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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: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, 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
We love this place!!!!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
TraumaNurse1
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Flushing, Michigan
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Flushing, Michigan
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 restaurant reviews
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The food was great. Sort of made up for the bad service. The stuffed founder was amazing as well as the fried grouper. However, we waited for our food forever. The family behind us waited for almost TWO HOURS. Didn't get a refill on any of our drinks. We ate inside and I have a feeling the service was so... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Walk back into the 60's! Yep... Food was horrible staff terrible and drinks weak! Need I say more! With all the other options on Siesta Key STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE! Even the locals leave it alone!

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

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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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

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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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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31 reviews
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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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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
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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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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: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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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