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Walt's Fish Market

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4144 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231
+1 941-921-4605
09:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is amazing. The gator bites were very good. The fish sandwich's were good. My sources say that the gluten free crab cakes were delicious. The cobia was great. The fish is caught fresh every day by a dude named Brett. Great place with a history.

Thank Kim F
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211 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The best ahi tuna I ever had...The ginger sauce was perfect. The special of night... swordfish with couscous cakes, boy chop & sauce was delicious. Delicious mango cheesecake. Be ready for long wait...( nice bar to sit at ) BUT hostess was rude. Our server was great....

Thank gusdogDetroit
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife, daughter & I wanted some fresh seafood & Walt's was right choice for us. I enjoyed a beer with fresh oysters. My wife & daughter opted for local *fresh fish and were both very pleased. The Key Lime Colata is a dessert in a glass, very good! Staff was great & the live music was perfect, I knew... More 

Thank anassets
Bradenton, Florida
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Retail: Always have a wonderful selection of shrimp,fish and lobster. The restaurant has a nice menu of fish and soups.

Thank sarfin2017
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just tried this restaurant for the first time, it wont be the last!! We had to wait to get seated but we sat at the bar and listened to live music. It was very pleasant and worth the wait. The Bouillabaisse is the very BEST I have ever had!!!! Its not always on the menu but if it is, try... More 

Thank Sandi M
Venice, Florida
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95 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best fresh seafood restaurant and seafood market in Sarasota . Great variety of seafood options cooked to order. Reasonable prices , efficient service even on the most busy days ( which is almost always), and pleasant surroundings. A real gem where I try to eat at least once a week. As a snowbird, I feel Walts rivals some of my... More 

Thank foodlink
Bradenton, Florida
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303 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I haven't been to Walt's in a few years and I only had good memories of my first visit. After this visit, I will be back sooner and I also can't understand how people call this place overpriced and bad. We got three of the specials and the food was incredible and fresh and the service rocked. I really can't... More 

Thank Mali_Urke
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything we ordered was fresh and above par for a place specializing in seafood. Stone crabs were outstanding, but pricey. Oysters were fresh and tasty but a little small compared to Monks Steamer Bar Service was prompt and courteous.

Thank Howard C
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

TWihis has always been one of our favorites when we come to Siesta Key. Not this time!. Got there at 5:00; a wait of 45 minutes we were told. When we finally got a table, not outside like we requested, there was a really rowdy table next to us and we couldn't hear ourselves. They had been there for hours.... More 

Thank GeorgiaCatherine
Flabluefan1, Director and General Counsel at Walt's Fish Market, responded to this review

Sorry you had an unpleasant experience. Rowdy people are a problem at every restaurant. I hope you're not suggesting that we should have thrown them out as we can't do that unless they are truly disurbing the peace. We had no complaints from any other customers that day about any rowdy group or groups. Stone crab are very difficult to... More 

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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walts fish market is classic Florida. Ate flounder with scallops and shrimp. As fresh as can be. Peel & eat shrimp with classic Old Bay. Live music by the bar. Great service and the freshest seafood in Florida.

Thank Cheryl M
Flabluefan1, Director and general counsel at Walt's Fish Market, responded to this review

Of course we love to see reviews like yours Cheryl. Thanks so much for taking the time to write your wonderful review. We are gratified that experiences like yours at Walts constitute the vast majority of those reported. Come back and see us again soon and hopefully we'll give you a repeat performance. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4144 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-921-4605

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