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“Always special”

Farlow's On The Water
Ranked #5 of 110 Restaurants in Englewood
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: After you experience a meal at Farlow's On The Water, you'll find this restaurant will quickly become a favorite place for you, your family and friends.All our food is made fresh daily. We use the freshest fish and seafood, meats and produce we can find. Come and enjoy items from a menu that features a variety of delicious appetizers, entrees, desserts, tropical drinks, and gluten-free options. Choose from some of our signature dishes, such as Seafood Pie, our fresh catch fish selections, and beautiful salads, like our Cranberry Chicken Salad or our Crab Salad.The herbs used in our delicious dishes are grown in our garden here at the restaurant. You are welcome to tour the garden and allow your taste buds to be teased by the scent of parsley, basil and rosemary.Farlow's offers live music Wednesday through Sunday nights. Join us for a great meal filled with delicious food, refreshing drinks from our full bar, a beautiful view from our inside or open air dining rooms and fun entertainment.
Rotonda West, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Always special”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

We save Farlow's for special occasions, so we have a lot of special occasions!. It's too good to miss, lovely food, great service and value for money. Unmissable if you are in the area.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Sean F
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Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
This is fabulous to hear, Sean! Thanks for visiting us for all of your many special occasions, and we hope you'll continue to do so for many years to come. Your recommendation is very valuable to us, and we can't tell you how much we appreciate it. See you again soon!

All the best,
Laurie and Keith, Owners
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Englewood, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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“The place to be!”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

Today Jim Morris and the Big Bamboo Band was awesome. Far lows has great food, try the conch fritters they are excellent, as is everything else we have had. The staff is outstanding, the atmosphere is tropical, fun and don't miss the Voodoo juice. One of our favorites.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank shellseeker2000
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Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
We're so honored to be a favorite! Thank you for sharing this fabulous feedback, and for your loyalty. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed the music and that you love the food, atmosphere and service. We hope you'll be back very soon for more fun (and more Voodoo juice!).

Best,
Laurie and Keith, Owners
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Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews
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“Kudos to Farlow's”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

We brought a friend, visiting from Italy, to Farlow's last night and, not familiar with Californian Pinot Noirs, he ordered a bottle of wine that was not to his liking. Our server, Chris, showed admirable patience and went out of his way to find a wine to his liking. He consulted with the owner, Laurie, who advised on the wine and visited our table to ensure it was to our liking. This service alone, would justify 5 stars, but the fact that we were not charged for the first bottle of wine cements our rating. Oh, and the food was also excellent .... one of the best house salads we have had and the filet mignon was tender and cooked to perfection. If we have one complaint it is that smaller portions are not offered .... but, we came away with a doggy bag sufficient for another meal !!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Ottawan317
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Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
There's nothing more important to us than your comfort and happiness when you're dining here, and it was our pleasure to help you find a wine that you loved. We're so glad that you enjoyed your salads and the filet as well. Our portions are generous indeed, but we've always been big fans of left-overs, and we never want anyone leaving hungry! Thank you for coming in and for sharing this wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you back someday soon.

All the best,
Laurie and Keith, Owners
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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“Our First Visit”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

This was our first visit to Farlow's and will likely not be our last. I started with the clam chowder which was superb. I then had the Macadamian-encrusted mahi-mahi salad, and while the fish was a bit dry, when dipped in the blue cheese dressing it was very tasty. The salad was huge, and I could not finish it which is unusual for me. My wife's chicken salad salad was very good; two large scoops of chicken salad on a bed of greens! The service was excellent; our server kept checking back to be sure we were OK. We were there for lunch, and it was very busy. I would recommend going early for either lunch or dinner.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank mjrunderwater
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Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
We certainly hope to see you again, and we're very glad to hear that your lunch was a success! We'll pass along your feedback about the fish to the kitchen, and we hope you'll give it another try next time. It's always our goal to fill you up and give you a delicious, satisfying meal, so we're happy to hear that you didn't leave hungry. Please come see us again soon for lunch or dinner -- we can't wait to have you back!

Best,
Laurie and Keith, Owners
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Venice, Florida
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“Excellant find!!”
Reviewed January 16, 2014

Farlow's has always intrigued us . Friends suggested it and we were blown away by the atmosphere for the outdoor dining. The setting would also be an excellent choice for lunch.
Reservations are only taken for parties of 8 or more. We were a party of four and were seating
within ten minutes. Definitely will return again.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Maryanne S
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Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
We can't wait to have you back, Maryanne! Thank you for sharing this lovely review. It's great to know that you and your party were so impressed with the atmosphere, and that you were seated so quickly. Please join us again soon for lunch or dinner; we look forward to it!

Best,
Laurie and Keith, Owners
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