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Captain Brian's Seafood Market

8421 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2015
+1 941-351-4492
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“fresh seafood” (44 reviews)
“lobster” (36 reviews)
“herring” (14 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8421 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2015
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had the blackened pompano fish plate and Baja fish tacos. Both were tasty and the salad bar was nice. We found this restaurant to be good, but not impressive. I wouldn’t go out of my way to come back.

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great friendly service, excellent freshly cooked seafood! Outstanding salad bar comes with the dinner!

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most of the diners were senior citizens and seemed to know the staff. The dining area looked dated. I ordered the shrimp and fish basket that came with coleslaw snd French fries. My husband ordered the Fried clam belly basket. Our food came right away....More

Thank TRAVELdglobenow
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On Friday evenings before 5:30 pm, Captain Brian's offers a special on a lobster dinner. What is usually extremely expensive becomes quite affordable. The lobster was delicious, and the service wonderful. Everyone was friendly and helpful. It's not a fancy place, but they did have...More

Thank Maddy V
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

The last time I was at Captain Brian’s Seafood Restaurant and Market was at least 20 years ago with my parents who raved about Captain Brian’s. Well, Captain Brian’s looks very different these days...gentrified...wish I had a photo to post from back then. But their...More

1  Thank Dee Hill M
Reviewed July 23, 2018

This is the second time our family & friends have eaten at this restaurant and we were not disappointed this time. We had a party of 15 family members and friends and we were seated immediately after calling ahead. This restaurant is not fancy or...More

Thank Rick I
Reviewed July 1, 2018

When the kids(40 something) visit they want to go here. Casual dining with good seafood and fresh catch. As close as we can get to the great coastal seafood market restaurants of New Jersey. Cape May, Ocean City, Atlantic City, Avalon etc. Low key with...More

Thank robertsE8370SW
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Great service, very yummy shrimp tacos for lunch. The decor is dated, definitely not a place for a romantic date, but fresh, tasty food.

Thank gg74075
Reviewed June 26, 2018

They have so many wonderful seafood (and others) choices. We always get the Haddock ('freshly flown in from New England") pan-seared. This could not be better, so light and delicate. We ask for the spinach (no garlic) as our side and it is lightly sauteed-scrumptious!...More

Thank Karenssaa
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

Upon entering a large space divided by a half-wall into a retail Fish Market and Restaurant one senses that this dining experience is going to be rather ordinary, and indeed, it was; from rain-stained ceiling tiles and large fluorescent light fixtures to a plainly utilitarian...More

Thank Jeffrey M
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Questions & Answers
Jacki L
June 15, 2016|
Response from LYULES |
Hi, 1.5; 1.75; 2 lb Maine lobster pricing for Friday, April 13, 2018 for 5 people? Any early bird specials in main lobster?
Helen P
July 15, 2015|
Response from Tremendous_Otis |
They now (April 2017) have beer and wine and a full bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8421 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34243-2015
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-351-4492
Captain Brian's Seafood Market & Restaurant is your local source for the freshest seafood in town. Let us prepare one of our Fresh Market Catch specials for you, or visit our Market and take it home. Our fresh Market Specials change daily and include lobster, fresh Florida jumbo shrimp, New England flounder and much, much more. Established in 1984, we bring fresh catches in daily and also have air shipments flown in everyday. Our other specialties include a live lobster tank, salad bar, the largest choice of fresh fish anywhere in the area, seafood platters for your party and fish and chips to go. Stop in today soon to see the fresh catches we just brought in.
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