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Big Water Fish Market

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6641 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2508
+1 941-554-8101
10:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Oak Island, North Carolina
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this restaurant a year ago and loved it. It has only gotten better! The food is so fresh and delicious. You can choose your fish and how it's cooked. If you're looking for a fancy place with atmosphere, this isn't it, but the service is good and the fish is fresh, so try it! It's on our list... More 

Thank StaarrsShadow
State College, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was a bit taken back initially by the atmosphere but then experienced the warm reception by the staff. The food selections were awesome. We ordered to share the seafood pot and it was incredible for two people and could probably work for three people. You can bring your own beer and wine and there is no corkage fee. What a... More 

Thank tonniedk
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great service, everything is fresh We split a bowl of Jack's seafood stew & the snapper entree & key lime pie. Will def be back!

Thank Karen D
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Followed advise of the reviews on trip advisor and it did not disappoint. Within walking distance of our condo on a beautiful evening. Small dining area; very friendly and helpful staff. Will definitely go back for lunch or dinner.

Thank Gramie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came down here for vacation. Big Water Fish Market was across the street from our hotel. WOW best sea food of the trip. If your in Sarasota you need to stop in and try it. They serve awesome lunches and have fresh seafood to take and cook at home.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Stockholm, Sweden
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We met this nice lady on our way down to the Cresent Beach and asked her for eating recommendations. She did not have to think twice when recommending the Big Water Fish Market. We went there for lunch and did were not disappointed. Best crab salad I ever had, not to mention my husband's schrimp salad. Fresh and with an... More 

Thank Agbeta R
Bloomfield, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I highly recommend !!! Will go back! grouper was wonderful! Scallops mealtime in your mouth.clam chowder was to die for!

Thank ryankaitilyn
Mid Florida, Florida
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is really fresh and delicious! I have the shrimp tacos. They were amazing. My husband and my girls enjoyed their meals as well. I would definitely go back!

Thank Linda S
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited Sarasota many times, and managed to walk by this nondescript store front next door to a popular pizza place. Glad my sisters once dragged me in! I've tried it twice now in 3 years. The fact it is still there says something in itself...but more so, the great reviews do! I reserve 5 stars for the rare "I... More 

Thank Jay K
Hartford, Ar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered steamed bay shrimp to take back to our hotel room since we had a kitchen and small dining area. The shrimp were very good but a little on the expensive side. I also tried their key lime pie. It was good but not the best I've ever had.

Thank Lynn M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
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, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2508
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Siesta Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-554-8101
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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