Libby's - Sarasota
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- 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
Oak Barrel Salmon
grilled cold water chilean salmon, topped with Jim Beam cracked pepper bourbon glaze
served with a chef veggie of the day
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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 11:45PM
Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 11:45PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 11:45PM
Service was great in the beginning. Someone delivered one persons plate and we waited 7 minutes for the other 2. As it turned out they had delivered the wrong plate in the beginning. So my daughters food was cold by the time i we started eating. The host came over and Said she would have a manager come and that never happened.
Our actual server was lovely.
Server Sean excellent Great spirit! Food excellent. Unfortunately there was noisy family. Not sure who was louder, the mother or the 2 children. Kids screaming and mother encouraging.
Our first visit to Libby’s was wonderful! The food and service a 10!
Wanted to have a nice Sunday Brunch. Libby's did not disappoint. Always enjoy going there.
Food was excellent as was service.
Chairs were hard and had no backs. Noise level was very high.
Go for the food but watch where they try to seat you!
We have eaten at Libby's several times but lost night was not a good experience. The restaurant was overwhelmed and it took 90 minutes to get our salad. Once the food arrived it was delicious but overall the meal took 2.5 hours. We ordered from the Savor Sarasota menu and they ran out of dessert. The manager was very nice and made adjustments to the bill. The server was very attentive but I think the kitchen was under staffed.
Food was fabulous, vibe was great and our server, Ellie, was wonderful. My new “go to” place.
Always a great meal. Love the location .
Always an excellent experience at Libby’s, food was delicious it took a little bit longer to come out, but they were very busy. Always very accommodating and the staff is very friendly and professional.
Thank you so much HollyJ for taking the time to give us a review! We look forward to serving you again soon!
The waitress gave us a fantastic recommendation on the fish market special and we ended up ordering the same dish but we each selected a different style of cooking so it allowed us to taste each type. The Corvina fish was excellent!!! Would order that again in blackened style.
Thank you Jezebel so much for taking the time to give us a review! We love feedback like this. We look forward to serving you again soon!
When we come to Sarasota to visit Mom, we always go to Libby's. The sidewalk view is great for people-watching, and the food and service are always top-notch.
We used to love coming to Libby's every time we were in town. After the renovation, it wasn't the same and also a horrible dining experience, so we hadn't been back a couple years. We decided to give it another try Thur night (6/3/21).
Food overall was good though it took WAY too long to finally get delivered. Afterwards, took the server forever to show back up to bring a check so I finally went to the bar to ask that they cash me out. Hostess was friendly and kind to take care of it but we never saw the server come by again before departing. It may be a couple years more before we give them another chance.
BTW, I really hate leaving negative reviews; always prefer to say something positive. There's just no way to sugarcoat this one, though.
The food was excellent and the service was superb. Our server provided excellent guidance as we ordered which resulted in everyone having a fabulous meal.
Thank you DonC so much for taking the time to give us a review! We look forward to serving you again soon!
WE asked to sit outside and we enjoyed that, the street noise never bothered us.
next time we'll ask to sit undercover out side.
All 4 of us were happwith of lunches, but, I ordered half chin sals sand and half kale salad. got sand and regular caesar salad. still a yummy lunch and told the 2 day at work waitress not to bother changing it.
WE will be back
Our first time at Libby's and it was a very nice evening. Service was very good and the food was excellent. We will return again.
Only slight issue was dogs in the restaurant. I assume it is a dog friendly establishment but barking while we were enjoying a $100 plus dinner was a little questionable. Just my opinion and I'm sure there are many dog lovers who would disagree.
Our first return since the renovation. Nothing has changed with noise. Very loud. Service was slow and twice I had to search for our server. Not coming back.
Our server was GREAT! Everything else was horrible!! We are regulars but no more. The Kitchen staff was so overworked with take out orders that our (and many others we saw) got incomplete food, uncooked food, requested items incomplete and very long wait times for food. The atmosphere was chaotic and stressful! The manager was ill equipped to dialogue with us about the cook on the food. She was rude. The way she spoke with us did not live up to the amazing management skill usually from The Table Restaurant Group. Our server was amazing! There was a staff support gentleman named Mathew who should be the manager. He was more helpful, kind and apologetic than the manager.
Great value on food - a little unclear on happy hour special. It was labeled 2-4-1 and then listed drinks, but bartender stated that the price listed was the price for each drink. Management should address what the 2-4-1 deal is and clarify to customers.
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review! We are looking into new happy hour menus as we speak. We look forward to serving you again soon!
Libby’s is always good. But like everywhere today help is very difficult to find. Our server said it was her first day. She did a good job considering it was her first day. At least she was working and trying very hard. She will be really good with a little more experience. The noise level was pretty high but we still had an enjoyable evening.
Wonderful place to go…but not for Sunday brunch! Service is lousy, or at least our server was. Had to go to bar to grab a drink and refresh my water. Most servers looked like 20 something and could care less about us. Need good management to take over.
Otherwise, go on a normal night.
All was as expected. We dined outdoors and though warm the fans kept us comfortable.
We came to Libby’s for a Bachelorette dinner! They accommodated us in a private room which was way above our expectation. Everyone from the hostess’ to our server were Amazing! The food was outstanding! Loved every bite. We had a vegan with us and they had lots of vegan options!!! Huge foodie here; amazing tasting quality food at a good price point!!
Thank you Tali so much for taking the time to give us a review! We love this kind of feedback and We look forward to serving you again!
Absolutely outstanding! Food and service was amazing.
Inside was VERY loud could hardly hear our table people talk...
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review! I will share these notes with the team. We look forward to serving you again!
Libby’s has consistently good food and good value! Service as well!! I like the changes they’ve to the menu too.
Sorry to be writing this as Libby’s was once a favorite. We hadn’t been there in 3 years - 2 due to COVID-19 and 1 due to their renovation. They have a long way to go to get back to their previous quality level.
Thai sticky wings were tough. Steak Frites was deliciously charred but tough and gristly. Dynamite Shrimp was good but with inexplicably breaded tails-on - leading us to chomp into a tail assuming it was not on (or why would they bread it before frying?). The bar was woefully under staffed and under stocked. The waiter had to consult his phone to see what they did and did not have. He had never heard of a Dark and Stormy. Once upon a time Libby’s made one of the best Dark and Stormys anywhere.
The place needs a good manager. On a Thursday night of Memorial Day weekend, I don’t think one was on duty (though we did not ask).
I generally avoid ratings but am doing this one in hopes that Libby’s current generation of ownership is paying attention and cares to return to its previous quality. We will give it another try next year when we are in Sarasota, in hopes that it improves. If not, life is too short to eat in mediocre restaurants.
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review. We are striving every day to be better than yesterday. I will be sharing these notes with our team. We look forward to serving you again!
My only negative is that I forgot my loyalty card and lost getting points for dining there. I was told i would just lose those points.
Thank you JudyT so much for taking the time to give us a review! I will be looking into how we can get those points back. We look forward to serving you again!
Food very good. Tuesday night a great night ti go for 2 for 1 drinks.
Thank you Dusty so much for taking the time to give us a review! We look forward to serving you again soon!
Service was excellent and the salmon was delicious.
Had reservations for outside and we were seated in the area behind sidewalk. I was seated there before and the noise level was so high. There was a large party going on so that obviously attributed to the noise. We moved to the side walk. I ordered the shrimp crab eggs hollandaise and potatoes. No crab taste at all and the potatoes were too greasy. Yuck. I had had this before and it was fine. That’s why I ordered it again I will order something else another time. The staff is wonderful.
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review and for bringing this to our attention. I will share these notes with my team. We look forward to serving you again soon!
Had a nice time sitting outside. Enjoyed the special sammy (with crab and shrimp), mussels, and key lime pie.
Thanks so much for taking the time to give us a review! We look forward to serving you again soon!
Love Libby's! Our reliable neighborhood cafe. Always great food and drinks.
Thanks so much AndreasA for taking the time to give us a review! We look forward to serving you again soon!
They offer lots of outdoor seating which is great...many menu options, and food was decent. We both had fish entrees which were good. Will definitely return to Libby’s.
Thank you gotoplace so much for taking the time to give us a review! We look forward to serving you again soon!
Excellent food in a beautiful venue with grade A service.
Our server,Ellie, did her utmost to make our dining experience stellar. She succeeded.
We will definitely be back to Libby’s for future dining adventures.
Thanks so much for taking the time to give us a review! We look forward to serving you again soon!
The food was very salty for several of us. The patio was blazing sunshine in our eyes.
Our server Courtney was the best part of our lunch. She is pleasant, attentive, and a true professional who is a credit to Libby’s.
One issue is she could use the help from someone to bus the tables to free her time.
Great kale Cesar salad but please bring back the old French fries. The new thin ones get cold immediately and aren’t a good replacement.
We’ll be back to see Courtney!
Michael was our server and he was GREAT - attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. The ribs are amazing!! We'll be back.
Thanks 92101localdiner so much for taking the time to give us a review! We look forward to serving you again soon!
very good food
well made drinks
server was adequate at best
Lively atmosphere, great service, exceptional food and menu choices.
Thanks Cebill so much for taking the time to give us a review! We look forward to serving you again soon!
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 2520 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.