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Sarasota Area Dining

Sarasota • Siesta Key • Longboat Key • Lido Key • Venice

Dining out is a big part of any vacation, and a great meal can be a highlight of your visit to Sarasota, Florida.

Even if you don’t have a sophisticated palate, you will appreciate the wide range of cuisines Sarasota and the surrounding region has to offer.

There are more than 800 restaurants in Sarasota County. In fact, within a 25-mile radius of Sarasota, you’ll find more Zagat Guide, Trend Dining Award, and Distinguished Restaurants of North America than any other area in Florida!

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Must Do Sarasota Area Dining

Evie's at Spanish Point casual waterfront restaurant and tiki bar Sarasota, Floirda. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.

Evie's at Spanish Point

Located right on the water at Spanish Point, the live music and a tiki hut atmosphere make it the perfect spot for lunch, dinner or sunset drinks! Enjoy lunch, dinner, or drinks while watching the sunset at this casual open-air, waterfront Tiki Hut restaurant and bar on Little Sarasota Bay. Evie's at Spanish Point's menu features burgers, nachos, a variety of sandwiches, tacos,... Read More
Visit the Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar in Siesta Key Village, on St. Armands Circle, or in downtown Venice and cool off with a frozen daiquiri, for oysters and shooters, or dig in at the Deck with classic American fare. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

The Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar

Seafood, Burgers, Salads, and More Enjoy a delicious choice of seafood, fresh catch fish, burgers, wraps, salads, and pizza. Visit the Raw Bar in Siesta Key Village, south Siesta Key, St. Armands Circle, or Downtown Venice for oysters and shooters, or dig in at the Deck with classic American fare. Well known for their vast selection of frozen daiquiris and drink specials. Daiquiri Deck features... Read More
Enjoy lunch, dinner, or drinks while watching the sunset at The Point, a casual three-story, open-air, waterfront restaurant and bar located in Osprey, Florida.

The Point

Enjoy lunch, dinner, or drinks while watching the sunset at The Point, a casual three-story, open-air, waterfront restaurant and bar located in Osprey, Florida.  The ground floor features a large seating area with two fire pits. The Point’s second floor dining room is the perfect spot to enjoy a meal overlooking the water, and the third-floor bar... Read More
Marina Jack offers three different waterfront dining options along with live entertainment and a beautiful view of Sarasota bay. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

Marina Jack Restaurant

Marina Jack Offers Three Waterfront Dining Options Blue Sunshine Patio Bar & Grill Portside is a casual and family-friendly open-air restaurant. It’s a great spot to enjoy a tropical drink, lunch or dinner right on the water. The Blue Sunshine Patio Bar & Grill is also dog-friendly! Marina Jack’s Blue Sunshine Patio menu features a variety of appetizers, salads, soups and sandwiches, as well as... Read More
Nancy smokes North Carolina-style pulled pork, beef brisket, St. Louis ribs and chicken "low and slow" at this family-friendly Sarasota, Florida barbecue restaurant. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

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 barbecue restaurant. Also salmon, salad, many fresh vegetarian sides, and full bar available. Live music Friday and Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. Read the featured blog article about Nancy's Bar-B-Q - click here!  Nancy's Bar-B-Q was voted “Best Barbecue”... Read More
Cafe Gabbiano, authentic southern Italian cuisine. The moderately priced dinner menu features a wide selection of pasta, hand-cut veal, free-range chicken, freshly made mozzarella, locally sourced seafood and vegetables, and an extensive wine list. Siesta Key restaurant, Sarasota Florida. MustDo.com

Café Gabbiano

Authentic Southern Italian Cuisine Expect the very best with made-to-order seasonally inspired chef-prepared dishes. The moderately priced dinner menu features a wide selection of pasta, hand-cut veal, free-range chicken, freshly made mozzarella, locally sourced seafood and vegetables, and an extensive wine list. Certified sommelier, Marc Grimaud can assist you in pairing the perfect wine with your meal. A fantastic 4-course tasting and wine-pairing menu... Read More
O’Leary’s Tiki Bar & Grill is a laid-back, tropical-themed, family-friendly downtown Sarasota, Florida restaurant and bar that is located in Bayfront Park near Marina Jack and features live music daily. The restaurant is dog-friendly, plus you can arrive by car or boat! Must Do Visitor Guides | MustDo.com

O'Leary's Tiki Bar & Grill Waterfront Restaurant

Enjoy a meal, a cold beer, cocktail, or wine under an umbrella with your toes in the sand or under the open-air, waterfront Tiki Hut. This laid-back, tropical-themed, family-friendly downtown Sarasota restaurant and bar is located in Bayfront Park near Marina Jack and features live music daily. The restaurant is dog-friendly, plus you can arrive by car or boat! O'Leary's serves breakfast, lunch, and... Read More
Casey Key Fish House Sarasota casual old Florida waterfront restaurant. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

Casey Key Fish House

Casual “Old Florida” Style Fish House Casey Key Fish House and Tiki Bar in Osprey, Florida offers waterside dining and live music in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Every seat has a view of the water! Enjoy fresh fish and seafood, with choices for landlubbers too. Live music is featured in the Tiki Bar every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! Casey Key Fish House also offers... Read More