The Original Crabby Bill’s Family Brands Returns to Clearwater Beach
The Original Crabby Bill’s, founded in 1983 by Bill and Dolores Loder, is an icon in Pinellas County. Over the years, Crabby Bill’s has become a household name thanks to Crabby Bill Loder’s dedication to his business, his family, and his community. His passing in April 2018 inspired his son and Crabby Bill’s CEO, Matt Loder, to continue to grow his father’s legacy.
Clearwater Oyster Company is the Original Crabby Bill’s Family Brands newest venture. Formerly an IHOP, Clearwater Oyster Company is the result of a joint venture between Matt Loder and Steve Page of Page Resorts & Hotels, LLC. Page is a St. Petersburg native who has spent most of his life in the Tampa Bay area. After earning a Bachelor's Degree and obtaining his real estate credentials, he immediately began a career in the real estate industry. His business ventures started with small residential projects, and have continued to grow over the past twenty years to include numerous, successful multi-million dollar condominium and townhome developments along Florida's West Gulf Coast.
With over 40 years of experience in the restaurant industry, Matt Loder brings his passion and wealth of seafood knowledge to Clearwater Oyster Company. Just as his parents Crabby Bill and Dolores Loder did, Matt believes in family, great seafood, and only the best service. Steve Page is an expert in hospitality, and between the two, Clearwater Oyster Company will provide an excellent dining experience that will keep guests coming back time and time again.
Clearwater Oyster Company offers some of Crabby Bill’s best, along with unique and exciting drinks and dishes like Clearwater’s Hangtown Fry for breakfast or the Lobster and Scallop Pot Pie for dinner. The Original Crabby Bill’s Family Brands is committed to sourcing the finest ingredients and takes pride in being a “native” Florida restaurant, with a menu featuring as many local products as possible including Gulf grouper and wild shrimp, grass-fed and grass-finished beef from Adena Farms in Ocala, Florida oysters, and much more. Serving responsibly sourced domestic and local foods is part of the Original Crabby Bill’s Family Brand’s mission, and you’ll find just that at Clearwater Oyster Company.
Whether you choose to enjoy the outdoor patio, contemporary design, or just watch the oyster shuckers are work, Clearwater Oyster Company is a family friendly restaurant that offers a uniquely inspired culinary experience. Open Sunday-Thursday from 6am-10pm and Friday-Saturday from 6am-11pm, the restaurant’s menu includes an array of seafood dishes from breakfast to dinner as well as a raw bar with a regional selection of boutique oysters. Whether it’s Purcell’s from Virginia or Great Whites from Massachusetts, Clearwater Oyster Company aims to share the unique flavor profile of oysters from coast to coast.
Clearwater Oyster Company is located 655 S. Gulfview Blvd. Clearwater, FL. For more information, call (727) 451-1134 or visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/clearwateroystercompany.
Along with the opening of Clearwater Oyster Company, the Crabby Bill’s Family Brands will begin operating Tropix Beach Bar. Tropix features poolside cabanas, live music, and beautiful Gulfside views. Tropix currently offers a select menu of coastal offerings with plans to feature Clearwater Oyster Company menu favorites in the near future.