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Boatyard Waterfront Bar and Grill

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1500 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-3718
+1 941-921-6200
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place never disappoints. The blackened grouper was excellent. A great waiter and nice music. One of our go to spots when down here...

Thank Ron B
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

The Emrie wedding celebration was directed by the super efficient and courteous Siobhan (ask for her to plan any event with confidence!). Our guests raved about the delicious food: baby back ribs, flounder with lobster sauce, pasta primavera, seafood kebabs (loaded with shrimp and mahi mahi), refreshing watermelon and cucumber salad, chicken satay: an international menu for guests who came... More 

1 Thank vrad3
Georgetown, Canada
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Ate at the Boatyard twice, once for lunch and also for dinner. We are seniors and find the portions large. No problem to share a meal. The server brought our meal and an extra plate so we could split it. We went for the jazz one evening which was excellent. Lunch time we had a lovely view of the water.... More 

1 Thank berroncarter
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Go for the setting at sunset, the live music and the attentive service. The food is good too. Sunday evening great crowd enjoying the live music and connecting in groups. The fish jump out of the water, dolphins pass through and of course you have that sensatioanl sunset. Great fun and excellent service. They have a daily happy hour too.... More 

1 Thank Yvonne H
Charlottesville, Virginia
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373 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We hadn't been to this place for years after experiencing uninteresting, expensive food and poor service. Well, in our opinion, not much has changed. Our waiter seemed just plain grumpy. We ordered some appetizers for a light lunch. We felt the prices were quite high. The food was good, though expensive. The worst was that we had to go find... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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331 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped at this restaurant for lunch. We both had the grilled Mahi sandwiches for lunch. The food was fresh and well prepared. The sweet potato fries and cole slaw were also excellent accompaniments. Service was very good and the views of the inland waterway were beautiful. We had a very nice experience.

Thank Odarkthirty
Brandon, Florida
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

The stuffed mushrooms were fantastic and the fish tacos were amazing! Right on the water and it was beautiful. Service was great. Will defiantly be back.

Thank Carol B
tempe, az
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125 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is a great find! Located out on a pier. GREAT food and very reasonable prices. Not very big, so you might have a wait to be seated. Beer was VERY inexpensive. I had the amber jack, which was delightful! My friend had the fish and chips. Lightly breaded, and he loved it! The fries have some sort of coating... More 

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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Nestled in this little Caribbean colored village on Stickney Point road , just before heading over the bridge. The boatyard water front bar and grill is a lime green colored building on the end. I was waiting for my brother and a friend to come pick me up on a boat so I ran in for a quick lunch. First... More 

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Borås, Sweden
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119 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Good food and drinks and lovely views from their outside dining porch. Had fish dip as starter which was very yummie. Salad and fish sandwich to follow which was all you can ask for. Nice attentive staff. Would return if in the area again!

1 Thank Hippolina

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-3718
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-921-6200
A unique blend of casual and elegance, the Boatyard Waterfront Bar & Grill offers a dining experience unlike any you've ever experienced.
Our waterfront dining room brings the outdoors in with an interior that opens completely to the waterfront.
Outside, dockside seating offers glimpses of docile Manatees, playful Dolphins and elegant yachts. You can't find a better piece of paradise-dine and drink on the water while taking in the local majestic views of Little Sarasota Bay on Siesta Key's famous South Bridge.
In addition to taste-tempting dinner and lunch menus with something for every taste, appetite and budget, The Boatyard Bar & Grill offers Siesta Key's outstanding menu complete with the freshest-available oysters, crack-and-peel shrimp and other delicacies from the sea. Daily seafood and regional specialties' also are available.

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