Mainland Sarasota Restaurants

Enjoy dining out? From white-tablecloth haute cuisine establishments to Tiki-hut bars where shirts and shoes are optional, you’ll find hundreds of places to sample local fare. Taking full advantage of Florida fields and waters, our chefs serve up everything from classic French and casual Italian to Sardinian, Thai, Cuban, Mexican, Peruvian, Brazilian, Moroccan, and “Floribbean.”  Heirloom citrus groves, Amish pie contests, open-pit barbecues, and organic vegetable farms all add to the flavors of Sarasota.

Whether your taste runs to Margaritas or Margaux; caparinha or craft beers, cozy pubs, colorful outdoor bars, and chic lounges contribute to our lively, after-dark buzz.

Caragiulos

Family owned and operated Italian Restaurant

Caragiulos

At Caragiulos, the food speaks for itself. Using the finest ingredients, Caragiulos has served easy- going, inventive Italian-American comfort food since 1989. The bread is baked on the premises each morning. The mozzarella is made fresh. The biscotti is still baked by Mrs. Caragiulo herself. Eating here is more like a gathering in the home of a good friend… comfortable… & memorable.

Selva's

Famous for our ceviches de la casa

Selva's

Selva’s Nuevo Latino cuisine represents the marriage of exotic flavors from Latin America and the United States. Our special emphasis on Peruvian dishes recognizes the contribution of Asian immigrants to Peru, who deliciously fused their cuisine and techniques with that of the locals.

The Bijou Cafe

A fine dining experience at home among the arts!

The Bijou Cafe

Over the years our cuisine, award-winning wine list and exemplary unobtrusive service have set the standard for dining on the Sun Coast and established us as one of Sarasota’s most sought after fine dining destinations.

Casey Key Fish House

Just another day in paradise!

Casey Key Fish House

As afternoon becomes evening, the Fish House presents an extensive dinner menu. Customers rave about the Almond Snapper and Ahi Tuna. Baskets are still available and the menu is full of delicious choices from chicken to filets of fish.

Walt's Fish Market and Restaurant

Fresh seafood is brought in daily by local fisherman and crabbers.

Walt's Fish Market and Restaurant

We've got a huge variety of fish, crabs, steaks, shellfish, Walt's Hot Sauces, exotic spices, dips and more! Walt's Fish Market and Restaurant is open daily with a full liquor bar serving specialty drinks and live music five nights a week!

Blue Rooster

Great southern cooking in a warehouse vibe!

Blue Rooster

The New American Southern fare takes simple, locally-sourced base ingredients and transforms them into true blue southern comfort cuisine with a down home TBR twist

Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar

In The Old Florida Tradition Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar

EXPERIENCE CASUAL WATERFRONT DINING AT “THE PLACE TO GO” FOR SEAFOOD.
Located in a tropical setting, this family restaurant features a multiple choice of fresh local seafood daily.
Outdoor and indoor waterfront dining. Open 11 a.m. daily, serving lunch and dinner in a casual waterfront atmosphere.

Yoder's

Yoder's Amish Village

Yoder's

Yoder's has been known for ``Mom's`` homemade Amish pies and made from scratch home cooking. Hearty portions served with fast and friendly service in a family atmosphere. Yoder's has been a long time local favorite. Stop in, we're sure you will love our meals, Gift Shop, Produce Market, Deli Market and our award winning pies!

Gecko's

Great Food, Great Spirits, Great Fun!

Gecko's

Serving lunch, dinner and a complete late night menu, Gecko's features American pub food with a gourmet twist, nightly chef's specials and a full bar featuring 2-4-1 Happy Hour drinks ALL day EVERY day with the coldest beer and the smoothest spirits

Patrick's

25 years in a row “Best Burger``.

Patrick's

The décor has changed, but the sports themed roots have not been lost, Patrick’s has created a new look and feel maintaining familiarity for our regular customers while appealing to our new customers.

Mattison’s City Grille

Enjoy outdoor dining, drinks, and live music in the heart of Downtown Sarasota

Mattison’s City Grille

Located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, Mattison’s City Grille is the perfect place to enjoy comfortable outdoor dining and is perfect for Market Day Saturday breakfast, à la carte Sunday Brunch, lunch, dinner, late night dining or enjoying drinks at the covered outdoor bar offering live music nightly.

Darwin's on 4th

Peruvian Gastro Brewpub

Darwin's on 4th

Situated in Sarasota’s historic Citrus Exchange, Darwin’s on 4th offers authentic Peruvian and international cuisine alongside live music, wine dinners and an award winning seven-barrel in-house brewery.

Libby's

Libby's is one of Sarasota's most popular destinations.

Libby's

We pride ourselves on offering a comfortable and contemporary neighborhood-style atmosphere and using simple ingredients that are creatively prepared. Sought-out as a social gathering place, our two bars also provide lively options for drinks, happy hour or sports viewing, where you can stop by for a quick bite or meet for an evening out of cocktails and small plates.

State Street

Enter State Street and in an instant you’re in a Mid-Century Industrial Chic eating-house!

State Street

Chef Christian Hershman could easily rest on his substantial culinary laurels, but that would not be Christian! It’s a given that his fare will be fresh, innovative and down right delicious, but in creating State Street, he goes beyond the food to the experience.

Pacific Rim

Japanese Thai Fusion Cuisine

Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim has worked hard for the past seven years to earn a trusted reputation. We use only the freshest foods and ingredients. Our chefs strive to create meals that exude perfection and years of Thai/Japanese tradition.

Saltwater Cafe

Your Venice Area Seafood and Natural Steak Restaurant!

Saltwater Cafe

Saltwater Cafe in Nokomis is a family owned restaurant that takes pride in offering a fine dining experience in a friendly casual atmosphere. The owners are actively involved in its day-to-day operations.

Madfish Grill

We want you to feel like family, because to us, you are!

Madfish Grill

We don’t just serve seafood though; we have premium steaks, pasta, sandwiches, and salads too! We’re a little bit Caribbean, a little bit New England and all Sarasota in the food we serve on our brunch, lunch, early bird and dinner menus.

Louies Modern

A Cosmopolitan Dining Experience

Louies Modern

We take farm-fresh produce and handmade pastas, along with top-quality steaks and seafood to create inventive dishes in our new state-of the-art open kitchen featuring a wood burning oven and grill. Handcrafted cocktails and award-winning wines bring you additional options to create a unique interactive and evocative experience for a night on the town or a more intimate affair

The Southside Grill

The Southside Grill, where you can “eat, drink and make new friends”!

The Southside Grill

The Southside Grill concept is simple: homemade comfort food with flair, using local ingredients as often as possible. Traditional yet modern in every respect, The Southside Grill offers a complete dining experience: an exceptional menu, friendly and professional staff, and a full bar in sophisticated, comfortable surroundings.

Chianti

CHIANTI...A CHARMING ATMOSPHERE, SUPERB ITALIAN CUISINE

Chianti

Your senses are in for a treat! Chianti brings to Sarasota delicious Italian recipes
with elegant presentation, created fresh every day with the finest ingredients.

mi Pueblo

Authentic Mexican Food and Atmosphere

mi Pueblo

Come and join our family for food, drinks, music, and fun. Our food is traditional Mexican food made with fresh ingredients. From the moment you step through the door at mi Pueblo you will think you are in Mexico.

Shore Diner

The SHORE Diner is our interpretation of open-air, mid-century beach cafes of Southern California.

Shore Diner

From your first sip of our signature Shore Cocktail to your last bite of Everything Crusted Tuna, the entire SHORE experience is nothing short of a beach day makeover, with laughter, a cool vibe and delicious eats.

Duval's New World Cafe

An eclectic eatery with a passion for stunning seafood and superb service.

Duval's New World Cafe

With a focus on freshness and a desire to support our community we source only the finest ingredients from local fisherman and farmers.

Indigenous

Seasonal American Cusine

Indigenous

Indigenous is the realization of chef/owner Steve Phelps' vision of a restaurant with exceptional character, dedicated personnel and excellent, focused cuisine.

Melange

Melange is the canvas for Chef/Owner Lan Bradeen to showcase her contemporary cuisine

Melange

The chef and server are a superb team and make for a very enjoyable experience, with rich cuisine and great conversation. I highly encourage the sophisticated food connoisseur to try this restaurant -- it is definitely several notches above the fine dining restaurants.

Pomona Bistro

Golden Spoon Award Winner

Pomona Bistro

We strive to offer the finest and freshest local ingredients in a varied menu that reflects the diversity of the chefs. Pomona's purveyors include local farmers, ranchers and fishermen whenever possible

Station 400

Rich with old character and traditional charm

Station 400

In the station the air smells of fresh baked pastries and muffins. Croissants proof, donuts are fried and homemade jams bubble away on the stovetop.

Moziac

food.friends.fun.finally

Moziac

MoZaic is committed to a guest-friendly cuisine that is seasonal and market driven, utilizing fruits and vegetables from local farmers and seafood from surrounding waters

Mozzeralla Fella

Comfort Italian food the way our Nonna (grandmother) cooked it

Mozzeralla Fella

Our menu is based upon locally sourced and seasonably available products. The best organic food is what’s grown closest to you – and it tastes better! Come taste for yourself.

Social Eatery & Bar

Social Eatery & Bar takes an inventive and original approach to traditional Italian-American comfort food.

Social Eatery & Bar

Our goal in creating such a restaurant which features this new approach to Italian comfort food, as well as incredible specialty drinks and craft beers, faced one last challenge and final hurdle. We had to find and/or construct a truly unique space. We believe that we have exceeded all expectations in these regards, and have created a visually stunning and varied setting that offers diners a wide range of different but unique experiences.

Sardinia

Chef Carta has brought the authentic simple elegance of the Sardinian dining tradition to your table

Sardinia

An authentic hood wood-burning oven has been imported and been made the focal point of the kitchen. Chef Dino Carta plans to bake traditional Sardinian bread daily, as well as truly braising aged meats, and even fish.

Owen's Fish Camp

After just one visit, you will be hooked!

Owen's Fish Camp

Owen’s Fish Camp is southern country style restaurant set in a cool, comfortable, urban setting. The downtown Sarasota cottage built in 1923 is set under a beautiful Banyan Tree in the wonderful walking district called Burns Court

The Grasshopper-El Chapulin

The Grasshopper/El Chapulin Tex-Mex Restaurant & Lounge.

The Grasshopper-El Chapulin

The Grasshopper/El Chapulin Tex-Mex Restaurant & Lounge is a family owned and operated business that opened its first establishment in 1971. Featured our the secret Family Tex-Mex flavors coming from the Valley of Edinburg Texas and festively complimented by Margaritas and your favorite mexican beers.

Taste of Asia

Lao. Thai. Vietnamese

Taste of Asia

Chef Lam makes all of his sauces from “SCRATCH” from imported and domestic ingredients; right down to the chili. The flavors and recipes of Chef Lam are original creations. His unique sauces guarantee a culinary experience you will not find elsewhere. Each and every dish is personally prepared by Chef Lam; the starter soups, appetizers, AND the main meals.

Drunken Poet Cafe

Thai Bistro and Sushi Bar

Drunken Poet Cafe

With dishes to suit all tastes, sophisitcated dining has never been so much fun! Try the Poet's famous ``Sexy Man Roll`` to explore new flavors, or order the Pad Thai for a traditional dish with an awesome presentation.

Kacey's Seafood

A Casual Seafood Eatery

Kacey's Seafood

KaCey's offers casual, affordable seafood in an upbeat atmosphere with friendly servers to wait on you. With a delectable assortment of classic seafood items such as Lobster Bisque, Shrimp & Grits and Fish & Chips as well as delicious Salads, Appetizers, Burgers and Daily Specials, we have something for everyone!

Sarasota's First True Beer Garden

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Sarasota's First True Beer Garden

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Der Dutchman Restaurant

Amish Kitchen Cooking

Der Dutchman Restaurant

Our restaurants exemplify both the beauty of a country setting and the bounty of the country kitchen. We serve generous portions of hearty, home-style Amish Kitchen