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The Breakfast House

1817 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34236-4201
+1 941-366-6860
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“pancakes” (60 reviews)
“french toast” (27 reviews)
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1817 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34236-4201
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s been awhile since we’ve been here and it didn’t disappoint. The reason for not returning is there are so many places in Sarasota to go. It was nice to find out it was still very good. We will come back sooner. We had a...More

Thank Fullbellies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us had breakfast here today. All were thoroughly enjoyed. Omlette, Eggs Benedict, French toast and pancakes we're the order of the day. Coffee was piping hot and service was excellent. Great way to start the day.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat here numerous times while in Sarasota - food and ambiance are always excellent. Met friends there recently after we had raved about place. As we were finishing our second cup of coffee and having paid our check, owner came to table and forcefully...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Each table is set colorfully different from the neighboring one. Little touches like novelty salt and pepper shakers. The food is consistently great and the wait staff are friendly even though rushed. This restaurant stays very busy even in off season. They do not take...More

Thank FiaSarasota
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Wanted so much to enjoy this! We waited 75 minutes! Several customers came and went while we waited. I would like to say it was worth the wait but food was just typical. Cracker Barrel would have been better! Finally asked waitress to check on...More

Thank GA_GAL13
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

For the past six years I have visited Sarasota in the winter I have driven past this place and have told myself I must try it. Well, today was the day. I drove into the parking lot. It is obviously an old Florida home converted...More

Thank Edwina H
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Sit outside old house under covered umbrellas and enjoy full breakfast or lunch. French toast delicious. Corned beef hash and eggs very good. Good service but may have to wait for table.

Thank DickandRobin
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Wendy, the owner, shared her recipe with me for her Irish grandmother’s Corned Beef Hash made with Guiness beer. Loved it and also loved the Sweet Potato Hash Browns! Also loved that she has Gluten Free bread alternatives. The service was great, too, and The...More

Thank CSK2
Reviewed 3 February 2018

This place is small and cozy, with very friendly service and excellent breakfasts. I presume lunches are just as good. Coffee is hot and strong. Ate Eggs Benedict Florentine, made with chopped turkey, spinach, tomato and sauce with fried potatoes. Was excellent. All the food...More

Thank saltsy372
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

It’s a tiny place so expect a wait but my breakfast was terrific and the coffee was hot. We were warmly welcomed and all the service personnel were genuinely helpful and gracious. What a great way to start the day!

Thank Martha F
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Denise J
13 June 2017|
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Response from Meg S | Reviewed this property |
They will take your name, #in party, and arrival time and that means a shorter wait. It's not a true reservation but when you've given advance notice they take that into consideration.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 26
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1817 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34236-4201
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-366-6860
Quaint key west style bungalow that serves freshly made breakfast and lunch from family recipes. Irish style corn beef hash, amazing pancakes served with real maple syrup. Enjoy dining under the trees in our whimsical outdoor garden. Hungry? Lets do Breakfast!
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