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Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar

300 John Ringling Blvd, St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL 34236-1321
941-388-2888
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Ranked #91 of 859 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: S. Washington Dr.
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English first
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I would go here for the poke alone. It is a perfect mix of tuna,avocado,and other ingredients. It is a mini trip to the islands.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We are regular visitors from the UK and always visit Tommy Bahamas. We were not disappointed - the food was first class, a lively atmosphere and our server was informed and attentive. A really good night out.

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Clearwater, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Service was very slow. There is no special view, and with all of the amazing water views in the area, this place is a poor choice. Appetizers were incredibly bland. Waiter was very nice but very inattentive. Won't be back.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Went Christmas Eve hadn't booked but had a drink at the bar and had a table within half an hour. Lovely meal, very friendly waitress and thoroughly enjoy their Coconut Shrimp to start (we shared one large portion between 3) and I then had the fish taco's. Never had them before and they were delicious, great atmosphere and throughly enjoyable... More 

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montana
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233 reviews 233 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

When the bottle ran out during the pour did the bar tender get a new bottle and top it off, NO! But he did charge extra for the splash of cranberry juice in my wife's watery drink for $9. We left without even thinking about trying their food.

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Sarasota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Try the coconut shrimp, you won't be disappointed. The bread with the cinnamon butter is the best. The atmosphere is like you are on a tropical island. Key lime martini is my favorite drink. The desserts are great, but the chocolate Oreo crusted one is enough to share and take home. If you like chocolate it will be your new... More 

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Lutz, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Took the family, 4 adults and 3 kids to dinner over the holidays. It took more than the normal wait for our waiter to greet us, which was unusual for a 5:30 reservation. Food was great, I had the Parmesan Chicken and it was very tasty! Later the waiter surprised us, because it was our anniversary, and brought us out... More 

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Dallas
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178 reviews 178 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We keep coming back to this restaurant, even though it isn't always perfect. The food and the service can be excellent, and the recent time it wasn't, the manager most graciously made it right without our even asking. Let me explain. We had a waitress who was a little too much, kind of fake pleasant, for us.However, the manager stopped... More 

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Ruskin, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We made reservations and we were immediately seated. Unfortunately, we were placed on the second floor. The first floor had a different ambience than upstairs. It felt like we were in a different restaurant. My husband complained that he felt like we were eating at "Morrison's Cafeteria" due to the bright lights and overall appeal. I ordered a "key lime... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The atmosphere is a little touristy for my taste, but the staff is very pleasant and friendly. The coconut shrimp appetizer is awesome. The fish tacos were great! The fish was cooked perfectly. I recommend going to Kilwin's nextdoor for dessert.

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Additional Information about Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar

Address: 300 John Ringling Blvd, St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL 34236-1321
Phone Number: 941-388-2888
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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