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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
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (36)
Good for a Date (31)
Great for Lunch (27)
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Fun (27)
Live Music (25)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Special Occasion (24)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Happy Hour (17)
Bar Seating (17)
People Watching (17)
Hot Spot (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Business Meals (12)
Kid-friendly (12)
Cozy (11)
Healthy (10)
Authentic (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Romantic (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Scenic View (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great Beer (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Waterfront (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

Two things: First - received a call from the hostess who was very rude asking about if our reservation was for teenagers and then did not listen and asked if they would have people with them. Very Rude!

Second, the music was very loud. Our table was located at the top of the stairs and we could
Not hear to talk. Fortunately, he took a break. I am not elderly and I found it very loud. I was with 4 70’s + and they were very bothered.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Fun
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

Andrew was a great server. Always enjoy our many trips to Tommy's

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·Dined 5 days ago

AWESOME! Great time and great food. Waitress and staff were very friendly. Live music was a nice touch. Prices were more than reasonable. I would recommend this restaurant to my family and friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Late-night Find, Waterfront
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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

Been there many times. Always a treat! Great food, drink and service.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Toronto)·Dined 7 days ago

Temperature in the room was too cool.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

Lunch was lovely today, outside overlooking the street on the upstairs veranda. Crab bisque was creamy and delicious. My shrimp and grilled vegetables plate was very filling, I loved the grilled cauliflower. This is a go to spot for me at St. Armands circle, always a nice island decor paired with fresh healthy food. Wait staff is very attentive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Service and Dinner were excellent. You can't miss with this restaurant.

Tags: Live Music, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (London)·Dined on January 7, 2018

As usual great food, fabulous cocktails! My overall favourite place for them! Atmosphere always good and lovely staff !

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Live Music, People Watching, Fun, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Live Sports, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very nice experience. The taco appetizer and snapper dinner was very good. Our server, John, was excellent, attentive with a sense of humor. Will be back.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Love Tommy’s!!

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We depend on Tommy Bahama for great appetizers, delicious lump crab bisque, creative cocktails, excellent fish, and terrific service. This location provided all of that. Lots of energy, quite noisy, but overall a great dinner experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We always come here as a family and have never been disappointed. Great food, atmosphere, happy employees, and always good drinks. I love coming at night, especially when they have someone performing live music.

Tags: Live Music, Casual, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food and service as always. The live entertainment, Marcel, is phenomenal! Great way to celebrate New Year’s Eve

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Have always loved the food. We will keep coming back.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Bad experience. We waited an hour for a cold dinner after tracking down the waiter. The appetizer was the famous coconut shrimp that tasted like it came out of a frozen food box. Manager and staff overworked with zero customer service. This is a tourist trap not worth the high price our hassle! We will not be back, beware!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our waitress,Julia, gave us the rush as soon as we sat down for our 8 pm reservation. She was taking unfinished appetizers away, constantly asking if we were ready to order and attempting to take unfinished meals away. We spent over $450 and felt we were in a whirlwind. Definitely not the place for a leisurely dinner. She should consider being a drill sergeant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

They messed up our reservation that I confirmed twice. The hostess blamed everyone but herself and found no solution. We are frequent customers so I know what they are capable of. She told us to order at the bar (we had reservations)

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great meal

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service! Our table was ready when we arrived and our waitress, Cindy, made us feel right at home.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Vegan, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We always cringe when we are being seated on the first floor at TB at St. Armand's Circle in Sarasota. The dining area on the first floor across from the bar is very loud and not a very desirable place to sit. We were told there was no upstairs dining available due to two large groups. TB needs to put some sound reducers up to deflect the loud bar scene from the dining area... long past due!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Always great food. Good service and never disappointed

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We visit the Sarasota area every year after Christmas and always shop at the Tommy Bahama Retail Store. This year we decided to use one of our $50 rewards to eat at the restaurant. We were not disappointed!! Great music, tasty food and the pineapple creme brûlée was excellent!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Two entrances to this restaurant but no one manning either one. Waited for 10 minutes before we asked for assistance only for the waiter to ask me if I was looking for the bathroom. Service was good but the restaurant was old and very plain compared to other Tommy Bahama restaurants I have eaten at.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Years past this was one of my favorite places but it did not live up to my expectations this time. Food still good service

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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Server lied about charging our gift card $80 when he took $96. We actually even overtipped on the balance. Very disappointing. I have the gift card balance charge which he showed as $80. We have never had an experience at any Tommy Bahama restaurant or store before like this. I even asked him before we left...and left him more cash. Shame on you!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve....service very slow-server was overwhelmed with too many tables...very forgetful-drinks,extra utensils etc...being a local we go there often and this visit was a low point for service.

Tags: Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We hadn't been to Tommy's for years. Decided to catch a sunset and stop by for dinner since Tommy's is by the beach. Good service and food as I remembered. Prices are on the high side which is why we don't frequent this restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Tommy Bahama is located on famed St. Armonds Circle in Sarasota, Fl. It always attracts a large crowd, they do take reservations. The food is creative and good, especially the salads.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Come on ,how can you go wrong it's Tommy Bahama . Excellent food . Reasonable prices

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Our macadamia nut crusted snapper was good but not special. The service was very fast, maybe a little too fast. Our waiter was very accommodating and nice but we weren’t wild about our dinner.

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great service. Our waitress was fantastic. Very good ambiance. And our food was very good!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Fantastic evening!!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Service was terrible. Our waitress was very busy clearing tables etc and paid minimal attention to us. Other wait staff seemed to be doing well and other guests got attentive service.

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great food and service. Food was quick to come out and drinks were well made. Volume level of the music is loud so it can be difficult to have a conversation.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Seated on time. Given table requested. Waiter was courteous...front manager stopped by table, made a dinner recommendation which I had & exceeded expectation!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 10, 2017

best AHI Tuna in Sarasota. Music is dreadful. decent service. excellent key lime pie.

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Much too noisy. Idiots were wearing hats in the dining areas. Not much class

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We enjoy having dinner there for special events. Particularly enjoy a grapefruit basil martini or to bring guests

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Good food. Poor service. Disappointed. Also sooo noisy.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We enjoyed our time there with friends. The service was good and the food was pleasurable
as usual.Thanks

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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