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Captain Brian's Seafood Market

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

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  • 33
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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
Get there early or late. In between you wait.

You can buy fresh seafood & have a meal. The seafood is fresh & delicious off the menu. I give them extra points because of their salad bar. It's short & sweet BUT not a dog in the house for items. It's all scratch made and the tastiest, that I've tried, in Sarasota. The potato salad is ethereal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

You can buy fresh seafood & have a meal. The seafood is fresh & delicious off the menu. I give them extra points because of their salad bar. It's short & sweet BUT not a dog in the house for items. It's all scratch made and the tastiest, that I've tried, in Sarasota. The potato salad is ethereal, blue cheese... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Not certain what the food is really like at Captain Brian's. Highly recommended, but our waitress had a cavalier attitude and good service is just not a priority. Received a potato with nothing on it, no bread, and no refills. When I mentioned to her that the server got us bread and refills - her reply "you've got it now"... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The freshest seafood you will find anywhere- good seafood bisque and chowder. A great menu but a bit pricey. The wait staff were awesome.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Captain Bryan's, located right by the airport, is a casual, local favorite. I've eaten lunch and dinner there numerous times (most recently last night) and am rarely disappointed. The fish is fresh and generally well-priced, although lunch is a better value. Earlier in August, for lunch I tried the grouper tacos. While the sides (black beans and rice) were forgettable,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The clientele were slightly older than most establishments in the area. The food was decent and fresh which is big when it comes to seafood. Our waitress was very nice. There was an issue with their computers but they still figured out the issue.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Turned out we loved this local place. Upon walking in, we got the feel this was a local favorite spot. Been around for many years and lots of regular guest dined along with us. Salad bar was loaded with options to build your own salad or a few were prepared as well. Coleslaw, potato salad, pasta salad, green bean salad.... More 

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

Have eaten here many times being a local resident. Seafood is outstanding!! Lunch or dinner is a real treat. Capt Brian is usually there. Don't miss when he makes the alderwood smoked salmon. Delicious!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Went here first time, looked interesting and went pretty well. It wasn't too busy when we went (5 o'clock on a Friday) and seating was prompt and service was quick. The seafood chowder was delicious, I would highly recommend. The lobster was bland and tasted kind of like water, and the oysters were pretty good but not the best. Another... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My last review made so happy to find this place. Second visit not so great. I ordered the stuffed sole. I started to eat it from the outside in. The fish was fine but than I broke into the crab stuffing and smelled the Ammonia. It was very strong. For those who don't know this means the seafood has gone... More 

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Apopka, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Captain Brian's is a fabulous stop in the Bradenton/Sarasota area. The seafood is always delicious and most of all -- fresh. It has an old Florida charm that is warm and inviting. They have revamped the salad bar and improved it significantly. You just can't go wrong stopping at Captain Brian's for lunch or dinner.

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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?