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Bearded Clam Waterfront Restaurant & Tiki Bar Sarasota

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7150 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-1405
+1 941-355-2600
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Hawkinsville, Georgia, United States
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

At first glance, this restaurant seemed a bit sketchy. Boy was I wrong! Generally, when you see a menu this large and diverse, your first thought is "How can they be great at any of these items?" We sat outside and they were playing live music, which was enjoyable. We then ordered an appetizer of rare seared ahi tuna, which... More 

Thank Les S
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Greece needs to be changed! The music was intolerable! ! The bar had music, and the jukebox had music! Both at the same time and volume... The waitress told us we could move inside???? Defeats the purpose of water view!?!? Mixed drink was lacking. Lime was old and dry... we left quickly...😯

Thank Mommasq
Jupiter, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every now and then we get a very special treat. The Bearded Clam was one of those occasions. My wife and I went there on a recommendation because of the location. As we walked in it looked like you typical oceanside bar/restaurant. It's a really pretty spot on a small harbor, but I didn't expect much from the food. I... More 

Thank Stephen I
Sarasota, Florida
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Some friends took us to this tiki bar/restaurant that we probably would not have found on our own. Tucked behind an older Ramada Inn on Tamiami Trail, is a great little restaurant/bar with very good food and great ambience on the water.

Thank Sally K
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

When I moved to Bradenton the first thing I did was look for a Tiki Bar. I found this when I stayed at the Ramada. Super nice people and outdoor seating. It was everything I wanted.

Thank Victor P
Seminole, Florida
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was a great restaurant on the water to watch Sunday football outside. The Mahi Mahi sandwich I had was very good as well as the homemade coleslaw. Food and drinks were reasonably priced. Service was good also.

Thank Janet C
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Connected to ramada Sarasota. Can sit by pool or at tiki bar area and order. Staff is pleasant and efficient. Nice to be able to have lunch or dinner by pool and not have to leave pool and get dressed up to go elsewhere

Thank LauraLakeland
Bluffton, Ohio
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I believe our group of eight each had a different entree. Everyone enjoyed their meals, I enjoyed sitting by channel watching the local wildlife. Prices were a little high.

Thank Aunt-JK
BeardedClamSRQ, Owner at Bearded Clam Waterfront Restaurant & Tiki Bar Sarasota, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to write a review. I am glad that you had a good time, enjoyed the view and enjoyed the food. We try to be competitive with our pricing but just like living on the waterfront, the real estate is a little more expensive than non-waterfront. We also pride ourselves in using the freshest,... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The owner came over to see if we were okay and the service was good, introduced himself, very friendly , easy going guy..would recommend to everyone, great view, good food, awesome service..good looking bartenders too..lol

Thank grimsweep
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch. Great restaurant on the water. We watched boaters pull up to eat here. Outdoor seating with large bar. Food was delicious and huge portions. Staff was friendly and provided great service! Would recommend!

Thank 33Bert

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$36
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7150 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-1405
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-355-2600
Laid back waterfront restaurant offering a very large menu including but not limited to, fresh seafood, pasta, pizza, hot dogs, numerous sandwiches, burgers, numerous appetizers, daily specials, bar bite menu, happy hour 11:00a.m. - 6:00p.m. M - Sat and all day Sunday. 2 for 1 margharitas on Thursday along with our gourmet poolside taco bar and a full kids menu. We are a pet friendly restaurant. We offer over 700 feet of public dockwall space and are located east at marker 16 in Sarasota bay. Customers can enjoy large pool deck and swimming pool. Live music

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