5353 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231
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Phillippi Creek Village Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Cuisine: Seafood, Cafe, Breakfast

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Overall
81%
Food
85%
Service
100%
Ambiance
100%
Pros
"Fish tacos"
"delicious fresh seafood in a wonderful family setting."
"Stone crab and oysters were great!"
Cons
"you have to wait to be seated but its worth the wait. They also sell drinks and appetizers on the deck."
"None"
Comments
"if they have the fresh hog fish on the menu you really need to try it"
"None"
  • 3/13/2017

    A diner from Bradenton, FL tried it.

  • 6/03/2016

    A diner from West Orange, NJ tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 3/14/2016

    A diner from Sarasota, FL tried it.

  • 12/22/2015

    A diner from Parrish, FL tried it.

  • 6/07/2015

    A dining patron from Miami, FL tried it.

  • 1/31/2015

    A Seafood food lover from Miami, FL tried it.

  • 1/25/2015

    A diner from Ashburn, VA tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

    Pros
    Fish tacos
  • 10/21/2014

    A dining patron from Atlanta, GA tried it.

  • 10/13/2014

    A Seafood food lover from Atlanta, GA tried it.

  • 8/24/2014

    A Seafood chowhound from Atlanta, GA tried it and liked it.

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MichaelA

 Bexley, OH
 

Fabulous Seafood!

I used to live in Sarasota, and Phillipi Creek was one of my favorite places to eat. My wife and I ate their recently while vacationing in Sarasota, and it was lovely to see that Phillipi Creek still serves excellent food in a fun setting.

Michael Armstrong, Bexley, Ohio

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diplomat

 Alexandria, VA
 

A Sarasota landmark for seafood

The Phillippi Creek restauant has been voted the “Best of the Best” raw bar and seafood restaurant 12 years in a row. And no wonder—this is a throwback to the old Florida restaurant traditions, and thus greatly appreciated by Sarasotans and unhesitatingly recommended to all tourists and new comers.

And the word is out… you can expect a wait of 1/2 hour or more if you come at the busy time. But the wait is well worth it. The oyster bar is jumping, and the seafood menu is teffific.This is a fun, happenin’ place, sure to be one of your favorites, too. Clientele are so friendly, they start speaking to whomever is around them.

Grouper

The grouper, absolutely caught that day, was served with small hush puppies on a bed of onion and corn—unusual, but good. The fish, of couse, is so good that every bite is savored. To avoid a long wait, I took the last seat at the bar, and ate there. I’m going back for the oysters next time.

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lizkatish

 New Haven, CT
 

poor quality food

We have had some wonderful seafood meals, but this certainly was not one of them. As we are travelers here for the first time, my husband solicited the help of some people he perceived as locals for a place to go for a late lunch.

I ordered the fried combination plate. The fish appeared to be frozen, heavily battered, and overcooked in oil. The crab cake was one of the worse I ever tasted. The best thing I had was the steamed vegetables. My husband’s grouper was blackened and not as bad as mine. However, the seasoning was awful. His steamed potatoes were heavily covered in something – we don’t know what because he wouldn’t eat them. The coleslaw and hushpuppies he said was not very good.

Our meals cost over $50 and we left hungry! The waitress was lovely so we tipped her well.

My advice is if you like good seafood do not go here… there are too many really good seafood restaurants in the area. If you do, I would not recommend either of these dishes.

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