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Saltwater Cafe

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1071 N Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, FL 34275
+1 941-488-3775
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Extensive Menu, very hard to make a selection. Reasonably priced as the meal included salad and ice cream. I had a Risotto with Shrimp. It was good and I ate every bite but I would not order again as it was too starchy for me. It is one of the reasons I rarely order.a risotto. I would recommend this restaurant... More 

Thank Jane Z
Grand Haven, Michigan
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here during our first visit to the area. The parking lot is always full. The hostess' pat answer was 15 minutes. Finally seated 40 minutes only to see that the restaurant was about 25% empty tables. The hostess seemed pre-occupied and aloof. The food was good not great. It was not until the owner's daughter came into the... More 

Thank Bill H
Springfield, Illinois
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Saltwater Cafe features a distinctive setting with some excellent food. On this lunchtime visit, I had the all you can fish special. The type of fish they serve is grouper. The breading was similar to what would be on shrimp. The special features fish, fries, and coleslaw. All three items on the plate were very good. I recommend this place... More 

Thank Patrick K
Neenah, Wisconsin
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

First the large salads which we chose instead of 2 sides were brought early rather than with our entrees. About 15 min after the salads were served our server came with bad news, the chef just informed her no rainbow trout. 45 minutes into the meal my husband had to choose a different entree! My meal when delivered with his... More 

Thank mommaboma
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was great.. I would go back. Oysters for 69 cents.. very fresh.... loved the swordfish.. my date had the potatoe grouper... we had escargot ...and banana fosters. Table side. Not to often do you fins this...

Thank Candice N
Ontario, Canada
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove by many times and there were lots of cars parked in front. Must mean good food right? So we gave it a try and found it so. Went back a week later with another couple and enjoyed it just as much. This time we ate outside on the porch. Only a few tables there so we were lucky... More 

Thank Sandra T
North Port, Florida
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the food is amazing. whatever you order. the service is outstanding. Sign up for the e mail list and you get birthday perks!

Thank golfer0918
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten there several times but this time we were very disappointed. Ordered the steam-pot for two and many things in the order were very poorly cooked. When we questioned the acting manager about the mussels and clams not being open, he said the cook said to use a shucker and use it like we were opening oysters. I... More 

Thank 953barbarav
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beat New York Strip ever. 2 for 1 Martinis.Donna, great waitress,paced our meal perfectly. Varied menu with something for everyone. Very reasonable prices. Worth the 30 minute drive.

Thank Peter D
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great dinner and nice specials as well. Anything sea food will be good here but other items are available. Try the Sunday brunch for a real treat ~ great price on that too. Friendly staff and training staff while we were there. Waitress was good but too busy due to short staff.

Thank CarolinaRealtor

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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
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, 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?