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“Good food, view”

Boatyard Waterfront Bar and Grill
Ranked #260 of 1,242 Restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decent food, good service and a nice view. Very casual. Pretty easy to find. Fish seemed very fresh (had the Mahi tacos) and serving/ price were very fair.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank darcytdog
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Reviewed August 1, 2019

Great views and Live Music. First time there and Sue our server offered meal selections, which helped and final choices. The Grouper, pan fried with Parmesan crust, was good, but definitely needs more Parmesan cheese and spice, kind of Bland. Fish was flaky and cooked well. Baked potato and side Veggies, great.
The Ahi Tuna appetizer large enough for whole meal, served with seaweed and ginger, excellent. Service was good. A little pricey , but to be expected for area. 50 dollars for both of us with no liquor. Live music was great, check schedule so your not too early. We sat on the enclosed patio outside, was warmer and still could clearly hear music, inside tends to be too cold.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Thank fconorozzo
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Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

Went here with my parents and two youngins...the view at this place is good seeing the boats come in and out. They had a live band playing jimmy buffet and the staff was very friendly. Paper straws are still hard to get use to but no big deal. The food was really good also.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 25, 2019

Stopped in to Boatyard by boat for lunch. What a great location right on the water! Views of the bridge, dolphins playing in the distance, all great. The place seems dirty and the food is below mediocre. I noticed there is no happy hour, unlike most places in the area (what’s that about?) Staff very impersonable. Why can’t the food live up to the location?

Date of visit: July 2019
1  Thank chetz2015
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Reviewed July 22, 2019

We had a variety of food and drinks. The salads were very good and the burger was as well. We had great margaritas and it was a nice place to eat after beaching, casual dining.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank BeachMimi813
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