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Lido Beach Grill

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700 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236-2011
+1 941-388-2161
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17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fancy but friendly even during remodel updates. Next to public beach parking and you can use beach or sit by pools, yes two! and eat from good lunch menu. Big tiki bar to watch tv or sunset while having ice cold beer and a full bar of drinks. Get the mudslide with extra chocolate! Not a rowdy place but fun... More 

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Thank Mullinix
Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the Lido Grille ,at the invitation of my good friend, who raved about her previous brunch about a year ago. She went on and on about the delicious and enormous amount of food they had. She said the place had been packed last year. Well, after driving over an hour to get there and making a reservation,... More 

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Thank Joseph A
Sharon F, Manager at Lido Beach Grill, responded to this review

I am so sorry you had that experience! I can not thank you enough for caring enough to let us know that we fell short of both your and our expectations!!! We take pride in our reputation for the Grille and especially the brunch. I will research this and make the adjustments needed. More 

Bradenton, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went several times last season and thoroughly enjoyed Sal Garcia singing and playing and just being very entertaining . Where is he now? I would love to come back and bring guests, but I am holding out for Sal Garcia as the entertainment. I also enjoyed several visits to the SandCastle when he was playing there. Where,oh where is he?

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Thank sapadden
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40 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time stopping in for some lunch. There was no body in there. I guess that should have told me something. Ordered a Chicken club wrap n fries. The wrap was to good. Had a weird sauce to it and one slice of avacado. The fries were cold and soft. My husbands burger was good but his fries were old... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We walked the beach from our timeshare unit to have sunset drinks. Great bartender; gave us the recipe for Summer Sangria, and great conversation. The kitchen was closed for renovations, so we had a great dinner upstairs. Have been here three times and will return in the future.

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Thank Robert S
Longboat Key, Florida
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108 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I am reluctant to recommend the Happy Hour. When crowded for sunset it is hard to get a spot at the bar or a table. The bartenders are excellent, the drinks are very good and the bar food is a home run. Pork belly with lettuce is a must try. The shrimp are large, tasty and a perfect presentation. The... More 

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Hampton nh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Great spot to come when you're on the beach the tiki bar is fantastic everyone is very friendly. Have a large menu great happy hour. Happy hour starts at 5 PM, the appetizers go to half price at this time.

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Thank Hollmark
Treasure Island, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We met some friends in the lounge on the 8th floor of the resort for happy hour. Drinks were 1/2 off and the appetizers were delicious, especially the crab sliders. In addition, there was a solo musician playing at just the right volume. Next time in Lido, we'll visit again.

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Thank TreasureIslandBill
Oviedo, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Great view of the ocean, bay and st Armand's circle. Awesome happy hour specials from 5-7 everyday as well as half price appetizers, one man band live music when we were there on friday and Saturday night.

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Thank Dominic P
East Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Great bar overlooking the beach, the food was good and the drinks were COLD! It was nice because I could lay in the sun and leave my husband at the bar! Only bad thing is they don't serve alcohol on the beach

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236-2011
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-388-2161
Description
Serving dinner seven days a week and Brunch on Sunday, The Lido Beach Grille specializes in modern American cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Using only the freshest ingredients, our Executive Chef Matt Lewis creates a variety of entree selections - from salad to choice meats and local seafood - and house specialty desserts Our atmosphere is upscale but casual, with the only panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Sarasota skyline.In the Sunset Lounge, gather for pre-dinner mixed drinks, cocktails, beer, and wine. And, as the name implies, enjoy the best sunset views over the Gulf.Every Sunday, join us for the best Champagne Brunch in the city. Featuring omelet and prime rib stations, breakfast and lunch buffet items, a raw bar, salads, breads, and desserts, the Lido Grille Sunday Brunch has something for every taste and every age.

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