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All 24 Nokomis Restaurants

Saltwater Cafe

1071 Tamiami Trl N, Nokomis, FL 34275-2163
(941) 488-3775
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Ranked #19 of 24 Restaurants in Nokomis
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

it was clean and quite large. I ordered the shrimp, crab and lobster bisque, followed by the grouper sandwich and we split their "signature dessert" 3 ways. The bisque had one shrimp in it and was very bland--disappointing. I figured since grouper is found in the Gulf it would be extremely tasty here. The fish was cooked to order, grilled,... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We read the reviews and decided to go anyway based on a local recommendation. Bad move. We had a reservation at 7:00. No one even greeted us for 10 minutes. We got seated and abandoned. Our waitress forgot one drink. But mostly, the food was terrible and stupid expensive. The waitress was unable to split the bill down the middle... More 

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Hilliard, Ohio, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We ate at the Saltwater Café for the 3rd time. It is a friendly place and the service is good and the atmosphere is nice. In addition to their seafood they are know for their pizza. We decided to try it. We had the "Pepperoni" which in addition to pepperoni it includes onions and mushrooms and lots of cheese. When... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We planned to eat at Saltwater Cafe on Christmas, but one member of our party wasn't feeling well, so, after checking to make sure it was available, we had to get takeout. The restaurant was absolutely packed. In reading some other Christmas day reviews here, I think more understanding of the circumstances is required. We gave our order at the... More 

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I saw the negative reviews and was prepared, however the three times we've eaten here everything has been fine. We came once for lunch and twice for dinner and had the same waitress, Jane, each time. She was friendly but professional and attentive, without fail. The food was decent for the price - I loved the Cajun prime rib and... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went with a nice group of people for Holiday celebrating....this was really awful...no one liked what they ate....help was lacking & atmosphere seem stressed for the staff...which is a bummer when you want to celebrate going out with friends. Drinks were expensive and 20% tip was added to all of our bills when evening was said & done (and... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

poor service. not all that friendly, food was average.. gritty oysters..they didn't seem to care and just shrugged. won't go back

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Sarasota, Florida
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291 reviews 291 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We stopped there with friends one evening. The restaurant was about 1/2 full. The hostess seated us and then it took about 10 minutes for our waiter to find us to take our orders. Service was sporadic throughout the meal. My spouse and I had Mahi sandwiches with fries. Our friends had fried grouper with coconut shrimp, and a grilled... More 

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Venice, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We had reservations at 4:00pm on Christmas day and arrived at the hostess desk at 3:55pm. We were told there would be a 30 minute wait and handed a pager. There was a sign out front stating walk-ins welcome. The walk-ins were also given a pager. We went to the bar to wait. 50 minutes later we were called to... More 

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Venice, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Went for dinner , it was quite good and service was also good. Had a Chief choice fish dish Mahi Mahi , really good. I will be going back again.

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Additional Information about Saltwater Cafe

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

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