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Beckham's on the Trail

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8579 Tamiami Trail S, Sarasota, FL 34238
+1 941-706-1654
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the fish and chips - the lighter portion and the larger portion. There is a $7 difference between the two but only about 3 oz of fish. The fish was obviously frozen and reheated. There was no seasoning on either the fish or the breading. It was poorly reheated with fishy flavors and cold spots. The non-jalapeno tartar... More 

Thank LeAnna B
Beckhams6727, Owner at Beckham's on the Trail, responded to this review

Hi LeAnna, I sincerely apologize that you were less than thrilled with your experience at our restaurant, but in order not to mislead our readers I would like to respond to some of the observations listed above. The price difference between our dinner portion and our light bites portion is $5, and the fish weight is 8-10oz and 4-5oz respectively.... More 

Toms River, New Jersey
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

II was visiting a friend of mine down that way and he recommended the place. He said they had some of the bet Fish and Chips around. I was no disappointed. You only got one piece of fish but to quote Donald Trump, "It was Huuuge". I can't say anything about the rest of the menu since we both had... More 

Thank WilliamDeetz
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant when I met a fellow celiac. She wasn't kidding, the gluten free fish & chips were outstanding and the mushy peas sooooo good! Since being diagnosed celiac 24 years ago, I have never been able to eat fish & chips so this was huge for me. Excellent service too. I am one happy customer!!!

Thank Mary C
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best gluten free fish and chips around. Even washed it down with gluten free beer. Limited menu but they do it well.

1 Thank Dustunderfoot
Crewe, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the first evening of our visit to Sarasota, we decided to call at Beckham's, only to find the property 'To Let'. Having found an alternative, we subsequently made enquiries, and discovered they had moved further south towards Osprey, on the 'Target' shopping plaza. We have now eaten at the new restaurant, and it is just as good as ever.... More 

Thank Nigel J
Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Went to Buckram's Bar and Grill now at Plaza at Palmer Ranch, 8579 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, for fish and chips. What a BIG disappointment. The fish was very white but tasteless (as all cod is) why do they not use haddock. The chips or (French Fries) were disgusting. They where flat frozen oven ready French Fries , the French... More 

1 Thank syrup40
Venice, Florida
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I usually write reviews when I really love the place. I need to vent about this one!! We stopped at Beckham's on the way to somewhere else when we got a flat tire and didn't want to drive anymore. We walked in to an almost empty restaurant. There was one table full of people eating. No one was around to... More 

Thank Mamanaj
Sarasota, Florida
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220 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Now I am not sure if the address is correct as Beckhams has moved into new premises where the old open used to be and if you thought George and Annie could do no better, your wrong as this place is outstanding, plenty of parking, great outside terrace and fantastic bar with a menu to blow your socks off and... More 

Thank Roger S
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We were sorry that this great place had to move but are happy that they are open once again at their new location off Central Sarasota Parkway near Target. The food is just as good as ever and we recommend eh fish and chips but have never had a bad meal no matter what we ordered. The staff is friendly... More 

Thank jujubee4
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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123 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Seven weeks after relocating to the Palmer Ranch Plaza, Beckham's is back in business - with the same menu and the same staff. The food is still as good, and it's very busy on Friday and Saturday nights - even in the off-season! The fish & chips continue to be the best in town, and this understated, underpriced gem is... More 

Thank Anthony M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8579 Tamiami Trail S, Sarasota, FL 34238
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-706-1654

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