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Original Word of Mouth

6604 Gateway Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231-5806 (Formerly Word of Mouth)
+1 941-925-2400
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Ranked #40 of 833 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Description: Word of Mouth diners are know to come for Word of Mouth's breakfast alone, which features several varieties of pancakes, blintzes, crepes and the awe-inspiring Three Amigos Breakfast Burrito. The lunch menu serves a variety of yummy soups, sandwiches and salads. Open for breakfast and lunch.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Description: Word of Mouth diners are know to come for Word of Mouth's breakfast alone, which features several varieties of pancakes, blintzes, crepes and the awe-inspiring Three Amigos Breakfast Burrito. The lunch menu serves a variety of yummy soups, sandwiches and salads. Open for breakfast and lunch.
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English first
Fishers, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We didn't find this place until about Day 5 of vacation, and we were very sad once we experienced the yumminess! Oh my! Husband had the biscuits and gravy two days in a row. I tried the crab frittata, which was yummo, and Day 2 was the veggie skillet. They are well known for their pastries, and it's easy to... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have visited numerous restaurants in the Sarasota area, and the Original Word of Mouth in Gulfgate is the absolute best. I am vegetarian and gluten intolerant, so it is wonderful to get a great breakfast in a great atmosphere. When you enter this cosy restaurant, you are met by familiar friendly staff and always greeted by the owner. We... More

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Berkeley, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Good pastries (not from scratch) and eggs, and a down home feel that's nice. A lot of food for the money. Nice to find a local establishment rather than another one of the many chains in the area.

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Mario M, Owner at Original Word of Mouth, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm glad your experience was enjoyable. Concerning your comment on the pastry, I'll like to point out that our muffin, scones and biscuits are made from scratch and baked daily. Looking forward to welcome you back soon. More

Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

After leaving Siesta Key to drive home we decided to visit this cozy restaurant. We were the first ones to arrive for breakfast and saw the owner sweeping the front porch of the restaurant. Immediately we were greeted by the owner and her staff and instructed to sit wherever we wished. The friendliness of the staff, the quality and abundance... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I am a local and wanted to find a place that served a lot of options in a comfortable environment. I am gluten free and was hungry for breakfast. A friend of mine and I hopped on the internet and chose the "Original" Word of Mouth based on all of the reviews we read and we were not disappointed. There... More

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Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I love this restaurant, I go often for muffin/breakfast. Has the best muffins in town. Sometimes they run out, but hopefully, owner listened to me and made more! This is a great priced place for families or go alone and sit at the bar. Staff is the best, kind and fast service. Always consistent. Has a great chef! I love... More

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Mario M, Owner at Original Word of Mouth, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad your visits are enjoyable, your kind comments make us very proud. Looking forward to welcome you back soon. More

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Wonderful place to eat breakfast or lunch, food is consistently good, baked goods are always fresh and the staff is dedicated to quality and pleasant. The combination of great food and wonderful staff keep me coming back again and again. Many locals eat here every week and that should tell you something about the quality. Today my waitress was Tracey... More

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Sunnyvale, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I've stopped here for breakfast and for lunch several times this last few weeks while on vacation and highly recommend it. The BTL was to die for. I've never had so much bacon on a sandwich let alone the fact that it was cooked perfectly. All the servers were great at their job with Tracy being at the top of... More

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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The food is amazing. We get there early to avoid the crowds since it is popular, but well worth any wait. I'm picky about my eggs and they get it right every single time. Even the bacon is cooked perfectly. The quality of the food is consistently excellent. Service is also fantastic. Everyone is great but we usually get Tracey.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Everything is good. A personal favorite is the cinnamon rolls which are perfectly balanced yeasty and sweet. They do the bacon just right, crispy but not burnt. Quality, value, friendly service, generous portions. This place has it all!

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