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Big Water Fish Market

6641 Midnight Pass rd, Sarasota, FL 34242
+1 941-554-8101
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (121 reviews)
“seafood” (124 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00All hours
Croatian, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6641 Midnight Pass rd, Sarasota, FL 34242
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First thing they say to us after walking out the door, "You have to put the stroller outside." Hi to you too. I get it, it's a very small restaurant and we have no problem keeping it outside, but the way it was said was...More

Thank Jesika F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our hotel is located across from this fishmarket. We have had dinner there every night this week and we cannot figure out which one is the best. If you are in this area there is nothing else that is in the same conversation as this...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the morning my kids went fishing and caught fish. The captain cleaned and portioned the fish and suggested that we go to BWFM and ask the cook to cook it for us. We didn't know that we could do this. We went and the...More

Thank D0l0resu
Reviewed 1 week ago

My Airbnb hosts recommended this place. I ate here after going to Turtle Beach. I loved this place! It had this great old school fish shack vibe. Looks like a basic place with an actual fish counter where you can purchase fresh fish to prepare...More

Thank Tatt2dRN
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the area in early July. My wife is a native Floridian, so finding her good seafood is a priority when we get back to the Florida coast. We came here 2 of the 3 days we stayed in Turtle Beach. My wife loved...More

Thank Jonatan11062
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is little but delicious!! Grouper sandwich was amazing and the spicy tartar sauce was awesome. Key Lime Pie was perfect! Definitely recommend this place!!

Thank lilnikki81
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, fun atmosphere for the entire family. Thank you Scott for the VIP treatment; locals and visitors alike. Lunch and dinner is always consistent and enjoyed.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we visited this restaurant, everything we ordered was fresh and prepared just right. We started with the peel & eat gulf shrimp, our kids has the grouper fingers & mahi tacos, we had the blackened grouper - great seasoning!!! Key lime pie was...More

Thank KMegias
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is small with a few seats. The food is all fish-based and the choice is good. Also the quality is above average.

Thank F_Reds_1977
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our second year visiting Big Water and food was delicious again! We got the shrimp platters and grouper. Service was friendly. We went on a Friday afternoon around 4:30 and there was no one else there so no waiting!

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Alan H
25 April 2017|
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Response from wuz4me | Reviewed this property |
cannot bring your own. have reasonably priced wine, but don't expect too much. food and service was above average in our opinion. Very casual. we even bought some salmon to grill at home the next day and it, too, was... More
Norm A
19 February 2017|
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Response from BigWaterFishMarket | Property representative |
15 September 2016|
Response from Patrick S |
BRING YOUR OWN BEER (you can buy alcohol nearby and carry it in to enjoy with your meal)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6641 Midnight Pass rd, Sarasota, FL 34242
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-554-8101
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Big Water Fish Market opened its doors on 11/11/11 at 11am with owner Scott Dolan at the helm. We are near the south bridge on Siesta Key in the Crescent Beach Shopping Center next to Siesta Spirits liquor store. We are a retail fish market that specializes in fresh, wild, Florida seafood and we also offer a simple but delicious casual dining menu. We were voted "Best Grouper Sandwich" on the island in 2013 and we serve fresh, made-to-order meals until 6:45pm on weekdays and until 6:00pm on Saturdays and it's always BYOB! Come in and try a Seafood Steampot with crab legs, shrimp, clams, mussels, potatoes and corn on the cobb or any of our other great selections. We offer our customers the freshest fish, seafood, and produce available in a clean boutique style market. In addition, we carry a variety of specialty spices, sauces, and products to compliment your seafood. If you ever want something that we don't have in stock, just let us know and we will make some calls. In most cases we can get it to you the next day. Whether you live here or you're visiting beautiful Siesta Key, please visit the Big Water Fish Market for all your FRESH seafood needs!
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