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JR's Old Packinghouse Cafe

987 S Packinghouse Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232-2898
+1 941-371-9358
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cuban sandwich” (17 reviews)
“basa” (8 reviews)
“burgers” (22 reviews)
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American, Bar, Caribbean
$$ - $$$
987 S Packinghouse Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232-2898
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

New to trip advisor. If you're in sarasota this place is well worth the visit. Great food, fantastic service, best of all the prices are brilliant. Enjoyed a great night here with family,

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fab food and lots of it, huge tacos and the best tasting burgers ever, couldn't finish it and fab service

Thank GillySharp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in @ J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe for a burger & beer after a day of golf. Glad they have the local Circus City IPA on tap as a few of us really like it. Burgers were cooked to perfection with the usual outstanding taste....More

Thank Ron A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old Florida restaurant is a local favorite. Great food, fun atmosphere, reasonable pricing. Its alway a great time.

Thank wchang2186
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

My family and I like to frequent this restaurant the food is absolutely Spectacular from scratch food the flavors are incredible the music is fantastic nice to come in and kick back listening to a local musician the coolest thing is they pass the hat...More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 25 August 2017

After suffering from a fire last year, they are re-open and back to the great venues of music and food. I ordered the $5 burger and enjoyed it (on Mondays.) Be sure to call to check who is playing, as it ranges from bluegrass to...More

Thank jeanninelehman
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
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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 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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