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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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...

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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...

Tripletail Seafood & Spirits - Open for cocktails & dinner! Tripletail Seafood & Spirits joins the Gecko's Hospitality Group family of restaurants. Freshest seafood from the bays, Gulf & ocean and a spirits-forward cocktail lounge in the restaurant serving the classics & handcrafted libations.  Happiest Hours every day from 3:00-6:00 pm with small bites, big flavors & wine lists and cocktail menus to accompany every meal with flourish.  And of course, the Gecko's Hospitality Group brand of exceptional hospitality which makes us a favorite of Local's and visitors alike.
4870 S. Tamiami Trail
At the Landings
Sarasota, FL 34231

Cocktails & dinner! Tripletail Seafood & Spirits joins the Gecko's Hospitality Group family of restaurants. Freshest seafood from the bays & ocean...

Daiquiri
5250 Ocean Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34242

The World Famous Daiquiri Deck is located along the Suncoast of Florida. A favorite restaurant and raw bar for locals and a genuine treat...

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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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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....

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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...
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...

Assorted Oysters - Grand Oyster Tasting with 6 different varietals from the East and West coast.
420 St. Armands Circle
Sarasota, FL 34236-1409

Serving Sarasota since 1978, we are proud to be part of the excitement that is St. Armand's Circle. We source both locally...

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