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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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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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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
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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Florida City, Florida
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Lunch was great !! Fried oysters and clam strips were wonderful. Flounder very good too ! Also the spicy chowder - YUM ! Busy but not the usual winter scene (yeah) so seating easy. Our server was very friendly and attentive.

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quilts36
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Has a nice little salad bar that is included with all dinners. Lobster meals are good but the lobsters are getting smaller and smaller

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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Our first time eating here. I read the reviews and thought I would give it a try. Fresh doesn't always mean good. The fried clams basket, while fresh whole clams, were not cleaned properly. They were borderline inedible. The seafood chowder tasted like canned soup. The server said it was totally fresh and homemade. Then I saw a bus boy... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Captain Brian's sells fresh fish and seafood, and serves large portions that are well prepared and moderately priced. Their blackened yellow fin tuna is the best I've ever tasted (you don't need a knife). They also have a wonderful salad bar, with all the usual salad things, plus herring, crackers, and such. I've had some of my best meals (ever)... More 

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Albany, Georgia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Service was good ( new server). She was very sweet, attentive and helpful. We had a plane to catch so the proximity to the airport was great.

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longboat key, fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

this restaurant serves local as well as fish you don't often see on a menu. What it lacks in ambiance it makes up in value and really good food. There are a few non fish items on the menu but I wouldn't waist time on them; their fish is really fresh.

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Brandon, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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172 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Captain Brian's Seafood Market

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

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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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