Ken Hamilton is the owner and operator of Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill, headquartered in Clearwater Beach,  Florida. This is a highly regarded food and entertainment company in Pinellas County.

Ken was trained in food and entertainment by working in the family business, doing every job. The Palm Pavilion is now in its 3rd generation. Ken’s mastery of the beachside bar and grill business is evident by the 5,000+ positive reviews on social media sites..

Some of the services Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill provides include: beautiful sunsets, beach music, beach side dining, bar, and grill.

When it comes to providing expert food and entertainment services, nothing takes the place of experience. Ken began working in food and entertainment 56 years ago and started Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill in 1964.

One of Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill’s  goals is to provide their Pinellas County clients with professional, high quality, and affordable services. People often choose Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill for food and entertainment because they get free sunsets with dinner and a lively atmosphere. This is absolutely one the best restaurants on Clearwater Beach to eat, drink, listen to music and enjoy a social night out with family and friends..

The result, one of the most successful food and entertainment companies in Clearwater Beach!  

Real Life Positive Effects…

Sandra Ames and her husband Dr. John Ames had the best night at this Florida ocean front restaurant watching the sunset, devouring grilled scallops, listening to live music, cuddling, and dancing the night away. Dr. Ames at age 89 and his wife with full dementia began dancing to the Jimmy Buffet style band. Their remarkable last dance generated a standing ovation and was very symbolic of the way John Sandra rolled through life and it was the beautiful atmosphere of the Palm Pavilion created by the Hamilton family that set the table for the perfect send off as both passed shortly after this family memorial night.

What do their customers think?

One fan of the company publicly wrote, “Can’t sing their praises any higher. Always a fun place to visit. Food is great, the beach is beautiful and a general fun atmosphere. All of our company wants to go here whenever they’re in town. We happily agree because it’s one of our favorite restaurants. We like to sit on the porch overlooking the beach. There is always a guitar/singer strumming music to eat and drink to. You won’t be disappointed.”

Another fan of the Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill publicly wrote, “Enjoyed a boozy lunch here while on vacation and had high expectations after so many good reviews. All in all the food, drinks and service loved up to the hype. Everything was delicious and the service was great. Blackened grouper was cooked perfectly and the key lime pie was divine. ”

Having owner operated experts, like Ken providing knowledgeable and expert care is an asset to Clearwater Beach and Pinellas County, Florida.

Business owners take risks and often work long, exhaustive hours to service their clients. There are freedoms in owning a business, but these freedoms come at a cost. Rarely acknowledged are business owners like Ken Hamilton that employ people and ensure their staff are paid continuously. Sure, people earn their wages through their time, hard work and skills, but let’s take a moment and thank Ken for having and continuing the business ownership game that allows people an opportunity to produce and earn those wages.

Need food and entertainment service? Give Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill an opportunity by visiting them at 10 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach or by calling them at 727-446-2642.

In addition to running a successful food and entertainment business, Ken supports Ruth Eckerd Hall, the Philadelphia Phillies, local sports teams and is very active in the tourism industry that helps drive commerce in Pinellas County. In 2016, Mr. Hamilton accepted the Mr. Clearwater Award from the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce. The award is given annually to business leaders who show a record of community service..


So from the staff of Local Search Force that runs the County Advisory Board

Ken Hamilton, you are highly commended for your service to the residents of Pinellas County, for having and maintaining a business that adds to the financial well-being of Florida and for your willingness to participate in social betterment activities.


Well done Ken Hamilton!


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