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Gus 12th Street Cafe

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2594 12TH St, Sarasota, FL 34237-2943
(941) 952-1172
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great breakfast spot

This place is small but has a caring staff and owner. The food is from scratch as well. Nice selection of breakfast items. You should be able to find something for everyone. Looks like a good neighborhood spot. Plus, I hear the players from the Baltimore Orioles come for breakfast or lunch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tanya B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is small but has a caring staff and owner. The food is from scratch as well. Nice selection of breakfast items. You should be able to find something for everyone. Looks like a good neighborhood spot. Plus, I hear the players from the Baltimore Orioles come for breakfast or lunch during spring training as the stadium is right... More 

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Thank Tanya B
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wish we would have known sooner that new owners took over the 12th Street Cafe. It is now Roscoes 12th Street Diner and it is 100% better than ever. The greeting when we entered was so wonderfully fresh. The menu contains enough to please everyones taste. The food was perfectly prepared and the prices are most reasonable. Best corned... More 

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Thank bigbear65
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right across from Ed Smith Stadium this cute little safe has great servers who are friendly and fun. I got there just after the Sunday morning rush and sat at the counter. Got a menu and after sipping on a good cup of coffee made my selection. Couple of over easy eggs, small pancakes and link sausages combo. I told... More 

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Thank amy099
Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Great stop for breakfast with great service. Clean and good quality food. It's located next to the Baltimore Orioles spring training stadium.

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Thank jvc350
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This has now changed hands and is called Roscoe's 12th Street Cafe. Good food and I can well recommend the corned beef hash with poached eggs. Excellent service.

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Thank EnglandJulia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

We have stopped here for breakfast and lunch always had good meal. The owner takes the time to talk to you and makes sure everything is ok.

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Thank Terry S
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

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

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Thank jgolomb
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

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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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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