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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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“seafood” (122 reviews)
“shrimp” (32 reviews)
“rice pilaf” (8 reviews)
Opens in 6 min
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1526 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been going to Barnacle Bill's for years. They have another location by the airport, but I must say the downtown location is far and away the best of the two. Very consistent quality and good food, good service, and a HUGE menu.

Thank john R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very quiet place with slow service, early bird special is average, good presentation on the plate, but vegetables are well cook. Order a bottle of Italian Wine, 7 minutes later, Server reply, sorry Sr. we are out. I order other one and came cold outside...More

Thank eddie6760
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Great service and food, we had the$60 meal for Two including Wine, I kept thinking where’s the catch, there wasn’t one, absolutely brilliant.

Thank paul c
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the downtown location for Barnacle Bill. First time there. Have been to the other location but not downtown! No ocean view but the restaurant had old downtown deco! Loved it! Service was excellent! I had vegetable. Stir fry with shrimp, friends had grilled shrimp...More

Thank Ms88337
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal but not used to eating so much food. Having an appetizer as well as an entrée was totally overdoing it. crab cakes were delicious! The lobster strudel tasted really good but the pastry was a little burnt. Enjoyed all the same....More

Thank PeterBruceG
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Great seafood restaurant. My entire family really likes the food. Large variety and great specials for two persons. My daughter thinks the Swordfish is the best anywhere. The service is outstanding We always ask for John who almost knows what we are going to order...More

Thank ron a
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped for drinks with friends. Bar was attractive. Nice selection of custom cocktails made by an expert and friendly bartender. Did not try food, but menu looked good. A nice place to go in Sarasota.

Thank eismd1
Reviewed 25 March 2018

We were seated quickly. Loved the bread that was served prior to meal. It took a little longer than normal because many people had arrived just before we did. Our waitress kept us aware of when the food would be served. We had cod (broiled...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Here on spring break and seen advertisements so we thought it would be great. Wrong. Catfish raw, calamari over cooked and oily. Grilled cheese tasted old whole thing. Too top it off cabin gumbo had a film over it from be microwaved. As for the...More

Thank Andria C
Reviewed 22 March 2018

For dinner they offer a meal for Two for $59. It includes 2 salads, 2 entrees (and there are MANY to choose from, and a dessert to share, plus a bottle of one of the house wines. It was a great deal and lots of...More

Thank 2Meow
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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, Drinks
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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
Extensive menu including Alaskan king crab, Bairdi crab, Ipswich Clams, Mussels, Oysters on the half shell, Red snapper, Grouper, Halibut , Ora King Salmon from New Zealand and much much more. Early bird dining option, Happy hour every day. Wine Spectator`s Award winning wine list at Main st. 2 convenient locations in Sarasota, 1526 Main st and 5050 North Tamiami trail.
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