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“Comfortable and Relaxing atmosphere”

Phillippi Creek Village Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Ranked #39 of 1,051 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 21, 2014

I love this location on Phillippi Creek. Super casual and fun. Appears to have been in business for a very long time. Their oysters are fresh and change almost daily. Been there 4 times in the past 2 months and the oysters are different almost every time. I had a Sea Bass dish this last time that was really fresh and nice and rivaled the best restaurants I have been to. Love this place.

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Reviewed July 19, 2014

I love this place! Every time I have a chance, I stop here to have the best and freshest raw oysters in the area! Good food, beautiful view! Excellent!

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Reviewed July 19, 2014

My wife and I aren't into oysters or clams. So you can imagine that we hardly were excited to spend an evening at a restaurant called Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar. But we were persuaded that the other seafood on the menu, especially the grouper and snapper and lobster and shrimp, was exceptional and worth overlooking the oysters. After all, it is Sarasota's original fish shack. It has been in business for a long time. They must be doing something right. It is a rambling palace of wood overlooking the creek just off of Route 41 (Tamiami Trail) between Bee Ridge and Clark Road in Sarasota. It has plenty of picnic tables and paper towel dispensers that make you well aware that this is a spot to get your hands dirty with seafood boils and peel-and-eat shrimp. Sarasota Magazine recently recognized Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar for the "best new menu expansion" in the Sarasota area, an acknowledgement that the iconic restaurant is keeping up with other seafood restaurants. A family-friendly establishment, it has raised its game with some new menu items, from avocado-topped fish tacos in blue-corn tortilla shells to what is described as Sarasota's most sophisticated grouper sandwich with key lime mustard and avocado on crunchy ciabatta. Patrons are advised to ask for it special. The Chilean sea bass is excellent, too. In addition, there are some new salads for lunch.

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Reviewed July 17, 2014

It's been a few years since we have been to this great restaurant. They have made some great changes. Instead of serving the fried entrees in plastic baskets they now serve the fabulous fried and coconut shrimp in cute little French fry baskets. The sides were great and the hush puppies were fabulous. The atmosphere is casual and beachy, We had a great time there.

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Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went 2 nights in row for their specials. Monday is grouper we both got grilled/blackened absolutely incredible with the parsley potatoes. Tuesday for $14 is a 1 1/4 whole lobster dinner was good also. The fish tacos during happy hour for $2 are delicious.

Thank Kevin G
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