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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: 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
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Description: A unique blend of casual and elegance, the Boatyard Waterfront Bar &...
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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  • 67
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  • 31
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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
Best view in SK

The food is always good, not great. However the views from the deck are easily the best in the area and are fantastic. We've always got great service as well..

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
OSUrob
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Columbus
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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were visiting Sarasota and decided to try Boatyard Waterfront Bar and Grill for lunch. It's not a fancy place but it's very welcoming and it was enjoyable to have a view of the water. Our waitress was very accommodating. their clam chowder was probably the best I have had. My husband had their shrimp and said it was very... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Planning your wedding can be very stressful but after working with the Boatyard staff it was a breath of fresh air! My wedding day could not have been any more perfect thanks to the staff at Boatyard. The bartenders and wait staff were very friendly and personable to all my guests. The food presentation, decor, and ambiance was everything I... More 

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Thank Jacqui R
Columbus
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is always good, not great. However the views from the deck are easily the best in the area and are fantastic. We've always got great service as well..

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1 Thank OSUrob
Wexford, Pennsylvania, United States
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there late afternoon on a Saturday. Outside seating is limited and the seats are high chairs hard to move on the wooden deck. Our server was pleasant and the food was good, not great. You can have choice of fish and choice of preparation. There was a musician who was good who started during the end of our... More 

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Thank Rob P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a disappointment. This is a great location, but the food is overpriced and mediocre. Our server was nice, but for $100 for 2 of us (I had one beer) it was not good. DO NOT BOTHER.

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1 Thank Mary '
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

one of the few waterfront restaurants left with a great view. the menu is varied with loads of seafood which can be prepared anyway you like. the service is wonderful, the food fantastic, and the drinks great.

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Thank Carole B
Saint Marys, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there around 1 p.m. and had 1/2 rack of ribs, a swiss burger, and fries. The food and service was great! No complaints!

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Thank Sue B
Mt Juliet, TN
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

My husband and I order Florida Cobb Salads. This consisted of a little lettuce with a few shrimp (4) not large either and a dusting of crab meat. Save your money and go somewhere else.

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1 Thank clara1kattie
Boulder, Colorado
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345 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Live music and good drink specials on a second floor open deck looking out to a setting sun. Great way to chill after a day on the water. Food was OK

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Thank David B
norfolk,va
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52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

To be fair the place was packed (on a Tuesday believe it or not), but it was not very good. Like a ton of places near Siesta Key it would not survive if not for the location which is right off Siesta Key. Food took forever, ran out of shrimp at 7 PM, food was stone cold probably sitting 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, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, 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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