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Original Word of Mouth

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6604 Gateway Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231-5806 (Formerly Word of Mouth)
+1 941-925-2400
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08:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 14:00
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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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295 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit and breakfast was very nice: I had the crab frittata and Hubby the Crab Benedict with coffee and delicious orange juice. Good, swift service despite it being fairly busy.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by for a quick bite to eat for lunch. We had been to the Venice location and wanted to try out the Sarasota location. We were greeted with a friendly smile and were seated quickly. I had the turkey burger which was very good! Coleslaw was cold and fresh! Our waitress was extreamly attentive and refilled our beverages even... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for breakfast! Excellent menu selection and the food was great! The service was good, the people were friendly and the atmosphere was very nice

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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the menu prices are a bit high for the area, the food and service are wonderful. BEST EGGS BENEDICT!!!

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Thank crdwork
Center Moriches, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Visited Sarasota for a week and ate here 3 times, instead of eating at our resort. Very very friendly staff, great hometown atmosphere, and great food. A must visit restaurant. We live in NY, we know restaurants, and this is a great one

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Thank David W
Mario M, Owner at Original Word of Mouth, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Looking forward to welcome you back. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

First time there. Had breakfast food was delicious. Nice quaint place in Gulf Gate. Portions were large. A little overpriced for breakfast, but otherwise a good experience. Will go back.

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Thank donchum
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Great service and food, large portions. Overall a great experience, just like home. Will be back again.

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Thank Remek M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Planned to do breakfast here while visiting Sarasota. Glad we made the stop. Good food and reasonable prices. Wasn't overly busy, more of a locals spot perhaps (but those are usually the best). Will come back on our next trip.

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Thank Bridget T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

First time to visit this restaurant for breakfast and what a gem. Eggs Benedict and breakfast omelet were delicious and the fresh blueberry muffin hit the spot. Exceptional and friendly service. We left with our hunger satisfied and out pocketbooks happy. Highly recommend!

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

A "small diner" feel with an chef-inspired cuisine and family favorites make this a fun place to eat...whether its pancakes or one of their special sandwiches on a variety of breads or Croissants, or fabulous black beans and rice, there is something for every taste and age.

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Mario M, Owner at Original Word of Mouth, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Looking forward to welcome you back More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 16
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 14:00
Monday
08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 14:00
Thursday
08:00 - 14:00
Friday
08:00 - 14:00
Saturday
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6604 Gateway Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231-5806 (Formerly Word of Mouth)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-925-2400
Description
Word of Mouth diners are know to come for Word of Mouth's breakfast alone, which features several varieties of pancakes, blintzes, crepes and the awe-inspiring Three Amigos Breakfast Burrito. The lunch menu serves a variety of yummy soups, sandwiches and salads. Open for breakfast and lunch.

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