Phillippi Creek Village Oyster Bar

1 Aug

Here is the eye-catching sign just off Sarasota’s South Tamiami Trail

This is a cool place … and right on the beaten path. Highway 41 (AKA South Tamiami Trail) is the main North-South drag through Sarasota. If you’re looking for good seafood in an Old Florida setting, the Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar is a fine choice. It’s clean, family friendly, the food is good, and the pricing is quite fair. They offer several daily lunch specials for $8.95-$9.95.

Get your photo here and you’ll be happy as a clam — yuk, yuk

The interior is cozy & rustic. Lots of wood everywhere. Ceiling fans spin overhead as you eat at wooden picnic tables and gaze out at Phillippi Creek. The family seated next to me was vacationing from New York. They ordered an appetizer of Gator Bites and really seemed to enjoy it. My server was nice and we even talked a little baseball. That is never a bad thing.  

My char-grilled tuna with slaw & parsley taters was awesome. There is just something so incredibly special about char-grilled fish. My tuna was cooked to a perfect medium. The slaw was cool and speckled with just the right amount of celery seed. I passed on the french fries and asked for the parsley potatoes as a substitute. That was an excellent call — they were buttery and delicious.

All in all a terrific lunch — and a bargain at just $8.95. Check ’em out … you will not be disappointed.

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