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Shore Diner
Shore Diner

Shore Diner Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: (941) 296-0301
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm;
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday- Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm;
    Friday - Saturday : 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Casey Lund
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a back enclosed patio that can be reserved for 50-80 guests. it has a retractable awning that can be opened to the sky or closed under climate control.
  • Private Party Contact: Molly Midlo (941) 296-0301

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N. Adams Drive
  • Public Transit: The public bus stops within 200 feet of the restaurant
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a huge public lot directly behind us as well as street parking.
A word from Shore Diner
Shore Diner is a fresh new American restaurant with a nod to Florida's
Mid-Century. Great place for a casual lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch in a warm, modern environment.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "We were disappointed, but we will try one more time. The food is a work in progress and needs some expert attention."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Service was marked down slightly because the waiter asked if we wanted coloring materials for 2 kids, we said yes, and then he forgot to bring them, and was very slow in checking back with the table so we could ask again. Finally the food came after quite a long wait, even though the restaurant was not that busy on a Sunday evening."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I have been to several restaurants at St. Armand Circle The Shore definitely has a different menu I was with a party of four and each one of us got something different we all tasted each other's and everything was fabulous. I would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great combo of store and restaurant, beach with style and hip bar and dinning room, love open terrace"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "spouse meat loaf great with vegetables nice and crisp. my ribs were fatty, with some grizzle;good flavor but not good ate 25 % and waiter never asked why or cared?"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Love the food, love the margaritas and we have always had an awesome server!!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "It makes you feel like you're on vacation. Crowded, energetic, happy... just a feel-good experience. Food and service are amazingly good."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Went to Shore Diner for second time in a month. Food was fantastic, especially loved the Mongolian Ribs!!!! Restaurant is somewhat noisy due to the openness but fine for night out with friends/family. Looking forward to dining there sometime later at night or in the fall when the temperature is cooler, so we can enjoy the retractible roof in the far dining area!!!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "In this particular area (St. Armand's Circle) many of the restaurants have that "tourist mill" feel, but Shore diner felt very friendly and treated us like valued customers. The food was simply fantastic and the service was great! (I get really thirsty at the beach and am a serial iced tea drinker and my glass was never dry before our server had a fresh one on the table for me.) I didn't rate the wine list or bar scene since I don't drink, but the bar looked full and the back of the menu had a pretty long wine and beer list."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Had some friends from Miami in town for a few days and dinner at Shore was a very impressive evening. They were not only very taken by the hip atmosphere of Shore, even for a summer evening, St. Armand's circle was buzzing with activity. They will certainly go back to Miami talking about their evening at Shore."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "My husband enjoyed his hamburger while I enjoyed the quinoa with roasted cauliflower curry meal."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We had been to the shore for brunch. We returned for dinner and were not disappointed The food was excellent My boyfriend loves meatloaf and the shore's meatloaf did not disappoint. Kid friendly with a great children's menu. Service is a bit slow but overall a great dining experience"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The Shore.. as always delivers a fantastic meal .. the Fried Chicken is the best in Sarasota.. cool decor..hip music.. great service!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had the greatest server, Julia. She made the experience of dining there a pleasure. I had been there before but it was for lunch and after this time for dinner I think I will stick with this as a lunch spot."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This was our 2nd time eating at Shore Diner and the food was outstanding. We had the carnitas tacos and the roasted beet salad, and both were awesome. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I found this on Open Table and decided to try it. It was great. I loved the menu. There are several things that I would like to try, so we will be back. The chef is creative and the menu had unique ingredients and pairings which I love. I had the mussels and beet salad. The mussels were different than I had before and they were wonderful; coconut curry with jalapeno made the perfect pairing of sweet and touch of hot. We went with another couple that enjoyed their meals as well."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great crab cake. My husband went with the comfort food. He enjoyed the fried chicken with mashed potatoes. I had the grilled mahi mahi with a side of quinoa,date, and spaghetti squash...oh so favorable. We will be back to sample more."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The service at the Shore Diner was excellent but the menu was limited."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great ambiance and food! Will certainly dine here again on our next visit to the Sarasota area."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Bar appetizers were excellent as were the drinks! Service was very good. It is definitely a little noisy in there due to all the hard surfaces, but the decor is desirable."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "we finally were able to try this well recommended restaurant for brunch and look forward to returning for dinner as we have heard that the food is always good. Brunch had great choices, the wait staff attentive and the wine list and cocktails are a well balanced group."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This is another great restaurant in the circle, a fresh take on things and very good food, very clean as well which is what a restaurant should be."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Best bar scene in st Armand's circle, exceptional food, specialty drinks and good wine list."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I have one complaint. After the hostess seated us at our table, it took about 15 minutes before our waiter greeted us. The restaurant was not busy. We did not see our waiter, again, until we finished our meal."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food was very good and the service was very friendly, attentative and knowledgable. Our experiences with the staff there has always been really great. The place is very pretty and has a nice open air ambiance. Maybe a little nosier than I would like due to background music and conversations."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I studied the online menu during the day to decide what I wanted to order. I chose 2 possibilities and neither of them were on the actual menu so I was a little disappointed. I mentioned this to the server but she knew nothing about it. Still, the food is very good and I love eating on the front patio."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "What is great about Shore is it has so many seats you can stroll in there with 20 people or 2 people and they can always get you in. Food was fine, service was great...very attentive. Keep your music turned down one notch for people trying to talk. Food was fine."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food drink and service. Good menu options with some on trend items like kale Caesar salad and truffle fries. Burger cooked to order and flavorful. Jenna ribs tender and oh so juicy. Good beer selection. Loud but not overly uncomfortable. Food came out quickly even though they were busy. We will be back"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We had the most inattentive waitress I have had in a ling time. She had a huge table 15 sorority girls and paid almost no attention to us. She did not stay in top of taking our food order or drinks. We had to flag her down throughout the evening. The food was delicious so it made up for the bad service."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Shore offers a nice, varied menu. Grouper and crab cakes were very good. The table of teenaged girls adjacent to ours had the most luscious, juicy burgers and fries. Our waitress was fabulous-knowledgable, friendly, attentive. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "May be due to the fact that it was a quiet Monday night and the weather was fantastic, but my wife and I had a great dinner at Shore Diner. The snapper was amazing. We also loved the desserts! Our server was very attentive. It was an overall enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Went recently for brunch on a Sunday. Wonderful experience as service and food matched the ambiance. Go now before the season returns later in the year as it's then difficult to get in."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "First time we had dinner here and I was not as impressed as with lunch and brunch. The entree's were beautifully served but were a little lackluster. A scallop and shrimp with rissotto dish was mostly salty and the shrimp were over cooked (rubbery and a little dehydrated). The fried chicken entree had an odd flavor, maybe an effort to be different, but did not work well. Portions were ample and the service was excellent. Meatloaf was pretty good. Calamari appetizer was mostly a sweet, vinegarry cabbage salad with not much calamari. Good but a little disappointing. Salads ordered by the vegetarian diner with us were just "OK"."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We have never been disappointed. Food and service are always good!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Great staff and wonderful meal made a rainy night a big win"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "First , Let me say that the restaurant itself is beautiful with an amazing retractable roof! The service was also very good. The server was attentive and the manager came to our table to discuss our food. Our calamari appetizer was beautiful in presentation but was very much overcooked. We sent it back and got another one that was again, over cooked. The vegan kale Caesar salad was delicious, however keep in mind that a vegan Caesar salad has no anchovies or Parmcheese. It was topped with nutritional yeast. Again, delicious, but not really reminiscent of a real Caesar. My husband's swordfish was amazing! Moist and delicious. My shrimp and scallops with sofrito risotto was only average. The side of mac n cheese didnt have very much cheese. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "One of the many signs of a well run restaurant is, even with the crowds of a holiday weekend, the table I reserved was waiting for us when we arrived. We usually take all our first time visitors here because we know they will not be disappointed but this time we brought old friends who insisted we go back. Everything on the menu is delicious, prepared exactly the way you've requested it and served so beautifully that makes it look(almost) to good to eat. It really is necessary to return here many times so you get to experience everything on the menu. When the food comes out, everyone is trying things from each others plates saying "I'll have to get that next time" because, for everyone who dines here, there always is a next time."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Been here several times and it us always outstanding. Service is great from the table to the bar. Food is great. Ambiance is very ingenious ....retractable roofs....so smart. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I've been trying to get to The Shore Diner for several months and finally made the trip with my wife and another couple. The atmosphere was great and the food was well above average. Prices were not outrageous and we all had a great time. The only negative during our visit was a waitress who made it abundantly clear that she did not want to be there. She wasn't rude, but never smiled and made her duties appear to be onerous. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Although the menu appears eclectic its execution was average. Not a bad bite taken but truly not exceptional food. However the energy and ambiance was fresh and enjoyable. Wine list more than adequate."
    Dined on 5/16/2014