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Things to do in Rosemary District, Sarasota

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Fried Chicken Restaurant
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“Must-do (and must-eat!) Gospel Brunch on Sundays. Features southern-style brunch buffet and a live, interactive gospel performance”
  • 28 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“A lovely brunch spot with a lovely outdoor dining space. We recommend the Nutella Waffles.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“My favorite Breakfast and lunch place! SOOOOOO Close too! Enjoy it while it still exists!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Community theater mainstay & launching pad for many actors, with shows, classes & workshops.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Food is good and the selection of beers is fabulous. Later at night the patio is a fun place for outdoor games . ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The food was exquisitely rich. As part of the Savor Sarasota promotion, we both got the fixed menu items. I had blue cheese crème brûlée as an appetizer. It was savory with a hint of sweetness from the caramelized sugar on top. The serving size was reasonable but it was so rich we could've easily have split it. For the main course I had beef Burgundy, and for dessert a warm apple tart with caramel sauce and a bit of vanilla ice cream.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“A favorite spot for micro-brewery and appetizers. The owner is a friend of the family whom serves incredible food.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Quaint all-day eatery offering traditional American fare in a relaxed space with patio seating. Amazing meal. I had the lamb chops and my husband had the filet. Food was cooked superbly. Desserts are all made in house and were delicious. Service was great and prompt. The only reason it's not perfect is that while our server was super busy and very efficient, our drinks ran low/out and we didn't receive refills. Highly recommend....get a reservation!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Gym
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“The absolute best place to grab some amazing vegan / raw food. It's on the edge of downtown. You can grab and go, and enjoy this amazing food your entire vacation.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Unique indoor/outdoor setting with plenty of seating is great for families (room for the kids to run and explore). Recommend for breakfast and lunch, and coffee.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This place is more about good music than drinking. It has adult beverages but it is the music that they manage. It is a total hole-in-the-wall but well worth the trip. Super laidback and fun. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Easy Take out!! Their pad Thai and fresh rolls are amazing. Closed on Sunday and Monday”
  • 4 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Rosemary District has delicious brunch options, top-rated local yoga studio, and local favorite beer garden. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Health
“Best Yoga Studio in Sarasota - all styles & levels of yoga classes & private instruction 7 days a week.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
  • 2 locals recommend
Gym
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Fried Chicken Restaurant
“Must-do (and must-eat!) Gospel Brunch on Sundays. Features southern-style brunch buffet and a live, interactive gospel performance”
  • 28 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“A lovely brunch spot with a lovely outdoor dining space. We recommend the Nutella Waffles.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“My favorite Breakfast and lunch place! SOOOOOO Close too! Enjoy it while it still exists!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Food is good and the selection of beers is fabulous. Later at night the patio is a fun place for outdoor games . ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The food was exquisitely rich. As part of the Savor Sarasota promotion, we both got the fixed menu items. I had blue cheese crème brûlée as an appetizer. It was savory with a hint of sweetness from the caramelized sugar on top. The serving size was reasonable but it was so rich we could've easily have split it. For the main course I had beef Burgundy, and for dessert a warm apple tart with caramel sauce and a bit of vanilla ice cream.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“A favorite spot for micro-brewery and appetizers. The owner is a friend of the family whom serves incredible food.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Quaint all-day eatery offering traditional American fare in a relaxed space with patio seating. Amazing meal. I had the lamb chops and my husband had the filet. Food was cooked superbly. Desserts are all made in house and were delicious. Service was great and prompt. The only reason it's not perfect is that while our server was super busy and very efficient, our drinks ran low/out and we didn't receive refills. Highly recommend....get a reservation!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Gym
“The absolute best place to grab some amazing vegan / raw food. It's on the edge of downtown. You can grab and go, and enjoy this amazing food your entire vacation.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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