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Barnacle Bill's Seafood

1526 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
+1 941-365-6800
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (112 reviews)
“shrimp” (29 reviews)
“rice pilaf” (7 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1526 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Sarasota institution that offers some of the best seafood in town. When you arrive, check out the selection of fresh fish in the display case. Make your choice, and tell your server how you want it prepared -- grilled, blackened,fried. Or make as selection...More

Thank edwrdjh
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I wondered why the place wasn't filled. Maybe it was because we were eating at 6:30. We chose the restaurant because we specifically wanted bay scallops--grilled if possible. Very few restaurants had them on their on-line menus, or if they did, they were covered in...More

Thank Squirrelhound
Reviewed 31 July 2017

William Davis, the owner of Barnacle Bill's Seafood Restaurant in Sarasota, Florida, is so determined to produce the best and freshest seafood that he personally went to Dutch Harbor, Alaska, to purchase and arrange for shipping the best Alaskan Red King Crab to his two...More

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Great food, great service! Wild caught Alaskan halibut seared Amandine, Local fresh catch red snapper grilled mediterranean, oysters Rockefeller, crab stuffed mushrooms, Key lime pie was super smooth and light, Honey creme brulee was different with the caramelized honey topping instead of sugar. Based on...More

Thank rsteabo
Reviewed 28 July 2017

I didn't get to eat her even though it was recommended to me because the manager would not let me in the restaurant with my Diabetic Alert Dog. She said someone might be allergic. The Manager, Susan, didn't care that she was breaking the law...More

Thank EGallagher1948
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Seated in dining room - party of 7 white table cloths. Fine service. Early bird specials were great. The sea scallops were fantastic. The special which included a bottle of wine were selected by two of our party and really nice. Highly recommended when you...More

Thank Ronald L
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a nice dinner here on July 4th. We arrived around 8pm expecting it to be very crowded due to fireworks downtown. However, We were greeted very nicely and seated immediately. We ordered 2 beers and the peel and eat shrimp...More

Thank Kelly E
Management response:Responded 6 July 2017

Thank You Kelly for your review:) We are very happy about your experience, please come back and see us again:))

Reviewed 5 July 2017

We first visited Barnacle Bill's over 6 years ago and found it to be very good for crab and fish. We decided to try it again as I loved the giant Red King Crab legs. It was every bit as good as the previous visit....More

Thank Lisa S
Management response:Responded 6 July 2017

Thank You Lisa, We are very happy that You and Your husband enjoyed another nice dinner at our restaurant. it is always nice to hear when people come back and have the same experience:) Thank You and please come back and see us again:)

Reviewed 5 July 2017

Prices are unreal for the quality of food. I love the crab alfredo, unbelievably generous. Great wine selection, crab cakes and the staff and manager are all super friendly

Thank Sam B
Management response:Responded 6 July 2017

Thank You very much! We appreciate your comment, we are happy that you had a good time. Please come back and see us again:)

Reviewed 30 June 2017

The food here is good, with reasonable portions. I wnet early for the "beat the clock" special. When I asked what the difference was, my waiter told me that it's only one crab cake instead of two, but half the price. You still get a...More

Thank Ry A
Management response:Responded 6 July 2017

Thank You for Your review:) Yes, we have the Early Bird special every day for a really good price and also nice selections including non seafood items too:) Please come and see us again:)

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12 October 2016|
Response from Z1509DXsusanm |
I was charged over $14 for this, and have gotten 2 different prices, while the manager I emailed told me I had something added to the drink, and he was finished with the question. Strange customer service?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$10 - US$60
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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