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Farlow's On The Water

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2080 S McCall Rd, Englewood, FL 34224-4542
+1 941-474-5343
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always nice evening out with great food! Little wait but have a nice cocktail because food worth waiting for!!

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Thank Tammy W
Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review

Tammy, while we try our hardest to expedite the wait time, we think it's a huge compliment to hear that our dishes are worth the wait. We're delighted to know that you can depend on our restaurant for a beautiful night out, and we hope to welcome you back in again soon for more of your favorite dishes. Sincerely, Laurie... More 

Riviera Beach, Florida
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is rare for us to find a restaurant where salad and two sides are included with reasonably priced entrees, but Farlow's is such a place. Our group of 7 adults and 2 children was able to reserve; the joint was jumping on the Tuesday night before Thanksgiving. Four of us had the stuffed flounder, two had steaks, the children... More 

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Thank moglie814
Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review

We love that our restaurant really stood out to you during your visit! When it comes to entertaining families, it's our biggest priority to ensure that both the adults and children have their favorite entrees in front of them. Thank you for such a thorough description of your visit -- it's a pleasure to understand which are the fan favorites.... More 

Hamilton, Canada
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful outdoor courtyard with lots of seating and a menu offering unusual dishes with a Caribbean flair. We drove from Sarasota after asking a local where we could get a good fish dinner. It was well worth the trip. We went for lunch and although it was quite full we were served promptly and efficiently by a friendly waitress that... More 

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Thank Kim K
Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review

Kim, after such a long drive, we want to make sure that you arrive and are treated to the true Farlow's experience. We're thrilled that you found us through a recommendation, and even more so that your lunch lived up to its reputation. We'll always be happy to share more of our menu with you, and hopefully we'll be doing... More 

Indianapolis, IN, United States
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was fantastic, don't pass this one by. There was an arbor over the outside seating, great view of the water. The also had heaters that came on at dark which was welcome. A guy with a guitar performed in the background. The food is to die for, even the salad was fantastic with the house dressing. I had... More 

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Thank Christy M
Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review

Christy, we love that you've so adamantly recommended our restaurant -- as a local restaurant, that really means a lot to us. Hopefully you'll all be visiting again soon to try out some new options off our menu. Until next time, Laurie and Keith, Owners More 

Vergennes, Vermont
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for dinner in early November. Weather was beautiful so we decided to find a restaurant with nice outdoor seating, this restaurant definitely has that. A beautiful courtyard with ample seating, they also had live music outside the evening we were there which made it a fun atmosphere. As far as the food goes, it was OK. Four of... More 

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Thank thebrigans
Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review

We're always happy to welcome you to our outdoor space, but we can't hide that we're disappointed that your dinner didn't stand out to you. When it comes to our specialties, we work hard to bring you flavors that are nothing short of spectacular. We'd love to welcome you back in for more drinks, but we do hope we'll have... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Farlows has to be one of the best resturants in Venice. The food is excellent and the service is fantastic, our server was really helpful and made the whole experience enjoyable. This is the second time we have eaten here and will definitely be going back. The atmosphere is relaxed with both indoor and outdoor seating, I would personally recommend... More 

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Thank Steve J
Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review

Steve, thank you for such kind words -- we really don't take those compliments lightly. When it comes to our food and our service, we want to make sure that everything lives up to our name, and we're thrilled that we could do that. Hopefully we'll be welcoming you back for a third visit! Until then, Laurie and Keith, Owners More 

Newbury, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food even for a fussy eater like myself - nothing was too much hassel. Server Terri was great fun & joined in with the family banter without hesitation - she is a credit to Farlows. If you are looking for reccommendations she is the lady to ask. I can highly recommend the triggerfish & molten lava cake!

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Thank Claire S
Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review

Claire, we can't wait to share this with our team -- we're sure that Terri will be thrilled to know she left such a great impression with your family. It puts a smile on our faces to know that we won you over with our dishes, and we hope to welcome you back in again very soon for more of... More 

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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok.not what it used to be before remodel. This is the 3rd time in a row the food was meh....The food just don't taste the same.prices are about 7.00 more a plate and smaller portions (still plenty of food)we have been going every year for our anniversary. Sadly I think this was the last year . Great remodel... More 

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Thank BRIAN C
Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review

Brian, this is disappointing to read -- we've only changed the renovations, but we have always maintained a strict devotion to our recipes. That said, it's surprising that you feel like the dishes have changed since the renovation. We hate knowing that a long-time supporter left feeling this way, and if we have the chance to invite you in again,... More 

shropshire
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us have just returned from an exceptional night out at Farlows. Lets be clear, this is a casual restaurant but what great food and service. We have had two hours of sheer enjoyment helped in every way by our excellent server Terrie. She was great at her job with a fun personality which contributed in no small way... More 

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Thank sayandy
Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review

This is such an amazing review to come across -- thank you for sharing! We'll be delighted to show this to our team, especially knowing that they made such a difference in your visit. We can't wait to welcome you back in again soon for more fun memories! Sincerely, Laurie and Keith, Owners More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A meal at Farlow's is almost always special. The menu is interesting with excellent fish dishes - you must try the Trigger Fish. The meat and chicken is specially sourced from selected farms. And the wine list is extensive. It isn't cheap but the food is worth the price.

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Thank PeteFellow
Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review

Thank you for such kind words! When we hear that a dish is a "must-try," we really get excited. We're overjoyed that you tried out our wine selection, and we hope you'll be back in again to try even more of our options. Sincerely, Laurie and Keith, Owners More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2080 S McCall Rd, Englewood, FL 34224-4542
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Englewood
  • Phone Number: +1 941-474-5343
Description
After you experience a meal at Farlow's On The Water, you'll find this restaurant will quickly become a favorite place for you, your family and friends.All our food is made fresh daily. We use the freshest fish and seafood, meats and produce we can find. Come and enjoy items from a menu that features a variety of delicious appetizers, entrees, desserts, tropical drinks, and gluten-free options. Choose from some of our signature dishes, such as Seafood Pie, our fresh catch fish selections, and beautiful salads, like our Cranberry Chicken Salad or our Crab Salad.The herbs used in our delicious dishes are grown in our garden here at the restaurant. You are welcome to tour the garden and allow your taste buds to be teased by the scent of parsley, basil and rosemary.Farlow's offers live music Wednesday through Sunday nights. Join us for a great meal filled with delicious food, refreshing drinks from our full bar, a beautiful view from our inside or open air dining rooms and fun entertainment.

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