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Boatyard Waterfront Bar and Grill

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1500 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231
+1 941-921-6200
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Fri - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, 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
Nice casual dining experience

Visited the Boatyard Waterfront Bar with my family. Sunday at 8 pm, not crowded. Jessica our waitress was great. Personable, friendly and vey helpful. Food was good. My wife and daughter had the lobster ravioli and were ver happy. Son the blackened grouper sandwich. Really enjoyed it. My sons... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Skiphenk
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Lutz, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Lutz, Florida
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Visited the Boatyard Waterfront Bar with my family. Sunday at 8 pm, not crowded. Jessica our waitress was great. Personable, friendly and vey helpful. Food was good. My wife and daughter had the lobster ravioli and were ver happy. Son the blackened grouper sandwich. Really enjoyed it. My sons girlfriend and I had the fish and chips. Healthy portions and... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The food was great! Had an appetizer of chicken nachos that three of us couldn't finish. Well worth the price and the drinks were good too! The deck overlooks the inlet and has a beautiful view. I wish I'd asked the waitresses name because she was a sweet, friendly and attentive professional. By the size of the crowd, I'd venture... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We have eaten here a couple of times at lunch time, the food is always well prepared and hot with a good menu choice. The servers are always on the ball and very friendly. A good place to eat if you want a lunch at a good price in relaxed surroundings. You can also tie up your boat and walk... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Been going here on and off for 25 yrs. average food but good view of S. siesta key bridge and intracoastal. Prices can be high during season and parking so so. But a waterside option, we have so few in Sarasota.

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Apollo Beach, Florida
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My wife and I stopped there for something to drink and ended up eating too. It's on the inlet water with nice views. You can sit dockside, the upper level outside or inside. We sat on the upper level outside and had a great view of everything and a nice breeze to help us cool off. The service was very... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Outside seating along the waterway is nice. Ordered the Smoked Fish dip for starters. Disappointed! Very slight smoke flavor. Tasted much like canned tuna whipped into cream cheese. Had the grouper and stuffed flounder for our entrées. Grouper was ok , flounder was best. Neither struck me as remarkable. A place like this should have a signature menu item that... More 

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Bone Hall Plantation
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

After a mother-daughter day at the beach we wanted to end the day with a nice restaurant nearby the house we rent for our vacation. We hadn't heard or red anything about it so it was a chance we are happy we took. Very good service and good food overlooking the sea. Worth its price.

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Willow Springs
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Very good restaurant. Friendly staff. The food was very good. The views and great! You can watch boats going by on the bay.

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Flushing, Michigan
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

We try to eat at different places on vacation, but we enjoyed the seafood so much here that we've been twice. The oysters were huge and the grouper was yummy. Went during lunch time and then again on a weekend evening when a reggae band was playing. Was a great environment. You can sit on the deck, but even sitting... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We you're in a hurry for a quick lunch and they accommodated us quickly. We had hamburgers that were as advertised, half a pound and they were very good. The atmosphere was what we would have expected We was served quickly and the hamburger was very good. The waiter was very good also.

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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, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene

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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