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1481 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5714
+1 941-955-1481
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Lexington, MA
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Patrick's on March 25 for lunch, this was our second visit in past year. I got the hamburger (speciality) and it was very good, the bar maid recommended the Cobb salad with chicken for my wife. She actually stated it was "awesome" wHile the salad and the chicken was fine, the egg had a dark green ring around... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Patrick's is basically an institution here in Sarasota. Its ALWAYS busy and there's very good reason. the food is always good and the service is friendly and fast. because its bustling, it can get a little loud, but the food and smiles make it all worthwhile. its known for it's burgers, and they are DELICIOUS! and only once in all... More 

Thank artisticdirector
Sarasota, FL
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193 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pub is always crowded, food is fine, service is adequate for a pub. Burgers are great, noise is very loud. Fun place to meet friends but not if you are looking a quiet meal. Try it!

Thank retirededward
Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted dinner while touring downtown Sarasota and asked a local resident passer by if they could give a recommendation. They said if we were interested in a delicious burger Patricks is the place. Patrick's offers a full menu, but based on the burgers we saw coming from the kitchen, we opted for burgers. They were outstanding. They are large... More 

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Queretaro City, Mexico
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208 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It bills itself as the Sarasota version of “Cheers”. It might be, one member in our party was very chatty with the bartender. It has a great location downtown and they say it has been voted the best hamburger in Sarasota for the past 29 years. Why 1481? Perhaps, that was when Sarasota was founded by the Spanish. No, it... More 

Thank mcahill6912
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we happened upon this restaurant and decided to try it, we were able to get a table outside our waitress came right over (Donna) to get us a drink and tell us about the specials, drinks came right away, which in my world is important, we had some small talk about different items, the one special was seafood Alfredo which... More 

Thank daweaz
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, great location. Wait staff was knowledgeable about GF the GF options but if you are like us you hate to be offered the GF burger without the bun. You do have an option to bring your own and likely worth it on $5 Monday's. We would give it 3.5 stars but round up to 4 as we would... More 

Thank Sean R
Naples, Florida
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After being on a boat for 5 hours and facing a 2.5 hour ride home, we drove into Fruitland and found Patrick's. We read the reviews and thought this was a must. Of course we had the burger...outstanding, and the grouper sandwich, terrific. The fries were crispy and the potato salad delicious. 2 Stella draughts and the check was 38.95... More 

Thank usboatsales
Sarasota, Florida
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Patrick's is known for its good burgers and my friend and I were not disappointed, cooked as ordered to perfection and very tasty. Our wives ordered entree salads, and the trick here is to ask for them to be cut and tossed in the kitchen before being served, as they are served on plates and not easily mixed at the... More 

Thank Bob M
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Patrick's was recommended to us for great hamburgers and as a local favorite. We had no trouble getting seated as we were there for an early dinner. The server was friendly and polite. The booth and the silverware could have used a little more cleaning. Our meals, including the above mentioned "Best Burgers in Town" were average at best. The... More 

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Jody S, Front Office Manager at Patrick's, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so sorry to hear of your unpleasant experience at Patricks. It is our policy at Patricks to do an hourly Restroom Check for cleanliness and our managers are always on top of this! We strive to have a clean restaurant. Unfortunately, you will always have some guests that throw paper on the ground... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1481 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5714
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-955-1481
Welcome to a Sarasota Tradition, Patricks 1481, a visually stunning work of art with a big city flair, where we serve up great comfort food and libations. Our menu is wide ranging and award winning, consistently being named "Best American Restaurant", Best Bar", and 30 years in a row "Best Burger". Always busy, always friendly, always filled with regulars and tourists. A must visit to Sarasota's "Cheers"

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