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Owen’s Fish Camp 516 Burns Ct #7030, Sarasota, FL 34236

Bustling locale serves up imaginative takes on seafood dishes amid eclectic decor.Located in the heart of Burns Court in Downtown Sarasota, Owen’s Fish Camp is an ode to old Florida living. From the looming Banyan tree out front, given to Sarasota developer Owen Burns by Thomas Edison, to the tire swing out back, it is a restaurant full of history and Southern Hospitality. The casual atmosphere allows guests to relax and enjoy what makes Florida so special.

ANOTHER FAVORITE

Shore LBK 800 Broadway St, Longboat Key, FL 34228

Shore restaurant is an expression of a mid-century, al-fresco coastal eatery. Creative recipes are our specialty, combined with local favorites, all served in an open air dining space. From your first sip of our signature cocktail to your last bite of our Key West shrimp and Scallop Risotto, the entire Shore experience is nothing short of a beach day makeover, with laughter, cool vibes, and delicious eats. The most incredible restaurant at sunset!

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Price range: $$$$ – Refined New American restaurant

Indigenous 239 S Links Ave Sarasota, FL 34236

Innovative, carefully sourced American cuisine served in a warm, sophisticated restored home. At Indigenous, we are always working our best to create a better food system.Our menu of seasonal American cuisine changes progressively throughout the year based on peak ingredient availability.

With a focus on sustainable seafood, we work closely with local fisherman, artisans, and farmers to maintain the highest quality.

What we love: The charming cottage patio at Indigenous.

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dinner appetizers $9-$18, dinner entrées $23-$35

Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub 760 Broadway, North Longboat Key, (941) 383-2391

Rustic seafood spot in an early-1900s beach house with an Old Florida vibe & patio views. Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant is located in a one-of-a-kind setting amidst one hundred year old Buttonwood trees. Tables are located just feet from the water allowing guests a front row view of local marine life and shore birds.

The restaurant is situated on land that has been in service to the fishing community since the early 1900s serving as a fish camp and restaurant along the way.

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Mediterranean restaurant $$ – Price range: $31 to $50

Blu Kouzina 25 N Boulevard of the Presidents, Sarasota, FL 34236

Blu Kouzina is bringing its signature, wholesome Greek cooking to the Sunshine State after gracing for the past past five years Singapore’s culinary scene. The acclaimed restaurant, born out of the founders’ passion for the food of their native Greece and their love of sharing a hearty, family meal with friends, has set up a second home in Sarasota.

Fresh and quality ingredients, mostly grown organically, and sourced from well established, local producers are used in dishes that are both traditional and creatively contemporary.

NEXT DOOR

5 MINUTES AWAY Indian Beach/Sapphire Shores

The natural beauty of Florida sunsets, fish and manatees frolicking in the bay and an extraordinary tree canopy combined with cultural and academic offerings to create a true neighborhood lifestyle.

Rico’s Pizzeria And Pasta House caret-down

Casual eatery turning out pizza, salads, subs & other Italian fare in a no-frills setting.

Sunnyside Cafe caret-down

Down-home breakfast & lunch destination with cozy seating & health-conscious & vegan

Leaf & Lentil caret-down

 

Fresh and constantly changing Vegan menu, including gluten-free options, tasty desserts, and a kids’ menu – in the heart of Sarasota.

https://www.leafandlentil.com/

The Ringling Grillroom caret-down

Soaring, contemporary museum restaurant offering modern American cuisine & a scenic patio.

https://www.theringlinggrillroom.com/

Wicked Cantina Sarasota caret-down

Modern, laid-back restaurant & happy-hour spot offering familiar Mexican grub, burgers & margaritas.

http://www.wickedcantina.com/

Captain Brian’s Seafood Market & Restaurant caret-down

Laid-back spot offering grouper, jumbo shrimp, lobsters & other seafood, plus a salad bar & market.

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WHITNEY’S LBK 6990 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE LONGBOAT KEY, FLORIDA 34228

Whitney’s, a new restaurant and bodega, opened earlier this week on Longboat Key’s north end, at the corner of Gulf of Mexico Drive and Broadway Street. It sits right across the street from a public beach access point, perfect for attracting beachgoers who are hungry after a day in the sun.