Seven Must-Try Dishes in the Sarasota Foodie Scene

If you’ve ever wondered what culinary delights await in Sarasota, check out a few standout dishes from these local restaurants.

It's one thing to receive a restaurant recommendation in Sarasota but it's a whole new level of culinary pleasure when you're directed to a specific dish that promises to tantalize your taste buds. In this culinary journey, we're introducing seven exceptional dishes that you must try while exploring Sarasota's vibrant food scene.

From savory delights to sweet indulgences, each of these handpicked creations guarantees a gastronomic adventure that may leave you wanting to extend your stay. Get ready to savor Sarasota's flavors one dish at a time!

C’est la Vie! - Complete Crepe

Embark on an authentically French culinary journey at C'est la Vie! with their Complete Crepe. This iconic dish offers a genuine taste of France, where the classic combination of cheese, ham and eggs melds seamlessly within a delicate crepe. Perfect for those seeking a touch of French elegance in their Sarasota dining adventure, the Complete Crepe is a savory sensation that you can't miss. It's the real deal, and it's seriously fun!

1553 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236

Duval’s - Coconut Curry Mussels


Photo courtesy of Duval's Fresh Local Seafood

Indulge in a taste of the tropics with the Coconut Curry Mussels at Duval's Fresh Local Seafood, a Sarasota culinary masterpiece. This dish features plump PEI mussels bathed in a luscious red curry and coconut sauce, creating a perfect blend of spice and creaminess. Sprinkled with scallions, toasted coconut and sesame seeds, each bite is a tantalizing journey of flavors and textures. It's a Sarasota delight that captures the essence of coastal cuisine, making it the perfect seafood dish to try when strolling downtown Sarasota’s Main Street.

1435 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236

Morton’s Gourmet Market - Tuna Salad

When the sun's shining in Sarasota, there's nothing quite like enjoying a cold Tuna Salad sandwich from Morton's Gourmet Market in Southside Village. It's like a flavor party in your mouth! Imagine tender tuna chunks, fresh crunchy veggies and a zesty dressing all coming together between slices of bread. It's the perfect beachside bite, and it'll make your sunny day even better. So, if you're up for a tasty, fun beach picnic, a big tub of tuna salad should be at the top of your must-try list here!

1924 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239

Libby’s Brasserie - Dr. Pepper Ribs Half Rack


Photo courtesy of Tableseide Restaurant Group

Right across the street in Southside Village, Libby's Neighborhood Brasserie brings a southern twist to the American Contemporary culinary scene with their Dr. Pepper Ribs Half Rack. These ribs are a masterpiece, first braised to tender perfection and then expertly grilled to smoky, caramelized perfection. Served alongside a generous portion of crispy fries and refreshing coleslaw, every bite is a harmonious blend of sweet and savory flavors that dance on your taste buds. It's the kind of dish that makes dining out in Sarasota a total blast!

1917 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239 | 8445 Lorraine Rd, Sarasota, FL 34202

Organic Farmer’s Table - Spread Board


Photo taken by Caleb Guedes-Reed

Treat yourself to a flavor bomb at Organic Farmer's Table with their delightful Spread Board. This vibrant assortment of this sharing board is a burst of flavors featuring citrus beet hummus with creamy goat cheese, smoky mushroom baba ganoush, zesty kalamata caper tapenade and grilled marinated peppers, all paired perfectly with house crostini. As if that weren't enough, picture yourself enjoying this delectable spread on their sidewalk patio, sipping a fine glass of wine and soaking in the lively atmosphere of downtown Sarasota.

14 N Lemon Ave Sarasota, FL 34236

Tikka Indian Cuisine - Biryani Rice with Lamb

At Tikka Indian Cuisine, find their savory Biryani Rice with Lamb on the menu. It's a flavor-packed adventure of saffron-infused rice, sweet caramelized onions and succulent lamb. The aromatic blend of spices takes your taste buds on a journey through India with every mouthwatering bite. It's a dish that combines comfort and exotic flavors, making it a must-try for both Indian cuisine enthusiasts and newcomers.

525A U.S. 41 Bypass N, Venice, FL 34285

Sage - Sticky Toffee Pudding with Thyme Toffee Sauce

Sarasota's sweet treasure is hidden at Sage SRQ, where Pastry Chef Shari works her magic with the Sticky Toffee Pudding and Thyme Toffee Sauce. This dessert is a masterpiece featuring warm, moist pudding blanketed in an exquisite thyme-infused toffee sauce that balances sweet and herbal flavors to perfection. It's a symphony for your taste buds, a must-try for visitors seeking a delectable and unique dessert experience in Sarasota. Make sure you savor this delightful creation by Chef Shari at Sage before leaving town!

1216 1st St, Sarasota, FL 34236