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Walt's Fish Market

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4144 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231
+1 941-921-4605
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went with my husband,,,,great atmosphere ,,,the food is so amazing,,,best seafood place ever. The service was excellent...they had live music,,,super place.

Thank Mildred M
Adirondack, New York
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this place is wildly popular and for good reason. The fish is fresh and delicious! You will likely wait, but enjoy a drink in the tiki bar. Parking can be tough, but doable. Highly recommend!

Thank mfm914
Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

During high season the wait is long and the small parking lot is full. The fish is fresh and cooked well. There are not any views and TiKi Bar is usually full so getting a drink while you wait is not easy either as the bartender is busy covering the wait staff. Go early if you do not want to... More 

Thank djbutlerremax
Vero Beach, Florida
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168 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When we sat down we were given a warm greeting by our fantastic waiter Daniel. He recommended some dishes and we started with the conch fritters which were nice and doughy and mussels, which were in a light delicious broth. We then continued on our feast with Oysters Rockefeller which were decadent and we finished with Cobia and a Hog... More 

Thank SweetTizzyT
Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have returned back to Walts and left just as happy as the first time we came. Last visit was a Saturday lunch, this time a Monday night dinner. Ordering off the dinner specials, we received absolutely wonderful entrees and the scallops app is a must have! Blown away again by the service we received from the 2 guys and... More 

Thank ahartman39
New Castle, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Really good fresh quality food. Service was very good. A little further from downtown Sarasota but worth the extra 10 minutes. History of the place is really cool. So read the menu. Lol

Thank sarah c
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a snowbird locals often offer mixed advice bemoaning our presence that crowds everything but also sharing their hubs and haunts. One such local brought me to Walt's Fish Market on a Wednesday just after Easter Sunday. In theory, he said," the big crowds are gone and we can enjoy the fish at a place that's been in the same... More 

Thank BroadwayBruce
Toledo, Ohio
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272 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Parking was very tight here, even for lunch. We were seated quickly, and the waiter Jeff had great recommendations and was very attentive. That said, this is also a fish market, and looks and smells like a fish market. It seemed crowded, and somewhat noisy. The clam chowder was very watery, and no potatoes although it did have a fair... More 

Thank Flyinlow427vette
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Have eaten here several times and it always been good. If you're looking for a seafood restaurant you won't go wrong here. Depending on when you go be prepared for a wait, but worth it.

Thank Howard C
Brookville, New York
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I am not a fan of dining on a main road or in a shopping center, due to several recommendations, I visited this establishment and I was pleasantly surprised. The staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. They can get very busy with a wait up to an hour but if you don't mind eating against the wall, which houses... More 

Thank jshnr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4144 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-921-4605

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?