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It’s not hard to find a Sarasota Publix. It seems like you’re never more than a few minutes away from a store. From the Publix on Longboat Key, to the store all the way over at Bee Ridge. But there’s one thing we Publix shoppers all have in common. We all have a favorite.

Why is that? It’s a grocery store chain, shouldn’t all the stores be essentially the same? That would make sense, but we know it’s not true. I’m a huge fan of the Chicken Tender Pub Sub. But I know the spot I want to go to get it. Would another store make it as good? Maybe not, I’m not risking it. And maybe you’re the type that doesn’t go to your closest Publix because you prefer the fancy one. People do have opinions on this.

Like, why is the Publix on Tamiami and 10th Street in Sarasota ranked so much lower than the one down the street at Bay Street and 41. Is it because of the Taco Bell next door?

How I Created the Ranking of Publix stores in Sarasota:

For whatever reason, Sarasota, Florida residents have a favorite Publix. So let’s rank ’em. All 17 of them. Let the people’s voice be heard! We used Google reviews to rank the stores. When stores have the same rating, the one with the most ratings is on top. If a LOT of people are going on google to rank a grocery store, they must be doing something right. Also, if you’re heading down to Fort Myers and need to pick up some things, here’s their rankings. If I missed a store, let me know.

  • Publix Super Market at The Shoppes at Palmer Ranch

    8405 Honore Ave UNIT 1, Sarasota, FL 34238

    Rating: 4.7

    Number of Reviews: 45

    A brand new store with a salad bar. I always love Publix salad bars. And the new one is on top of the list.

    27.223119,-82.459133

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  • Publix Super Market at Bay Street

    2031 Bay St, Sarasota, FL 34237

    Rating: 4.6

    Number of Reviews: 1,437

    Parking under the store with an escalator for you cart. Love this one.

    27.327978,-82.529667

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  • Publix Super Market at Town and Country Shopping Center

    501 N Beneva Rd Ste 161, Sarasota, FL 34232

    Rating: 4.6

    Number of Reviews: 1,011

    One five star reviewer gushed ““Absolutely love the chicken the ribs shrimp soups it is all good”   I don’t know what ribs shrimp soups is, but I know I want it.

    27.339073,-82.498874

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  • Publix Super Market at Centergate Village

    5804 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233

    Rating: 4.6

    Number of Reviews: 994

    Nice, easy to get to location off I75. But having self checkouts could speed up the registers.

    27.297448,-82.454097

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  • Publix Super Market at Shoppes of Bay Isles

    525 Bay Isles Pkwy, Longboat Key, FL 34228

    Rating: 4.6

    Number Of Reviews: 967

    One reviewer states “A little pricey but very good quality food and friendly staff  I mean, it’s on Longboat Key. It’s pretty likely that things out there cost a little more.

    27.367478,-82.624487

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  • Publix Super Market at Sarasota Village Plaza

    3690 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233

    Ranking: 4.6

    Number of Reviews: 965

    Go see Georgia in the deli section for your Pub Sub.

    27.297417,-82.496199

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  • Publix Super Market at Lakewood Ranch Town Center

    8330 Market St, Bradenton, FL 34202

    Rating: 4.6

    Number of Reviews: 812

    The address says Bradenton, but whatever. It’s Sarasota.

    27.390551,-82.4434

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  • Publix Super Market at Shops at Siesta Row

    3825 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239

    Rating: 4.6

    Number of Reviews: 797

    27.299818,-82.532397

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  • Publix Super Market at Northridge

    5100 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233

    Rating: 4.6

    Number of Reviews: 720

    What was with the guy out front pretending to play the violin looking for tips? That was weird. I was at a different Publix a month ago and some guy was pretending to play accordian.

    27.265808,-82.467904

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  • Publix Super Market at Beneva Village Shoppes

    3428 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231

    Rating: 4.6

    Number of Reviews: 673

    One reviewer raves “Idk Who the dude is in the sub sandwich making department. He has tattoos on his neck, thin statue, This guy makes a 10 star sandwiches at publix.”

    27.268499,-82.501135

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  • Publix Super Market at University Walk

    2875 University Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34243

    Rating: 4.5

    Number of Reviews: 1,600

    There’s really no way of knowing how many of these reviews happened before the remodel.

    27.390853,-82.511523

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  • Publix Super Market at Sarasota Pavilion

    6543 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231

    Rating: 4.5

    Number of Reviews: 1,292

    Ask for Amanda to make your Pub Sub.

    27.261384,-82.519013

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  • Publix Super Market at Bee Ridge

    8300 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34241

    Rating: 4.5

    Number of Reviews: 994

    The westernmost of the Bee Ridge locations. What is that, 4 Publix on the same road?

    27.297028,-82.401623

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  • Publix Super Market at Sarasota Crossings

    5391 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232

    Rating: 4.5

    Number of Reviews: 873

    Lori at the deli counter is amazing on subs. I like my chicken tender sub Nashville Hot, shaken. 

    27.339562,-82.46233

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  • Publix Super Market at The Plaza at Palmer Ranch

    8409 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34238

    Rating: 4.5

    Number of Reviews: 788

    The Big Publix. Can we call it that? Is it really much bigger or does it just feel that way?

    27.228443,-82.491403

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  • Publix Super Market at The Landings

    4840 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231

    Rating: 4.5

    Number of Reviews: 468

    They added that fancy upstairs dining area on the remodel. Some of the negative reviews could be as they work out the kinks to the new design.

    27.284208,-82.53264

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  • Publix Super Market at Broadway Promenade

    1044 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

    Rating: 4.3

    Number of Reviews: 1,207

    One negative reviewer remarked “The chicken tenders are way over cooked almost impossible to eat.” That’d be a deal breaker for me, too.

    27.345446,-82.54551

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