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“Great Live Music - Dance - Late Night”

The Jacaranda Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sarasota County Florida
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great Live Music - Dance - Late Night”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

We went here to see the band and enjoy evening drinks at the bar two nights while staying on Sanibel The Chicago band caters to people who love to dance and enjoy a fun time...we did!! The bartenders were cool and many people came here for dinner and stayed after to hear the band. This is a great place to go with all ages (21-70) dining, dancing and having fun.

  • Visited June 2014
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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Happy hour and snowcrab”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

Happy hour cocktails and snowcrab, whats not to like. Usually live music later on great place to have fun with friends.

The tuna sushi is also a favourite. Great service, nothing too much trouble. Can't wait to return on my next trip to lovely Sanibel.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Bren181254
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Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“One of the best meals that I ever had at a restaurant”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

This restaurant has been around 50 years. If you want the most amazing seafood and steaks, come here! I am an armature chef, so we hate going out to eat because it always seems like an expensive disappointment. Well, not at the jacaranda. I really don't know why there are reviews about how expensive everything is. Good seafood is not cheap. I ordered the best crab cakes that I have ever tasted (no fillers, only real crab) and cost was $25. My husband ordered the prime rib and that was $32. If you are a fan of lobster bisque, this place makes the best one ever with chunks of real lobster and some sherry on the side. Puts any other lobster bisque to shame.
This place also has live entertainment in their lounge and a lounge menu. If you come to the lounge during happy hour, there are half priced drinks and $6 seafood appetizers.
The inside of the restaurant is not much to look at, as it is in need of some updating, but when the food is this good, who cares?

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Bren K
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Mason, OH
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243 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Nice special occasion restaurant”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

We dined here for Father's Day at the recommendation of staff at the condo complex. It was not their first recommendation or our first choice because many restaurants were closed on Sundays, however it was a nice meal. It is pricy and there was nothing that was super special about the meals, but we all enjoyed what we had for dinner. I probably enjoyed my meal the least mahi/shrimp combo as the blackened seasoning was very salty to me, the fish was very good. My husband said his steak was outstanding and my in laws liked their salmon and grouper. The meals do come with a salad and starch, although the potatoes were pretty small. The restaurant has been around for a long time and is starting to show some age, but it was a nice place to celebrate Father's Day.

  • Visited June 2014
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kentucky
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food but overpriced”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

The seafood at Jacaranda was great! I highly recommend it. But, the value for money is not as great - I dont recommend going with kids here - but for a date night, its a fun place with good food.

Visited November 2013
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1 Thank sdlynn1
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