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“Excellent with short wait”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Crab & Fin

Crab & Fin
Ranked #30 of 1,029 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, 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.
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“Excellent with short wait”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

Ate there twice; lunch and dinner. Despite being high season and no reservation seating with minimum wait. All four diners thought food was excellent and the service professional but the waiter spent much too much time telling us why their crabs were the freshest around. The grilled octopus was special.

Visited February 2014
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“Crab and Fin and they weren't crabby”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

This place knows how to get you in for lunch. The Columbia (everyone told us about) was backed up and this place looked busy, but we went over the outside guy had us seated in about 60 seconds.
I had the best shrimp bisque EVER. Very positive experience. The server was friendly and efficient.

  • Visited February 2014
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Highland Park, IL
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“A Favorite For Seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

The New England clam chowder is served in a bowl and has just the right amount of clams and potato cubes. My wife liked the gazpacho. We recommend the tile fish dinner, the scallops and short ribs and the frutti di mare, a mixed=fish stew.

Visited February 2014
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“Well worth the search”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

It was not easy to find but once we got there, we enjoyed the food and atmosphere. However, the heaters in the ceiling made it very uncomfortably hot. Not easy to get to the dining room down the stairs.

Visited January 2014
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Marlborough, Massachusetts, Usa
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“Great Seafood and Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

On our last night on Lido we dined at the Crab & Fin. Excellent seafood - we had the shrimp scampi and the tile fish - both were very good. Service was very professional

Visited February 2014
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