Sarasota is home to some exceptional eateries. Gulf side, it’s easy to constantly crave crab or other sea fare - as you should - but if and when your palette is ready for a new taste, the Sarasota cuisine scene fulfills. Seafood - land food - good food.  


Self-proclaimed foodies and huge fans of the dining-out experience, The SRQ Duo likes many restaurants around town, but these are their favorites.   

Social Eatery & Bar
www.socialonfirst.com
What: Gastro pub
Where: Downtown

Red Clasico Café Bar
www.barclasico.com
What: Contemporary American
Where: Downtown, Main Street

Libby’s Café & Bar
www.libbyscafebar.com
What: Modern American
Where: West of Trail

Word of Mouth
www.wordofmouthsrq.com
What: Breakfast and lunch
Where: Downtown

Tsunami
www.tsunami-sarasota.com

What: Sushi and Hibachi Grill
Where: Downtown

State Street Eating House + Cocktails
www.statestreetsrq.com
What: Napa style cuisine and craft cocktails
Where: Downtown

Ophelia’s on the Bay
www.opheliasonthebay.net
What: American, seafood, fine dining
Where: Siesta Key

Nancy’s Bar-B-Q
www.nancysbarbq.com
What: Slow smoked bar-b-que
Where: Downtown

Shore Diner
www.dineshore.com
What: Florida beach café
Where: St. Armand’s

Selva Grill
www.selvagrill.com
What: New Latin
Where: Downtown, Main Street

Mattison’s City Grille
www.mattisons.com
What: American
Where: Downtown, Main Street

Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub
www.marvista.groupersandwich.com
What: Seafood, American
Where: Longboat Key

Il Panificio
www.panificiousa.com
What: Italian pizzeria, deli, and bakery
Where: Downtown, Main Street

Hungry? Not in the mood to cook or go out? We recommend Ashley’s Food Delivery.  
www.ashleysfood.com
 

NIGHTLIFE:  Florida may be the Sunshine State, but there’s plenty of fun to be had under the stars too. 

The Gator Club
www.thegatorclub.com
Bar, live music, dance floor

Mattison’s
www.mattisons.com
Open air bar, live music, dance floor

The Beach Club
www.beachclubsiestakey.com
Dance club, live DJ music

Ivory Lounge
www.ivorysarasota.com
Dance club, live DJ music, bottle service

Social Eatery & Bar
www.socialonfirst.com
Trendy lounge with unique cocktails


State Street Lounge
www.statestreetsrq.com
Speakeasy vibe with craft cocktails  

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