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Main Bar Sandwich Shop

1944 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5915
+1 941-955-8733
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (28 reviews)
“sandwiches” (30 reviews)
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American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
1944 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5915
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

I have never had a bad experience here. quick and easy lunch with great service make sure to ask for the jalapeno may

Thank BPuzzo
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

How disappointing. I expected a great deli sandwich. What I got was lots of bread, which was not great bread, very little meat. Ordered the French dip beef with cheese. I’m a diabetic so only eat bread with lots of protein. For close to $10...More

Thank Ron G
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

I was in Heaven, the menu was deep, the service was on point, and the place was busy. So many great sandwiches made to order, not to mention a bar! This is a classic stop if you are in downtown Sarasota!

Thank kennykelme
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

It's the quintessential sandwich shop. Long time sandwich perfection. A great pit stop. Small shop but mighty good

Thank Jackman1
Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

This place was highly recommended so we decided to give it a try. I had the Pastrami sandwich and my husband had the Black Russian, the meat was so fresh and full of flavor! They have an amazing menu, great atmosphere and prices are good.

Thank Barre_Instructor
Reviewed December 21, 2017

Easy to walk by this little place on Main Street...has been her for over 50 years...founded by descendents of the Ringling Circus...long skinny little feels like New York...packs them in, everything made to order, great food quick and tasty. Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, and even Beer....

Thank Cindy E
Reviewed November 8, 2017 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 August 28, 2017

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

Thank cynsrq
Reviewed July 7, 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

1  Thank Chris L
Reviewed May 2, 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
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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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