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“Maybe Again Next Year”

Farlow's On The Water
Ranked #5 of 114 Restaurants in Englewood
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed March 8, 2014

Told my brother how good Farlow's was, but not this year....Had 7 in our party. Couldn't get resevation...needed 8! Waited at restautant for 1 1/2 hour and still ended up having to eat seperate [6 and 2]. My brother and sister-in-law were the two eating at a seperate table and had this experience...."Farlows on the Water in Englewood, Fl. This was the worst service at a restaurant we have ever had. All I ordered was a bowl of soup and appetizer. Soup came out but no appetizer. I reminded waitress. Still no appetizer. Ask for bill. No bill. Asked again. Manager came over, apologized and compt our meal. No reason for this. Never again."

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Thank DaveCarol_12
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Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2014

We're terribly sorry for the issue with seating your party, and for the long wait time. We do get quite busy, and we're not always able to accommodate large groups without reservations. As for the issues with your brother's service, please let him know that we'll look into this. We hope you'll consider giving us another chance to offer the service you and your family deserve -- we're confident we can impress you again and prove your word to your brother!

Best,
Laurie and Keith, Owners

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Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

It is hard to comment on perfection but I am going to any way!
All meals were top notch except for one over cooked steal. Manager Ryan not only replaced the steak but he cooked it too.
Ryan is one of the best managers I have met in some time. Thank you for your attention to details!

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Thank Thomas D
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Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2014

We can't possibly thank you enough for this glowing review, Thomas, and we'll be certain to share it with Ryan. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your meal with us, and we hope you'll be visiting us again in the very near future. We look forward to having you!

All the best,
Laurie and Keith, Owners

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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Farlow's has it all! Its the best! Great menu, lots of special drinks, pleasant ambiance, great wait staff and one heck of a great chef. Snowbird season is a bit tough and you will probably experience a long wait but from April until December you will experience a great dining bouquet.

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Thank Michael B
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Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2014

We're so happy to hear this excellent feedback, Michael, and very flattered that you consider us the best! Please continue to dine with us, and we'll work hard to perfect your experiences here and to earn that final star. If there's anything specific we can do to make that happen, please let us know!

Best,
Laurie and Keith, Owners

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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Our evening was excellent. There were 9 of us and our food was all great, and our waitress was great. Our only negative is that they allow smoking in the outdoor dining section and the wind was blowing smoke into our faces from other tables. They do have pull down screens that did help some. Coming from Mass, we are not used to smoking in any sections of public places so maybe we are spoiled.

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Thank autotrip
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Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2014

We're very sorry that you were downwind of some smokers, and we hope it didn't impact your meal too much! It's great to hear that your service was so good and that your food was great. We hope you'll be back to dine with us again when you're next in the neighborhood -- we all look forward to welcoming you!

All the best,
Laurie and Keith, Owners

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

This restaurant has been known for many years as a place to eat that does not disappoint. It has a nice ambiance, good waitstaff, music many days of the week, and most important, a menu that pleases a variety of palates. It is one of our "go to" places that we enjoy.

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Thank Hersheychunk
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Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2014

We're so thrilled to be a go to stop for you! Thanks for making that so, and for taking the time to let us know. We'll keep working hard to serve you delicious food and deliver excellent service, and we hope to remain on your go to list for many years to come.

All the best,
Laurie and Keith, Owners

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