Sailor's Return

Sailor's Return

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Hours
Sun
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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About
Whether it’s for business or pleasure, the casual elegant atmosphere of Sailor’s Return is the perfect place to enjoy an exciting new dining experience in a one-of-a-kind tropical harbour setting. The surroundings are only out-matched by the delicious cuisine. Chef John Demopoulos and owners, Bob and Tracy Davis, have teamed up to create a culinary selection that will delight any palette.
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles1,300 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
177
Poor
72
Terrible
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Willowbrook167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
Have been here a couple times previously and it was ….ok. Popular spot as it’s right on the water. However on a recent visit everything was 5 Star. Excellent seafood combined with spot on service. Add in a gorgeous sunset and it really was a perfect meal.
Written 22 March 2024
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Laurie C
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
The first night, upon walking in, the girl that greeted me had her head on the hostess stand and said "hi" in a depressed tone. It felt awkward. The second time was a busier night and there were probably 5 girls around the hostess stand. They were all chatting and laughing. Again, awkward. They need to train the girls at the front desk to treat the guests upon entering the restaurant in a more professional way. The first night the food and service was outstanding, as was the atmosphere out on the patio. However, the second time the food was over-sauced which ruined all of the fish dishes. One was a $52 entree so we let the waitress know. She said there was a new chef but never offered to redo the entree or reduce the price. We took the leftovers home but ended up throwing them out.
Written 11 March 2024
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kaylu55
Long Island79 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
I was expecting a great meal here after reading many positive reviews but the meal was disappointing. I had grouper with risotto and green beans. It was a large portion but unfortunately the fish and risotto were drenched in a thick gravy that dominated the taste of everything. Ironically the waiter had to warn us about the very hot plate but the food was lukewarm. The restaurant is very large. It also has seating on the water. The waiter was very friendly and upbeat. Most reviews mentioned the high price of food and I do agree with that.
Written 29 February 2024
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BLMerce
Kensington908 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
Went with friends for a lovely lunch. Food was good and our waitress was terrific. I had a difficult time following conversation.
Written 23 February 2024
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Thomas W
Lighthouse Point133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
We had a wonderful lunch with a great view of the marina. Our server, Elisabeth was terrific. She was friendly and helpful. Our fish was delicious. The smoked fish dip and the crab cake appetizers were also delicious. The restaurant was very busy but the service was still great.
Written 18 February 2024
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Nicole B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 friends
Loved the food and the ambiance. Sitting by the water was so special and food was fantastic. Loved the appetizers too.
Written 4 January 2024
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102travelsalot
West Palm Beach2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
Beautiful location - made a reservation for 6 at 530. Seated immediately and server arrived quickly. Ordered the sailers bread appetizer and cocktails. Drinks came quickly - appetizer took 20 minutes. Main courses came out timely but after that we were in our own. Could not get cocktails and had to request several times for water to be refilled - 2nd cocktail came 30 minutes later. Food was excellent - we had grouper, scallops, Cobb salad, and 2 pasta dishes. Empty plates were not removed - we piled them on the empty table next to us to have space. Might consider returning but with so many choices - might not. We are locals from the hospitality industry.
Written 30 December 2023
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Paul S
Brewerton17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 couples
My wife and I dined at the Sailor's Return to celebrate our 60th wedding anniversary. My son had paid for a gift cerfiticate that allowed us to enjoy a nice meal. The special appitizer was Prince Edward Island Mussels in a wine sauce. They were the besy mussels I have ever had. I had ordered the King Cut Prime Rib as my main course. However, the portion of mussels was so large I asked if I could change my main course order to a Queen Cut. When the Prime Rib order arrived I had ask if the order had been changed because of the size of the portion. It was over 2 inches thick and cooked perfectly with all the fat trimmed. I was assured that it was indeed the Queen Cut. My wife ordered the Grouper that she said was excellent as well. Our waiter was very attentive checking on us frequently to see if we needed anything and if we were satisfied with our food.
Written 29 December 2023
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kris r
Centerville29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
We have made Jensen Beach our fall retreat from Ohio. Each year we make sure to enjoy a meal at Sailor’s Return. Friends joined us at our condo the last two years and insisted we go for the Wednesday special again. Atmosphere there is very welcoming, and sitting outside by the docks is a treat, but it was quite windy so we decided to sit indoors. We all had the lobster dinner with a dessert chaser. So much food and it was wonderful. Unfortunately my BFF, who has had seizures for 50 years now, had one as we were ready to leave. An implant helps her revive, but this time she was not responding. I’m sharing this because the waitress and manager quickly noticed there was a problem and the manager called the rescue and stayed with us. He was very attentive which we appreciated. I am hoping all that was going on was not too much of a disturbance to the others, but life happens, and my friend is back to normal. All in all this is a wonderful restaurant with outstanding staff. See you next year!
Written 6 November 2023
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bob b
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 business
We were out on the boat, got caught in the rain. Stopped for a couple drinks on the way home. And once again got doubled charged. Just like before, it was a glitch. This place went way down hill.
Written 11 October 2023
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Sandy S
The Villages7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
Go for the music and outdoor vibe but not for the food or service. Our waitress made two appearances...once to take our order then to drop our check. The grouper was over priced, over cooked and tasteless. I'm not sure why this place had high reviews on TripAdvisor.
Written 7 October 2023
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Ginny000
Richmond610 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
Dinner on a Friday night. What we liked: - Free parking; I noticed a valet service but we arrived for our 6 pm reservation and had no problem with street parking. - We were greeted properly by the hostess - Server Kayla was top notch. Friendly, smiling, informative. I’d like to know how servers rattle off all the ingredients in a dinner special or a custom salad like Kayla did. She did everything possible to serve up a memorable experience. Thank you Kayla. - Perfectly blended margarita and I wasn’t gouged on the price - Selection of nonalcoholic beers - Varied menu. Everyone should be happy. - Clean dining room - Beautiful view of the marina - You can sit inside or on the open deck - Fresh hot bread and delicious butter - Music not crazy loud - Food: I had seabass over creamy parmesan risotto; my table mate had chowder and coconut shrimp. We both agreed that the food was very, very good. - Presentation – Sailor’s Return does a really good job in this department. See photo of seabass over risotto with spinach and crisped onions. What we didn’t like: - Because of the crowd and abundant hard services, the dining room was as noisy as a military chow hall. Ruined the ambience. Gazing on gently swaying blue waters with seagulls flying overhead should soothe the soul. Instead we couldn’t wait to leave the restaurant; we fled as soon as we finished our meal. Likely the noise level is much lower on the deck, but because of the 95-degree temperatures and humidity we opted to eat inside. For the price we paid for our meal—obviously it’s a pricey joint—a little bit of ambience would have been preferred. Would we return? We both say No. We can’t deal with the noisy dining room and too often because of the heat and storms, dining al fresco is not an option. I have withheld one star because the din was that bad. It drove us away.
Written 23 July 2023
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meganK
Oakville250 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
Love, love Sailors Return, however, the hostess, who is older with long dark hair, is incredibly rude and dismissive. We go to this restaurant every time we are in Stuart which is every few months. My husband and I are both professionals and the last three times, we were greeted by this woman with” what can I do for you.” Lol, helllo!!, of course you can help us find a table. She is not welcoming, flat affect and really should not be the first face you see in this fabulous establishment. I try and ignore her, but it is very unprofessional and annoying for someone is customer service…
Written 17 July 2023
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Michael K
189 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
Unfortunately, a real mixed bag. The Wed special 1/2 priced wine was a pleasant surprise, and the service was excellent. Two of us had the lobster tails, and they were very good. Two of us had the "lump" crab cakes, and they were terrible. They were overcooked, deep fried balls of something. Two orders, four balls, 1/2 eaten on each plate, 1 1/2 left over on each plate. A waste of money. They should be taken off the menu.
Written 5 June 2023
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glyon628
50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 friends
Outstanding! Great view from outside table. Light above us was out so server found a table candle for us. Halibut with risotto special was amazing. Best I've ever had. Those that order the chicken cordon bleu complained of it being too dry.
Written 15 May 2023
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