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“We weren't able to get a table...but will try again!”
Review of Owen's Fish Camp

Owen's Fish Camp
Ranked #16 of 1,038 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
FL
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“We weren't able to get a table...but will try again!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

I'm not sure if this is fair to even rate a place where we did not dine. All I'm saying is this place looked fun! We tried to get a table for 8 on a Saturday night around 8 pm (not even sure I would say this was peak tourist season) and we were told there was no way that was going to happen. A table for 3 or 4 was going to take about 2 hours. I did try to call ahead but no one was answering the phone. I don't know about the food, but definitely this place has some character(s). The young ladies at the front quickly recommended two sister restaurant properties and that was helpful to accommodate our hungry crew. Parking seems to be a bit messy and tight. Live music was playing and folks looked happy. Would just do better planning next time!

  • Visited April 2013
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Bradenton, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
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“Relaxed Florida Style”
Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Have been twice and wasn't disappointed either visit. Food was right on, atmosphere was funky and fun. Wouldn't expect this type of place in the middle of a historic, downtown neighborhood in Sarasota. Loved the backyard where we enjoyed a couple playing a mandolin and guitar. It couldn't a have been better.

  • Visited May 2013
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Florida
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“Food was OK”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

The look is cool. The old Florida look, but the food was OK. Nothing too special. Not great, but not bad. It's the kind of place you can go after a long day of fishing with out having to go home and shower first... or maybe that's what the guys next to our table did. I had a pasta with scallops in a tomato sauce. It was good nothing to write home about. Service was good. My friend had the oyster po boy which he hated. Having been to another local place that sells the best po boys in town, I stayed away from it. It's a good place to hang out and have a beer and eat some food.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank travels-0-lot
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Owen's is Awesome!”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

We love Owen's Fish Camp! Great food and great atmosphere in downtown Sarasota. The seafood is fresh and delicious and the service is great. It gets pretty crowded during tourist season and we have had to wait for a table for 2 hours before. There's not a lot of parking in the area, so you usually have to park in a lot across the street and walk over. I find if you get there early (or avoid the weekend), it's not too bad. However, the food is more than worth it.

  • Visited January 2013
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
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“For a different dining experience”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

For a different dining experience, go to Owen's Fish Camp. Not easy to find on a small side street, but well worth the effort for the food and ambiance. Hard to park. First, we waited in the back yard for a table, kind of cool and different. Then, we sat outside on the front "porch" like you would if visiting an old friend, enjoying the evening air. The tables were a rustic metal! The service was very pleasant and prompt. The fish was great. Highly recommended for a unique dining experience.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Robert S
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