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Surf Shack

€€ - €€€Mexican, American,
326 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1321
+1 941-960-1122
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (238 reviews)
“tiger shrimp” (18 reviews)
“tuna poke” (7 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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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Surf Shack
1. Great value tacos
"This was our 3rd visit here."
hootie j
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2. Food was Excellent
"Everything we ate was DELICIOUS! Service was great both times, too"
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3. Excellent @@fish@@ restaurant
"Very nice restaurant with sea view and outside seating."
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1 - 10 of 436 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here the other night with my team of 23 women. The servers were great and very efficient! The only reason it is average is because of the food, it was good but nothing special. It definitely could've been because our group was so...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 646gracek
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Visited the terrace for dinner with our three sons Thanksgiving weekend. Made a reservation which was quickly honored and sat upstairs on deck. Clean tables, nice seating but just a bit dark to see the menu. 🙂 Terry was our server: from beginning to end...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DCSteph
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

We didn’t know where to eat for dinner. We walked around the circle and found this cute outdoor sidewalks eating restaurant serving tacos. We are glad we stopped there. The drinks were fine and the food was delicious.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Juliescrapbook
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Great discovery in the circle. We were on a bike ride on vacation and wanted a simple spot to stop for a beverage and light lunch. The Surf Shack filled our needs. $4 gourmet tacos and a nice beverage hit the spot. We were not...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sisu1972
Reviewed 31 October 2018

As a small restaurant owner near the Ohio State campus, we have employed many younger waitresses. While on St Armand’s, we stopped by Surf Shack for the Tacos. Our server recommended the most popular tacos. So we ordered the banging shrimp, tiger shrimp, jerk chicken,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Navigator19969393420
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and friends went to the Surf Shack several weeks ago. The hostess was very friendly. We waited for 10 mins while the waitresses all stood around in the back chatting. The hostess noticed we had not received service and ask for our drink...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank crazyboating
Reviewed 26 October 2018

We were walking around the circle yesterday evening. We were in from Tulsa and wanted to try Florida Style Mexican Food. We heard about Taco Thursday at the Surf Shack from the store clerk around the corner. We figured we would give it a try....More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Towmasterhauler... D
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped by Monday evening for drinks and food. We were greeted by our server Nicole. She explained the menu to us and recommended her favorites. We were very happy with our food. Nicole did a great job as our server and we recommend that...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Relaxed environment, but attentive and pleasant service. Particular tacos flavours, incredibly tasty!!! Their margarita was a great choice, too. I would recommend this place time and time again!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Chiara P
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Good place for lunch. Nice and fast service. The tacos are really good. Tuna poke was also very nice. Good place parking just outside the resturant.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank p_ternstrom
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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, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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