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Fins at Sharky's

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1600 Harbor Dr S, Restoran je samoj plazi pored Sharky a, Venice, FL 34285-3700
+1 941-999-3467
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We met longtime friends visiting Sarasota for sunset dining at Fins. We started with their calamari, which is very different than your normal calamari. It was delicious! Each of us ordered different entrees and we were all pleased with our choice. Great service from Lauren. And, oh, yes...great sunset over the gulf! Not inexpensive, but worth the splurge!

Thank Cindy C
Venice, Florida
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had tried this restaurant when they first opened and it was not very good. We have now been several times and they have not only resolved their startup problems but exceeded the norm for waterfront dining. The indoor and outdoor areas are clean and well maintained and the service is friendly and professional but the big draw for "foodies"... More 

Thank Dick L
Venice, Florida
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After making reservations, the entire evening flowed with just the right amount of time needed to experience each and every course to its perfection. Enjoying the excellent food with the extraordinary location, view and atmosphere guarantees an enjoyable dining experience.

Thank Elizabeth R
Saratoga Springs, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a spot. Great food. Great sunsets. Great bar and service. We wound up going back a few times. Not inexpensive, but they do have early bird small plates.

Thank andrewcN3236UD
Bellport, New York
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had an 8pm reservation. Finally sat down at.8:40pm. Host seemed uninterested at all. Had no apologies and just went about as nothing was the matter. Dinner took awhile as we had 12 in our party. Place closed at 10pm and staff started cleaning up around us while we were still eating.

Thank mrboals
Needham, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very impressed by Fins. Please note that although located above Sharky's , it is not the same casual beach bar , this is more upscale with creative cuisine. The prices reflect this. . The view is lovely for sunset either by the window or out in the porch. Fresh fish dominates the menu with the chefs touches for... More 

Thank redcap1951
Franklin, Wisconsin
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157 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had received a gift certificate and used it this trip. Four of us went and had the following: Dragon Roll Sushi- Generous portion. Enjoyed with the soy, ginger and wasabi provided. Lobster Bisque was enjoyed Romaine salad-Kind of a deconstructed Caesar with Bacon and grape tomatoes Scallops Rib Eye-He thought it was overcooked and a bit dry Filet- Asked... More 

Thank Rdsxfan
Englewood, Florida, United States
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday evening reservation for an inside table. We were seated promptly. The service was excellent and, unlike many beach located dining options we were not rushed. It was definitely what I would consider 'upscale' dining! The menu was very interesting. We started with the grilled octopus which was wonderful and our entrees were equally delicious. While the food and wine... More 

Thank Judy S
Watertown, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service and great scenery! Food and drinks were good!! Only advice is to go when they 1st open at 11:30am!

Thank Jennifer C
Sun City Center, Florida
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time here, sat on outside covered deck.In reply to other reviews, 2-21/2 hours is about right for leisurely gourmet meal, bottle of wine, view of sunset. Not at all "foo foo", business casual or Sunday attire will work (ladies, a chance to wear nice accessories.) Though even if you want to arrive straight from the car wash, you will... More 

Thank Donna L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $60
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Valet Parking
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 Harbor Dr S, Restoran je samoj plazi pored Sharky a, Venice, FL 34285-3700
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-999-3467

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?