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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 #78 of 828 restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We have been before and it's been good but things there are slipping. The food was very average and the service terrible after each course our plates sat there for 15 minutes while the waiter disappeared , they weren't even busy, there's too much competition in St Armands for us to return, especially at those prices.

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Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We went for happy-hour and the drinks were very good. The happy-hour "chicken on a stick" is not on a stick -- it is just bone-in small drumsticks so we were kind of surprised that it did not describe it accurately. Still tasty though! They had a live musician playing downstairs (we sat upstairs on the balcony to people-watch) and... More

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Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We went here with a group of people and had a good experience overall. I got the impression they were not big on substitutions. The food was good and the atmosphere was nice. I found it a bit noisy. I would definitely get reservations if I were to go again.

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Bradenton, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We haven't been here in a while so it was a nice place to celebrate my husbands birthday. It was busy but now too crowded and loud and we sat close to the bar. So that was nice. We ordered the surf and turf, which my husband said was excellent and I had the mahi mahi entree. Great flavor and... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews 91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The fish is well-prepared. Even the steak is good. the only complaint is that the martini was "watery". The staff is willing to accommodate special requests, giving me wasabi mustard, and my husband a small salad in place of the vegetable. We've been here before and expect to return because the food is good. we prefer the second floor as... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Tommy Bahamas is resting on his laurels. We had a good lunch today, but it was not work $50. There is too much competition at St. Armand Circle for us to return back to this restaurant again. Too bad.

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

In fairness, one of the women in my group was a "regular" and received a ton of special attention and care -- so it was a unique service experience. That said, I had a terrific crab and avocado salad and a martini that was top notch. Our table was a fabulous high top up front that allowed for people watching... More

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Enfield, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We went here for our anniversary dinner and unfortunately it was the worst dining experience of our vacation. I ordered the special which was chicken and chorizo sausage with a mango sauce. The piece of chicken was very small and completely dried out. The sausage was also very dry. It was hard to find the mango sauce. I was very... More

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Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

we went there for a light dinner. nice music good service nice music. Great decoration inside would like to go back

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Bel Air, MD
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We decided to eat here since the other places were so crowded. We had to sit upstairs because the main level was crowded & they had a live singer who sounded pretty good. There was a wedding reception taking place in the back of the second floor. We started off with some drinks, a pineapple martini & sangria - both... More

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