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Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar

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$$ - $$$
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300 John Ringling Blvd, St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL 34236-1321 (S. Washington Dr.)
+1 941-388-2888
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our friends invited us to join them for dinner. Two of us tried the baby back ribs. The sauce was not the traditional tomato-spice base we were used to and were tasty. My husband's burger was exceptionally good -- he said, among the best he'd ever eaten, which goes far. Now that we are in season, I highly recommend reservations.... More 

Thank Denise C
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165 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were four couples for lunch with no reservations, so it was no surprise that we had about a forty minute wait for a table. The atmosphere is great, we went to the bar and this was no problem for us at all. Seated upstairs, looking at the menu, we were impressed by a wide variety of good choices for... More 

Thank BigBobsGirl
West London
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200 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch, really good viewpoint for people watching. Both at ground level and on the balcony. We decided on salads one with shrimp and one tuna. They were both excellent and plenty of food. Menu looked great and service was okay. Would return there if in the St Armands Circle Area, would like to try it in... More 

Thank WestLondonMrBaxter
Staffordshire Moorlands
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Tommy's several times during our holiday. Usually sat in one of the booths downstairs and never had to wait for a seat. 1st time sat at the bar and had the Coconut Crusted Crab Cakes appetiser. A couple more visits and we sampled the Crab Cakes as a main meal along with Yucca Fries, also the Kona Longboard Fish... More 

Thank Sand_dollar_57
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expensive but conveniently located a St Armand's Circle. Consistently good. Appetizers are decent. All fish dishes are great. Come ready to spend money. If you like Tommy Bahama clothing this place matches the clothing theme.

Thank Thomas G
Guildford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cocktails are great - especially the blood orange margarita and a really authentic Pusser's painkiller. Busy, friendly bar and the full menu is served here too. Always a great solo performer downstairs. Food is consistently good - we had tuna steaks with succotash and a side of grilled asparagus. All cooked as orders and properly seasoned. Key lime pie is... More 

Thank BlackberryGin
Detroiter in Chicago
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been visiting Tommy Bahama for 15 years and always enjoyed our meals. The drinks are tasty and tropical. The appetizers and entrees are unique and feature fresh quality ingredients. They have a good kids menu too, making it a good place for families. We enjoy the bread with cinnamon butter, tropical seafood dishes, ribs, fish tacos, salads, really... More 

Thank CMAS_Chicago
Miami, Florida, United States
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Consistently mediocre food but the desserts are great and so are the drinks. Excellent location especially on a cool night with outdoor seating

Thank Mike V
Zurich, Switzerland
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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So far the best restaurnt in the area of Longboat Key and St. Armands Circle. Very nice setting, warm welcome and superb personal service by Amber, our waitress. We had the charcoaled samon; very moist, great taste. Accompanied by fresh corn sauce and asparagus. Excellent advice on the house's chardonnays. We spent a very nice and relaxing evening with good... More 

Thank Peter B
Wheaton, Illinois
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had drinks and appetizers during a wonderful two hour break from visiting retail establishments. The service was good and we sat near the window and did a lot of people watching.

Thank Jim25w644

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 John Ringling Blvd, St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL 34236-1321
    (S. Washington Dr.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-388-2888

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