Teriyaki chicken wings from The Temporary at The Restorative.

Take Ten 3/25/20: 10 great places for takeout in Clearwater, Dunedin and Belleair Bluffs during COVID-19

UPDATE: With the recent change in state COVID-19 guidelines for restaurants, many of the establishments listed below have begun offering limited dine-in as well as takeout. Read the updated list here.

In our third installment of Take Ten, dRTB’s guide to great restaurants doing takeout and delivery during the COVID-19 crisis, we head to northwest Pinellas, where in some cases boaters can get their carryout orders delivered dockside. In previous installments, we noted some great takeout options in Tampa and St. Pete, and we’re always open to more suggestions. Contact dwarner@dupontregistry.com w. info.

Belleair Market. “Pull up, honk your horn or call ahead with your order at 727-584-3697.” That’s the word from Belleair Bluffs’ beloved corner store, where you can pick up “groceries, beer, wine, cigars, rotisserie chicken, Cuban sandwiches, toilet paper and so much more.”

Clear Sky Draught Haus. The big and varied menu at this Dunedin mainstay is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. You can also take away one of the 37 draughts on tap in a to-go cup, and on Sundays you can sip a beverage from the Bloody Mary bar while you’re waiting for your takeout brunch order. 727-286-6266.

Dunedin Brewery. It’s Pie or Die. That’s the name of the takeout menu at Dunedin Brewery, a small but choice list of pizzas and wings and a lineup of Tallboy Six-Packs, 32-oz. Crowlers and 16-oz. Singles, including such tasty brews as Apricot Peach Ale and New Zealand Classic IPA. Call in your order from noon-7 p.m. at 727-736-0606.

The Dunedin Smokehouse. In the mood for some slow-smoked St. Louis ribs and a six-pack of craft beer? You can pick up that and more (sandwiches, salads, sides, sausages — and bottles of wine, too) from the Smokehouse, which is doing takeout from 12-8 p.m. daily, taking orders in person or over the phone at 727-736-2227. 

Frenchy’s Saltwater Cafe. Frenchy’s Original, Rockaway and South Beach locations are all temporarily closed, but you can still get your Frenchy’s fix at Saltwater Cafe (419 Poinsettia Ave., Clearwater), where they’re doing curbside and dockside carryout as well as delivery service from noon to sunset. Go grab yourself some grouper nuggets and she crab soup to go! 727-461-6295.

Fusion Street Eatery. This lively, less-than-a-year-old Mexican fusion restaurant in Dunedin is offering dishes like Spicy Shrimp and Sofrito Alfredo and Papas Rellanas (mashed potato balls stuffed with a ground beef ragu, deep fried and served with melted queso) daily from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. for curbside pickup or UberEats/GrubHub delivery. They’re also doing free kids’ meals, free hand sanitizer, 20% off takeout for first responders, medical professionals and folks in the hospitality industry and lots of other generous things for the community. 727-533-5390.

Island Way Grill. Give yourself an excuse to get some fresh air: Drive or boat over to this Clearwater restaurant’s scenic waterfront location and pick from the “Just Caught” menu and lots of other delicious options. Takeout is available from 12-9 daily, and there’s also a new market featuring fresh seafood, cheese, meats, wine, and liquor. Curbside and dockside pickup orders must be called in and paid for over the phone using credit cards. 727-461-6617.

Lenny’s. The Clearwater legend that is Lenny’s is doing takeout breakfast and lunch, as well as staples and supplies (like do-it-yourself mimosa kits and hand-crafted hand sanitizer) from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.. You know you need some of that biscuits and gravy! 727-799-0402.

The Restorative. Named the #1 restaurant in Tampa Bay by Creative Loafing critic Jon Palmer Claridge, the little Dunedin powerhouse is showing its creativity during the crisis by shifting to takeout only and a new name, The Temporary (which is, hopefully, temporary). The takeout menu changes themes regularly; the current Japanese-themed lineup features yummy-sounding items like yaki udon noodles, braised lamb and mushrooms and bacon meatballs with ginger and tamari jus. Call 727-223-1705 to place orders, Tuesday-Saturday from 5-8 p.m.

Seaweed Grill. The excellent steaks, seafood and sushi at this popular Belleair Bluffs spot are now available for pickup (or local delivery) from noon-9 p.m. daily — everything from firecracker shrimp to filet mignon to Florida roll. There’s also a Fresh Market where you can pick up fresh steaks, seafood and produce plus must-have items like, you guessed it, toilet paper. Note that curbside orders must be called in and paid for over the phone using credit cards to comply with social distancing. 727-584-1700.