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Phillippi Creek Village Restaurant & Oyster Bar

5353 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231-4269
941-925-4444
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Ranked #159 of 820 restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I love this location on Phillippi Creek. Super casual and fun. Appears to have been in business for a very long time. Their oysters are fresh and change almost daily. Been there 4 times in the past 2 months and the oysters are different almost every time. I had a Sea Bass dish this last time that was really fresh... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I love this place! Every time I have a chance, I stop here to have the best and freshest raw oysters in the area! Good food, beautiful view! Excellent!

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
353 reviews 353 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I aren't into oysters or clams. So you can imagine that we hardly were excited to spend an evening at a restaurant called Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar. But we were persuaded that the other seafood on the menu, especially the grouper and snapper and lobster and shrimp, was exceptional and worth overlooking the oysters. After all, it... More

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Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

It's been a few years since we have been to this great restaurant. They have made some great changes. Instead of serving the fried entrees in plastic baskets they now serve the fabulous fried and coconut shrimp in cute little French fry baskets. The sides were great and the hush puppies were fabulous. The atmosphere is casual and beachy, We... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went 2 nights in row for their specials. Monday is grouper we both got grilled/blackened absolutely incredible with the parsley potatoes. Tuesday for $14 is a 1 1/4 whole lobster dinner was good also. The fish tacos during happy hour for $2 are delicious.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We visited on Wednesday evening during the oyster special, which were to be 9.99 a dozen. I ate 2 dozen, and didn't realize until I got home that I was charged full price by the German waitress. That loses one star. She provided good service - aside from that error. I had the grilled stuffed grouper. It was OK. The... More

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Gainesville, FL
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Spotted this restaurant on Phillipi Creek from Tamiami Trail. By happenstance it was the $13.95 lobster dinner special night. Despite being packed we waited only 10 minutes for a water view table and the waitperson was there within 60 seconds. We both ordered the lobster which came with coleslaw, hushpuppies and a side. The restaurant had a rustic theme, excellent... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

There isn't anything fancy about this restaurant but the food that we ordered was outstanding. King crab quesadilla and crab sandwich were both equally good. Their menu has a good selection and next time we go I want to try the gator steak :)

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Gainesville, FL
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

There was a long line when we arrived for their Tuesday night lobster dinner special. However, the wait for a table was short. The wait staff at Phillippi Creek know how to provide great service even when every table is full, and you are not rushed to finish up and vacate the table. The Maine lobster dinner was excellent. They... More

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Anderson, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I could be perfectly happy eating fried crab cake patties on a bun with homemade tarter sauce, sliced dill pickles, and French fries for every meal. BEST CRAB CAKES EVER!!!!! My kids love the huge hot dogs and my hubby loves the fried seafood platter. We love the casual vibe, indoor and outdoor seating, and access to a boat dock.... More

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