Sarasota Florida and her Islands on the Gulf of Mexico with expansive sandy beaches, lodging, vacation rentals, condominiums, cottages, homes, hotels and motels, offering fun eco-friendly activities, nearby attractions, restaurants, shopping, nightlife and trolley.

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If you’re about to visit Sarasota, give your taste buds an adventure with locally owned establishments featuring southern comfort to... out of this world... Zagat Rated cuisine!

Breakfast Favs

A local favorite is Word of Mouth at 711 South Osprey Ave. or 6604 Gateway. With locally grown veggies, freshly caught fish and eggs from nearby farms you’ll be licking your plate and begging for more of their toasted seven grain bread.

One of Sarasota’s landmark breakfast and lunch spots is Troyer’s Dutch Heritage Restaurant at 3713 Bahia Vista. With all-you-can-eat eggs, waffles and pancakes to freshly baked muffins and fresh fruit you can’t go wrong with Amish goodness.

The BROKEN EGG a longtime local favorite has three great locations... Siesta Key, Lakewood Ranch and Clark Road. Go for the bear-claw pancake or the eggs benedict with crab or lobster. It’s worth it!

Dinner

Excellent downtown eateries include landmark establishments like Bijou Café, Selva Grill, Caragiulo’s, Barnacle Bills, Divino’s, Mediterraneo, Salute, Maximo’s and Eat Here.

A little music with a meal is always pumping at Mattison’s while Eat Here and Divino’s offer soothing live jazz.

There are several locations featuring water and romance. Marina Jack’s is right downtown on the bay with a spectacular second floor view. Lido Grill at the Lido Beach Resort features a bar with a panoramic beach vista and a dining room overlooking Sarasota Bay. Ophelia’s on Siesta Key offers intimate enclaves and dockside dining with views of Little Sarasota Bay. For your information, this is a favorite of Stephen King, (author of "Duma Key"). South from downtown, on the east side of Route 41, is a hidden local gem called Roessler’s with lakeside views tropical gardens and gazebo.

An evening at St. Armand’s Circle on Lido Key is always fun with shops remaining open for that after a good meal... stroll. The Crab and Fin and Café L’Europe are St. Armand landmarks featuring classic continental cuisine, patio seating and sidewalk piano tunes (only at Crab & Fin). The Columbia with under cover and outdoor dining offers excellent Spanish food while Tommy Bahama's draws young professionals to moderately priced small bites, burgers & seafood. Off circle are a pocket of eateries like Malinche’s authentic Mexican, Le Colonne and 15 South Ristorante Enoteca with musical entertainment upstairs at their nightclub Straight-up.

A burger & brew with bay view...

O’Leary’s at Centennial Park is on Sarasota’s bay front featuring Tiki bar and island vibes while the Ritz Carlton’s Bay View Burger Bar is quite relaxing and a lot more... low key.

Main/ Lemon/ Pineapple/ First & Palm

Bijou Café – fine Zagat Rated dining on First
Maximo’s – Italian/South African influenced fine dining on First
Ceviche – tapas and Spanish offerings on First
Drunken Poet – Thai/Sushi dining on Main
Selva Grill – Zagat Rated Peruvian gourmet on Main
Mattison’s – from burgers to small bites & dinners on Main
C’est La Vie – French dining on Main
Tequila Cantina - Fresh, Creative Mexican on Main
Two Senoritas – Mexican comfort on Main
Café Amici – Italian cuisine on Main
First Watch – breakfast & lunch on Main
Mozaic – American Zagat rated cuisine on Main
Salute – Northern Italian cuisine on Lemon
Hyde Park – steaks & chops on Lemon
Pastries by Design – bakery & specialty desserts on Main
Tropical Thai – lunch & dinner on Main
Divino – Authentic Italian cuisine on Main
Barnacle Bills – seafood & steak on Main
Café Americano – casual Italian/American on Main
Irish Pub & Grill – casual Irish offerings on Main
Café Epicure – casual Italian cuisine on Main
Brasserie Belge – Belgian on Main
Utamaro – sushi bar on Main
Eat Here – casual gourmet comfort dining on Main
Mediterraneo – Italian pizza to gourmet on Main
Sangria – Spanish tapas & dinners on Main

Waterfront

O’Leary’s – burgers, sandwiches & fries on hwy 41 Sarasota
Marina Jack’s – a little of everything with fine dining upstairs on hwy 41 Sarasota
Beach Bistro – Zagat Rated fine dining on Anna Maria Island
Old Salty Dog – burgers sandwiches & fries on City Island
MOORE'S STONE CRAB – fresh locally caught fish,crab & landlubber choices on Longboat Key
Mar Vista – burgers, sandwiches and dinners on Longboat Key
Ophelia’s on the Bay – fine dining on Siesta Key
ROTTEN RALPH’S – casual seafood dining (Friday night fish-fry) Bridge Street Pier on Bradenton Beach
Sandbar – burgers, sandwiches and dinners on Anna Maria Island
The Beach House – casual dining inside or on the beach
The Table – small bites & gourmet offerings on Philippe Creek
Philippe Creek Oyster Bar – seafood burgers sandwiches & dinners on Philippe Creek
Turtles – burgers, sandwiches, salads and dinners on Siesta Key
Casey Key Fish House – sandwiches, salads dinners on Casey Key
Pop’s Sunset Grill – sandwiches, salads dinners on Inter-coastal Nokomis
Bob’s Boathouse – sandwiches, salads, dinners on Inter-coastal HWY 41 Sarasota
Roessler’s – lakefront continental cuisine on HWY 41

Towles Court Artist Community

Lavanda’s – casual Mediterranean on Adams Lane Indigenous – seasonal American gourmet on Links

Burn’s Court Community

Nancy’s BBQ – Ringling Blvd
Burn’s Court Café – sandwiches, salads & French quiche on Ringling Blvd
Galileo’s – authentic Italian cuisine on Ringling Blvd
Owen’s Fish Camp – southern comfort dining on Burn’s Court Lane

Osprey/ Hillview

Word of Mouth – great breakfast/lunch & dinner on Osprey Ave
Knick’s Tavern – neighborhood eatery on Osprey Ave
Libby’s Café – sophisticated small plates, seafood & steaks on Osprey Ave
Pacific Rim – Japanese/Thai fusion on Hillview St.
Gecko’s – casual eatery & bar on Hillview St.
Hillview Grill – small bites & casual dining on Hillview St.
Chutney’s – Indian & Middle Eastern cuisine on Hillview St.

Southgate Rick’s Café – country French cuisine on Siesta Drive
Kazu’s – sushi & Asian Bistro on Siesta Drive
Andrea’s – classic Italian on Siesta Drive
COSIMO'S BRICK OVEN – Italian trattoria in Southgate Mall, Siesta Drive

Gulf Gate/Gateway/Superior & Mall

Veg – seafood/vegetarian dining on Gulf Gate Drive
Thailand – sushi & steak house on Gulf Gate Drive
Oh Mamma Mia – authentic casual Italian on Gulf Gate Drive
Paris to Budapest – Hungarian/French cuisine on Gateway Ave
Word of Mouth – breakfast & lunch on Gateway Ave
A French Affair – casual French classics on Mall Drive
Solorzano’s – Southern Italian classics on Superior Ave.

Zagat Rated

Bijou Restaurant – Continental American cuisine on First St. Selva Grill – Peruvian Gourmet on Main St. Crab & Fin – seafood, steaks & chops on St. Armand’s Circle Euphemia Haye – Global American cuisine on Longboat Key Beach Bistro – exceptional American offerings on Anna Maria Island



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Sarasota Florida Dining on the Gulf of Mexico with expansive sandy beaches, lodging, vacation rentals, condominiums, cottages, homes, hotels and motels, offering fun eco-friendly activities, nearby attractions, restaurants, shopping and nightlife. Sarasota Florida Dining on the Gulf of Mexico with expansive sandy beaches, lodging, vacation rentals, condominiums, cottages, homes, hotels and motels, offering fun eco-friendly activities, nearby attractions, restaurants, shopping and nightlife. Sarasota Florida Dining on the Gulf of Mexico with expansive sandy beaches, lodging, vacation rentals, condominiums, cottages, homes, hotels and motels, offering fun eco-friendly activities, nearby attractions, restaurants, shopping and nightlife.
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