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Libby's Cafe & Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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1917 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239-3617 (Hillview Ave.)
+1 941-487-7300
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fresh food, nice ambience and good wine list. Wish this restaurant was located closer to where we live! If we had one extra night, we would have returned to this restaurant for another meal.

Thank Lovetoeatfresh
Exton, PA
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful restaurant. Excellent food prepared with great skill. Not cheap, but as they say, you get what you pay for. Great for special occasions!

Thank bimmerfun
Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently had a birthday dinner in their private dining room area. The wings appetizer was my favorite being perfectly cooked & sauced. This private room was secluded from the main restaurant with a pleasant ambience. The servers who attended to us were very polite & made the kids feel welcomed. My dinner was a scrumptious 6 ounce steak with... More 

Thank Toby L
Cleveland, Ohio
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112 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Libby's is really good with good service. A complaint would be the menu changes a lot and therefore what you may have liked from last time - such as the tasty short ribs - won't be there next time. I had a great meatloaf. My family had good steaks - one was more well vs our request of medium though,... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

2nd time here and every bit as good as the first! “Libbstacker” Truffled Kobe Meatloaf Club is to die for.... The restaurant is all around very good: ambiance, service and FOOD. We actually went out of our way to return for the meatloaf sandwich and we weren't disappointed. They offered a choice of fries or salad as a side. Both... More 

Thank Toni H
Sarasota, Florida
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398 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Libby's is for anyone who likes fine dining at family restaurant prices. Aside from being greeted like a favorite relative, the food is outstanding. It is a pretty eclectic menu with gourmet touches that won't frighten a picky eater. There are also some Asian touches to give the menu some flair. I favor the signature meatloaf which is great but... More 

Thank JordanS8
Venice, Florida
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Recently had a business meeting held at Libby's with a group of eleven. They have a good menu and the food was great along with the service. They have a great meeting room separate from the main dining area which worked great for our group. Prices are comparable to other restaurants in the area. Good choice, good food for our... More 

Thank Beth L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

We haven't been to Libby's in quite some time so this revisit during summer was a good time to reacquaint ourselves with this nice restaurant. I had a salad with tropical dressing and a crab cake. We split some of their really good seasoned fries. It was good although not spectacular. We'll definitely be back and do so before the... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Lunch, dinner, brunch - the menu is great and a good vib atmosphere! Indoor and outdoor seating, and a great bar area.they have changed their menu recently and we enjoyed the change up, but still some of the favorites, to include a gluten free section on the menu!

Thank Jo L
Sarasota, Florida
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160 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

This a very nice restaurant with a wide range of food and wine, good service and an excellent location. Nothing stands out and it doesn't have a special theme - just very competent. Highly recommended and has a neat bar scene for post meal drinks.

Thank Mike D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1917 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239-3617
    (Hillview Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Within 1 block
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-487-7300
Lively and casually sophisticated Libby's Cafe + Bar has won over the hearts and palates of Sarasota diners and visitors since opening in October 2008. Its Modern American cuisine includes creative Asian and Italian influences with small and large plate options. Whether it’s enjoying a Happy Hour special, lunch, Sunday Brunch, dinner or a special occasion event in the private dining room, value, quality and service consistency is paramount for this family owned café that thrives on genuine hospitality.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?