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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 69
    Poor
  • 113
    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
Recommended by desk clerk at our hotel

We chose this place because it was close and mentioned by the staff at our hotel. We were seated right away and our waiter took our order and served lunch within a few minutes. Good lunch menu. Food average

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
renie44
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chicago
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the Saltwater Cafe because it was recommended by a clerk in a store we shopped at. There were 5 of us and we all agreed that it was not a good dining experience. It took a good 10 minutes or longer to have the waiter take our orders after we were seated. He told us he would bring... More 

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Thank Dzooie
Michigan Center, Michigan
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our party of 5 was seated rather quickly Sunday early afternoon amidst a busy restaurant. Our waiter almost immediately served us all ice water and after a few minutes took our orders. My husband and I ordered their brunch special "Quiche Lorraine or Four-cheese quiche". The waiter told me the Quiche Lorraine had spinach which was different than the four-cheese... More 

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Thank Ohhhdear
London, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have visited their restaurant numerous times for their Pizza, it is the best than any other Pizza around. We have also had great dinners as well. We have never found their staff rude, but courteous. If a waiter was ever rude at any restaurant I Feel the management should be advised. We are all down in sunny Florida for... More 

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1 Thank Pam M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hamburger was good, but the Talapia for health reasons I asked them to broil it dry. they did not. On top of it the Talapia was fishy. I had asked for a lemon and it never came. The server was nice. But too many good restaurants in the area to return

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Thank birdbreeder
Memphis
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have had several experiences with the staff when they were extremely rude. I determined at that time I would never go back but then friends would suggest let's go or there would be a special or something and I would end up going back.can't say it's all the greatest. But it is definitely a good location.

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Thank lifeisgoodMrsG
chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this place because it was close and mentioned by the staff at our hotel. We were seated right away and our waiter took our order and served lunch within a few minutes. Good lunch menu. Food average

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Thank renie44
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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting friends in Nokomis Fl. They suggested we go to Saltwater Cafe for dinner. We checked TripAdviser and told them it rated low. We went anyway. We (4) got a table immediately. Then waited for approximately 15 minutes for a waitress to come to the table. We ordered 3 Margaitas & Bahama mama. It took at least 20... More 

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1 Thank Tom B
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The incompetent hostess I think her name is Romy was almost impossible to understand plus I hate to say it but had an unpleasant odor. It's the truth she smelled like under arm. That along with the over priced food was enough for me to never go back

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3 Thank Ryan S
Manila, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worst food in Florida. Worse yet is the attitude of the management. My meal never arrived whilst my 5 friends complete their meals. This appeared to them to be no issue! We will never return and we will encourage all of friends to follow suit.

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3 Thank Vincent G
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Possibly the worst "dining" out experience ever and I say "dining" as some of our party of 6 never got their meal and none of us got the drinks we ordered. "Service" was most definitely the worst with a disappearing server who when in attendance was nothing short of abrupt and 100% disengaged disinterested supervisor/manager - left with overall impression... More 

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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, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?