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“Great service and food!”

Barnacle Bill's Seafood
Ranked #183 of 1,038 Restaurants in Sarasota
Price range: $10 - $60
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great service and food!”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

They don’t take reservations and we lucked out by showing up as they had two tables which the hostess pushed together to accommodate our party of eight. The menu was almost too much to absorb; so many choices. Extensive menu of regular features and catches of the day with loads of different preparation options. For appetizers, the lobster bisque, alligator bites, and Malpeque oysters were great. Dinner entrees were the Corvina, Sea Bass, Grouper and other fish with either the Mediterranean (tomatoes, capers, and olives) or Lafayette (gumbo and dirty rice) sauces. Not a speck of food left on the plates!

  • Visited August 2012
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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good food, great service”
Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

Good food, real varied menu items, more than just seafood. Prices were fair ranging from $20 to $40 per plate for most entrees. A good place for one tick above most casual dining.

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Albuquerque, NM
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Early bird specials and Barnacle Bill's”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

We went to Barnacle Bill's twice during our stay, once for lunch and again for the early bird dinner. Both times the food was very good. The decor is nothing special, but the early bird special is a great deal--$12.99 your choice of 12-15 different meals, a salad, and a simple dessert (Vanilla ice cream or cappucino mousse). Both the early bird menu and the regular menu had a wide variety of choices--seafood dishes or regular fare like chicken fried steak. I had the mussels and pasta, which was outstanding. The early bird portion was large--I couldn't finish it, and I'm a big eater. They have fresh bread that comes with the meal too, and it's warm and delicious, the best I've ever had in a restaurant. The Kobe beef burger was also noteworthy, one of the best burgers we had ever had.

  • Visited July 2012
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New york
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Early Bird..outstanding value”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

After conducting business all day we stopped in Barnacle Bills on Main Street for a cocktail. The waiter mentioned their Early Bird menu was available until 5:15 so we decided to eat. What a great decision that turned out to be. I started with the Chili appetizer...I could have made this a meal. Beautifully seasoned, served with crusty bread. My wife started with a fresh garden salad with a myriad of ingredients. I had the Gulf Shrimp dinner. I have to say this was probably the best prepared shrimp I have ever had.Anne had the Seafood Strudel, lobster,clams,shrimp,and scallops all wrapped in a puff pastry with a delicious sauce. Sides of rice and veggies were expertly prepared and seasoned. And may I add, the service was outstanding....All this for 11.99...parking may be a little difficult, but the Main St area is a pleasant place to walk.

  • Visited July 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Love their Ceasar Salad with Salmon”
Reviewed June 29, 2012

Barnacle Bills is always a good "go to" fish restaurant. My husband likes their stuffed Flounder.

Visited February 2012
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