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New Pass Grill and Bait Shop

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Fast Food, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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1505 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34230
941-388-3050
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 66
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always a Fun Time

We enjoy this waterside, CASUAL grill at least once-a-year (during the off-season, to avoid crowds). It is great to order at the window and sit on a raised bench watching boats pull in for food and bait - and of course - to watch the pelicans doing their "pelican thing" (they start cooking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
BobetteMG
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Nokomis, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Nokomis, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We enjoy this waterside, CASUAL grill at least once-a-year (during the off-season, to avoid crowds). It is great to order at the window and sit on a raised bench watching boats pull in for food and bait - and of course - to watch the pelicans doing their "pelican thing" (they start cooking burgers at 10:30 a.m.). Today we had... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

There is no other way to describe New Pass Grill and Bait Shop in Sarasota FL, than FUNKY and FUN. It's the perfect place to let down your hair and pig out on fresh fish sandwiches as you lean over the deck and watch what's going on in the water.

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Hartland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Local hole in the wall bait shop with amazing food and friendly staff. Sit there for lunch to see local fishmen bring in their catch of the day

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Bakewell, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Stopped for lunch before visiting Mote Aquarium- really cool spot with a good mix of locals and tourists. Bayside dining right on the water and shouldn't be missed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We found this place by accident in 2013. The food was great we had to come back on our next visit. The first few times we got fish and chips, but then we heard they were famous for their burgers. I tend to think that with a group of nine we usually overwhelm the help, but they were able to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We ate here based on a recommendation from our uncle. Great burgers and fish place right on the water. Nice pleasant view!

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london
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We first visited new pass 4 years ago and have been back every year since, we live in the UK! The sandwiches are great for lunch but we really come to just chillout with a cold beer (and glass of wine) and take in the view, which is awesome. We love to watch the locals getting together and the boats... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Great burgers and fries. Friendly and fast service and the prices are very reasonable. The owners are nice and offered recommendations for some great restaurants. Another place where we saw locals/regulars. Casual, we went in our suits and coverups.

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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I got a cheese dog. The hot dog was fine. But the cheese on top was one piece of cold cheese. Gross. Also the menu stated prices for soft drinks for 16 and 32 oz drinks. I was told "we don't have 16 oz drinks. We have cans. Everyone who comes here just knows that." They were very rude and... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a real fisherman's hang out. Boats come up to get their bait in the morning and clean fish in the evening while enjoying a great burger. It's not fancy which is nice. They do also carry some of the coldest beer along the water. Real Florida life and reasonably priced.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1505 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34230
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 941-388-3050

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Fast Food, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?