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“Great seafood, great friendly service”
Review of Walt's Fish Market

Walt's Fish Market
Ranked #20 of 1,079 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

Solid menu, incredible shrimp and fresh daily catch. Rustic but original atmosphere. Not close to water, looks a little funky, and recommend sitting in new tiki bar area.

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Thank DustyDW
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

I have know the family that has owned this restaurant for many years but I think now that the son has taken over the place it has become even better and with the new Tiki bar it's a great place to stop off for happy hour. Walt's has always bought locally and still to this day the owner is out on the Gulf daily bringing in fresh fish and crab making it the freshest seafood you can get. Pura Vida

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Thank Saults
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Sat outside at the Tiki bar, great friendly service. The Blue's Appetizer (assortment of seafood, snow crab, clams & mussels) is a great value for $13.00. Three of us shared it along with the smoked mullet spread for an additional app. Nice to visit a place that has such great family history. We would return to try other items on the menu, along with items from the fresh fish market.

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Thank TranquilSea
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Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

Attached to an excellent fish market, Walts turns out a wide array of fresh fish dishes. It had been getting a little tired but now under new management in the same family, the quality of the fish is back to the excellent level of its prime and the new layout and decor , including an outdoor tiki bar, just make everything taste even better. There is something for everyone here from deep fried southern specialties to fresh fish species locally caught and not seen elswhere. My recommendations are peel and eat shrimp, raw oysters, grilled local catch, key lime pie, and of course the famous smoked mackerel. The only thing missing is the water. Walts is on rt 41. If it was on the bay however I guess I would never get in!

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Thank Catherine c
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

There is no doubt that Walt's Fish Market sells extremely high quality seafood. Everything that we have purchased was top notch. The problem is that quality is not evident in the food served in the restaurant. Service and the fresh shellfish is wonderful, but I am not a fan of the other dishes.

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Thank Brian D
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