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Barnacle Bill's Seafood

5050 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34234-3875
+1 941-355-7700
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“crab cakes” (61 reviews)
“seafood” (151 reviews)
“shrimp” (53 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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5050 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34234-3875
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have a bit of a tradition where we stop here with my folks before they drop us off at the airport (usually around midday) so I can't speak to the dinner menu as we have only had lunch. We usually get the seafood chowder...More

Thank relotony
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place wasn’t much of what I expected but it was not bad at all. The food was good and the server was very friendly. Cost not that bad at all, but they can use a remodel starting with that damm squeezing door. LOL It...More

Thank CEC_Jason
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They had a good web site, so I was able to look at the full menu before venturing out. Upon arrival I was greeted and seated at a clean booth. For the prices on the menu, I might have expected a more upscale dining room,...More

Thank RLeave
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Tried Barnacle Bill’s as I heard it was good. Not in my opinion! Food is average at best and a little overpriced for what you get. We were there around 7PM maybe 4 tables were occupied. The Ipswich Clams were just O.K and the Roasted...More

Thank papajoe323
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We were told by another restaurant to the town that this was the best fish restaurant in Sarasota. We were told we did not need a reservation, now we understand why. Medium priced poor food. But the waitress did her best.

Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We had not been to Barnacle Bill's for some time and wanted a little something light. My husband was in the mood for some of their great gumbo, and he said what was served was just okay. I ordered a "half pound" of peel and...More

Thank settlinger
Reviewed 13 September 2017

As many know, Bill was very outspoken, well he has passed away and there are new Owners/Managers Some great changes too, now you get both potatoes/rice and Vegies! Still the same great home made bread. Renee is the best waitress in the world! Prices can't...More

Thank Grace D
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

The food at this restaurant truly adheres to the adage of you have to spend money for a good meal. The food was delicious and worth the price. The service was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable of the menu.

Thank Jhonesnaps60
Reviewed 28 August 2017

My favorite here are the fried oysters. They are lucious. So we weren't adventurous but we were extremely satisfied with the dinner. It wasn't crowded (it was early and late August), and got us out in plenty of time for the show.

Thank cheryl362
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The scallops are so fresh and cooked perfectly that they melted in your mouth. My 10 year old son ordered the scallops from the adult menu. His plate had seven huge sea scallops, mashed potatoes and perfectly cooked veggies. He refused to share because he...More

Thank Sjewel
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3 February 2015|
Response from Belarussia |
Yes they are available on the menu daily.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5050 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34234-3875
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-355-7700
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