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7660 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-6874
+1 941-921-1916
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Tucson, Arizona
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121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I associate The Waterfront with my grandfather, in the best possible sense. One of my earliest restaurant memories involves him leading the whole family though the restaurant, past the bar, with the light rippling on the water outside, and shepherding us to our table in the back room. He was enthusiastic about steak and seafood, and loved treating his people... More 

Thank Bethany M
Belle Isle, Florida, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

After living in the neighborhood of this sweet local restaurant for 3 years,we finally gave it a try. It did not disappoint. The atmosphere is genuinely 1980's comfort and friendly . Service was superb, our server even took me on a tour of the whole facility. My husband's scallops in white wine, butter and garlic were yummy and my prime... More 

1 Thank Kay B
Sarasota, Florida
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Tucked into a strip mall along Tamiami Trail is this local treasure...a family run restaurant that takes pride in its 37 years in business and in its current menu! Lots of seafood options, prepared to order and don't forget to try Chefs Jims green beans. I order them every time!

2 Thank susanjenks2016
Venice, Florida
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I am a fan of the waterfront II in Nokomis and wanted to try the one in Sarasota. I had family members in town so 7 of us headed out. Our steaks and lobsters and scallops where perfect. We had such a good time and so happy with the place. We appreciate all the hard work everyone does there. We... More 

1 Thank Gary G
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

It is family owned restaurant frequented by the locals. The food is always great, the steaks are flavorful and chargrilled and I specially love the fish as it is always fresh and delectable. The owners are very friendly and it has a nice ambiance. The place is a bit dated, but the food is absolutely amazing.

Thank DWStoker
Sarasota, Florida
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78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

I don't like to give bad reviews but why waste time if you are not honest. We have lived down the street from this place for 5 years and finally made it there. It is nice and roomy inside. The young waitress was great! The salad was good so we thought the meal would be as good. Wrong! I had... More 

1 Thank Donald T
Jacksonville, FL
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204 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

I go here with my Dad, who eats here 6 nights a week. It's a Sarasota "locals" hangout. Christine & Tommy are the owners, and their daughter runs the bar. They are a sweet hardworking family! Try the greek cheese appetizer; OPA! My boys like to order the fettucini alfredo with filet mignon on it; they will do special orders... More 

Thank DHancock
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Great restaurant tucked away, not somewhere you would go to if you didn't know about it, lovely setting inside, can have a beer and eat at the bar if you want and most importantly the food is great, i always use this place as its so good, try their tuna steak in sesame seeds, awesome.

2 Thank chappers53
Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

let me just start by saying their lobster prices for the taste and lil money is AN AWESOME DEAL! lobster cooked to perfection EVERYTIME I've ever ordered for me n hubbys date night outs! Even my kids favorite spot, their favorite menu items are the peppercorn NY strip & ribeye! although the meal is VERY filling we usually never leave... More 

1 Thank SRQeats
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Yes, the place needs to be updated, but they still serve some of the finest steaks in town. Been here many times over the years and will continue to do so. A little tricky to find but worth the hunt.

1 Thank Kimberly H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7660 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-6874
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-921-1916

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