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About Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar - Sarasota

Tommy Bahama combines a tranquil environment and good food with an emphasis on hospitality to make for the perfect place to recharge or unwind while indulging in a unique dining experience. The experience is sure to feel like a getaway, whether you’re on vacation or looking for a vacation from your everyday life. For more information: www.tommybahama.com.

300 John Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34236
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
Sunday: 5:00pm -10:00pm

Cross Street:
S. Washington Dr.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(941) 388-2888

Website:
http://www.tommybahama.com/

Entertainment:
Entertainment nightly and Saturday and Sunday during the day.

Executive Chef:
Shannon Mills

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us for Island Time Happy Hour Everyday 4pm-6pm.

Private Dining

All events are placed on the second floor of the restaurant with a choice of 3 dining areas depending on the size of your group. Also on the second floor is a small outdoor terrace which can be included with the Sunset Room. Each room can be divided by decorative screens and island plants

Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar - Sarasota Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (22)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
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Special Occasion (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Live Music (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for a Date (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Fun (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Hot Spot (8)
People Watching (8)
Authentic (7)
Business Meals (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Romantic (6)
Healthy (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Cozy (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 2 days ago

We live within walking distance but have not eaten here in a while. Now we definitely will. We ate outside, which you can do at numerous places on St Armand, so that's not why we enjoyed it. It was because everything was just what it should be and no more. The cocktails were right, the food was just what we ordered and the server was there when we needed him and no more. We shared the ribs and the tuna poke with a side of almond rice. No room for dessert.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

family of 4 incl 2 teens : one bacon burger, one 1/2 rack of ribs, 1 8 oz filet, ago tuna tacos & filet flatbread: guacamole & chips to start : overall all thumbs ups

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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Very nice restaurant; new seating is comfortable. Our server was great.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Our twins birthday!

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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

Our visit to Tommy Bahama restaurant in St Armands was an excellent night, the ambiance was superb and extremely relaxing.

Would truly recommend to everyone

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

Called ahead to make sure the restaurant knew this was a Birthday celebration for my 18 year old and her friends. Let them know that she had my credit card to use and that I wanted them to bring her a special dessert. They confirmed with me that they would take care of it. Not only did my Daughter and her friends report that the waitress was rude, they also felt that due to their age, they were not given good service. Her dessert was never brought as requested and confirmed. They brought the bill and never gave her a copy of the receipt. Very disappointed in the attitude and service of this restaurant.

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 (Kent)·Dined 6 days ago

As always a good meal with great service will be back

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We always love Tommy Bahama! They were busy but not slammed and we waited for about 10 minutes or more for someone to come over to the table. That is completely unacceptable. The hostess could have ordered our drinks if they were short handled. I get that because i work in a hotel. Our waiter apologized as he should but he wasn’t very friendly. He acted like we were an inconvenience. We almost walked out.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Tommy’s is our go to place for a delicious meal, great ambiance and service.
The manager Ira goes above and beyond to accommodate your requests.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Food is consistently good...had the snapper this time. John, our server, is the best! A favorite is the veggie platter, which I often get with a side of grilled shrimp...great place!

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Our waitress was wonderful!!
The chicken dish was great!
My sisters loved the burger and steak salad
My mom had the fish and chips
And tacos were good!
Didn't care for the crab salad. It was packed up to go but it dropped right thru the bag and had to toss it in the dumpster
Oh well!

Fun evening !

Otherwise. We loved the staff!!

Tags: Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Tiffany was a terrific server. Food and drinks were perfect.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Party of 8 with 7 people who had never been to Tommy’s before. I always recommend and was not disappointed. My friends are foodies and work in the food/hospitality/travel industry. They loved the atmosphere, the service, and they all thought the food was fantastic. Chicken Lollipops, Coconut Shrimp and Ahi Tuna Taco appetizers were passed around for all to share. Dinners ranged from the Fish Tacos to the Kona Rubbed Ribeye. Something for everyone!!

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fun, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Ashley was awesome!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My wife and I ate here last week with a son, daughter in law and 2 kids, and as usual were very pleased with the entire evening. So when friends this week, 4 of whom had never been to TB, asked where we should go, I wholeheartedly recommended It. We were very pleased, as we have always been, with entrees that include the snapper, cod, chicken, and shrimp and scallops. On the negative side, it was noisier than usual, probably the noisiest it has ever been with a group of 9 behind us and a singer who, well good, was louder than we would have preferred. Our waiter served us very well; can’t remember his name. We will return on future visits.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We always shop St. Armand's and Tommy Bahama never lets us down. Always a great meal and talented singers there!

Tags: Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Live Music, Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food and service was excellent but a bit pricey

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fun night, great drink and a great burger

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Jason was an amazing waiter, ensured my gluten free food was prepped correctly even had the bar tender make me a gluten free cocktail!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We have been to Tommy Bahama’s a number of times and love the food, location and music. This time we sat upstairs and were quite impressed. It is quieter, more comfortable and a lot less traffic being away from the bar. Our server tried a little to hard to give us great service and we went elsewhere for dessert and more drinks. We appreciated the effort, but too many interruptions.

Tags: Live Music, Comfort Food
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Greeted with friendly staff.. had an excellent waitress (Ashley) who was spot on with her Wine pairing suggestion... great ambiance... what can you ask for from an excellent restaurant

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Good food and drinks, excellent service and nice ambience. We love to come here for lunch and then stroll around St. Armand's.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Halloween eve - a great experience I would repeat!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Tender Leaf Salad and Ahi Tuna were outstanding!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We came to celebrate my birthday, so I could have my favorite macademia encrusted snapper. We love this place...great food, wait staff is always terrific (friendly, attentive...we had John this time and he was awsome!) and it's conveniently located on St. Armond's Circle. (great shopping/walking/people watching) A great night out!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great spot - fabulous variety of food and wonderful for people with food sensitivities - lots of options. Service is wonderful, warm and friendly. Don't let the name mislead you- not a "chain" feeling restaurant. A local gem.

Tags: Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Service was exceptional and the food and drinks were absolutely fabulous. We eat at many restaurants throughout the USA and this is in the top 10.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

It was very good. A little loud at first, but it got better. I will go again.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Had the best waiter I’ve ever had anywhere and the food was delicious! Loved the roasted veggies with cauliflower steak, veggie tacos, and peanut butter pie! Fantastic! Will be going back for more.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Manchester)·Dined on October 19, 2017

It's wrong to ask us to review Tommy Bahama restaurant we just love them all the service the food we just love every thing about these restaurants

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Been to a few TB’s the service here was over the top!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent! Food and service was great! We come here regularly and are never disappointed .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I love the mojhitos they make here. The food was great and our waitress was very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We like this restaurant soup was very good (lobster bisque) macadamia goat cheese platter was awesome mini tacos was good and they drinks margaritas was fantastic we definitely came back again

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Food was delicious and service outstanding! Different and amazing sangria! Well-managed and polite staff. Recommend! 👍🏼

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Service was poor as they forgot to bring our salads. Despite the restaurant being 1/4 full it was very noisey.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Such a great restaurant for not only dining, but for being with the ones you loved. I enjoyed the "Chicken Mango Salad" in which was to die for. The waitress was outstandingly nice, "Summer," and she knows how to work a table. The bread was fantastic. Especially the cinnamon butter. I would highly recommend this restaurant to any couples looking for a great date spot or even a family with kids; a kids' menu is available.

Tags: Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Healthy
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Really enjoyed this restaurant. The staff was friendly and courteous. The live music was nice as well. Best of all was the food. Excellent!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We visit Tommy Bahamas restaurant every time we visit Sarasota. Food is always delicious and service is always great. Make sure to make a reservation because it's busy during season.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Very loud- difficult to have a conversation. Many children running around upstairs and the parents weren't stopping it. Was expecting this restaurant to be more upscale and frequented by adults (not families with young children). Staff did apologize for the chaos

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Casual
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