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“Consistly good food and atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar

Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar
300 John Ringling Blvd, St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL 34236-1321
941-388-2888
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Ranked #83 of 852 Restaurants in Sarasota
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: S. Washington Dr.
Reading, Massachusetts
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100 reviews 100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Consistly good food and atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My wife and I had dinner here on a Friday night. The hostess was extremely pleasant and helpful. The waitstaff was efficient and pleasant. We share three appetizers and each one was delicious. Great spot for people watching.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sarasota, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere, very good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food is always good, service and atmosphere are great. It's in an excellent location on St. Armand's Circle and a good people watching place as well.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Love Tommy Bahama's”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

They are great for lunch and dinner. We've eaten there many times and it's always relish. They have excellent cocktails too. The key lime martini is yummy.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Myers, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Wonderful food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

While shopping in the Circle, we decided on lunch at Tommy Bahama's. I had been here about 10 years ago and remembering it being good. Ordered the Pan Seared Scallop mini burgers and they were outstanding. Also ordered the Creme Brûlée for dessert. Best I had ever had. Absolutely gorgeous presentation, served in a fresh carved out pineapple. Make sure you save some room for this. Food was wonderful, I highly recommend this over any of the restaurants on Siesta Key.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Siesta Key, Fl
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Use to be a great casual dining experience when they first opened.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Nowadays, they are resting on their laurels. Quality, flavors and portions have been diminished to the point that we'll have a hard time going back. My wife's fish taco portion was so small I wouldn't serve it to a tiny child and the sauce they used was not what they originally served. The lime flavor was missing and was inedible as served. Service is still good and the location is superior.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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