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7660 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-6874
+1 941-921-1916
16:00 - 22:00
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Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I and another couple occasionally will try a restaurant for the first time as an adventure. The somewhat rustic setting nestled along a bulkhead was fitting for a local seafood restaurant with the cozy neighborhood-type bar at the entrance - but this simplistic facade belied the extensive menu choices and extraordinary meals that awaited us. Although the... More 

Thank Rickjn44
Sarasota, Florida
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607 reviews
400 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a pleasant surprise. This was one of those places I've driven past a million times and finally stopped at. Everyone in our group had a wonderful meal. Great Greek and Caesar salads to start. "Beer " rolls that tasted like cake. Shish kabob with tender filet, gigantic slice of prime rib cooked to perfection, jumbo scallops too many to... More 

Thank JordanS8
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I went with a group and had the special: a rack of ribs for $12.95, with salad and a side. Salad was very good and side was ok but ribs were pathetic. The entire "rack" consisted of 8 ribs. Unfortunately, the ribs were meatless, and consisted mainly of fat and gristle. Save your hard earned money, and do not order... More 

Thank Barbara L
Hackettstown, New Jersey
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We were attracted to this place because we could park our boat and have a nice view. Well ... we easily parked the boat because no one else was there with boats. It is waterfront, but the view is of the overhead highway. Our server was laughable he was so confused. We ordered calamari which was good...we like tentacles, but... More 

1 Thank BBartell
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We've come to this place several times and the food and service are consistently good.They make an outstanding steak right on the grill behind the bar. The chops are very good as well. I like to start with their saganaki (fried cheese) which is set aflame tableside to the cheer of "Opa!". There is also good seafood here and key... More 

Thank Sid K
Southampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Good quality food at reasonable prices. Well run, good menu options and friendly staff. Spare ribs are excellent, as is the shrimp pasta. We visited with a party of six, and had a very enjoyable couple of hours. Do book as gets busy during season - Jan to March.

Thank Alan D
Edgartown, Massachusetts
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146 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Five diners at our table agreed the cuisine at Waterfront on South Tamiami Trail was disappointing. The salads were floating in dressing. When one guest complained about the "strong" salad dressing the server said that's why she never recommended that selection. Three guests ordered grilled haddock. It came out dry and somewhat tasteless. Another person's choice of shrimp was over-fried.... More 

Thank 1101Traveler
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Love the homemade beer rolls and the fried shrimp dinner. Sauce is perfect for it too. Nice baked potato and salad

Thank Pepperridge
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114 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Six of us for dinner - one steak, two chopped steaks, one baby back ribs, one swordfish and one fish sandwich. Everyone said their meal was outstanding. Maybe a little short of 5 stars only because the service was too slow, but we will definitely go back. Outstanding food at a reasonable price.

Thank 7bogey7
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This cozy restaurant located on a back water canal offers a fine variety of baby back ribs,lobster,catch of the day and chicken teriyaki. We chose salmon and chicken teriyaki and were very pleased with both. A bowl of fine onion soup got the meal started along with some beer biscuits. The service was a little spotty at times but the... More 

Thank EverettL868

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7660 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-6874
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-921-1916

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?