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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Seafood Restaurant
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“One of the oldest waterfront restaurants in Sarasota. right in downtown Sarasota on the water. booking Table for dinner around Sunset, you will have an amazing view while eating an incredible dinner in the fine dining room upstairs or if you prefer a casual dining experience downstairs and out on the docks. great food and great atmosphere!”
  • 67 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“It’s a bit touristy but Sharky’s has awesome ocean views and fun tropical vibe! Gets crowded Especially during peak season-so good to go a bit early or late. Especially during peak season. It’s fun to walk out on the fishing pier before or after. Next-door is the more upscale Fin’s”
  • 71 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“seafood with southern influences, cooked by ex-brooklynites - and it's delicious.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Because of it's location in the "Siesta Key Village" it can be a bit touristy but even locals love this location for it's very beachy laid back feel, live music and pretty good food! Off season, I visit often and always enjoy this local eatery.”
  • 50 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great place to grab drinks and even eat casual and dance by the water. You can also rent jet skis, paddle boards and kayaks!! ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Enjoy some of the areas best seafood in a real Florida ambiance of tiki hut tables. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Great Amish cooking, the have a fruit and veggie market. Fun place to visit.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Cinema
“You can have a great meal while you watch the movie in a super comfy recliner. Perfect on a rainy day. It is literally a 5 minute walk from the front door. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This is a long time favorite for casual family dining. Make sure to try the clam chowder.”
  • 27 locals recommend
South American Restaurant
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“Probably our favourite high end restaurant at the moment. The ceviche is excellent as is the Crab Napoleon. The short ribs are to die for! ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Go sight seeing on St Armand’s circle and dine here for great Latin Colombian cuisine.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cute Florida-style casual hamburger & seafood joint right on the water. Try the lobster roll and key lime piña colada”
  • 25 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Small little mall that has a great dine in movie theater . Very high end and clean and has many shops surrounding it.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Varied New American menu, cocktails & live music presented outside in a tiki-inspired setting.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Shore is a fun place with inside and covered outdoor seating. Great place for lunch, dinner, or just drinks. They also have a great brunch. I like the kale caesar with a glass of rose' or the veggie burger. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
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