Cajun "super grouper" sandwich. mai tais are tasty.
  • Garret D.
    Garret DOctober 19, 2014
    What a great gem of a place! Thoroughly enjoyed the food and the great service!
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon MayNovember 19, 2011
    $5 salty margaritas, coconut shrimp and a Grouper Reuben on the outside deck. Life is good.
  • Christy C.
    Christy CAugust 2, 2015
    Great food. Right on the beach. Everything you could want.
  • Ron N.
    Ron NiemiJune 24, 2013
    The Jerk Grouper sandwich and the Rum runner were both delicious
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew StaehleFebruary 9, 2014
    Great food. The grouper Reuben was excellent, and the service was great.
  • Cindia G.
    Cindia GFebruary 8, 2012
    Oysters and mussels are awesome. Try the smoked fish dip. Awesome!
  • Jaqi J.
    Jaqi JonesSeptember 26, 2016
    great for sunset watching...but it sucks that drinks are served in tacky plastic cups!
  • Evan B.
    Evan BastianelliApril 8, 2015
    The food was great, the staff was really attentive and the atmosphere is great
  • Catherine Z.
    Catherine ZAugust 3, 2013
    I highly suggest the Summer Heat for a super refreshing summer cocktail.
  • Lissa B.
    Lissa B.March 1, 2013
    This place is fun and laid back. Great service, family friendly too
  • Rebecca J.
    Rebecca JMarch 7, 2014
    Thee BEST! grouper EVER! Soo yummy...
  • Jeremy B.
    Jeremy BekerDecember 3, 2014
    Acceptable food. View is amazing. Can be really busy.
  • Curtis W.
    Curtis WildeMarch 29, 2013
    2 times in one day! Now this is a vacation! Love my peeps
  • Carolina Y.
    Carolina Yibirin-StovallOctober 28, 2013
    Difficult parking, great shrimp in a hat and port mushroom sandwich
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsApril 10, 2015
    Check out Frenchy's Rockaway Grill as it was featured on Food Paradise for Grouper Sandwich Read more
  • Brandon B.
    Brandon BanderAugust 14, 2011
    Mahi mahi VERY dry. Atmosphere and other food was great. Would definitely come again.
  • Mycol M.
    Mycol MirraMay 15, 2014
    Rum runner on the rocks . Get the 4 kings with coconut rice. Nom!!
  • Allie Plunkett
    Allie PlunkettJuly 20, 2010
    Great beach bar and grill! Gorgeous view, great people and awesome food! One of my very favorites!!
  • Andrea
    AndreaNovember 29, 2009
    Great food and awesome view! We used to live nearby and frequently ate here. I love many items but the fish tacos are my current favorite.
  • Brian G.
    Brian GuyMarch 7, 2015
    Super grouper Cajun sandwich.... Awesome..... With a run runner
  • Mymy C.
    Mymy ChauApril 9, 2013
    Come for taco tuesdayyyy! $1.75 shrimp & grouper tacos <3
  • Nicholas S.
    Nicholas StoneMarch 27, 2015
    Parking here is less crowded but equally fun as the roundabout area.
  • Genesis R.
    Genesis RosalesDecember 16, 2012
    Best fish-fried ever. Nice service. Good vibes.
  • Krystel J.
    Krystel JusticeDecember 30, 2016
    Fantastic burgers, great views, great for kids!
  • Meg M.
    Meg McGuaneApril 4, 2013
    Awesome rum runners! Especially with a Meyers Dark floater!
  • Eagle B.
    Eagle BeagleJuly 8, 2012
    Grouper sandwich jerk style is spicy, but omg tasty!
  • James C.
    James ColyerMay 27, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Best food and drinks on North Clearwater Beach hands down.
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon MayNovember 19, 2011
    Salty margarita, coconut shrimp and a Grouper Reuben on the outside deck. Life is good.
  • Brydon P.
    Brydon PapenbergNovember 3, 2013
    awesome food. awesome service. awesome drinks.
  • Hal C.
    Hal ComptonJuly 15, 2012
    Cheddar shrimp are the best. Gotta try them.
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RingJanuary 25, 2013
    Love the grouper sandwich and the rum runners.
  • Amy W.
    Amy WoodNovember 29, 2010
    Frenchy's is fucking bomb. MARGARITAS, she crab soup, jerk grouper sandwich. DO IT!
  • Keith G.
    Keith GutierrezMay 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Cajun Grouper, and Rock Poppers for a little heat!
  • Kimberley S.
    Kimberley StoverNovember 2, 2013
    Don't leave without having the she crab soup. Best ever!
  • Tia H.
    Tia HillsDecember 7, 2014
    The grouper and crab/shrimp sandwich are great!
  • Pauly C.
    Pauly CapponeAugust 2, 2014
    the best seafood ! CAPPPONE! IN FLORIDA ! LOVE IT HERE!
  • Emily M.
    Emily MOctober 26, 2010
    The tropical chicken salad is AMAZING beyond words (as is the sangria)
  • J .
    J 🏁January 12, 2012
    Get the white sangria!! The cinnamon sets it off.
  • Moy M.
    Moy MotAugust 2, 2016
    Fish Reuben Sándwich y Shrimp Scampi son EXCELENTES, también el NY estuvo muy bueno. Super agradable lugar, vista excepcional del Sunset y muy buen grupo de música en vivo. No dejes de conocerlo!!
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