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1071 N Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, FL 34275
+1 941-488-3775
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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18 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We always loved this place. It was worth paying a little more to have an excellent meal. Sadly, not tonight. We arrived in time for happy hour, and my cocktail was not as well made as usual. I was the only one who had a cocktail, so I could not compare with anyone else. Our server took our order, and... More 

Thank Jaki C
West Palm Beach
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306 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Saltwater Cafe is not on the water but it had a nice nautical atmosphere if i can remember a week back. I ordered the 14 once NY. Strip Steak which was on special. I ordered it medium and it came out very, very rare (mooing). The server took it back and returned it a few minutes later and it... More 

Thank FloridaSunDevil
Waterford, Michigan
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we return to this area in Florida we will visit the Saltwater Café again, Great food Great service. Went there for a nice sit down dinner. The food was fabulous! The best dinner we had the whole week in Florida. Leslie was our server and she was fantastic, just a great, friendly, helpful server. Couldn't ask for better service... More 

Thank GingerSmith
Sarasota, Florida
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195 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sit back and relax to a large variety of food on the menu. Smooth jazz playing from above and old school bar like atmosphere. Aquariums throughout the lounge area. Food is flavorful. Service a tad slow, but we are in the south. Would come back to try more items.

Thank u2lemon78
Morton, Illinois
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56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I both love this place and have been here numerous times when we are in the Venice area. They are able to accommodate a GF diet and not only have a few things that I can eat but have things that taste delicious! The pizza (both GF and regular) are delicious, the bacon wrapped shrimp appetizer is... More 

Thank jnfrun98
Sarasota, Florida
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511 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Starting with myself, any place that serves lox and cream cheese on a good bagel is always going to be good. My wife had a Benedict on a biscuit, one friends had biscuits and gravy and her husband had a ham and cheese skillet. All good ( although they served me a tiny salad with my bagel which made no... More 

Thank JordanS8
Sarasota, Florida
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

We went with a group of friends on a Saturday night when DooWop Denny was entertaining. It was a fun night, the food is ok but ordinary and the drinks are reasonable. Good oldies music and an older clientele.

Thank Bob M
Venice, Florida
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Seems that with other reviewers you either love or hate the Saltwater Cafe, well we loved it! Huge Huge menu to choose from. Sunset specials pricing was very reasonable. The grouper selections were excellent! Everything from the warm bread to the soups and entrees was very good. Our server Tommy was very attentive without be annoying. This could easily become... More 

Thank David N
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Great local seafood. Best filefish on special. Grouper bites are awesome! Parking in the back and fresh frozen drinks. Try the ceviche!

Thank David B
Waterford, Michigan
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

While on vacation we stopped here for lunch and drinks. Angela was our server/bartender. She was very friendly, poured the best drinks and suggested the crab soup which was awesome. We would definitely go back and would love to try more of the dishes offered.

Thank GingerSmith

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1071 N Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, FL 34275
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Nokomis
  • Phone Number: +1 941-488-3775

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?