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Barnacle Bill's Seafood

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5050 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34234-3875
+1 941-355-7700
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here about 3 or 4 times. Knew someone who worked there for awhile so she got me to come in. Its a very plain interior, you wouldn't know the place had anything to do with seafood. I always had seafood and it was consistently good, even the cheaper fish. The problem is, if you dont want to spend... More 

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lexington
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, first the front hostess was all over the place - there needs to be two people. She did get us seated fairly quickly, but it was weird - like I just stood there till she got to acknowledging me. (ok whatever) Our waitress was very nice, kinda older, little forgetful. But not like the worst by any means. The... More 

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Connecticut
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall, not bad however we have had much better. Many menu items to choose from and very large restaurant. Full bar and pleasant service. Clam strips were not New England type and were really large and overly tough. Clam chowder and lobster bisque were very good. Overall good value.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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468 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting Turtle Beach outside Sarasota, Florida for the morning, we looked for a place for lunch on the way home, and found this place on the road home. We were a bit late, so the restaurant was not that busy. They have an extensive menu, with all sorts of choices, especially seafood. I had a Daily catch of Catfish... More 

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Venice, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After dining at Barnacle Bills main street Sarasota many times we though we'd stop at this location near the airport taking family back. The bar was full,but a gentleman was leaving and told us his table would be available in few minutes. We got our drinks at bar and proceed to now vacant table. Our stay was an hour and... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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198 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant isn't what it used to be. The menu hasn't changed much. I notice the crowd us getting older. The bar has not improved and I couldn't get the snow crabs I usually order. However, the lobster bisque us still great and they still know how to cook a good piece of fish!

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Milford on Sea, United Kingdom
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264 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Were staying at the nearby Days Inn so this was an easy place to walk to. Large open plan room that lacks atmosphere but itbwas busy so that gave it more character. Extensive wine list and a separate bar area. Large, varied menu with lots of meat and seafood dishes. We ordered a bottle of Californian Cabernet at D26 and... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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183 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We often take out of town visitors to Barnacle Bills. The one on Tamiami Trail is larger and more 'family style' in it's looks than the downtown location. However, the all locations is extensive. If you are sea food lover, there is a variety of fish and other sea food and a variety in the way they are prepared. For... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant offers many fine seafood dinners and has quality beef,for all you meat eaters. The decor leaves a lot to be desired, but I usually eat at the local bar while dining solo !

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Plainfield, Illinois
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225 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My buddies recommended this place since they live there. Very good food. Reasonably priced is key as well. Seafood is their specialty. I loved their lobster bisque soup!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5050 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34234-3875
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-355-7700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?