Niki and I had our New Year’s Eve dinner this night (12/31/16)at a small restaurant we have been planning to visit for over two years. “Nauti Nancy’s” is located on a side street in a residential area in Clearwater, FL. Now on first look from the outside it looks like a cross between an old-time Mexican restaurant and a seafood shack that you’d normally find near the waterfront.
Stepping inside does nothing to change our original opinion on the visual but then things begin to change. You are welcomed like friends and you can choose whether you want to dine inside or sit in the large Tiki Bar/enclosed patio outside.
Once seated with a refreshment in front of you it becomes a real challenge to pick your favorite entree’ from a short but very intriguing menu that changes daily. The emphasis is on seafood with combinations that sound too good to be true.
This visit Niki and I both chose the “Cod Oscar”: Grilled fresh North Atlantic Cod with crab and asparagus over yellow rice topped with Hollandaise Sauce and sliced tomatoes (minus the tomatoes that neither of us are supposed to eat). Just a thought – you may want to order an appetizer as Chef Nancy prepares everything fresh and will not rush her dishes. The dishes are definitely worth the wait and our Cod Oscar plates were exceptional.
After the meal they serve beignets (gratis) for dessert. The perfect ending to a beautiful meal. Chef Nancy came out from the kitchen atter we finished our meal to spend a few minutes chatting with us. It becomes quickly apparent that she is passionate about her food and that her customers leave satisfied. Can’t ask for more than that.
The service is cordial, the food is excellent and the prices are fair. We’ll be back and suggest you might want to try Nauti Nancy’s as well next time you are in the Clearwater/Clearwater Beach area. We don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
Nauti Nancy’s Restaurant is located at
700 Eldridge St, Clearwater, FL 33755 (727) 446-3717
Known for “Down-home American & seafood unusual, delicious dishes served in a funky joint with a patio & regular live music.”
You can visit Acoustic Open Mic night most Tuesday evenings and they have live music on many Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 6:30. Check the “Music Calendar” and all of the other info on their website at http://www.nauti-nancys.com/.