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1500 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231
+1 941-921-6200
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Fri - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Dessert, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A unique blend of casual and elegance, the Boatyard Waterfront Bar & Grill...
A unique blend of casual and elegance, the Boatyard Waterfront Bar & Grill offers a dining experience unlike any you've ever experienced. Our waterfront dining room brings the outdoors in with an interior that opens completely to the waterfront. Outside, dockside seating offers glimpses of docile Manatees, playful Dolphins and elegant yachts. You can't find a better piece of paradise-dine and drink on the water while taking in the local majestic views of Little Sarasota Bay on Siesta Key's famous South Bridge. In addition to taste-tempting dinner and lunch menus with something for every taste, appetite and budget, The Boatyard Bar & Grill offers Siesta Key's outstanding menu complete with the freshest-available oysters, crack-and-peel shrimp and other delicacies from the sea. Daily seafood and regional specialties' also are available.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good lunch

We visited here today for lunch and the food was very good. They were able seat us quickly. When there was a problem with one of the orders the staff changed it quickly to make it right and apologized for the error. The grouper sandwich and seafood kabobs were both very good. The one downside was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Kris M
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

We visited here today for lunch and the food was very good. They were able seat us quickly. When there was a problem with one of the orders the staff changed it quickly to make it right and apologized for the error. The grouper sandwich and seafood kabobs were both very good. The one downside was that we sat inside... More 

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Tennessee
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Boatyard Waterfront Bar and Grill unquestionably has one of the best views in Siesta Key. It is in a boatyard on the waterway and the view from the deck is amazing. Service is very good as well. I was seated promptly, waiter was extremely customer service oriented, and my food arrived quickly. However the food was just average. Nothing really... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

went here last Saturday evening 13th June, we were all surprised that although in a very delightful setting the place just wasn't busy, and we had the choice of sitting inside or outside, we decided on inside as there was a singer outside who although he had a very nice voice, the volume was too high. The food came out... More 

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Hartford, CT
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Best part was the live music in the bar. It was jam'n. Food was ok... Nice location right on the causeway. Fried oysters were beer battered, too heavy & a little overdone. A light flour or breadcrumb dusting quick fried would have been much nicer. Perhaps the more interesting feature is you can bring your catch of the day &... More 

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Went there tonight with daughter and grandkids because it was close, but we should have driven to another place. Extremely overpriced and we didn't get good service from our waiter. They also post that if you split a meal they charge you for it. We sometime will split a meal between two of the children because they won't eat a... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Salad requested with no blue cheese. Server had ticket correct but cooks put it on salad. Rest of party was finished eating. No manager apologized and no price adjustments.

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Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We both had grouper and chips but my hubby said he was disappointed with the size of the fish portion. This is unusual as the portions are usually large however the local do like to have a few courses and many take home the leftovers in a polystyrene container.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I visited Siesta Key for Memorial Day weekend. Stopped here for dinner with friends. It was great! The view is beautiful. You can eat outside or inside, casual setting, and full bar. Great views from either inside or out. Unfortunately we started eating outside, but rain made us move inside. Inside there are large windows that are open, but had... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stopped on our drive south for lunch. Carlie our waitress provided stellar service! The setting was nice--breezes through the open covered back section were refreshing. My partner had the chowder and buffalo wings and I had the vegetable quesadilla. Everything was delicious. Casual, fun spot.

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stopped in for happy hour and had the best time! The nachos were scrumptious and fish dishes were the freshest we had in Sarasota. The staff was pleasant and attentive. The view and atmosphere were relaxing. Will definitely go back and highly recommend.

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Additional Information about Boatyard Waterfront Bar and Grill

Address: 1500 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231
Phone Number: +1 941-921-6200
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
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1500 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-921-6200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups

Description

A unique blend of casual and elegance, the Boatyard Waterfront Bar & Grill offers a dining experience unlike any you've ever experienced. Our waterfront dining room brings the outdoors in with an interior that opens completely to the waterfront. Outside, dockside seating offers glimpses of docile Manatees, playful Dolphins and elegant yachts. You can't find a better piece of paradise-dine and drink on the water while taking in the local majestic views of Little Sarasota Bay on Siesta Key's famous South Bridge. In addition to taste-tempting dinner and lunch menus with something for every taste, appetite and budget, The Boatyard Bar & Grill offers Siesta Key's outstanding menu complete with the freshest-available oysters, crack-and-peel shrimp and other delicacies from the sea. Daily seafood and regional specialties' also are available.
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
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?