As the Sarasota area has become such an enticing place to live, it has attracted a wide selection of excellent restaurants. Everything from casual beach side Florida-fare, to four star ethnic cuisine can be found.
Located right at the Stickney Point Bridge to Siesta Key, and moments from downtown Sarasota, this waterfront restaurant blends casual style and elegance, while offering indoor dining or outdoor dockside seating. Specializing in great seafood, but also featuring many other choices, and live entertainment. They will even cook your own catch for you!
Waterfront dining with great views, serving seafood and steaks. Located at: 201 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key Florida 34228 Phone: 941-383-5593
Located on famed St. Armand's Circle, this restaurant offers Spanish cuisine in both indoor and outdoor colorful dining venues. Traditional Spanish decor. Address: 411 St. Armand's Circle, Sarasota, Florida 34236 Phone: 941-388-3987
Quaint, romantic setting. Two floors of unique dining, with musical entertainment in the second floor "Loft". Chef owned and operated. Located at: 5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key Florida 34228 Phone: 941-383-3633
Traditional Italian cuisine. Located at: 5239 Ocean Blvd. Sarasota Florida 34242 Phone: 941-349-0995
Peruvian cuisine. Located at: 6621 Midnight Pass Road Sarasota Florida 34242 Phone: 941-349-1792
Casual indoor or outdoor waterfront dining. Menu includes seafood, sandwiches, burgers, salads. Located at: 760 Broadway Street, North Longboat Key, Florida 34228 Phone: 941-383-2391
A local landmark since 1929. Casual waterfront dining, offering the famous "New Pass Burger", cold sandwiches, great sides, soft drinks, iced tea, beer, wine and ice cream.
Waterfront dining, offering both indoor and outdoor seating. Fresh ingredients, seafood, steak, and a full bar. Located at: 9105 Midnight Pass Road, Sarasota, Florida 34242 Phone: 941-349-2212
Casual indoor/outdoor waterfront dining, superb views of Intracoastal Waterway. Watch boats and yachts go by while enjoying great food from soups, chowders, crabcakes, burgers and salads to seafood, ribs, and steampots. Beautiful sunsets.
Casual dining in Siesta Village. Light fare, snacks, seafood. You can bring your dog with you! Located at: 5023 Ocean Blvd., Sarasota Florida 34242 Phone: 941-349-0158
Eclectic, tropical fare, located on St. Armand's Circle, at the entrance to Lido Key. Address: 300 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, Florida 34236 Phone: 941-388-2888
Indoor/Outdoor waterfront dining on Siesta Key. Enjoy good food with Sarasota Bay views. Lunch and Dinner served. Sunday Brunch. Early Bird Dinner specials.
Steak house and sushi bar/lounge. Enjoy traditional service or Teppan style cooking at your table. Address: 5459 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, Florida 34232 Phone: 941-342-6600
Located in the quaint Southside neighborhood, this restaurant offers casual sophistication, indoor/outdoor dining, and an impressive full bar. Come for lunch or dinner, and enjoy homemade soups and chowders, pasta, steak, and seafood. Address: 1917 South Osprey, Sarasota, Florida 34239 Phone: 941-487-7300
A waterfront restaurant and marina in the heart of downtown Sarasota, with spectacular views. Enjoy casual outdoor dockside or more formal inside dining. Address: 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, Florida 34236 Phone: 941-365-4232
Located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, this popular restaurant features indoor/outdoor dining, fresh local cuisine, and nightly live entertainment. Address: 1 North Lemon Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34231. Telephone: 941-330-0440
Freshly prepared traditional Mexican food in a colorful cultural environment. 2 Sarasota locations (North and South Sarasota) North Location: 8405 Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota Florida 34243 Phone: 941-359-9303 South Location: 4436 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, Florida 34233 Phone: 941-379-2880
Popular with locals and visitors alike, offering inspired cuisine, world class wines. Enjoy lunch or dinner, and relax in the lounge. Address: 1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota, Florida 34239 Phone: 941-366-0007
Featuring an appealing decor, and offering indoor or outdoor dining, Patrick's 1481 is located in downtown Sarasota, and offers comfort foods, cocktails, brunch on Saturday and Sunday, and lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. , Patrick's 1481 is a popular meeting place for friends to gather. Address: 1481 Main Street, Sarasota. Telephone: 941-955-1481.
Specializing in seafood, this waterfront restaurant offers casual indoor and outdoor dining experiences. Address: 5353 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34231 Phone: 941-925-4444
Traditional Japanese cuisine, including sushi and tempura. Address: 8126 Lakewood Main Street, Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202 Phone: 941-907-1290
Golf-themed, with Scottish roots, this restaurant menu includes fish and chips, burgers, pasta, chicken and steaks. Address: 8110 Lakewood Main Street Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202 Phone: 941-359-2424
Italian Cuisine. Address: 8131 Lakewood Ranch Main Street, Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202 Phone: 941-907-1518