Libby's - Sarasota
Weekday Happy Hour
Aug 12 - Sep 30, 2021
Tue - Thu 4:00 PM - 9:00 PMHappy Hour during the week! Monday + Tuesday all day Wednesday-Friday 2pm-6pm Enjoy great drink specials + $6 bites! Bites are available in the bar area only.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Blue Crab and Shrimp Cakes
local gulf shrimp, jumbo lump crab, sriracha aioli, mango ginger salsa
Crispy Brussel Sprouts
Lemon Tree aioli
served with a chef veggie of the day
I've been to Libby's before and we decided to go there on a Saturday night. It is a good value for the quality of food and service provided. The main courses are presently with care and the quality of the ingredients is first rate. My only complaint is that there are no booths, tables set against a wall does not necessarily provide much privacy, although they do have a room for parties, it is separated from the main dining room by glass.
Rob, Thank you for the 5 star review we are glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We are at a disability with the private seating but would be more then happy to move your party to anywhere we have available to accommodate your dining experience. thank you again for the 5 star review! Libby's
Food was outstanding! We ordered the crab cake as an appetizer and I had the dynamite shrimp plus jalapeño Mac and cheese as an entree. SO good! We will definitely be back.
Rebecca K. Thank you so glad you enjoyed your visit with us and looking forward to seeing you again.
Whenever I visit my mom in Sarasota, she wants to go to Libby’s. Why not? The food and service are consistently excellent.
Thank you for bringing you mom to enjoy her time with you and Libby's. We love connections like this at Libby's
As always, our experience was exceptional. Always going beyond to accommodate. Luis, our server, was incredibly attentive and when there was a small hiccup with an item at our table, he handled it quickly and politely.
The bone-in bourbon pork chop was amazing
Thank you so glad your visit was 5 star rated!! Come visit again soon Libby's
So, so good. We were in for vacation and I see why it was rated so highly. Great service-and incredible brunch items….recommend the bananas Foster French toast and the brunch burger.
Thank you for visiting us and so glad you enjoyed your foster french toast and Brunch Burger!! Libbys
Secon time their. Ordered ribs delicious and ordered chicken Malanase. Very good
Wanda, thank you for the great review we are pleased you enjoyed you meals with us! Libby's
We went to Libbys last night and sat outside. I asked for a different table (didn't want to sit too close to anyone else during Covid, and they were happy to accomodate us. Our waitress couldn't have been more helpful and was on top of refilling drinks, bringing food and clearing our table. The food was really good. I had the chicken milanese and my husband hot the cajun pasta. The coffee was the only disappointment. It wasn't very hot and was bitter.
Nancy, thank you for taking the time out and giving us a 5 star rating!! If the coffee or anything is not to your liking please let us know we will make a fresh pot for you!! thank you again for the review! Libby's
Amazing service, high quality cocktails and menu choices. Food was tasty and perfectly executed.
Melissa, We are pleased you enjoyed your visit with us and the 5 star review. We strive for 5's!
Always dependable for a good meal. This was our third visit to Libby's since moving to Sarasota a month ago. Wife believes it will be one of her regular 'go to' places. Me, not as much as I prefer places that provide a bit more of an 'experience' when dining. If you are familiar with the Great American Restaurant regional chain in the mid-Atlantic, you will probably be comfortable with Libby's although the concepts are different.
Great outside venue with good food and good service.
Cathy, Thank you for the great venue review we look forward to your next visit!! Libby's
Honestly, I really do love Libbys. However we went for Sunday brunch and we were on the early side so it wasn’t too crowded. We asked to be placed at a certain table and the staff move the table and chairs to another place-sat us down at another location other than what we had asked for then they moved us to another table then they moved the original table back THEN they switched the tables around AGAIN. The Mimosas were mainly orange juice. Barely a sparkle at all. Our food was not hot when it was delivered to us and I desperately needed some additional bananas Foster French toast sauce. I was literally eating plain French toast with about four sliced bananas thrown on top of it. So, all in all not a great experience. Usually we have a better one I must say. Disappointed in our “brunch” at every level.
Our daughter and friends had dinner for her 15th birthday and everyone was great!
Thank you for sharing your daughters birthday with us. We look forward to more celebrations with your family.
Our server, Mia, was wonderful. She was very attentive and friendly. We had a very good meal. We love Libby’s.
thank you very much for the great review!! Mia does a great job for us and glad she made your dining experience great. Libby's loves you too!
good but a little disappointed from the last time I was there. Very little coleslaw on my crab cake sandwich. But it was very filling and tasty. Our friends did not get their dinner for a long time after we got ours. I guess it’s COVID times
Everything was great. If there was anything I could change was the noise level. The restaurants could use some sound attenuation..
Thank you for the review we are workin on the noise level with some soon to come noise reducing filters. Look forward to seeing you again soon Holly. Libby's
Look at my other restaurant reviews, as they are always awesome! This bad review is due to restaurant was dirty, hostess sat us in direct sun, even though there were tables in shade, flies were horrendous, food was average and they double charged my credit card. After leaving numerous messages and an email, it still isn’t corrected. This one is never go to again! Management is the worse and you can’t blame lack of staff on the double charge on my credit card.
Mediterranean Chicken and try
Furled fries are worth the calories.
Thank you so much for your review, we look forward to seeing you again!
We loved the ribs! Nat is an excellent waiter. The drinks are nice too.
Great place for weekend lunch and brunch. Dinner is wonderful, too. Lovely food, great service and friendly atmosphere. One of my favorite restaurants!
Love dinning here but matter what the day or occasion.
Great evening, service from Nathaniel was excellent and the food was delicious.
Consistently great food and service.
Really bad service, long waits, server was clueless and she was training a new server!!! Made no sense! Food was good though!
We had a wonderful lunch at Libby’s, enjoying a relaxing atmosphere and great, friendly service.
Very disappointed. Waited 15 minutes for a waiter and only was approached by one when I asked for one. The waiter was not very courteous or apologetic for our wait. The food was overcooked and not worth the value.
Loved the food. We had brisket burger, Parmesan fries and orange chicken. Nat was an excellent waiter. Price was reasonable. We will be back.
It was great
We had the filet egg rolls (very good), caprese salad (as expected), brisket burger (yummy, however my daughter didn't like the char-grilled flavor), filet (also had some char-grilled flavor), and the pork chop which was out of this world and the reason we will go back. Our server was MIA most of the time. When we placed our order, we asked for regular mayo for our burgers instead of the herb mayo. They were served to us with the herb mayo and we had to wait 10 minutes for regular mayo. Burgers were cold by then. My water glass sat empty for several minutes. We plan to give Libby's another try and hope for better service.
Returned to order the same yummy burger from a previous visit. First attempt was medium rare for well done. Second attempt was very well done & dry, then had to wait for the condiments while that burger got cold. Food was subpar & service on both visits was very slow. I prefer to support local,, but much better options are available elsewhere. Won't return to Libby's any time soon.
Food was great, menu varied, service was attentive, very reasonable.
Waiter was terrible. He had no personality and never checked up on us. Food was really good
Visiting my best friend and she and I had a night out together without husbands. I haven’t been to Libby’s since precovid and I remember a fancier, more elegant restaurant. Now seems much more casual, family friendly style. Noisier, lots of children on a Friday night. Slightly disappointing.
Food and service were good.
It would have been delightful, except the noise level was horrible for any conversation. Sitting across from a friend, I had to ask her to repeat time, and again. I leaned over the table to try to hear. We won’t be back for that very reason. Too hot to sit outside.
Group of five went for dinner on Wednesday half price wine night. The short wine list at half price bottles had something for everyone. The Doctor Pepper Ribs were fabulous and the fries and coleslaw were both great. The ribeye was the perfect steak. Loved the Brussel sprouts appetizer and the strawberry shortcake and key lime pie desserts.
Libby's has a great lunch menu! We sat outside on the patio, under a fan, protected from the sun.......it was not uncomfortable. What should I expect for Aug. in FL! Our waitress was attentive but not overbearing. Food was really good. I will keep going back.
Thank you so much Laurie for taking the time to review us! We look forward to serving you again soon!
This may be the worst restaurant in Sarasota. It took 15 - 20 min for a server to approach the table and another 10 after that to get our drinks. There were only 3 other tables occupied at the time. The food was horrible! Frozen not fresh! It has been in a steady decline for about 15 years and has finally reached the bottom.
The tuna tartare was the absolute best!
Our first time back since the remodel and we were not pleased at all.
It was the first time for our friends and not was not a good impression for the either.
The air condoning ducting has the AC blowing directly at the tables so we were very uncomfortable but it appears that is the problem with all the tables so moving would have not done much good.
The service was very, very slow. It took over 10 minutes to get a server to our table upon arriving. When we reordered a second round of drinks our server never cleared our empty glasses leaving us with a very crowed table.
We had to ask twice about extra napkins to wipe up the moisture on the table from our napkin less water glasses. We had to ask twice about the veggie of the day and we had to, literally, chase down our waitress to get our check divided as she never asked if it was all one check or not. Then we had to chase her down again to pay the corrected bill.
The food was ok to good but with the extremely slow and inattentive service it will be some time, if ever, before we go back.
Libby's - Sarasota offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 487-7300.
Libby's - Sarasota is rated 4.5 stars by 2592 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.