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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Reviewed May 23, 2021 via mobile

Seafood like no place else. The Monkafellars are great. Best place to watch a hockey game in Sarasota. Say hello to Keoni.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 14, 2021

We decided on Monks based on Trip Advisor reviews. I was not sure my GPS was working right as we entered this little side street. We saw a number of little restaurants and by the end of the street we found Monks. We sat outside...and got a drink and while the menu was small, it had little neck clams which is my wife's flavor of the month. She ordered a couple dozen and we also ordered the shrimp, seafood bisque and Monk Bread. It was soooo good we ordered the whole thing again. We left fat and happy. The prices were quite decent. Our server was friendly and efficient.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 5, 2021 via mobile

If you are in the mood for steamed shellfish, look no further. They rock, and the Oyster Monkafella is Incredible... always fresh and tasty.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 5, 2021 via mobile

Cool ambience, laid-back for the quality and delivery of dishes were fantastic! If you’re looking for a no-frills cool bar with good oysters, shrimp, muscles and crawfish this is the place to be! Food was excellent for a bar, Abom was it wonderful waiter, and...value for the money was perfect! Looking forward to our next return recommend the Cajun crawfish, jumbo shrimp, for the combo platter!. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed January 31, 2021

This is a place you go for great seafood appetizers. No dress up here.peal and eat shrimp and mussels outstanding. Ice cold beer and wine. Very good service!

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 7, 2020 via mobile

Always AMAZING Shellfish... the Monkafella Oysters are incredible as are the garlic shrimp and muscles... Great staff, lot of fun.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 27, 2020 via mobile

The best seafood you will find anywhere! Plus a killer dessert that will just top your dinner. The shrimp is great and in a garlic better. The entire concept is just steamed seafood nothing else!!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 26, 2020 via mobile

Lived the personal Playlist. “Amy”. The clams were awesome. Only wish I had som crushy bread to soak up that fab garlic butter. Crackers worked in a pinch. Oysters didnt need anything but a squirt of lemon. Bigger gulf coast ones tasted great with the...addition of a lil horseradish. You know oyster livers what I mean. Good oysters stand alone on their lovely liquor. Guys that took care of me at the bar. I felt the love. Thanks. ❤️💋😘 Ill be back!!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 24, 2020 via mobile

Monk’s is the most legit oyster/steamer bar around. Small establishment and the 3 guys running the shows were BEASTS. Well oiled machine for sure to be able to handle allll the patrons with just 3. Food was excellent and VERY reasonably priced. Tyler knows how...to make some good drinks! Can’t wait to come back!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed June 14, 2020 via mobile

Been 3 places this afternoon cruising. This place has the best service, the best steamed seafood AND the best policing of social distancing. Not invasive, just "Welcome, 5 of you? Let's have you sit over here." Pleasant, fast and good pours. Why wouldn't you come...here?More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 7, 2020 via mobile

Why ruin good seafood? We have had really good steamed seafood at other restaurants and at our own home. We found this place to be very disappointing mostly because they completely soak their food in oil. Cheap oil at that. They also serve fake butter...to dip the over steamed crab legs in. The crawfish had soaked up so much oil it was more like drinking them rather than eating. They were left on the plate. We spent $90 and left hungry. One and done.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 1, 2020

I've been going to Monk's for 20 years now. The bartenders are good but waiters have attitudes and the Gulf Gate area has become really bad there. Homeless people in area. Multiple tattoo parlors. Dirty!

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020

Went last weekend, and had steamed clams. Only $6 a dozen! They even offer to go raw clams, for $3 a dozen, that you can make at home. Friendly staff, place is okay, but food is great!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

LOVE this place. Bartenders are entertaining and hard-working. Oysters Monkafella are AMAZING! Go here every year when on vacation in Sarasota.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 3, 2020

Great bar service with a smile. Super price for steamed mussels and other bar bite seafood. I love coming here!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Their website lists Monday hours as 3pm - 12am
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Response from Chasman2018 | Reviewed this property |
They are supposed to be like oyster Rockefeller. Except monkefeller. There cooked with cheese and butter
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Frequently Asked Questions about Monk's Oyster Steamer Raw Bar

Yes, Monk's Oyster Steamer Raw Bar offers takeout services.

Monk's Oyster Steamer Raw Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5