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Barnacle Bill's Seafood

1526 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
+1 941-365-6800
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (109 reviews)
“shrimp” (29 reviews)
“rice pilaf” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1526 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are looking for a seafood selection this is he place to go. Many options to choose from. Wonderful, fresh seafood. Slightly overpriced.

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten at barnacle Bill's several times for lunch. I usually get the mussels with garlic and white wine. It never disappoints. The mussels are always excellent. The serving size is generous. The price is very reasonable. The bread is warm. The service was...More

Thank AJ K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was horrible food gross and who in,the heck says in Florida bbq sauce is seasonal, and my ceaser salad was hot.

Thank Kristi P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alaskan King Crab legs were the highlight, though I had a very nice steak too. Very quiet on a lunchtime, very friendly waitress. It was a bit too quiet and we could hear the conversation on the only other table occupied. Felt a bit uncomfortable...More

Thank barbnsteph
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch. Wife ordered the crab cake sandwich and I had early bird shrimp dinner. Shrimp was fresh and lightly battered. No heavy greasy breading like many places! Very good but the crab cake was beyond good. Lots of crab with...More

Thank George B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have eaten here many times and have always had great service. Though the restaurant is a 5-6 miles from Siesta Key, it's a must visit. The food is always top quality and an awesome value. Always consistent in preparation and delivery, with a varied...More

Thank davidpittman
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This place is great for lunch or dinner. Food is great but they really don't care about their customers. They don't take reservations and when you call it's like your bothering them.

Thank Amy A
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The setting downtown, the atmosphere are very good. What failed was the server "Anne" who must not have been trained and the kitchen. We ordered soup, it was very good. I ordered a sandwich and my date a cob salad. We were not in a...More

Thank hardbottomfishing
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here. Fish and Chips were good and the service great. They have a nice menu, both lunch and dinner. Diverse choices. They also offer a special for dinner for two and wine at $59. Have to come back for that.

Thank rayner5976
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I think maybe we should have gone for dinner, because I've heard great things about this place. We went for lunch on a Saturday and the place was nearly empty, but the service was bad. The waitress didn't seem to care at all about us....More

Thank lizardtiff
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What is the price for a 50 ml sample of Grand Marnier in a brandy snifter with nothing added to it?
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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
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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