We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 844 Sarasota Restaurants

Boatyard Waterfront Bar and Grill

1500 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-3718
941-921-6200
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #338 of 844 Restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Write a Review

255 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    72
    80
    51
    19
    33
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
leldel@optonline.net
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Location is Great. Near Siesta Key and a great view from the deck area. Boat Access also available. We have visited this restaurant/bar for over 20 years. Unfortunately currently the place needs some updating and a new chef or at least improvement in the quality of the food. Sure Hamburgers and Sandwiches are OK but that about it. If going... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Been here twice now. Once during a thunderstorm with windows wide open on the water and another time when the weather was perfect. Windows wide open onto the Inner Coastal to watch the boats. Food and service was fabulous. We will return again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bradenton, Florida
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The food was O.K. ~ Coconut Shrimp was fair-the Coleslaw was pretty good. I tasted my husband's grouper and it wasn't done enough for my expectations. I wanted another glass of wine but that didn't happen. The food is served in a basket. Basically, nothing special. There was live entertainment which was quite good and they do have a rustic... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bradenton, Florida
Top Contributor
251 reviews 251 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went here on a Saturday night. Very limited amount of people dancing, but music was good. Service was friendly and attentive. Food was good, just ordinary food, fish baskets, shrimp,etc. But the combination of good food, being on the water, very good service and music makes it a pleasant place to dine, relax, and dance a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Florida, Florida
Top Contributor
293 reviews 293 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
392 helpful votes 392 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Good place for groups - we had eight in ours. The atmosphere is kind of funky - big, spacious, tavern-like and perched right on the intercoastal. Service was friendly and efficient. A little disappointed that for a "bar" there is a pretty limited draft menu. For instance, they carry no ales - even in the bottle?! Half of us had... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sarasota, Florida
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Happy hour every day has great $5 menu items to choice from! The seafood dip is my favorite! Love the open air feeling of this! Fun to sit and watch the boats go by and often dolphins jumping out of water!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Good evening, strong drinks very college frat boy kinda vibe, Been there, Done that. still a fun place to chill and mingle and tap your feet to the tunes.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The service was very slow and while I can appreciate laid back wait staff, they were more like lazy. We visited during spring break but the restaurant wasn't that busy. They were maybe half full while we were there. There were empty tables the entire time. It took five minutes just to get water and menus, then even longer to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
owego
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was a neat place in a neat location. We had delicious food and the service was good and attentive enough without being too intrusive. It was months ago, so I don't remember what we ordered, I just remember the place left us feeling pleased we went. Sitting on the water watching the boats was nice, too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Florida
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Nice modern surroundings, great views, good food and very reasonable prices. The server, though busy was quick and thoughtful. The food was the right temperature and the portions were very adequate. Great find.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Boatyard Waterfront Bar and Grill also viewed

Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
 
Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
 

Been to Boatyard Waterfront Bar and Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Boatyard Waterfront Bar and Grill

Address: 1500 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-3718
Phone Number: 941-921-6200
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Cuisine: American

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing