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“Very Reliable Seafood”
Review of Crab & Fin

Crab & Fin
Ranked #28 of 1,054 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Located on St. Armands Circle in Sarasota Florida.
Reviewed August 26, 2013

We dined at the Crab and Fin several times this year during our stay at our Sarasota home. We last went in early August with our entire family and as usual had a very good experience. The menu has a wide variety of high quality, well prepared seafood dishes. Our group of eight sampled many, from shrimp to halibut, snow crabs to grouper and no one was disappointed. The service is always good and the atmosphere very pleasant. I personally like the area up front closer to the bar. The outdoor dining is also very nice. You can park behind the restaurant in a public lot which is convenient and often useful in busy St Armands. Crab and Fin is always on our list for fine dining,whether it be lunch of dinner, especially if we crave seafood.

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Food was excellent. Caesar salad was exceptional and so were the crab cakes. 3 out of 4 items ordered at our table were very good. One dish came back a bit overcooked (shrimp scampi), but they immediately offered another dish plus gave a complimentary dessert which was exceptionally good.

Atmosphere is a bit stuffy and the water we had was not overly friendly, but very professional, almost too much so. A smile would have been appreciated, but it could have been a tough day for him. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant. We sat inside but there is outside dining as well.

Thank L T
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

My husband and I took my soon to be 89 year old mother out for dinner last night at this restaurant. We sat inside because the weather was warm and although, the outside seating
beckoned we opted for air-conditioning.
The food was terrific(scallops/short ribs, organic salmon ravioli, coconut chicken) and our waiter was the best! My husband stated his Tanqeray and tonic was refreshing(in other restaurants the tonic is always flat).
Contrary to other reviews, we have always enjoyed our meals and the service at this place
has been attentive and welcoming.

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Amazing little spot in the circle and very close to Lido beach. We had lunch there twice during our visit and the food did not disappoint, Very reasonably priced!

Thank Sia A
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

...so that has to tell you something. As long-time Longboat residents we started eating here 25 years ago when it was Charlie's Crab... for special occasions...but now we find it such a pleasant total experience we come back often. One of the few places I totally trust the oysters (virtually all from NE or Washington state) and their King Crab is for real. Now.. since it is to be total renovated in September, 2013... hopefully the ambience will be retained. We consider this the best higher-end seafood with, strangely, my wife's favorite the shrimp chimichanga. So, at the economy end, for the absolute best "down-and-dirty"-eat-OUTSIDE ONLY-seafood anywhere YOU HAVE TO TRY STARFISH IN CORTEZ... always reliable. For the best inside economy seafood ...Captain Brian's on US 41 just north of the airport...with a wonderfully simple salad bar as a bonus! Sarasota has amazing variety.

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