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“Much better choices around”
Review of Trader Vic's - CLOSED

Trader Vic's
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Florida
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Much better choices around”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Not sure how this place has so many positive reviews. The service – from the hostess with a surly attitude to the rest of the staff that make it seem to be amateur night.

We’ve eaten here on a number of occasions, always hoping to hit upon something unique and good. They have a broad menu that seems to lack direction – but the bottom line is that everything is average at best. I think its best described as “fast food” with waitress / waiter service.

Pick another place and most likely it would be an improvement.

  • Visited February 2013
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3 Thank GymHigh
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Sarasota, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Place is always hoppin, had a great time with family. Computers crashed so had to wait a while for the bill. Seems like they should offer a drink or desert since we were forced to wait quite a while.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank yhannon
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florida
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Average food, average prices, superior service”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The decor is standard Trader Vic's - a little tacky, but nice. Had a lunch gathering for ten men. The food was suitable and prices were in line with other chains. The important thing is that the service was really superior. All orders came out at same time and all diners were satisfied with their meals. The waiter checked in us three times and the manager stopped by twice. I noticed there were several other groups of six or more, and all of seemed to be getting the same superior level of service. Unless you are expecting something exotic on the menu, you will not be disappointed or overcharged.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank dcb1Florida
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Port Charlotte, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful Restaurant & great food & happy hour !”
Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

Love this restaurant . It's nicely decorated w/ an island theme and tikis , it makes me feel like I'm in vacation in Hawai
They have an outdoor sitting overlooking a lake
Their BBQ wings and their jambalaya are excellent
They also have a good happy hour - all day
Very reasonably priced
Good food , good service
I recommend this restaurant to everyone .

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Thank Angela M
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“All day happy hour”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Yes, the guy at the stoplight holding the all day happy hour sign got us to go to Trader Vic's. It was a good decision. Friendly staff and waitress along with a great shrimp fajiata you can't go wrong. They also have a nice big patio area overlooking a pond. Overall can't go wrong.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Steve560
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