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New Pass Grill and Bait Shop

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Fast Food
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
My old favorite

When I lived in Sarasota this was my office. I was remodeling condos and would sit at one of the tables and make my phone calls to my subs. Best cheeseburger and breakfast sandwich in Sarasota.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Ted S
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Acworth, Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The place is a shack off the side of the road - but it's right on the water with a beautiful view of the bay. It's a counter order kind of place and they call your name when done. We had burgers which were greasy but tasty. The French fries were the same. No real service since you order at... More 

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Acworth, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

When I lived in Sarasota this was my office. I was remodeling condos and would sit at one of the tables and make my phone calls to my subs. Best cheeseburger and breakfast sandwich in Sarasota.

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Kokomo, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

I could sit here all day! Unfortunately they are only open till 6pm. Food was good and the view was fantastic. Just kick back and enjoy!

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Ogdensburg, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Fun place to hangout. Have a nice lunch. Watch the captains come in with their catches at noontime. Clam chowder best in town! Bird watchers paradise too. Love it there!

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Sarasota, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This joint claims to have the best burger in SRQ, so does the Turtle Beach Pub and 2 dozen other joints in town. It's a lousy burger and the rest of the menu was not tempting enough for us to even try. We did not try the bait and it seems that it was a good decision. Some will rant... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This quaint bait shop and burger joint is located in a little shack just before the bridge to Longboat Key. Sit at the rough hewn wood counter outside and watch the beautiful Florida sea life as sailboats and fishing boats go by while you munch on a great burger and french fries. A great place for families to enjoy a... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Service with a smile; great hamburgers, tuna salad.. Always efficient service; consistently good food. Although the old building does tend to worry guests, the food and view is worth much more than food costs!

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Largo, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

A couple of shacks right on the water ... With the grill turning out some really good burgers. A popular spot by car or by boat. Most seats are counter-style, except instead of looking at the kitchen, you're looking at the water. Definitely a stop for visitors to the beach that don't want the snootiness of St Armand's... :-)

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Odessa, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

New Pass Grille & Bait Shop, Lido Beach: really cool, old Florida-type outdoor, right on the canal with pelicans called "New Pass Grille"! The food was fresh, delicious and it was so fun 2 eat there--brought back nostalgic type memories of "Old Florida".

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Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I go to Sarasota quite regularly and always have a meal at New Pass Grill. They have two locations: Ken Thompson Parkway and St. Armands Circle. Both offer unique ambiance, good food , good service at great prices. The Ken Thompson location is on the water and offers 'old' Florida quaintness. The St. Armands Circle location is a good place... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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?