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The Terrace at Surf Shack

328 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1321
+1 941-960-1151
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“tacos” (48 reviews)
“cornbread” (12 reviews)
“tiger shrimp” (4 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Bar
$$ - $$$
328 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1321
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A last minute reservation turned out to be a great meal with great service. We all tried the specialty taco and it was a hit. The shrimp app and Buffalo chicken app were also good.

Thank Kctravelers4
Reviewed 1 week ago

So we made a reservation for 20 at 6:00 on a Monday evening at the Surf Shack Terrace for two reasons; 1) we have always loved the food at Surf Shack (see my previous review) but this was our first visit to the Terrace; 2)...More

Thank Rich S
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

First time upstairs. Been downstairs (sat outside on the sidewalk) with our dog a few times and enjoyed ourselves Had a great time. Tacos were outstanding I had a hamburger taco and my wife had filet and shrimp taco both excellent. Service was a little...More

Thank Frank S
Reviewed May 30, 2018

We were very impressed with both the food and service here. Compared to other restaurants in the area, the prices were reasonable. We liked the taco menu, choosing different types to try. The portions we nice sized providing for a good value. Ask for a...More

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed April 27, 2018

Since we had previously eaten at and enjoyed that tacos in the first floor Surf Shack restaurant, we decided to try the upstairs Terrance. The upstairs is a bit more upscale with a full bar, subdued lighting and, of course, the piano bar. The menu...More

Thank James W
Reviewed April 26, 2018

Things started well with a delicious mango margarita and we loved the corn bread too. My husband’s seafood platter was big – 3 large pieces of cod in batter, plus 4 or 5 quite large coconut prawns, which were sweet and tender. I helped eat...More

Thank Janie M
Reviewed April 24, 2018

On vacation and staying near 'the Circle', we were attracted to this place due to the nightly live music and thought we might as well eat here as well for the full experience. We got a great table outside on the terrace and at first...More

Thank Rambler
Reviewed April 11, 2018

$4 Gourmet delicious tacos, On a beautiful Florida day,sitting on the terrace enjoying the ambiance of Lido Beach and chomping down on delicious $4 gourmet tacos .... what's not to like. The Surf Shack provided one of our more enjoyable holiday moments.

Thank collinrc
Reviewed April 7, 2018

Four of us arrived at 1:50 p.m. for HH at 2:00 p.m. The kind server allowed us the 10 minutes needed to peruse the menu and make our choices. Drinks and some food 1/2 price. My sister and I shared a picture of their White...More

Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Excellent tacos. Start at $4. “Jerk chicken” was alright, “banging shrimp” and “stake” were excellent. Half-price for drinks until $6 on weekdays. $3.50 glass of draft beer. Chips with melted cheese ... eat at your own risk - I see the dish as a tool...More

Thank KostyaAltman
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Questions & Answers
August 17, 2017|
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Response from SurfShackFlorida | Property representative |
Thank you for the question, yes we have a great kids menu. All items are $6.95 and come with fresh cut fruit, choice of fries or citrus rice and a beverage
September 18, 2016|
Response from Ken C | Reviewed this property |
Unsure. Call them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 328 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1321
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-960-1151
  • E-mail
Beautiful location with rooftop dining overlooking famous St Armand's Circle. The Terrace is part of Surf Shack Coastal Kitchen located downstairs. The Terrace features live entertainment nightly along with a great selection of craft cocktails, wines and beer. Available for private events The Terrace can accommodate seating for up to 60 outside and 40 inside. Order off the Surf Shack menu or from our daily specialties menu
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