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Big Water Fish Market

6641 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2508
+1 941-554-8101
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (119 reviews)
“seafood” (119 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6641 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2508
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1 - 10 of 753 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fresh and delicious! I got hogfish with fresh veggies, my husband got fish tacos, and we shared key lime pie.

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were in Sarasota for the US Junior Rowing Nationals. It rained all 3 days we were there - so we spent a decent amount of time eating/drinking our way around town. Found this place for lunch by asking local where to go. It's in...More

Thank ASwee
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was by far the best meal we had on our vacation. The staff was friendly, the decor was fun and the food absolutely delicious.

Thank Kristopher B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We discovered this gem while on a week-long vacation in Siesta Key and ate there several times. If you love fresh fish, this is THE place! Casual atmosphere, super friendly servers and delicious fish, expertly prepared. Known for great grouper sandwiches...the clams are great, too,...More

Thank TwinmomFL
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I got their grouper sandwich, which has apparently been voted best in the region for several years. I can confidently say it is the best grouper I've had in years. Nice decor and friendly staff. Don't expect anything fancy

Thank Dan Z
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went twice during our vacation. Tastiest grouper in the region. Friendly service. Fun atmosphere. Advise you arrive early as it's a small place.

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So yummy. I had the pineapple snapper wrapper and for apps the peel and eat shrimp. Outstanding. BYOB, so next liquor store is a must. Not fancy, but splendid.

Thank erica j
Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent our last 3 three nights in Florida at Siesta Key and due to tripadvisor reviews we decided to spend our last night at this restaurant. We weren't disappointed. The food is excellent and the personal service from the staff was commendable. This is...More

Thank Gerbalpurple
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small, family style restaurant with very reasonable prices and quick service. Fresh fish caught that day can be prepared as you like it. I had a grouper ruben sandwich that was so large that I saved half for later eating.

Thank ArtisticBeth
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small restaurant and it may not win a Michelin star. If you want that in a restaurant please stop reading and move on as you would have passed on one of the best seafood establishments period: east coast, west coast, overseas..anyplace! The...More

1  Thank ricklax1
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Alan H
Not been here before. Does anyone know if they still do BYOB? Thanks.
26 April 2017|
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Response from Sheila W | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do! They also have beer there available for purchase
Norm A
Hi, Norm. What would you like to know about this restaurant? Do you have any qlutin free meal for my grandson with celiacs?
19 February 2017|
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Response from BigWaterFishMarket | Property representative |
What does BYOB mean please
16 September 2016|
Response from Patrick S |
BRING YOUR OWN BEER (you can buy alcohol nearby and carry it in to enjoy with your meal)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 22
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6641 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2508
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Siesta Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-554-8101
  • E-mail
Big Water Fish Market opened its doors on 11/11/11 at 11am with owner Scott Dolan at the helm. We are near the south bridge on Siesta Key in the Crescent Beach Shopping Center next to Siesta Spirits liquor store. We are a retail fish market that specializes in fresh, wild, Florida seafood and we also offer a simple but delicious casual dining menu. We were voted "Best Grouper Sandwich" on the island in 2013 and we serve fresh, made-to-order meals until 6:45pm on weekdays and until 6:00pm on Saturdays and it's always BYOB! Come in and try a Seafood Steampot with crab legs, shrimp, clams, mussels, potatoes and corn on the cobb or any of our other great selections. We offer our customers the freshest fish, seafood, and produce available in a clean boutique style market. In addition, we carry a variety of specialty spices, sauces, and products to compliment your seafood. If you ever want something that we don't have in stock, just let us know and we will make some calls. In most cases we can get it to you the next day. Whether you live here or you're visiting beautiful Siesta Key, please visit the Big Water Fish Market for all your FRESH seafood needs!
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