Annual Restaurant Week and Taste Fest Award Winners

2017 CLEARWATER BEACH RESTAURANT WEEK WINNERS

BEST BOOTH AT TASTE FEST

WINNER: Tate Island Grill at Sandpearl Resort

2nd PLACE: Beachside Hospitality (Crabby’s Bar & Grill/Crabby’s Dockside/Salty’s Island Bar & Grille)

3rd PLACE: Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber Restaurant & Bobby’s Bistro Wine Bar

 

BEST OF THE TASTE

WINNER: SANDBAR at Opal Sands Resort

2nd PLACE: Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber Restaurant

3rd PLACE: Evy’s Terrace Bar & Bistro at Hampton Inn & Suites

 

BEST APPETIZER

WINNER: Salty’s Island Bar & Grille

2nd PLACE: Jimmy Hula’s

3rd PLACE: Crabby’s Dockside

 

BEST ENTRÉE

WINNER: Ocean Hai at Wyndham Grand Resort

2nd PLACE: Bob Heilman's Beachcomber Restaurant

3rd PLACE: Jimmy's Fish House at Holiday Inn & Suites

 

BEST DESSERT

WINNER: Spotted Donkey Cantina

2nd PLACE: Crabby's Dockside

3rd PLACE: Bob Heilman's Beachcomber Restaurant

   

BEST OVERALL EXPERIENCE

WINNER: Salty's Island Bar & Grille

2nd PLACE: Salt Cracker Fish Camp

3rd PLACE: Frenchy's Saltwater Cafe

 

MOST ENTHUSIASTIC CHEF

WINNER: Chef Hector Hernandez - Bob Heilman's Beachcomber Restaurant

2nd PLACE: Chef Justin Weaver - Watercolour Steakhouse & Grille

3rd PLACE: Chef Michael Crosby - Sea Guini Seafood Restaurant at Opal Sands Resort

 

BEST SERVER

 Yudis Avila
Bob Heilman's Beachcomber Restaurant

 

BEST BARTENDER

 Matt Moscato
Bob Heilman's Beachcomber Restaurant

 

CHAIRMAN’S AWARD

Mike Mastruserio
PROforma N&M Communications 

 


 

2016 CLEARWATER BEACH RESTAURANT WEEK WINNERS

BEST BOOTH AT TASTE FEST

WINNER: Tate Island Grill at Sandpearl Resort

2nd PLACE: Bob Heilman's Beachcomber & Bobby's Bistro

3rd PLACE: Crabby's Bar & Grill

 

BEST OF THE TASTE

WINNER: Bob Heilman's Beachcomber Restaurant

2nd PLACE: Island Way Grill

3rd PLACE: King's Pizza & Grill

 

BEST APPETIZER

WINNER: Pan Filo's Co. Bar & Grill

2nd PLACE: The Reef Steak & Seafood Co.

3rd PLACE: Ocean Flame Interactive Buffet at Shephard's Beach Resort

 

BEST ENTRÉE

WINNER: ClearSky beachside cafe

2nd PLACE: Crabby's Bar & Grill

3rd PLACE: Frenchy's Saltwater Cafe

 

BEST DESSERT

WINNER: Bobby's Bistro & Wine Bar

2nd PLACE: Cooters Restaurant & Bar

3rd PLACE: Bob Heilman's Beachcomber Restaurant

 

BEST PIZZA/FLATBREAD

WINNER: Jimmy's Fish House & Iguana Bar

2nd PLACE: Ocean Flame Interactive Buffet at Shephard's Beach Resort

3rd PLACE: Crabby's Bar & Grill

 

MOST ENTHUSIASTIC CHEF

WINNER: Chef Hector Hernandez - Bob Heilman's Beachcomber Restaurant

2nd PLACE: Chef Justin Weaver - Watercolour Steakhouse & Grille

3rd PLACE: Chef Michael Crosby - Sea Guini Seafood Restaurant at Opal Sands Resort

 

BEST OVERALL EXPERIENCE

WINNER: Salty's Island Bar & Grille

2nd PLACE: Salt Cracker Fish Camp

3rd PLACE: Frenchy's Saltwater Cafe

 

CHAIRMAN’S AWARD

 Frenchy's Saltwater Cafe 

 

BEST SERVER

 Kelly (K.K.) Klotz

Frenchy's Saltwater Cafe

 

BEST BARTENDER

 Matt Moscato

Bob Heilman's Beachcomber Restaurant

 


 

2015 CLEARWATER BEACH RESTAURANT WEEK WINNERS

BEST BOOTH AT TASTE FEST

WINNER: Bob Heilman's Beachcomber/Bobby's Bistro

2nd PLACE: Caretta on the Gulf/Sandpearl

3rd PLACE: Crabby Bill's Clearwater Beach 

 

MOST ENTHUSIASTIC CHEF

WINNER: Chef Sean Ragan - Caretta on the Gulf/ Sandpearl

2nd PLACE: Chef Richard Preston - SHOR American Seafood Grill/ Hyatt

3rd PLACE: Chef Hector Hernandez - Bob Heilman's Beachcomber

 

BEST APPETIZER

WINNER: Cork-n-Brew Bistro

2nd PLACE: Villa Bellini Restaurant & Lounge

3rd PLACE: The Reef Steak and Seafood Co.

 

BEST ENTRÉE

WINNER: Bob Heilman's Beachcomber

2nd PLACE: The Reef Steak and Seafood CO.

3rd PLACE: Surfside Tap House

 

BEST DESSERT

WINNER: Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro

2nd PLACE: Shephard's Ocean Flame

3rd PLACE: Cooters Restaurant & Bar

 

BEST PIZZA ON THE BEACH

WINNER: Crabby's Bar & Grill

2nd PLACE: Crabby Bill's Clearwater

3rd PLACE: Clear Sky beachside cafe

 

BEST OVERALL EXPERIENCE

WINNER: Clear Sky beachside cafe

2nd PLACE: Cooters Restaurant & Bar

3rd PLACE: Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro

 

CHAIRMAN’S AWARD

 Cooters Restaurant & Bar

 

 

BEST SERVER

 Carmella Watts

Clear Sky beachside cafe

 

BEST BARTENDER

 Jessica Hamilton

Frenchy's Saltwater Cafe

 

OUTSTANDING COMMITTEE MEMBER

Sheri Heilman

Heilman's Restaurants Inc.


 

2014 CLEARWATER BEACH RESTAURANT WEEK WINNERS

MOST ENTHUSIASTIC CHEF

WINNER: Chef Bobby Shirley - Clear Sky beachside cafe

2nd PLACE: Chef Hector Hernandez – Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber Restaurant

3rd PLACE: Chef Shane Brandow – Jimmy’s Fish House

 

BEST APPETIZER

WINNER: Island Way Grill

2nd PLACE: Bobby’s Bistro

3rd PLACE: Pensare’s Italian Bistro

 

BEST ENTRÉE

WINNER: Bob Heilman's Beachcomber

2nd PLACE: Crabby’s Bar & Grill

3rd PLACE: Cork-N-Brew Bistro

 

BEST DESSERT

WINNER: Jimmy's Fish House

2nd PLACE: Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill

3rd PLACE: Cooters Restaurant & Bar

 

BEST PIZZA ON THE BEACH

WINNER: Pizza Bizzar

2nd PLACE: Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro

3rd PLACE: Clear Sky beachside café

 

BEST OVERALL EXPERIENCE

WINNER: Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro

2nd PLACE: Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber Restaurant

3rd PLACE: Clearsky beachside café

 

BEST PRESENTATION

Bob Heilman's Beachcomber


CHAIRMAN’S AWARD

Reflection's Restaurant - Hilton Clearwater Beach

 

BEST BOOTH AT TASTE FEST

Bob Heilman's Beachcomber/Bobby's Bistro

 

BEST SERVER

Fontana Cugino - Crabby Bill's Seafood Restaurant

 

BEST BARTENDER

Mandy Thomspon - Crabby's Beachwalk Bar & Grill


 

2013 CLEARWATER BEACH RESTAURANT WEEK WINNERS

 

MOST ENTHUSIASTIC CHEF

WINNER: Chef John Harris - Rusty's Bistro

2nd PLACE: Steve Callender - Lobster Pot Bistro

3rd PLACE: Sean Ragan - Caretta on the Gulf



BEST APPETIZER

WINNER: Frenchy's Rockaway Grill

2nd PLACE: Cooters Restaurant & Bar

3rd PLACE: Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro



BEST ENTRÉE

WINNER: Cooters Restaurant & Bar

2nd PLACE: Frenchys' Rockaway Grill

3rd PLACE: Pensare Italian Bistro



BEST DESSERT

WINNER: Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro

2nd PLACE: Island Way Grill

3rd PLACE: Bobby's Bistro



BEST PIZZA ON THE BEACH

WINNER: Pizza Bizzar

2nd PLACE: Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro

3rd PLACE: Clear Sky beachside cafe



BEST OVERALL EXPERIENCE

WINNER: Frenchy's Rockaway Grill

2nd PLACE: Cooters Restaurant & Bar

3rd PLACE: Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro



BEST PRESENTATION EXPERIENCE

Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar



CHAIRMAN’S AWARD

Reflection's Restaurant - Hilton Clearwater Beach

Crabby's Beachwalk Bar & Grill



BEST BOOTH AT BEACH WALK

Caretta's on the Gulf



BEST SERVER

Amanda DeArmas - Crabby's Beachwalk Bar & Grill



BEST BARTENDER

Kim Gonzales - Frenchy's Rockaway Grill



APPRECIATION AWARD

Carol Mears - Cooters Restaurant & Bar



 

2012 CLEARWATER BEACH RESTAURANT WEEK WINNERS

MOST ENTHUSIASTIC CHEF

WINNER: Rusty's Bistro

2nd PLACE: SHOR American Seafood Grill

3rd PLACE: Lobster Pot Bistro

 

BEST APPETIZER

WINNER: Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro

2nd PLACE: SHOR American Seafood Grill

3rd PLACE: Rumba Island Bar & Grill

 

BEST ENTRÉE

WINNER: Rumba Island Bar & Grill

2nd PLACE: Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro

3rd PLACE: Frenchy's Rockaway Grill

 

BEST DESSERT

WINNER: SHOR American Seafood Grill

2nd PLACE: Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro

3rd PLACE: Frenchy's South Beach Café

 

 

BEST PIZZA ON THE BEACH

WINNER: Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro

2nd PLACE: Post Corner Pizza

3rd PLACE: Gondolier Pizza

 

BEST OVERALL EXPERIENCE

WINNER: Rumba Island Bar & Grill

2nd PLACE: Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro

3rd PLACE: Frenchy's Rockaway Grill

 

BEST PRESENTATION EXPERIENCE

Watercolour Steakhouse & Grille

 

CHAIRMAN’S AWARD

Rusty's Bistro

 

BEST BOOTH AT BEACH WALK

Caretta on the Gulf

 

 



 

2011 CLEARWATER BEACH RESTAURANT WEEK WINNERS

MOST ENTHUSIASTIC CHEF

WINNER: Clear Sky Beachside Café

2nd PLACE: Chang Bistro

3rd PLACE: Rusty’s at the Sheraton

 

BEST APPETIZER

WINNER: Lobster Pot Bistro

2nd PLACE: Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro

3rd PLACE: Cesare at the Beach

 

BEST ENTRÉE

WINNER: Watercolour Steakhouse & Grille

2nd PLACE: Rusty’s at the Sheraton

3rd PLACE: Casanova Restaurant

 

BEST DESSERT

WINNER: Shor-American Seafood Grill/Hyatt

2nd PLACE: Shepard’s Waterfront Restaurant

3rd PLACE: Marlin Darlin Key West Grill

 

BEST PIZZA ON THE BEACH

WINNER: Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro

2nd PLACE: Gondolier Restaurant & Pizza

3rd PLACE: Clear Sky Cafe

 

BEST OVERALL EXPERIENCE

WINNER: Gondolier Italian Restaurant & Pizza

2nd PLACE: Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro

3rd PLACE: Salt Rock Grill

 

BEST PRESENTATION EXPERIENCE

Canova Restaurant

 

CHAIRMAN’S AWARD

Whirlwind Events

 

BEST BOOTH AT BEACH WALK

Caretta’s at the Sandpearl

 

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