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“An enjoyable meal”

Barnacle Bill's Seafood
Ranked #202 of 1,055 Restaurants in Sarasota
Price range: $10 - $60
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed March 13, 2013

We had a genuinely cheerful greeting and prompt seating, followed by an enjoyable meal. The ambience, lighting and noise level at 2pm on a weekday were just fine, and the seafood crepe and lobster bisque complimented by my lunch companions. The children were made especially welcome. The other diners seemed quite content. The only complaint is with one of the waiters who was aggressive enough with the table settings that he alarmed one of the ladies and was publically condescending to one of his trainees in public. The trainee, in contrast, was genuinely sweet; I hope the restaurant can hold onto her.

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Thank PentheusLennuye
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

We had lunch here on a recent visit to Sarasota. We had the grouper sandwiches and the stirfry. Everything was delicious. Our server was friendly and we went with her recommendations and were not disappointed. Another table was downright rude to her , but she handled it with grade. Would recommend.

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Thank Steelangel
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

There are so many restaurants in historic Sarasota. Barnacle Bill's was recommended by people coming out as we passed by and we were not disappointed. The lunch salad was huge, fresh, and piled with fresh shrimp. Ladies at the next table selected what we were having just by the appearance and they, too, enjoyed their lunch.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

A must visit if you are looking for Florida Seafood. Great Quality, fair prices and warm atmosphere. Highlights were the gumbo and crab stuffed shrimp. The two meals plus bottle of wine for $59 is a great value. Delicious warm bread. YUM. Extensive wine and beer selection.

Thank KellyIa
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Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Was very happy with the food, service prices
Had the dinner for two special with a bottle of wine at $60.00 and it was worth every penny. The staff was very friendly and checked on us often even though they were quite busy. Would recommend if your downtown and looking for some seafood this is the place to stop.

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Thank Dd980sailor
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