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Big Water Fish Market

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6641 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2508
+1 941-554-8101
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10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Birmingham, Alabama
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is very casual and down to earth, so it may not look that amazing, but the food is just that. We wanted a seafood night and had noticed Big Water because it was close to where we were staying. My college-age daughters and I were really glad we made the choice to go there.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

March 2017 Stopped in for a late Sunday lunch. Lobster roll was stuffed with perfectly cooked lobster - enough to split. Also had the grilled grouper sandwich which was top notch along with some interesting sides - tomato/cuke salad and potato salad with lite ginger and shredded carrots. All excellent. Do yourself a favor and stop in for a bite.

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South Bend, Indiana
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This funky place near the bridge to Middle Siesta is as much a fish market as it is a restaurant. Good selection of local brews. Very casual - picnic tables which are shared with others. Fish was good, my blackened grouper didn't taste so fresh. Cole slaw was boring. Fried grouper was as billed - very good.

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Hayes, United Kingdom
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274 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went last night while visiting the area, got table straight away shared with another couple. What an amazing place. Nice service good menu food was delicious will go again before we leave.

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Thank Karen W
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the neatest placed on the island. The food was excellent! The wait staff was so nice, it made it the best place we stopped.

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1 Thank James C
Manchester, Connecticut
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91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place reminds me of Durgin Park in Boston, except the waitresses are friendly. You sit at picnic tables, next to strangers, but soon you are no longer strangers. It was fun and the food is excellent. Prices are reasonable, and the key lime pie is awesome.

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Thank JimB8956
Venice, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My all time favorite place to eat! Staff is always friendly, food always fresh and excellent, atmosphere is funky and fun. Thank you Big Water for 'making my day!'

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Thank Linda H
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a true TA gem! I've had their delish grouper sandwich & tacos. Most recent visit, went on a Thursday for lobster roll & a side ($20-only on Thursdays). So much lobster, I wondered where the bread was! Also delish. Like other reviews, small strip establishment, no frills & thats fine by me. I dont stay on Siesta Key,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best grouper I have ever eaten! The freshness makes such a big difference. We're going back today for our second time in 5 days!

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Thank Dorene W
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent blackened grouper sandwich. low key atmosphere, would go back again good selection of beers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6641 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2508
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Siesta Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-554-8101
Description
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 were voted "Best Grouper Sandwich" on the island in 2013 and we serve fresh, made-to-order meals until 6:45pm on weekdays and until 6:00pm on Saturdays and it's always BYOB! Come in and try a Seafood Steampot with crab legs, shrimp, clams, mussels, potatoes and corn on the cobb or any of our other great selections. 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!

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