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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Bar
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328 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236-1321
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a wonderful lunch there. The service was good and the parking was easy good even though it is high season. I have friends that come here Friday night for live music

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ZeebruggeExplorer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The entertainment in The Terrace is outstanding especially the pianist from England. However, that being said, the wait staff needs some additional training and there needs to be better publicity for the entertainment.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DRH0PS
Reviewed November 15, 2018

We sat upstairs at the edge of the deck with a view of St. Armand’s circle at night. Piano player played the peanuts theme song when he saw with our kids walk in which they enjoyed along with singing to our favorite, “sweet Caroline.” Food...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sophie L
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Party of 8 on the Terrace. Service was ok although the server was working a double and had too many tables, She was a bit frazzled. Food was, nothing special and a couple items were mixed up. Overall we pushed through and had a good...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jim V
Reviewed July 8, 2018 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.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Kctravelers4
Reviewed July 7, 2018

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

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 290jamesw
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

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank JanieM
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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|
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Response from KenC249 | 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
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
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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