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Captain Brian's Seafood Market

8441 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2015
(941) 351-4492
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Ranked #166 of 821 restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
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Bradenton, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Just had to go to Captain Brian's. Called in ahead and asked about the whole bellied New England clams and their size. They said they were running small and sweet. They were absolutely right. Great portion came with wedge fried potatoes and their sweet fresh coleslaw. Lunch price was $11.95 but that changes with each shipment depending on the market... More

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Sun City Center, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I love, love their fried oysters, fried clams and love the broiled scallops! All type of fish n' seafood is cooked n' prepared just right,...this is a seafood haven! There is not a lot of space, however, I have never been disappointed at this little place.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was our 2nd time to Captain Brian's. My husband and I (30's) really enjoy this restaurant. The seafood is fresh, the prices are affordable and reasonable for what you buy. Its a nice little family type restaurant with friendly staff and a very common dining place for the locals. When I walked in the 1st time, I thought, where... More

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Tampa, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The decorating leaves something to be desired, but the food is worth it and the fish tank is nice to look at. I got steamed mussels and they brought out a huge plate. It was great. My husband had lobster and his was also good. Everything seemed fresh.

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Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Started eating here back in the mid 1990's when the restaurant was 1/2 its current size. I remember the long waiting lines for lunch but was worthwhile because the fish was always fresh and cooked to perfection. Not to mention very reasonable prices. Over the years, with the growth of Sarasota and the introduction of restaurants too numerous to mention,... More

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is only a restaurant, not a bar. Along with the food they only serve beer and wine, no cocktails. They do not honor cupons offered by the See Sarasota Insider's Guide to Florida.

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Bradenton, Florida, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My husband and I ate at Captain Brian's Seafood Market last Saturday. The food was great, as it has been every time we have visited them. I had Boston Scrod, and it was simply wonderful. It did not have a thick, oily coat of batter on it, just a nice, light one, and the fish itself was moist, flaky, and... More

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Livonia, mi
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have eaten several times at this restaurant and try to go whenever I'm in Florida, three times a year. I always get Chilean Sea Bass when available and it is always cooked to perfection. It comes with an all you can eat salad bar where the vegetables are always fresh and the lettuce crisp. It has a real down... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had passed it several times over the years. We were greeted right away and sat promptly. Server was very good and made just the right amour of stops to check on us. The food was very good and portions were just right. Also enjoyed the salad bar

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Venice, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This seafood shop also has a fresh fish market. The food and service are good. This is one of those places where the locals eat. Good food and ok surroundings. Every time our food has been well prepared. You have to watch for the restaurant or you will go by.

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