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619 S Gulfview Blvd, Shephard's Beach Resort, Clearwater, FL 33767-2643 (Gulf Blvd)
+1 727-442-5107
17:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 11:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 14:30
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 11:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A culinary delight! The food was delicious and the value was amazing. The service was impeccable...especially for a buffet! And, "snaps" to the bartenders...the mojitos were amazing

Thank Violet M
Brandon, Florida, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You come here for the seafood, but my last two visits have been so disappointing. The crab legs are of course previously frozen/thawed, but these have almost no meat in them which means that they were re-frozen and then rethawed and served over and over. Who knows how many times. The food is mediocre but served hot. The waitstaff however... More 

Thank Cherie O
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a lot of menus to choose from considering of the price you pay. I do not recommend this restaurant to anyone specially who wants to eat good at the right price.

Thank Imelda H
Lithia, Florida
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had actually found the name of this restaurant in a book I was reading and looked it up to see if it was a real place and it was! It has been on my list of places to visit for some time. We ade reservations on Open Table. The restaurant is located is a hotel that is on the... More 

Thank 2Meow
Syracuse, New York
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shepard's Ocean Flame buffet is very good. I always start with the crab legs but there are plenty of other options if you aren't into seafood. You can sit inside or outside near the water and in the evenings there is often a band outside near the bar. If you are looking to be closer to the buffet or want... More 

Thank Wendy F
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shephard’s Tiki Bar has music and refreshments! A DJ, and live band every weekend and the bartenders and waitress are great! I love this place. The dining at the Ocean Flame is outstanding! I've been to a few buffets and I have to rank them #1 in my book...

Thank Samuel B
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend requested a 6pm reservation inside with a window view. We walked in exactly at 6 and was seated immediately in a great location with a view. The sushi is better than average Buffet quality, but a limited selection, only 3 types of rolls, and nothing like sushi quality found in the Philadelphia area where I reside. The crabs... More 

Thank JerseyJohn50
Naples, Florida
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far the best Sunday brunch experience and I have been to some 5-star resorts and spreads. Great food, service, view and price. Do yourself a favor and belly up for an experience. Ask your server for the warm towelettes and lemon after the Snow-Crab and seafood fest for your hands.

Thank michelwaldr
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its the only seafood buffet in Clearwater so they don't have a lot to compete with but they still make a significant effort overall. For $34.95 it's a good deal and the crab legs alone are worth it. They have a taste of everything meat, fish, pasta, etc. also a huge dessert bar (if you can fit it in). Service... More 

Thank Lauren P
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a bad place, but seemed pricy for what was offered. The all you can eat crab legs is a good selling point, but they were small and picked over. Service was great :)

Thank Traci C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$40
American, Seafood, Sushi, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 11:00
08:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 619 S Gulfview Blvd, Shephard's Beach Resort, Clearwater, FL 33767-2643
    (Gulf Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Clearwater
  • Phone Number: +1 727-442-5107
Shephard's Ocean Flame Interactive Buffet features a gourmet buffet with open interactive kitchen. Chefs prepare dishes right before your eyes. Brazilian style rotisserie, carving station with prime rib and more, wok station, fresh rolled sushi, homemade desserts and much more! Outside dining available. Special menu on holidays. Serving dinner nightly, breakfast and Sunday brunch. Days & times may vary with season. Dress code is smart casual. No bathing suits and men must have shirt with sleeves.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?