FAQs

Is there really a Frenchy?

Frenchy exists!  He is an actual person who opened the first Frenchy’s restaurant in 1981.  He’s a resident of Clearwater Beach and you’ll see him pop in and out of the restaurants on a daily basis.  Read more about his story here.

How many Frenchy’s restaurants are there?

Frenchy’s has 4 locations on Clearwater Beach, all within a mile of each other. Each location varies in ambiance, décor and menu selection.

Frenchy’s Original Café 41 Baymont St. 727-446-3607
Frenchy’s Saltwater Café 419 Poinsettia Ave. 727-461-6295
Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill 7 Rockaway St. 727-446-4844
Frenchy’s South Beach Café 351 S. Gulfview Blvd. 727-441-9991

Do you take reservations?

We do not take reservations at any of our locations; seating is accommodated on a first come, first serve basis. If you have a large group (30+), please call the restaurant directly and speak to the manager on duty to see about making special arrangements.  Please note that when we’re rockin’ and rollin’ during the height of season, we will always do our best to accommodate your group and seat you as quickly as we can, but we cannot reserve tables ahead of time.

Can all your restaurants accommodate large groups?

Frenchy’s Original Café is not ideal for large groups due to seating limitations; Frenchy’s Saltwater Café has indoor and outdoor options for large groups; Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill has indoor options for large groups; Frenchy’s South Beach Café has indoor and outdoor options, as well as an upstairs private dining area that is great for meetings and parties.

Is Take-Out available?

Yes, anything on the menu, except raw seafood, is available for take-out at all 4 restaurants. Saltwater Café offers Dockside-To-Go too! Simply call in your order to 727-461-6295, pull up to our floating dock at the south side of Mandalay Channel, north of Memorial Causeway (27.58.75 longitude, 82.49.53 latitude) and we’ll run your food out to you. Saltwater Café also offers complimentary delivery to the room of any guest staying at Frenchy’s Oasis Motel.

Are your restaurants dog-friendly?

At this time we do not currently offer dog-friendly areas at our restaurants.

Does Frenchy’s catch its own fish?

Yes! Frenchy’s Seafood Company operates a fleet of boats that line catch grouper, snapper and other fresh fish. The fish is prepped and delivered daily to each of the restaurants. You’re welcome to stop by the docks to watch the fisherman unload their boats and the fish cutters prep the fresh catch everyday from 8:00am until noon at Frenchy’s Seafood Company, located at 419 East Shore Drive, Clearwater Beach. You can also purchase a variety of fresh fish, shrimp and other seafood products that are available at market price. From October to May, fresh stone crabs claws are also available in the restaurants and for retail purchase through Frenchy’s Stone Crab Company.

How do you accommodate food allergies?

Frenchy’s is aware that food allergies and other dietary restrictions are increasing and we encourage you to speak with your server or a manager to see how we can best accommodate you. Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill has a “working” gluten-free menu that our patrons graciously help us keep accurate. Frenchy’s also relies on its suppliers’ statements of ingredients in deciding which products did not contain certain allergens. This may change from time to time due to inventory substitutions. During preparation, your meal may come in contact with food you wish to avoid due to shared space on grills, in cooking oil, etc. We cannot guarantee that any menu item will be totally free of your questionable allergens, but we will do our best to meet your needs.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, traveler’s checks and Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express credit cards.

Do you sell gift cards?

Yes, gift cards are available for purchase in any denomination you choose at any of our 4 restaurant locations and online. Sorry, we do not take orders over the phone for gift card purchases. Gift cards do not expire and are valid at all restaurant locations and Frenchy’s Off the Hook gift shop.

Who do I contact about being part of the live music schedule?

We feature live music at Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill and at Frenchy’s South Beach Cafe. If you are a musician interested in playing at our locations, please send an email to Alan at Alan@frenchysonline.com with a link to your website/demos.

Are you hiring?

If you are interested in joining the Frenchy’s team of kitchen staff, servers, bartenders or bus/ hosts, please apply in person Monday – Thursday at any of our four restaurant locations.

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