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Big Water Fish Market

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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CASUAL DINING​
$12
SIESTA FISH SANDWICH
Blackened​ or grilled fish w/ sauteed spinach, onion, tomato & a homemade Siesta sauce. Best fish sandwich on the Island!
$13
GROUPER, SNAPPER OR MAHI SANDWICH
Blackened or grilled w/ lettuce, tomato & a homemade tarter sauce.
$12
CRAB CAKE SANDWICH OR PLATE
Homemade sauteed crab cakes w/ or without a toasted sesame seed kaiser roll w/ mixed greens, vine ripened tomatoes, & a spicy creole sauce. Best in Sarasota!
$15.50
FISH PLATE
Choose your fish from our display case, pick blackened or grilled. Fresh fish is served w/ 2 sides.
$22
GRILLED SCALLOP PLATE
1/2 pound of fresh grilled Jumbo New Bedford Scallops served w/ fresh steamed veggies of the day.
$12
FISH BURRITO
Grilled blackened fish, melted cheese, garlic aioli, pico, dirty rice, black beans, & mixed greens all rolled into a pico wrap.
$12
FISH TACOS
Two​ (2) grilled fish tacos on flour tortillas w/ homemade key lime coleslaw, pico salsa & an aioli sauce served w/ rice.
$9
“THE BIG TUNA”
Homemade fresh Tuna Fish salad w/ spring mix & tomato served as a salad or in a pico wrap.
$13
JACK’S FAMOUS FISH STEW
Fish stock & tomato based stew w/ fresh veggies & fresh local fish in every bite!
$12
SALAD WITH STEAMED SHRIMP OR GRILLED FISH
Steamed​ Florida white shrimp or fresh fish on a bed of mixed greens, tossed in a house vinaigrette w/ seasonal vegetables.
STEAMPOT​
$35 per person
CRAB LEGS, MUSSELS, SHRIMP, POTATOES & CORN
You can reserve a picnic table to enjoy a steampot w/ your family & friends. BYOB
STEAMHOUSE​
Steamed meals are served w/ red skin potato’s & fresh florida Corn on the cobb or seasonal veggies of the day.
All steamed seafood is cooked in a garlic scampi butter & served w/ lemon & cocktail sauce.
$13
2lb PEI MUSSELS
$13
2 DOZEN FLORIDA CLAMS
$16
1/2 lb WILD GULF PEEL-N-EAT SHRIMP
$15
1lb ALASKAN SNOW CRAB LEGS
$15
1 DOZEN STEAMED GULF OSYTERS
1lb FLORIDA STONE CRABS
Served hot or cold. w/ a mustard sauce. Season is Oct 15 thru May 15. Market price
RAW BAR​
RAW OYSTERS ON THE 1/2 SHELL
1/2 dozen, 1 dozen, market price
CEVICHE PLATE
$22 lb.
SASHIMI PLATE
$20 lb.
DESSERT​
MAMMA’s KEY LIME PIE - BEST IN FLORIDA!
$3 a slice
About
Big Water Fish Market opened its doors on 11/11/11 at 11am with owner Scott Dolan at the helm. We are near the south bridge on Siesta Key in the Crescent Beach Shopping Center next to Siesta Spirits liquor store. We are a retail fish market that specializes in fresh, wild, Florida seafood and we also offer a simple but delicious casual dining menu. We offer our customers the freshest fish, seafood, and produce available in a clean boutique style market. In addition, we carry a variety of specialty spices, sauces, and products to compliment your seafood. If you ever want something that we don't have in stock, just let us know and we will make some calls. In most cases we can get it to you the
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $22
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
CUISINES
Seafood, Soups
FEATURES
Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the best grouper sandwiches I've ever eaten. Great atmosphere. Cozy and authentic. Friendly and attentive staff.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is the best. Each time we come here we are not disappointed. Nothing fancy at all but the staff is excellent and food even better! Love love love!!!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank paulat15
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fresh fish! Whether your picking up from their selection of fresh caught fillets or letting them prepare it for you to dine in. Don’t miss picking up some of the Poke and seaweed salad for your next beach/boat picnic.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank SilkCityJohn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bisque was greasy. Me and a other couples fish was dry and over cooked. Fresh fish selection to buy was overpriced compared to others near them. Good service. But a lot of other great restaurants around. Wasn’t impressed, and dirty.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank FayeMyer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I tried this restuarant from a friends recommendation and loved it. My wife and I shared this tuna poke dish and it was amazing. There was actually more of the tuna before I took the picture. We have eaten there several times...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Seamus B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small seafood eatery packs a big punch! From stone crab to grouper this restaurant is all 5 stars and more. You got to try the pepper/vinegar on your fries - scrumptious.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Bluelou09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The seafood is fresh and prepared well. I had the red grouper, which was perfectly cooked. One weak link was the vegetables-- sparse and a mixed bag as far being cooked properly. Beans undercooked, but cauliflower perfect. Pretty basic though. My son had the shrimp...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank fnulnu12345
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Very small about 8 tables or carryout. Food is very fresh & prepared perfectly. Will definitely go again.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank SunObsessed_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited 03/26/2019 Walked over to BWFM for a bite after visiting Clearwater and their beaches, ending up at Fort De Soto Park. (That is someplace you might want to visit if you're in the area.) But I digress... We got here about 6:30 and put...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank conradb2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quick walk from the Tropical Beach Resort. Very fun and unique space as you eat right in the fish market. Very cute inside and friendly staff. Seafood we had was very good. Prices appropriate for what you get. Would definitely go again!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Alan H
April 25, 2017|
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Response from wuz4me | Reviewed this property |
cannot bring your own. have reasonably priced wine, but don't expect too much. food and service was above average in our opinion. Very casual. we even bought some salmon to grill at home the next day and it, too, was... More
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February 19, 2017|
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September 15, 2016|
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BRING YOUR OWN BEER (you can buy alcohol nearby and carry it in to enjoy with your meal)
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