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JR's Old Packinghouse Cafe

987 S Packinghouse Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232-2898
+1 941-371-9358
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“cuban sandwich” (17 reviews)
“basa” (8 reviews)
“burgers” (22 reviews)
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American, Bar, Caribbean
$$ - $$$
987 S Packinghouse Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232-2898
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My family and I like to frequent this restaurant the food is absolutely Spectacular from scratch food the flavors are incredible the music is fantastic nice to come in and kick back listening to a local musician the coolest thing is they pass the hat...More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 25 August 2017

After suffering from a fire last year, they are re-open and back to the great venues of music and food. I ordered the $5 burger and enjoyed it (on Mondays.) Be sure to call to check who is playing, as it ranges from bluegrass to...More

Thank jeanninelehman
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped in today for lunch. Happy we already know the exterior is pure country, because it looks so unrefined authentic one might wonder about the food. But the Cuban is excellent. Great quality ham and roast pork with completely melted cheese, mustard and pickle on...More

Thank survivormom2010
Reviewed 8 June 2017

While visiting several years ago some friends introduced us to the Old Packinghouse Cafe, being "off the beaten path foodies" we instantly fell in love and visit at least once every time we are in town. They experienced a fire in some nearby building that...More

Thank Wayne Y
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Waited for 35 minutes for a burger and a fish sandwich.(this was a Wednesday night at around 7 PM nor big crowd, plenty of empty tables). The burger was OK, cold bun, cold fries. My wife's sandwich was wonderful, but her fries were also cold.Nice...More

1  Thank chardotfla
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Jr serves traditional menu with all the favorites, we had a great burger, nice Cuban, and great Basa . Friendly service with good choice of beer and wine. Just happened to be live music with a unique duo on electric guitar and steel guitar, playing...More

Thank Andysunkey
Reviewed 9 May 2017

shopping with wife and couldn't decide where to go for lunch. spotted the old packing house and decided to give it a try. waitress was super friendly and offered specials in addition to regular menu. both of us ordered the pulled pork special and were...More

Thank steven25528
Reviewed 25 April 2017

My Sister who lives on Siesta Key took me here for lunch ...she called it "a hole in the wall with great food" She was right. There were 3 of us Sisters and we all loved it. L was our pleasant server and she was...More

2  Thank PeggyChism
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

A local institution, a fire knocked it out commission last year. Know for good burgers and other casual meals it is a great place in The center of Sarasota off the beaten path. Sit on the porch, look at the beautiful sky and listen to...More

Thank JordanS8
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Had lunch there today. Ordered the Cuban sandwich which is a specialty. It was okay but nothing that I would order again. In our party of 6, we also ordered wings and the meatball sub. None were outstanding. Also the service was slow - about...More

Thank wolfworks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 987 S Packinghouse Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232-2898
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-371-9358
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