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Captain Brian's Seafood Market

8441 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2015
+1 941-351-4492
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fresh seafood” (36 reviews)
“lobster” (30 reviews)
“herring” (13 reviews)
Opens in 17 min
All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8441 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2015
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food with top notch service. Older restaurant with some really nice sized round tables. Perfect for our party of seven.

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an out of the way gem, that can easily be missed when heading north on Highway 41 out of Sarasota. It is behind the airport on the east side of 41. The food was well done, fresh and delicious. it was a busy...More

Thank sarasotagulf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten at this restaurant twice. The offerings of fresh seafood are very large. You can get all of the common fish dishes plus some which are not as common at local restaurants. Our server was very helpful in selecting dishes - service in...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wide selection of fresh fish and great salad bar bring me back when I visit the area. Not fancy but local,and delicious. No chain stereotype. Worn menues and warm waitresses welcome the hungry.

1  Thank hotelmavin
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Well here is one place left not catering to high end tourists and Ivy league "rowers". Good fresh seafood prepared as you wait. Get salad bar and your fresh catch will be served with tasty black bean salad. Huge menu and something for everyone. My...More

1  Thank Corvette87
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I visited this restaurant for lunch on a non-busy day. There was a set menu and I was not allowed to substitute side dishes. I explained that I could not eat gluten but my explanation fell on deaf ears.

Thank tweety817
cayocosta51, Owner at Captain Brian's Seafood Market, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

almost everything is gluten freewhat did you want to subsitute'

Reviewed 5 May 2017

We were in Sarasota for the day, hungry about 2pm (skipped lunch) and decided to go on an "adventure' and see what the locals love to do for seafood. What a great find! There is a seafood market within the restaurant, and the restaurant has...More

1  Thank celesteu2015
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

When someone told me that Captain Brian's had real steamers, I put the restaurant first on my to try list. Glad that I did because they serve up a large portion of delicious clams cooked to perfection. In addition,they have a large selection of fresh...More

1  Thank paulhollinger
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The food was excellent and the variety of fish was impressive! Service was very good! Salad bar was sufficient but fish was the most impressive aspect! They also had sautéed Eli ICU which was just superb!!

1  Thank Marylouise G
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Best fresh fish house in the area Not fancy, but friendly, good value. Fish Market as well as place to eat. You can make a meal just from salad bar. Best herring I ever had.

1  Thank Vann H
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Helen P
Can you order beer & wine?
16 July 2015|
Response from Tremendous_Otis |
They now (April 2017) have beer and wine and a full bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8441 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2015
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-351-4492
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