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Barnacle Bill's Seafood

1526 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
+1 941-365-6800
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (114 reviews)
“rice pilaf” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1526 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
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Reviewed yesterday

We have driven by here for many years but never stopped. Now, with our hotel close by, we decided to dine here. It was early bird dinner time plus in season crowd but we were seated promptly. Our waitress, Tara. was extremely helpful to us...More

Thank EdMonroe
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I were here for lunch on Valentine's Day, as we both enjoy seafood. I loved my lobster bisque to start followed by a soft shell crab Po Boy. My wife loves salmon and quite liked her salmon picatta. The real treat was...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Sarasota - never disappoints. The seafood is always excellent.

Thank jimmy1301999
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting friends in the Sarasota area and since we didn't have lunch, they took us to Barnacle Bills for the early bird dinner. I couldn't believe how good a meal you could have for $12.99. I had the soup and fish tacos. My...More

Thank dgilfor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited this restaurant in the past when visiting Sarasota and wanted to introduce my husband to it. We ate dinner prior to a concert at the Van Wezel. The menu is extensive with many specials. Our waiter skillfully guided us through the options...More

Thank Elobflow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently had dinner here and were very pleased with our meal-The variety of fish dinners is huge and we especially liked the idea of picking a fish and also picking a topping for it-There are lots of choices. The restaurant is centrally located in...More

Thank Jocat1944
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Great meal, the best of our entire vacation! Service was wonderful and food was generously served and at a tremendous value. Highly recommend stopping by for a meal here!

Thank Aaron O
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We wanted scallops. Looked online for restaurants with scallops on the menu and it was one of a very few that we found. We went to the Bill’s in downtown Sarasota. ( There are a couple. ) We were all very pleasantly surprised. The menu...More

Thank Squirrelhound
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We took advantage of their dinner for two promotion for $59. It included a salad, an entree, a desert to share and a bottle of house wine. The service, ambiance and the food was good but the wine was mediocre at best. Of course, no...More

Thank trvlbufElmhurst
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at a lot of Sarasota restaurants but hadn't tried Barnacle Bills... the large (150 items) usually scare us off but we tried it and were extremely pleased. We had an excellent Paella and Lobster and Scallops in a delicious white sauce... only...More

Thank Steven B
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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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