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Shakespeares Craft Beer and Gastro Pub

) #185 of 680 Restaurants in Sarasota $$ - $$$ American, , British
3550 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239-5925
+1 941-364-5938
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (61 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, British, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
3550 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239-5925
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21 - 30 of 129 reviews

Reviewed December 4, 2016

A cozy English pub great for meeting new friends or enjoying with family. Inspired recipes and ample selections paired with the right beer, thanks to our experienced server, will have me returning soon.

Thank Edward O
Reviewed November 28, 2016

I've lived here for nearly 20 years and tonight was the first time I had the pleasure of dining here. My lady friend had the Pasty dinner with mashed potatoes and I had the Fish and Chips. Both were excellent. Her pasty and mash were...More

Thank Drfred39
22DickN, Owner at Shakespeares Craft Beer and Gastro Pub, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2016

Thank you so much for your nice review! We are so pleased that you came to see us and that you enjoyed your visit and your meals. We agree that chips and gravy are awesome and we used to have them on the menu but...More

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...More

Thank flame6883
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...More

Thank nschomp
22DickN, Owner at Shakespeares Craft Beer and Gastro Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2016

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...More

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...More

Thank ParallelParkerr
22DickN, Owner at Shakespeares Craft Beer and Gastro Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2016

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!

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...More

Thank SrqMike
22DickN, Owner at Shakespeares Craft Beer and Gastro Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2016

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...More

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...More

Thank Eyetechchick
22DickN, Owner at Shakespeares Craft Beer and Gastro Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2016

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...More

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...More

Thank jm1822
22DickN, Owner at Shakespeares Craft Beer and Gastro Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2016

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.

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...More

Thank kaibab1
22DickN, Owner at Shakespeares Craft Beer and Gastro Pub, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2016

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...More

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,...More

Thank Sean G
22DickN, Owner at Shakespeares Craft Beer and Gastro Pub, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2016

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...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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
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
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Description
A Craft Beer and Gastro Pub with an English flair. Popular with locals and visitor alike for over 11years
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