Sarasota Top 10 Waterfront and Casual Dining Restaurants
Nancy's Bar-B-Q
Nancy's Bar-B-Q was voted “Best Barbeque” in Sarasota in 2012.
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The very best in Southern Italian cuisine and service. Happy Hour twice daily!

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A Sarasota fine dining tradition. Fresh menus daily, quality service, and romantic outdoor dining on the water.
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Sarasota top 10 Dining

Sarasota and the surrounding region offer a food extravaganza with more than 840 restaurants, most of which are locally owned. Top this off with the fact that within a 25 mile radius of Sarasota you will find more Zagat Guide, Trend Dining Award, and Distinguished Restaurants of North America than any other area in Florida! See 10 of the best below!

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The Lazy Lobster of Longboat Key
Enjoy succulent lobster, fresh seafood, pasta, poultry, and meats at The Lazy Lobster of Longboat. Features early dining and Happy Hour menu from 4 to 5:30 p.m. daily. The Lazy Lobster of Longboat also offers nightly dinner ...read more

Nancy's Bar-B-Q
Nancy smokes North Carolina-style pulled pork, beef brisket, St. Louis ribs and chicken "low and slow" at this family-friendly Sarasota barbeque restaurant. Enjoy casual dining on community tables inside, picnic tables on the ...read more

Marina Jack Restaurant
Marina Jack offers three different waterfront dining options. Blue Sunshine Patio Bar & Grill  ...read more

Café Gabbiano
Cafe Gabbiano in Siesta Key Village restaurant offers delicious authentic cuisine from Southern Italy. Enjoy Migliaccio family recipes in an intimate private setting. Dine indoors or on the climate controlled ...read more

Siesta Key Oyster Bar
Siesta Key Oyster Bar a.k.a “SKOB” has a casual Key West-style setting. This Siesta Key Village restaurant and bar features oysters on the half shell, fresh seafood, ...read more

Ophelia's on the Bay
Ophelia's on the Bay is a premier award-winning restaurant on Little Sarasota Bay. Ophelia's has been awarded numerous awards including Top 100 Restaurants in Florida, Most Romantic Restaurants in ...read more

Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar
Visit the Raw Bar in Siesta Key Village, St. Armands Circle or Venice for oysters and shooters, or dig in at the Deck with classic American fare.  View the Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar ...read more

Cassariano Italian Eatery
Experience award-winning contemporary Northern Italian cuisine in a casual relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy fresh seafood, homemade sauces, pastas and seasonal specials. Offers a full bar and extensive wine list to compliment your meal. Serving ...read more

Village Café
Enjoy delicious breakfast favorites, salads, sandwiches and burgers in a relaxed family atmosphere. Wide variety of healthy choices, large portions (warning: the pancakes are plate size!) and friendly service make it popular ...read more

Marker 4 Restaurant
Enjoy casual waterfront dining indoors or out overlooking the Intra-coastal Waterway and marina. Marker 4 has a skillfully prepared creative menu that features succulent seafood, fresh salads, sandwiches, meats, and pastas as well as ...read more

In Sarasota you will find a variety of choices when it comes to cuisine and the dining experience. From casual to fine dining, the Sarasota area has it all. Several places offer outdoors dining that allows you to take in the beautiful sunset. The area also includes plenty of options for family with an abundance of restaurants offering kid-friendly menu items and a fun atmosphere.

Sarasota Offers Many Fantastic Restaurants

Besides fantastic fresh seafood, authentic Italian, Peruvian and even traditional Amish, you’ll find most restaurants offers something with Floribbean flare. Featuring the freshest ingredients, complex medleys of spices and generous uses of fresh fruit, especially citrus and tropical, these exotic flavors create a taste unique to Florida. To satisfy your sweet tooth, you can’t leave Florida without having a slice of key lime pie. The pie has a tart kick and is a staple on most Florida restaurant menus.