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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 35
    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
Go there for the location

We go to the Boatyard every year because it is one of the few places on or close to Siesta Key where you can dine on the water. The food is not that draw. Our food experience this year was the poorest we have had. Ever though we were there over the Easter spring break time, the restaurant was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Dan S
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
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286 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We go to the Boatyard every year because it is one of the few places on or close to Siesta Key where you can dine on the water. The food is not that draw. Our food experience this year was the poorest we have had. Ever though we were there over the Easter spring break time, the restaurant was not... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The food was great! The outside deck was relaxing. The wait staff was very knowledgeable. We received the recommendation from the para sailing guys done the way. This was a worth while recommendation.

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Binghamton, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went here for a later lunch and sat outside. There are several seating options. The waiter was pleasant. Our sandwiches (burgers and chicken salad) were delicious and primo coleslaw. The view of the intercoastal waterway, boats and wildlife was enjoyable. Much traffic noise nearby from adjacent drawbridge. Two of us only ate half our sandwiches and waiter failed to... More 

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Cape May, NJ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We had such a pleasant evening eating here. We had a great table outside on the deck overlooking the intercoastal waterway. Our waiter was very pleasant and kept checking on us even though we were probably the furthest away from the kitchen. I had the blackened grouper, which was really good, as was all the rest of our food. I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My girlfriend and I decided to eat an early dinner here. The food was ok at best atmosphere was great. At the time we were watching dolphins in the canal. It was beautiful to see. Now let's talk about the waiter. He was very inattentive and when he did pay attention he was very pushy. He tried to take my... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Early evening seating was crowded with a little wait in a comfortable inside room with big tables for big families from Boston signing Dear Caroline. The formal dining was in two tiers one near the performer one down on the river, both open and spacious. Good American food, nothing fancy with good service.

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NOKOMIS
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Such a wonderful setting. Great views, casual atmosphere. Had lunch here yesterday and was served one of the poorest excuses for a salad. The seafood salad was to have shrimp and crab. It was chopped head lettuce with diced tomatoes, tasteless goat cheese, 4 small shrimp and still haven't found the crabmeat. Overpriced at $15.50, then a$3.00 sharing charge was... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Had Alex as a server. He was very good and very helpful. Food was great and the view was fantastic. Food was fresh and very fast and the service was top notch. If you go in ask for Alex as your server he was very funny and helpful

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Macedon, New York
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We ate lunch here during our vacation. The food was decent and the service was good. Had several "tropical" drinks which were good and a bit pricy. But when you are on vacation you gotta take the pricy in stride. All in all, a nice place to relax and dine especially outdoors.

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Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I'm a local, who used to frequent this restaurant weekly. However, the last three times there were disappointing to say the least. Change in staff, maybe? Drink in a cracked glass & literally burnt nachos don't cut it. Drinks were never great, but service was always wonderful. Food menu is somewhat limited. Manager is very hardworking and savvy, when there,... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?