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Walt's Fish Market

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4144 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231
+1 941-921-4605
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Florida
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walt's is a great place to get fresh seafood at reasonable prices. Their fish market is wonderful with many selections, all fresh. The restaurant is very crowded in season, so be prepared to wait. Off season, no problem, no wait.

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Thank AnnaFlorida
Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
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235 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The wait at the bar is always entertaining. The bartenders and other patrons are lively and entertaining. The fresh seafood is always top shelf, and worth the wait.

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Arlington, Virginia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'd been to Walt's in years past, and enjoyed it, but couldn't recall what grilled fish entrees I'd ordered. I was able to get a seat on the outside rail area where seating was 1st come, 1st served. There was a solo reggae artist named Dezi performing, who was enjoyable I started with a dozen Cedar Key oysters, which were... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were finally successful getting a seat at Walt's after returning a second time. It was worth the extra effort to get in. The food was excellent. We understand why it is so popular.

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Thank Karen R
Morristown, New Jersey
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everyone we spoke to as well as the hotel recommended Walts. We took a cab there because they said parking is hard ( take your car it wasn't bad) waiting area had wonderful family history, next year week before Memorial Day is the big 100th birthday. Wait wasn't bad, music was great. That mullet spread was delish and we wanted... More 

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Thank Cecegrandma3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I told our friends it was worth a trip to FL just to go to Walts. If you want great, fresh fish or stone carbs, Walts is the place to go. Go early because there are no reservations and there will be a line. Well worth the wait!

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Thank dave h
Lake County, Illinois
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Another trip to Sarasota and another meal at Walt's. We also try to come at least once while we are here. It was an enjoyable experience. My husband really enjoyed his grilled shrimp. My grilled grouper was a little overcooked but still had good taste. And of course I had to have my very favorite creme brulee--theirs is the best!... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The menu includes a history of the place that started years ago as a wholesale fish market. It's still a great place to buy your own seafood to prepare yourself. They have an old glass display case with seafood iced down for purchase. You won't order anything seafood off the menu that isn't fresh and prepared well. If you have... More 

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Thank Clint H
Sarasota, Florida
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've been eating at Walt's for years. Their quality, service and atmosphere are wonderful. We usually go for Saturday lunch for a light meal. We recently had shrimp cocktail - 5 large bright fresh shrimp served with a VERY Tangy cocktail sauce. My husband ordered the mangrove snapper sandwich which was perfectly prepared and served with great fries. Cold beer,... More 

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york, ME
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love to pick up dinner and bring it home. They are always gracious and helpful. Lots of choices and all of them good. Eat there or bring it home and just pretend you cook fish this great!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4144 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-921-4605

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?