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JR's Old Packinghouse Cafe

) #176 of 685 Restaurants in Sarasota $$ - $$$ American, , Caribbean
987 S Packinghouse Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232-2898
+1 941-371-9358
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Caribbean
$$ - $$$
987 S Packinghouse Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232-2898
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped in today for lunch. Happy we already know the exterior is pure country, because it looks so unrefined authentic one might wonder about the food. But the Cuban is excellent. Great quality ham and roast pork with completely melted cheese, mustard and pickle on...More

Thank survivormom2010
Reviewed 7 June 2017

While visiting several years ago some friends introduced us to the Old Packinghouse Cafe, being "off the beaten path foodies" we instantly fell in love and visit at least once every time we are in town. They experienced a fire in some nearby building that...More

Thank Wayne Y
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Waited for 35 minutes for a burger and a fish sandwich.(this was a Wednesday night at around 7 PM nor big crowd, plenty of empty tables). The burger was OK, cold bun, cold fries. My wife's sandwich was wonderful, but her fries were also cold.Nice...More

1  Thank chardotfla
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Jr serves traditional menu with all the favorites, we had a great burger, nice Cuban, and great Basa . Friendly service with good choice of beer and wine. Just happened to be live music with a unique duo on electric guitar and steel guitar, playing...More

Thank Andysunkey
Reviewed 9 May 2017

shopping with wife and couldn't decide where to go for lunch. spotted the old packing house and decided to give it a try. waitress was super friendly and offered specials in addition to regular menu. both of us ordered the pulled pork special and were...More

Thank steven25528
Reviewed 24 April 2017

My Sister who lives on Siesta Key took me here for lunch ...she called it "a hole in the wall with great food" She was right. There were 3 of us Sisters and we all loved it. L was our pleasant server and she was...More

2  Thank PeggyChism
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

A local institution, a fire knocked it out commission last year. Know for good burgers and other casual meals it is a great place in The center of Sarasota off the beaten path. Sit on the porch, look at the beautiful sky and listen to...More

Thank JordanS8
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Had lunch there today. Ordered the Cuban sandwich which is a specialty. It was okay but nothing that I would order again. In our party of 6, we also ordered wings and the meatball sub. None were outstanding. Also the service was slow - about...More

Thank wolfworks
Reviewed 29 March 2017

My husband and a close friend accompanied me yesterday to J.R.'s Old Packinghouse Cafe for lunch. I wanted to try them out after they recently reopened after a disastrous fire in an adjacent warehouse forced them to close nine months ago. The owner essentially rebuilt...More

Thank Seas0ned-Traveler_58
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Brought another couple from out of town here for dinner. I had the shrimp which I thought was good. Another person at our table had a hamburger which found it to not be done enough. My wife had fish and was told by her it...More

Thank John T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 987 S Packinghouse Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232-2898
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-371-9358
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