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“Awesome Salad” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Farlow's On The Water

Farlow's On The Water
Ranked #5 of 105 Restaurants in Englewood
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
“Awesome Salad”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014

Just had to let all know that they have one of the best saleds that I have ever had. It is the Macadamia Chicken Salad. It is a chicken breast covered with a Macadamia Nut breading served over fresh greens with strawberries and Granny Smith apple slices. I am not doing it justice with my description but my mouth is watering just thinking about it. If you are in Englewood at lunch time do yourself a favor and go to Farlow's for this salad. Yum!

Visited May 2014
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Thank George K
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Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review, May 23, 2014
We're so glad you loved the salad, George, and we hope you'll come in again soon for another! We'd love to have you, and we truly appreciate this excellent review and your heartfelt recommendation.

All the best,
Laurie and Keith, Owners
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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34 reviews
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“Need vegetarian options!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014

I have been to this restaurant many, many times and have always had great service, wonderful atmosphere, and it is our "go to" restaurant in the area for special occasions. It will remain a favorite as the rest of my family for the most part really enjoyed their meals as usual. However I recently (4 months ago) became a strict vegetarian, and was at first happy to see they had a main dish called Chefs Vegetable Orgy. I ordered it anticipating it would be prepared with as much effort as the rest of the delicious meat and seafood options. It could have been an awesome dish, but was not prepared correctly, the Portobello mushroom was seriously burnt to a crisp. The waiter was kind enough to bring me another one, but the replacement was swimming in balsamic vinegar, and not edible either. The charred mushroom left the charred flavor on everything else on my plate, so I left with almost a full plate I couldn't eat. I ask politely that the chef work on the vegetable entrée so it will appeal to the vegetarians and vegans that dine there. Most of us really like the taste of our vegetables lightly cooked, lightly seasoned, so there is no need to load it down with sauces, (and no butter, dairy, and no eggs will keep most of us real happy). Yes, I was disappointed, but I will go back and give it another try, since I have been going there for a long time..

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Treasures941
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Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review, May 23, 2014
Your feedback has been duly noted, and we truly appreciate it. We want everyone to dine happily here and leave feeling satisfied, and we'll certainly work until we make that happen for vegetarians as well. Please do come see us again soon -- we look forward to perfecting your experience!

Best,
Laurie and Keith, Owners
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Masontown, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
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“Waiting and waiting and still waiting!!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014

The outside atmosphere was nice, some music and covered patio. The food seemed pricey for what you got but it tasted good. The service was VERY s l o w!!!!!!!!
You cannot make reservations but usually the wait is quite long--you can "call ahead" but this was explained that it was not considered a reservation(yeah I know--explain that again!!!!) and different ppl who answer the phone tell you different things about this "non reservation" policy. So once we got to the restaurant, we talked to the hostess about this non reservation policy and she said--well that is how it is. She took us to our table and literally threw the menus around the table and slammed the silverware/napkin settings down on top of the menus--she DEF was ticked about something and rude!!!!And then THE WAIT!!!!!! Oh dear lord----the waiting on the food is not worth it---go somewhere else!!!! Several tables around us were waited on after us, had eaten and were leaving and we still hadn't gotten our food(only five ppl in our party!) very disappointing!!!!!!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank SusanS1204
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Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
This is very strange, and we'll certainly look into it. As you've said, it seems the tables around you were receiving prompt service, so you can tell that great service is the norm for us. Clearly something was going on with your server, and we'd love to look into what that was. Thanks for the feedback, and we assure you that your next visit will be complete with excellent service -- just like everyone around you was getting!

Best,
Laurie and Keith, Owners
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“Great food, very very slow service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Love going to farlows, took family there & the experience wasn't as good as it normally is, food was amazing as always but the service was really slow took over an hour for our food, for what we had shouldn't have taken that long & they weren't busy. We will be back but I hope the service is a lot better

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kristy P
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Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
We love and appreciate our loyal regulars, Kristy, and we're very sorry if you had a slow service experience here. We hope you'll judge us on all of your experiences, not just the exception to the rule! Please visit us again soon so that we can give you the usual five-star treatment, and we sincerely hope you'll consider updating your review based on all of your times here.

Best,
Laurie and Keith, Owners
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Sebring, Florida
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Ok food, average prices, slow service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014

It was very busy the evening we went. We ended up waiting almost an hour to get our food once it was ordered. They have an interesting selection of different kinds of fish prepared nicely. We ordered a calamari appetizer which was huge, but very salty. I tried the hogfish, but found that the taste of the fish itself was overwhelmed by too many different added on flavors. The staff was attentive and friendly. The location was very nice with inside or outside dinning, great atmosphere, live music, abd a deck overlooking the water. I would go back again for the location and atmosphere and to try some different dishes, hopefully the service will have improved.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Alan F
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Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
This is unusual feedback for us, Alan, and we're so sorry you weren't happier with your visit. We truly hope you do decide to return, as we're confident we can improve and perfect your experience. We'll pass along all you feedback, and we hope to welcome you again soon.

Best,
Laurie and Keith, Owners
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