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Bearded Clam Waterfront Restaurant & Tiki Bar Sarasota

7150 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-1405
+1 941-355-2600
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
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“wings” (8 reviews)
“hamburger” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
7150 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-1405
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had to wait over an hour for our food. The service was terrible. No one offered any kind of apology accept for "yes it's like this when it gets busy". Atmosphere dirty. My son ordered Mahi Mahi & got something totally different. Don't waste...More

1  Thank Spichee
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is definitely a local hangout. People are friendly and food choices are good. Some out of the ordinary which was nice. The Oysters Rockerfeller is not something you find every day and really made my mom's birthday special. The fish nachos were particularly...More

Thank Picolinita
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have reviewed this place 2x prev, but today it was perfectly awful. Our waitress was very nice but it wasn't here fault about the food taking over 1hr!!!!to be served. ! in our party was served right away, while the others waited over 45...More

1  Thank jennifer f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has seen better ads. It is run down and in need of renovation. There are many varieties of wings available priced per piece. They are all the same but smothered in different thick sauces.

Thank tweety817
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted a drink before dinner so I sat at the Tiki bar where I waited so long before the bartender decided to even acknowledge my presence because she was too busy stocking beer. Another guest who waiting to pay his tab exchanged looks of...More

1  Thank Fair-review4u
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As your driving down the street,you would never know,what you are about to see.beautiful Marina. Large tiki bar,plenty of tables.Great people,great food. Clam chowder awesome,smoked bacon in it lots of clams.Hot pretzels to die for.You gotta go ,you don't want to miss this place😀

Thank K E
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Ordered a simple chicken breast blackened with a side of potato salad. Received the driest chicken breast I've ever eaten, not blackened and no side. Finally got the side and asked for some ranch dressing in the hopes of being able to eat the dry...More

1  Thank Kim C
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This place was average at best. The service was average, but the food was surprisingly good. The tables were sticky, and not very clean. It was getting busy when we arrived and continued to get even more busy while there. It was a definite local...More

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 7 April 2017

When you think seafood shack on the water you think of little ambiance but great fresh seafood. This is NOT that place. Once you get past the slightly off-color joke the name there is nothing to recommend this place.

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BeardedClamSRQ, Manager at Bearded Clam Waterfront Restaurant & Tiki Bar Sarasota, responded to this review

So sorry you feel that way, thankfully many of our guest enjoy our location.

Reviewed 29 March 2017

I thought the food was OK. The service was reasonable although not outstanding. I had the captains platter. The soup, clam chowder, tasted strongly of flour, but was full of clams. The platter had fish, oysters and shrimp on it. The shrimp was outstanding. I...More

Thank nwflguy
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Tell me about the special Thursday toco bar
3 March 2017|
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Response from BeardedClamSRQ | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Taco bar starts at 6pm and ends at 9pm. All you can eat chicken or beef tacos with all the fixins. Come try it out.
Larry L
We ere there on Friday, September 25th. I did not ask to speak to the manager as we were very pressed for time. I did not notice that we had been considered a "party of six" for tipping purposes until that evening.
17 October 2015|
Response from BeardedClamSRQ | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
I am very sorry about your experience, which is a rare occurance. If you are ever in the area again please come by and ask for me, Wesley Rose. Again very sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 36
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7150 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-1405
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-355-2600
Laid back waterfront restaurant offering a very large menu including but not limited to, fresh seafood, pasta, pizza, hot dogs, numerous sandwiches, burgers, numerous appetizers, daily specials, bar bite menu, happy hour 11:00a.m. - 6:00p.m. M - F. 2 for 1 margharitas on Thursday along with our gourmet poolside taco bar and a full kids menu. We are a pet friendly restaurant. We offer over 700 feet of public dockwall space and are located east at marker 16 in Sarasota bay. Customers can enjoy large pool deck and swimming pool. Live music