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Lucky Pelican 6239 Lake Osprey Dr, Sarasota
Lucky Pelican
Seafood • $$

Lucky Pelican

6239 Lake Osprey Dr, Sarasota, FL 34240

Consistency is unparalleled. My wife and I haven’t eaten here in almost 3 years due to the COVID-19 restrictions, and all the multitudes of restaurants in...

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  • Superb920 Reviews4.9
Yummy House China Bistro Sarasota 1737 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Yummy House China Bistro Sarasota
Chinese • $$

Yummy House China Bistro Sarasota

1737 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239

Splendid all around. I suggest the salt-and-black pepper seafood combo as an appetizer and then close your eyes and randomly pick the next dish(s). My family...

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  • Superb988 Reviews4.8
Millie's 3900 Clark Rd, Sarasota
Millie's
Brunch • $$

Millie's

3900 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233

Great food, great people,great place!!!you will never leave hungry never had a bad breakfast or lunch and have ordered several different foods on the menu,...

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  • Superb737 Reviews4.9
CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key 3501 S Tamiami Trail Suite 1100, Sarasota
CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key
Cocktail Bar • $$

CMX CinéBistro Siesta Key

3501 S Tamiami Trail Suite 1100, Sarasota, FL 34239

Great theater experience!! You should check it out NOW while they are offering $5 tickets, yes I said $5 dollars,lol. The seats/theaters are very comfortable...

  • Superb792 Reviews4.8
Connors Steak & Seafood 3501 S Tamiami Trail #1165, Sarasota
Connors Steak & Seafood
Steak House • $$$

Connors Steak & Seafood

3501 S Tamiami Trail #1165, Sarasota, FL 34239

Excellent!!! Cocktails were a full pour and the house cab is excellent with dinner. Steaks were cooked to perfection and it all came with free dessert to...

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  • Superb587 Reviews4.6
Sun Garden Cafe 210 Avenida Madera, Sarasota
Sun Garden Cafe
Family • $$

Sun Garden Cafe

210 Avenida Madera, Sarasota, FL 34242

The food was great and the drinks too!! We had the Cajun Benedict, mango habarano chicken & waffles, and a built your own egg white omelet!! Highly...

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  • Superb406 Reviews4.8
Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood. 1435 Main St, Sarasota
Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.
Seafood • $$

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood.

1435 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236

We were celebrating a 75th birthday. They had flowers, a card signed by the entire staff and a candle for her. The staff was extremely attentive and gracious....

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  • Superb561 Reviews4.5
Siesta Key Oyster Bar 5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota
Siesta Key Oyster Bar
Seafood • $$

Siesta Key Oyster Bar

5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242

When we first got to Siesta, we decided to stop here for some oysters and fried grouper . It was amazing ! Very crowded and sort of a long line , but worth it...

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Owens Fish Camp 516 Burns Ct #7030, Sarasota
Owens Fish Camp
Seafood • $$

Owens Fish Camp

516 Burns Ct #7030, Sarasota, FL 34236

Want a fun night out? OFC is your place. Going out back to the patio is just the best way to enjoy your wait for dinner. Ordering our appetizers on the patio...

  • Superb382 Reviews4.7
First Watch 3706 Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota
First Watch
American • $$

First Watch

3706 Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233

First impressions - very friendly and professional staff. We were seated promptly and the server took our drink orders. We asked for a minute or so to peruse...

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  • Superb402 Reviews4.6
Selva Downtown Sarasota 1345 Main St, Sarasota
Selva Downtown Sarasota
Spanish • $$$

Selva Downtown Sarasota

1345 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236

Selva grill is incredible.. the ambiance,the drinks,the food,the service,the surroundings.. it is the absolutely most wonderful experience when it comes to...

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  • Superb523 Reviews4.4
La Dolce Vita - Authentic Italian Cuisine 2704 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota
La Dolce Vita - Authentic Italian Cuisine
Italian • $$

La Dolce Vita - Authentic Italian Cuisine

2704 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231

We had a fantastic birthday dinner at La Dolce Vita. Food was outstanding (seafood soup) and services was just perfect. Tina always make us feel so comfortable...

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  • Superb294 Reviews4.8
Michael's On East 1212 S East Ave, Sarasota
Michael's On East
American • $$$

Michael's On East

1212 S East Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239

I know, that this restaurant is a haute-cousine restaurant. And no big portions are possible. Under this circumstances I would advise to add photographs to the...

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  • Superb504 Reviews4.4
Cafe Baci 4001 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Cafe Baci
Italian • $$

Cafe Baci

4001 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231

Loved Cafe Baci---it has an "old school" Mediterranean vibe which was quite lovely. The food was excellent and the male waiter was wonderful. He even brought...

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  • Superb370 Reviews4.6
Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store 300 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota
Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store
Seafood • $$

Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store

300 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236

Made it for their fabulous HH- Frozen Mai Tias were yummy and beautiful - small plates were delicious with coconut shrimp, mahi tacos, and goat cheese and flat...

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  • Superb469 Reviews4.4
The Seafood Joint - Market & Grill 217 Avenida Madera, Sarasota
The Seafood Joint - Market & Grill
Seafood • $$

The Seafood Joint - Market & Grill

217 Avenida Madera, Sarasota, FL 34242

Came here tonight for the first time. Fresh food, friendly owner and super nice waiter ?! Don’t let the casual appearance fool you ? Will definitely go back...

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Walt's Fish Market Restaurant 4144 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Walt's Fish Market Restaurant
Seafood Markets • $$

Walt's Fish Market Restaurant

4144 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231

Stopped off today to research places to take my family when they visit. I'm a restaurant blogger so I love to research new places. Will definitely go...

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Seasons 52 170 University Town Center Dr Suite 103, Sarasota
Seasons 52
New American • $$

Seasons 52

170 University Town Center Dr Suite 103, Sarasota, FL 34243

The 5 is primarily for our server Brian he was absolutely amazing!!! The food I would give 3.5-4 and here is why. We ordered the golden beet salad, Brussels...

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  • Superb450 Reviews4.4
Speaks Clam Bar - Italian & Seafood - St Armands 29 N Boulevard of the Presidents, Sarasota
Speaks Clam Bar - Italian & Seafood - St Armands
Seafood • $$

Speaks Clam Bar - Italian & Seafood - St Armands

29 N Boulevard of the Presidents, Sarasota, FL 34236

Speaks Clam Bar has one of the best Lobster bisque I've ever tried, it is both thick and rich with chunks of lobster inside. It was such a big hit for our...

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  • Superb391 Reviews4.5
Pub 32 8383 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Pub 32
Irish Pub • $$

Pub 32

8383 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34238

Hands down best Irish Pub in the area. Ross and Louise do a great job bringing part of Ireland to Sarasota. The food is phenomenal! The bands are always...

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  • Superb289 Reviews4.7
Veronica Fish and Oyster 1830 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota
Veronica Fish and Oyster
Seafood • $$$

Veronica Fish and Oyster

1830 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239

Oh my goodness, this place is AWSOME! I decided to go out for a seafood dinner on Friday and I selected Veronica Fish and Oyster based on a recommendation from...

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  • Superb424 Reviews4.4
Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse 35 S Lemon Ave, Sarasota
Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse
Steak House • $$$

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

35 S Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

I love the large outdoor dining area in front of the restaurant. The people watching is great and the overhead fans keep temperatures pleasant. Happy Hour...

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  • Superb459 Reviews4.3
El Toro Bravo Restaurant 3218 Clark Rd, Sarasota
El Toro Bravo Restaurant
Mexican

El Toro Bravo Restaurant

3218 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231

We were greeted by the husband/wife owners, who also wait tables. We were treated like special guests the entire lunch. A clean, relaxed, friendly place with...

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  • Superb476 Reviews4.6
Columbia Restaurant 411 St Armands Cir, Sarasota
Columbia Restaurant
Spanish • $$

Columbia Restaurant

411 St Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236

The best paella I have ever eaten in the USA. VIEIRAS, SHRIMP, AND MUSHROOMS STUFFED WITH WRAPPED NEL BREAD AND SERVED HOT IS THE BEST. I LIVED IN SPAIN AND...

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  • Good560 Reviews4.1
Mediterraneo 1970 Main St, Sarasota
Mediterraneo
Pizza • $$$

Mediterraneo

1970 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236

We were away for over a year. Coming to Sarasota without stopping at Mediterraneo for dinner would be a grave sin. The food,the service, the ambiance were...

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  • Superb396 Reviews4.4
Baker & Wife 2157 Siesta Dr, Sarasota
Baker & Wife
American • $$

Baker & Wife

2157 Siesta Dr, Sarasota, FL 34239

Loved the atmosphere. The choice of outside or inside seating with reservation. Our server was wonderful. She had a great smile and and was just good at her...

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  • Superb348 Reviews4.5
element: steak. seafood. pasta. 1413 Main St, Sarasota
element: steak. seafood. pasta.
Steak House • $$$

element: steak. seafood. pasta.

1413 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236

While we waited for the table, we sat at the bar. Alexis was amazing. She made me one of the best manhattans I’ve ever had! She knows her stuff. The food was...

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ofKors Bakery 1359 Main St, Sarasota
ofKors Bakery
Breakfast • $$

ofKors Bakery

1359 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236

This bakery was located right around the corner from the hotel we were staying at. We ordered the salmon crepes and the Classico crepes. Both were absolutely...

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MADE Restaurant 1990 Main St #112, Sarasota
MADE Restaurant
American • $$

MADE Restaurant

1990 Main St #112, Sarasota, FL 34236

This was a really unique dining experience. Great menu! Absolutely wonderful food and craft cocktails. We got there for happy hour. We had 4 entrees, an...

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  • Superb366 Reviews4.4
Roessler's Restaurant 2033 Vamo Way, Sarasota
Roessler's Restaurant
Bistros • $$$

Roessler's Restaurant

2033 Vamo Way, Sarasota, FL 34238

Service was wonderful and the food was very above average with a great selection the man that waited on us was very good on helping us select $120 bottle of...

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  • Superb279 Reviews4.6

American Restaurants

American in Sarasota
Lila 1576 Main St, Sarasota
Lila
American • $$

Lila

1576 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236

Absolute 10/10 experience all around. Lila was a uniquely delicious experience. It’s easy finding a vegetarian meal, these days, but they all seem to riff on...

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  • Superb297 Reviews4.5
Melange 1568 Main St, Sarasota
Melange
American • $$

Melange

1568 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236

Honestly was blown away by the experience. Food was insanely good. Everyone was extremely pleasant. Parents came to visit me and my dad found this place and...

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  • Superb243 Reviews4.6
Boca Sarasota 19 S Lemon Ave, Sarasota
Boca Sarasota
American • $$

Boca Sarasota

19 S Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

Sat outside and saw the farmer's market going on while we had brunch at this delightful restaurant. We stayed about an hour after paying our bill and were...

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  • Superb291 Reviews4.4

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Sarasota
Ripfire Pizza & BBQ 5218 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota
Ripfire Pizza & BBQ
Pizza • $$

Ripfire Pizza & BBQ

5218 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242

This is a really cool place. They made a BBQ chicken pizza with onions and bacon and a wonderful BBQ sauce as a base. The chef was super cool and enjoyed what...

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  • Superb267 Reviews4.6
Asaro's Bee Ridge Pizzeria Restaurant 8320 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota
Asaro's Bee Ridge Pizzeria Restaurant
Pizza • $$

Asaro's Bee Ridge Pizzeria Restaurant

8320 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34241

Stellar food, great service. I'd give it a 5-star if the dine-in ambience were more appealing. It strikes you as only a take-away place, but there is...

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  • Superb226 Reviews4.6
Napule Sarasota 7129 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Napule Sarasota
Pizza • $$

Napule Sarasota

7129 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231

Great Italian Food with good service. Outstanding Menu and preparations Really enjoyed our lunch here and great food selections The Salami and Cheese Appetizer...

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  • Superb282 Reviews4.4

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Sarasota
Screaming Goat Taqueria 6606 Superior Ave, Sarasota
Screaming Goat Taqueria
Mexican • $

Screaming Goat Taqueria

6606 Superior Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231

I have enjoyed to tacos from here. My favorite is the one that showcases the Barbacoa and the vegan one with sweet potatoes. Everyone is always in a good mood!...

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  • Superb287 Reviews4.7
TACO JALISCO Inside TEXACO GAS STATION 6895 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
TACO JALISCO Inside TEXACO GAS STATION
Mexican • $

TACO JALISCO Inside TEXACO GAS STATION

6895 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231

My wife stumbled upon this place and the photos add reviews made us curious. I thought everything was amazing. We got our food to go and everything was still...

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Bitia's Taqueria 3436 17th St, Sarasota
Bitia's Taqueria
Mexican • $

Bitia's Taqueria

3436 17th St, Sarasota, FL 34235

Delicious, best cortido in the region to place on top of your pupusas! Being El Salvadorain I have had a hard time finding pupusas I like locally and these are...

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  • Superb162 Reviews4.8

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in Sarasota
Fresh Catch Fish Market & Grill 7119 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
Fresh Catch Fish Market & Grill
Seafood • $$

Fresh Catch Fish Market & Grill

7119 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231

Went here on a referral on a client of mine.. who was family of the owner. tried it out on a saturday. had the ahi tuna with watermelon salsa for an app and 2...

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  • Superb239 Reviews4.7
Shore St. Armands 465 John Ringling Blvd #200, Sarasota
Shore St. Armands
Seafood • $$

Shore St. Armands

465 John Ringling Blvd #200, Sarasota, FL 34236

We loved everything about Shore! We had the pan-seared snapper and scallop risotto. Which were both amazingly delicious. Their signature cocktail is also...

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  • Superb340 Reviews4.4
KaCey's Seafood and More 4904 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota
KaCey's Seafood and More
Seafood • $$

KaCey's Seafood and More

4904 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232

First time here. I will definitely be back! I got the small shrimp basket which had very large shrimp but only 6. The large gives you 9. It came with coleslaw...

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Korean Ssam Bar 1303 N Washington Blvd, Sarasota
Korean Ssam Bar
Sushi Bar • $$

Korean Ssam Bar

1303 N Washington Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236

Do yourself a favor and get some AMAZING food here!! The bbq chicken is the bomb.com! Bursting with flavor. We selected a 2 for spice level and it was perfect...

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  • Superb191 Reviews4.8
Siam Gulf Sarasota 1100 N Tuttle Ave Unit1&2, Sarasota
Siam Gulf Sarasota
Sushi Bar • $$

Siam Gulf Sarasota

1100 N Tuttle Ave Unit1&2, Sarasota, FL 34237

Visited since my usual spots were closed on a Sunday, boy am I glad they were. This is now my recommendation for top quality in a semi casual setting. We only...

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Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi 100 Central Ave Ste 1022, Sarasota
Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi
Sushi Bar • $$

Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi

100 Central Ave Ste 1022, Sarasota, FL 34236

Fabulous service from Cesar and all of the staff! Sushi was wonderful. I had the pineapple fried rice which was outstanding. My husband had the Korean BBQ ribs...

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  • Superb273 Reviews4.5

Italian Restaurants

Italian in Sarasota
Pazzo Southside 1936 Hillview St, Sarasota
Pazzo Southside
Italian • $$

Pazzo Southside

1936 Hillview St, Sarasota, FL 34329

Hands down the best lasagne and ceaser salad I ever had. Being a business owner myself i read the bad reviews and whoever those people are must be...

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  • Superb192 Reviews4.8
Dolce Italia 6551 Gateway Ave, Sarasota
Dolce Italia
Italian • $$

Dolce Italia

6551 Gateway Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231

Thank you Tiziana. Dina and I had a wonderful dining experience at Dolce Italia. The food, atmosphere, and conversation were outstanding. I had the best...

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  • Superb198 Reviews4.7
Goodfellas Cafe & Winery 4571 Clark Rd, Sarasota
Goodfellas Cafe & Winery
Italian • $$

Goodfellas Cafe & Winery

4571 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233

We love the California Dream with artichoke hearts, sundried tomato and pesto. We had Regina, who made the experience all the more enjoyable as we sat outside...

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  • Superb254 Reviews4.5
Evie’s Tavern & Grill on Bee Ridge 4725 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota
Evie’s Tavern & Grill on Bee Ridge
Bar & Grill • $$

Evie’s Tavern & Grill on Bee Ridge

4725 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233

Great place to practice your golf swing and at the same time have an access to great selection of food with kids menus. Having an arcade and ice cream parlor...

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  • Good313 Reviews4.1
O'Leary's Tiki Bar & Grill 5 Bayfront Dr, Sarasota
O'Leary's Tiki Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill • $$

O'Leary's Tiki Bar & Grill

5 Bayfront Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236

I came down for family reunion on my wife's side for the first time in years. We stayed at the Aloft for four day. If not for O'Leary's, my...

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  • Good329 Reviews4
Gilligan's Island Bar & Grill 5253 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota
Gilligan's Island Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill • $$

Gilligan's Island Bar & Grill

5253 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242

Came here as a random quick stop with my wife on the way back from the beach in the afternoon. Cole was our waiter and he was awesome. Checked in on us...

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  • Good311 Reviews3.8
FOOD+BEER - Gulf Gate 6528 Superior Ave, Sarasota
FOOD+BEER - Gulf Gate
Sports Bar • $$

FOOD+BEER - Gulf Gate

6528 Superior Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231

We came on our vacations from Miami and this place was amazing! The service is super fast, the food has a really good price and the attention is wonderful....

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Glory Days Grill 8253 Cooper Creek Blvd, Sarasota
Glory Days Grill
Sports Bar • $$

Glory Days Grill

8253 Cooper Creek Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34201

Fun upscale sports bar. Lots of choices for food and drinks $6 sangria and $5 Tito's drinks We tried the grilled wings which were delicious and not...

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  • Superb328 Reviews4.4
Brewster’s Tavern 1454 Main St, Sarasota
Brewster’s Tavern
Sports Bar • $$

Brewster’s Tavern

1454 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236

Definitely come on Friday for burger night! $12.99 for a burger, side and beer/wine! Can't beat it ! The sweet potato fries are AMAZING! Best I've...

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  • Superb169 Reviews4.6