In Florida, we usually associate themed restaurants with tourist attractions, but this patriotic restaurant in Clearwater is completely different. In fact, the only thing cheesy in this unique theme restaurant is the macaroni.
Frankie’s Patriot BBQ is located at 6250 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, FL 33760.
The restaurant was named in loving memory of the owner’s son, Corporal Frank R. Gross, who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2011. When you walk in, you will immediately realize this isn’t your ordinary barbecue restaurant. Almost every inch of the eatery is covered with military memorabilia and photographs
The restaurant was started by owner Craig Gross as a way to honor his son and other veterans and an almost therapeutic way to keep busy after losing his son.
Everyone is drawn in by the restaurant’s patriotic atmosphere and awesome purpose, but they keep coming back for the delicious barbecue.
The menu features ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and all of your other BBQ favorites. Don’t forget some homemade bread pudding or peanut butter pie for dessert. As all BBQ lovers know, sauces are very important. Luckily, Frankie’s Patriot BBQ has four mouthwatering homemade sauces to choose from.
Whether you’re a veteran or just a hungry civilian, stop by and check out this unique restaurant unlike any other in Florida.