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“Consistently Good Food”

Boatyard Waterfront Bar and Grill
Ranked #270 of 1,054 Restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: A unique blend of casual and elegance, the Boatyard Waterfront Bar & Grill offers a dining experience unlike any you've ever experienced. Our waterfront dining room brings the outdoors in with an interior that opens completely to the waterfront. Outside, dockside seating offers glimpses of docile Manatees, playful Dolphins and elegant yachts. You can't find a better piece of paradise-dine and drink on the water while taking in the local majestic views of Little Sarasota Bay on Siesta Key's famous South Bridge. In addition to taste-tempting dinner and lunch menus with something for every taste, appetite and budget, The Boatyard Bar & Grill offers Siesta Key's outstanding menu complete with the freshest-available oysters, crack-and-peel shrimp and other delicacies from the sea. Daily seafood and regional specialties' also are available.
Reviewed December 26, 2012

This is our third trip here in three visits in 2012. The food was very good. I had outstanding coconut shrimp, my wife selected clam linguini, and my daughter selected the crab legs. Each meal was tasty and reasonably priced. Great atmosphere. Each visit we had a different server, and each time we were satisfied. This trip our server was Annie S. We will visit there again. Thanks!

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Thank Rich M
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

Try it you will like it.
Great Club sandwich.
Great key west oysters.
Seating inside, outside or half way in between.

Thank wrightbobe
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

We ate here twice overlooking the water on the outside deck. The oyster & shrimp po'boy was outstanding as was the blackened Mahi sandwich. There was a rhythm & blues group the first night that was lively and fun. The second time we went there was a solo performer who was very versatile playing everything from light Santana instrumentals to Spanish vocals. Service was friendly and efficient.

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Thank EscapeArtist89052
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

We've been meaning to go to this restaurant for a while, and finally made it! Our cousins took us here on their last night visiting Sarasota. We absolutely LOVED it! The food was out of this world. Each of us raved about our selections. I got the ribs with shrimp. Perfect! The staff could not have been nicer or friendlier. The view was wonderful. This will definitely become one of our "regular" places to eat.

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Thank TutuG
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

We are locals who hadn't yet been to Boatyard since they took ownership a couple of years ago. We went on a Wednesday night in December which should be relatively busy since many snowbirds have returned, and many other restaurants are packed. Happy Hour was only at the bar so we sat there. There were 6 people at the bar. There were no people in the large restaurant portion. By the time we left (around 7:30 pm) there was one table of dinner customers, one table of two drinkers, and 3 people at the bar. Happy hour was fine (appetizers and drinks were reasonable and good). We didn't eat dinner but looked at the menu. It looked okay with the prices being average but nothing jumped out at us. Overall, it was depressing. Food and drink were okay, the menu was okay ... but nothing special. It certainly did not distinguish itself from its many competitors.

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3  Thank Bobbo_SRQ
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