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3501 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34239-6109
+1 941-362-3692
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Carlisle, United States
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

TooJay's is a must for at least one lunch every time I'm in Sarasota, which is twice a year. Lunch today was once again excellent. It might be my imagination, but the portion size of their sandwiches seems to be smaller than it was a few years ago, but that's OK because in the past I thought it was too... More 

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Thank Joseph K
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this review

Joseph, you loyalty means a lot to us! Thanks for the great review, and we can't wait to serve you again soon! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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205 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Over the years we got tired of their boring menu...and overpriced meals. Were we surprised...they have a new dynamic menu with many specials under $10.00....and we had a wonderful dinner. If you were like us, and put TooJays on the back burner......try them again!!!!!

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Thank Mike C
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us another shot, Mike! We appreciate the wonderful review, and we cannot wait to serve you again in the future! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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588 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's not New York. It's not even Chicago, but considering it's the only local option it's pretty good. Starting with the pastry counter which is excellent, I had s corned beef and chopped liver on rye and it was a B+. The only criticism is the sandwich is just average size, although it's big enough for most people. My wife... More 

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Thank JordanS8
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We pride ourselves on our classic New York style recipes and flavors, so we're glad that you enjoyed our handcrafted sandwiches! We can't wait to serve you again soon! More 

Bradenton, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The corned beef was tough, The texture and quality was missing. I told the server and she had me try the pastrami just as bad and both sandwiches were cold. They need to go to new York and learn to prepare these meats the proper way. Also the knish was a joke a boiled potato with pastry crust .My wife... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We have been here a few times and have always had a positive experience. The Matzo Ball soup is one of my favorites. The sandwiches are huge and tasty. I had the meatloaf dinner and it was great. Can't go wrong here!

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Thank Bigguy304
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this review

Thanks for the loyalty and support; it certainly means a lot to us! We appreciate you dining with us, and we look forward to your next visit with us! More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

I had a corn beef on rye, kind of a standard for any NY style deli. The texture of the meet has to be a certain way and when you order lean, you should not have a "fat snap back" which was the case for me. I won't give it another try.

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Thank Bill B
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this review

Bill, we take pride in our classic New York style recipes and flavors, so it is disappointing to read that we missed the mark with your recent visit. We would like the opportunity to speak with you about your experience, please email us at info@toojays.com with your contact information. More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We made a quick stop to eat lunch after visiting a family member in the hospital. The service was good. The food was yummy. The desserts are amazing. There is a dessert case full of goodies as soon as you walk in. The bathrooms we clean. I had the chicken salad, my son has the tongue sandwich, my husband had... More 

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Thank Milhous1
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that your family has been able to enjoy our deli counter, bakery and restaurant. We pride ourselves on offering many options for great food! We hope to see you all again soon! More 

Franklin, North Carolina
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Tired & hungry so we ran to Too Jays... Delightful new server named Alex was great & served our food quickly.. Asian Chicken Salad & Cobb Salad... yum!!! Alex will be a welcome addition to our favorite neighborhood restaurant!!!

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Thank Flamingazalea
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this review

Thanks for the absolutely, wonderful review! It was our pleasure to serve you and we can't wait to do so again soon! More 

Palmetto
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105 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We always really like TooJay's. We arrived at about noon and had to wait about 15 minutes for a table. They have the best rye bread ever. We always get a loaf on our way out and it is always still warm. My husband has the hot corned beef on rye and is always happy. He asks that they don't... More 

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Thank Susie P
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this review

Susie, thank you for your kind words. We are glad to hear that your family has been able to enjoy our deli counter, bakery and restaurant. We pride ourselves on offering many options for great food to the community. We hope to see you all again soon! More 

Raleigh, NC
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

My parents live in the area and were very excited to introduce my son and I to TooJays when we were down visiting. When we arrived, the line was out the door which we took to be a great sign. After a wait of about 25 minutes we were seated and it quickly became obvious that they were overwhelmed that... More 

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1 Thank ajlst
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this review

We are so sorry to hear about your experience. Beyond your wait time being too long, describing the rest of the meal as "average" isn't good for us either. We appreciate your feedback, and we'd like to speak to you further about your concerns, so please email us at info@toojays.com. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15
Cuisine
American, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3501 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34239-6109
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-362-3692

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