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Captain Brian's Seafood Market

) #106 of 685 Restaurants in Sarasota €€ - €€€ American, Seafood, Soups
8421 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2015
+1 941-351-4492
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fresh seafood” (37 reviews)
“lobster” (32 reviews)
“herring” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
8421 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2015
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I together with another couple dined recently at Captain Brian's restaurant in Sarasota. We all selected a fish entree and were delighted in the quality and texture of the fish selections.

Thank basquel
Reviewed yesterday

Met friends here for a casual late lunch, 3 PM. Our friend likes salad bars and said the selections were excellent and very fresh, but then again he likes the pickled herring on the salad bar and I can't even look at it. He and...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife's mother lives in the Bradenton area and it is her favorite restaurant because they always make her feel so special. This is one of the endearing qualities of this place because they are good at remembering people and welcoming them back. They have...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Jimmy knows his stuff about fish. GREAT FOOD. I had the Maine Lobster and my bride had the Crab cakes and bang-bang shrimp. NOT the same bang-bang shrimp you get at bone fish and other chains, but DELISHOUS all the same :) This is My...More

Thank Ronnie F
Reviewed 1 week ago

All day I was craving seafood. I found this hidden gem on apple maps. When I walked in I didn't know what to expect. Upon arrival, it looks small, but when you get inside it is huge!!! The service was excellent. They have a gentleman...More

Thank Bianca D
Brian B, Owner at Captain Brian's Seafood Market, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review Bianca, So glad you found us and we hope you come back soon! Our menu specials change daily depending on what comes off the boat, and yes, we have something for everyone! Not just the seafood lovers.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved this place! Very attentive waitress, amazing prices and wonderful quality not one negative can I report. This is truly a hidden gem!!!!

Thank Kara W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had good meals in the past, but Saturday night was quite deplorable!! We love their mussels and were ready to order when the waitress told us they didn't have them for 2 days! WHAT?? So 2 of us ordered the Seafood Combo platter...and...More

Thank bluemountain66
Brian B, Owner at Captain Brian's Seafood Market, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am terribly sorry to hear you were not satisfied with your meals. I can guarantee that all of our seafood is fresh, right off the boat... nothing ever frozen. I will look into these items and speak with the chef. We will always be...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed a respite from the heat and a very early dinner, following our day at the Ringling Museum. Captn Brian's hit the spot! Since we both love seafood, it was the perfect place for a casual bite. My favorite (lobster!) jumped off the menu...More

Thank srq23
Brian B, Owner at Captain Brian's Seafood Market, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! So glad you both enjoyed your meals! As a great low carb option, we also offer a Lobster Salad Plate, which is our famous Lobster Salad served on a bed of Romaine with tomatoes and fresh fruit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found Captain Brian's on a recommendation from some local Sarasota residences when we were visiting Siesta Key. I enjoy their fried or grilled grouper. My wife like the grilled wild salmon. Great for lunch and dinner. When ordering always take their salad bar. It...More

Thank Gerry W
Brian B, Owner at Captain Brian's Seafood Market, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review Gerry!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain Brian's is both a seafood market & restaurant. We took a large family group there one night upon the recommendation of a friend. We called ahead and they had our tables ready for us at the appropriate time. We were seated immediately with no...More

Thank Rick I
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Helen P
16 July 2015|
Response from Tremendous_Otis |
They now (April 2017) have beer and wine and a full bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8421 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2015
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-351-4492
Captain Brian's Seafood Market & Restaurant is your local source for the freshest seafood in town. Let us prepare one of our Fresh Market Catch specials for you, or visit our Market and take it home. Our fresh Market Specials change daily and include lobster, fresh Florida jumbo shrimp, New England flounder and much, much more. Established in 1984, we bring fresh catches in daily and also have air shipments flown in everyday. Our other specialties include a live lobster tank, salad bar, the largest choice of fresh fish anywhere in the area, seafood platters for your party and fish and chips to go. Stop in today soon to see the fresh catches we just brought in.
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