Established in August of 2018 by the proprietor, Kelly Gotha, and sister, Kim Tussinger.
In 2011, our family opened Tarpon Pointe Grill & Tiki Bar, on the Manatee River in Bradenton. After taking a “sabbatical”, for a few years, we have decided to create yet another amazing destination in Sarasota. We can thank our parents, Marlene and Tom, for the continued motivation to seek success and to never give up. After all, they are one of the very few who are still joyfully married after 52 years of marriage. Never being in the industry we learned we loved going to work every day on the water, meeting some of the most amazing people from all over the world, and of most importance positively contributing to our community while of course earning an income to support our family. So in April of 2018, we established a partnership with the Kichi’s, owners of the Ramada Inn, another family owned and operated business in Sarasota. The goal, to transform this one of a kind waterfront destination into one of the most amazing destinations in the area, Tarpon Bay Grill & Tiki Bar.
Our passion for family and community is unique and something we truly enjoy. We offer our venue to offer a destination for creative fundraising opportunities to support our community. Honored to host over 85 fundraising events for the community at our previous venue, we welcome the opportunity to keep the tradition moving forward. Our motto was and still is “Pay-It-Forward.”
So from the Gotha’s, Tussinger’s and Bottorff’s, and of course our team, we thank you for your patronage and hope that you find Tarpon Bay Grill & Tiki Bar Sarasota’s Most Unique Destination.