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Crab & Fin

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420 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1409
+1 941-388-3964
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped on a Sunday afternoon to grab a bite before heading out. The staff was attentive and made good suggestions on what to try. We started with an order of oysters which were fresh a and slightly salty. The recommendation was right on. For my main course I had the shrimp pasta. The dish was stuffed with freaky shrimp... More 

Thank Charles R
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited for lunch and sat outside on a very beautiful sunny day. What made it even better was the service and quality of food. The seafood was fresh and delicious, some of the best restaurant food we've ever eaten. We can't wait to go back! Adding to this was a nice piano player that added to our enjoyment. The... More 

Thank wilimnot
Miami, Florida
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you drive down the keys, from St. Petersburg to Sarasota, IT is quite a mixed bag, for the most part, on the modest to average scale. We were lucky to hit Lido Key around dinner time, and parked right across from Crab and fin. It was a bit early, so made a reservation, requesting a table by the street,... More 

Thank FrenchGuyinMadrid
Guildford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have eaten here over the past 3/4 years and it is consistently good. Portuguese octopus was stunning as a shared appetiser. The gumbo was delicious, as was the grouper with lentils. Lovely friendly service and the key lime pie was classically good. Smoked salmon paste with crackers as the freebie appetiser is a great touch. As were the fresh pineapple... More 

Thank BlackberryGin
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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215 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place looks like a 5 Star, inside & a Quaint Upscale Patio outside! We were here once before and loved the Food, Service & location so much we couldn't wait to come back! We had Fried Calamari, Fresh Grouper, & Seafood Soup, Awesome!!!!! Service was attentive as always. Pianist outside was a nice addition! This will always be my... More 

Thank megantracy
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Looked forward to eating here and was a little disappointed 😔 with out snapper lunch. Sat outside on full patio listening to live piano entertainment. Bread was cold and large dark chunk of fish did not look or taste like snapper next to cold lumpy potatoes but the grilled asparagus was good. Left and went to Ben and Jerry's for... More 

Thank Mullinix
Zurich, Switzerland
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose the restaurant based on a recommendation of friends of ours. Our dinner consisted of a Crab Cake and a Scallops and Shrimp Pasta dish. Both rather mediocre: the Crab Cake was advertised by the restaurant itself to be the best in town. Well, we are not convinced. No taste, some mayonnaise on the side, hard asparagus and cut... More 

Thank Peter B
Sarasota, Florida
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is top notch. Top dollar for top-quality and top service. Expect nothing but excellence and deliciousness. I personally love to go there for the oysters. They change the choices constantly. Usually at least six different type of oysters at one time.

Thank Al O
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Joined our friends at the restaurant today. We were seated immediately and were presented with the daily specials. Ordered a bowl of chicken gumbo which was good. Atmosphere was great with outside seating.

Thank Paul H
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here on Halloween. Food and service were great. Plan on being here next year for Halloween and reserving a table on the patio to watch all the costumed people walk by. They having exceptionally fun staff and good variety on the menu. Try it

Thank Kevin M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$35
American, Seafood, Soups, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1409
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-388-3964
Located on St. Armands Circle in Sarasota Florida.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?