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2594 12TH St, Sarasota, FL 34237-2943
(941) 952-1172
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We had breakfast here today and was not disappointed. We had read many good reviews online and wanted to try somewhere new. We are only in Sarasota for the month of March for Spring Training. This restaurant is next to Ed Smith Stadium. We were greeted warmly and seated promptly. Our waitress... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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Stoughton, Massachusetts, United States
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96 reviews 96 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We went there on Valentines Day for breakfast and the owner seated us immediately. The waitress arrived shortly thereafter with coffee and took our orders. We then waited and waited and waited for our food. The waitresses were waiting for food to come out of the kitchen, but nothing was cominng out and the owner just kept walking around complaining... More 

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Buffalo
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26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We had breakfast here today and was not disappointed. We had read many good reviews online and wanted to try somewhere new. We are only in Sarasota for the month of March for Spring Training. This restaurant is next to Ed Smith Stadium. We were greeted warmly and seated promptly. Our waitress served us coffee as soon as we sat... More 

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Sarasota
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144 reviews 144 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Sunny, 82 degrees and Spring Training opening day baseball game...what could be better? The answer is lunch at the 12th Street Café! New ownership has really shaped this place up. There is a special "game day" menu that is oriented toward the same type of food at the ballpark, but with a couple of major advantages. It is fairly priced... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Right next to the Orioles spring training facility. Good Ol' diner with terrific burgers. Friendly staff and very quick service.

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Sarasota, Florida
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138 reviews 138 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Walk in and a smiling face greets you. Sit down and a robust hot cup of coffee miraculously appears. Place your order and you will get it EXACTLY as you ordered it. It does not get any better than this. I recommend everything on the menu!

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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I just had a delicious meal from the 12th Street Cafe! I have not gone back to this restaurant due to previous bad experiences. I am happy to say that the new management team and staff are very friendly and the food has improved 100%! Well done! I will be dining here more often now that I know I can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We eat breakfast here almost everyday, and quite often return for lunch. All of the food is of the highest quality and excellently prepared. Try the fresh blueberry pancakes, bet you can't eat all three. French toast croissant topped with warm cinnamon apples, or corned beef hash are among our favorites. And the entire menu is available anytime. If you'd... More 

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Sarasota, FL
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77 reviews 77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Had the opportunity to visit 12th St. Cafe for the first time, for a casual business meeting, and it was a great dining experience! "A diner" in principle.. with a great menu, great service, and tasty food! Had the "chicken sandwich" topped with swiss and bacon and LOVED it! New owner casually stopped by to "check on how we were... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

They have excellent homemade soups. I've tried several meals here and everything is good. Diner is open for breakfast and lunch, not for dinner.

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England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Breakfast has always been good quality and value here. Now has a new owner who could not have been more hospitable. So nice to have him personally to check that everything was ok and have a short conversation.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2594 12TH St, Sarasota, FL 34237-2943
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: (941) 952-1172

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

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