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An authentic Italian Clam Bar that celebrates the end of prohibition. House-made pasta, fresh seafood, craft beers, garden-to-glass cocktails & a swell time.
US$11 - US$24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Italian, American, Bar, Seafood, Healthy
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This company bounced my paycheck. I was also charged a fee from my bank for their negligence. I consistently asked them to pay me and to pay the bank’s fee and they failed to do so. Luciano was the manager and Joe Gonnelli was the...assistant manager at the time. I still have not been paid. I do not recommend working here or spending any money in any of these establishments.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food…great staff…great atmosphere…if you are in the area I highly recommend you trying this amazing restaurant!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to visit based on a friend’s recommendation while going to some outlets nearby. The service and food were fantastic! The cheese sticks were massive! The Shrimp scampi was great, the hot buttered lobster roll was amazing and the kids shrimp in the basket were...huge. Thanks for a fantastic lunch!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got the blackened grouper sandwich with bacon and added the hot marinara sauce. It was outstanding! We got the cheese sticks and oysters for appetizers and they were awesome as well. Our waitress rocked! Would definitely recommend!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked reservation indicating we were celebrating a birthday (mine). Check came while we were finishing our average entrees. We were not even shown a dessert or coffee menu and no mention of our special occasion. paid the check using the bar code on the ticket...and managed to make it out the door without seeing our waitperson. Interestingly, the table immediately behind ours got a full staff birthday song and free dessert for a birthday.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cassandra was a fabulous server. She explained that Speak's Clam Bar was a Seafood restaurant with an Italian flair! All the pasta is homemade on site. Calamari Fritti starter was the best we had ever had. We had a choice of marinara - sweet (great...flavor), medium (wonderful and a little spicy) and hot. Was my husband's birthday and having dinner here made it special because the food was so delicious. (Plus, he was given a miniature desert because of it!). Bill had the Corfu Seafood Linguine. He loved it. I had the Chicken Marsala and it was the best I have had in years! Highly recommend and we are already planning our next visit!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 15 June 2021

Awesome meal, left very pleased! Started with the $6 special peel and eat shrimp. Came with 9 and they were large, despite my expectations of them being small. Then for my entre I highly recommend the stuffed shrimp which has 6 loaded with crab stuffing,...an awesome sweet potato and asparagus. 100% would order it again. The atmosphere makes it great for entertaining family or business guests. The service and wait staff were exceptional!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 24 May 2021

Went on a Friday night, submitted the online dinner reservation for 7:45 however decided to go early to have a cocktail. Bartenders were very friendly and told us about the food coming out of the kitchen. They have a lot of craft cocktails although we...did not have them. After 7:45 and seeing empty tables, had to ask the hostess about our seating, "oh, yeah, we have open tables now"...hhmm..I would never use the online portal again, I will call and speak to a human. Had the most outstanding calamari, the batter was so light and we liked the mixed friend pepper slices too. You had your choice of marinara, hot or medium sauce, we had medium, still spicy but very good - thin sauce. I had the chicken marsala with homemade spaghetti - excellent, could not finish it the portion was so huge. Hubby had the Corfu seafood linguini, again homemade pasta - he loved it and ate it all. Waitress was non attending and sometimes that could be a good thing, but she was friendly. WILL ABSOLUTELY go back - very expensive but didn't mind paying it for the quality of food we got.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 7 May 2021

We’ve been to Speaks at least a dozen times. We’ve never had anything that wasn’t absolutely delicious! My favorite is the Chicken Saltimbocca. The Sea Bass is also exceptional. We usually request Courtney. She’s very personable and friendly. She takes great care of us. We’ve...even waited 20 minutes until one of her tables was available! If there’s no availability, sitting at the baris also fun. And they have great cocktails and wine!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 25 April 2021

My second trip, this one with my family for my birthday dinner, Everyone was thrilled with their choices, even my picky grandkids. There wasn’t one empty plate! The service was beyond exceptional! They are on top of their game! We had drinks, appetizers, dinner and...dessert. The hot lobster roll was awesome. Not one person out of six had a single complaint. Can’t wait to go back! Thank you for making my birthday so special! Can’t wait to go back! Plus, they make their own pasta and you can buy it to take home!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Response from Betty N | Reviewed this property |
I like Eggplant parm` ~ Not sure what a true Vegan requires but it`s easy enough to view their menu items online. You will also notice they have two restaurants here locally in Sarasota area. Hope my answer helps... :)
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Yes, Speaks Clam Bar Lakewood Ranch offers takeaway services.

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Speaks Clam Bar Lakewood Ranch is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4