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Sam Sneads American Grill
Sam Sneads American Grill

Sam Sneads American Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://samsneadssarasota.com
  • Email: info@samsneadssarasota.com
  • Phone: (941) 906-7771
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Our spacious lounge features a 70 in. flat screen TV, and three brand new 37 in. flat screen televisions. PGA, NFL, NCAA, MLB, NHL, Tennis & all the playoffs!

  • Special Events & Promotions:

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hillview & Osprey
  • Public Transit: SCAT (Sarasota County Area Transit) Busses stop right at our front door. Please check website for routes and times; scgov.net/scat
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large, well lighted parking lot behind restaurant off of Hillview Avenue.

    Complimentary valet parking lunch and dinner in season only.
A word from Sam Sneads American Grill
Back in 2001, a group of local businessmen got together with an idea to open a restaurant in the historic Southside Village which would focus on three things: Great Food, Great Service, and most of all, Great Times.
Through the years Sam Snead's American Grill has become a favorite local gathering spot. We exhibit Sam Snead memorabilia supplied by the Snead family.
We pride ourselves in offering only the best and freshest ingredients available. We prepare all fresh made soups and sauces, and serve hand cut Certified Angus Beef, which only a select few establishments are able to offer. We receive daily deliveries of fresh local produce, seafood and poultry and our prices and quality add up to value.

We enjoy offering friendly and professional service, paired with the talents of our passionate management and kitchen crew for an outstanding Sarasota dining experience!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "A little off the beaten track but a great find. Great menu. Always a good meal."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Our group had a really nice time at Sam Snead's Good food, really good service, and a fun atmosphere. If you haven't been there, treat yourself !"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "There are many good choices on the menu. Good service, nice wine list"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food was very good with a lot of choices. Our party started with the crabcake and flatbread appetizers. The crabcakes were a favorite!! For entrees we had pasta, the pork tenderloin and the filet. I was very impressed with the large selection of side dishes to choose from! The service was excellent and of course the golfers in the family loved all the Sam Snead memorabilia!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Good solid restaurant at good value. Not blow away but very good food"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We love the food and service at this restaurant - so much better than Libby's ! No snobby servers or menu we can't understand. Just great food and great service every time we come here."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We brought a group of 7 to Snead's to celebrate a birthday. Service was prompt, professional and timely. Our food was excellent- we suggest the Prime Rib, Crab Cakes and the BBQ Ribs. Manager visited our group and made us feel very welcome! We had a very memorable dinner, and most certainly will be back to Sam Sneads American Grill."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Great dinner with friends. We all had Roast beef and it was outstanding! The service was excellent. Just a fun night. Thanks"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We always have Ruebens here and have always bragged about them to others. We brought friends this time and they were truly impressed by the food and the ambience and the great service. Three years ago we had a surprise party for our dad's 90th birthday here. It is his favorite restaurant in Sarasota and we take him there every time we're in town. Don't ever change...please..."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "This was my frist dining experiene at Sam Snead's. We ate inside as the outdoor dining area was full, but very inviting. The two of us enjoyed our meal - good food (we both had a different fiish entree), and good service. Althogh the food was good, it was not outstanding. The bread was wonderful, and the chowder very good,, but the potato chunks were too big to put in your mouth without slicing them in half with your apoon."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We had dinner on a Sunday night for a group of six. Noise level was quiet so we could have a pleasant conversation. Food and service was excellent. Reasonable prices. Also, a great happy hour with tasty appetizers and cheaper drinks."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "How do you foul up a cheeseburger? Forget the cheese. Take it back to the kitchen, pop a piece of cheese on the burger, don't bother to even try and melt it. Service friendly when available, but missing most of the time. Forgot to bring ketchup, said he'd be right back with it. Never saw him again"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I recently had a visitor in from Texas, who I wanted to take out to dinner at a nice place. I chose Sam Sneads because I've always found it a great spot. Terry' the manager, was most gracious to my guests and these Texans ordered steak (of course) and thought it was very good. Nuff said!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We've been dining at Sneads for years and always enjoy the food, atmosphere and well trained staff. One of the best restaurants in Sarasota!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "While visiting sarasota we had taken a couple of friends and had one of the most lovely relaxed lunch with a full bar excellent service and loved the steak flatbed recommend by our server."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Had reservations for 6, we were seated as soon as we arrived. The waiter was attentive. Food arrived promptly and was delicious. Chango dessert was yummy!!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Food was MUCH better in seasons past. Fish (salmon) dry as can be.. Overlooked badly. Meatloaf very good and nice to see it on the menu instead of a special. Cheesy chicken nut salad is now WAY smaller than it used to be and nowhere near as well-comprised. I ordered it 2x and both times it had no nuts and invisible cheese. This restaurant has slipped badly... It's a shame because we used to love it. Our friends agree about what I've said. Fix it!!! On a happier note.. The service remains good. Our waiter was eager to be responsive and helpful."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "This was our 2nd time to Sam Sneads. This visit was 180 degrees different from our first visit on Valentines Day. Excellent service, very good food, much more relaxed atmosphere. The new floor manager, John, was great, very knowledgeable & professional. Our wait person, Rebecca, was quite possibly the best server we have found in any of the local eateries."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Seated promptly with reservation for party of four in Sarasota on golf outing. Casual dinning surrounded by mementoes of golfer Sam Snead. After a slow start because of new waitress, the dinner experience was very satisfying. The trout special I ordered was outstanding and everyone in our party enjoyed their meals. I would recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We had the ribeye and the filet mignon, and both were excellent. Love the oak grill flavor. Service was great and not rushed, even though the restaurant was full. Manager was present and welcomed us and checked on our food. This is a very nice restaurant, and we will return often."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Nothing special, Not good not bad blah. Probably won't go back"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "As others have said in their reviews, they seem to pay little attention to a dinner reservation. We waited 30 minutes to be seated. The service was also slow. The food was good, but it could not make up for the lack of service. It was high season, but they need to do better."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We were celebrating a friends engagement. Wonder service. Something for everyone on the menu. Steak, chicken,fish lite fare, sandwiches and more. Everyone enjoyed their meal. We will be back."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "They use only the best raw materials and the chef is always ON !! The service staff is well trained and respectful and friendly ! This place is excellent and consistent !!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "First time there and will return. A little pricey but portions are very sizable, especially the flatbreads."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "I had 5:15 reservations but arrived around 5:30 after complimentary valet parking. Started with Happy Hour wine at the very boastful bar scene...met some fun people from Chicago. I had asked to wait for an outdoor table and it was reserved for us with great service from both the Hostess and Jenna our 5 star waitress. Hot fresh bread was served while we waited for our wine. My wife ordered the small beef filet rare with sautéed spinach I ordered the Grouper special perfectly stacked with béarnaise sauce over crabmeat and asparagus and served with sautéed vegetables & coconut rice All very tasteful and warm to the palette. It was a perfect dining adventure that we look for every place we travel. I give all 5 stars."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We love the fact that Sneads offers fresh oak grilled items. Our Salmon and Grouper were absolutely perfect. Service is friendly , yet very professional. The room was full, and still we were visited by the manager and made to feel very welcome. We will be back again many times before leaving for the frozen tundra of Michigan."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I love the friendliness of the entire staff. Food is consistently good, We have dined here many times and have never been disappointed. Whenever we have guests in town Sam Snead is on the top of the dining list."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Waited over an hour WITH reservations!!! They said that other diners stayed way longer than usual. Apologies and some help on the check but waaaaay too long to wait. Food was very good as well as beers and wine."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The restaurant did not honor our reservation. We were seated 40 minutes after our reservation time and only after repeated requests to the manager. Even the wait staff told us that the restaurant took too many reservations and were not able to seat anyone on time. Friends that we met there had to wait over an hour for their table, also with a reservation. We won't be going back there for a long, long time! And we were hosting six friends so it was quite embarrassing. Everyone just had to stand around the entrance for the 40 minutes."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Heavy traffic days are not always ideal times to rate restaurants. However, I will say that we all enjoyed a delicious dinner and had a great time. We had to wait about 30 minutes from our reservation time, but that was no big deal on a night when the place was PACKED! Over all very good meal, attentive wait staff and wonderful choices."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food wasn't up to par. Had a 8:30 Reservation and didn't get seated until 9:30. It was Valentines day though, so hopefully not the typical situation."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is a good reliable neighborhood restaurant and a go to place for prime rib. They have a large place but not enough staff for crowds so avoid it on special occasions."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had been to Sam Sneads before, so knew what to expect. It was Valentine's Day, so exceptionally busy, but the staff did a great job considering how busy it was. Our food came out in a timely fashion, and even though there was a line-up waiting to come in, we were not pressured to vacate our table. Would go back again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "While I realize Valentines Day is the 2nd busiest restaurant day of the year, waiting over 45 minutes past our reservation time, of 7PM, to be seated is excessive! We were told by the hostess that they were running 25 to 30 minutes behind and we could wait at the bar. The bar tender had an attitude and preferred to take care of his friends instead of other customers, which is why service only scores a good. Our waiter, Lee, was very good and attentive, so his service was excellent but the bar experience brought it all down. It also took our order almost 45 minutes to get to the table after we ordered it. The food was very good, the New York Strip was cooked perfectly. The Prime Rib was excellent. And the Sundae and Xanga's were great."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I've had their ribs before and they were quite good. However on this occasion we ordered prime rib and a filet. Service was friendly but had to ask for water 3 times and then had to ask for steak knives when our entrees were brought.. The filet was very dry and chewy and the prime rib, while coked to order, was pretty fatty and chewy. For the money there are better places for beef in Sarasota."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Always excellent food...Salmon salad is my favorite...:) Thank you!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Sam Snead's doesn't do a lot of advertising, so we were lucky to stumble on it a few years ago. Now it's our favorite for celebrating our special occasions. The food is always delicious and pretty reasonably priced. The service has ALWAYS been EXCELLENT. The only knock I have is that the table set-up is a little awkward and since the tables are so close to each other, the noise level is pretty high. We end up eating earlier so we can avoid the crowds. One of my good friends has been coming down to this area for 30 plus years and had never heard of Sam Snead's...but now that she does, it's one of their favorites, too."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Our experience at Sam Snead's was wonderful. Four of us had dinner and drinks. The food was terrific. Two had the full rack of ribs. They were tender with a tasty sauce. The baked potato came loaded. The drinks are a generous pour and cocktails well made. Two of us had the steak and lobster, which was a special that night. Again, delicious. The warm bread they serve on your table is excellent and tasted homemade.Service was attentive and accurate. Great place. We'll be back."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Excellent Food and Service. The place was beautiful!! A very memorable dinner for our group, celebrating a birthday. Server and manager made us feel very special. We will return and tell our families and friends."
    Dined on 2/6/2014