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Phillippi Creek Village Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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5353 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231-4269
941-925-4444
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 228
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  • 89
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  • 40
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice dinner with a view

Went with my husband and 3 year old daughter. Nice view of the river. Good service. I had the crab cakes and they were great. Husband had the seafood kabob and was very pleased. Our daughter liked the stickers. Server was good too. Would recommend and will go back on future trips. Kid friendly!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Heather W
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Luang Prabang, Laos
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The only reason that I am reviewing this place at all is because it is just so woefully bland, blah and average after all the hype we had heard about it. The location on Tamiami Trail is horrible, even though the name makes it sound like it will be a pleasant dining experience. The food was average and the menu... More 

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Chantilly, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

this is our go to place for seafood when in Sarasota, Florida. I am a seafood junkie, and Philippi Creek never disappoints. Stopped in last week for my fill of fried shrimp. The food is always fresh and well prepared, and the wait staff is attentive and friendly. Moving to the area next week, and am looking forward to being... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very large menu, quaint setting on small inland waterway. Food was served quickly, however some if it was not warm. We were really looking forward to some hush puppies as well. They were simply not very good and didn't have any taste. The dinners were also fairly bland and non exciting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went with my husband and 3 year old daughter. Nice view of the river. Good service. I had the crab cakes and they were great. Husband had the seafood kabob and was very pleased. Our daughter liked the stickers. Server was good too. Would recommend and will go back on future trips. Kid friendly!

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Englewood, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I have been driving past this restaurant for 20 years and never stopped until last night. I'm sorry to say I won't be rushing back. My friend and I each had the fried oyster sandwich with potato salad side. While the taste was pretty good, there were only 5 small oysters and the bill, each with a soft drink, was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Amazing food best crab cake I've ever had. Alanna was off the chain. The view of the river view is great and the service and food were second to none. Will definitely bring family and friends

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

En-route from the Ringling Museum to the Mote, we were looking for waterfront dining and found it here. Nice casual atmosphere. Good menu selection, specials, and variety. Saw young to mature, locals to visitors. We enjoyed everything we ordered and had great service.

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Sarasota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We have been in Sarasota for 18 years and am amazed at how some of these "casual" seafood restaurants can get away with outrageous prices for a place serving patrons at picnic tables. Our recent visit found that prices here skyrocketed compared to our last visit. A Fried Scallop Platter is $22; and Fish & Chips are $18. Both are... More 

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San Gemini, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had lunch there today, really nice location, nice waiters And Good food, sea food or meat, oyster or sandwiches... A large selection of food.

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Dade City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Great place for seafood. We ate outside overlooking the water. Even though it busy we were not rushed. Great selection of blackboard specials.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5353 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231-4269
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 941-925-4444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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