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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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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Went solo sat at bar

Had wonderful seafood chowder that was as good as I ever had. The fried oysters are a favorite and wish the serving was a little larger. Went with a seafood platter that had a crab cake some grilled grouper , scallops and 4-5 shrimp. Very tasty and fresh. With one cocktail and tip spent $42. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Doug Y
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wisconsin
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had wonderful seafood chowder that was as good as I ever had. The fried oysters are a favorite and wish the serving was a little larger. Went with a seafood platter that had a crab cake some grilled grouper , scallops and 4-5 shrimp. Very tasty and fresh. With one cocktail and tip spent $42. I would go back!

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simple decor but great Seafood at great prices. The blackened swordfish was one of the best I've had. Salad bar OK. Very busy early on. Come after 7.

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Thank mikeydog
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good fresh seafood served quickly by friendly staff. Reasonably priced. A moderately supplied salad bar with plenty of fresh options. Expect to pay around $30 for dinner with an adult beverage and desert. Not open on Sundays. Just a short hop from the Hilton Garden hotel (walking distance)

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Dunlap, Illinois
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The portions were small and the food average. The shrimp was just OK. The wait staff was very attentive.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had to wait almost 30 minutes for a table which indicated to us that this was a popular venue for seafood. The waitress was helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. Service was adequate with warm bread provided and a well presented salad for those who chose it. Out of 6 of us, 2 of us found the main course... More 

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beaumont, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Raised on the gulf coast in the golden triangle of Texas. This restaurant far surpasses anything I have ever known. Great fresh seafood, beer on tap, creative specials, out of this world salad bar, near the airport and all in an old fashion quiet atmosphere.

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Thank Don D
Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had really bad lunch here. No mitigating factors to it. Manhattan Clam Chowder was lifeless. So called New England Lobster Roll was even worse. Pompano not fully cooked.

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Thank deckoboy11
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had the crab cake sandwich it was so enjoyable. Staff was great great night. Easy to locate. Extensive menu, reasonable prices.

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New York
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

as we were driving back to Tampa, decided we were hungry and were lucky to stumble upon Captain Brian's. Stone crab claws, trio of fish sliders (oyster, grouper and flounder) and so reasonably priced. They also have a fish market. Wait staff so friendly.

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Unassuming exterior and inside looks like a retirement home cafeteria, but don't let that stop you. Excellent fresh lobster at a very good price, grilled red snapper perfectly cooked. Salad bar was fresh and well-stocked. Decent draft beer selection too. You can drive to St. Amand's for the same food (maybe) at twice the price if you want, but why... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?