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Libby's Cafe & Bar

1917 South Osprey Ave., Sarasota, FL 34239
+1 941-487-7300
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Ranked #98 of 852 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
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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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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108 reviews 108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We accompanied several couples to have dinner at Libby's on a Sat. evening. We were pleased to have reservations that held up and were seated promptly. The ambience is kind of European, pub-like, lots of dark wood and booths and nice lighting. The wait staff was highly polished and pleasant. Our meals took a reasonable amount of time, especially given... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were invited to dinner by a relative who suggested Libby's. It was a most enjoyable experience. Everything was more than we anticipated! Excellent diverse menu from appetizer to desert, serving meat, seafood and pasta, with excellent preparation and presentation. Outdoor tables are available together with outside piano music. Restaurant does get crowded so reservations are suggested. They have a... More 

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124 reviews 124 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The fried oyster appetizer was 'to die for', pasta with seafood very good. Capresi salad was good too. Very good atmosphere.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Went there with a group of friends, eight total. Everyone raved about their food, no complaints at all. What I liked was they had the usual offerings, but also some more unique selections. It was a fun time, great service, would highly recommend. It's in a lovely section of Sarasota, not on the water, but still nice. Don't miss it.

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Medway, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A must try in Sarasota. Great Food with excellent wine and beer list. Vibrant place that is also family friendly

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Had a family meal at Libby's for Thanksgiving. Kind of a mixed review of the people we dined with, but most enjoyed their meal. Took quite a while to be served and it wasn't that crowded. Guess you can chalk that up to being a holiday. Good service otherwise.

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Big Sky, Montana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Met friends for lunch at Libby's. Great location, food and fun. Shrimp pasta, scallops, grouper and meatloaf sandwich were all excellent. Don't miss the market across the street!!!

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My wife and I had a date night here Friday night. We started with the Korean Sticky Street Ribs and the Double Dragon Flash Fry (shrimp and calamari in sweet chili sauce). Both were awesome and the ribs were actually the best course of the evening. My wife had blackened mahi tacos and I had the Bulgogi beef tacos, both... More 

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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We were a party of 18 so had a separate part of the restaurant set aside. Every meal was beautifully presented and everyone was raving about their food. The service was efficient, friendly and prompt. Our waiter was really helpful in explaining the menu. The menu is interesting and the prices are reasonable. Highly recommend this for lunch.

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Boca Grande, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Went to Sunday brunch at Libby's this past weekend with family and had a delightful meal. When we are in Sarasota we always find time for a meal at Libby's because of the creative menu and consistent meal preparation. A great way to start the day.

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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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