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Owen's Fish Camp

516 Burns Ct, Sarasota, FL 34236
941-951-6936
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Ranked #49 of 832 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: International
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Went to a movie at Sarasota's little Burns Ct. Cinema, and ended up next door at Owen's Fish Camp. This is the most intentionally run-down place I've ever seen. The front entrance is "guarded" by Tate, a lifelike statue of an under-shirted small old man holding a beer can. There is an open front porch with six tables, and inside... More

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Tuscania, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Have been here when they opened and in between .....so thought we would try one more time. September (early).....not "Season".....expected great service and food. Well the Food didn't let us down....great....fresh and great presentation. But the service, the attitude of servers.....-10! Seemed as if we were bothering them..... Please remind them.....we are "Locals"........we support them and your Restaurant "Year Round"!!

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Venice, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I took my wife here because she wanted to eat seafood. I did an internet search and found a few places and we settled on Owens Fish Camp. Parking is limited on Burns Ct. so we parked about two blocks away and ended up walking down Burns Ct. and found that block to be very interesting with all the buildings... More

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texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My husband and I were in the Sarasota area for about a week. We found this place by searching the web. What an great find! The food was fantastic, the atmosphere laid back and casual. I just wish we could have went back another night!

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BERGEN COUNTY,N.J.
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487 reviews 487 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We heard a lot about this place and could not wait to try it.Maybe we expected too much because we were not impressed.The decor was very cute,from the time you entered outdoors,to the interior and the porch.The service was average,the waitress seemed to be bored of going over the menu and explaining items.The food was just not that great,I had... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I have heard about Owens from many residents of Sarasota for a while now and I finally took the time to actually find the restaurant (if you don't know exactly how to get there you will be wondering around forever) and needless to say I was surprised by the setting. It really does resemble a fish camp sort of like... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

When this restaurant first opened the food was unbelievable, well prepared, quality ingredients, great presentation and the service was great. Since then the menu has changed, service has gone steeply down hill and the good is awful. I have never been so disappointed. It appears that now once they got steady tourist traffic they let the quality plummet .

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Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's fun to have a drink and wait in the courtyard till your table is ready. Food is good, casual dining.

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NY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We eat here every time we come to Sarasota. This was our 3rd visit. Casual place, very pleasant ambience. Food is always good. Their clam chowder is delicious. We had daily fish special prepared to order, scallops, crispy chicken and everything was good. Just make sure to make a reservation because they are very popular.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Seriously, they are soooo good! It's worth the wait because you will need to wait here, but no worries, grab a glass of wine and sit in the restaurant's "back yard" in the heart of classic Sarasota. Great atmosphere. Then, the food... Like I said, start with the peanuts, then go for the Lowcountry Boil and top it off with... More

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