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Libby's Cafe & Bar

1917 South Osprey Ave., Sarasota, FL 34239
+1 941-487-7300
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Ranked #106 of 832 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hillview Ave.
Transit: Within 1 block
Description: Lively and casually sophisticated Libby's Cafe + Bar has won over the hearts and palates of Sarasota diners and visitors since opening in October 2008. Its Modern American cuisine includes creative Asian and Italian influences with small and large plate options. Whether it’s enjoying a Happy Hour special, lunch, Sunday Brunch, dinner or a special occasion event in the private dining room, value, quality and service consistency is paramount for this family owned café that thrives on genuine hospitality.
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Always a good place to go. Good food, a great bar scene, good service. One of the best places in town.

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We typically got to Libby's for lunch. As usual we order from the starters menu and share. On this visit we had the lettuce wraps and the hummus. Both were delicious.

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Denver
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I was here with some girlfriends for a girls weekend in Sarasota. We happened into this bar/restaurant for a late lunch/appetizers on a Thursday, and come to find out it was ladies night! Perfect! We ended up staying for several hours. The server was great about telling us when happy hour was almost over, and what time ladies night started... More

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Sarasota
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Visited this restaurant twice this week and found it each time to be very good. Great atmosphere, menu, service, ambiance, waiter knowledge, and wine selection. We will be back soon

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Sarasota, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Libby's has never disappointed. Whether it is for business lunches or dinners with friends and or family. The food is excellent, the portions are European-sized from a menu that has something for everyone's taste. The wine list is decent and moderately priced. Servers are well trained and patron focused.

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Amelia Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Great upbeat cafe. Patio is wonderful. Tremendous early specials and worthwhile happy hour. We make sure to stop there each time visiting the Sarasota area

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Englewood, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Came in after a wonderful time at Ski-A-Rees (Do Go) and opted for the early menu between Lunch and Dinner. (3:30-5:50) Had the pumpkin/tomato soup. Delicious - and not salty!! Yah!! Had the perfectly cooked cedar wrapped salmon, and the sorbet for dessert to cleanse the palate. Delightful sitting outside and being tended by courteous, efficient and speedy staff! I... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Food was cold. Service was poor. 2 of the 4 entrees were barely touched. Server asked do you want a box? Why, if we did not eat it when we were there.Loaded with salt. It sounded like New Years Eve with the noise at the bar. We paid $196 for dinner plus $40 tip. Never a thank you from the... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Three of us ordered from Libby's early dining menu this evening prior to attending a meeting nearby. We all enjoyed the wonderful cedar-wrapped salmon along with salad and dessert and wine. Everything was delicious and was served efficiently and politely by pleasant and respectful gentlemen. It was a very impressive experience.

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Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I have been to Libby's on several occasions at night when it is primarily a yuppie and single over 30 set. It's a pretty normal kind of bar (good) for that crowd and the patrons are all in high spirits. The Sunday Brunch menu, however, has made me a new man. I started with a goblet-sized cranberry-infused mimosa that was... More

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Additional Information about Libby's Cafe & Bar

Address: 1917 South Osprey Ave., Sarasota, FL 34239
Phone Number: +1 941-487-7300
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Contemporary

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