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Barnacle Bill's Seafood

5050 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34234-3875
+1 941-355-7700
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (147 reviews)
“shrimp” (52 reviews)
“crab cakes” (35 reviews)
Closed Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
5050 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34234-3875
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261 - 270 of 593 reviews

Reviewed 26 May 2015

This place was recommended to us by people who visit Sarasota often. They said the food was great and they were right. I never expected to find Gumbo this delicious outside Louisiana but I do have a few nits to pick. This was a three-meat...More

Thank 35larryb
Reviewed 23 May 2015

What seemed like your regular fried fish and frozen appetizer kinda' restaurant turned into a pleasant surprise. Yes, they have a lot of fried stuff on the menu, but the conch chowder was zesty and filled with veggies and conch. A healthy portion of chicken...More

Thank Kingdavidhd
Reviewed 20 May 2015

This looks like the old time Bill Knapps. Zero ambience , but the fresh seafood is very good. Like I say, a good family restaurant. Staff,has probably been there since the beginning of time. But the seafood was great. Properly prepared. Veggies fresh and crisp....More

Thank intrepidtraveler23
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Stopped in for lunch on the way to the airport. The service was fantastic & the staff friendly. Oh & the food was fresh & hot

Thank Ted P
Reviewed 11 May 2015

I've been here before on business so thought we would try it when we came for a vacation. The softshell crab were smelly and terrible but the halibut was perfect. It was a crapshoot of a day.

Thank Pagz
Reviewed 2 May 2015

Was staying close by, so this was a decision based more on proximity than anything else. Went there on a Saturday night about 7PM. There were not a lot of people there, but a decent crowd. The waitress, Raquel was pleasant enough. After looking at...More

1  Thank ziblick
Reviewed 1 May 2015

I'm a man who does not like seafood, but my traveling companion does! What great place for both of us, he had the snowcrab, and I had a great ribeye. Add to this was the service, outstanding! Too bad I don't live in Florida or...More

Thank Robert Alexande... T
Reviewed 28 April 2015

I wasn't to impressed with restaurant. It was Expensive and the food wasn't that great. I waitress was slow. I wouldn't go again.

Thank Toyfox
Reviewed 20 April 2015

Not pretentious in any way, a good place for a calm evening. Not for the fast money/hot life crowd, but not a Senior Citizens Center either. Excellent bar and mixologists, fresh seafood, no view, just a nice place that could be anywhere USA

Thank essexofwessex
Reviewed 15 April 2015

Had seen this restaurant while traveling up and down the Tamiami Trail and had heard both positive and negative things about it. Decided to try it with some friends. Went on a Tuesday night at 6:00 PM, a reasonable crowd was in attendance. Were seated...More

1  Thank marbets
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3 February 2015|
Response from Belarussia |
Yes they are available on the menu daily.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5050 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34234-3875
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-355-7700
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