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“Great seafood, relaxing meal with piano music” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Crab & Fin

Crab & Fin
Ranked #27 of 1,026 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located on St. Armands Circle in Sarasota Florida.
Sydney, Australia
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167 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great seafood, relaxing meal with piano music”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

Outdoor table, piano playing, great choice of seafood dishes
Very attentive, informed, friendly staff.
Very well presented, tasty dishes

Visited October 2013
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Arkansas
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128 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Favorite restaurant in St. Armand's Circle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

Located on Lido Key, Crab & Fin is my favorite restaurant in St. Armand's Circle. And, there are several really good ones to choose from. The menu changes daily, depending on the fresh catch available. I recommend the grouper sandwich, my daughter loves the Ahi tuna melt. But really, we've never had anything that isn't delicious. We like to go for lunch, the portions and prices are smaller. We also prefer the outdoor seating - you can people watch, enjoy the live pianist and there is plenty of room to park the stroller. The service is excellent. This is not a paper napkin, plastic utensils, fast food joint...sit back, relax and enjoy your surroundings while enjoying a great dining experience.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank MrsSDG
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Port Charlotte
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A Sidewalk Cafe with Great Food & Piano Player”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is a Must when visiting St Armands Circle for Lunch or anytime. The Shrimp Burrito is a Challenging Favorite in a Very Relaxing Atmosphere with Piano music. Lots of Specials or Favorites on the Menu. You can attempt to Walk off some of those calories around the Circle

Visited September 2013
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Thank Steven E
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Durham, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“nice location;good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

food was good, not really gourmet; outdoor location in St. Armand Circle in Sarasota very pleasant; food noit as good as Cafe Europa; good service; nice people

Visited September 2013
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Thank David E
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Sarasota, Florida
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323 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Great Food, Great Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

My wife and I dined here again last night. Great is the word. We especially enjoy what they call their "early dining" specials -- most main courses are 20% off, with a selected starter, such as Charlie's Chowder, or a salad, thrown in "extra". I had the chowder followed by a combination of scallops and short ribs. This dish was fantastic. My wife had a Caesar salad and the monkfish, which she said was very good, but she was not as enthusiastic as I was about my dish. Another nice thing about Crab & Fin, when you order wine by the glass, they actually bring the bottle out, let you have a taste to confirm, then pour the glass. This is a nice touch that is done all too infrequently at even very high class restaurants. Plus the location on St Armand's Circle allows you to sit inside or outside, enjoying the passage of locals and tourists enjoying the Florida scene.

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