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“Fun, delish southern food, great cocktails & live music!”
Review of The Blue Rooster

The Blue Rooster
Ranked #114 of 1,038 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: With over 50 lineal feet of bar and community tables belly up and take a respite from the day's worries. Rich in history, the corner bar, country shack, juke joints and Friday night fish fries are what make up the southern bar. With influences far and wide, old and new together with the freshest local ingredients - it's all about the food. Simple food, fresh ingredients and prepared with respect for our southern roots. We live for it. We challenge ourselves daily to prepare authentic southern fare for the whole family in a relaxed setting. Great southern cooking in a warehouse vibe with folks who appreciate your presence is our passion. The Blue Rooster offers the best live entertainment Sarasota has to offer, delivered through a top notch sound system in a classic juke joint atmosphere. Make sure to bring your dancing shoes!
Sarasota, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fun, delish southern food, great cocktails & live music!”
Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

Love taking out of town business clients to Sarasota's original spots; Blue Rooster always delivers. The southern food, great drink menu and music every night, makes it just fun! If you love fried chicken, really good juicy crispy fried chicken, they do it right. Don't miss out on the buttermilk pie!

Visited November 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great happy hour food”
Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

My wife is out of town and I read about the happy hour. With several great selections outside of their normal menu it is a real bargain. Very popular though so you do have to get their when they open to get an open seat in the bar. I thought for 7.00 my meal was a bargain and quite tasty.

Visited November 2013
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Bradenton, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Place”
Reviewed October 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

First Experience was awesome and the bartender was very nice and had great service. Will be going back!!

Visited October 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“great southern food and entertainment”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

Not often can you find a restaurant with more than Great food, but the Blue Rooster delivers awesome food with a back up of great music. The night we were there, a Cajun oriented Blues and Jazz group played on the stage while we ate. We found ourselves doing " air harmonica, air keyboards, and "air guitar" while we happily drank smooth southern peach and tea spiked beverages.
The food...simply fantastic. As an apperizer I had the cajun shrimp which was some of the best seasoned shrimp ive had in a long while. Others had their fried green tomatoes which they raved about, For dinner I opted for the basic fried chicken, which is more like broasted chicken and was excellent, . My friends ordered southern meat loaf, which I tried and did not like, the sausage ingredient overwhelmed the meat and I am glad I stayed with chicken.

But the great part was the music played while we happily consumed the great fare. The music level was perfect as, in between our eating, and dancing we never felt the music was loud or overwhelming.
Thry this place if you like good beverages, musice and Bayou food. You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited October 2013
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Sarasota, Florida, USA
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Dinner at the Blue Rooster”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was recently entertaining family members at The Blue Rooster in Sarasota and found the menu to be very varied with some good country favorites like collard greens and shrimp and grits.

Visited September 2013
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