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Owen's Fish Camp

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516 Burns Ln, Sarasota, FL 34236-7030
+1 941-951-6936
16:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:30
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love bringing friends to Owens, its a funky place inside & out. Not sure what the schedule is but there is live music occasionally. Bar is small but the bartenders make sure you have a drink in your hand without delay. Love the oysters, favourite vegetable sides are succotash and collard greens, absolutely delectable.

Thank Manni N
Bellefontaine, Ohio
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our third time here as we try to make it one of our stops when vacationing at Lido Key each year. We went early at about 4:30 to beat the Friday night crowds and got a table right away. Our waitress was excellent for the most part, except that we all ran out of water at least once,... More 

Thank Jason W
Anna Maria Island, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Band was great (Whiteleather), food was good (catfish) but service (Cassie the bartender) was rude and overcharged me for my drinks. If I ever go back I will be sure to avoid Cassie.

Thank Karen H
Frisco, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was great and staff just awesome! The fish really tasted fresh and very well seasoned! Highly recommended.

Thank afaoro
Edwards, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very excited about the chance to experience Owen's Fish Camp. The place is very dute and situated in a fun setting with a huge banyan tree. However, when our food was delivered, the waitress spilled the lemon butter sauce all over my new cloth handbag. She apologized, brought warm water, etc. but made no effort to compensate us... More 

Thank 1968florida
Renee A, General Manager at Owen's Fish Camp, responded to this review

I'm sorry about the careless server. I would like to be contacted if the damage to your bag. Please contact me. Joe 941-951-6936 More 

Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cool atmosphere. You can take a client or family there. Lots of things on the walls and outside to get lost in. The menu is cool...southern cooking with a twist. Fried green tomato salad rocks!

Thank Floridication2
Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend just eating outside back patio instead of waiting a long time for a table. Great atmosphere outside, just have to go up to window and order/pickup food. Get the charbroiled oysters out back.

Thank jlebel11
Detroiter in Chicago
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Owens several times and really enjoy the atmosphere and the food. It can be a pretty significant wait so go early. It is fun and casual and has some really unique items on the menu. Kids menu is good too.

Thank CMAS_Chicago
Waynesboro, Virginia
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two great words to describe this place. If you only get one thing, you MUST try the fried green tomato salad with goat cheese! Omw. And the grits are life changing. Go!!!

Thank Kelleylt
Moorestown, NJ
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here multiple times when visiting friends in Sarasota. I love the atmosphere of this place, nestled in a banyan tree setting. Out back they have a band playing. When I was there the music was good. You can order from the restaurant menu or just get the items from the barbecue out back - my favorite are the... More 

Thank HBlack56

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 516 Burns Ln, Sarasota, FL 34236-7030
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-951-6936

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