“Out to lunch” takes on new meaning when vacationing in Sarasota, where you can literally do anything from grab a quick bite for a picnic on the beach or linger all afternoon over a sit-down meal.


The sun can really take it out of you, so here we have a selection of restaurants from across the county that offer midday meals that will keep you going—or fill you up for your “beach nap.”

Regardless of whether you prefer sandwiches or seafood for lunch, don’t miss Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week every June 1-14, when foodies can feast on prix-fixe, multi-course menus at select restaurants.