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O'Leary's Tiki Bar & Grill

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5 Bayfront Drive, Sarasota, FL FL 34236
+1 941 953-7505
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 28
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  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Day Drinking Spot

The atmosphere is everything. Its right on the water and truly feels like a tiki bar. The drinks are limited, but the pina coladas are delicious. The food is average, typical fried food, but the service and the setting is what truly makes it great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
George P
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Sarasota, Florida
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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Tiki Hut Bar is the best.....bar none. Overlooking Sarasota Bay with all the boats on Mooring balls and the Ringling Bridge in the background is just super. Terrific bartenders and great drinks and food just top it all off for a really great time.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere is everything. Its right on the water and truly feels like a tiki bar. The drinks are limited, but the pina coladas are delicious. The food is average, typical fried food, but the service and the setting is what truly makes it great.

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Venice, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I have been to O'Leary's twice now, and twice have been disappointed. With so many things to do in the immediate area it is handy for grabbing a bite. I wanted to introduced my sister to 'Gator Bites, telling her how good they are. They were not good at O'Leary's! Overly fried almost burnt, very dried out and rubbery and... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

fun local handout. Raquel was my bartender. she is very efficient, friendly (and not to mention pretty)! cold beers on the bayfront with good friends- my kind of place

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

O'Leary's is a fun, kooky place to hang out, grab an inexpensive bite to eat and hear live music down on the water in Sarasota. It is down home hokey.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Indoor outdoor seating on the water. Easy to miss the entrance off rt 41. Popular place but didn't have to wait to sit. Ordered a nacho platter, it was huge and enough for 4 people. Grouper sandwiches were some of the best we have had, served with hot fries. Hamburgers were very tasty. Very popular with the dog crowd so... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It had been while since we had visited so when we found ourselves in Sarasota near the water, we decided to stop in. We choose to sit at the bar. We had good service and very good food. You can't beat the view of the water and you get a wide range of interesting guests. Both times have been good... More 

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Lilburn, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We stopped in here for an afternoon appetizer of boiled shrimp and a drink. Order inside at the counter and then they delivered our food to the table. Good food, but great atmosphere is the draw here.

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Longboat Key, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Woah, talk about a good Cajun chicken sandwich! Rum Runners are very refreshing and add to the atmosphere. They have live reggae music and the band encouraged us to dance. Very fun! The employees are usually good, but don't play too much of a role as you order your food and then go pick it up. Very cool outdoor place... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Great location right on the water. No service you order your own food and then pick it up. -No problem. Mostly fried food. The fish bites are always cooked perfect. That's is our favorite. Always a guitar player the for entertainment.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Bayfront Drive, Sarasota, FL FL 34236
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941 953-7505
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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