Recommendations please

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hjbyun
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Recommendations please - Fri, 01/4/13 9:16 AM
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I am going to be clearwater beach area near tampa with my family.  It is our first time in the area.  I would really appreciate some recs.  I'm hoping to drive not all that far but looking for following:
 
- Relax dining place where we can get drinks and dinner and watch a great sunset over the ocean.
- Great Cuban or Carribean place
- Great seafood, especially where I can find some reasonable raw oysters
- casual breakfast place
- Any decent early bird specials?
 
Assistance would be greatly appreciate it.
 

Pancho
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Re:Recommendations please - Fri, 01/4/13 10:21 AM
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Pretty simple...you must try this place for Cuban/Spanish cuisine. I've only eaten at the one in Ybor City, but if it's even close you will love it.. BTW, Annandale is misspelled. I'm from McLean.
http://www.columbiarestaurant.com/clearwater.asp

crew84row
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Re:Recommendations please - Fri, 01/4/13 11:21 AM
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The Columbia is in Ybor City, which is across the bay from Clearwater.  Some favs in Clearwater are Kelly's South Beach, a bar and bit of a dive but good tacos and Wednesday is Weiner Wednesday when hotdogs are a buck.  Frenchy's Rockaway Grill (there are several Frenchy's in the area), but thsi one is small and has good seafood, especially their grouper sandwiches.  Locals enjoy island Grill which is similar.  For Pizza, its Cristinos Coal fired on S. Harrison. and try the Wildflower Cafe also on S. Harrison for good breakfasts.