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Shakespeares Craft Beer and Gastro Pub

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, British, Pub
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3550 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239-5925
+1 941-364-5938
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Riverview, Florida
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114 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Went here specially for a burger. Walking in the door was a strong smell of chemical cleaner. I could see some people being put of by it. Lunch was decent. Local beer on tap and wine bar only. Chips (fries) with brown gravy some of the best we ever had anywhere. We each had a burger cooked medium. They came... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I'm not going to lie, this is not one of my favorite places, but my whole family and all of my friends love it (so I guess I'm the weird one). I do LOVE the Wallys (fried pickle spears) and the beer cheese. There's usually a fight over who gets to finish those. I really, really like the chicken and... More 

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Thank nschomp
22DickN, Owner at Shakespeares Craft Beer and Gastro Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for your review nschomp, we're sorry that we aren't one of your favorite places and obviously know that we can't be everybody's fave but we are pleased that your family and friends like us! We're glad that we do have items that you enjoy and appreciate you taking the time to post your comments. More 

Pisa, Italy
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2016

Please keep in mind that this is a pub...with food, not a formal restaurant as such, although I empathize they have fantastic food. I always start with the fish dip and fried pickles...a must if you need to start of a Sunday, or end a Saturday night. And then the Burger...the Brie with caramelized onion burger is my favorite! They... More 

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Thank ParallelParkerr
22DickN, Owner at Shakespeares Craft Beer and Gastro Pub, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your generous review, we really appreciate it. Hopefully we will see you again soon when you are in need of a good 'burger fix'. Thank you once again! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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239 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Maybe the gloomy dark interior works at night but definitely not at lunch time when the daylight enhances the gloominess. I was hoping a pub which included the name Shakespeare would serve authentic British fish and chips but I was disappointed, two pieces of ok fish, hardly warm fries and peas without any mint (now devigor in UK) Devoid of... More 

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Thank SrqMike
22DickN, Owner at Shakespeares Craft Beer and Gastro Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments SrqMike. We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit to our pub and that you thought it was gloomy and lacking in atmosphere. Our fish and chips are usually rated highly as we only ever use Premium North Atlantic Cod and as for the minted peas, I have to say that I have never... More 

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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Overall pretty good place to eat. We had a good time! The cottage pie and bangers and mash were tasty and plated very pretty. The waitress was wonderful. Very dark in there as are most pubs. Great atmosphere with mostly Irish decor and lights. Didn't care for the music though. Nothing wrong with our visit here!

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Thank Eyetechchick
22DickN, Owner at Shakespeares Craft Beer and Gastro Pub, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and we're pleased that you enjoyed your visit and also enjoyed your food. Apologies for the music, we try and mix it up and are willing to change it to our customers liking at any time. Thank you again. More 

Ocala, Florida
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Went here after we stopped at an Irish Pub first. We weren't impressed with the other place's menu so we left and went here. The decor wasn't all that great. My wife and I really enjoy the ambiance of most British Isles pubs but this one wasn't that great. However, the food made up for it. She had the cottage... More 

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Thank jm1822
22DickN, Owner at Shakespeares Craft Beer and Gastro Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for your review jm1822. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your food but are sorry the decor wasn't to your liking. We take all opinions seriously and we thank you again for yours. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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233 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Went with friend for lunch, full of expectations. Left fully disappointed. Inside the gloomy-in-the-afternoon dining area (there were a few tables outside, too) we sat down and explored the long list of specialty brews and the roster of "gourmet" burgers on the menu. Briefly: our Guinness arrived with a skimpy head --a sin on the Emerald Isle and good pubs... More 

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Thank kaibab1
22DickN, Owner at Shakespeares Craft Beer and Gastro Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments kaibab1. Firstly I would like to say I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your recent visit and that you thought our pub was gloomy, in nearly twelve years I don't think I have heard it described that way but as the weather has been a bit gloomy the last few days perhaps it transmitted it... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2016

As a craft beer fan, I was excited about trying this place out after a quick Google search for craft beer places near the place we were renting in Siesta Key. We couldn't be happier with this discovery. Besides a solid selection of craft beers, the kitchen offers up some great items for lunch. I went with a burger, which... More 

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Thank Sean G
22DickN, Owner at Shakespeares Craft Beer and Gastro Pub, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review Sean. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visits to our little pub. We strive very hard to provide a good variety of beers and quality food at a reasonable price and it's very rewarding to know that we hit the spot with you. Thank you again and we look forward to... More 

Osprey, Florida
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

The waitress, Jillian, took very good care of us. Her knowledge of the craft beers were helpful for my husband. He enjoyed his tangerine flavored IPA. I had iced tea( not as good) but I was DD. We both had fish, he the cod sandwich on very tasty Rosemary bun, and I the fish and chips. Fish was perfectly coated... More 

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Thank ricalla
22DickN, Owner at Shakespeares Craft Beer and Gastro Pub, responded to this review

Thank you ricalla for your nice review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your lunch visit and that Jillian took good care of you. We will be passing your comments on to her. More 

Dayton, Ohio
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2016

This place was recommended to us by Richard, our boat captain on our sunset cruise. The food is absolutely quality for a great price! Too many overpriced restaurants in a tourist area can wreck your budget, but not this place. They have a large selection of craft beers and will let you taste before you buy. We ordered the fish... More 

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Thank LakeErieLover
22DickN, Owner at Shakespeares Craft Beer and Gastro Pub, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We try very hard to provide a good quality product for our guests at a fair price so it's really satisfying to receive comments like yours. Our thanks also to Captain Richard for recommending us as word of mouth is the best recommendation we can have. Thank you once again for taking... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$17
Cuisine
American, Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3550 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239-5925
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-364-5938
Description
A Craft Beer and Gastro Pub with an English flair. Popular with locals and visitor alike for over 11years

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