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3501 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34239-6109
+1 941-362-3692
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“matzo ball soup” (21 reviews)
“corned beef” (29 reviews)
“rye bread” (15 reviews)
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American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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3501 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34239-6109
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately we went just after their remodel and they were out of a lot of items on the menu. The sandwiches were good and hearty and the fries were nicely cooked. The slaw was very fresh but could have used a little seasoning. We are...More

Thank dpiesowocki
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so delighted to hear that you'll be bringing your guests in, and we assure you that we'll work to ensure everything is absolutely perfect! Your support is essential to our growth, and we appreciate you sharing!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This evening we had Openfaced Pot Roast Sandwich Dinner, Turkey Dinner, and Cobb Salad. The meals were served with warm light rye bread. We also had Split Pea Soup and Caeser Salad as our sides. The portions were very generous and nicely plated. Everything was...More

Thank AmySampels
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Amy, thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to serve you all! Friendly helpful service is exactly what we love to offer, and it makes us incredibly proud to learn that Cynthia delivered! We appreciate your fantastic review, and we are also looking...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a full service deli; restaurant and carry out. It has been historically the best one in the area. They have a full lineup of Jewish delicacies and salads, breads and bakery goods. Again, all are pretty good. We eat there on occasion and...More

Thank JordanS8
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It is such an honor to know that you consider us to be the best deli in the area! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences. See you soon, and we hope to earn that fifth star next time!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a tasty tongue sandwich.great server, reasonable price...but the carryout not up to par. The fruit cake was 'gritty', the ruggalachTooJays.get your act together. lacked the Wow factor....and their mini black and white cookies were terrible. I bought 2 dozen for a dinner party later...More

Thank Mike C
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mike, we take pride in everything we serve, so you can imagine how disappointing it is to learn that your carry-out order failed to meet your expectations. It would be an honor to have the chance to earn your trust back, so please reach out...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

My husband and I had lunch and decided to split the corned beef sandwich and also share the blinzes. Also love the matzo ball soup

Thank Karen S
Tracy E, Guest Relations Manager at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Karen, thank you for your glowing recommendation! We are thrilled to learn you that our delicious Corned Beef sandwich, Blintzes, and Matzo Ball soup have impressed you and your husband, and we look forward to your next meal with us!

Reviewed 25 August 2017

Food was great! Server was fast and courteous. Only issue was the manager pressuring every customer (loudly) about a contest to sell Arnold Palmer iced teas. We listened to "the pitch" repeatedly throughout our meal. Dampened an otherwise excellent experience. We will be back, however.More

Thank RPMcG
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words! Great food and fast friendly service is exactly what we aim to offer, and we appreciate you taking a moment to share. We apologize for the misstep with your service, but are heartened to know that you...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017

Recently ate dinner here and was disappointed in the atmosphere---they are in the beginning stages of renovation---sorely needed. our waitress was very good but the food was bland===stuffed cod with crab meat. my friend ordered the stuffed cabbage. Two huge stuffed cabbage rolls appeared and...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you for joining us, Elizabeth! While it's wonderful to hear that your service was great, we are disappointed to know that you weren't completely impressed with our food. Our delectable entrées are a source of pride for us, and we are sorry that your...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped in to Toojays because we haven't been there in years. It started out ok, a little slow but that was good. We ordered our meals and had water with them. The meals came out on the same tray as a neighboring table, which...More

Thank Chardo56
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

We are glad that you enjoyed your meal, and are so grateful to hear that you are willing to give us another chance, but it is very disappointing to hear that we missed the mark on your service. Our goal is always to offer attentive...More

Reviewed 28 July 2017

As I've written before, my wife and I have been vacationing in Sarasota, Florida, for more than 30 years and we never cease to be amazed at the number of outstanding restaurants in a town with a population of only 56,000--for breakfast, brunch, lunch and...More

Thank Taylor B
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Taylor, thank you for your loyalty and support! We appreciate you visiting us on your vacations, and we hope to have you and your wife back in again soon! Thanks again!

Reviewed 15 July 2017

It seems as though a great deli has slipped. Summertime should not be a time for the restaurant to get careless. Our meal was far from perfect. My strawberry chicken salad was soggy. The chicken amounted to 3 small fingernail sized pieces. It was not...More

Thank photokap
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

We are very sorry to hear about your recent experience with us. It is disappointing to hear when we miss the mark with our food and service, and we would like to make this right. Please email us at info@toojays.com, and we will discuss your...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
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08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3501 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34239-6109
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-362-3692
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