Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar Editor’s Pick
You eat with your eyes first at Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar, where you sit at picnic-style tables overlooking the water and, if you’re lucky, catch sight of manatees drifting lazily by. But the staff doesn’t rely on that view alone to get by: The food is great, too. The seafood-heavy menu features standards like fish and chips, oysters and fish tacos, but they’re all prepared with a gourmet twist thanks to chef Pedro Flores, who helms the Oyster Bar kitchen as well as the one at its neighbor, the swanky Table Creekside. And there are some surprises here, too: Think ahi tuna taco salad and an Asian-inspired mahi mahi noodle bowl, all excellent.
Good to Know
Child Friendly, Outdoor Dining
Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar
5353 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL, 34231
South Sarasota • (941) 925-4444
Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.