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Barnacle Bill's Seafood

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5050 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34234-3875
+1 941-355-7700
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Clark, New Jersey
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food here was delicious, but be prepared to wait for it and wait for your check. We went with a group of 10 and it took a few staff members about 45 minutes to figure out the check. We were glad the food was good!

Thank Michele Z
Little Falls, New Jersey
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are visiting the area and decided to try Barnacle Bills. The food was excellent. We had the talapia with a lemon sauce and angel hair pasta. Wow. I loved it. We also tried the Sea scallops. Everything was fresh, delicious and flavorful. Our waiter was very nice, friendly and professional. The food and drinks were slow coming out. Took... More 

Thank kthomas013
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to the early bird dinner due to tickets for the theater.On their website it stated salad ,entree and desert. When finishing the meal was given a dessert menu and when I showed the server it was included she went to her manager.He informed us the dessert was only included off season! If that was the case it should have... More 

Thank GwenRose_10
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I went with three friends and we really enjoyed the Early Bird Special. There is an extensive menu for that so everyone had something they liked. Service was very fast and the waitress was very attentive. The crabcake is really one of the best I have ever had!

Thank Paulette B
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425 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited last year and returned and were not disappointed. The menu is huge that everyone should be able to enjoy something. This time we sampled the broiled scallops and salmon. They were divine. Close to,the Asoka Theatre

Thank redramPhiladelphia
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Barnacle Bill's and we arrived during happy hour. Draft beer and well drinks are reduced price and there is a special reduced price limited menu during happy hour. I had crab cake dinner which was wonderful ! My wife had salmon, which was fair tasting but a bit mushy. The atmosphere is casual and... More 

Thank Raymond T
Laurel Park
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the best stuffed lobster since Maine.......the service was superb....and friendly and staff very knowledgeable..the food outstanding..highly recommend...will certainly be back when in town

Thank John G
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were going to a concert and the restaurant we usually go to had a 45 min wait time, so we left and drove up the street a couple miles and my husband spotted their sign.Got in immediately and told the server Jason, we did not have alot of time for a leisurely meal and he was very accommodating. Even... More 

Thank blmoore
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The crab cake was the best I had in Sarasota. Also enjoyed a cup of lobster bisque. By the time I tucked into my scallops I was feeling full so I didn't enjoy them as much. Very simple decor. Not fine dining atmosphere but the prices were comparable to a fancy dinner.

Thank Elaine G
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasn't impressed with the hostess. She didn't seem to know what was going on. The bar maid was a little rough around the edges. The food was good. Our waiter, Elvis, was fabulous. Topped a nice dinner and evening off with a piece of key lime pie.

Thank Cathy H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?