Sarasota Top 10 Waterfront and Casual Dining Restaurants
Café Gabbiano
Fine Italian dining in Siesta Key Village.
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MustDo Der Dutchman Restaurant & Bakery
A wide and mouth-watering selection of pastries, cakes, cookies, breads, and pies baked fresh daily.

MustDo Deep Six Lounge & Piano Bar
Features indoor and outdoor dining for lunch and dinner with music at the piano bar on most evenings.
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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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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

Der Dutchman Restaurant & Bakery
Experience the warm and inviting culture and home-style cooking of Sarasota's Pinecraft Mennonite and Amish community at Der Dutchman Restaurant & Bakery. Enjoy comfort foods such as broasted chicken, tender ...read more

Fin's at Sharky's
Upscale dining in a contemporary coastal-inspired setting with an elevated unparalleled Gulf of Mexico view. Offers an expansive and creative menu with an Asian flair featuring sushi, small plates, seafood, steaks, sandwiches, ...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

The Crow's Nest
The first floor of The Crow’s Nest features a casual tavern and is a great place for drinks, a casual meal or late night snack. Enjoy daily ...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

Amore by Andrea
Experience contemporary Italian cuisine in a warm fine-dining setting. Dine indoors or out on the Palm Garden Terrace. Menu features delicious award-winning seafood and meats, pastas and bread made frehs daily, and organic local ...read more

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