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“Great seafood” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Crab & Fin

Crab & Fin
420 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1409
9413883964
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Ranked #61 of 819 restaurants in Sarasota
Price range: $9 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Located on St. Armands Circle in Sarasota Florida.
Northampton
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Upmarket restaurant: laid up table indoors with attentive service. Starters were excellent. Save room though for the desserts. In a shopping plaza ring with several competing attractions. Inside was immediate service: outside was 30 minute wait. Inside was better with a/c etc

  • Visited April 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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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Try the sockeye salmon ravioli”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Great dinner on the circle...we had the salmon ravioli and shrimp scampi- both we're fantastic meals!! They also have a wonderful bread basket. Good experience!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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World
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74 reviews 74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great place for fresh seafood, atmosphere and people watching on St. Armand's Circle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

I have dined at Crab and Fin +100 times over the past few years. If you are looking for fresh seafood this is THE place. The chef hand selects the selection of seafood each day so the menu changes. The preparations are usually quite simple, focussing on the freshness so there are not a lot of creative, original dishes but the quality and beauty is in the freshness.
Menu depends on what is fresh and in season. Oyster, crab,clams and all fish selection change daily. I have never had a non-seafood entree so I can't comment on those items. The vegetables are also simple. I would recommend waiting until you can be seated outdoors because the piano music and people watching are fantastic. We have always been blessed with excellent service so the comments I've read about bad service I would have to attribute to someone having a bad day-no excuse when you're paying the price for your meal and expecting great service. When I know that Alaska king crab is in season,( or any type of seafood) this is the restaurant I go to. It's an easy choice if I'm at the Circle, but I would go out of my way to eat here if it is seafood I'm craving. Great wine by the glass and you can taste it before ordering which is nice as well.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Will Return!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Just had drinks and something light. Calamari and clam chowder were some of the best I've had. Live music and outdoor seating was great.

Visited April 2013
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Evansville, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good Service and great food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I chose to eat this restaurant due to the reviews on Trip Advisor and its great location in St. Armand's Circle. The menu is very eclectic and does change daily which allows patrons to try new entrees and have a different experience each time one visits.

Can't wait to go back!

Visited April 2013
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