Shore Diner
Shore Diner

Shore Diner

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: 9412960301
  • 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: Seafood, American, 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 9412960301

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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
Shore Diner reviews from OpenTable diners
163 reviews since April 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (112)fit for foodies (89)hot spot (74)neighborhood gem (63)vibrant bar scene (61)great for lunch (49)special occasion (48)good for groups (45)great for brunch (36)scenic view (34)late-night find (32)romantic (27)kid-friendly (25)notable wine list (8)Show More
  • A night to remember
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I went out with my girlfriend for dinner as it was our last dinner before she went to a university for 4 years, i booked a reservation online about 2 hours beforehand (it was a wednesday) i wrote in my reservation that i need a romantic spot for 2, we came a bit early at 6:10, we were greeted nicely, and our hostess for the evening showed us a nice spot in the corner with the table already set up very nice, the hostess was very friendly, energetic, ready to answer any question we had and knew the menu VERY good, i got the mussels and my girlfriend got the shrimps, anyway the food was served very fast (less then 10) minutes, it was cooked properly inside and out, overall we enjoyed our stay, and if given the opportunity will come back again
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Calgarygirl49
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Wonderful evening! Food was great. You have to try the calamari appetizer - the BEST I've ever had. Restaurant had a great ambience which improved even more when they retracted the roof. Service was not only efficient but very friendly. Only one negative - they are a fairly large restaurant and in the ladies' room there were only two stalls. Long lines whenever we went. One of my biggest pet peeves! Other then that the night was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • srqdinnerdiner
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was excellent, the service was excellent, the ambiance was so-so simply because on a 95 degree day their A/C cannot keep up with the heat. We were hot! Typically, I would not choose an outdoor restaurant in Florida in the summer but this has air conditioned space however the entire front of the restaurant is open to the outside and it was just too hot and humid.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best in Area
    DS11VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Fun place, great food, great atmosphere. Shore has a feel that it could be in NYC, Chicago or LA, very hip (especially for this area). Don't miss Kung pow calamari, the kale Caesar salad was also special, had no problem w a gluten free diner in our group. Definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • !st visit
    Foodmaster
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Really terrific service, knowledgeable staff, menu selections, and above all - it was all very tasty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique!
    noms
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Awesome vibe, delicious food, fantastic service. Have already recommended to serve land will continue to do so. Just what st Armand's needed!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best brunch!
    Jackie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I have been there twice now! Love this place. Awesome food and terrific atmosphere. I can't wait to go there again the next time I am in Sarasota!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not Excelling...
    mlhron
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Reservation for 4 @10:15 on a Saturday night. The ambiance was bland. There were only two more tables eating. The waitress did not get our drinks right, she brought the other table's drinks and was very confused. Then she brought part of our drinks (we were 4) and one took more than expected to arrive. We ordered and when our food came, the entrees were mixed up and they didn't know who ordered what... (we were 4 and there was only one or two more tables at the time). At 11:30 the waitress said that it was last call, we requested the check and it took a long while to arrive...Food was good, but not excelling. The snapper was fresh and the pasta with chorizo and clams was very good the cauliflower risotto with shrimp and scallops was ok.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We were disappointed, but we will try one more time. The food is a work in progress and needs some expert attention.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food & ambiance are always Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My first time
    Kaykay
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Miami feel with great food
    riquitinVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Great combo of store and restaurant, beach with style and hip bar and dinning room, love open terrace
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • happinessfactors
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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?
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So good!
    ShelbeeVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Love the food, love the margaritas and we have always had an awesome server!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beach Vibe
    MrBrian
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    It makes you feel like you're on vacation. Crowded, energetic, happy... just a feel-good experience. Food and service are amazingly good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place to go
    Foodieluvsorlando
    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!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Made us feel at home!
    luvmytea
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Miami-comparable
    Moonman609
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great comfort food & vegan meals.
    MammaMiaVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    My husband enjoyed his hamburger while I enjoyed the quinoa with roasted cauliflower curry meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second visit to this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool Night Out!
    OutandAboutInSRQ
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The Shore.. as always delivers a fantastic meal .. the Fried Chicken is the best in Sarasota.. cool decor..hip music.. great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Foodsnob905
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LeslieVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great new find in Sarasota
    like2trynewplaces
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great favorable menu
    MammaMiaVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LIMITED MENU
    SHARPKNIFEVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The service at the Shore Diner was excellent but the menu was limited.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    Morlin
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great ambiance and food! Will certainly dine here again on our next visit to the Sarasota area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Contemporary
    Jimbo
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Best bar scene in st Armand's circle, exceptional food, specialty drinks and good wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shore Diner St Armand's
    BabsH
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Online Menu
    Crickey
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding new place in the circle
    wgmom
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inattentive waitress, food =good.
    Chattygal
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    bitsandpiecesVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience!
    Oranges
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Addition to the Circle
    JackVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate