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Walt's Fish Market

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4144 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231
+1 941-921-4605
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I told our friends it was worth a trip to FL just to go to Walts. If you want great, fresh fish or stone carbs, Walts is the place to go. Go early because there are no reservations and there will be a line. Well worth the wait!

Thank dave h
Lake County, Illinois
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another trip to Sarasota and another meal at Walt's. We also try to come at least once while we are here. It was an enjoyable experience. My husband really enjoyed his grilled shrimp. My grilled grouper was a little overcooked but still had good taste. And of course I had to have my very favorite creme brulee--theirs is the best!... More 

Thank isaacsnana50
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The menu includes a history of the place that started years ago as a wholesale fish market. It's still a great place to buy your own seafood to prepare yourself. They have an old glass display case with seafood iced down for purchase. You won't order anything seafood off the menu that isn't fresh and prepared well. If you have... More 

Thank Clint H
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've been eating at Walt's for years. Their quality, service and atmosphere are wonderful. We usually go for Saturday lunch for a light meal. We recently had shrimp cocktail - 5 large bright fresh shrimp served with a VERY Tangy cocktail sauce. My husband ordered the mangrove snapper sandwich which was perfectly prepared and served with great fries. Cold beer,... More 

Thank Robin N
york, ME
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love to pick up dinner and bring it home. They are always gracious and helpful. Lots of choices and all of them good. Eat there or bring it home and just pretend you cook fish this great!

Thank terartist
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I and my parents ate here last night and we loved it. It felt like a great local hang out - with super fresh fish. It also is a market - so you can buy fresh seafood to take home. We were served by Andrea - and she was amazing. Super friendly, attentive and always smiling. The... More 

Thank TaylorA99
Thessaloniki, Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Walt's is just down the road and we used to always buy crabs from them. A friend recently recommended that we have lunch here. I was pleasantly surprised with the food, had the crab cake sandwich and it was really good, the place had a crowd, but not packed,and I didn't notice the traffic on 41! We will be coming... More 

Thank Cynthia B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our first visit to Sarasota we were told to eat at Walt's. We weren't able to make it so on our next trip we definitely made it a point to try it. I thought it was just average and I had better seafood at other restaurants while in Sarasota. We probably won't make it a point to stop here... More 

Thank CornhuskerFan1
central, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful, fresh fish market and restaurant. Lots of options and I was able to try things not commonly found on the east coast so that was a nice treat. Great service, everything I had was so fresh and absolutely delicious. It was so good we went twice during our stay!

Thank sandy d
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there on Valentines day around 12:30 to check it out for appetizers and wine well we didnt leave till 6:30 i had oysters raw 6 for $9 then i had to try the clams12 for$13 thay were tiny local but good. Should of had the 100 for $35.the oysters were the better deal.every dish thay carried past my table... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4144 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-921-4605

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?