Places to Eat in the Sarasota Area

Entrepreneurs from all over the nation and the world come to Sarasota and open up their restaurants. Consequently, there is a lot of variety in restaurant options in the Siesta Key/Sarasota area. From breakfast and brunch, lunch, and dinner to international food, coffee shops and snack options; this area offers many wonderful choices for places to eat. Here are just a few places to eat in the Sarasota area:

Note - businesses below marked with a "*" means the restaurant/shop is located on Siesta Key (others not marked are a quick drive from Siesta Key)


Sun Garden Cafe* - known for its great atmosphere, tasty food and kind staff

Another Broken Egg Cafe* - food that is as delicious as it is photogenic

Toasted Mango Cafe* - great breakfast spot—wonderful food and service


Corkscrew Deli - one of the top delis in the area, known for the “Best Cuban” in Sarasota

3.14 Pi Craft Beer and Spirit* - amazing pizza served in a unique and laid-back atmosphere

Siesta Key Oyster Bar* - if you’re in the mood for fresh seafood—this is the place to go

Nutritious You* - a great vegan/gluten-free restaurant


Big Water Fish Market* - BYOB style seafood market with a nice selection

Clayton’s Siesta Grille* - fantastic restaurant for dinner with lots of options

Flavio’s Brick Oven Pizza and Bar*- a nice Italian restaurant with gluten-free options

The Cottage* - fresh ingredients, tasty drinks, and great ambiance

International Food

Isan Thai Restaurant - a great Thai restaurant, a short drive from Siesta Key

PHO 101 Noodle House - really good Vietnamese food, also serves taro boba tea

Hofmann's Liquor Cake's made by A Taste Of Germany* - amazing handmade German liquor cakes located on Siesta

El Toro Bravo - serves some of the best Southwest Mexican food (and margaritas) in town


Lelu Coffee Lounge* - in addition to their coffee, expresso, and pastries, Lelu also serves breakfast and lunch

Simon’s Coffee House - serves breakfast and lunch, teas, juices, and coffee options

The Local Bean* - great locally run coffee shop with locally roasted beans, homemade syrups, organic milks and gluten-free treats

The Clever Cup Coffee Shop - enjoy some coffee, hot chocolate, pastries or pie at this cozy shop


Meaney’s Mini Donuts* - fresh, hot, delicious mini donuts and coffee

SubZero Ice Cream and Yogurt* - customize your order and watch as they freeze it in liquid nitrogen

Tropical Shores Popcorn - includes at least 40 different popcorn flavors for you to choose from

Other Gems

Siesta Key Farmer’s Market* - open Sunday 8am - 1pm, includes live music, a great way to see local art and businesses selling their products

Whatever your food preference, there are plenty options to choose from! From art and activities to tradition, culture and food, Sarasota has so much to offer. Your stay on Siesta Key will be full with all kinds of wonderful experiences.

Let us know where in Sarasota or Siesta Key you enjoy eating at the most!

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