Barnacle Bill's Seafood on Main Street in Sarasota is definitely an adult restaurant. Despite it's playful name, you do not go to Barnacle Bill's for its "character" or its view. You go to Barnacle Bill's because it has outstanding seafood in a nice, reasonably quiet environment. When we are in Florida we eat only seafood and the food at this restaurant was outstanding. Barnacle Bill's offers a nice variety of fresh fish, from the tilapia and salmon to grouper and corvina and they let the customer decide how they want it prepared, including broiled, grilled, sautéd, poached, fried or blackened and with several types of sauces. The four of us shared a deliciously rich seafood chowder and each of our fish dishes (grouper, salmon, and corvina) was cooked just right. The restaurant offers an impressive list of beers and drinks and the service was excellent. Most of the customers were middle aged or older locals and the level of noise reasonable so that we could have a conversation without straining to hear above noise, or loud music, or both. Barnacle Bill's is, simply, a good restaurant, with excellent food.
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