Evie’s at Spanish Point in Sarasota

Where better to relax and enjoy a meal or cold drink than Evie’s at Spanish Point? This restaurant and tiki bar is minutes from Venice and Siesta Key right on the water at Little Sarasota Bay in Osprey, Florida.

The perfect spot for lunch, dinner or sunset drinks - Evie's at Spanish Point. Waterfront Tiki Bar & Restaurant just minutes from Venice and Siesta Key, Florida on Little Sarasota Bay. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com
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Evie’s at Spanish Point History – Then and Now

Eating and drinking by the water in the company of family and friends in nothing new. Calusa Indians were probably doing the same thing at Spanish Point some 5,000 years ago. This area is on the National Register of Historic Places as it sits on one of the largest intact archaeological sites in southwest Florida. 

In 1867 the Webb family moved to the area from Utica, New York as part of the Homestead Act. They named it Spanish Point and set up Sarasota’s first winter resort known as Webb’s. A hurricane in 1921 changed the geography of the area, opening up Midnight Pass and connecting Little Sarasota Bay with the Gulf of Mexico and it became a popular area for fish camps. 

In the early 2000s the Spanish Point Pub and Marina opened, providing a nice spot for boaters and locals to chill out on the waterfront. The Evanoff family bought the business in 2016 and have worked to make it what it is today. Some of the many improvements include new boat docks, expanded menu, and adding live music while being carefully to retain the Old Florida charm and Tiki Hut atmosphere that patrons love. 

The perfect spot for lunch, dinner or sunset drinks - Evie's at Spanish Point. Waterfront Tiki Bar & Restaurant just minutes from Venice and Siesta Key, Florida on Little Sarasota Bay. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com
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Evie’s at Spanish Point will begin construction summer of 2019 on a new two-story waterfront restaurant next door to the existing Tiki Hut! The new Key West style restaurant will feature a wrap around porch on both floors over looking little Sarasota Bay, first floor dining and a bar with open air seating on the second floor.  

Live Music and Happy Hour at Evie’s at Spanish Point

Live music adds to the laid back charm at Evie’s. Visit on Friday nights and enjoy the friendly party atmosphere. There is also live music on Saturday and Sunday weather permitting. Relax with an icy beer or an island cocktail and enjoy friendly company and a waterfront view. 

The perfect spot for lunch, dinner or sunset drinks - Evie's at Spanish Point. Waterfront Tiki Bar & Restaurant just minutes from Venice and Siesta Key, Florida on Little Sarasota Bay. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com
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There’s beer on tap, an extensive choice of bottles and cans, a selection of wines and sodas. Happy Hour is offered all day, every day and includes $5 Mr. Steve Vodka, and $1 off domestic drafts, house wines, and single liquor wells.

The menu is as laid-back as the venue with a range of appetizers including fish dip, calamari, soft pretzels, and nachos. Baskets are piled high with French fries, salad, or coleslaw and accompanied by 1/2 lb. beef burgers, veggie burgers, Jamaican jerk chicken sandwich or catch of the day on a bun. There are soups, salads, and tacos with a tasty choice of sides.  

Evie's at Spanish Point casual waterfront restaurant and tiki bar Sarasota, Florida. Arrive by car or boat. Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com.
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Located just minutes from Venice and Siesta Key, Evie’s at Spanish Point is easy to find at 135 Bayview Drive in Osprey. If you’re coming by boat, look for Marker 38 on Little Sarasota Bay. 

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Nita Ettinger is Co-publisher for Siesta Publications Inc. and the Editor in Chief for Must Do Visitor Guides. Must Do Visitor Guides provides Southwest Florida visitor information through printed magazines and the website MustDo.com. Must Do magazines are published bi-annually and are available at no cost in Sarasota, Lee, and Collier County Chamber of Commerce, visitor information centers, select Southwest Florida hotels, and wherever free publications can be found.

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