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
served with a chef veggie of the day
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
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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
Great night and food was great as always.
Only issue was that there were some cockroaches running around near the table we were at for outside dining. The waiter allowed us to move a few tables away, which was nice, but still concerning. We understand they are common here in FL, but still not a pleasant thing to see while you’re trying to enjoy a meal.
We had brunch with Bloody Mary’s. Food was served quickly and was fresh and hot. Waitress was friendly and efficient. My favorite place to eat because they serve good food reasonably priced.
It was Mother's Day and they appeared to be over-booked. The staff and manager were very good, which was the only pleasant component of the experience. The food was mildly warm and unimpressive and it was very, very loud. Not a good Mother's Day experience.
Wonderful food and experience
The host/hostess were VERY disorganized and blamed us for their not knowing how to utilize their system regarding OpenTable reservations. It was so bad that it almost resulted in us leaving the restaurant. This is the primary reason I rated "service" as a 3. Also, many employees were wearing masks incorrectly (ie: under their nose and/or under their chin).
Great service, excellent food. Will definitely return!
We went for Mothers day brunch, very uninspired brunch.
I would recommend Libbys lunch but there are much better brunches to go to in Sarasota!
Always a favorite! Amazing food!
I had been here a few years ago and it is still as good as I remember. We had a great meal. The truffle fries are delicious. Three of us shared the Strawberry Shortcake dessert and we all loved it. Good food and really wonderful service. As they got busy I saw management step in to keep things flowing which I always appreciate and consider a good sign of quality management.
We came on Saturday evening with reservations and we were seated promptly. We had drinks that were tasty but seemed like a small pour. Enjoyed our pretzel and beer cheese appetizer . Food ranged from pretty good- (steak and wedge salad) to good (chicken pasta ) to very good (fresh catch and crab cakes).
Service was great- over- all a very nice dinner and evening with friends.
Libby’s was the perfect place to be if you wanted to feel upscale but casual. Beautiful restaurant, great ambiance. Will definitely return when I visit Sarasota.
Wonderful as always! I try something new on the menu each time and am always pleased!
Fantastic food and service. We will be back.
Dirty drink came in dirty glass. Took silverware then served main course hot but time we got silverware it was cold. Very poor and will not come back after many years of eating at restaurant never again
Took an hour to get food. Watched 3 tables that arrived after us get served before us. When the food finally arrived it was cold.
Very nice place! All staff/waiter were very friendly and patient. Ambiance was beautiful & service was good!
We had a nice shady outdoor table with good food and servicr
Great food and service by Michael - as usual for Libbys. It’s a go to spot for us for sure.
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review and for your 5 Stars! We look forward to serving you again!
Nathaniel was an excellent server and we both ordered the 3 item lunch specials with the Chicken BLT sandwich, which was delicious. We will definitely be back again.
Thank you so much LeslieS for taking the time to give us a review and for your 5 Stars! We look forward to serving you again soon!
Awesome food and service in a great location. Black and Blue Burger, Salads and Pulled Pork sandwich were all good. Can't wait to go back.
Libby's is a great local restaurant with outstanding food, a great wait staff, and lots of outside seating. We had a party of four and we all had a terrific experience. My husband and I follow a plant-based lifestyle and really appreciate the vegan options on the menu. We highly recommend Libby's.
Thank you so much SRQKraftiGal for taking the time to give us a review! We love to hear this kind of feedback! We look forward to serving you again soon!
Terrific casual restaurant with great service and consistent food!
Thank you so much Lori for taking the time to give us a review! We look forward to serving you again soon!
Our server, Anthony, was fantastic! We ate outdoors and felt very safe in spite of COVID concerns. It was a beautiful evening. The food was delicious, service was wonderful and we actually made reservations to take relatives to Libby’s tonight!
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review! We love this kind of feedback. We look forward to serving you and your guest again this evening!
Very pleased all the way around! We will definitely return and bring friends
Great food. Attentive service. We will definitely be back!
This was my first time here. The food and service was fantastic. There was a smoke issue, though. I’m not sure if they kept burning something or if the fans were broken but it was burning our eyes.
Thank you for taking the time to give us review! We look forward to serving you again soon!
Everything was delicious! We will be back.
Absolutely excellent every time!
GOOD FOOD,GOOD VALUE,EXCELLENT SERVICE EVEN THOUGH QUITE BUSY BUT THE NOISE LEVEL WAS HORRENDOUS.
We enjoy eating at Libby’s weekly!!
Thank you so much PatriciaL for taking the time to give us a review! We look forward to serving you again soon!
Get together with wonderful friends that I haven’t seen in over a year. The restaurant was way too crowded in my opinion so thank God we sat outside. The wait staff was good but seemed extremely overwhelmed with the number of people there. The bananas Foster French toast was delicious and decadent. They forgot to bring the side of fruit with it and seemed extremely confused when we asked for it three times. The $5 Bloody Mary hit the spot.
This last month we've probably been to Libby's 7 times. Such a fun place! It never disappoints
So happy to hear feedback like this! We look forward to serving you again soon!
Late evening meal.
Nobody wearing masks except for us and wait staff.
Thank you so much Sunshine for taking the time to give us a review! We look forward to serving you again soon!
Wow, our second visit to this restaurant was so disappointing. I alerted the waiter to my garlic allergy first thing. Most places have no issue with it, because they just make something on the menu and skip the garlic. He came back and said there was absolutely nothing they could do except for a plain piece of fish. I was fine with that. I asked for lemon and some drawn butter, just so I could flavor it. I got a lump of cold butter and when I asked again they just looked at me and said sorry. The wedge salad was horrible. The lettuce was brown in places, and it was a half a head of iceberg, two tomatoes and three slices of bacon not even crumbled. I have had better wedge salads in a diner. Nick our server, was very nice, I will say that. This place is taking too many reservations and can't handle the crowd. Seem to be disorganized and I saw two sets of angry diners because the private room one reserved, was double booked and another reservation was not honored. It's too bad. Great spot, but there are some many great places in Sarasota, I think this one has fallen to the bottom of the list.
On a Saturday night, our third visit to the restaurant in a month (the food and ambience is that good!), we had 730 reservations but weren't seated till 8:00. Our food didn't arrive till 8:45, and our waitress was not particularly attentive to us or our growing displeasure. We had our entrees and at approximately 9:30 we left without dessert. We did complain to the manager who was receptive and did give up discount coupons for our next visit. He said that the kitchen was backed up and that many diners were lingering.
The food was good, as always, leading my wife, who had spent the 90 minutes saying she wouldn't come back, to changing her mind, saying then only that she'd make an earlier reservation!
Thank you JasonS for taking the time to give us review and for your patience that evening. We are trying to navigate these busy times as best as we can. Thank you again for your patronage. We look forward to serving you again soon!
Crowded and loud despite the distancing between tables. The food was very good and our server was attentive and pleasant. It was a busy evening at Libby’s!
Love Libby’s! Good food, good service, great ambiance!
The outdoor dining was very pleasant, the food selections very good, and service was excellent
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review! We look forward to serving you again soon!
Excellent brunch, atmosphere and great server named Ellie.
Mike is a very good server however the hostess is inexperienced and shouldn’t be the face of the front of the house. When I arrived for a reservation for an outdoor table there were 10 empty. She sat me at a table and returned 15 minutes later to inform me she needed the table for another reservation in 50 minutes. Pretty unacceptable for a hostess especially when outdoor space was sparsely occupied. I voluntarily moved to a table inside much to my disappointment because with Covid I am very hesitant to eat indoors but didn’t want to be asked to leave a table in 50 minutes. The food was good and Mike made the experience pleasant but I suggest the owners hire a professional hostess to great and seat guests especially when they have made reservations.
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 2448 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.