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Barnacle Bill's Seafood

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1526 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
+1 941-365-6800
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Warsaw, Kentucky
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is always very good and generous portions. We had lunch at the Main St restaurant which was great and dinner at the Tamiami Rd restaurant which was also great. We had the $59.99 special of seared Scallops with wine which we both thought was great. The portions were very generous with enough for lunch the next day.

Thank nficke
Sarasota, Florida
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35 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Barnacle Bill's on Main in Sarasota with friends. We were there for an hour before we finally got our food. One of the orders was totally wrong. The waitress almost seemed to be high or something. Another person ordered a wine refill and she brought the wrong wine for the wrong person. Some of the food was... More 

Thank Jim S
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The review I wrote for DUVALS in Sarasota is really for Barnacke Bills...how do I correct? Ate at DUVALS last nite and want to review, but TA will not allow me to so. HELP!!!! I need to correct.Thanks!!

Thank dasdale
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105 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate there last saturday and the food was excellent the atmosphere was great the server was great we will definitely recommend this place to our friends and relatives.we had Avery relaxing evening and definitely going back.

Thank Bruce W
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270 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our motel staff referred us to Barnacle Bill's Seafood with a comment that it was great local seafood, but not much on atmosphere. So, we did not have high expectations. Well, the food was absolutely great and so was the service. The atmosphere is ok, but nothing special. The lighthouse on the outside is a nice touch and makes it... More 

Thank WireWrapGems2
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We ate lunch while visiting Sarasota for New Years. We had a table outside which was very pleasant. Our server, Christian David?) was short with us and took forever to bring flatware, salt & pepper and I had to ask for water three times (the third time I went inside to ask and was told he would be there "in... More 

Thank Akmkm
Lake Worth, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Great food(we had Shrimp), creative drinks, excellent service and all at a fair price. Parking is a challenge on the weekends but spots open up nearby so I wouldn't let that deter me.

Thank floridalover57
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Wanted to try BB's after attending a wonderful Key Chorale concert on a Sunday evening. Started with crab stuffed mushrooms - 4 large mushrooms with tasty crab stuffing. Then, couldn't resist trying the conch chowder. Delicious and perfectly spiced. Complimentary frssh toasty bread was a nice touch. Entrees were crab stuffed shrimp - 6 good sized stuffed shrimp with fresh... More 

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Long Prairie, Minnesota
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Happened to be walking Main Street when I saw this restaurant. Large varied menu with 5 different kinds of raw oysters from all over the USA. I elected for the Oysters Rockefeller and I am writing this review simply because it was easily the best I have ever eaten. The interior is charming and the staff is friendly. Highly recommended.

Thank michael b
Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Internet told me and my wife that Barnacle Bills, in downtown Sarasota, had "the best" crab cakes in town. A mighty boast but since I'm still searching for a crab cake that really satisfies, I had to check it out. My wife and I are new to Sarasota and always searching for great places to visit, etc. We hadn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1526 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-365-6800

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