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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587_672x480.jpg - Marina Jack Patio-open daily for lunch & dinner
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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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...

LobsteCraft
28A S Boulevard of the Presidents
Sarasota, FL 34236
In 2012, Captain Mike Harden, a Coast Guard Captain and licensed lobster fisherman based out of the coastal city of Norwalk, Connecticut,...
Hotel Venezia - Dining
425 US 41 Bypass N
Venice, FL 34285

Venezia Restaurant & Bar located within Hotel Venezia. Join us Pool Side at our Out Door Pool Bar or Dining Room. Daily...

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1435 2nd St
Sarasota, FL 34236

When our owner recognized a need for artisan tacos paired with something different than tequila-(bourbon)-Circo was realized!
Circo is a spot for rare...

Cha Cha Coconuts - Dining Room - Join us at Cha Cha Coconuts and lose yourself in our carefree island atmosphere. Casual dining with a tropical twist, offering a savory selection of seafood, sandwiches and other island-style fare. 

Relax in our dining room or enjoy an outdoor table while sipping on one of our refreshing tropical drinks and sampling from our casual Caribbean menu. Favorites include Coconut Shrimp, Fish Tacos and Half-pound Burgers. Open daily for lunch and dinner with a Children's menu available. Live entertainment on the weekends! 

Sit outside and enjoy people watching on the sidewalks of beautiful St. Armands Circle.
417 St. Armands Circle
Sarasota, FL 34236

Casual dining with a tropical twist offering a savory selection of seafood, sandwiches and other island style fare on St. Armand's Circle.

Speaks - St. Armands - exterior
29 N Blvd of the Presidents
Sarasota, FL 34236

New York style clam bar. Fresh seafood and house made pasta. Garden to glass cocktails. Unique prohibition era decor. Lunch & Dinner....

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