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Captain Brian's Seafood Market

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8441 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2015
+1 941-351-4492
09:00 - 21:00
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305 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wide selection of fresh fish and great salad bar bring me back when I visit the area. Not fancy but local,and delicious. No chain stereotype. Worn menues and warm waitresses welcome the hungry.

Thank hotelmavin
Sarasota, Florida
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130 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well here is one place left not catering to high end tourists and Ivy league "rowers". Good fresh seafood prepared as you wait. Get salad bar and your fresh catch will be served with tasty black bean salad. Huge menu and something for everyone. My friend declared her burger really good. Plenty of appetizers at good prices. I really hate... More 

Thank Corvette87
New York
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant for lunch on a non-busy day. There was a set menu and I was not allowed to substitute side dishes. I explained that I could not eat gluten but my explanation fell on deaf ears.

Thank tweety817
cayocosta51, Owner at Captain Brian's Seafood Market, responded to this review

almost everything is gluten freewhat did you want to subsitute' More 

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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Sarasota for the day, hungry about 2pm (skipped lunch) and decided to go on an "adventure' and see what the locals love to do for seafood. What a great find! There is a seafood market within the restaurant, and the restaurant has many choices. You can order appetizers, none any higher than $9.95. They have baskets, soups... More 

Thank celesteu2015
Baltimore, Maryland
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141 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When someone told me that Captain Brian's had real steamers, I put the restaurant first on my to try list. Glad that I did because they serve up a large portion of delicious clams cooked to perfection. In addition,they have a large selection of fresh fish and other entrees that we will have to try on another occasion. We also... More 

Thank paulhollinger
Bloomington, Indiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was excellent and the variety of fish was impressive! Service was very good! Salad bar was sufficient but fish was the most impressive aspect! They also had sautéed Eli ICU which was just superb!!

Thank Marylouise G
Atlanta, Georgia
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76 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best fresh fish house in the area Not fancy, but friendly, good value. Fish Market as well as place to eat. You can make a meal just from salad bar. Best herring I ever had.

Thank Vann H
Bradenton Beach, FL
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110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had heard several people raving about Captain Brian's, so when our friends expressed a desire to try it, we readily agreed. It was quite a drive through high season traffic from Anna Maria. It is located in a little strip mall. When we stepped inside, we were greeted by a strong fishy smell from the market part, and I... More 

Thank krisreger
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great fresh seafood. They have a large variety of seafood dishes and everything we had was delicious.

Thank Richardsons4
Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We have been going here for a number of years--the last visit was disappointing. Food over cooked and portions reduced but not the prices....continues to be a favorite of the older folk

Thank Bob350

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8441 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2015
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-351-4492

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