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“Not much to talk about”

Sarasota Brewing Company
Ranked #347 of 1,045 Restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Chicago, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not much to talk about”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Went to Sarasota Brewing Co. for the Chicago deep dish. I'm very sorry but it leaves a lot to be desired. First, they couldn't make my drink, it was terrible (I don't drink beer). The service was slow and it took forever to get our drinks. Then we ordered the pizza. Deep dish, with sausage, mushrooms and onions. There was once small lump of sausage on each piece. Mushrooms were okay but onions were just sliced thin in rings and thrown on top. I had more onions on the pizza then anything else. The crust was okay but dry and tasteless. What a shame! When we complained and were very clear we didn't want anything free-just to tell them the problem, the server said he would get the manager. That took 15 minutes before he came to the table and by then the pizza was cold. He apologized and said the owner is here so let me tell him. The owner never came over and avoided us as we left. Being from Chicago we had high hopes and truly wanted the pizza to be good. If you say Chicago deep dish then that's what it should be. They've been away from the Windy City too long and must have forgotten what it's supposed to be like. The service was not the best, but not the server's fault. He just had too many customers to wait on.

  • Visited March 2014
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Siesta Key, Fl
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Gone downhill”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

It use to be a good spot, cold handmade beer and good food. The beer is still good, food fell off a cliff.

Visited January 2014
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Florida
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Another great neighborhood restaurant and bar”
Reviewed 15 March 2014

We live not far from SBC, and really enjoy their food and always have great service. Love the beer - especially their porter - yum! Excellent hamburgers (they do a nice medium-rare!!) and the sweet potato fries and super. Just a nice place to have a bite and watch one of the many TVs. Nice bar area, too!! The beer sampler is a win-win!

Visited March 2014
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Thank kbofsrq
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Sarasota
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food shame about the beer”
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Had European family visiting, the son-in-law wanted to taste some "proper" beer as he called it. The Sarasota Brewing Company have a varied menu, affordable, certainly not pricey. We had a Chicago Pizza Pie, full rack of ribs and a delicious burger - all the food and the service was superb. The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is the lack of quality beer, we had a sampler, they have six house beers which my son-in-law thought strange to say they're a brew pub and the brewer can only provide six beers! Two of the beers tasted very similar, no great style. My son-in-law laughed out loud at the beer with ginger and rosemary, it beggars belief that a brewery would offer a special that is probably to the liking of the minority - he suggested a ginger and rosemary Spritzer would be a better choice for the ladies.......As I say the food is superb and good value, the beer, well, not enough choice.

  • Visited March 2014
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“OUTSTANDING Burgers”
Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

My husband and I came here twice during our stay and got the Burger. It was Outstanding, juicy, cooked just the way we ordered. This Brewing company has great beer and great service. Great to come after a day at the beach!!!!

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Thank Nanette L
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