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8441 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2015
(941) 351-4492
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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    Very good
  • 29
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  • 9
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
great lunch

I haven't been here for a few years, and my wife had never dined here so I took her for lunch and we were very pleased. I had Grouper...she had Wahoo...we both had the salad bar and both really enjoyed it. Service was great...and do try the Circus City IPA...very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
R-Knee626
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Brandon, Florida
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Brandon, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I haven't been here for a few years, and my wife had never dined here so I took her for lunch and we were very pleased. I had Grouper...she had Wahoo...we both had the salad bar and both really enjoyed it. Service was great...and do try the Circus City IPA...very good.

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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Ok, so here is the bottom line. This is a friendly welcoming casual place. Combination restaurant and fish/seafood market. Nice salad bar. Good menu selection of comfort food. Friendly service. Nice for a quick meal or a more relaxed lunch/dinner out. Kid friendly.

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Laconia, New Hampshire
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Have had lunch here several times. Not much atmosphere, nothing fancy. But the grouper sandwich and grouper Rubens are quite good and affordable.

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Bradenton, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Passed this restaurant and so often, we wanted to try it. After reading all the reviews (both good and bad) we decided to try it last night for dinner. We arrived at about 5pm. Here is our thoughts: Place: The atmosphere was very casual with plenty of seatings. Tables had paper napkins with plastic tablecloths. Half of the restaurant were... More 

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Canton OH
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164 reviews 164 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My wife and I were here for a very enjoyable lunch. Very Good service and food, excellent value. We have been here several times before, and always reliable. Now that prime tourist season is over, less crowded and no waiting!!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Once you manage to find a parking spot in a too small parking lot, the worst is over. The main entrance is in front of the fresh seafood market. If you can get past the strong aroma of fish (but why else would you be there) you are seated in the main part of the restaurant. It must be a... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Been in past, satisfied BUT tonight ended our visits for sure. Looked forward to Baked Stuffed Fish I so enjoyed on previous visit....it arrived and appeared all dried up, waitress said that was how it always looked, nibbled through a bit..could not eat since so dry. I already had to have the teeny tiny baked sweet potato replaced as only... More 

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Newburgh, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My parents enjoyed their meals and friendly quick service. They said they would return if in the area.

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Sarasota, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We went to Captain Brians on a Saturday afternoon for lunch. My wife had the lobster roll and I had the fried oyster plate. Both were good, and the baked potato cut into fried strips was excellent. It also had the best seafood chowder. the waitress was quite friendly and offered efficient service despite multiple questions from my wife. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Came to visit family in Bradenton. Last time I went to Captain Brian's was 10 years ago and really enjoyed the Grouper Rueben. 10 years later and still delicious. Everyone in our party had a different Grouper plate and they were all good. Not one complaint from anyone. As for price, they were right in line with other restaurants for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8441 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2015
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: (941) 351-4492

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?