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“Underwhelmed”

Big Water Fish Market
Ranked #3 of 43 Restaurants in Siesta Key
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 8 - USD 22
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Description: 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!
Reviewed 6 April 2018

This restaurant came highly recommended so I thought I’d give it a try. I have a garlic allergy which makes dining out very limiting, but this place takes the cake. Why does pineapple slasa require garlic? Why put Old Bay seasoning in the cucumber-tomato salad? While no one at our table complained about the food, no one raved either.
Like all beach areas, your’re going to wait to get in during season (ours was shorter than average at about 40 mins) but the service was less than speedy (food arrived at least 45 mins after we ordered).

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Specials are as follows:
Monday-Grouper Blt and burger
Tuesday- TunaTuesday
Wednesday- Softshell crab sandwich
Thursday- Crab roll
Friday- Pompano Cubango
Sat- super Grouper Sandwich
Sunday- shrimpin ain’t easy Sunday
Lobster roll was pricing $28, comes with one side I had tomato and cucumber salad. It was excellent I highly recommend. I got a carry out order it was a 12 min wait. You can buy fresh fish and cook it yourself.

Thank KellyMMichigan
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Recently my family was in Siesta Key for vacation. Big Water was across the street from where we stayed. We purchased mahi-mahi and shrimp here two nights in a row to take back and grill on our own. It was just delicious. If you don’t know what to buy or how to cook it, just ask. The folks behind the counter have always been very helpful. Four years ago we stayed at the same place and discovered Big Water at that time. It was excellent then and needless to say we didn’t hesitate to go back. Keep in mind if you plan to dine there it is a VERY small establishment. And I mean very small. Also very casual...indoor seating at picnic tables. Nothing wrong with this just know what to expect. It’s a great place to get fresh seafood to take home and grill. Enjoy!!!

Thank seedman76
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This is a place that has evolved from a fresh fish market to a restaurant. Order the fresh catch that you can see in the cooler. You won't be disappointed. $15-$20. No elegant but lots of fun. The locals love this place.

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Thank Roberto G
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We decided to have dinner here on a Friday night. We waited for about 5 minutes - easy peasy! Appetizer - Snow Crab Louies - snow crab claws - excellent! They come in a martini glass of butter! My wife had Grouper Rachel sandwich. It was nicely grilled, topped with creamy coleslaw - very messy. I had the Siesta Snapper Sundown. It was topped with a sweet spicy sauce - very tasty. Good service!

Thank canuckds
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