Phillippi Creek Village Restaurant & Oyster Bar

 5353 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL

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.


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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