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Fri, 8/19
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Great selection of oysters and seafood that will remind you of fish and oyster bars from the North. We offer a full service bar and a great place for dining for locals and visitors coming to Sarasota.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Veronica is a neighborhood favorite- the bar staff always remembers your name and the servers go above and beyond- the music is amazing - the decor is thoughtful and perfect to set the scene- it’s the perfect place for a special date night (get dressed...up!!) or just a quick bite at the bar (the burger is surprisingly delicious for a seafood spot) management is on point and chefs food is always impressiveMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Veronicafish, Owner at Veronica Fish and Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to review Veronica! We look forward to hosting you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredibly fresh seafood and excellent service by Rebecca! My sweetheart treated me to a birthday dinner here. The nights social was halibut with a chili lemon sauce and arugula and parsley salad topped with crab - DELISH! She had the cornmeal crusted tilefish serviced with...crawfish etoufee and jasmine rice. Delish! We also had the collars grits and grits - omg - the best we’ve ever had! Then the server, Rebecca, brought us the birthday surprise (a bananas foster bread pudding) - it was out of this world amazing! I topped it off with an Indian Empress cocktail - simply decadent! Thank you for such a great wonderfully delightful and impeccable birthday!! We will be back! We drove from Tampa to dine here! Sooooo worth it! And to think we discovered it after dining at Ka Pappas for my spouses birthday - also delicious for vegan foodMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Veronicafish, Owner at Veronica Fish and Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad Rebecca made your experience stand out, we are pleased you chose to celebrate your special day with us and we are so glad you discovered us!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had some cocktails at the bar with friends. Daniel is the best. Red fish and crab&avocado is a must.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Veronicafish, Owner at Veronica Fish and Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love a good cocktail with Daneil! Thank you Barny!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I brought my mom here to try the oysters for the first time in her life. We did not regret it even for a second. Besides outstanding oysters, they had amazing apps, and Crab and avocado was definitely something that stood out. Parker was our...server and she did such an amazing job. When you go there, try the bread pudding for dessert, it is unbelievable.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Veronicafish, Owner at Veronica Fish and Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind words, we are so pleased your mother liked her first oyster experience! We love having Parker as part of the team and appreciate the kind words, we hope to host you and your guests again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful place in Southside Village! I was on vacation with my husband. We got the Thai Crispy Snapper and the Branzino, they out this world! Chefs kiss 💋

Date of visit: August 2022
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Veronicafish, Owner at Veronica Fish and Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Veronica we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to hosting you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most positive asset was the waiter. Very limited menu very pricy very small portions. Quaint and charming dining aspects lots of design elements. Upcharge for bread 4 bucks. Chef loves salt the bread is salted the fries are drowned in seasoned salt and the sauces...are salt based. If you're looking for clean fresh crisp probably not for you. Fry cook is heavy handed entree beyond brown. Positive the appetizer and desserts both well presented. The smoked fish dip was small but flavorful little poppy flavors cool relish accents nice refreshing taste. Dessert was beyond perfect perfect complimenting balanced in house dessert. My advice skip the entree get apps drinks desserts.sit on plush couches enjoy ambiance.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Veronicafish, Owner at Veronica Fish and Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so sorry you did not enjoy your meal with us more, had you asked to see management we would have graciously replaced your meals with something more to your liking, our chef is from New Orleans and the fries are seasoned with Louisiana...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time at Veronica and they did not disappoint. Our server (Rebecca) gave great suggestions. The mussels are outstanding, unlike any we’ve had before. You must get the Thai Crispy Snapper whole fish, it’s a whole experience! We also had the crab & avocado, mezze...plate, and red grouper. Definitely one of the best restaurants in Sarasota. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Veronicafish, Owner at Veronica Fish and Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words- we are so glad you enjoyed your time with Rebecca we look forward to hosting you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I were vacationing in St. Armands and decided to eat at Veronica’s. Sad to say the General Manager would not service us even though there were several empty tables. We had 12 people, 7 of which were children. We offered to separate...the group but we were told “No.” Not only was the customer service poor but this is not a family friendly environment. I would not recommend this restaurant. The General Manager had the worst attitude and acted as if our family had the plague.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Veronicafish, Owner at Veronica Fish and Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Afternoon- We understand that your group walked in as a party of 14 on a Friday evening. Unfortunately we were not able to accommodate your party as we had over 115 reservations that evening, we only have one large table of ten that was...More

Reviewed May 26, 2022 via mobile

Excellent food, excellent service. Marsi was Amazing. Clean place. The Whole fish fried or grilled is good. Willing to visit daily.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Veronicafish, Owner at Veronica Fish and Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to review Veronica- we are so glad you enjoyed your time with Marsi and we hope to host you again soon!

Reviewed May 25, 2022

Absolutely amazing dinner.. the best part were the mini lobster rolls. Service was excellent - I wish I could remember his name but my boyfriend and I sat near the front door on 5/23 so whoever took care of us thank you so much!!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Veronicafish, Owner at Veronica Fish and Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to review Veronica- we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to host you again soon

Reviewed May 9, 2022

What a nice experience. Food was absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection. Staff accommodating, doesn't rush, and kind. Order the Crab & Avocado appetizer. Perfect combination. Excellent. We had the swordfish and that a too was excellent. It was a a beautiful night, so we...decided to eat outdoors. Just a lovely experience all in all; no disappointments.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Veronicafish, Owner at Veronica Fish and Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to review Veronica- we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward to hosting you again!

Reviewed April 23, 2022 via mobile

Siesta Key is our second home and Veronica’s has made its way to our favorite dining. The menu is creative with fresh ingredients with flair and flavor. Atmosphere is comfortable and stylish at the same time. Ask for Sue as your server - so knowledgeable...and set the right tone.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Veronicafish, Owner at Veronica Fish and Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to review Veronica we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to hosting you again soon!

Reviewed April 20, 2022 via mobile

We visited Veronica's for the first time and were very pleased . We has reservations but arrived early and seated promptly . The interior is nicely decorated and our server was excellent , she recommended cocktails that were very good and helped us choose our...apps and entrees . Of what we ardered , the crab and avocado app was fantastic , the rice cracker was perfect for the crab and avocado , the shrimp cocktail was no different then any we've had anywhere . The halibut entree was perfectly prepared with tasty creme corn and spicy collared greens on the side , the blackened Mahi mahi sandwich was a bit thin as far as the fish but good , the side of French fries were delicious . We travel to Sarasota often and plan on making Veronica's a regular stop .More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Veronicafish, Owner at Veronica Fish and Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2022

Thank you for the kind words we are so glad you enjoyed!

Reviewed April 13, 2022

Had a nice dinner in the lovely environment, red fish and brussels are the best, topped off with some bread pudding.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Veronicafish, Owner at Veronica Fish and Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2022

Thank you for the kind words!

Reviewed March 23, 2022

This started off promissing. The gentleman at the front door got us a seat at the oyster bar wtihout a reservation. Then things went so south, I can't hold my tounge. If I could give ZERO stars I would. First, the couple on the corner...(regulars based on the conversation) left because of poor service. Then Oliver, the oyster chef consistently complained about customers (hey there, customers at the bar can hear you). Then Marsi forgot the wine order (easy mistake) but after picking up our appetizers never came back around. She came out once and went to the four top by the window because she forgot to bring their check. She then stayed in the back again. When she came out at the end I flagged her down and asked for dinner. She said the kitchen closed but she would go see. She came back and said the kitchen said no (at 9:37 p.m.). I asked for my check. She brought the check and said "tonight has been crazy, I hope you will give us another chance' (i.e. I know we screwed up). I told her I owned a hospitality business and found the lack of service to be a problem. When she brought the bill she then stated that she had checked on me multiple times. Which is a lie, so I told her to stop being rude and left. There is no excuse for not checking on your tables and camping in the back. There is no excuse for not checking before close on someone that has just had wine and an appetizer. And beyond all there is NO excuse for lying. My son, doing a college visit tomorrow now gets to go home hungry versus having had dinner. Well done.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Veronicafish, Owner at Veronica Fish and Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2022

Apologies for your experience with us- we only wished you had asked to speak to the manager on duty at the time of your visit so that we could have heard your grievances and perhaps have provided a solution- the issues you have presented with...More

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We have a fried chicken sandwich on the menu every day- same recipe as out fried chicken! (you can ask for no bread, extra thigh and fries!) However we do not do nightly specials
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We open at 5, we close between 9-10 pm !
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Veronica Fish and Oyster is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4