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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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Fri - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Dessert, 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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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 36
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
goos food

We were staying on Siesta Key at Crescent Arms. Open to outside. The employees were really nice! nice setting, it was like we were sitting on the water. The draw bridge was close and we got to watch a sail boat go under. only draw back was that we could smell cigarette smoke.q

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
shersilvey
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Massillon, Ohio
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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297 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Juneau, Alaska, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I had an afternoon to myself recently and ventured to the Boatyard for lunch. Glad I did! The blonde bartender was extremely friendly and efficient. I had the best Key Lime Coloda EVER! It was happy hour (from 2-6) and the $5.00 nachos were tasty and the blackened Mahi sandwich melted in my mouth. YUMMY! I'm returning soon with all... More 

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Gloucester
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The location is first class an the food is good would not describe it as a gourmet restaurant but menu has something for everyone.Possibly more suited to a lunch time meal than evening dinner.You can sit here and watch boats navigating the inland waterways.

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Casey, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Our service and food were good ... first night of vacation in Siesta Key; we were hungry and thirsty and we were able to find parking. I hadn't read any reviews prior to stopping here ... it was just a place we noticed when we drove in to Siesta Key. We weren't disappointed ... enjoyed seating outdoors but there is... More 

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Massillon, Ohio
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12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We were staying on Siesta Key at Crescent Arms. Open to outside. The employees were really nice! nice setting, it was like we were sitting on the water. The draw bridge was close and we got to watch a sail boat go under. only draw back was that we could smell cigarette smoke.q

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Fished with captain Clark Wright today. We caught a variety of fish and took them here for beer batter frying and the fixings. It was excellent!! Great waterfront atmosphere. We had a great meal and went again that evening for drinks and appetizers. Great time!

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Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Karl was great to us. We went fishing and brought our catch here to enjoy. The fish was excellent, the sides great, and service very good. We came back later for appetizer dinner and liked it too. Huge portion on the island nachos..

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Dunedin, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We visited for a rehearsal dinner and the food was awesome. Even outside of our catered event, the dishes looked scrumptous. You can't beat the view. Plenty of outdoor seating. I am told that it gets very crowded on most days. We really loved it. Ladies - May I suggest wearing flats as the wood planked floor outside is hard... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We have been there several times, mostly for the music and atmosphere. The food was the worst I have ever had. We go back hoping for a pleasant change in the food but it never happens. Two weeks ago we took some friends fron Naples there. What a mistake. Everything was substandard. The person who brought our food had grease... More 

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?