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“Great spot. Food not so much..”

O'Leary's Tiki Bar & Grill
Ranked #115 of 1,031 Restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Philadelphia, PA
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great spot. Food not so much..”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We love visiting O'Leary's when we visit Sarasota. The restaurant feels like a Caribbean resort. Great view of the bay, boats, paddle boarders, etc. Picnic tables on the sandy beach, thatched roof dining room, tropical music. Great stuff. The food, however is nothing special. Think basic grub. Burgers, grilled cheese, fish fingers. You order at the bar, then they call your number and you go pick it up. Certainly very casual. Just don't expect a great meal. Then again, who really cares? You go there for the tropical ambiance. If you want fine dining, go to town. After your meal, walk it off around the harbor area. Pretend one of the larger yaht's docked is yours!

Visited May 2014
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Clearwater, Florida
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Lovely, relaxing place to hang with friends for an afternoon”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is a very casual waterfront bar with pub food in the Marina Jack's area. Very reasonably priced. There is live entertainment in the late afternoon and evening. This trip we went for lunch with friends and had a relaxing afternoon with drinks and light fare. The burgers, catch of the day sandwich and salads were fresh and hand made. Can't beat the view and prices. Self service to bar and food. There is an enclosed area with A/C for guests who may be uncomfortable in summer heat. Very clean restrooms. Boat rentals and bay cruises close by.

  • Visited May 2014
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murfreesboro,Tn
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great view skip the Meal”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

Our favorite Sarasota hangout. We love coming here in the evening for drinks. View of the bay is great. They have live music that is nice. The food is awful. You have Togo and order your drinks from the bar. Some people have to bring their dogs that is a downer. There is the occasional smoker that upwind. We love the place. The weekdays in the off season is great. Wonderful park to walk in nearby and enjoy the sunset.

  • Visited May 2014
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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428 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Love this place.....”
Reviewed 23 May 2014

When wife and I visit on vacation, we often have breakfast here, lunch or evening dinner.....Just sit and chill, water lapping a few feet way, small boats mooring up for a drink or food, dolphins jumping in the calm sheltered sea......Sit at the bar or on benches , drinks not over priced, food is good, nothing posh here served in baskets.....A Gem of a place, check it out .......

Visited May 2014
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Halifax, Canada
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126 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great spot on the water!”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

What a fun location! Certainly not fine dining. Burgers and such.
But right on the water, a live band was playing (Friday night), and atmosphere was overall very fun.
We ate here before taking a sunset cruise at the neighboring dock, and it made for a great evening.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Michelle B
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