The Dry Dock Waterfront Grill ($$$)

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412 Gulf of Mexico Drive | Longboat Key, FL 34228
(941) 383-0102  ( 3 miles)

Renowned by locals as having the tastiest grouper sandwich and hamburgers in town, this casual waterfront dining haven’s view is just as good as the food. Choose between outdoor dining, where the warm Sarasota Bay breezes add ambiance or opt for the interior sections, where you can enjoy the view only obstructed by a few shady coconut palm branches.

The Lazy Lobster ($$)

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5350 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL
941-383-0440 (3,6 miles)

 Varied menu – very good offerings of fish (also meat and chicken) and some healthful sauce choices – some won local awards. Very good service and relatively quick food delivery. A very solid choice
I had the SALMON SANTA MARIA – fresh salmon, grilled with cilantro sweet Chile glaze over quinoa avocado salad, lemon basil dressing it was delicious… !!

Chart House ($$$)

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201 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL
(941) 383-5593 ( 3.3 miles)

High-end chain eatery serving seafood & steakhouse fare in a classy setting with view.

 

Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant ($$)

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760 Broadway St, Longboat Key, FL 34228
(941) 383-2391 ( 6 miles)

Enjoy a delicious fresh Florida seafood meal inside the quaint dining room or on the outdoor covered deck overlooking picturesque Sarasota Bay. It’s waterfront dining with a unique atmosphere. Leave a dollar bill on the wall and a little bit of your heart to find on your return visit. There is no place quite like the Mar Vista.

Euphemia Haye Restaurant ($$$)

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5540 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228
(941) 383-3633  (3,5 miles)

Longboat Key is known as a beach-lover’s paradise on Florida’s west coast, but it is also home to one of the finest and most romantic restaurants in the country — Euphemia Haye. Also on site is the Haye Loft Lounge and Dessert Bar where you’ll find the best live music Sarasota and Anna Maria locals have already discovered.

Maison Blanche, French Restaurant ($$$$)

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2605 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228
(941) 383-8088  ( 0.1 miles)

Maison Blanche, or “white house” in French, embodies the ultimate in sophistication; simple yet elegant, a modern but still-classic approach to dining. Maison Blanche enjoys a reputation as THE BEST restaurant in the Sarasota area and one of the finest in the state of Florida due to the consistent high quality of food and service.

 

Venezia Italian Restaurant ($$)

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373 St Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL
(941) 388-1400 ( 4.8 miles)

 Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly

The Old Salty Dog ($$)

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1601 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL
(941) 388-4311  (4 miles)

British pub on the bay offering beer-battered hot dogs & other bar eats plus live music.

Portofino Restaurant & Grill ($$$)

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2600 Harbourside Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228
(941) 383-1900  ( 1.5 miles)

Located in the Marina Village at Longboat Key Club Moorings, Portofino Ristorante & Bar specializes in classic Northern Italian cuisine. Savor Longboat Key’s freshest seafood along with handmade pastas and wood-fired, brick-oven pizzas.

 

Harry’s Continental Kitchens ($$)

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525 St. Judes Drive | Longboat Key, FL 34228
(941) 383-0777 ( 4 miles)

Harry’s relaxed tropical dining room offers delicious lunch and dinner menus of seafood, pasta and salads. Next door, the restaurant’s gourmet deli and takeout offers irresistible sandwiches, desserts, espresso drinks and a wide selection of fine wines.

Pattigeorge’s Seafood Restaurant ($$$)

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4120 Gulf of Mexico Drive  | Longboat Key, FL 34228
941-383-5111  ( 2 miles)

Pattigeorge’s draws it culinary inspiration from coastlines around the globe, bringing together American regional favorites, Italian traditions, exotic Asian flavors and exciting Caribbean and Latin American nuances.

Crab & Fin Restaurant ($$$)

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420 Saint Armands Cir , Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 388-3964    ( 5 miles)

Founded in 1978, Crab & Fin is a restaurant that provides a range of lunch and dinner options for guests. It serves smoked salmon, salads, chicken nachos, crab quesadillas and sandwiches. The restaurant offers grilled shrimp, filet mignon, coconut-crusted chicken, mussels, lobster tails and burgers. In addition, it conducts live musical performances by various bands.

 

 

Columbia Restaurant ($$)

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411 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL
Phone: (941) 388-3987  ( 5 miles)

The Columbia Restaurant – a Florida tradition since 1905.
Tampa may have the original Columbia (Florida’s oldest restaurant, opened in 1905) but Sarasota has the prettiest. The menu spotlights Spanish fare – paella packed with fresh clams, shrimp, and mussels; bean soup with chorizo; hot Cuban bread. Everything goes well with a pitcher of fresh sangria.

Marina Jack PORTSIDE PATIO ($$)

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2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, FL
Phone: (941) 365-4232  ( 7,5 miles)
Relax and unwind to the ocean breezes from the Gulf of Mexico. Open daily starting at 11:15AM the Portside Patio features your way to dine al fresco in a family friendly environment while enjoying your favorite tropical beverage.
The Patio menu features a variety of Appetizers, Salads, Soups and Sandwiches including special Gluten Free selections. The Marina Jack Patio is dog friendly and the deck area of the patio is available for doggie dining!

Marina Jack Dining ($$$)

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2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, Florida 34236
Phone: (941) 365-4232  (7,5 miles)

Located on the second floor of Marina Jack, The Dining Room features an award winning wine list and an exceptional menu featuring the regions finest steaks, seafood and pasta. Open daily for lunch, Plated Sunday Brunch Dinner the Dining room is a perfect place to relax and enjoy your dining experience overlooking the inter-coastal waterway of Sarasota. The Executive Chef also has provided Gluten Free and vegetarian menu items in all menu areas.

 

Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar ($$$)

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300 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: (941) 388-2888  ( 5 miles)

Conveniently located in St. Armands Circle, ideal for lunch, dinner or Happy Hour, it features a second-story dining room with sweeping sunset views.

Shore - Restaurant ($$)

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465 John Ringling Blvd #200, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone:(941) 296-0301  ( 5 miles)
Oceanside diner with modern decor serving unique seafood dishes, burgers & salads plus cocktails.

Blue Dolphin Cafe ($$)

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470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone:(941) 388-3566  (5 miles)

Busy American cafe serving all-day breakfast plus home style lunch faves in an understated space.

 

Sand Dollar Restaurant ($$)

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233 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL
Phone: (941) 388-5555   ( 6 miles)

Top floor eatery in the Holiday Inn offering American dishes, cocktails & elevated ocean vistas.

Le Colonne Restaurant ($$)

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22 S Boulevard of the Presidents, Sarasota, FL
Phone:(941) 388-4348  ( 5 miles)
Handmade pasta, wood-fired pizza, classic Italian mains & cocktails offered in old-world surrounds.

The Terrace at Surf Shack ($$)

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328 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL
Phone:(941) 960-1151  (5 miles)

Come enjoy rooftop dining with gorgeous views of St Armand’s Circle in our unique restaurant and bar. Nightly piano bar entertainment from 7pm

 

Lido Beach Grille ($$)

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8th Floor Lido Beach Resort, 700 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL
Phone: (941) 388-2161   ( 6.5 miles)

Elegant resort eatery with gulf & city views crafting tropically inspired New American dishes.

O‘Leary’s Tiki Bar and Grill ($$)

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5 Bayfront Dr, Sarasota, FL
Phone:(941) 953-7505   ( 7.5 miles)
Breezy outpost offers casual food & drinks in an open-air, tropical-themed joint on the beach.

Selva ($$$)

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1345 Main St, Sarasota, FL
Phone:(941) 362-4427   (7.5 miles)

Peruvian eatery dishes up inventive ceviches & sizable cocktails in a chic room with elegant decor.

 

Clasico Cafe Bar ($$)

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1341 Main St, Sarasota, FL
Phone: (941) 957-0700   ( 6.5 miles)

Sophisticated hangout with elevated pub fare & specialty cocktails, plus brunch & lunchtime tacos.

The Coolinary Restaurant and Bar ($$)

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1359 Main St, Sarasota, FL
Phone:(941) 312-4773   ( 8 miles)
Menu consists of the freshest and tastiest vegetables, fruits, and homemade products. Including jams, chutneys, honey, dairy products, cheeses, fish and seafood, and free-range meats. It is a huge part of our core values to exclusively use GMO-free, hormone-free and no artificial ingredients in any of our products.

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse ($$$)

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35 S Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL
Phone:(941) 366-7788   (7.5 miles)

High-end steakhouse chain serving grilled meats, seafood & cocktails in a sophisticated setting.