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Boatyard Waterfront Bar and Grill

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1500 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-3718
+1 941-921-6200
Fri - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After trying to plan our rehearsal dinner at another restaurant for two months, a week before our son's wedding, they still had not given me a final menu or price. All I had been given was a list of excuses. Because we were coming from out of town, I decided to cancel and find another restaurant I felt I could... More 

Thank Stacy K
St. John's, Canada
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard about this restaurant for some time and always wanted to try-it (sort of a Woody's / Sloppy Pelican in St. Pete's). Well, must to my satisfaction, it did not disappoint. Of course, it is not a 5 star restaurant and you should not expect it. But if you are looking for a nice place to kick back,... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us found this restaurant average at best. The menu sounded better than we found the food to be. The salad quality was mediocre at best with yellow lettuce and small shrimp. The flounder was overcooked and flavorless. The service was OK but if we wouldn't have been the only customers at 5:30 PM on Friday, the one server... More 

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Havant, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had driven over the bridge all week and not spotted this little gem of a restaurant until our last evening and thank heavens we did! As the pictures show the setting is just perfect with a lovely waterside deck to eat and also a characterful inside I had the beer battered haddock and my partner had a steak and... More 

Thank MK1928
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service OK but a little slow. Food - average. There was some kind of disco / dance going on in the bar adjolining the restaurant when we visited one weekend. It was too loud & too many drunken people shouting and singing. Beware the Traditional Cobb Salad. It has no egg and no avocado !! Some tradition !!!

Thank Tom2626
Siesta Key
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located just before the Siesta Key south bridge, the restaurant has a very nice outdoor deck overlooking the inter coastal. Menu has a large choice of seafood entrees. Our waiter was very friendly. A casual place to have a cocktail at the bar or dinner with friends.

Thank Maurice M
Lake Wales, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large white shrimp boiled to perfection in a secret blend of seasonings and a Ruby Leisure (Grapefruit Vodka, Orange liqueur and ruby red grapefruit topped with a touch of Sprite) ..... still dreaming of the experience and returning. The restaurant is the perfect place to hang out on the deck or in air conditioning while waiting for your friends and... More 

Thank Dibangel
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Food was wonderful! The mussels appetizer was popular, even with our picky eater. The seafood was all very, very good. There are lots of Windows with great views! And the drinks from the bar were well made and worth the cost.

Thank Sarah C
Newark, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

The perfect place to dine. The view's and the food make a perfect combination. The food was very fresh and the service was great.

Thank michellerdavis
Massillon, Ohio
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

It is okay. I had the fish and chips. The Cole slaw was dry and lacked flavor. The haddock was good. Caesar salad was good. They need more inside tables or a way to cool the outdoor area. Tonight the outdoor temp is 88.

Thank shersilvey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-3718
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-921-6200
A unique blend of casual and elegance, the Boatyard Waterfront Bar & Grill offers a dining experience unlike any you've ever experienced.
Our waterfront dining room brings the outdoors in with an interior that opens completely to the waterfront.
Outside, dockside seating offers glimpses of docile Manatees, playful Dolphins and elegant yachts. You can't find a better piece of paradise-dine and drink on the water while taking in the local majestic views of Little Sarasota Bay on Siesta Key's famous South Bridge.
In addition to taste-tempting dinner and lunch menus with something for every taste, appetite and budget, The Boatyard Bar & Grill offers Siesta Key's outstanding menu complete with the freshest-available oysters, crack-and-peel shrimp and other delicacies from the sea. Daily seafood and regional specialties' also are available.

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