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Barnacle Bill's Seafood

1526 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
+1 941-365-6800
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“rice pilaf” (8 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1526 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

OMG. Best dinner while in vacationing in siesta key! Extensive menu. Dinner for 2 is the way to go. Fresh catch & fried oysters were great. John, our server was excellent!!

Thank jean0416
A K, Manager at Barnacle Bill's Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you, we appreciate your comment, come and see us again:)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located right in the middle of the action of Sarasota's bustling restaurant and shopping district, Barnacle Bill's is a good choice. They have a few sidewalk tables but most of the seating is inside in a cozy wood setting. I had the Warm Seafood Salad...More

Thank Lydia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Barnacle Bill's for the first time; the atmosphere was casual, parking is available and the menu selections are large; the menu has choices other than fish, if you want something else. I had fresh grouper and my wife choose shrimp pasta, and we...More

Thank Ron D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were on vacation & looking for seafood restaurant near our Hyatt hotel. Hotel shuttle dropped us off at downtown & we took uber back to hotel. My husband started with lobster bisque & I with house salad. Bisque was good, typical...More

Thank Mmadison66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have driven by here for many years but never stopped. Now, with our hotel close by, we decided to dine here. It was early bird dinner time plus in season crowd but we were seated promptly. Our waitress, Tara. was extremely helpful to us...More

Thank EdMonroe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were here for lunch on Valentine's Day, as we both enjoy seafood. I loved my lobster bisque to start followed by a soft shell crab Po Boy. My wife loves salmon and quite liked her salmon picatta. The real treat was...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Sarasota - never disappoints. The seafood is always excellent.

Thank jimmy1301999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting friends in the Sarasota area and since we didn't have lunch, they took us to Barnacle Bills for the early bird dinner. I couldn't believe how good a meal you could have for $12.99. I had the soup and fish tacos. My...More

Thank dgilfor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this restaurant in the past when visiting Sarasota and wanted to introduce my husband to it. We ate dinner prior to a concert at the Van Wezel. The menu is extensive with many specials. Our waiter skillfully guided us through the options...More

Thank Elobflow
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We recently had dinner here and were very pleased with our meal-The variety of fish dinners is huge and we especially liked the idea of picking a fish and also picking a topping for it-There are lots of choices. The restaurant is centrally located in...More

Thank Jocat1944
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12 October 2016|
Response from Z1509DXsusanm |
I was charged over $14 for this, and have gotten 2 different prices, while the manager I emailed told me I had something added to the drink, and he was finished with the question. Strange customer service?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 60
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1526 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-365-6800
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