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Big Water Fish Market

6641 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2508
+1 941-554-8101
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh fish” (135 reviews)
“grouper sandwich” (100 reviews)
“seafood” (137 reviews)
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Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6641 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2508
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food is off the chart fabulous! I had the hogfish special and almost licked the plate! Fresh seafood and flavors are spot on! Service is excellent! Thank you for a wonderful meal !

Thank Dawn R
Reviewed 5 days ago

I am traveling to Seista key soon and was looking at reviews of good restaurants. I came across the latest one needless to say the customers were not happy. I realize you can't make everyone happy however the owners response was ridiculous and immature. I...More

3  Thank stephaniesims
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Grouper was excellent The chowder and soup were excellent Cold beer and very good service Highly recommended for lunch after the beach

Thank Colin F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit to the BWFM. Excellent service, great menu, and the best fish we've had in a long time. We'll be back again on our next visit to SK.

Thank lostnmass
Reviewed 1 week ago

They are resting on their laurels. Barely average food and terrible rude service. My wife and I went there and found the dining room full - we said to the waitress (who greeted us - nice and friendly) that we would just order as take...More

5  Thank Gitano
BigWaterFishMarket, Owner at Big Water Fish Market, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

"Too big for our britches " ? I think not ! We are honest hardworking people who run a fantastic business. I Just did a quick look at your TA profile and I see your a self proclaimed critic who is proud of your hundreds...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was excellent. My husband had the blackened grouper and said it was some of the best he’s ever had. The clam chowder was also very good as was the shrimp cocktail. The cocktail sauce was spicy. I would eat here again.

Thank 1987cindy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not white tablecloth dining, but small but very pleasant fish market that can grill up some simple but excellent fish at a very reasonable price. There are also some fancier preparations on the menu, but we had grilled snapper, a good portion with mixed veggies...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small local restaurant that has lots of local color. My husband had grouper fish and chips that was done in a light batter that let the delicate taste come through. It was great and there was a lot of grouper on the plate...I had fish...More

Thank CSDS4348
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many different types of fish available for fresh fish purchase or to eat at restaurant. Seating is on picnic style benches only. Service was good. The Snapper I had was rather dry. My husband said his Ahi Tuna was okay. We had just the two...More

Thank MRtravelers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big Water Fish Market is located in a small plaza towards the south end of Siesta Key. It has maybe 6 or 7 tables. As it's name might indicate, you can walk in and buy fresh fish to cook at home. But we were on...More

1  Thank 209arthurg
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6641 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2508
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Siesta Key
  • 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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