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Main Bar Sandwich Shop

1944 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5915
+1 941-955-8733
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (26 reviews)
“sandwiches” (28 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
1944 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5915
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simple, if you haven’t visited..... do so! Simple sandwich shop in downtown Sarasota that’s been there forever. The staff is great! The famous Italian sandwich is must. Can get really busy at noon. Enjoy 😉

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Everything made to order. Clean and simple. And, they do it right!! great staff and clean!! Delish and Delish!!

Thank cynsrq
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Have had lunch here countless times but have not reviewed it yet. One of the best lunch spots period. When a place only opens for lunch and makes it 50+ years it tells you they got it!! Extensive sandwich menu with something for everyone. Salads...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Service level = zero. Case in point is the waitress who never returned. The reason she didn't was the godawful soup (beans and rice with chunks of hot dog!?), a lump of meat sandwich dropped between two slices of "Wonder" rye, that deconstructed and the...More

Thank Colorphil
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Traveling through Florida we stopped in Sarasota for lunch, and feel very fortunate to have found the Main Bar Sandwich Shop. They have a good selection on their menu, the sandwiches were excellent, and the staff very friendly. If you are in the area you...More

1  Thank Pam L
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

I get lunch takeout from here twice a week for the past year and I'm never disappointed. Place may look a little run down but that has nothing to do with the food, this is a downtown staple not to be missed.

Thank WhiskeyMyWhiskey
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

For the money, this is the best sandwich place in Sarasota. My favorite is the rare roast beef, lettuce and tomato, with a side of the jalapeño mayo. Their Lido sandwich is also good. Very busy at lunch and a long time favorite with local...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Just discovered this place for lunch. Prices seem reasonable and there is large sandwich selection ( though cheese is $0.65 extra for some reason). I had the chicken salad plate which filled the platter with tasty chicken salad, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, hard boiled egg, slaw,...More

Thank m00nchaser
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Their famous Italian and Cuban are the most popular by far The peasants pheasant is great as well. This place is heavily patron Ed&martha by those working for the downtown bankers and County Court worker's. Has been here for decades.

Thank fireback
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Amazing sandwiches, quick service, and very reasonable prices. If want to grab a quick bite for lunch go there. whatever you do get the jalapeño mayo on any sandwich you order. mmmmm

Thank Sarasotabrad
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 12
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1944 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5915
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-955-8733
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