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Barnacle Bill's Seafood

5050 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34234-3875
+1 941-355-7700
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“crab cakes” (63 reviews)
“seafood” (151 reviews)
“shrimp” (52 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5050 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34234-3875
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not interested in deplorable food or the owners guns. We came for seafood, not his politics. There are better places.

Thank thenewporter
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found ourselves in the area and hungry. This was nearby. Service was very pleasant, and didn't rush you. Even though they were fairly busy and only had two servers on the lunch shift. Ordered the crab cake sandwich. Delicious, almost fell apart there was so...More

Thank QQNonRev
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Barnacle Bill's downtown is a nice restaurant. This one, on Tamiami Trail, seems like a old diner that hasn't gotten much love. The decor is not very nice. The plastic tablecloths stick to you when you touch them. Even though the restaurant was dead...More

Thank lizardtiff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has been around for a long time. The seafood is decent as well as staff. The food is pricey. The ambience is off. They need to up update the entire restaurant....too old and tired looking.

Thank Paula D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really liked the seafood strudel. Very, very good. Desserts great. Good service and a good happy hour.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Ate there recently. Food is pretty good, but the service was lacking. To be fair, they were very busy and seemed short staffed. I would recommend the restaurant, but off peak time.

Thank D_123_B
Reviewed 6 March 2018

We always make it a point to eat at one or the other of the Barnacle Bill's locations, this time we ate at both. The food is always good but the low cost 'early bird' menu makes it worth arranging your schedule for an early...More

Thank Warren W
Reviewed 1 March 2018

I was traveling for work and Barnacle Bill’s was recommended by my hotel. I had the crab cake salad. The salad dressing was on the side and ginger based...it was too strong for the delicacy of crab. The crab had a mayonnaise based sauce on...More

Reviewed 26 February 2018

All dishes were well prepared. The shrimp pasta was loaded with schrimp. We were concerned about making the opening act at the Asolo but our waitress assured us we would make it and she delivered.

Thank Watergate18D
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Missed the mark tonight. With empty booths and a couple tables, we waited to be seated. Our assumption was lack of servers. 5:15 Sunday evening. Once seated we ordered two grouper sandwiches and a grouper basket. The fresh baked bread basket was wonderful. The grouper...More

Thank Steve K
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Questions & Answers
29 November 2017|
Response from Grace D | Reviewed this property |
8 tenths of a mile, 9minutes walk south
3 February 2015|
Response from Belarussia |
Yes they are available on the menu daily.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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