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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

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (23)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Special Occasion (16)
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Live Music (16)
Good for a Date (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Fun (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Hot Spot (10)
People Watching (10)
Business Meals (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Authentic (6)
Romantic (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Scenic View (5)
Healthy (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Cozy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined 2 days ago

macadamia crusted snapper is out of this world!!!
excellent food! everything on the menu is delicious!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Great location and a lively restaurant. Hostess not friendly and seems bored with the job. Bartender Lee has a poor attitude and this is well known throughout the restaurant. If you can overlook the bad attitude at the host stand and the poor attitude from Lee at the bar you will enjoy this location.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Good food, good service, great location, live music

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

We particularly love the coconut shrimp and the salads.very reliable and fun place. Live entertainment is pretty good.

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

The steak salad with the Tamarind dressing is great.Great Tommys atmosphere. Lisa our server is always great

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 6 days ago

Had a family/friend gathering and enjoyed the ambiance. Food was excellent. Service was good- very attentive but not intrusive. Found prices to be moderate. Good selection for salad eaters. Enjoyable experience.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Friendly service. Nick, our waiter, was very attentive. Menu has a lot of options and good specials. The place can get really noisy. The upstairs deck is best place to have a drink and people (as well as some cool cars) watch.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazing food amazing waitress amazing ambiance. Would come back again!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 3, 2017

TB is always nice but sound level in this Restaurant is terrible so extremely difficult to carry on a conversation thus we don’t go as often as we would like, and we have several friends who now won’t go at all

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 2, 2017

the food is always great
we live on St Armands so we love to walk to the restaurant
the usually have a great variety of specials that are off the regular menu so it is always an adventure
U must have the pinacolata cake, it is just the best care ever
It is a bit noisy when crowded, they could aa few things to absorb the sound

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food was fabulous, the environment was just too noisy, and we like high energy but there is a almost no ability to converse over the noise levels. The service was good but not great for the price.I would go again knowing the prices are above the overall experience.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Stephanie was an efficient and lively waitress, and she made the evening very pleasant. My mani mani for the special menu was delicious though rather small. The summer rolls appetizer was one of the best I’ve had

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We normally love this place but this was not a regular night. Restaurant was busy but not packed. Service was not close to normal. We waited 20 minutes to get a wine order then another 10 to actually receive a glass of wine. Waitress had short term memory loss when asked for butter, lemon, and extra dressing. Waited 15 minutes for the bill. This is not normal. We will be back because we know it will be better.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very Disappointed. Had a reservation for eight people, asked for a high chair. On arrival, we were taken to a table set for six. Had to ask, and wait for more chairs . Asked twice more, and waited twenty minutes (seriously) for the high chair. Took fifteen minutes for a round of water, after waiting ten minutes for anybody to ask if we wanted drinks. One guest ordered wine later into the meal. After ten minutes, we asked again. After twenty minutes, we reminded the server, again. Finally the glass of wine came after thirty minutes, and I’m not exaggerating . Beer took forever too, and we waited a long time for our server to take our order and then there were some mistakes with the food. Let me add, this place was NOT busy.....many empty tables. Food was pretty good although over priced, in my opinion. Martini was $13. We live in the area and bring guests here a lot. Tommy’s used to be one of our all time favorite places and we gladly spent more on food because the service and atmosphere were so good. Sadly, it’s just not the same place anymore.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Nothing spectacular, but consistently above average. Good cocktails. The live music was pretty good with some fun song choices.

Tags: Casual, Live Music, Happy Hour
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 (London)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The hosting staff was very welcoming, but the wait staff was a bit stretched thin... either that or just checked out. However, the food was good and the overall experience was fine. A nice place to stop into while you’re in the circle.

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We return to Tommy Bahama in Sarasota time and again with out of town family. Thank you for your great wait staff (Andy) and your patience with addressing dietary needs.

Food was nicely prepared, comfort food; also enjoyed the nightly seafood special.

The guitar music is so Tommy B!!

Thanks! See you soon!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The food was good but the service a little slow and the waiter just didn’t appear. The atmosphere was excellent with a singer playing in the main saloon.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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 on November 20, 2017

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 on November 20, 2017

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 on November 20, 2017

Our twins birthday!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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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vip
 (Kent)·Dined on November 17, 2017

As always a good meal with great service will be back

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food and service was excellent but a bit pricey

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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