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1526 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
+1 941-365-6800
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We are never let down when we go here for a great meal. The meals for two, including a bottle of wine are one of the best deals in Sarasota. The service, as well is spot on. Thanks for a great evening...

Thank Ron B
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The service was good! The food was good and fresh! We had wild salmon, mahi mahi, grilled shrimp and flounder. Everything was cooked to our liking and seemed very fresh!

Thank Marc G
Baltimore, Maryland
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119 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were told of the early bird special at Barnacle Bill's so we went and had a fabulous meal for under $15.00. The food and service was great. Must have your food ordered early.

Thank paulhollinger
Warsaw, Kentucky
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is always very good and generous portions. We had lunch at the Main St restaurant which was great and dinner at the Tamiami Rd restaurant which was also great. We had the $59.99 special of seared Scallops with wine which we both thought was great. The portions were very generous with enough for lunch the next day.

Thank nficke
Sarasota, Florida
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Barnacle Bill's on Main in Sarasota with friends. We were there for an hour before we finally got our food. One of the orders was totally wrong. The waitress almost seemed to be high or something. Another person ordered a wine refill and she brought the wrong wine for the wrong person. Some of the food was... More 

Thank Jim S
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The review I wrote for DUVALS in Sarasota is really for Barnacke Bills...how do I correct? Ate at DUVALS last nite and want to review, but TA will not allow me to so. HELP!!!! I need to correct.Thanks!!

Thank dasdale
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111 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate there last saturday and the food was excellent the atmosphere was great the server was great we will definitely recommend this place to our friends and relatives.we had Avery relaxing evening and definitely going back.

Thank Bruce W
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270 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Our motel staff referred us to Barnacle Bill's Seafood with a comment that it was great local seafood, but not much on atmosphere. So, we did not have high expectations. Well, the food was absolutely great and so was the service. The atmosphere is ok, but nothing special. The lighthouse on the outside is a nice touch and makes it... More 

Thank WireWrapGems2
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We ate lunch while visiting Sarasota for New Years. We had a table outside which was very pleasant. Our server, Christian David?) was short with us and took forever to bring flatware, salt & pepper and I had to ask for water three times (the third time I went inside to ask and was told he would be there "in... More 

Thank Akmkm
Lake Worth, Florida
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Great food(we had Shrimp), creative drinks, excellent service and all at a fair price. Parking is a challenge on the weekends but spots open up nearby so I wouldn't let that deter me.

Thank floridalover57

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1526 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-365-6800

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