2800 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33759
Cuisine: American casual
Cost range: 1.0-10.0
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Full bar
Owl fans everywhere know of Clearwater's crowning achievement. Hooters has spawned a worldwide empire, incubated and nurtured by a whole bunch of hard-working women in suntan panty hose and orange short-shorts. Built on the site of a former Dumpster washing facility, the original location is going strong after extensive renovations in early 2012, and even has a Hooters ''MuSEEum'' chronicling the company's milestones in photos and memorabilia.but continues its pledge to be "delightfully tacky yet unrefined." Once the ogling is over, there's the food: Wings are the thing, best not battered, and the spicy Buffalo chicken sandwich (which we believe is affectionately ordered as a "hot buff chick").