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New Pass Grill and Bait Shop

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1505 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34230
+1 941-388-3050
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07:00 - 17:00
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Riverview, Florida
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place to eat, feed the pelicans your left overs!! Not much parking and dress for the heat. Go to Mote marine before or after you eat.

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Thank Susan J
Columbus, Indiana
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307 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was wondering around Lido Key and was ready for lunch. I had seen this place on TA so I wanted to try it. It is a shack. You sit at picnic tables or on stools at a bar that faces the water. I love it. Parking is a bit of a chore. You walk up to the window and... More 

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Thank Amos C
Longboat Key, Florida
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live on Longboat Key, so New Pass is very easy to get to. Ever since our first visit, we've been regulars. The atmosphere is very funky and relaxed -- it really doesn't seem to have changed much since 1927. The burgers, fish and chowder are delicious. It's so much fun to eat overlooking the water. Recommend it highly if... More 

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1 Thank Marguerite A
Newerpass, Owner at New Pass Grill and Bait Shop, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! We've tried very hard to keep the old-time Florida charm. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Warmest Regards, Don Wallace More 

Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had been so excited to visit having read some great reviews; however, I didn't even eat. I handed over $21.15 for a meal that came to $11.15, thinking I was helping by providing change that would return an even $10. The staff member went to the register, put the money in, left the registrar drawer open, turned to the... More 

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Thank janlcarter
Newerpass, Owner at New Pass Grill and Bait Shop, responded to this review

Hello janicarter, I appreciate you bringing this to my attention. We have always had policies in place to avoid precisely this sort of issue, and you can rest assured that I will be reviewing these procedures again with the staff to make sure that anytinig like this does not recur. Please feel free to contact me directly through the contact... More 

Wisconsin
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This place is perfection! Order at the window, food served in Styrofoam, amazing fish and food. Will return this week for more!

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Thank tsoberdas
Newerpass, Owner at New Pass Grill and Bait Shop, responded to this review

Tsoberdas, Thanks so much for writing! We try to keep it friendly, fun, and simple. As regards the styrofoam, we are trying to replace it with more ecofriendly substitute materials whereever we can, but unfortunately some replacement products still cost several times a much as the styro product. When it's costeffective to do so, we plan to swap out those... More 

Lincoln, Nebraska
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We stopped by New Pass for lunch. Great day for sitting waterside with family. The grilled chicken sandwich is quality and the burgers are not too bad. My parents who live nearby say that the breakfast sandwiches are great also. Highly recommended.

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Thank RTWMD
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Always get a breakfast sandwich when I go to get bait, cant beat it. Have heard the burgers are really good at lunch

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Thank David W
Georgia
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

You may ride by it. It is a dump, but trust me, it is the bomb! Good location. Fast service. Price is fair for a vacation area. Worth your time and money.

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Thank dennymonk
Newerpass, Owner at New Pass Grill and Bait Shop, responded to this review

Hey Denny, Thanks for your kind comments! We are proud to be your favorite "dump-bomb" lol! See you soon! More 

Longboat Key, Florida
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Grab a burger or fish sandwich at the window, and take it a few steps to a picnic table right on Sarasota Bay. Watch fishermen bring in & clean their catch. Quiet & serene. A good stop after Mote Marine Aquarium about a minute away!

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Thank 1445gmdlbk
Brecon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Restaurant on the sea shore, good food, a little rustic, but not pretending to be a swish eatery, good sized portions of tasty food.

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Thank tonypascoe53

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 17:00
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 17:00
Saturday
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1505 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34230
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-388-3050

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?