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Sun-Thurs: 11am-10pm | Fri-Sat: 11am-10:30pm | 5353 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231

Best SW Florida Seafood- Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar

If you are traveling to Sarasota, Florida, you will want to experience the fine food and beautiful setting of Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar. Located in a setting that seems almost tropical, this casual restaurant is easy to access from Venice, Sarasota or Bradenton. Delicious seafood makes this destination a dining experience that one hopes to return to. Known for fabulous oysters, other seafood excels as well; it is fresh and local. Sit indoors in a fun atmosphere or dine outside by the waterfront. If your friends or family want steak instead of seafood, Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar serves that as well; everyone will be dining on their favorites here. It is considered a restaurant in the “Old Florida Tradition” and has an interesting history.

As reported by the restaurant, about 1569 a ship named the “Philly P” owned by Fernando D. Phillippi sailed up the creek to the area which is now occupied by Beneva and Bee Ridge Roads. The land became fill, and more was built upon it, enriching the wallet of Fernando D. Phillippi. Present day piers on which the restaurant sits were added by Fernando’s cousin, Pepe; the site of the present day restaurant was the winter home of the Phillippi family. During hurricane Maria in 1619, Fernando disappeared; rumor is that his ghost ship, the “Philly P”, can still be seen sailing up the creek on a moonlit night.

Voted “Best of the Best” Raw Bar & Seafood Restaurant for 12 years in a row, this family restaurant is open at 11 a.m. and serves lunch and dinner in an atmosphere that is casual, with a lovely location on the waterfront. Tempting tropical dishes and fish such as Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Flounder, King Mackerel and much more await at Sarasota’s Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar.



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