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Our Story

Sip85 was established by three high school friends that grew up in the East Lake corridor during the 80’s. East Lake was a small community where the only place to eat for years was Fairway Pizza at Sandy Point Road which is now home to Walgreens next to John Chestnut Park.  Back in the 80’s the three friends frequently dined at Fairway and referred to it as their neighborhood restaurant. 

The friends remained close through the years watching this community grow. As East Lake went through major growth, the community always lacked a restaurant with top quality food. For years they each spoke about the opportunity to provide a nice neighborhood establishment for residents to visit while enjoying a quality steak, pork chop or a fresh piece of fish. In 2014, all the ideas and talk went into action.

The three of them and an extended group of friends always called home “The 85.” Palm Harbor, Florida 346”85” was always at the forefront of the idea. In the end, the result is a small, friendly neighborhood restaurant offering top quality food and wine while always having “The 85” in mind.

From Our Guests

"Always impressed with wine selection & food specials! Personal staff! Even during the shut down they stay open for to-go giving us a taste of sip85 at home! Greatly appreciated, thank you." - Google Reviewer

"My husband and I love this little gem. The seating is limited so if you go on a busy night the wait can be long, or you'll sit outside. But it's worth the wait! Just enough drink options for me on the wine menu, and the food menu isn't overly long. Just enough options to serve anyone, and everything is always fresh and cooked perfectly. Their specials are always on point, and the atmosphere is fun. The servers are knowledgeable and offer great recommendations as well. It's one of our go-to favs in the area" - Yelp Reviewer