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  • Thai Spice Restaurant

    Editor's pick

    Cuisine: Asian, Thai
    Features: Catering, Takeout

    Countryside: 2475 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater, 33759

  • Ivory Mandarin Bistro

    Editor's pick

    Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
    Features: Kid-friendly, Takeout

    Countryside: 2192 Main St., Dunedin, 34698

    This bistro has slowly accrued a wall's worth of accolades and "best of" awards along with its devoted, largely non-Chinese clientele. Crisp linens, Chinese floral prints, and sprays of silk orchids lend a dash of formality to the proceedings, but the menu reads like a greatest-hits list of Cantonese-American dishes. That means a workhorse hot and sour soup, juicy pork spare ribs, sweet-tangy orange beef and nurturing pan-fried chow fun noodles.

    Read the full review.

  • Bascetti's Italian Grille

    Cuisine: Italian
    Features: Happy hour

    Countryside: 1568 Main St., Dunedin, 34698

    Features house-made pastas and simple, gutsy pizzas and salads. The restaurant space itself is pleasant and inviting, nothing super fancy, but with generous booths and white-clothed tables, a separate barroom featuring a long, marble-topped bar and comfy leather bar stools. Service is similarly warm, not too formal, with waiters willing and able to guide you through the short two-page menu of familiar Italian preparations.

    In the 580 Plaza. Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m. daily. Hours : lunch starting at 11:30 a.m. Mon.-Fri., then 4-10 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., until 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.

    Read a review here.

  • Green Mint Asian Grill

    Cuisine: Asian, Vegetarian, Vietnamese
    Features: Catering

    Countryside: 25821 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater, 33763

    Read a review here.

    Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun.

  • Pisces Sushi and Global Bistro

    Cuisine: Asian, Sushi
    Features: Children's menu, Private room, Wifi

    Countryside: 2340 State Road 580, Clearwater, 33763

    James Keene spent years at Haiku Sushi in St. Petersburg, as sushi chef at Island Way and then as opening sushi chef at the Venue. At Pisces, the focused menu stays rooted in Japan with the odd South American or Mediterranean fillip. The sushi aesthetic is clean, without a lot of gloppiness, and demonstrates a clear knack for juxtapositions of texture. Panko gives crunch often, as in a lively veggie roll (there are lots of vegetarian options) called I Yam What I Yam, with panko-edged sweet potato and spinach topped with avo and garlicky aioli, the whole thing edged with crunchy bits of rice cracker.


  • The Dirty Martini

    Editor's pick

    Features: Big-screen TVs, Cigars, Dance club, Jazz/Blues, Live music, Martini, Pool tables, tbt* Top Bar

    Countryside: 25032 U.S. 19 N , Clearwater, 33763

    The Dirty Martini definitely lives up to its name. With gimmicks like nearly naked sushi, nude body painting and "skin parties," this upscale club is all about being naughty while serving up an array of fine martinis in a posh South Beach-style atmosphere - and does it all right off U.S. 19, which is an accomplishment in and of itself.

  • Varsity Club All American Cafe

    Cuisine: American casual
    Features: Big-screen TVs, Gaming stations/trivia, Pool tables, Sports

    Countryside: 24091 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater, 33763

    Easily one of the biggest sports bars in this part of the bay area, Varsity shows sports games on all sorts of channels, with more than a dozen TVs and all the major season tickets. There's a full-on game room in the rear, including Tee, bowling and shooting games, and a dining area sits between the games the coffee shop-size bar area.

  • The Hideaway

    Features: Big-screen TVs, Import specialist, Live music, Outdoor seating, Pool tables

    Countryside: 2454 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater, 33759

    Stylish craft beer, wine and cocktail lounge with mish-mash of pop culture motifs.

    Hours: 3 p.m.-3 a.m. daily.

    Read more here.

  • Zo Lounge

    Features: Catering, DJ/Techno, Dance club, Happy hour, Ladies night, Live music, Outdoor seating, VIP area

    Countryside: 25032 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater, 33763

    Dance club with separate bar, Top 40 Dance Mix, Old School Dance Party, champagne and bottle service.

    Hours: 5 p.m.-3 a.m. daily.

  • Sea Dog Brewing Co.

    Features: Dog-friendly, Happy hour, Outdoor seating, Sports

    Countryside: 26200 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater, 33761

    The Vibe: A family-friendly brewpub and sports bar from Maine craft brewer, Sea Dog.

    Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily.

    Read more here.


  • Chuck E Cheese's

    Cuisine: Deli, Pizza
    Features: Children's menu, Kid-friendly, Play area

    Countryside: 25921 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater, 33763

    Kids of any age are free to run, jump and climb on games, rides and attractions. You'll find everything from video games and high tech simulators to kiddie rides.

  • Countryside: 24095 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater, 33765

  • Countryside Lanes

    Features: Catering, Classes offered, Darts, Date night, Equipment rentals, Gaming stations/trivia, Indoor play zone, Jukebox, Karaoke, Kid-friendly, Pool tables

    Countryside: 27867 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater, 33761

    Glow-in-the-dark Cosmic Bowling from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Friday and Saturday.

    The snack bar offers several sandwiches and pizza. Lucky's Sports Bar has big-screen TVs, four pool tables, an Internet jukebox, dart boards and a Foozball table.

    Prices: $3 - $3.85 per game. Cosmic Bowl, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. is $3.85 per game per person or $14.02 per hour. Late-night specials.

  • Countryside: 27001 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater, 33761

  • Countryside: 24546 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater, 33763

    Two story arcade with an indoor Lasertron. Outdoor activities include a batting cage, bumper boats, mini-golf, go-karts and carnival rides. Go-kart track is suited for families and kids. Drivers must be at least 56 inches tall; passengers 36 to 56 inches.