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Restaurants & Cafés

While restaurant sales fell in Sarasota & Her Islands during the recession, this sector began rebounding a couple of years ago. Sales by restaurants in Sarasota and Manatee counties grew 9 percent in 2011, posting a record $13.4 billion, according to data from the Florida Department of Revenue.

So far this year, area restaurants have seen about 10 percent growth.

The Sarasota region hosts many places to dine, both chains and independents. Take a look at our restaurant directory for ideas about where to go!

There are currently 234 listings related to this category.

Beach Bistro


6600 Beach Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida, 34217

For more than 26 years, the Beach Bistro has been Anna Maria Island’s most romantic fine-dining destination. Located…

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Beach House Restaurant


200 Gulf Drive, Sarasota, Florida, 34217

The BeachHouse Restaurant is located on the South end of Anna Maria Island, just west of the quaint Cortez fishing…

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Bella Roma


5239 Ocean Boulevard, Sarasota, Florida, 34242

Bella Roma Italian Restaurant is located on beautiful Siesta Key, Florida. Founded in 1991, Bella Roma serves the…

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Bijou Cafe


1287 First Street, Sarasota, Florida, 34236

The Bijou Café is a charming Continental-American restaurant located in the heart of Sarasota’s downtown Theatre…

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Blasé Café & Martini Bar


5263 Ocean Boulevard, Sarasota, Florida, 34242

The Blasé Café & Martini Bar offers Siesta Key a casual and unique dining experience with a menu that includes a…

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Blu Que Island Grill and Bar


149 Avenida Messina, Sarasota, Florida, 34242

Blu Que Island Grill and Bar offers smoked infused cuisine featuring hardwood grilled favorites cooked low and slow…

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Blue Dolphin Café


470 John Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, Florida, 34236

The Blue Dolphin Café is located on historic St. Armands Circle in Sarasota, Florida and the tropical reaches…

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Boatyard Waterfront Bar & Grill


1500 Stickney Point Road , Sarasota, Florida, 34233

A unique blend of casual and elegance, the Boatyard Waterfront Bar & Grill offers a dining experience unlike any…

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