For locals in Florida, shellfish is a tradition. Cracking, dipping in butter, and eating all the meat is a family thing where I come from. If you love crabs in Sarasota and crawfish in Bradenton, we have the list for you. These are the best seafood restaurants in Sarasota and the best places to get cracking on some crabs in Sarasota.

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If you love seafood in Sarasota and Bradenton, check out this guide for all the best crawfish, crabs, and lobster nearby. For more Sarasota restaurants and dining in Bradenton, 941area is your go-to guide for all the best places to eat in Sarasota and Bradenton.

Walt's Fish Market, Restaurant and Tiki Bar
Bar & Restaurant $$
4144 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota FL, 34231
When he arrived in Sarasota for the winter with the performers and other roustabouts, he fell in love with the picturesque little fishing village, and...
Captain Brian's Seafood Market & Restaurant
4.0  4 Rating (1)
8421 N Tamiami Trail, Bradenton Beach FL, 34243
Captain Brian's allows you to bring the food home or enjoy it on the spot. Giving some of the freshest seafood you can experience in tthe srea.
4.5  5 Rating (2)
420 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota FL, 34236
Adventures in FRESH seafood. A St. Armands landmark for over 30years. All of our fish is flown in via Federal Express and filleted in house daily. Menu...
Veronica Fish & Oyster
Bar & Restaurant $
1830 Osprey Ave, Sarasota FL, 34239
A modern oyster bar with a nod to classic supper clubs of past. Great selection of oysters and seafood that will remind you of fish and oyster bars from...
Owen's Fish Camp
4.8  5 Rating (4)
516 Burns Lane, Sarasota FL, 34236
Owen's Fish Camp is the Caragiulo Brothers sixth restaurant creation inspired by local Sarasota history. Located in the heart of Burns Court in Downtown...
Phillippi Creek Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Bar & Restaurant $$
5353 S Tamiami Trl, Sarastoa FL, 34231
Located in a tropical setting, this family restaurant features a multiple choice of fresh local seafood daily. Outdoor and indoor waterfront dining. Come...
Siesta Key Oyster Bar
4.1  5 Rating (2)
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota FL, 34242
Siesta Key Oyster Bar or SKOB Brews and also has some of the best and delicious oysters on the deck and the atmosphere joyful.
Anna Maria Oyster Bar Cortez
6696 Cortez Rd, Brandenton FL, 34210
With Four Convenient Locations, It’s Easier Than Ever To Get Your Fresh Florida Seafood Fix!
Captain Curt's Crab & Oyster Bar
3.7  4 Rating (1)
1200 Old Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota FL, 34242
Sarasota has some of the best bars and places to eat. Captain Curt's Crab & Oyster Bar is a place where fresh seafood is a standard. A place where reasonable...
Lobster Pot Restaurant
4.1  5 Rating (2)
5157 Ocean Road, Sarasota FL, 32424
The Lobster Pot Restaurant offers authentic seafood and entrees to the locals and visitors.
Restaurant $$
1526 Main St, Sarasota FL, 34236
Where Sarasota and the World Go for Great Seafood and More. Sarasota's Finest Seafood - at a fantastic price! Feast on Alaskan King Crab, Stone Crab, Soft...
Marina Jack
4.4  5 Rating (4)
2 Marina Plz, Sarasota FL, 34236
Unparalleled dining in a spectacular facility! Seafood spot with an outdoor raw bar patio, upstairs dining room, piano bar & expansive water views.
Speaks Clam Bar
4.7  5 Rating (2)
8764 E. State Rd 70, Bradenton FL, 34202
At Speaks Clam Bar we celebrate the end of prohibition every day with classic and craft cocktails. We are a speakeasy turned Italian Clam Bar serving the...