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1071 Tamiami Trl N, Nokomis, FL 34275-2163
(941) 488-3775
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 56
    Poor
  • 98
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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We received a gift certificate to this restaurant and looked forward to going. We invited friends along and now we wish we hadn't. The menu is very confusing and our waitress was fairly new so she couldn't answer many of our questions. The food was just "ok". I had the garlic mashed potatoes... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Doris C
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Muskegon, Michigan
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Longboat Key, Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

An unplanned visit led us to Saltwater cafe . We got there in time for Happy Hour , which gave us two glasses of wine for the price of one . My Mahi was nicely '' bronzed '' --- [ lightly blackened ] , and my non-seafood-eating spouse had meatloaf , which he raved about. Reading the menu we saw... More 

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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Very underwhelming experience around 6 pm. By 7 pm we knew something bad was about to happen. By 10 pm we were thanking The Great Heavenly Lord we have 2 bathrooms. It was awful. Neither of us were back to "normal" for a few days. Will never go back. Beware.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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99 reviews 99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We received a gift certificate to this restaurant and looked forward to going. We invited friends along and now we wish we hadn't. The menu is very confusing and our waitress was fairly new so she couldn't answer many of our questions. The food was just "ok". I had the garlic mashed potatoes and thought they were rather dry and... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Our favorite restaurant in the Venice area. Daily happy hour oysters!!! Kale salad is the best I've ever eaten. Lots of fresh fish specials. We've gone many times and have not been disappointed. Outside seating etc. It can get very busy. Staff are friendly and service is excellent. A must if your in the area. Live entertainment on Fridays and... More 

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st. clair shores, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

....and every night a different special -- especially like their Prime Rib night! Patio or indoor dining at the corner of Laurel Rd E and I-41 in Nokomis, FL. Another convenience near Royal Coachman RV Resort.

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Odessa, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Went for seafood on the steak special night. First mistake. The place was beautiful and service immaculate. The calimari appetizer was good. However, all the seafood in my entree was overcooked. I should have said something. The other entree was okay but the sauce was too overpowering for the scallops. One beer, one soda, no desert. All in all we... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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126 reviews 126 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were shopping in a mall and thinking of where to go to supper when we spotted Saltwater. When we went in to check the menu the owner? was so friendly that we decided to try it later. When we returned for supper we were given a table outside which was nice. The service was very good and the food... More 

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Poughkeepsie
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were staying with friends while check out property in the Venice area. We wanted to take them to a place they liked for dinner and they suggested this Cafe. I have to say that we enjoyed it very much. They have a dinner for 2 for 39.00. You choose an shared app (we got the italian sampler..very good) and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Been here several times. The staff is always very accommodating and friendly. Food is above average. Some inconsistencies, but a safe bet for a good dinner, friendly professional staff, nice bar.

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Venice, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Good Friday Fish fry was average at best. The expensive halibut was disappointingly dry. Most disappointing was the service. The server was inconvenienced by our presence, yet commanded a 20% guaranteed gratuity because we were a party of 7. I think there are better choices in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1071 Tamiami Trl N, Nokomis, FL 34275-2163
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Nokomis
  • Phone Number: (941) 488-3775

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?