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Libby's Cafe & Bar

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1917 South Osprey Ave., Sarasota, FL 34239 (Hillview Ave.)
Within 1 block
+1 941-487-7300
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Lively and casually sophisticated Libby's Cafe + Bar has won over the...
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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    Very good
  • 48
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  • 29
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Burgers Delight, Much More!

Beautiful inside. Quality food and attentive service. The meat in the five burgers available is some of the best I have eaten! You can't have a more perfect meal. Park across the street at Morton's.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
DrMike60
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Longboat Key, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Though this restaurant is nearby, we generally avoid it. Friends wanted to try it and once again we were disappointed with the food, service and very loud atmosphere.

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West Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

As out of town visitors, and, after reading very positive reviews about Libby's, my boyfriend and I chose this venue as our eatery. Not only does Libby's offer a wide variety of excellently executed meal options, the service and prices are out of this world, as well. Our waiter, Russell, had perfect etiquette and made it a wonderful evening. After... More 

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Longboat Key, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful inside. Quality food and attentive service. The meat in the five burgers available is some of the best I have eaten! You can't have a more perfect meal. Park across the street at Morton's.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My favorite restaurant! Had company from out of town and this is always one of my destinations. Wine, food and dessert was fantastic. Only thing lacking was prompt service. Our server disappeared on several occasions and was generally inattentive. I wanted extra chimichurri and we could not find him. The same occurred when ordering after we received our wine and... More 

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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Another Fabulous lunch today. Had the grilled scallops over a bed of arugula ,romain, kalamata olives, roasted peppers and onions and crab cake over Caesar salad.!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We hadn't visited Libby's for a long period of time so we tried it yesterday for lunch. It's a tribute to the owners and their chef that each time it seems there is something new and creative on the menu. I tried the deviled egg on English muffin with "salt and pepper" fries. Scrumptious and I was pleased that mini... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Fabulous and and interesting menu! Loved it! Try the pear tortellini , or truffle fries! Everyone loved their dishes! Service is great , food is great ! We are regulars and food is great ever time !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The happy hour had a nice ambiance. I've never ate here for dinner so I can't comment on that. I have been there a couple times and it's always been overall satisfactory.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We LOVE Libbys Happy Hour! 4-7pm and the food options and drinks are MAGNIFICANT! Today we invited a friend to join us and had an issue arise. Manager Jeff Greco was OUTSTANDING in hearing our viewpoint, taking ownership and immediately offering corrective action. The “Back bar” is our favorite as it is quieter and they have fabulous bartenders including Ryan,... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Libby's is one of my favorite Sarasota restaurants and I eat here often so I wanted to introduce my new friend to the restaurant. We went for the prix fixe menu and in general were quite pleased with the food. The negatives were the Brussels sprout base on the crispy goat cheese (very strange flavor) and the fact that they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1917 South Osprey Ave., Sarasota, FL 34239
    (Hillview Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Within 1 block
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-487-7300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm

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