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Owen's Fish Camp

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516 Burns Ln, Sarasota, FL 34236-7030
+1 941-951-6936
16:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:30
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a very eclectic restaurant. Great southern dish selections. A variety of items even for the non seafood eater. I encourage you to go early as they only take reservations for parties of 6 or more. Hangout out back in the yard and enjoy the music while waiting on your table. Portions are large so bring your appetite. Great... More 

Thank Dreaming4trvl
West Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great food and great atmosphere!! So much food. Everything was fresh and perfect. Some of their workers were walking around asking us what we were ordering to make sure we ordered what would be the best combination of food! Thank you!

Thank January S
Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
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235 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As always, go there early and still had a 75 minute wait. Thank goodness the "courtyard" area seats dozens, and is a great place to enjoy drinks and meet new people. I complain about the wait every time, but that has never kept me away. The food and service are second to none in my mind. The place has been... More 

Thank mssrfoie
Osprey, Florida
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182 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Old Florida atmosphere. Food choices are varied and excellent. Feature seafood. I had Wahoo - tasty. You will most likely wait for a table but this is handled by eclectic backyard with a bar and entertainment - lots of fun. One of the best casual choices downtown.

Thank spikenails
Park Ridge, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you enjoy a really funky environment this place is it. It doesn't take reservations for parties under 6 and apparently the waits can be very long but there is so much to do while you wait, a huge back yard complete with a tire swing and a cool gallery next door and keep you occupied. Our wait was supposed... More 

Thank Liz Z
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the quaint drive through Sarasota to locate the restaurant. And when I found it I was excited to see lights and to see how charming the restaurant was. Cute!!! Well going through the menu, my mouth was watering because of ALL the items on the menu that sounded so yummy. I'm southern, so to see things on the menu... More 

Thank tootsdst
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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185 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Minimum reservations for 6. Call for wait list if you are less. Charming fun outdoor space to wait or dine. Evening music. Fish basket very good. Fried green tomato sandwich excellent. Joyful vibe from screened in porch to backyard. An experience not to be missed.

Thank jean m
Chicago, IL
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful food and great atmosphere but a 2 1/2 wait on a Sunday at 445. Is it really worth it? Just plain disrespectful that they don't do reservations. To take that amount of time just to wait out of your vacation is insane

Thank Aoreilly
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is set up in a beautiful historic home in Sarasota. I've been here about 6 times and never had a bad experience, but be prepared for long waits. But they have a fun outdoor backyard area with live music and appetizers. This whole place doesn't try to hard to impress you, it knows the welcoming homey feel will... More 

Thank Lori H
North East England, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is owned by the same family as Carreggio's, which is excellent. On that basis we decided to try Fish Camp. Got no further than the entrance, where we were overpowered by the smell. We love fish but could not face the prospect of eating in a place that smelt so strongly.

Thank David M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 516 Burns Ln, Sarasota, FL 34236-7030
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-951-6936

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