took an out of town friend to Cliftons by the Sea. Ate outside on deck where there were at least 5 cats around us and spinach, crab, artichoke dip was cold. Sent it back and again it came out cold. It was 6:30pm and they had run out of the beer we wanted to have. Wanted the crawfish since it was in season, I got the half & half, crawfish etouffe and fried crawfish tails. The fresh crawfish tails were large, but even though the waitress said the etouffe and the fried tails were from the same batch of fresh crawfish, they were small and tasted like frozen seafood. The grilled redfish looked dry. I was at this restaurant last summer and it was much better. You have to walk through a bar with a lot of smokers to get to the main restaurant. If Fertitta bought this place, it is going down hill. Waitress was slow with our bill and could not get through the tables so would pass it up around the edge of the deck! Then menu is not the same and the food is not fresh and it comes out cold. DON'T GO! My husband was up at 3am throwing up.. probably due to something in the food. FInd another great seafood place and there are a lot of them! This one has gone down hill with the new ownership.
Pros: see the sunset and gulf
Cons: terrible service, too many cats & cold, bad food