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Original Word of Mouth

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6604 Gateway Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231-5806 (Formerly Word of Mouth)
+1 941-925-2400
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've not visited Word of Mouth for ages. The restaurant was very close to a meeting location so I stopped by for lunch. The breakfast items were more pricey than I remember but were delicious. The cinnamon rolls were just as wonderful as I remembered.

Thank Dan K
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was I really invisible as I sat at the counter or just ignored? When a guest has to wait 10 or more minutes to be acknowledged at a breakfast counter, something is radically wrong with the service! Come on servers at Word of Mouth, wake up and take notice of your counter guests!!! I said something to the owner once... More 

Thank Mary S
Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was so excited to meet my friend here for "brunch". She was hell bent of having some grits, LMAO, anyway I met her there, when I first walked in, I thought to myself (this is a quaint little place.) Has a counter with some bar stools when you first walk in..........no tables. Immediately upon walking into the diningroom, I... More 

Thank allspice1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had lunch one day, it was soo good I returned breakfast the next day! This an mouth watering experience I.would definitely encourage!

Thank Jachelle B
Deerfield Beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very good, reasonably priced breakfast/brunch place near Gulf Gate Blvd and Tamiami Trail. Service is really good and there is a large variety.

Thank AlanHNYG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a late lunch at this place. I had breakfast of eggs, fried potatoes and toast and my husband had biscuits and gravy. He said it was delicious! We will be back for sure next time we are in Siesta Keys.

Thank 400debl
Jefferson City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This isn't just plain breakfast. Just about every item has some distinct flair and flavor. The pancakes are large and quite fluffy, the frittata was exceptional. The only average item we had was the sausage. I will try the bacon next time and hope it's not "just like Walmart" packaged variety. Big mugs of coffee are a real plus.

Thank plivingston
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I am a fan of breakfast. Very easy to find breakfast out but not so easy to find exceptional places. Ate at the counter, just like in the 'olden days and had a blast. My wife had the salmon, which I personally find unappetizing for breakfast but she adored it. Chinese...you know.

Thank Kenneth J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Had Belgian waffles with eggs and turkey sausage. Hubby had country Benedict. The gravy is so good!! Mm this place is so bomb.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Best breakfast Great atmosphere Such a huge assortment to choose. All breads, meats home cooked and made. Cinnamon roll French toast yummy as well as Eggs Benedict, and homemade granola with yogurt and fruit! Highly recommend this hidden gem.

Thank Dq117
Mario M, Owner at Original Word of Mouth, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We certainly appreciate. It's a great motivation for all of us ,to hear you enjoyed the Food. Looking forward to welcome you back. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $16
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6604 Gateway Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231-5806 (Formerly Word of Mouth)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-925-2400
Word of Mouth diners are know to come for Word of Mouth's breakfast alone, which features several varieties of pancakes, blintzes, crepes and the awe-inspiring Three Amigos Breakfast Burrito. The lunch menu serves a variety of yummy soups, sandwiches and salads. Open for breakfast and lunch.

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