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Darwin's on 4th

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Brew Pub, Contemporary
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1525 4th Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
941-343-2165
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent meal, service and setting

We had not been to Darwin's before, altho we knew about it and I had wanted to go several times earlier. One night we went with some friends and , man, what a treat. First of all, they make their own beer, its absolutely fresh and new, I tried a flight and found the one I loved. My spouse... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
entscott
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We had not been to Darwin's before, altho we knew about it and I had wanted to go several times earlier. One night we went with some friends and , man, what a treat. First of all, they make their own beer, its absolutely fresh and new, I tried a flight and found the one I loved. My spouse stayed... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We used to come here fairly regularly for the music. Always sat at the bar; bar staff very friendly, great mojitos, large selection of craft beers, yummy small plates (esp, as has been mentioned, the pork tacos -- love 'em!) Then we started coming for dinner -- another great experience. Like last night... had the tempura ceviche, which is The... More 

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Nokomis, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We've been to Darwin's several times now - both for happy hour and during regular dining hours. We've always had excellent food, drink, and service. We especially like the oven roasted pork taco but really, you can't go wrong. Their desserts are fantastic as well. The handcrafted beers and selection of mixed drinks just add to the list of wonderful... More 

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Vermont and Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a 7pm reservation. The hostess experience was good. She showed us to our table promptly, however the waitress was a bit more casual than we expected, greeting us more like we were at Chili's, and not appropriate for the price point and ambiance that we expected at Darwin's. We gave our drink order and then she came back... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here on several occasions and always enjoyed it but tonight Darwin's moved to my "favorite" spot. I think I drove my S.O. insane because I could not stop talking about how delicious my skirt steak was. The perfect balance of flavor made every morsel divine. The outside was charred nicely and cooked to a perfect medium rare... More 

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Kentucky
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Love Darwin's! Only problem we had was understanding our waitress. She didn't speak English very well and we like fresh ground pepper with our salad. She came over after we had started eating them after someone didn't come around to ask! Ding!!

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Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

A fun place to go to. The food was outstanding especially the mussels and Lomo Saltado. The pisco sour was only okay, but the beer was very good, it is home brewed. The service and the ambiance was outstanding. The prices are average for a restaurant of this quality.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Wife and I had dinner : wife had pork chop which she said was very good...large and excellent flavor. I had the Ahi Tuna..very good. We both had salads..again very good. Finally the service was better than average. As we have been here a couple of times , I can say it's been consistant. .and we really like the surroundings.Ron

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annarbortraveler55
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A long time Sarasota resident recommended this restaurant to us. When we walked in, I thought we might have arrived at the wrong place - the interior is not particularly impressive or fancy- and their website is well-developed. The food, on the other hand, was an all around hit. Highly recommended by my dinner partners were the Cesar Salad (seriously,... More 

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Sterling, Il
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a great restaurant that offers some really unique items. I especially recommend the fish. As an added benefit, they have their own line of beer.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1525 4th Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 941-343-2165

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Brew Pub, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?