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Barnacle Bill's Seafood

1526 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
+1 941-365-6800
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (109 reviews)
“shrimp” (29 reviews)
“rice pilaf” (6 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1526 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Seated in dining room - party of 7 white table cloths. Fine service. Early bird specials were great. The sea scallops were fantastic. The special which included a bottle of wine were selected by two of our party and really nice. Highly recommended when you...More

Thank Ronald L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a nice dinner here on July 4th. We arrived around 8pm expecting it to be very crowded due to fireworks downtown. However, We were greeted very nicely and seated immediately. We ordered 2 beers and the peel and eat shrimp...More

Thank Kelly E
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank You Kelly for your review:) We are very happy about your experience, please come back and see us again:))

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first visited Barnacle Bill's over 6 years ago and found it to be very good for crab and fish. We decided to try it again as I loved the giant Red King Crab legs. It was every bit as good as the previous visit....More

Thank Lisa S
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank You Lisa, We are very happy that You and Your husband enjoyed another nice dinner at our restaurant. it is always nice to hear when people come back and have the same experience:) Thank You and please come back and see us again:)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prices are unreal for the quality of food. I love the crab alfredo, unbelievably generous. Great wine selection, crab cakes and the staff and manager are all super friendly

Thank Sam B
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank You very much! We appreciate your comment, we are happy that you had a good time. Please come back and see us again:)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is good, with reasonable portions. I wnet early for the "beat the clock" special. When I asked what the difference was, my waiter told me that it's only one crab cake instead of two, but half the price. You still get a...More

Thank Ry A
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank You for Your review:) Yes, we have the Early Bird special every day for a really good price and also nice selections including non seafood items too:) Please come and see us again:)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a seafood selection this is he place to go. Many options to choose from. Wonderful, fresh seafood. Slightly overpriced.

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten at barnacle Bill's several times for lunch. I usually get the mussels with garlic and white wine. It never disappoints. The mussels are always excellent. The serving size is generous. The price is very reasonable. The bread is warm. The service was...More

Thank AJ K
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Service was horrible food gross and who in,the heck says in Florida bbq sauce is seasonal, and my ceaser salad was hot.

Thank Kristi P
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Alaskan King Crab legs were the highlight, though I had a very nice steak too. Very quiet on a lunchtime, very friendly waitress. It was a bit too quiet and we could hear the conversation on the only other table occupied. Felt a bit uncomfortable...More

Thank barbnsteph
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch. Wife ordered the crab cake sandwich and I had early bird shrimp dinner. Shrimp was fresh and lightly battered. No heavy greasy breading like many places! Very good but the crab cake was beyond good. Lots of crab with...More

Thank George B
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12 October 2016|
Response from Z1509DXsusanm |
I was charged over $14 for this, and have gotten 2 different prices, while the manager I emailed told me I had something added to the drink, and he was finished with the question. Strange customer service?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1526 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-365-6800
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