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3501 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34239-6109
+1 941-362-3692
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“matzo ball soup” (23 reviews)
“corned beef” (27 reviews)
“rye bread” (19 reviews)
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American, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3501 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34239-6109
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Although we have been customers here for 15 years, my comments relate to catering. First, the Jewish style menu has become more and more generic over the years. Second, the cuisine still on the menu is still good but the catering order we placed was...More

Thank JordanS8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch today. Used discount coupon from mailer. Excellent lunch options. I had lean corned beef and side salad. Spouse enjoyed matzoh ball soap and a salad. Purchased 6 freshly baked pumpernickel bagels(only place in Sarasota can purchase quality pumpernickel bagels.) Also, took home half...More

Thank Gene S
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Gene, it brings us joy to hear that you enjoyed several of our most popular items! We're honored to have your support, and hope you will dine with us again soon in the near future.

Reviewed August 2, 2018

As others have warned us, the wait to get in to the restaurant is long. Today, the hostess didn't show up for the entire time we waited in line. Finally, a waitress sat us down. That didn't help much, since there was no waitress service...More

Thank asldn
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

We apologize for the wait you experienced, as we always strive to accommodate our guests in a timely manner. We do not take your disappointment in us lightly, and would like the chance to make this right. At your earliest convenience, please email us directly...More

Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

This was my second visit to TooJay’s. It’s an authentic Jewish deli with lots of good options. My friend had the matzo ball soup and said it was delicious. I had a Reuben on rye and enjoyed it very much. Prices are reasonable and you...More

Thank kimsonmerk
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

It's wonderful to hear that you and your friend enjoyed dining at our TooJay's! Our team cannot wait to welcome you back!

Reviewed June 3, 2018

My wife loves liver and onions (I don't) so when she sees it on a menu she orders it. She was very happy with her choice. It was a good portion and cooked perfectly. I had a burger and it came with the best cole...More

Thank NHtoFL
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Thank you so much for the incredible review! We're delighted to know that your wife enjoyed the Liver and Onions and that you were impressed by our flavorful burger! Thank you for sharing your great feedback.

Reviewed April 30, 2018

This was our first visit to TooJay's. We had the corned beef sandwich that was very good. They also offer take out and counter service.

Thank cam34293
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

We're thankful that you had such a positive experience with us! Thanks for the great review, and we look forward to building on this wonderful visit!

Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Monaday lunch, not too crowded, easy in and out. Great waiter (Andy), cold beer, good service and great food. Ruebens, rachael’s, corned beef, pastrami, sandwiches, shepard’s pie all looked good coming out of the kitchen. Small bar area and plenty of tables and booths. Bright,...More

Thank Kevin B
Tracy E, Manager at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Kevin, delicious food and great service is incredibly important to us, as is your generous review! Our handcrafted sandwiches and entrées are served with pride and our team appreciates your lovely words! Thank you for coming in, and please visit us again.

Reviewed March 25, 2018

Love the atmosphere and the food. It will remind you of classic kosher N.Y. delis ( even though it isn't kosher)

Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Elizabeth, our delicious NY Style entrées will not disappoint! Delicious food is what we aim for every day, so we love to hear that we hit the mark for you. Thank you taking the time to share!

Reviewed March 25, 2018

We had two meals at TooJays and if the second had been the first there would not have been a second. Our first trip was fine. We had an older, experienced waitress and the food and service was very good. Second trip was pretty bad....More

Thank nhdoc
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

We are incredibly saddened that your second visit with us was not a more accurate reflection of our standards for great service. This is absolutely not the kind of experience we want to offer, and we appreciate you sharing your honest feedback with us. Our...More

Reviewed March 11, 2018

Had pastrami sandwich which was good, a little fatty for me but tasty, The matzo ball soup was very good. They forgot the dressing on my salad in our take out order so a point off for that. COuld do worse.

Thank vacationisfun_8
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

We loved having you in for our tasty Pastrami sandwich and Matzo Ball soup! We do want to apologize for forgetting your salad dressing, and hope you'll be back again for a fully satisfying experience!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3501 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34239-6109
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-362-3692
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