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Bearded Clam Waterfront Restaurant & Tiki Bar Sarasota

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7150 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-1405
+1 941-355-2600
11:00 - 00:00
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As your driving down the street,you would never know,what you are about to see.beautiful Marina. Large tiki bar,plenty of tables.Great people,great food. Clam chowder awesome,smoked bacon in it lots of clams.Hot pretzels to die for.You gotta go ,you don't want to miss this place😀

Thank K E
Bradenton, Florida
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered a simple chicken breast blackened with a side of potato salad. Received the driest chicken breast I've ever eaten, not blackened and no side. Finally got the side and asked for some ranch dressing in the hopes of being able to eat the dry chicken. Nope. Bartender asked customer next to me how his meal was since he was... More 

Thank Kim C
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was average at best. The service was average, but the food was surprisingly good. The tables were sticky, and not very clean. It was getting busy when we arrived and continued to get even more busy while there. It was a definite local hangout at night which made the experience better to know that we were "eating with... More 

Thank Rick S
Punta del Este, Uruguay
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you think seafood shack on the water you think of little ambiance but great fresh seafood. This is NOT that place. Once you get past the slightly off-color joke the name there is nothing to recommend this place.

Thank US_Expat91364
BeardedClamSRQ, Manager at Bearded Clam Waterfront Restaurant & Tiki Bar Sarasota, responded to this review

So sorry you feel that way, thankfully many of our guest enjoy our location. More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought the food was OK. The service was reasonable although not outstanding. I had the captains platter. The soup, clam chowder, tasted strongly of flour, but was full of clams. The platter had fish, oysters and shrimp on it. The shrimp was outstanding. I got three oysters on my platter, one was cooked properly, but the other two were... More 

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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Good sized menu, festive atmosphere. Stayed at a hotel nearby so were able to swing in here twice on our vacation. First time around 10pm on a Tuesday - very quiet, not too friendly. Came back a couple days later on a sunny afternoon. Fun environment, beachy feel. Very busy. Seemed short-staffed but bartender still did a good job at... More 

Thank Rogersmama
1 review
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Can't comment on the specifics of the food as we didn't even stay. Web site says they have nightly specials with all you can eat snow crab. When we went there they said they had stopped that about a month ago. Didn't even have any crab. Nobody seemed to care about seating us, when we sat down there then sprayed... More 

Thank karen j
BeardedClamSRQ, Manager at Bearded Clam Waterfront Restaurant & Tiki Bar Sarasota, responded to this review

So sorry for the confusion I am not sure when the last time you checked our website as it has been down for awhile , I can give you a specific date to be exact if needed. we allow our guest to seat them selves so I am sorry you feel as if no one cared. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This restaurant is inside the Ramada Inn. We were unsure what we had gotten into upon first entering, but after being directed out to the bar and outdoor seating, the treat began. Started with the beautiful marina view and sunset. Then a wonderful Rumrunner. Followed by awesome appetizer of fried clam strips and then an amazing fish dinner. Was so... More 

Thank Rebecca B
Stanhope, Canada
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This was our first visit with friends in almost 2 years ,,, our friends said things had gotten better . We went for lunch by boat and when we arrived nothing looked different , the crowd was about the same , the decor was the exact same and unfortunately the rest room was still dreary dark and smelled like a... More 

Thank Robert V
New York City, New York
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251 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Do. Or ever drink wine or etc...only drink beer out of a bottle. Bathrooms were probably the most disgusting in Sarasota County. KInda scarey location and a lot of old Florida scarey drunks hanging around. Left. Felt out of place from Longboat Key. Do. To know much else to say. Whoa!

Thank sarasota69
BeardedClamSRQ, Manager at Bearded Clam Waterfront Restaurant & Tiki Bar Sarasota, responded to this review

So sorry you feel that way , we enjoy our locals and our regular customers. I can not make out the rest of your review , if you would like to call about your experience I would be more than happy to try and fix what is so scary to you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$36
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7150 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-1405
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-355-2600
Laid back waterfront restaurant offering a very large menu including but not limited to, fresh seafood, pasta, pizza, hot dogs, numerous sandwiches, burgers, numerous appetizers, daily specials, bar bite menu, happy hour 11:00a.m. - 6:00p.m. M - F. 2 for 1 margharitas on Thursday along with our gourmet poolside taco bar and a full kids menu. We are a pet friendly restaurant. We offer over 700 feet of public dockwall space and are located east at marker 16 in Sarasota bay. Customers can enjoy large pool deck and swimming pool. Live music

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