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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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Longboat Key, Florida
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Loveland, Ohio
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113 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Kentwood, Michigan
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank BrinksLawFirm
Fort Qu'Appelle
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70 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

A good place to get the freshest fish & chips. No fancy dining but the food is good and the beer is cold.

Thank photogs2
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

Great grouper sandwich, great fries, cold beer and a very relaxing view from picnic tables on New Pass. This place has no frills so don't expect any. Order at a window, pick up at a window and find a place in the sun or shade to relax.

Thank Richard L

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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
Kids, Scenic view, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?