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Surf Shack

€€ - €€€Mexican, American,
326 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1321
+1 941-960-1122
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“tacos” (215 reviews)
“tiger shrimp” (16 reviews)
“tuna poke” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
Mexican, American, Bar, Seafood, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
326 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1321
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was just ok, maybe good. But not great. I'm not going to knock the service due to how busy the poor girl was after being triple seated with big tables while working a double! She hung in there though. Our meals were good...More

Thank Jim V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Surf Shack is a hit every year. My family and I discovered it 3 years ago and every time we vacation in Sarasota we make sure to dine at the Surf Shack. Usually, we eat down stairs, but this time we dicid a to...More

Thank Dayanara M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a poki bowl, mahi Reuben sandwich and homemade guacamole. All the food was good but guc was great. Sat on the sidewalk seats which was super fun for people watching in this quaint little town. Nice surprise!

Thank annham0324
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone at our table tried one of the various tacos on the menu and not a single person was disappointed. Very impressive to do such a variety so well.

Thank Hogan5D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Those tacos are incredible and I must say the service was great as well! Very well priced and overall very pleased!

Thank AlexandraMurley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked into an a dark and almost empty restaurant on a Monday afternoon about 2.00 pm and asked for a table for 15 for my birthday Server was horrified and said she would try to get a table together? Service was a little crazy but...More

Thank Jayboy44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across this, and was intrigued by the price of taco's. We asked for advise in picking them, she was right on. Our favorites were the Longboard and the Bangin Shrimp. Staff was friendly, place was clean. Loaded Mac and Cheese was great.

Thank Jill D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here with my wife and two teenagers. While St Armand's is very cutesie the prices ain't. The other recommended restaurants in the Circle were pretty formal and stuffier than we were looking for. It was our last big night so we wanted somewhere more...More

Thank DMcC27b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first thing I would say is it is a very casual experience, but don't let that put you off (its got that Island vibe). The service was friendly and efficient, but more importantly the Tacos were excellent - good choice of different fillings, all...More

Thank Bowders72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Third time was not a charm. Great service! Loved our server - but not impressed with our tacos at all. 😞Tried the scallop taco - honestly it was 1 average sized scallop cut in half and seared on both sides. 1 scallop does not make...More

Thank Nikki H
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Questions & Answers
Katie G
7 May 2017|
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Response from SurfShackFlorida | Property representative |
Thank you for the great question. YES we do have outdoor seating that accommodates dogs at both of our locations. Steve
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 326 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1321
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-960-1122
  • E-mail
Casual Beach Themed restaurant downstairs and the Piano Bar setting upstairs with balcony seating overlooking St Armand's Circle. Famous for Gourmet Tacos such as Island Lobster, Filet Mignon, Jerk Chicken and 12 more! Local craft beers and a great top shelf spirits selection. Live music upstairs nightly!
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