Bascom’s Chop House: The Best Steak in Clearwater, Florida!



Looking for a great steak, classic sides, and upscale ambience, combined with top notch service in the heart of Pinellas County? One place immediately comes to mind: Bascom’s Chop House.

Since Bascom’s was opened in 2002, it has been generously rewarded every year with kudos from critics and multiple Best of the Bay Awards that celebrate the fine dining and traditional steakhouse fare that is always served with graciousness and style.
The menu is a wonderful mix of the expected array of steaks, chops, and seafood. Modern additions such as fine wagyu beef and delicate tuna complete a menu that is sensitive to serving organic, hormone-free and environmentally conscientious meats and locally grown produce. In addition to excellent steaks, you can count on the extensive selection fo seafood, as well as starters, soups, salads, sides, and desserts to deliver as well.


Bascom’s offers a glorious bone-in ribeye, served charred outside with that intense, rich, steak flavor that is often so hard to come by. The menu also offers a delicate but richly satisfying veal chop that redefines tender while it melts in your mouth. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays there is a weekend special that offers a filet or a prime rib with sides at a distinctly approachable price.

At Bascom’s the word service has true relevance. Your white shirted and bow tied server will move quietly and efficiently, anticipating every need you might have. Steak knives are immediately provided, napkins either black or white are offered according to your clothing, drinks will be refilled and each server is your knowledgeable guide through the menu, the wines and the specials. They are gracious, pleasant and able to handle a crowded room so masterfully that each table feels that they are indeed, the only one.

Polished dark wood, subdued lighting, blindingly white, starched tablecloths, weighty cutlery and plantation shutters provide the elegant backdrop for not just a meal but a dining experience that will be relished for hours afterward. The bar is usually lively, with the capable mixologists serving up Mad Men style cocktails or trendy drinks. It is hard to find a place with such core elegance that is neither stuffy nor outrageously priced and welcomes casual diners for both lunch and dinner.

This is the place to go to celebrate, to meet up or to simply enjoy a great meal. There are private event rooms and catering available offering the same quality of food and service that the Bascom’s tradition upholds. Bascom’s serves lunch M-F, and dinner 7 nights.


Photos by Bascom’s Chop House.


Bascom’s Chop House has been awarded the Fred Bollaci Enterprises Golden Palate Certificate of Excellence!



Bascom’s Chop House
3665 Ulmerton Rd.
Clearwater, FL 33762

About Fred Bollaci

I'm CEO and President of Fred Bollaci Enterprises. I lost more than 100 pounds while living "La Dolce Vita" and I'm now known as "The Healthy Gourmet." Sample the good life with me through fitness, fine food, and good wine. Meet chefs who cater to a healthy gourmet lifestyle through my Golden Palate blog.
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