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Crab & Fin

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420 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1409
+1 941-388-3964
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Goderich, Canada
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rotary meets at noon at the Crab & Fin. Different from any other Rotary meeting, members and guests order their own choice of food. My choice was quickly served and delicious. Service is very attentive. All the other people at my table also commented on their nice lunches. A year ago my wife and I had an evening meal, enjoyed... More 

Thank lucerne11
Olympia, WA
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269 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were a party of 6 and were seated upstairs. It was comfortable and inviting. Very nice. Our server was fantastic. He made the meal work. We were in Sarasota for 4 nights and all agreed that the Crab and Fin was our best overall meal - all of our dinners were at good restaurants. The quality of the food... More 

Thank rogerjm
Seaford, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked Crab and Fin for Valentine’s Day from home in the U.K. as we wanted to secure a venue we knew and liked before we travelled. The whole evening was excellent, I had Black Grouper and my wife Mahe Mahe. I finished with a lovely Key Lime Pie and my wife opted for Crème Brûlée, both superb. An excellent Zinfandel... More 

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Orange, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Surprised that they didn't have any local flavor for fish....that would make it more affordable for everyone. One of the entry's was a fish for 56 dollars.....didn't get that but was surprised at what I saw for that entry. Great fish doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg.....I live in Maine where the fish is fresh and... More 

Thank jhkruns
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Atmosphere was okay. We would highly recommend their seafood. Early bird special is a real bargain. Would go back again!

Thank gayeski
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant has stood the test of time and is always busy, but service this time was not up to expected levels. We sat in a stuffy room off to the side. The food was good, but not excellent. The stone crabs were somewhat soggy (not expected). A good, but expensive wine selection. The server was very good. To manny... More 

Thank Harold G
McLean, Virginia
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289 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here based on TA reviews and overall was disappointed. Sat in back room that had no charm or ambiance. Food was marginal in quality as salads were drenched in dressing. Shrimp cocktail appetizer appeared to have frozen shrimp vs fresh. There are much better options on Longboat Key

Thank jadon06
Jacksonville, Florida
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely dining spot, outside tables and a nice Bar. See your seafood displayed on ice. Fresh options for salads, sides, etc. plus, good service too.

Thank carol0918
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have eaten here several times. The food is consistently good, but the service runs hot and cold. The first time we worthier, the service was excellent. The second time, we took out of town guests and the service was not good. It was brought to the attention of the manager who apologized and offered us a free dessert next... More 

Thank abyks1
Elgin, Illinois
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188 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met friends for dinner and enjoyed a lovely meal. They make a very good martini. Most had fish but two had steaks. We all were very happy with our meals. Our waiter was very friendly but not very attentive. Beware of the early bird specials, it not only depends on the time of day but how many they have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 35
American, Seafood, Soups, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1409
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-388-3964
Located on St. Armands Circle in Sarasota Florida.

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