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4520 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3456
(941) 922-3797
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Lives up to the DDD hype!

My wife and I dined at the Alpine Steakhouse last week while visiting relatives in Sarasota. It lived up to the Diners Drive-Ins and Dives hype! We had the Charbroiled Oysters for our appetizer and they were intesely tasty! The char taste along with the cheese was delicious although I must say... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
Stephen P
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Calabash, North Carolina
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Calabash, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My wife and I dined at the Alpine Steakhouse last week while visiting relatives in Sarasota. It lived up to the Diners Drive-Ins and Dives hype! We had the Charbroiled Oysters for our appetizer and they were intesely tasty! The char taste along with the cheese was delicious although I must say they were tiny. Mary had the weiner-schnitzel dinner... More 

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Clifton Park, New York
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121 reviews 121 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We come back every year and we love the food here. Mostly we had prime rib and steaks, and excellent. Good beers too.

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Seminole, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My husband and I stopped here today close to 3:30 pm for a late lunch/early dinner. He drives a Chevy S10 and has a 10 ft trailer attached for work purposes (which means we took more than one spot). After keeping us waiting for 5 minutes in a COMPLETELY EMPTY restaurant, the host finally comes up to us and lets... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I wish TripAdvisor had a way to give this place a 3.5. I've been buying meat here for a while and appreciate that they offer really good meats for grocery store prices. But when I had dinner there tonight, it seemed like they count on you not reading the menu carefully in order to boost sales. I ordered a steak,... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We were a party of eight and most had steak. We requested extra butter and when we got the bill, I was charged $1.90 for two pads of butter. No one else was charged. When I complained the waitress said she would adjust the bill. I paid the charge and she never adjusted my bill. On this charge for butter,... More 

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Sarasota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had a party of 8 for dinner 3 nights ago, able to easily make a reservation for the desired time. The staff was very attentive and made for a pleasurable evening out with a large group. The schnitzel was fantastic and the selection of german beers good. The wait staff was knowledgeable about the beer selection and guided everyone to... More 

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Ridgewood, NJ
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365 reviews 365 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I had read the Alpine's has a specialty of Turducken and as it was close to Thanksgiving, it seemed like the right time to have some fowl. The restaurant is on busy route 41 right at the corner. It goes by the name Karl Ehmer rather than just Alpine Steakhouse. The meat market forms one side of the building with... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My wife and I were in Sarasota visiting and tried the lunch. We enjoy visiting local places that are not chain related and we were not disappointed. Good solid lunch, great service with lots of individual attention, all at a very economical price. We will stop next month when we are in Sarasota again.

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Osprey, FL
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184 reviews 184 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

After last year's lackluster experience dining out at a restaurant, our group decided to do a house party. Friends had told me about Alpine's dinner for two filet and how good and easy it was. Placing the order for 12 was a breeze as Randy was friendly and didn't rush me when I had questions. Husbands went to pick up... More 

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San Juan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

We had a good lunch. Nice service. Didn't try the turducken but the sandwiches were good. Friendly service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4520 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-3456
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: (941) 922-3797

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?