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Barnacle Bill's Seafood

5050 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34234-3875
+1 941-355-7700
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (61 reviews)
“seafood” (150 reviews)
“shrimp” (52 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5050 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34234-3875
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1 - 10 of 574 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there at 11 sign on door said open when we walked in a woman shouts at us what do you want! She says we don't open till 11:30. Came back food was nothing more than your average fast food. The downtown location on...More

Thank Reynard98i
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was a solid 3-3.5 stars. The issue was a confusing special menu. They had a 2 person meal for 59.00 that included a bottle of wine. They were going to allow an entree substitution but my boyfriend really wanted to try lobster bisque soup...More

Thank kseaton13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just picked up a take out order ... and sorry to say that I'm still hungry. The shrimp and crab in the seafood crepe was so tough and rubbery that I couldn't eat it. There are so many good seafood restaurants around ... Don't waste...More

Thank Wayne W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My explanation of this title is my wife and I both had Alaskan King Crab legs and they were amazing. The ambiance was a little weird and outdated. The menu was huge as well, too much to choose from. The crab legs were prepared perfectly....More

Thank Justin R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Barnacle Bills had a varied seafood menu. Portions were large and prices reasonable. I had a salad with grilled shrimp. Nothing spectacular but it was very good. Shrimp were large and grilled just right. Salad was large enough for me to have 2 small meals....More

Thank lgspears
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been in the area for 13 years and always heard about this place and decided to pop in for dinner. Service was weak and slow. Server could not even open the wine bottle we ordered. I think she was about the only person working...More

Thank Averagejoe001
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

I suggested this restaurant for Mother's Day. My mom and I went for lunch. Mothers received a free glass of rose'. That was a nice gesture. We both really enjoyed our meals

Thank kstan2000
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Still a favorite for many. Getting older but worth it for lunch. Prices better than larger cities. If you have 2 or 3 meals, try it.

Thank M Richard M
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Good place, good service and good food. Fried calamari as appetizers are delicious. We had seafood frittata and blacked salmon provencal pasta. Salmon had so much black pepper that I couldn't eat it. Anyway the past was delicious as well as the seafood frittata. The...More

Thank Liz_2091
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Stopped in our old favorite for lunch and sadly, will not be returning. The crab cake was made of artificial crab, I think I found one small lump of crab in it. But the worst we're the soft-shell crabs that were mutilated by the kitchen....More

1  Thank Gretchen B
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Are OYSTERS a regular menu item? Had dinner there last April with Son, Steve and family - excellent food! Will be back this April with twin Son, Ed - who is a lover of oysters.
4 February 2015|
Response from Belarussia |
Yes they are available on the menu daily.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5050 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34234-3875
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-355-7700
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