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MacAllisters Grill & Tavern

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American, Bar, Scottish
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8110 Lakewood Main Street, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
941-359-2424
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
All Around Good Food

We have visited this restaurant several times over the last few years when we winter in Florida. We took guests there for lunch. My husband had the French onion soup and crab cake appetizer. I had the "pick 3" sampler, and I chose the chicken salad club on flatbread, Caesar salad, and seafood... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Maggie0403
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Mahomet, Illinois
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152 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oldsmar, Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Went for lunch at 11:45. When we arrived, there were already three tables filled and they had very loud rap music playing. I mentioned it wasn't exactly in theme with their Scottish roots and the host said they were just about to change the music. Really? The food was just okay. Nothing really stood out as something I had to... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

MacAllisters is a must whenever we are in Florida. After enduring the worst February weather in over a century in Ontario it is a pleasure to dine in the open air and people watch. The food is very good and service excellent and there is always an interesting mix of draft to choose from. My favourite was IPA this year.... More 

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Mahomet, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We have visited this restaurant several times over the last few years when we winter in Florida. We took guests there for lunch. My husband had the French onion soup and crab cake appetizer. I had the "pick 3" sampler, and I chose the chicken salad club on flatbread, Caesar salad, and seafood chowder. Our guests had chicken wings, crab... More 

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Derby, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

my husband and I and our 2 children drove to Florida from our home in Vermont...4 days down 4 days back.... eating all along the way.. this was BY FAR my favorite restaurant of the whole trip!! I had the chicken burger which is a risk because they are usually dry and tasteless.. but not here.. they add basil, red... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

MacAllister's Grill & Tavern offers casual fare (mostly sandwiches) in a comfortable environment. They also offer a variety of Scottish drinks including a wide variety of single-malt scotch - and even have a cigar-smoking area outside so you may sip and puff.

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Sarasota
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146 reviews 146 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

As you drive into the heart of Lakewood Ranch Town Center and blink, you could open your eyes and think that you were in the middle of a Disneyland movie set. Think about it, if you had to create a facsimile of 1950 Main Street America what types of businesses would dominate that street in the 21st Century? The answer... More 

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edinburgh
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115 reviews 115 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We enjoyed an ok meal in this busy restaurant and was amazed that so many dogs were allowed (as a dog lover). Best they be left at home in my view.

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Sarasota, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a fun, casual, enjoyable restaurant! My husband, son, and I all love the menu. The service is always great too! Try a Bravheart beer!

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My wife & I ate here yesterday & enjoyed ourselves & our meal. We sat outside with our golden retriever & noticed at least 5 other couples with dogs. Wait staff very attentive to us & our dog. Wide variety of food options & reasonable prices. Great people watching spot, & also a good place to go before or after... More 

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CT
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I did not have a high expectation of great pub food. I had a grilled chicken salad. It was superb! I am not a seafood fan but I have to say the crab cake was really good. My friend had the cod soup and said it was excellent. Their fries are really good. Another friend had a burger and really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8110 Lakewood Main Street, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lakewood Ranch
  • Phone Number: 941-359-2424

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Scottish
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?