Savor a memorable dining experience when you visit the restaurants at Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater, Florida. Overseen by award-winning Chef Andrew Basch, our four on-site restaurants and bars offer a variety of menu options and ambiances. Grab a coffee from Bluewaters Provisions, or a beer with friends at the Mainstay Tavern restaurant. Dine at Rusty’s Bistro for delicious appetizers, fresh Florida seafood and a delectable steak, all without leaving our hotel in Clearwater Beach.

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Rusty s Bistro

Rusty's Bistro


Dine at Rusty’s Bistro restaurant where Florida seafood and local ingredients from Clearwater Beach providers create innovative dishes. From novel appetizers to handmade pasta dishes to gulf coast cuisine, an evening in the Bistro is unforgettable.

7:00 AM-11:30 AM
7:00 AM-11:30 AM, 6:00 PM-9:30 PM
Mainstay Tavern

Mainstay Tavern


Cheer on your team or shoot a round of pool at Mainstay Tavern at our Sand Key Resort. This bar/restaurant in Clearwater Beach Florida features a unique gastropub type menu, fun libations and local craft beers for a lively lunch or dinner experience.

12:00 PM-11:00 PM
12:30 PM-11:00 PM

Poolside Café


Take a lunch break at Poolside Café, a grab-and-go Clearwater Beach hotel restaurant at Sheraton Sand Key Resort. Feast on family favorites like smoked fish spread, pizzas and cuban sandwichs to fuel your fun in the Clearwater Beach sun.

11:30 AM-3:00 PM

Rusty's Bistro

Meet Our Culinary Team

Sheraton Sand Key’s critically acclaimed restaurant, Rusty’s Bistro, has been recognized as one of Florida’s finest dining establishments year after year. Our award-winning cuisine is made possible by our award-winning culinary team.

Rusty s Bistro
Chef Andrew Basch

Chef Andrew, a Clearwater native, has spent his entire life around food. With an Italian mother and a German father, Andrew grew up canning, farming, gardening, hunting, and doing everything related to food with his grandparents. With a vegetarian mother, if Andrew wanted to eat meat, he was going to have to learn to prepare it himself. Chef Andrew’s most treasured family memories involve food, which led him to his first job in a kitchen. What started out as a job washing dishes grew into a culinary career built from a hands on education that has spanned 19 years. Andrew has always sought to better his knowledge and experience by learning all areas of the food and beverage industry be it in the kitchen or front of the house operations, making him a well-rounded culinary professional that is very in tune with customer needs and expectations. Most recently, Chef Andrew has joined the team at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort as Executive Chef overseeing the resort’s culinary operations.

In his spare time, Andrew can be found out on the gulf waters. He continues his family memories as well as he lives in a home with four generations – all of whom love to cook. Andrew also finds time to give back to the community through his involvement with Hands On Education. Hands On Education is a non-profit organization that works with learning disabled students to train them in hotel services including the culinary arts. Andrew — who was himself a student there at one time — has trained legally blind students on knife skills and received an award for outstanding achievements.

Mainstay Tavern

Featured: Turtle Ale

Created for Sheraton Sand Key Resort in collaboration with Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company in Clearwater! The ale went through multiple re-workings until it was just right.

Mainstay Tavern
Turtle Ale

The goal was to create a beer that is perfect for sipping on a beach, one you can enjoy all day long. Harris, who has delighted guests at the Sheraton with his cuisine for more than 20 years, wanted to create a beer that’s perfect for sipping on the beach, one you can enjoy all day long. The dark caramel-colored amber ale, with its crisp, clean body, citrus notes and mild, hoppy finish is just that beer.

Turtle Ale was created to make guests feel like they are tasting the distinct flavors of Clearwater Beach.  Clearwater, as one of the top ten beaches in  Florida, deserves an ale of equal caliber. Guest feedback has been nothing but positive.

Turtle Ale is currently only available at the Sheraton in both the Mainstay Tavern and outside at the Turtle Bar! Enjoy with our famous ‘Fish N Chips’!

Please enjoy responsibly. State law prohibits the purchase or consumption of alcohol by persons under the age of 21.



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