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New Pass Grill and Bait Shop

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1505 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34230
+1 941-388-3050
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always get a breakfast sandwich when I go to get bait, cant beat it. Have heard the burgers are really good at lunch

Thank David W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You may ride by it. It is a dump, but trust me, it is the bomb! Good location. Fast service. Price is fair for a vacation area. Worth your time and money.

Thank dennymonk
Newerpass, Owner at New Pass Grill and Bait Shop, responded to this review

Hey Denny, Thanks for your kind comments! We are proud to be your favorite "dump-bomb" lol! See you soon! More 

Longboat Key, Florida
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Grab a burger or fish sandwich at the window, and take it a few steps to a picnic table right on Sarasota Bay. Watch fishermen bring in & clean their catch. Quiet & serene. A good stop after Mote Marine Aquarium about a minute away!

Thank 1445gmdlbk
Brecon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Restaurant on the sea shore, good food, a little rustic, but not pretending to be a swish eatery, good sized portions of tasty food.

Thank tonypascoe53
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

With the bait shop next store, this surprising eatery has cold beer and quality seafood in a unique setting by the bridge. I enjoyed the fish and chips (excellent) and my daughter liked the shrimp basket. Although typical in construction, the food was yummy and the fries were excellent. Fun view of the water and the charters coming in. We... More 

Thank Drew S
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

I used to really like this place but the ladies working behind the counter have gotten really grouchy of late. It has a nostalgic feel and is right on the water which is awesome, but the staff needs to get their happy face back on. I have taken clients there many times and the last few times have been less... More 

Thank Jane J
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

We stopped by New Pass Grill for lunch after a visit to the MOTE Marine aquarium in Sarasota. Very casual, orders taken at a window and seating is all outside with nice water views. An array of birds were entertaining us as we waited for our lunch and while dining. There were pelicans, herons, and egrets to watch who all... More 

Thank 11summergirlva
Loveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

This is a fun little restaurant with beauti views of sarasota bay. Fries and the burgers are great.!

Thank redhawk47988
Sarasota, Florida
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

I don't know, I always like going here on sunny day when I'm in the area on my scooter..It's chill. You order with the cashier, than you sit and wait to be called. It's convenient, not expensive at all and it's pretty good quality. You get water front seating and beer! what could be better? It's not a fine dining... More 

1 Thank jennifer L
Kentwood, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

On water. Wonderful food. Fair prices. Local place which tourists have discovered. And getting to and from is fun. Surrounded by interesting sights and shops. Not to be missed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1505 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34230
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-388-3050

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