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About Aarons Fishcamp

Enjoy fresh seafood and more at Aaron's Fish Camp. This restaurant is located near the Siesta Key Beach. It has a casual setting with neon lights for a fun touch. Aaron's Fish Camp has delicious appetizers like zucchini chips, smoked chicken wings with a sweet chili sauce and fried clams. Guests can dine on pan-seared sword fish with black bean pico de gallo, smoked brisket or lobster tacos topped with pickled red cabbage. Tasty burgers, sandwiches, soups and salads can be found on the menu.

Aaron's Fish Camp features a full bar that serves an array of drinks, including cocktails. It offers outdoor seating for guests to enjoy the views while they dine. This restaurant welcomes reservations and provides take-out service.

149 Avenida Messina
Siesta Key, FL 34242
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Barbecue

Hours of Operation:
Lunch and Dinner : Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - Close

Cross Street:
Ocean Blvd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(941) 346-0738

Website:
http://www.aaronsfishcamp.com/

Entertainment:
Happy Hour MON - FRI 12-6pm and 10pm-close

MONDAYS
75 cent Wings all day & Appetizers 1/2 off 3-5pm

TUESDAYS
$15 smoked prime rib all day & Appetizers 1/2 off 3-5pm

WEDNESDAYS
ALL YOU CAN EAT LOBSTER $35
CALL FOR DETAILS

THURSDAYS
FULL RACK OF BABY BACK RIBS AND BAKE BEANS $15

FRIDAYS
$50 all you can eat King Crab, Happy Hour 12-6pm & Appetizers 1/2 off 3-5pm

SATURDAYS
$35 all you can eat Lobster,

SUNDAYS
$5 Pulled Pork Sandwiches all day & Pig Roast

Catering:
Ask us about catering your next event!

Parking Details:
Street parking, parking lot and FREE valet.

Executive Chef:
SERVADO MACIAS

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Ask us about special events!

Aarons Fishcamp Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

Overall Rating

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food

3.8

service

3.8

ambience

3.6

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (329)
Neighborhood Gem (212)
Good for Groups (163)
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Fit for Foodies (118)
Hot Spot (117)
Vibrant Bar Scene (117)
Kid-friendly (113)
Great for Lunch (85)
Late-night Find (64)
Special Occasion (60)
Romantic (36)
Notable Wine List (23)
Scenic View (21)
Great for Brunch (20)
Authentic (1)
Fun (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2016

What a gem! We stumbled upon this treasure by accident. We had the fried green tomato salad - excellent! My scallops were superb and my husband can't stop raving about his dish which contained lima beans. He doesn't even like lima beans and he ate every morsel. This is our ew favorite spot!n

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 27, 2016

We met friends from Massachusetts for dinner - our choice of restaurant. Everyone enjoyed the evening. Everyone had brisket - it was great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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service4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 23, 2016

Gave this place a try for dinner as it had good reviews on Trip Advisor and it did not disappoint! Good bloody marys, music and food! Nice spot to dine in Siesta Key Village.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 21, 2016

Aaron's Fishcamp was recommended to my husband and me, but we were so disappointed!
I had made a reservation, and we were excited when we arrived, because the outside seating area had a great atmosphere and music. But the hostess walked us through that area, and seated us in their inside space. We were all alone there for about a half hour. She explained that I should have asked for outside seating, but since I am from another state, I didn't know that I had to do that. She insisted that there was not a place anywhere for us outside.
Beyond that, my husband's draft beer was flat, and the smoked brisket he ordered was a huge pile of tough, inedible meat. He sent it back to the kitchen.
We had looked forward to an enjoyable evening at Aaron's Fishcamp, but spent less than an hour there. Our waitress was accommodating, but the seating, food and beer made our dinner a bust!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 14, 2016

From the appetizers to dessert and all the drinks in between. The service was exemplary. I can’t say enough good things. It was a great choice for our Valentine's Day. Thanks

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on February 12, 2016

Unfortunately, the night started out on a bad note; we had a reservation made onOpen Table for 8 at 7:15 but when we arrived we were told they did not have our reservation and blamed OpenTable saying they had problems with people using it. I have to say they did seat us but we did have to wait quite a while. I use Opentable frequently and have never had a problem so my feeling is it is the restaurant's problem. Once seated we did wait a bit for service but the waitress was great and the food excellent. We will go back again and hopefully won't have a problem with our reservation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 12, 2016

A group of six high school/college friends enjoyed a night of conversation and dining at Aarons Fishcamp The food was great, the server accommodating, the kitchen overwhelmed (holiday week end) and the location perfect. You see, we selected Aarons because it was less than a block from our hotel and one of our party has difficulty walking long distances. That we got a fun place with good food was a bonus! Also, they take reservations. The place next door does not.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 4, 2016

really a shack of a place, but great seafood, very fresh and well prepared and definitely worth the wait for a table.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Healthy
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food5
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service3
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2016

wonderful food and really great guitarist playing during dinner Monday. Such a fun evening, he carefully solicited song requests and was so talented. The food is delicious and servers great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 31, 2016

The only item we enjoyed were the brussel sprouts. Very disappointed.All the booth seats were torn. Forks prongs were bent out of shape.😟 By looking at their menu online I assumed it would be nice.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2016

We didn't know what to expect since this restaurant has changed names. We were very happy with our meals. The ribs were very tender, and I loved the fact that they offered brussel sprouts as a side. My husband had the crab cakes which were real crab and no fillers. My coleslaw had a little blue cheese added to it, which I really liked. Our server Sheila was very friendly as well as very attentive. We will be back soon.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food4
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on January 8, 2016

Our server Erin wonderful,friendly,kind and helpful,problem was the food was below average and very expensive for the quality of food,we will never go back

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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food2
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service5
value2

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 2, 2016

Dined here last Sunday evening for the first time since the changeover from a BBQ place to a seafood venue. Although I personally enjoyed the former set up I must say that they have done a good job with the food here. The friendly and efficient serving person steered us to the fresh grouper which had just come in that morning. The fish, which I had blackened, was perfectly prepared and very fresh. My wife had the grouper tacos which were also very good. The cole slaw and cauliflower sides were also well prepared. the service was timely and the food served hot. Highly recommend this place.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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service4
value4

vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 27, 2015

Live music, BBQ and seafood were all amazing!

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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2015

We ate here in Christmas night. We were looking for a casual meal and it was a good spot. They have some good items in the menu but they try to do too much. Most of our food was good (ex. Po Boy sandwich) but we had to send the seafood chowder back as it didn't resemble any known form of chowder. Keep it simpler and it would be more consistently better.

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food3
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 25, 2015

The grouper sanwich was great, the seafood sampler was cooked and seasoned to perfection and the blue slaw was yummy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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service5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 25, 2015

After waiting 25 minutes and asking the hostess twice, still no one came to the table, we walked out.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 25, 2015

Terribly poor service with multiple server errors.
Recommend that you do not waste your time with this one

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food3
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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2015

Great food! Great casual atmosphere! Loved the live music! Perfect for a casual evening after the beach!

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food5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 26, 2015

Had Thanksgiving dinner here while on vacation. The turkey was the best I ever had! They have a smoker and the meat was slow roasted. Food and service was so good, we went back the next night to eat off the regular menu. The salmon was superb, as was the brisket. Favorite place to eat on the Key!

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vip
 (Peru)·Dined on November 24, 2015

Ribs were good. Crab cake dry, scallops poor and Cole slaw sour. Will not be back!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 19, 2015

Great place close to the beach with outstanding food and drinks

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 9, 2015

The wait staff did a fabulous job of keeping the hot lobster with melted butter coming!! This was a special birthday dinner and we were really happy with the experience. I really liked the complimentary valet parking, since my Mom uses a walker so thank you!

ps-maybe turning the air conditioning a little cooler would have been appreciated. Thanks!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 26, 2015

We had gone for all you can eat lobster, after 4 they told us they ran out.I could not beleive that happned. I had taken my brother and his wife and they were very disapointed,when you say one thing and do anouther, that is not very rewarding.I have been their several times and it was allways great very disapointed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 29, 2015

Great catch of the day, wahoo. It was all you can eat lobster night but I don't like lobster so I can't comment on that but my companions loved it.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 20, 2015

We.loved our BBQ dishes (ribs and brisket) as well as the Sweet and Spicey Calamari. Our Waiter was fun and gave us good service. The blue cheese coleslaw was also a hit. Our whole family enjoyed this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 4, 2015

Blu Que is a good place for lobster, fresh fish, and bbq. Their old menu was so much better (tacos were my favorite) but they have recently changed it. I have only been on a weekend night and there is always good live music! Staff is friendly and lively. If you are really wanting lobster or a specific fish I would call ahead to make sure they have it in stock that night as they only have x amt on any certain night... which is good since you know it is fresh, but not good if you are craving lobster and they are all sold out :(

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on June 17, 2015

They have the best daily specials I've ever seen happy hour every day and all you can king crab leg Friday and all u can eat lobster Wednesday

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on June 16, 2015

Blu Que has great slow smoked barbeque plus other tasty choices, but the meat lovers will be happiest here. Pulled pork, ribs, chicken, and brisket are all top notch! It can be a noisy place, especially on the patio with live music very close to the booths. We prefer inside where it is quieter and air conditioned. We enjoyed the Tues taco special with terrific $2 tacos of pulled pork or chicken or beef. The pulled pork plate is a hearty meal of meat and vegetables to satisfy the hungry ones. Full bar service might be a better bargain at happy hour time. $12 drinks seem a bit pricey at other times. Go for the specials and enjoy the barbeque!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 4, 2015

The location is ok and the food was expensive and honestly so so. The $12 margarita tasted like cheap mix. Table was sticky and gross. Not impressed.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on March 8, 2015

The food and service were great and the Sunday afternoon entertainment is wonderful - up-beat classics at just the right volume.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 18, 2015

Stayed on Siesta Key for two weeks and ate and drank at Blu Que several times. The outside bar has live music , great happy hour prices most of the day and half price appetizers from 4-6(?). We ordered bison sliders, nachos and baked Brie , all were excellent. The inside dining is a mix. The first night (a Wed) we enjoyed a $15 Lobster dinner with the option of a second lobster at $10.! It was very good and the service was great. So we decided to try it again on a Wed, big mistake. The $15 dinner was now $20 which is still a good deal but the additional lobster wasn't offered. When I question the waiter his reply was its up to the chef. The surf and turf at $20 was just okay. The service wasn't up to par but It was very busy that night so I'm going to use that as an excuse.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 14, 2015

My entree was cold, as if it just came out of the refrigerator. I did not say anything, I just boxed it up & took it home.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 12, 2015

Delicious seafood...some of the best grilled grouper I have had in a while with their delicious crab sauce on top. Went with a family group and everyone was happy. The only downside to my meal was the baked sweet potato; very overcooked and soaked in butter.

Dessert was a special for Valentine's Day weekend...a delicious chocolate cake served with a sparkler! Original and a great tasting cake!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2015

Beach bar atmosphere with mediocre food. We were seated inside; the outside seemed nicer. The problem was that despite lovely wine list on menu, no wine was available except for undrinkable house wine. I was offered a free cocktail as an apology but don't understand why they were not serving any reasonable wine even though there was a full bar and full wine lat on the menu.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2015

The surf and turf special was moderately priced and excellent to taste. The live music was entertaining. We had a group including young and older adults and everyone enjoyed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 23, 2015

Great evening with great live entertainment on Friday night. Love the smoked dishes.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 19, 2015

Just looking a place to eat a beef. Trip advisor suggested me this restaurant and we went even though it was 30 min far from where we were staying. It worth it. There was a guy singing and the environment was nice. Good service from employees. A beef was really good and also ordere salmon with sweet potatoes. Very tastefull meal!

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 18, 2015

The BLU QUE ISLAND GRILL is a bar with the most unexpected "bar food". Yes, they serve the most delicious wings and apps you might expect in a bar, but they also serve some delicious menu items you certainly would not expect. A stand out are their fishes made fresh and prepared wonderfully.
I whole heartedly recommend the BLU QUE ISLAND GRILL and can't wait to return. I would also like to add a comment about their friendly and helpful staff. Our waiter was not only knowledgeable but friendly, quick, and fun. He really made our dining experience complete.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2015

I went to Blu Que Island Grill to check out the experience and try some new food. Initially, I went to try their Pulled Pork Sandwich, advertised on their special menu for $5.00. Well, it is a little more than that $12.00. I brought this up to the attention of my server who talked to the manager and she told me that she mentioned my problem to the manager who supposedly made a call to the person that did the email and told him/her to fix the issue. Well, apparently it has not been fixed. I went online again and lo and behold it's still there for $5.00. Apparently, the menu doesn't lie.

Besides that, the entertainment was very good. A woman and her partner played a great assortment of music.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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