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Saltwater Cafe

1071 Tamiami Trl N, Nokomis, FL 34275-2163
(941) 488-3775
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Ranked #20 of 23 restaurants in Nokomis
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

My sister and I have been coming to this restaurant off and on for the last three years. We hadn't been for awhile and thought we would go for their afternoon oyster special and an early dinner. What a terrible disappointment. When our order of raw oysters arrived, there was a lemon on the plate that had obviously already been... More

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Indianapolis
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The Saltwater Cafe is clean, comfortable place. The sea food is excellent and reasonably priced. The wait staff is courteous and attentive. Well worth a first, second and third visit.

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My wife and I stopped in to get a quick bite on our way back to Tampa, and I can tell you the experience was beyond comprehension. We are both professionals in the F&B industry, and were completely disgusted with the establishment. My wife ordered a salad, which came with a complimentary roach. We brought it to our servers attention,... More

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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Had apps (oysters and chicken wings) and pizza for dinner. Apps were great and we tried two kinds of pizza (1/4 of each pizza with 6 slice each). Pizza was made with all fresh ingrediant and tasted great. Doreen, our server, was excellent.

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Clearwater, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I had escargot, a fillet and mahi combination, and cheesecake. The escargot were small and too garlicky, served with a huge slab of soft garlic bread. The fillet was tender, but it and the mahi were too salty to eat. I returned those and got a tender fillet with NO seasoning, and a dry rubbery mahi. The cheesecake was excellent.

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north fort myers, fl
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Ordered burgers, they were fresh and cooked to order. The server was not pushy but did check to see that we were enjoying our meal. I would go back here again.

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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We decided to have dinner here after circling the parking lot of two waterfront eateries and not having any luck. Our server was attentive and friendly. The food tasted great, but everyone in our party agreed that it was overpriced. The portion sizes were pretty big, but who wants to take home and reheat seafood?!

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Venice, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

A friend and I stopped for lunch. I had a nice ceasar salad with grilled shrimp on the side and it was just right. My friend enjoyed his oysters and sandwich also. The help was friendly and helpful. The bar area where we sat was comfortable and pleasant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We have just purchased a place in Venice and have been exploring all the local favorites. This one was recommended for the early bird specials but I must say that their entire menu looked great, and reasonably priced compared to Sharkey's and others. But oh my...the best Bernaise sauce we've ever had! The interior is very nice, the server Doreen... More

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Nokomis, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We live very close to Saltwater Cafe so it would be a great neighborhood spot. We try it (again) every 6 months or so & it is just not good. We always remark at how busy it seems. Do we just order the wrong food, do we just get unlucky every time? The only time I have ever sent food... More

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