Phillippi Creek Village Restaurant and Oyster Bar has been a staple of Sarasota seafood for decades. Located on the peaceful banks of Phillippi Creek, the waterfront ambiance has always kept crowds coming back, but now there is a newly sophisticated menu that is bringing a whole new vibe to the table.
Oysters have long been a favorite food to many. Human consumption actually dates all the way back to the ancient Greeks. Though the concept of the Oyster Bar may not have quite as long a history, they did begin to pop up in Europe as early as the 18th Century. Boston established America’s first Oyster Bar, opening its’ doors in 1826. Since then popularity around the country quickly rose and lucky for us, you can find an Oyster Bar in practically every major city in the U.S. Florida, however, has a truly authentic place for these sought after mollusks, and Phillippi Creek is serving them up raw, steamed and baked.
With the casual dining ambiance and the family style seating, Phillippi Creek is a perfect spot to bring the family. With kid friendly options alongside foodie inspired choices, there is definitely something for everyone. You can never go wrong with oysters on the half shell, but my pick for a tasty appetizer to share are the refreshing Wahoo Ceviche Cones (pictured). With delicious seafood platters, savory salads and a plenty of side options, there is a huge assortment of tasty dishes sure to please anyone’s palate.
You still have time to take advantage of the Summer Lunch Specials available daily from 11am to 4pm. Key West Fish and Chips, New England Cod Po Boy (pictured) and Shrimp Creole are just a few of the options, all for only $9.95. With the same charm diners fell in love with years ago blended with new, bold flavors, it’s easy to see why Phillippi Creek has always been a local favorite for all things Florida dining. Be sure to drop in for lunch or dinner to taste the latest seafood creations coming out of the kitchen.
Phillippi Creek Village Restaurant & Oyster Bar is located at 5353 Tamiami Trial South Sarasota, FL 34231. For reservations, call 941-921-9444 or visit the website at www.creekseafood.com.