Enjoyed very much the live country music and the Cuban sandwich was outstanding. Very good atmosphere and good crowd on a Thursday evening. Definitely something to try while visiting Sarasota. Loved it! Our server Fay was very friendly and welcoming too, plus they offered us dessert on the house being our first time.
Stopped in for lunch and had never been there. Signs outside said Best Burger in Town and Best Cuban Food. Looking at the menu I had a tough time deciding between the two, but ultimately ordered a Cuban sandwich. Got a platter, so fries and coleslaw, which both were very good. The Cuban itself was very big and pressed nicely. It was a little dry for my taste, as I had to spruce it up with mustard. Further inspection showed not enough aoli or pickle on it. Still pretty tasty, the venue is small. Quiet when I was there but can't imagine live music in such a small place.
JR's is a nice little restaurant. Kind of funky, with live music. The band that was there was pretty good although the outside seating area was kind of rough due to the high winds. But we made it work. The food was excellent, although I would suggest the burgers over the chicken sandwich. The chicken sandwich was excellent but very large and because it's a real piece of chicken you may run into some extra bits that you didn't expect. The hamburgers though we're excellent. The fries and onion rings are very good, and I really have nothing negative to say about JR's, it was great.
I read a review of this restaurant in the Herald and added it to my list of places to try. The decor was outstanding, old Florida neighborhood kinda place. I went last week with some friends and we all had the Cuban sandwich filled with ham, cheese, pickles and pork. The sandwich was huge and came with a side of fries. The sandwich was delicious and very filling. The pork was flavorful and tender! One of the employees, or owner, even checked with us to see how our meal was. That was appreciated. The menu itself is enough for a return visit, which I am looking forward too. They also have live music, so an evening visit may be in order.
Omg this Blackended Ybor Burger was SO good. Highly recommend. We sat on the porch listening to live music, enjoying good food, great company and a hard rain. The staff is so welcoming and the service was great. I found a small hair threaded in one of my fries, no biggy it happens, but that's why I gave 4/5 stars.
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