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Otters On the River

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4380 Carraway Pl, Sanford, FL 32771-8522
+1 407-636-6300
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Winter Springs, Florida
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been going here off and on throughout the years through many different owners. Finally it looks like we have an owner that knows what he's doing and has chefs that know how to prepare good food. We went today and the patio was rocking with really good music and everybody seemed to be having a great time. We... More 

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Thank Faith W
Deltona, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went here for lunch yesterday and we sat outside on the patio. It was a beautiful day so I didn't understand why there was no bartender servicing the outside bar. We sat at a table and waited about 15 minutes for a server to take our drink order. 30 minutes later, still no drinks. After watching... More 

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Thank sarah L
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Husband loves eating by the water and boats so we tried Otters for lunch. Place was mostly empty on a Tuesday around noon. Very attentive server trying very hard to sell the place to us for dinner with comedians and/or bands. She recommended the pretzels with beer cheese - very good. Also the onion soup - delicious. Husband had patty... More 

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Thank Kathy S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

great service! food was amazing! Love the patio bar!! We will be back! Love the live music ! Making this a great place to hang out

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Thank Amy P
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Came with 9 other friends to see the band. Booked a cabana for $300. It was a fiasco from the beginning. We arrived at 7:25 for 8pm show. The opening act went on after 9:30 and at almost midnight the headliner took the stage. Service was absolutely awful. Noone knew what was going on with the drink specials. It took... More 

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Thank Monica F
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The absolute worst service and the food was nothing special. Several menu items were not even available. We sat at the bar and had to flag random servers down just to get drinks, refills, slilverwear, etc. Writing this off as a place never to go to again. Very disappointed!

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Thank JJMore
Heathrow, Florida
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This place is truly awful. We stopped by in the afternoon to have a cocktail and enjoy the view. We weren't very hungry but we decided to order an appetizer combo.We should have paid better attention to the people who left after waiting over an hour for their food. About 45 minutes after we ordered, an appetizer appeared in the... More 

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Sanford, Florida
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172 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I've tried Otters for lunch and my wife and I returned on a different day for dinner. The food was very good and the service great. The beer battered fish (Mahi) was excellent, however, my wife does not recommend the fish tacos. To be fair, this may have been an isolated situation. We will be returning.....the restaurant over looks the... More 

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Thank Benny C
DeBary, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

The new owners of this restaurant and entertainment complex have no concept of how to run a restaurant. The service on both visits to this establishment was pitiful. 2 hours from the time we were seated we finally received our meal and it was inedible and cold. It is a shame that they are not capable of conducting good business... More 

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Thank Bryan D
Clearwater, Florida
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Cute beachy place in the marina. Our waiter was attentive ,but, unfortunately, we followed his enthusiastic recommendations and ended up with the worst fish tacos I've ever had. They contained about a tablespoon of fish scraps and were of such poor quality that we didn't finish them, although it was a shared plate. Weird fried cheese medallions were hockey pucks... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4380 Carraway Pl, Sanford, FL 32771-8522
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Sanford
  • Phone Number: +1 407-636-6300

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