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Captain Brian's Seafood Market

8421 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2015
+1 941-351-4492
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fresh seafood” (40 reviews)
“lobster” (32 reviews)
“herring” (14 reviews)
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8421 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2015
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you like steamed clams, this is the place to go. Steamers and some Manhattan clam chowder and we were done. The restaurant has a variety of other seafood entries but we go for the steamers. They also have a seafood market that sells raw...More

Thank paulhollinger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Before we left Quincy to head to Sarasota, we discussed what we'd like to have for dinner on Saturday night. Us girls decided on seafood. I googled what was near us & Captain Brian's Restaurant & their menu came up. I shared the menu with...More

Thank carolyneg305
Brian B, Owner at Captain Brian's Seafood Market, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the great review!

Reviewed 7 September 2017

If your looking for fresh seafood, delicious and reasonably priced then you need to visit Capt. Brian's. We have been there several times and have never been dissatisfied. The Food is always fresh, prepared nicely and delicious.

Thank K4707IAbills
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Casual place with excellent food! The shrimp were cooked to perfection, as was the sautéed spinach! I grew up on great seafood and too often restaurants over-cook shrimp, this cook knew how to grill shrimp! 😊

Thank Lightnin C
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

It's not a fancy place, but the seafood is high quality, very fresh, and reasonable. This is a legit place for fresh seafood. I love it!

Thank bimmerfun
Reviewed 17 August 2017

My wife and I together with another couple dined recently at Captain Brian's restaurant in Sarasota. We all selected a fish entree and were delighted in the quality and texture of the fish selections.

Thank basquel
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Met friends here for a casual late lunch, 3 PM. Our friend likes salad bars and said the selections were excellent and very fresh, but then again he likes the pickled herring on the salad bar and I can't even look at it. He and...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 17 August 2017

My wife's mother lives in the Bradenton area and it is her favorite restaurant because they always make her feel so special. This is one of the endearing qualities of this place because they are good at remembering people and welcoming them back. They have...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Jimmy knows his stuff about fish. GREAT FOOD. I had the Maine Lobster and my bride had the Crab cakes and bang-bang shrimp. NOT the same bang-bang shrimp you get at bone fish and other chains, but DELISHOUS all the same :) This is My...More

Thank Ronnie F
Reviewed 9 August 2017

All day I was craving seafood. I found this hidden gem on apple maps. When I walked in I didn't know what to expect. Upon arrival, it looks small, but when you get inside it is huge!!! The service was excellent. They have a gentleman...More

Thank Bianca D
Brian B, Owner at Captain Brian's Seafood Market, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thanks for the great review Bianca, So glad you found us and we hope you come back soon! Our menu specials change daily depending on what comes off the boat, and yes, we have something for everyone! Not just the seafood lovers.

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Helen P
16 July 2015|
Response from Tremendous_Otis |
They now (April 2017) have beer and wine and a full bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8421 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2015
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-351-4492
Captain Brian's Seafood Market & Restaurant is your local source for the freshest seafood in town. Let us prepare one of our Fresh Market Catch specials for you, or visit our Market and take it home. Our fresh Market Specials change daily and include lobster, fresh Florida jumbo shrimp, New England flounder and much, much more. Established in 1984, we bring fresh catches in daily and also have air shipments flown in everyday. Our other specialties include a live lobster tank, salad bar, the largest choice of fresh fish anywhere in the area, seafood platters for your party and fish and chips to go. Stop in today soon to see the fresh catches we just brought in.
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