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Otters On the River

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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4380 Carraway Pl, Sanford, FL 32771-8522
+1 407-636-6300
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Deltona, Florida
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250 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here with a group of friends and found this place to be ok. After being seated outside and placing our drink orders, it must have taken them 25 minutes to bring them out. Granted they were fairly busy as the bonkers comedy club was going on inside the restaurant. All our food took just as long or longer.... More 

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Lake Mary, Florida
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've eaten at Otters for lunch twice now and had a very good experience. So far we've tried the Gator tail (great), Cuban (excellent), cheese steak (good, but not great), fries (average) and beans and rice (outstanding). Prices are reasonable and bartender Jason is friendly and outgoing. The venue is nice inside, but better outside. Looking forward to seeing what... More 

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Thank Scott G
Longwood, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our server was really nice. We ordered a few things to try and this is what we found. 1. Kitchen is very slow getting food out. It was 6pm on a friday and only 3 tables had people. Took about an hr to get our food. 2. The oysters are way overpriced. Ordered them steamed. That is what i do... More 

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Thank ttinis
Sanford, Florida
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined there sunday about 1 p.m. solo singer , she did a very good job of helping us to enjoy our meal . the lobster bisque, was very well worth the trip . sit in the pool area. on the water. what could be any better than that

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Thank Richard M
Winter Springs, Florida
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We have been going here off and on throughout the years through many different owners. Finally it looks like we have an owner that knows what he's doing and has chefs that know how to prepare good food. We went today and the patio was rocking with really good music and everybody seemed to be having a great time. We... More 

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Thank Faith W
Deltona, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

My husband and I went here for lunch yesterday and we sat outside on the patio. It was a beautiful day so I didn't understand why there was no bartender servicing the outside bar. We sat at a table and waited about 15 minutes for a server to take our drink order. 30 minutes later, still no drinks. After watching... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Husband loves eating by the water and boats so we tried Otters for lunch. Place was mostly empty on a Tuesday around noon. Very attentive server trying very hard to sell the place to us for dinner with comedians and/or bands. She recommended the pretzels with beer cheese - very good. Also the onion soup - delicious. Husband had patty... More 

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Thank Kathy S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

great service! food was amazing! Love the patio bar!! We will be back! Love the live music ! Making this a great place to hang out

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Thank Amy P
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Came with 9 other friends to see the band. Booked a cabana for $300. It was a fiasco from the beginning. We arrived at 7:25 for 8pm show. The opening act went on after 9:30 and at almost midnight the headliner took the stage. Service was absolutely awful. Noone knew what was going on with the drink specials. It took... More 

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Thank Monica F
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The absolute worst service and the food was nothing special. Several menu items were not even available. We sat at the bar and had to flag random servers down just to get drinks, refills, slilverwear, etc. Writing this off as a place never to go to again. Very disappointed!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4380 Carraway Pl, Sanford, FL 32771-8522
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Sanford
  • Phone Number: +1 407-636-6300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?