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*******COME LISTEN, SING AND RELAX Every Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. outside overlooking the water and yacht basin, Lew, the master of Rhythm and Blues singing and playing the guitar

TIKI BAR and OUTSIDE SEATING OPEN till 12:00 a.m. Sunday - Thursday and Friday and Saturday 1:00 a.m.

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Every other Sunday, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., outside on the waterfront, Lou, the master of Rhythm and blues singing and palying the guitar,

Every Sunday Live Band and Musician Jam (Inside) 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Reservations not accepted.

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Fishing Tournament **Fun in the Sun Daily, Come enjoy the heated pool, tiki bar, numerous tvs indoor and out, the open air restaurant and sports lounge, fresh seafood and a very large menu for all

*****Our next Food Event will be the 4th Annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet from 12:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

*****Our last Party Event was held on October 24, 2015, The 4th Annual Boat and Personal Watercraft Fall Poker Run gathered 140 participants and raised over $1,000.00 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast. This was a great family Event with lots of prizes, drink and food specials and live Entertainment and on June 27, 2015, our 4th Annual Summer Boat and Personal Watercraft Fun Run. This Event raised $830.00 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast. Beautiful boats descended on The Bearded Clam starting at 9:00 a.m. for our breakfast buffet, fresh mimosas and bloody mary's. 10.00 for each hand and 1st, 2nd and 3rd best hands received prizes of which were donated back to the Charity. Lots of food and drink specials were enjoyed throughout the day. Boats will left out at 11:00 a.m. and headed to stops including Swordfish Grill, Bridge Tender Inn and Dockside Bar, The Drift Inn Marina Jack and New Pass Grill. All boats returned at 4:00 p.m. Lots of raffle prizes and silent auction items were offered as well as the 50/50 drawing. This was a great family Event.

On October 23 - 26 we hosted the First Annual Sarasota Lionfish Derby. This Event was comprised of numerous divers spearfishing over 250 lionfish. This non-native evasive fish is ruining our reefs. The fish has no natural predators and is multiplying by the thousands. The fish is very good to eat and samples were given out along with educational material.

*****Thanks to 161 players with beautiful boats and personal watercraft of all sizes who participated in our June 28, 2014, 3rd Annual Bearded Clam Summer Poker Run benefitting Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Sun Coast. This was a funfilled Event starting at 8:30 with a $5.95 AUCE Breakfast Buffet and 2.00 Bloody Marys and Mimosis. All Boats left The Bearded Clam starting at 11:00a.m. there were 6 stops to get cards and everyone returned no later than 4:00p.m. Hands were $10.00 each and the top 3 hands were paid great prizes. There was great entertainment, food specials, super nice raffle prizes and a large 50/50 drawing was held. This was a great family Event.

Fishing Tournament

*****July 18, 2015, The Gene Cloud Memorial Spearfishing Tournament was held at The Bearded Clam Waterfront Restaurant and Tiki Bar, Inc. There were 175 spearfishing competitors on 54 boats that brought in an array of fish of all sizes and species. Please see the tournament web site for all the winners. This was a great spectator and charity Event raising over $15,000 for All Children's Hospital and The Shriner's Hospital.

*****The Third Annual Bearded Clam Redfish and Trout Inshore Classic was be held on August 21 - 22, 2015. It was a great time as 5 teams competed for $1,250.00 in prize money. When the final weigh-ins were completed, the results in the Redfish Division were: 1st Place Team Huntin 4em 15.05lbs, led by Captain Louis Waldron, 2nd Place 4 Dumb Jiggers 11.82lbs, led by Captain Keith Stonestreet. In the Trout Division in 1st Place 4.24lbs, Team 4 Dumb Jiggers, led by Captain Keith Stonestreet, 2nd place 3.68lbs Locomotive Breath, led by Captain John Gigliotti, 3rd Place 3.12lbs Huntin 4 Em, led by Captain Louis Waldron. The benefiting charity for this Event was Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast nwhich received $565.00

*****The 2nd Annual Bearded Clam Snook Shootout was June 19th and June 20th and the results are official. Team Suncoast Charters took first place and $1,000.00 with a 43" and 41" snook totaling 84 inches and defending champions, Rats on da Cheese took second with a 41" and 40" snook totaling 81 inches. This Elite Team Event benefitted Big Brothers Big Sisters of the SunCoast and the Gigs Legacy Foundation. This was a 2 snook photograph total inches tournament.

The First Annual YMCA Redfish and Cobia Tournament was held June 5 - 6, 2015 benefitting the YMCA Manatee SEAHAWKS Youth Football League. Team Huntin 4 em took first place. The Event Raised over $1,500.00 for the SEAHAWKS Youth Football League.

Fishing Tournament*****The Third Annual Bearded Clam Redfish and Trout Inshore Classic will be held on August 21 - 22, 2015. Last years Event was held on August 22 -23, 2014. It was a great time as 12 teams competed for $3,000.00 in prize money. When the final weigh-ins were completed, the results in the Redfish Division were: 1st Place Team Fish Hawk, led by Captain Steve Brownlee, 2nd Place Mathew 4:19, led by Captain Shane Montgomery, 3rd Place Team Contemporary Cabinets, led by Captain Talon Clark. Team Party Hats, led by Captain Billy Alstrom were disqualified for violating the chumming not prohibited rule and wading with the boat on anchor rule. In the Trout Division in 1st Place Team 1st Light, led by Captain Robert Clancy, 2nd place No Worries, led by Captain Mikey Howes, 3rd Place Locomotive Breath, led by Captain John Gigliotti. The benefiting charity for this Event was Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast

Thanks to all who came out to the Fifth Annual NBOA Gulf Coast Open Fishing Tournament benefitting the Make-a-Wish Foundation featuring some of the most talented Professional and Amature fisherman in the SE United States. There were 4 Divisions with prize payouts in excess of $50,000. Friday and Saturday's Tournament was The Mercury Pro Tour with the total aggregate weight of 2 Kingfish, one each day, which was won by Team Caliente in their new Under Armour sponsored 39ft Yellowfin Center Console with 99.57 lbs. Second Place and yielding the Largets King Fish, 62.97 lbs, was Team Bandit with 91.57 lbs and third was Team Lil Devil with 85.54 lbs. Saturdays Tornaments were the The SKA Division 6 Erickson Marine - Contender Kingfish Open Class Division, one Kingfish weighable, was Team Under Armour with 46.99 lbs, Second was Team Palace Saloon with 46.48 lbs and Third was Team Lil Devil with 45.56 lbs. In the Small Boat Division, 27ft 11inches or smaller, weighing one kingfish for first place was Team Oceanic Gear with 26.71 lbs and in the Bearded Clam Single Engine Division, one Kingfish weighable was 1st place Bandit with 40.06 lbs and 2nd was TNT Fishing Team with 31.11 lbs. Congratulations to all and look forward to next year!!

*****Thanks to all who joined us for Easter Sunday Brunch. Everyone who ate our Brunch last year gave it top review and this year was even better. Our Chefs designed a tremendous menu that satisfied all. Menu included: Full Salad Bar with every topping and homemade dressings imaginable, 3 types of homemade soups, assorted fruits, mini bagels, fruit danishes and muffins, Omelette station, eggs benedict, home fries, bacon, sausage, french toast and grits, Carved Prime Rib, Pork Casino, Chicken Marsala and Flounder Rockefellar, fresh steamed vegetables and mashed potatoes and gravy, hot rolls, Dessert Station with Homemeade Chocolate Mousse, Carrot Cake, Mango Cheese Cake, Key Lime Pie, New York Cheesecake and fresh baked Brownies.

******Thanks to all 350+ who joined us Superbowl Sunday for the best waterfront Super bowl Party and Buffet in the area. People started arriving by Car, Motorcycle and Boats (East at Marker 16) around 4:30p.m. and didnt leave until the game was finished. Live Music was from at 1:00 - 5:00p.m., Happy hour began at 11:00a.m. and end when we closed, that is correct, $1.75 16oz Bud, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra and Yuengling Drafts, $3.00 house cocktails and Wine, and $1.00 off all appetizers. Dozen Oysters (raw or steamed) $7.95. Then beginning at 5:00p.m. we had an all you can eat tailgate buffet $8.95 with Roasted Suckling Pig pulled fresh at the table w/3 of our different sauces, Our Famous Chili with all the fixings, Hot Dogs with all the fixings, Buffalo Chicken Dip w/Tortilla Chips, Our Monster Chicken wings with numerous sauces, including our hot BBQ Sauce, Baked Beans, Potato Salad and Cole Slaw. The Game was shown on all the bar TVs inside the restaurant and outside at the Tiki Bar and outside on our 80" High Definition Jumbo Screen on the bandstage. There were be raffles, 50/50 giveaway.

Thanks to all who celebrated New Years Eve on the Waterfront at the Bearded Clam. Everything was great, the Live Music, Dancing, Party Favors, Drink Specials and Champagne Toast.

**Thanks for all who joined us CHRISTMAS DAY. We started at the SPECIALS at 2:00pm, and we did not stop until all was sold at 9:30p.m. Menu included Slow Roasted Turkey served over Traditional Stuffing with Green Bean Casserole, Candied Carrots, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Fresh Flounder stuffed with our Famous Crabmeat Stuffing and baked with Lemon and White Wine and topped with a Lemon Caper Butter Sauce with Fresh Vegetables choice of Baked Potato, French Fries, Cole Slaw or Potato Salad and choice of Homemade Soup or Salad $15.95,

If variety is the spice of life, The Bearded Clam Waterfront and Restaurant is the place to be!!

Reservations may be made, except select special events, at the “Bearded Clam” Facebook page or by calling (941) 355-2600

Bearded Clam Waterfront Restaurant & Tiki Bar
7150 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota FL 34243

By Boat: Mile Marker number 16 South.

Come for a Bang at the Clam!

Two-day buffet raises nearly $4K for American Red Cross

The Bearded Clam Waterfront Restaurant (located at the Ramada Waterfront Hotel Sarasota) raised close to $4,000 during their ( May 21st & 22nd ) two-day buffet-style fundraiser for the Southern Storm & Tornado Relief Fund of the American Red Cross – Southwest Florida Chapter. Donations will continue to be collected at the Bearded Clam where diners can also take advantage of the pool, water view and beautiful sunsets with great food and a cold drink. The American Red Cross check ceremony is scheduled at 3pm, Wednesday, June 5st at the Bearded Clam.

"The Southwest Florida Chapter of the American Red Cross is thrilled with the success of the Bearded Clam's Tornado Victim fundraiser this past weekend. These vital funds will allow the Red Cross to continue to provide much needed disaster relief and services to the thousands of people affected by this horrible tragedy", said Megarie Van Sickel, Chief Operating Officer Southwest Florida Chapter of the American Red Cross.

The Bearded Clam wishes to thank the 300+ patrons who participated in the two-day fundraiser and local area businesses that donated raffle items and continue to offer their support with monetary contributions.

Visit on Facebook (“Bearded Clam”) or call 941-355-2600 for this and other event information.

Monetary contributions may also be sent or dropped off at the Bearded Clam 7150 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota FL 34243, payable to the American Red Cross SW-FL.

Saturday, May 21st,

Luau Style Buffet from 3pm- 8pm; $13.95 per person

Sunday, May 22nd,
Brunch 10am-2pm; $12.95 per person
and Southern Style All-You-Can Eat Buffet from 3pm - 8pm; $9.95 per person

Children under 12 years of age may enjoy the buffet or brunch for $6.95 each.

For reservations please call the Bearded Clam (941) 355-2600

For Event info Call Wesley Rose at 941.355.2600

Visit “Bearded Clam” on facebook for this and other event information. Contributions may also be sent to The Bearded Clam where they will be collected by the American Red Cross.


The Bearded Clam Does Buffets the Waterside Way!

The Bearded Clam Waterfront Restaurant & Tiki Bar was at the center of the action during the Fourth Annual NBOA Gulf Coast Open Fishing Tournament and Big Pig Shootout this past May, with a hot off the grill waterside menu. The three-day NBOA-sponsored Profeszsional Offshore and Inshore fishing event had many of the best fishermen and fishing teams in the Eastern United States with numerous out of town spectators, and that meant the Clam, located on the waterfront at the Ramada Waterfront, worked extra hard to keep all well-fed, hydrated and entertained. What a success! 

Visit the “Bearded Clam” on Facebook for the official photo gallery and to see the fresh “catch” of upcoming events. After all, from Luaus to social events and holiday festivities, the Clam always has a reason to celebrate and does so with décor, music, special holiday buffets and daily dinner and drink deals. Event buffet-style menus may feature items such as a feast of crab legs, shrimp, fish burritos, spicy sausage, red potatoes and corn on the cob for under $20 per person.

Just in time for Mother's Day, the Bearded Clam has it all figured out! Come to our place where everyone can enjoy themselves. Lay back and watch the kids by the pool, catch the ocean breeze with a cold drink and fantastic eats. What a way to spend your day!

View Mother's Day Brunch Buffet-style Menu


The Bearded Clam Waterfront Restaurant & Tiki Bar