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Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Sarasota
Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Sarasota

Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Sarasota Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tommybahama.com
  • Phone: (941) 388-2888
  • Hours of Operation: 11:00am - 5:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Shannon Mills
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine
  • Entertainment: Entertainment nightly and Saturday and Sunday during the day.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Join us for Island Time Happy Hour Everyday 4pm-6pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. Washington Dr.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Sarasota
Tommy Bahama’s combines a tranquil environment and good food with an emphasis on hospitality to make for the perfect place to recharge or unwind while indulging in a unique dining experience. The experience is sure to feel like a getaway, whether you’re on vacation or looking for a vacation from your everyday life. For more information: www.tommybahama.com. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "The staff appreciates the customers, is knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. Food was excellent and original."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "So I will be honest. The food was OUTSTANDING!!! We've never been before, but we will be back. I loved the different combinations that they had on the menu. The only thing I have to say was horrible, is that they wouldn't take a Visa gift card I got for my birthday. They said they keep 20% as a fee!! That's TERRIBLE."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Always happy to return here for a satisfying meal. This last visit unfortunately we had to share the upstairs with a noisy wedding party. Could not hear ourselves talk. They were using a microphone and speakers and it was too loud. The meal was excellent and the drinks were great."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "After spending a great day in Sarasota, always stop by Tommy Bahama's for great food and atmosphere. Ryan our server is always excellent."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Always a winner. The food is consistently good and it's a fun place to go."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "When you walk in, head up the stairs if you have reservations. Downstairs is first come first serve. A sign would be nice. Our table was nice but the decor was a little dated and it seemed they couldn't decide whether they were casual dining or up scale, which was true of the food as well. The beginning and end were the highlights. The cinnamon butter with the rolls was "a little taste of Christmas in a bite". The coconut shrimp was Very Good! Always a sucker for a dessert tray, we choose their signature piña colada cake, and we're not disappointed (a 1/2 portion was enough for everyone to have a taste) The Ahi Tuna was beautifully cooked and seasoned. The other entrees were average. Our waitress was very attentive. Nice smooth meal."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We always love coming to this Tommy Bahamas! Great service (this visit by Ashley), delicious eats and an added bonus when they have the acoustic guy playing!! I especially like the jerk chicken tacos! We are never disappointed!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I generally like Tommy Bahamas restaurants; however, this visit disappointed -- it may take awhile to come back. Ordered the baby back grilled BBQ ribs. Over cooked. Hard. Meat was tough. Sauce flavor wasn't to my liking either. The accompanying Asian slaw tasted like dirty mop water! No flavor and it frankly was horrible! My date had the bacon cheeseburger and it too was badly over cooked and dry. Same for the bacon. The service was average, but the server was nice and tried hard. The Mai Tai cocktail was fabulous! On this occasion, the food just didn't work for me. It was the first really bad food experience for me at a Tommy Bahamas. I hope it was an anomaly. Unfortunately, it may take some time to lure me back."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The food was very good, energy was great, but had to wait at least 10 minutes before someone started waiting on our party once we sat down."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My husband & I had a date night & went to the tommy Bahama restaurant for a fun night out!! The drink menu had some great choices I had a red wind sangria & hubby had a mojoto both where enjoyable. I had the tortilla soup which was heaven. For dinner hubby had jerk chicken which he really enjoyed. I had the crab stuffed shrimp they where large & very taste. Our waitress was very friendly & helpful with our dinner choices. We will need to have another date night at tommy Bahamas in Sarasota. We ever got a call back from the restaurant the next day to see if we enjoyed out night out."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I always enjoy this restaurant, the food and service is always very good."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Fun atmosphere ..Something for everyone ..Great for large family groups..Nice spot to kick off a family vacation on nearby Longboat Key"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great restaurant, great food. I totally enjoyed the experience with my family."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Second visit to a Tommy Bahamas, and we were not disappointed. Wonderful dishes prepared from scratch, from apps to dessert. Cocktails are top shelf too."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "No one can top their coconut shrimp or ribs. Always outstanding and leaves you wanting to come back for more!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "$5-$7 cocktails (top shelf) & appetizers everyday. Servers & bartenders are friendly. Our fave place! If you are staying at Ritz Carlton mention to them - might give you a free drink - worked for us!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Tommy B always pleases. Great staff and food is great. Still has a "chain" feel but the food and service make up for it. Be aware that live music is playing on weekends and its very loud. Not a great place if you want a quiet meal for the weekend. Overall, we were pleased, but will most likely try something else next time."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Had an great experience at Tommy Bahama's! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food was great. Service was slow to get going. Confusion at the upstairs hostess station on who was to be seated first between the manager and the hostess. Can't say we would go back, there are better choices for atmosphere and service. The separate TB store is very nice with helpful staff."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The fish tacos on the lunch menu are incredible. If that's not your thing then get the Cuban sandwich. One of the best I've ever had."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Lively fun atmosphere. Kid-friendly but not in a bad way. Service was slow but friendly. Father's Day menu had options but was not limited. Food wasn't a WOW but very nice. I'd go back."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Had a night early Father's day dinner. Very good. Great filet."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Even though it was a bit noisy, it gets an excellent rating because the food was great, with some very creative menu items and the service was very attentive even though the restaurant was very crowded due to special parties upstairs. Their specialty drinks were very good as well. Have eaten here many times and always had a very good experience."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I went in thinking it was going to be touristy and ok since it was located in St Armand's shopping area of Sarasota. Surprisingly that was not the case. The food was very good starting with the appetizer and ending with awesome desserts. Get the Creme Brûlée! I'd highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I took my wife to Tommy Bahamas for dinner on her birthday and we were not disappointed. Got a great seat on the balcony and had an absolutely incredible dinner. The flavours in the food was outstanding and Tom our waiter was great - we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Food was excellent. They forgot to assign a waiter to our table, but as soon as we requested help, our service was impeccable. Loved the steak salad, and was very happy they let me have it for dinner even though it was on the lunch menu. The coconut/pineapple cake is memorable...so moist and tasty. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The Kona encrusted ribeye steak was delicious. New on the menu in our area."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We go here every time we visit the area and have not been disappointed once. Everything we ever get here is perfect. We always leave talking about how wonderful the food was. Atmosphere is so inviting. Feel like you're on an island somewhere. It is a little high-priced, but well worth it!!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Service was great - good was very good with a different twist! I found it pricey for the portion size!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Excellent food and service - different dishes for change - wish they had more to choose from but very goos"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We drove to Sarasota for a nice weekend of romance. It was a good one and we enjoyed the meal here at TB. Our issue was too noisy. There was music playing, a crowded restaurant with lots of kids, and none of the managers seem to realize you could not converse with the single guy's music so loud. I suggest being more sensitive to that for future reference."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I've enjoyed many lunches and dinners at Tommy Bahamas with friends and family. It is one of my family's favorite places when they are in town."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Great fun place. Good food. The staff is attentive and pleasant. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We were very disappointed with this restaurant. The service was poor. The size of the portions w a s lists poor. Overall it was an average place with above average prices."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We love the atmosphere, the musician was very talented, the waiter was very helpful. The food took too long. Having a sea food and a chicken meal, everything was prepared and waiting for the chicken to be done. How do we know, the hottest food on both plates was the chicken. To be a coastal restaurant I had 4 large shrimps 4 scallops on a bed of rice, at a price of $20.+. I do thank you for Veterans discount. We will come again."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "First time in Sarasota and decided to try it here. Food and service was very good, drinks too! Fairly high priced for the atmosphere, but enjoyed!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We got stuck at a table next to a side door that employees kept going in and out, 2 tables from 8-10 girls of ages 7-10 who ran up and down the isle constantly and screamed/yelled all during our meal. Was my wife's birthday and in the past dining at TB was pleasurable. Food mediocre and ambience akin to McDonalds. Don't go there if you like romantic ambiance, and good food. Go to Beach Bistro."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Hadn't been there in yrs and didn't have fond memories. SO GLAD we went back. Really nice salads, scallop sliders are delicious. Fabulous drinks, particularly - the Spring Fling. We also enjoyed the Crab bisque. Only have had a few entrees (so far). Ribs were good & so was the Macadamemia crusted Mahi, BUT KEEP THE SAUCE ON THE SIDE. We were blessed with wonderful servers on both our visits. It is a little loud, but not so much to ruin the meal."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "If you want to charge gourmet prices then you need to deliver gourmet food, gourmet service and gourmet ambiance. Tommy Bahama failed on all counts."
    Dined on 5/11/2014