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Barnacle Bill's Seafood

1526 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
+1 941-365-6800
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (121 reviews)
“rice pilaf” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1526 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal but not used to eating so much food. Having an appetizer as well as an entrée was totally overdoing it. crab cakes were delicious! The lobster strudel tasted really good but the pastry was a little burnt. Enjoyed all the same....More

Thank PeterBruceG
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great seafood restaurant. My entire family really likes the food. Large variety and great specials for two persons. My daughter thinks the Swordfish is the best anywhere. The service is outstanding We always ask for John who almost knows what we are going to order...More

Thank ron a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for drinks with friends. Bar was attractive. Nice selection of custom cocktails made by an expert and friendly bartender. Did not try food, but menu looked good. A nice place to go in Sarasota.

Thank eismd1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were seated quickly. Loved the bread that was served prior to meal. It took a little longer than normal because many people had arrived just before we did. Our waitress kept us aware of when the food would be served. We had cod (broiled...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Here on spring break and seen advertisements so we thought it would be great. Wrong. Catfish raw, calamari over cooked and oily. Grilled cheese tasted old whole thing. Too top it off cabin gumbo had a film over it from be microwaved. As for the...More

Thank Andria C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For dinner they offer a meal for Two for $59. It includes 2 salads, 2 entrees (and there are MANY to choose from, and a dessert to share, plus a bottle of one of the house wines. It was a great deal and lots of...More

Thank 2Meow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Once again, our party of 6 enjoyed a great experience at your restaurant. The dinner for two has a wonderful selection. Seafood strudel is a must here. The pastas were also enjoyed. And, as always, the staff were very accommodating and engaging. This is always...More

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bill's is one of the oldest restaurants in Sarasota. The pluses are it's extensive menu, with every kind of seafood preparation you can imagine, plus other staples. Good for a family as it satisfies a variety of tastes. I like the shrimp po' boy. Portions...More

Thank Ro P
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

OMG. Best dinner while in vacationing in siesta key! Extensive menu. Dinner for 2 is the way to go. Fresh catch & fried oysters were great. John, our server was excellent!!

Thank jean0416
A K, Manager at Barnacle Bill's Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thank you, we appreciate your comment, come and see us again:)

Reviewed 2 March 2018

Located right in the middle of the action of Sarasota's bustling restaurant and shopping district, Barnacle Bill's is a good choice. They have a few sidewalk tables but most of the seating is inside in a cozy wood setting. I had the Warm Seafood Salad...More

Thank Lydia G
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11 October 2016|
Response from Z1509DXsusanm |
I was charged over $14 for this, and have gotten 2 different prices, while the manager I emailed told me I had something added to the drink, and he was finished with the question. Strange customer service?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1526 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-365-6800
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