Brunch at Libby's
Brunch at Libby's

Best of both worlds: The best brunch spots in Sarasota

Brunch might just be the best meal of the week. Here's our list of where to enjoy an excellent Brunch near the city of Sarasota.

Something happens when you combine the delicious flavors of breakfast food with the convenience and leisure of lunchtime hours. Brunch, as we've come to call this most divine of meals, is adored nationwide, but one can't help but find an added charm in partaking in brunch in Sarasota.

With a barrier island named after a fondness for post-meal napping, leisure is a way of life here. So sleep in a little later, embrace your indecisiveness (is it breakfast? Lunch?) and get your brunch on at one of our favorite spots, arranged here by area.

Gulf Gate / South Trail

The Original Word of Mouth
The Original Word of Mouth

The Table Creekside
Come for the $15 unlimited mimosas; stay for the unique brunch menu, including quinoa pancakes, shrimp and grits, steak and eggs and a variety of other items from this top-notch kitchen. Plus, enjoy your brunch with a view of Phillippi Creek.

The Original Word of Mouth
It's hard to beat the original, and Word of Mouth is no exception. Regulars swear by this award-winning, no-frills brunchery, known for its traditional American breakfast and pastries.

Jim's Small Batch Bakery
A hidden gem of sorts, this unassuming bakery serves up a mean brunch. Gulf Gaters know it for its bagels sandwiches and pastries and unique creations like the candied bacon croissant.

Midtown

Libby's
Libby's Neighborhood Brasserie (before rennovations began Summer 2018)

Libby's Neighborhood Brasserie
Did someone say bloody mary bar? Its excellent menu aside, the bloody mary bar alone is worth checking out. Try the signature drink, the Manolo Mary, which features housemade mix, organic cucumber vodka and horseradish creme Fraiche. Libby's original Hillside location promises to reopen Winter 2018 from rennovations, and they're expanding with a new restaurant in Lakewood Ranch.

Yoder's
You haven't truly experienced Sarasota until you've strolled through the Pinecraft Amish community and dined at Yoder's. Traditional, home-cooked Amish breakfast. Need we say more?

Serving Spoon
Opened in 1998, this brunch spot has remained a local favorite for a reason. Enjoy classic American breakfast and lunch items in a family atmosphere.

Siesta

Siesta Key Oyster Bar
It's not just a late-night party spot -- for those who have yet to see SKOB in the morning light, their kitchen might surprise you. Great bloody marys and a delectable breakfast menu make this a great brunch option. Hit the beach after for the full experience.

Sun Garden Café
This leisurely diner serves up some of the best breakfast in town, not to mention its Siesta location ups the relaxation factor a few notches. The flower-child-inspired menu features a variety of omelet's, sweets and other breakfast and lunch items and, might we say, quite the poached egg.

Downtown

M.A.D.E restaurant
M.A.D.E. Restaurant

Louies Modern

Louies Modern lives up to its title with arguably the most contemporary take on brunch in the area. Paired with brunch staples like eggs benedict and mimosas are more unique offerings like frosé -- an adult slushie made from rosé wine -- and all you can eat crab legs!

M.A.D.E. Restaurant
Relatively new to Sarasota, MADE has made its mark with its brunch menu. Its mimosa and bloody mary specials are great, and holy bacon do they know how to prepare their pork.

Station 400
A local favorite for a reason, Station 400 serves up some of the best brunch in town in a quaint Rosemary District setting. Once you manage to decide between breakfast or lunch food, your decision only becomes more difficult -- it's all so good.

St. Armands

Blue Dolphin Café
Enjoy brunch at Blue Dolphin Café, which serves breakfast all day, conveniently located on the quaint St. Armands Circle. After your meal, let the leisure continue with a stroll around the circle as you admire the shops and work off your meal.

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