Shepard’s north of the Sandkey Bridge on Clearwater Beach is a popular bar for boaters and jet skiers. There are no docks only shallow anchorage. Local boaters just drop an anchor and wade in. Be aware of the currents they are usually strong. Shepard’s has a Tiki bar, food, live music and lots of hard bodies sun tanning on their private beach. Shepard’s is a 21 and up beach bar/restaurant. Can be wild and young.
This landmark Dunedin Restaurant offers casual waterfront dining in a sophisticated setting, with crisp linen tablecloths and sparkling place settings and stunning waterfront views of St. Joseph Sound, Honeymoon and Caladesi Islands. Peter Kreuziger and Karl Riedl have owned and operated the restaurant for 30 years and look forward to maintaining the most special restaurant in the area for many years to come. Chef Stephen has created a new menu to showcase the excellent food served in our restaurant which will include bi-weekly seasonal menu additions to our normal menus. The Marina Café is a less formal, outdoor sidewalk cafe with the same phenomenal view and menu and also offers our special a la carte Sunday Brunch outdoors.
The restaurant is home to our spectacular Crystal Ball Room and Sunset Room where we feature special buffets for holiday seatings at Thanksgiving. Christmas, New Years, Valentine’s Day, Easter and Mother’s Day. We also specialize in weddings, anniversary parties and banquets of up to 200 with a view that will be remembered a lifetime. We have a pianist in our lounge on Wednesday through Sunday for your listening enjoyment and you are welcome to enjoy lunch or dinner at the bar in the lounge. We look forward to welcoming you!
The Margarita Grill located in Shephard’s famous Backyard Tiki Bar, is an open air restaurant with the Gulf of Mexico as your back drop. Watch the dolphins and boats pass by tableside as you enjoy a sandwich, salad, appetizer or even a tropical drink. There is always a live band playing everything from reggae to rock and roll that will get your feet tapping or make you want to dance the day away!
If you're looking for just a snack, the at Shephard's Backyard Tiki Bar is your destination. The Margarita Grill features stupendous sandwiches and out of this world appetizers with a taste inspired by the islands
Local Information: Shephard’s is just north of the Sand Key Bridge. It is located on the channel heading to the Gulf of Mexico, however, there are no boat docks here - local boaters just drop an anchor and wade in. Be aware of the currents - strong currents can be a concern in these Clearwater waters.
Island Way Grill is a better choice if you are looking for a less party animal experience. It’s located in Mandalay Bay Lagoon near Clearwater Memorial Causeway. At least six boats can tie up to restaurant’s sea wall. Inside they serve sophisticated seafood and steaks and sushi. Their food on the deck includes salads, grouper sandwiches and oysters. On the weekends the deck and tiki bar have live music.