Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Keegan’s Seafood Grille

This afternoon we spent wandering around George C. McGough Nature Park – I’d highly recommend checking it out if you’re in the Clearwater area.  There are trails and boardwalks to hike and lots of wildlife. 
Afterwards we headed to Keegan’s Seafood Grille on Indian Rocks Beach.  Lance had heard of it from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and people had nice things to say about it on Yelp.  From the outside, it didn’t look like anything too special – just a generic sign in a shopping plaza. 

The interior had a slightly tacky nautical theme, but that meant there were lots of interesting things to look at while waiting for our food. 
I ordered the She Crab Soup and Louisiana Bayou Blackened Gator Tail, and Lance ordered the Parmesan Encrusted Grouper Cheek Sandwich.  The soup was creamy and had a decent amount of crab chunks in it.  The gator tail was a little tougher than chicken – more like pork in texture. 
We had never heard of eating grouper cheeks, but apparently it is one of the most flavorful parts of the fish.  His sandwich was served on an onion roll, and the fries were incredible with large chunks of shaved salt.  It was a special that day, so I’m not sure how often it is on the menu, but we’d drive out to Indian Rocks just to order that again.  Lance said that it was the best $9 meal he’s ever had.

We tried to walk off our meal afterwards at Seminole Mall, but it turns out that mall is pretty much just a ghost town – there were about 3 stores still in business.  Surprised it’s not completely shut down…it looked like the scene of a post-apocalyptic movie. 

So, if you’re on that side of town, definitely check out the nature park & Keegan’s – but steer clear of the Seminole Mall.

Keegan’s Seafood Grille is located at 1519 Gulf Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785 and is open 11am – 10pm Sunday – Thursday and 11am – 11pm Friday & Saturday. 


  1. Hours are Sun-Thur 11am- 10 pm
    Fri and Sat 11-11

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words. They are not on the regular menu because not always available; therefore, have as a special sandwich. Although we have it as a special almost every day. If you like the grouper cheeks, check out dinner chef specials. Last night was a wonderful Seafood Paella and a grey tile fish special with a fresh cucumber/tomato salsa. Thanks. again.