Veronica Fish & Oyster

4.7
516 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Oyster Bar
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Oyster Bar, Fish, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–2:45 pm
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Phone number
(941) 366-1342
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mark Majorie
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hillview Ave.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I had the evenings special, seared Tuna, not rare and dosed with Heinz 57 sauce & hot peppers. It cost 35$! Horrible. So disappointed. Service was great & bread basket for 4 delicious rolls for 3$. Will not go back.

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BL
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. Like to see more vegaterian options.

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ML
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Sarasota!! Period!! Great for a date or just a casual dinner you can’t go wrong here!

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KH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, and the menu had interesting choices. Tyler was a great waiter, his recommendations were perfect. Great dining experience!

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AA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal as always. Timing and preparation was perfect. We had James as our waiter who made the evening even more enjoyable!

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ME
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

food is all very "fried" or otherwise dressed up- I saw a seafood platter and assumed it would all be fish- but it had smoked fish on it, etc. Only good dish were the oysters

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SB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was well-prepared and very tasty. We arrived for happy hour, which was nice since they have small plates that allow you to try a few items at a reduced price. The mussels were outstanding. Wasn't as thrilled with the raw oysters but maybe it's just the time of year. I had the tuna (special on Saturday) and it was inventive and full of flavor. The service was excellent. The only drawback was the people at our neighboring table, they were very loud and talkative.

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MH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal here the food was excellent and so was the service. We will definitely go back

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ML
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Veronica’s is a fine seafood restaurant. Expansive bar and wine list. Food was very good; portions were generous. Service was excellent. Nice quiet atmosphere, but it was only less than half filled on a weekday. Might be noisy with tables and long bar fully occupied.

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A
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

This was our first time here for brunch. I was really looking forward to it because dinner is quite good. The brunch not so much. We did have good service. No complaints about that, just the food. It was all pretty bad. My poached eggs were rubbery, the potato's were unrecognizable and complete mash. I can’t say anything else was that great other than the bacon. Huge disappointment.

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KP
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding selection of appetizers and entrees. Excellent service.

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TN
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed happy hour on the couches in the bar area. Mike the bartender was exceptionally attentive, professional, and friendly. We then dined in a oversized booth with three shared mall plates. The most amazing dish I’ve had in recent years is Veronica‘s wild mushroom with polenta. Second up is the smoked fish dip. Ahi poke is good, but not as bold as the others. Exceptional service, outstanding food , and unique ambiance.

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RB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I gave this restaurant a solid 10. Really great food, service and ambiance. I will go back again for sure.

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HG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere was good, the food was very good, pricey, and shouldn't have to ask for bread.

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RL
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I didn't know what to expect. The main reason I wanted to go was to eat some raw oysters. I was not disappointed. In fact I never thought I would be able to eat oysters from three different parts of the country. I also ordered the rib sandwich it was phenomenal I could eat one every day. I thought your restaurant is classy enough to bring your wife on your fifty year anniversary or to just bring the kids for dinner.

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m
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dominic was our server, excellent food, great atmosphere, great service. Would recommend going for brunch,will be going back!!!

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MS
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An overall excellentent dinner. Each time we have dinner it’s consistently great!!

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B
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and drinks were fantastic, especially the steamed mussels. Everything was delicious and the service from Patrick was exceptional. Great place for dinner.

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SB
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars at Veronica's, have loved it since it they opened and it just keeps getting better. We took our 15 yr old son for his birthday last Saturday and it was the best dinner/experience so far. The red fish has to be the most perfect dish on the menu, a must try!

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BB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the short rib sandwich and grouper BLT. Brussel sprouts worth a taste too.

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LS
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently outstanding seafood menu. Never disappoints

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AF
Tampa
51 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As alway, terrifc seafood served in a great environment. Service is always top-notch. The redfish is particularly special!

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RF
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! We were vacationing and what a find!!! Food is delicious and very creative menu.
I had the red snapper served over collard greens and creamed corn. So delicious. We split the fried oyster salad which had chickpeas and artichoke hearts. Love that combination .
Our appetizer was the raw oysters. Very tasty indeed. We also ordered the corn and jalapeño peppers hush puppies . Very moist.
Everything was outstanding .
Our server, Chelsea, was very helpful and all her menu recommendations were right on point.
Would definitely recommend and we will be returning next year!!!!

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday celebration w my family was the best dinner we have had in Sarasota in years! (Our home for 20 years) every dish from small plates to entree were to rave about. The Mussels w sausage was my favorite.

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JM
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the bar area ,would like new dining chairs as don’t match decor but hey everything else made them forgotten. Brilliant service and food we will be back.

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j
Indiana
40 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting the area and came here on a recommendation. Couldn't have been happier!
Great food, great service (Meg was awesome!), great place, and a great location.
We'll definitely be back next time in the area.

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D
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Dominick was great and a pleasure. Oysters were awesome. Will be back very soon

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v
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A terrific dining experience the waitress Meg was charming and helpful. Appetizers were memorable muscles were delicious Sichuan shrimp appetizer was phenomenal. Hush Puppies were original and delicious. All of our entrees were fantastic, and the desserts were great also. Definitely will be a new go favorite.

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SA
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit, but not our last. Service by Meg was excellent and the food was delicious. Best fish dip by far! I ordered the crab crusted medallions and they were perfect if you want beef and seafood. Also the dark chocolate mousse was heavenly

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AG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is consistently excellent, friendly service and a great environment. It’s our new local favorite place to go!!!

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OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. The 5 of us shared several different dishes. Especially loved the crab and corn hush puppies , beet salad, smoked fish dip and mushroom/polenta side. Great staff too. Chelsea was our waitress and had a great positive energy about her.

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SK
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance. Delicious food, fresh and well prepared. Terrific service. Patrick could not have done a better job. Could not ask for a better experience.

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L
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our third time dining at Veronica’s. We chose it because we like the menu, bar and excellent service. The wait staff is very knowledgeable about both the food and wines. I know that when we bring guests here, we will not be disappointed.

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LY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Nice. Good fresh food. Knowledgeable server. Friendly and unrushed. The ambiance was energized and I suspect this place is loud when it is full.

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KB
Columbus
31 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place great atmosphere, attentive staff and incredible food. Looking forward to returning soon!

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FD
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Veronicas was great as always. Big treat was the hamburger with portobello mushroom and gruyere cheese. Delicious and different from other burgers. My husband usually gets the fried whole fish, but this time tried the fried chicken, which was great.

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food and desert, as well as the service, was fantastic.

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NC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, food was very good, nice presentation, very tasty, you could see the work they put into preparing the dishes.
Many items on the menu we would like to go back to choose.

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PA
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently fabulous! The mark of a great restaurant. Staff happy and knowledgeable. Comfortable, cozy, uplifting atmosphere. Libations! Oyster Shooters! Fresh, Fresh, Fresh meals and always cooked to perfection!

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TV
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Oysters and fish highly recommended! Service was competent. Our table was to close to front door. We should have dined in the bar...more comfortable! Enjoyable place!

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