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7660 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-6874
+1 941-921-1916
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“lobster” (23 reviews)
“baked potato” (10 reviews)
“ribs” (12 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
7660 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-6874
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small place that knows how to cook fish! Don't expect anything fancy but the service is good and everything we have tried has been moderately priced and very well prepared. They even offer a top-shelf Chardonnay at $10 over liquor store prices--great...More

Thank lynnf659
Reviewed 16 March 2018

We live in Venice and do not mind the drive to this restaurant. 95 % + , it is a great experience. The other night , we treated two daughters to dinner. One daughter, loves lobster. The other doesn't. ( Vegetarian) My wife had Swordfish....More

Thank HaroldPatti
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Came here with 2 other couples for dinner on a Tuesday night. Restaurant has zero charm. Food was barely average.....Miller’s Ale House has better ribs at a better price. My shrimp was dry and rubbery. Prices are high considering the quality of the food and...More

Thank WGL1
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Based on reviews we decided to try this place out. If you didn’t check it out online first you would probably not stop based on the front. As advertised this is a locals place. We got there early and were promptly seated. It proceeded to...More

Thank VanHalenII
Reviewed 25 February 2018

We absolutely love love The Waterfront restaurant here on 7660 Tamiami Trail . We often go there on short notice and Christina, the owner bends over backwards to accommodate us. We always have excellent service , excellent food, excellent waitresses, especially when we have Mya...More

1  Thank Annchen B
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Have driven by the place many times and it is always packed with cars. We took friends there for their wedding anniversary. Patrons seemed to be a local crowd. Dated interior. One of those places without adequate ventilation so when you leave your clothes smell...More

Thank spikenails
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

First time there...my wife and I both got a burger. The burger was huge!!!! The taste was really good!!!!! Tasted like it came off the backyard grill...Service was good. One tip...use the back restroom...

1  Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Ok so the Waterfront Restaurant is not ‘fancy.’ But man...It gets the job done with EXCELLENT food!!! Tom the owner his wife Christine and bartender daughter have been at this for years! This ‘ain’t their first rodeo.’ Blackened salmon over greek salad. Huge portion of...More

1  Thank Luigi R
Reviewed 26 December 2017

The food was verrrry good. The service was good considering how busy they were. The placed was packed!!! The prices were a little higher than I usually pay but not bad. The biggest drawback was the parking. We had to park down the street and...More

Thank rsr1953
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

We used to have dinner at the Waterfront all the time so decided to return after a long absence.. They didn’t let us down!!! Our delightful server Donna was great & helped us to fine tune our selections when we couldn’t decide!! My husband choose...More

Thank Flamingazalea
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7660 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-6874
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-921-1916
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