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“Split decision”
Review of Shore

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Ranked #14 of 1,046 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: N. Adams Drive
Transit: The public bus stops within 200 feet of the restaurant
Description: Shore is a fresh new American restaurant with a nod to Florida's Mid-Century. Great place for a casual lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch in a warm, modern environment.
Sour Lake, TX
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Split decision”
Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

First things first, this is not a diner. If you are thinking Mel's, you thought wrong, dude. This is a nice restaurant. It is somewhat upscale in decor and atmosphere and photo-op food. Anytime you get your grilled veggies laid out in a pattern on top of the wedge of mashed potatoes, with the balsamic ketchup smeared in two directions to frame the meatloaf slices, it ain't gonna be on Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives. Now for the split decision part: I thought my meatloaf plate was pretty good and was certainly filling. My bride, however, did not think too much of the fried chicken. The glazed crust was a little bit too spicy for here, in a Tabasco sort of way. I think she may have been a bit price conscious and something further up the menu would have been fine. Our waiter was excellent, bringing me a taste of the Pale Ale to see if I liked it before committing to the whole pint. So, this is certainly a fine place to eat, but they should really lose the diner implication.

Visited July 2014
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Yorkshire
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great meal, location and service”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great location on St Armands Circle, excellent atmosphere, great food at a reasonable price and great service.

Would highly recommend the Jenga Ribs.

Definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited June 2014
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Sarasota Restaurants”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

This restaurant located on St. Armand's Circle, is another Caragiulo-owned masterpiece! The location is perfect! The decor and ambiance are very different from their other restaurants, but not to be missed when in Sarasota! There is outdoor dining, indoor dining and, of course, dining at the bar. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly and the service is impeccable - even during the crowded "season"! Have been there many, many times and have always had something delicious - for lunch OR dinner. I am not a fan, but understand the meatloaf is just like Mom's!!

  • Visited May 2014
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Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
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“Good food, ambiance, huge portions,”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

Very nice decor, good atmosphere at the bar. A good wine list, waitress a little harried but nice.
However, the entrees are huge. Big enough to share, I had two small appetizers instead and was full (and I'm a big guy 6"2, 200lbs).

  • Visited June 2014
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Longboat Key, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Many time Diner- Can't Go Wrong”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

Great food, drinks and Atmosphere. Most upbeat place on the circle. Great service, fresh ideas, menu, and they are actually glad you are there!!!!! Specials are great, wonderful soups. Really can't go wrong. This is a place bringing hip to St. Armand's - it is awesome!!!

  • Visited June 2014
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