Restaurants

Our award-winning restaurants overlook beaches, skylines and downtowns, and our many food and wine events often come with a side of sunshine.

Sarasota Foodie Life

Fine dining, farmers markets, breweries and much more. Dining in Sarasota County isn’t just another meal; it’s an adventure of culinary tastes.

Dining Out with Kids: An Adult-Friendly Guide

Going out to eat with little ones, even on vacation, can be a dreaded experience. But it doesn't have to be all hot dogs and French fries. Sarasota offers plenty of dining establishments offering something for both parents and children.

Waterfront dining in Sarasota County

Sarasota and Venice have some great waterfront dining restaurants! Check out a list of our favorite places to eat.

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3713 Bahia Vista St
Sarasota, FL 34232-2409

An old tradition in a new setting since 1969. Der Dutchman serves traditional Amish family and buffet-style meals, scrumptious bakery pastries and...

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1900 Hillview St
Sarasota, FL 34239

Fresh Fare, Smooth Spirits, Great Fun!  Since 1992, our six Gecko's Grill & Pub's are favorites of Local's and visitors alike. Join us for...

AVOCADO SALMON - Fresh cold water Chilean salmon, avocado salad, citrus crema, snow peas, Mediterranean farro
6240 S Tamiami Trl
Sarasota, FL 34231
Grillsmith is an approachable, polished, casual restaurant celebrating classic American comfort dishes paired w/modern wines, whiskeys and hand crafted cocktails.
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2 Marina Plz
Sarasota, FL 34236
A waterfront location on the Downtown Sarasota Bayfront, offering superior food and service along with an excellent view. Featuring four restaurant concepts...
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1949 Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34236

When you are in the mood for something special for dinner tonight, look no further than The Melting Pot in Sarasota, Florida....

Casual Waterfront Dining on our Patio
509 N Tamiami Trl
At historic Fisherman's Wharf Marina
Venice, FL 34285

Casual Waterfront Dining & Authentic Florida Charm at Venice's historic Fisherman's Wharf Marina. Fresh seafood, fresh frozen libations, classic and craft cocktails...

Circus Playground - This playground is circus inspired! Featuring a small splash area, rock climbing, slides, music makers, swings, and so much more. Perfect for picnics and spending the day with your little ones. No pets allowed unless they are service trained.
2010 Adams Lane
Sarasota, FL 34236

This park is home to the Payne Park Skate Park, Circus Park, Cafe, Disc Golf Course and Amphitheater. Circus Park-This playground is...

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3110 Fruitville Commons Blvd
#103
Sarasota, FL 34240
Founded in Hawaii, Wow Wow specializes in made-from-craft gourmet lemonades, acai’ bowls, smoothies, toasts, flatbread sandwiches, iced & hot coffees. Every menu...
Kona Patio Happy Hr
150 University Town Ctr Dr
Sarasota, FL 34243

Kona Grill is a Classic American Grill with great steak and fresh seafood – complemented by the best choice of sushi and...

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