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“Great Burgers, but skip the appetizers….”
Review of Coyne's Pier 28 - CLOSED

Coyne's Pier 28
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed March 22, 2013

We had some friends recommend Coyne’s Pier 28.

We started with the Calamari (Ten dollars for a handful of fried run of the mill squid). I had the House Burger and it was one of the best burgers I have had in a long time. The deep fried Velveeta cheese on an 8 ounce patty…..My wife had the Fish Taco’s, she said they were good, but wished she’d ordered the burger instead. I also had the Bloody Mary, which was top notch.

The Hamburger and the Bloody Mary deserve 5/5. The slow service, our waiter forgot to bring a glass of wine for my wife, and the measly portion of Calamari gets the Pier 3/5.

I do recommend this restraint, and I will go back; but not on a Friday night and I’ll skip there appetizers.

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1  Thank jdland
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

We have been here twice, this month, for the wonderful fresh and delicious Seafood. Pass on the calamari and grouper cheeks appetizers....not so wonderful. Do order their Shore Dinner. Everything on that platter is terrific. If you remember the first time you ate steamed Crab, mussles. clams,oysters and other goodies and their sweet delicious taste....this is the place.
If rotten lazy unprofessional service, managers(owners) circling restaurant and not seeing the specific issues, and generally an unmanaged restaurant doesn't bother you.....then eat there. We found it comical....enjoyed a delicious bottle of wine....ordered a little more food...and enjoyed our evening anyway.

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Thank vivasue01
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Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Stoppen for lunch on our anniversary. Split their famous crab cakes and an order of sea scallops. Both were very tasty. Will come back again

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Thank BurtKramer
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Our lunch group selected Coyne's Pier 28 as this weeks lunch venue (coynespier28.com). This is a group of 9-12 retired dudes searching for Sarasota's best eats in a collegial atmosphere at our local restaurants. This was our first visit as a group to Coyne's Pier 28 and it will not be our last. We had 9 people this week. Coyne's cheerfully put together two hi-top tables for us to encircle. The waitstaff was prompt and pleasant. We selected a number of different items from the menu. They included the fish tacos (shrimp and oyster were the two selected), Mahi Mahi, Crabcake Sandwich and the Calamari appetizer. Upon quizzing our group, all said their meals were very tasty. Everyone looked pleased. I had the oyster tacos (this was a first for me) and they really delivered! Tas-teeee. Prices were very reasonable. So, all the basics got high marks. We had a nice visit from the proprietor of Coyne's. He is a long, long time restaurateur and he shared a number of stories about the history of his family business. Quite a charming and humorous guy. I liked the restaurant layout and appointments. It had a good feel. This is not a free standing restaurant. It is located at the Sarasota Square Westgate Mall next to Costco. Easiest parking entrance is from Sarasota Square Blvd. Note to those visiting the mall to shop. It shopping is not your thing, you may consider letting your significant other shop while you spend some therapy time in Coyne's (just a thought :)). One last word about the food. As Coyne's has it's roots in Maryland, crabs are taken seriously. Those in our lunchtime group familiar with the fervor surrounding good tasting crabs/crabcakes/etc thought that Coyne's crabs were top notch. That's a pretty good endorsement.

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Thank luigipelicano1
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

We have been here a half dozen times this season. We have never been disappointed. The food is consistently very good. The recipes are not the usual fish house fare but we have not found the combinations to misfire. We have had the snapper, po-boy oyster sandwich, scallops, and pork chop. All creatively done and different and enjoyable. The service has been good and the wait staff has been helpful. The ambience is nice enough but not fancy. A bit too noisy. Based on the food we give it 5 stars

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Thank cslebl
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