Sarasota restaurants and places to visit

I was asked by a visitor to our area of what local restaurants and locations that they should visit while they are here. I decided to post this out here for anyone that might be able to benefit from it. The following list is our internal recommendations of where you should visit if you come to Sarasota. There are so many good places to go here, and many places we have not even been yet. From the local businesses we have visited, here is a list of our favorites.

Goodfellas – Italian (Clark Rd.)
Bonefish Grill – Seafood/Italian (University Pky)
Ricos Pizzaria – Italian

Pho Cali – Vietnamese (Downtown)
Bangkok – Thai (Proctor/Beneva)
Tsunami – Sushi (University Pky)
Yume Sushi – Sushi (Downtown)
Tandoor – Indian (University)
Mi Pueblo – Mexican
Kilwins – Ice cream and Fudge (St Armands)
Orange Leaf – (Fruitville)
Columbia – Cuban
Polo Grill – Lakewood Ranch
Mattisons – outdoor, live music (Downtown)
Daiquiri Deck – Bar (St Armands)
Sangria – Spanish Tapas (downtown)
Carmel – Spanish Tapas (university pky)

Patti Georges – Longboat Key
Charthouse- Longboat
Tommy Bahamas – Caribbean (St Armands)
Ophelias on the bay (waterfront)
Hyde Park Grill

On The Water—————–
Salty Dog – Longboat Key

Up in Bradenton
Beach House Restaurant

Longboat Key and on water
Charthouse- Longboat

Jet ski- Marina Jack. You have more central access there.

Places to visit
Siesta Key (beach and village)
St. Armands Circle (food, shops, dessert)
Downtown (food, shops, dessert, movies)
Island Park (walk/ view Marina Jack)
Lakewood Ranch Main Street (shops, food and movies)

Sarasota Restaurants and places to visit


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