Named for a turtle generally found in the south, Cooters is the perfect place for families visiting Clearwater! The casual atmosphere and kid-friendly food make is a great spot to get an authentic Florida experience (without sacrificing anything for the parents – there are still plenty of other delicious options too!).

Colleen and Family with Misty Wells at Cooters

Their large menu also features a gluten-free section and daily specials! On Monday and Tuesday you can enjoy all-you-can-eat snow crab served with French fries and hot molasses bread, which is a tradition that started over 20 years ago! Wednesday boasts an all-you-can-eat fish and chips day, Thursday is ‘super grouper’ day (featuring crab-stuffed grouper and other grouper options), and Friday at Saturday you’ll find chef-inspired dinner specials featuring steaks and seafood.

Cooters – Fish Dinner

Cooter’s actually also allows you to bring your own freshly-caught fish to the restaurant and they will cook it for you!
Special events include Cooters Crab Fest, fish frys, live music, and other high-energy dining experiences. Cooters Crab Fest is a popular and highly-anticipated four-day party that is not to be missed.

Seeing as Cooters has been voted best crab in Tampa Bay, best wings, best happy hour and best ‘Florida experience’, Cooters is definitely a must try on your next visit!

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