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Big Water Fish Market

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Blackened​ or grilled fish w/ sauteed spinach, onion, tomato & a homemade Siesta sauce. Best fish sandwich on the Island!
Blackened or grilled w/ lettuce, tomato & a homemade tarter sauce.
Homemade sauteed crab cakes w/ or without a toasted sesame seed kaiser roll w/ mixed greens, vine ripened tomatoes, & a spicy creole sauce. Best in Sarasota!
Choose your fish from our display case, pick blackened or grilled. Fresh fish is served w/ 2 sides.
Big Water Fish Market opened its doors on 11/11/11 at 11am with owner Scott Dolan at the helm. We are near the south bridge on Siesta Key in the Crescent Beach Shopping Center next to Siesta Spirits liquor store. We are a retail fish market that specializes in fresh, wild, Florida seafood and we also offer a simple but delicious casual dining menu. We offer our customers the freshest fish, seafood, and produce available in a clean boutique style market. In addition, we carry a variety of specialty spices, sauces, and products to compliment your seafood. If you ever want something that we don't have in stock, just let us know and we will make some calls. In most cases we can get it to you the next day. Whether you live here or you're visiting beautiful Siesta Key, please visit the Big Water Fish Market for all your FRESH seafood needs!
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Seafood, Soups
Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply fantastic. This place never disappoints and we go at least twice while here for a week! Hubby had the grouper with honey Siracha Oscar and raved. I always get the crab cake sandwich. Tops!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner. Small place in a strip mall. Casual decor. Service was good. I had the clams in white sauce as an appetizer - very good. Others had the lobster bisque or the fish stew - both very good. I had the snapper in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 510conniel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was a bit slow. The food was great but way too expensive for what we ate and the location in a basic strip mall.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Paola M
BigWaterFishMarket, Owner at Big Water Fish Market, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sounds like your looking for a white table cloth fancy restaurant. That’s not us. Casual, fun and good. That’s who are.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing lunch in an authentic fish market. Great interior and helpful wait staff. Best blackened grouper po' boy I've ever had, any where, any time. Will be returning to try even more things on their menu.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MarkPellegrino
BigWaterFishMarket, Owner at Big Water Fish Market, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks. Glad you appreciate a true po boy. Can’t wait to see you again

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended to go to this restaurant among others. It is very basic and we had the feeling that it couldn’t make its mind up whether it was serving food or a wet fish counter. The fish was very fresh but sadly the presentation...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Maureencovill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw this seafood restaurant on trip advisor & decided to try it. It's definantly off the beaten path. We wanted the scallops, we were told they normally are grilled. We should of gone with grilled. We wanted deep fried (we mistakenly thought they would...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Judy_Jackson1955
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the fish tacos, really great food and large portions, hush puppies were awesome too. Very small seating area but adds to the atmosphere.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kirkulezm
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Excellent service and food! We all had Fish Tacos and Grooper Bites. The bites were a huge surprise with a little added spice in the fry mix. Must have!! Great lunch highly recommend!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Josh K
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We finally got to visit this restaurant, and were glad that we did. I'm not a big fish eater, but my grouper sandwich was very good. My husband tried the Grouper Oscar and was equally happy. The place is small, and fills up fast, so...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank norskies
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We were checking in to one of the Area beach resorts and wanted a late lunch, Big Water was recommended. Definitely a fish market/ small eatery ambiance but lots of interesting wall hangings make the place really neat. The staff is very welcoming and friendly....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kevin V
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Alan H
April 25, 2017|
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Response from wuz4me | Reviewed this property |
cannot bring your own. have reasonably priced wine, but don't expect too much. food and service was above average in our opinion. Very casual. we even bought some salmon to grill at home the next day and it, too, was... More
Norm A
February 19, 2017|
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Response from BigWaterFishMarket | Property representative |
September 15, 2016|
Response from Patrick S |
BRING YOUR OWN BEER (you can buy alcohol nearby and carry it in to enjoy with your meal)
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