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Captain Brian's Seafood Market

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8441 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2015
(941) 351-4492
Sunday
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
a good place for seafood

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
salligator34238
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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Port Charlotte, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Went in for a quick lunch with a friend. Ordered fish & chips. 2 small pieces of fried fish and cold, over cooked potato wedges. Would not return, nothing special about this place.

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Becket, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wanted a seafood restaurant close to our hotel after a long day of outside activities. Seafood chowder was great! Prices were reasonable,staff friendly and helpful, grouper was great. Key lime pie was right up there. Classical guitarist playing music in dinning room area made this a nice night out.

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We have had countless lunches over the years at Captain Brian's, and it's time to recommend this place if you want truly FRESH fish. I have had hog fish, grouper, halibut, pompano, etc. and every time the lunch entree is perfectly prepared. I do not like the "side" of black beans at all, but the salad bar is more than... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

dinners are a bit over-priced as are all seafood restaurants. Lunch is a decent value and the salad bar is adequate especially if you like herring bits and reasonably priced at $2.95 add'l with certain entrees. With fish entrees the salad bar is considered one of two side dishes available at no add'l cost. All the fish lunch plates or... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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132 reviews 132 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The fish selection is good and the preparation of the fish was good. There service was average. I do not like buffets and don't like salad buffets. I would rather have a salad prepared for me. The restaurant needs some updating. I felt the meal was a good value.

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Bradenton, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It had been about a year since we had dinner there. Since we always liked it and they now had a full bar, we decided to return. For the first time we were very disappointed with the food we ordered. Two of us ordered the 1.25 lb. lobster special which were okay except the vegetables were cooked [microwaved] too long.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

great fish selection! Food comes quick and it is so fresh. The salad bar could use a little rejuvenation but all in all amazing place and I always make sure to go when I am in Sarasota

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food has definitely lost something since the restaurant has gotten bigger but it's still a good bargain

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?