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Drunken Poet Cafe

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1572 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
+1 941-955-8404
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“thai food” (26 reviews)
“yellow curry” (6 reviews)
“lobster roll” (13 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1572 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This spot was just great. Talk about unique and off the beaten path. This place has unusual decor but it all seems to fit! My fiancee and I loved every bit of food we ordered and our sake was very tasty. Service was slow, but...More

Thank RyderRider
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was terrible as very understaffed during lunch hour. Food took forever to appear and the portions were so small that we left hungry. Prices were very high and did not reflect the quality of the experience. With many other superior choices for lunch on...More

Thank FerrariSRQ
Reviewed 1 week ago

After moving from Longboat Key to Anna Maria Island its unfortunately a distance especially during season to travel to downtown Sarasota for dinner. BUT...we made the trek to visit our favorite sushi/Thai restaurant. The most delicious sushi we have had in a long time. Other...More

Thank Beachnutlbk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was excited to try this restaurant, but left feeling disappointed by the service and the food. The Kang Gari yellow curry was bland and without a full flavor. There are better choices for Thai food in Sarasota, it was not bad, just mediocre

Thank DeclanS
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Staff was so polite and engaging. Made time to talk to our two year old daughter. The food was great too!!

Thank Donovan R
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

I read some less than stellar reviews but our experience was phenomenal. Teriyaki beef was just a shade unique and better for it. The crispy duck was flavorful and great texture. The chicken yellow curry was great too. Best of all, I loved the miso...More

1  Thank RamponaO
Reviewed July 31, 2017

While the food presentation was very nice, this isn't the best Thai restaurant I've been to. My fried rice was a lot wetter than I would have liked and didn't have much flavor. The Tom Khar Gai soup had a nice flavor but was lacking...More

Thank gl0baltraveler
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Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

So disappointed in our meal. It was over priced for what we were served. I don't mind paying for a good meal but we felt ripped off. My daughter got the drunken noodles, which were greasy, and parts of it were burned and clumpy, with...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Carrots and cabbage, the cheapest vegetables out there, are the basis of the meals. Thin, tastless sauces. Very little protein. Highly over priced. They have the audacity to charge $3.00 per serving extra for a small portion of brown rice. Never again!

Thank Ellen D
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

The renovations really reflect the drunken poet name. It's warm, inviting, but eclectic and fun. The sushi and main dishes are very good and priced about right for downtown sarasota. The service is a little stand offish (not rude just not bubbly and friendly) but...More

Thank Sophie B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1572 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803
    (Orange Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-955-8404
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