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Main Bar Sandwich Shop

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1944 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5915
+1 941-955-8733
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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West Springfield, MA
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129 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't be put off by the shabby, small storefront...the place is long and deep with a lot of history. The walls are full of pictures and promos from circus acts and tv shows from the beginning of television. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis together again. The menu of sandwiches is also long and deep and eclectic. Beer,wine,soda. Bags of chips... More 

Thank BessieLil
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I was worried when Sol's Deli opened up across the street from Main Bar Sandwich Shop, you guys have nothing to fear. Sandwiches here are always fresh and tasty, service is top notch.

Thank Craig R
Sanford, Florida
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

My husband and I always go to the Main Bar when we are in Sarasota! It is an old family favorite. Sandwiches are still awesome and the food is wonderful. We will continue to hit this spot every time we go to Sarasota. Pita sandwiches are huge and the Main Bar special,is still a treat!

Thank L L
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I have been going here for years for the peasants pheasant. Such a great pita with a homemade curry. Nice old style feel of historic sarasota.

1 Thank BRIAN C
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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169 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

This is an Interesting little place, originally started by circus performer couple, decorated with lots of very interesting old circus performer pictures. A real taste of Sarasota! Here you can get a soup, salad or chili with sandwich lunch special...more than enough for anyone at a good price.

2 Thank 1joanne-12
Washington, D.C.
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

great sandwich shop. across the street from the movie theater. vast menu with sandwich options for all.

2 Thank Patrick D
Sarasota, Florida
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Want a quick sandwich for lunch don't miss the Main Bar Sandwich Shop! Call in your order, or dine in the long narrow dining room, either way your stomach will thank you! Tender, flavorful meat is used along with fantastic bread, my favorite is a Kaiser Roll,with Roast Beef, lettuce, tomato, mustard, and provolone cheese. These sandwiches melt in your... More 

2 Thank Becky T
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Good food and great service never go out of style. Awesome lunch at the Main Bar Sandwich shop. Started with a cup of the stuffed pepper soup, it was hot and hearty. Ordered the signature sandwich, the Italian, crusty bread, with fresh deli meat, cheese and shredded peperoncini. The place is packed between 12:00 and 1:00pm with the business crowd.... More 

2 Thank Edward G
Bradenton, Florida
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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

I was here the other day after an absence and forgot what a joy the place is. It is friendly with super service and that home neighborhood place. My food was great, it was fun and comfortable and of course very reasonable. You will not be disappointed.

1 Thank vanvan11
Tampa, Florida
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

This is a great little sandwich shop located in downtown Sarasota. If you like fresh soups, sandwiches and salads - served quickly with a smile - this is the place to go. They have approximately six fresh soups every day - such a nice option - rather than a single soup of the day.

2 Thank TeresaFLA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 12
American, Soups, Italian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1944 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5915
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-955-8733

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