Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar

300 John Ringling Blvd. (St. Armands Cir.) Send to Phone
941-388-2888 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
The "islands" theme is just plain fun, the food is topnotch, and the drinks too good for common sense to kick in.

Lunch & Dinner daily

* Click here for rating key

Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar Restaurant Review

: It’s a chain of sorts, and it’s the same company as the clothing line, and as one might expect this means food that’s an upscale interpretation of island cuisine---smoldering jerk chicken, exuberantly fruity cocktails. The store downstairs carries its signature mix of tropical leisurewear and strangely hip housewares---you have to take a flight of stairs off to the side to reach the upstairs restaurant, which has one of the best views of Armands Circle around. Salads and cocktails are fairly pricey, but worth it. A Key lime martini manages to marry so elegantly with a tropical chicken salad that it hovers in our taste memory like a beautiful mirage.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.