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Surf Shack

€€ - €€€Mexican, American,
326 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1321
+1 941-960-1122
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“tacos” (215 reviews)
“tiger shrimp” (16 reviews)
“tuna poke” (6 reviews)
Closes in 9 min
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 yesterday

We stopped in after a hot day at the beach. We were met by a very gracious and friendly server named Halston. He went over the menu and was well versed in the many cold beer selections on tap. The food was wonderful and the...More

Thank IslandgirlWD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My hubby and I ended up in here on a whim and boy, were we rewarded!! Super great food was ridiculously fresh and tasty. Our several Deidre was the bomb. They have half price happy hour on, "everything with alcohol. " Those are beautiful words....More

1  Thank Dana B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our server Nicole ❤️ Was wonderful!! She was very attentive and polite...both of our burgers were cooked perfect and the buffalo egg roll appetizer was a great starter.

Thank Rick G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit...ordered a lettuce wrapped Vegan Veggie Taco and paired it with a Fried Plantain side. Perfect lunch...all for $8 (plus tax). I’ll definitely be back. Yum‼️

Thank LindyLee2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our server, Halston, was awesome, the hostess, Nicole, was so sweet, and the tacos were amazing (we tried five different kinds between the two of us!)! Fantastic dining experience, great atmosphere!

1  Thank Excursion623434
Reviewed 5 August 2018

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 2 August 2018 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 1 August 2018 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 31 July 2018 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 27 July 2018 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
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Questions & Answers
Katie G
7 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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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