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“settle in at the bar and relax”

Phillippi Creek Village Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Ranked #43 of 1,031 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Princeton, New Jersey
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160 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“settle in at the bar and relax”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

A classic Tiki thatched roofed destination that is a long time favourite among locals. The bird watching is great and the food is fresh and decent. The experienced barmaid was experimenting on new cocktails with those of us at the bar during a late lunch so friends were made instantly and we enjoyed a very convivial time.

  • Visited April 2014
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Mattoon
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere Decent Food”
Reviewed May 5, 2014

It wasn't the best food around, but it is ok. I got the Norfolk Combination, which had everything drowned in butter. The atmosphere is cool with both indoor and outdoor seating right on the beach.

  • Visited May 2014
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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed May 1, 2014

Ive been here numerous times and each time is better and better. I definitely recommend the fried combination platter. It has 6 different sea food items. All great. When we visit the area once a year and we eat there at least 2-3 times during the trip.

Visited April 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Pricey for a picnic table seat”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

Rustic surroundings where everyone sits at old fashioned wooden picnic tables under a thatched
tiki roof makes it casual dining in my book. Food was tasty but pricier than would be expected for the no frills atmosphere. After seeing the "Don't feed the aligators" sign, I was glad to walk to the parking lot in broad daylight. Would I return? Maybe--after I've had the chance to try other area eateries.

  • Visited April 2014
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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Busy but very good”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

Ate at Phillippi Creek last week, and really enjoyed it. Go early if you don't want to wait for a table. They are very busy, but that should tell you something. Very casual atmosphere, featuring picnic tables and a roll of paper towels at your table. The seafood selections are extensive, and reasonably priced. Really enjoyed the Alligator appetizer, and had some very fresh Grouper for main course. Everyone enjoyed their meal here. Service was friendly and efficient. If you want a great place for seafood with a very casual setting, you won't go wrong with this place. I would definitely recommend.

  • Visited April 2014
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