Veronica Fish & Oyster

4.8
1392 Reviews
$31 to $50
Oyster Bar
A modern oyster bar with a nod to classic supper clubs of past featuring flavors from across the globe ---- for parties of 5 and over, we ask that you call in in order for us to better serve the group's needs.
Our outdoor seating is all first come first serve- we apologize for any inconvenience
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DavidC
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual!

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marzbagz
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Very noisy. Food overpriced for quality. Crispy red snapper was mostly bone and skin. Had very little meat. Our waitress was very good. We have dined here several times before but will not go back. Sarasota has many fine seafood restaurants that are better quality food.

Veronica Fish & Oyster
Responded 2 days ago

We are sorry you did not enjoy your meal- we wish at the time of your visit you had asked to speak to management so we could have gotten you a dish to your liking, unfortunately our whole fish does have bones- we have plenty of fileted options on our menu as well. Perhaps you would have enjoyed one of these options more- thank you for the feedback and we are so sorry we could not once again earn your patronage

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vipMartin
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great food, service, atmosphere and location!

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vipTur1261
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my "go to" places when visiting Sarasota. The food and service is always spot on and never disappointing.

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vipLobsterBob
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and the server, Sue, was outstanding. The only suggestion to offer is that the menu is a little complicated and it might help to simplify some of the selections. We miss their shrimp & grits and Brussel sprouts as they are no longer on the menu.

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vipNashFoodieGirl
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect! While it seems hard to get a bad meal in Sarasota, Veronica Fish and Oyster was a stand out. We had the oyster buttermilk salad. Potato rolls with lobster salad and Halibut. One thing was better than the other. Our server, Sue also helped make this such a pleasant and memorable meal.

Veronica Fish & Oyster
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thank you so much for the amazing words!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, enticing menu, delicious food. Great energy. A bit noisy

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with excellent service from Kenny. The next time we’re in the area we’ll be having dinner there.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we dine at Veronica the experience is truly Awesome.
Thank You to the staff

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambiance was outstanding! May just be the best restaurant in Sarasota!

Veronica Fish & Oyster
Responded on September 25, 2021

Thank you so very much for the kind words!

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vipElaine
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Pretty restaurant, great ambience. Very good food but sadly service was not great.
Somewhat noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Loved scallop mushroom appetizer. Waiter was on spot! Fast and attentive.

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vipMkay
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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NathanI
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was fine, service was great, but everything was overpriced. I likely won’t be back.

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MarkV
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So many great choices on the menu it was tough to pick, as always. And we were not disappointed

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MarciaY
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and drinks, exceptional service !

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veronica’s is one of our favorites. Always excellent service and delicious food! Great for meeting up with friends or a special night out.

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vipNatalieJ
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurant experiences I have had in a long time. We were on a cruise on the upper west coast and a couple who lives on LBK said this was their favorite restaurant. Since today was my husband's birthday, we made reservations to give it a try. We went early to have a cocktail at the bar. Daniel was amazing and made our delicious drinks. Then we were seated for dinner and our server was a lovely woman named Katarina (Kate). She was very knowledgeable about the menu. We both ordered a fish dish. Both amazing and a dozen oysters. My husband ordered the banana foster bread pudding for dessert. I declined dessert, but Kate brought me a little dish of chocolate mousse with berries and whipped cream. It was a wonderful evening and the food was very good. We will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Veronica’s. The staff is always super friendly.

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vipEbonyK
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I moved to Florida a little over two years ago and I am a huge foodie and used to excellent cuisine. It has been very tough to find places with amazing ambience and phenomenal food. Veronica‘s met all of our expectations and then some. We finally had fresh not frozen oysters, the food was amazing,And the service was impeccable. We will most certainly be back here again!

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vipJackie
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant to visit while in Sarasota. Always consistently excellent! Food, service, ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great

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DJay
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with service that is on point. Go see Parker! She is a great server.

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Jemlow
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a perfect dining experience

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donB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ceaser salad is sweet. I wouldn't order it again.

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vipnancy
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veronica's consistently delivers excellent food and service! Sandor and wait staff consistently goes those extra steps to ensure your comfort and enjoyment.

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FRANKH
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Sue was our server and she was great!

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vipRocco
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Won’t be out last. Our server CB was a gentleman and walked us thru a quite exceptional experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Great meal. All fish was cooked well and yo appropriate temperature. All cocktails were fantastic. Wait staff were overwhelmed and constantly telling us they would be back mid sentence into ordering apps etc. We did not realize it closed at 10pm on Sat night and was *told to leave at 1030pm.

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viprileysroost
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots and never disappoints. Food, service and always a good experience with Daniel at the bar.

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vipKentuckyGlobetrotter
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with even better service. Wide ranging menu with lots of great appetizers. The pastry chef is so talented—don’t normally do desserts but the cookie with homemade ice cream was off the charts.

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Janscomments
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was my first visit but I will definitely be returning. Can’t wait to sample more menu items. My dinner was delicious & everyone I was with also enjoyed their meals.

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vipMitch
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Warm and welcoming staff; excellent service and food quality. Definitely will be back.

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vipJanetS
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our dinner at Veronica’s. Wonderful oysters & gumbo, also the halibut is delicious! Our server, Parker, is outstanding!!

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roxanneh
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb experience. Meal was fantastic - thank you for making our substitutions so easy. Waiter was excellent - above and beyond service. Will definitely be going back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Need more fish options
Love the fish special but that is the only good option

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vipMike
Naples
23 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience from the moment we sat down. The infused barrel cocktails were outstanding. Our server Parker explained the dishes where we had questions and provided attentive service. The food was delicious. We had oysters, the spicy fish dip, salads and the tuna entree. All were delightful. Can’t wait to come back again.

Veronica Fish & Oyster
Responded on August 20, 2021

Thank you Mike!

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RebeccaR
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and service. The food was okay, but definitely not worth the price I paid, I fell for a tourist trap that I regret. I do not recommend this place for fresh Florida seafood, the price is a lie.

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PatS
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was impeccable,
Not a big menu for entrees but we find that is a good thing
Food was excellent and nicely presented.
A bit pricey but will be back for a special occasion.

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ScottP
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

This is a bustling place and slightly louder than I'd prefer but it's definitely not somewhere I'd avoid as a result. The food is very good here and I only gave it the stars I did for value as I find it difficult to pay mid-high $30's for halibut and tuna and $45 for catch of the day. We didn't order any of those but I'm sure based on the food we did order would have been of good quality. I had the Crab & Avocado, Red Shrimp cocktail and we split the truffle fries. My wife had the Sea Scallops and Mushrooms dish and enjoyed it very much. The service was not good, our young server was inattentive and slow.

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Veronica Fish & Oyster is rated 4.8 stars by 1392 OpenTable diners.

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