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Madfish Grill

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4059 Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233-5002
+1 941-377-3474
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Met friends for a quick lunch. Nice luncheon menu with several specials. Several different fish choices. Grouper sandwich, escargot and a salad with salmon were all beautifully plated. Service was quick and efficient. Prices seemed reasonable. Noticed that they do have an early bird menu that offers about 10 different smaller portion meals. There is a very low key bar... More 

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Thank Tyler B
Sarasota, Florida
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90 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friends gave us a gift certificate for Madfish Grill, and I'm so glad they did. The service was terrific. Amy took great care of us. Friendly, professional, quick with a recommendation. The homemade bread with dipping sauce was delicious, better than most. My hubby enjoyed his Pasta Martinique. The shrimp and scallops were light and seasoned well. My herb crusted... More 

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Thank revlisad
MadfishGrill, Manager at Madfish Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner and the service was professional. We hope to see you again soon :) More 

Sarasota, Florida
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With special menu of selections for New Year's Eve plus so many delicious temptations on their seasonal menu, an early dinner to start the holiday set the mood for a wonderful evening. Crispy duck breast with a tasty Madfish salad, coconut crusted chicken breast, and almond crusted tilapia made for a delicious table full of food. Wine was chilled and... More 

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Thank hledgerwood
MadfishGrill, Manager at Madfish Grill, responded to this review

We let the staff try the specials and the duck breast special was the unanimous favorite!! Thanks for the review and Happy New Year to you and your family! More 

Glenn Dale, Maryland
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Who could imagine a restaurant this good plopped down in the middle of a suburban shopping area parking lot? Food is varied, delicious, and well prepared. Menu is huge. Comfortable, relaxed ambiance. Excellent service, leisurely paced and well-timed. We'll be back regularly!

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Thank MarkWeinberg
MadfishGrill, Manager at Madfish Grill, responded to this review

Well we are glad you found us! Introduce yourselves next time so we can say hello--we hope you will be regulars :) More 

Sarasota, Florida
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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great seafood restaurant but also has a complete menu. You can make a meal of the appetizers alone. Great bar area and even a private room for larger parties. Great food and priced accordingly. We are repeat customers and have always been satisfied.

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Thank Mike M
MadfishGrill, Manager at Madfish Grill, responded to this review

We have worked on our list of appetizers for sharing--delicious!! Add one of our spinach or 4059 salads for a healthy start to the New Year. Thanks for your kind review and Happy New Year! More 

Morristown
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202 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lovely lunch with friends eating good food provided by a friendly server. I had the fish and chips on recommendation of server. One in our party had a beautifully presented salad.

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Thank NJLeoOH
Geneva, Illinois
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Service suited us perfectly. John gave us plenty of time to enjoy our cocktails before we ordered. He offered excellent advice about the various entrées. Husband had the fish and chips and pronounced it among the best he's had. I had the small portion of Pasta Martinique. Delicious with plenty of seafood.

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Thank IllinoisSuzyQ
MadfishGrill, Manager at Madfish Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the high service marks! We will pass on the compliment to John. Thanks so much! More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We were frequent diners at the Madfish as we live near there, but their prices have gotten so high that you may as well go downtown, better selection and better happy hour prices. We enjoy the staff and the food is good, a little pricey for the location though.

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Thank Tamara O
MadfishGrill, Manager at Madfish Grill, responded to this review

Our menu does have many options for smaller portions and early bird pricing until 6 pm. And we have extended the happy hour menu to be available on the patio as well, because it had become too hard for many people to get a spot at the bar and they were missing out on the specials. More 

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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Here visiting son for 2 weeks and have stopped in twice for meals to go. Bartender is great(sorry, but bad with names) and always recommends a good beer while I wait. Small filet and red snapper are both great. Lots of locals at the bar both times and fun conversations. If I lived here, this would be my go to... More 

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Thank GPLew
MadfishGrill, Manager at Madfish Grill, responded to this review

So glad to hear you had fun on your visit. We like the snapper too!! Have a safe trip home! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Over in Florida for a couple of months and eating out regularly. One gets a bit uninspired by what is on offer, but not here. A great menu obviously with the accent on fish dishes, served in a pleasant dining room, by the nicest waitresses in all of Florida. Friendly, helpful and efficient. . We lingered talking with friends after... More 

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Thank Alexander B
MadfishGrill, Manager at Madfish Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are glad to hear you had such a pleasant evening and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$25
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4059 Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233-5002
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-377-3474
Description
Long-time Sarasota favorite featuring an island-inspired menu and casual atmosphere. Serving everything from seafood to steaks, this local restaurant has earned a reputation for quality food & service.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?