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Photos: Spanish Pointe Restaurant and Pub

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  • 1Water view

    Slideshow to accompany Bar Tab: Spanish Pointe Restaurant and Pub. STAFF PHOTOS/WADE TATANGELO

  • 2Ext from road

    Spanish Pointe Restaurant and Pub is at 135 Bayview Drive, Osprey, right off U.S. 41. 

  • 3Interior 1

    There’s an adjacent indoor dining room and bar but the real action takes place under the large, thatched roof of the open air and pet friendly tiki hut.

  • 4Bartender Rob Kirby

    Meet bartender Rob Kirby.

  • 5Menu 2

    Spanish Pointe’s signature drinks include beach bar standards like the mojito, mai tai and rum runner plus more creative cocktails such as the Pirates Booty. Personally, I would never order a Pirates Booty. But that’s just me.

  • 6Spanish Pointe Southern Classic 2

    The Spanish Pointe Southern Classic ($8) is a margarita made with 1800 Silver Tequila, Southern Comfort and mango puree.

  • 7Piassion Pointe 1

    My amazing wife Kristin orders the comelier but less potent Passion Pointe ($10). A combination of Absolut Vodka and a dash of sparkling wine, it’s sweetened with passion puree, lemon and lime juice then garnished with a fresh stem of rosemary.

  • 8Thai Shrimp Basket 1

    Kristin goes with the basket of Thai shrimp ($13). Her shrimp smack of freshness and are smothered in a rich, pleasingly spicy Thai sauce.

  • 9Black and Blue Pub Burger

    I order the heart-stopping burger with blue cheese and bacon that comes bolstered with fries, pickle and slaw, all for 12 bucks.

  • 10Tucker outside

    If our Tucker ever finds a car that accommodates French bulldogs, he will likely become quite the ladies’ man and a regular at Spanish Pointe Restaurant and Pub.

  • 11water view closer

    If you live in South Sarasota County, chances are, you already know and love Spanish Pointe’s tiki bar. Otherwise, plan a visit. It’s a charming oasis of Old Florida that we – yes, Tucker, too – highly recommend.

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