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New Pass Grill and Bait Shop

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1505 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34230
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place for a lunch and does a great burger and reasonable sandwiches very nice spot to stop and watch the world go Very good value for money and worthy of recommendation

Thank andrew5779
Apollo Beach, Florida
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Terribly overrated. This is a bait shack with hamburgers that are nothing special. Fries were good but that was about it. They did try to charge us 91 dollars on a 55 dollar tab. It took two trips back to cashier who seemed lost to get it corrected. Sadly we had friends with us that we had told it sounded... More 

Thank Larry B
Longwood, Florida
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The only reason we visit New Pass is because of the location. The food is ok. Frozen fries, frozen burgers, okay sandwiches. The toasted BLT was served on bread that was not toasted. Plenty of bacon but just okay. The fried shrimp basket is good but nothing special. the view however is fabulous!!! Fantastic view. The boats pulling up to... More 

Thank Gina F
Hockessin, Delaware
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53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were out on the boat and stopped in for lunch. My wife had a BLT sandwich that was loaded with bacon. I had the grouper sandwich which came with fries. Sell beer and wine. Very informal, you order at the front window and they call your name. Will return.

Thank beachboundeddie
Atlanta, GA
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to give this place a shot one afternoon. One of my party is in a wheelchair and pretty good at adept at getting himself around, but this place just did not work for us. There is a ramp up to the small deck to the order window, but no place really to sit other than a few barstools... More 

Thank green-eyes70
Englewood, Florida
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fish sandwich was so greasy and overly fried. It just wasn't good. I also got a extra large root beer and within minutes after I gulped down the entire cup, my stomach felt nauseous. I suspect the soda dispenser lines haven't been cleaned as often as they should (which is once a month). There may have been some mold... More 

Thank Kalari11
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where else can you get bait and an excellent burger! Outdoor seating only on New Pass next to Longboat Key. Great breakfast sandwiches also!

Thank McLongboatKey
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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Don't expect much and you won't be disappointed. Everything is fried. Not particularly friendly and very informal. ...

Thank Art D
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for a fun and casual place on the water for a family lunch. Fun and casual but the food wasn't anything special. I had the shrimp basket and it was what you would typically expect -- nothing to write home about. My mom had the tuna salad in a tomato and loved it! Huge portion.

Thank Natalie D
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153 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Great little place by the water, all seating outside by the bay. Everything is great, scenery certainly helps. Great place for lunch and to have a couple of beers and enjoy the scenery, highly recommended if anywhere near the area, this place is what is great about Florida,

Thank TheAntiTourist

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, 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: 941-388-3050

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