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Big Water Fish Market

6641 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2508
+1 941-554-8101
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh fish” (139 reviews)
“grouper sandwich” (102 reviews)
“seafood” (139 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6641 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2508
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Reviewed yesterday

My rating is totally due to my personal preferences on where I like to go to have dinner. We did try lunch there and found that a couple items we wanted to order were out of stock. When we went there with family for dinner...More

Thank Trish J
Reviewed yesterday

This place has it all together. Someone in the kitchen really knows what they are doing--keep it simple, serve it fast, and make it good. If you are a lover of seafood done right, you will overlook the picnic tables and long wait and the...More

Thank StepMorris1
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped in for a casual dinner after walking on the beach. Kids and adults all had a version of the Grouper as a rueben, rachel, and grilled. Not one bite left!

Thank travelingfamily1767
Reviewed 6 days ago

Popped into the market to get some shellfish and although tiny on the inside, the menu looked appealing and it was busy, always a good sign, so we bought our clams and mussels, took them home, cooked them in white wine and garlic, and I...More

Thank Poetman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For seafood...I would say on a national comparison this is good to very good. I would say on a Siesta Key comparison this is very good to excellent. There is a wait since it is a small place and they don’t take reservations.

Thank cercis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This very small fish market is an excellent option for fresh seafood. The staff is very friendly. The Grouper sandwich is outstanding. Expect to wait a little while but I can attest that it is worth it. The place won’t break the bank either. Save...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate dinner and lunch here while staying for a little over a week and a condo across the street. At dinner we both had the mahi-mahi special which was fresh off the boat and cooked perfectly. For lunch had the bisque and grouper po-boy....More

Thank William C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best fish dinner I’ve had all week. There was eight of us and we ordered different things. No one was disappointed. The portions were large and easy to share. The wait staff was very busy but kept up with the customers. A unique place where...More

Thank 372jrob
BigWaterFishMarket, Owner at Big Water Fish Market, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm happy a good time was had by all. That is our intention, and quality food

Reviewed 1 week ago

The seafood here was worth the wait. It was one of the best fresh fish meals I have eaten in Florida. And fresh vegetables came with the meal; not the usual french fries that American restaurants feel the need to serve with everything. The restaurant...More

Thank sujocaha12
BigWaterFishMarket, Owner at Big Water Fish Market, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sounds like you could of squeezed out 1 more star. Just sayin. We are glad you enjoyed your meal and thanks for compliments

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fish tacos are as good as advertised! The cucumber salad as a side was excellent although quite small. I think the fries might be the better accompaniment. We also ordered a couple pounds of stone crabs which they cracked for us. Amazing. They are...More

Thank Jski529
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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
Norm A
February 19, 2017|
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Response from BigWaterFishMarket | Property representative |
September 15, 2016|
Response from Patrick S |
BRING YOUR OWN BEER (you can buy alcohol nearby and carry it in to enjoy with your meal)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $22
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6641 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2508
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Siesta Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-554-8101
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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 were voted "Best Grouper Sandwich" on the island in 2013 and we serve fresh, made-to-order meals until 6:45pm on weekdays and until 6:00pm on Saturdays and it's always BYOB! Come in and try a Seafood Steampot with crab legs, shrimp, clams, mussels, potatoes and corn on the cobb or any of our other great selections. 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 next day. Whether you live here or you're visiting beautiful Siesta Key, please visit the Big Water Fish Market for all your FRESH seafood needs!
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