Top Choice Modern American in Sarasota


Focusing on the popular farm-to-table movement, chef Steve Phelps whips up innovative American creations such as American-harvested shrimp with grits lyonnaise (grits blended with caramelized onions, butter, eggs an…
Top Choice Bakery in Sarasota

Jim's Small Batch Bakery

Real small-batch, scratch baking makes Jim's a delicious stop for breakfast and lunch. All-butter hand-laminated croissants, candied bacon BLTs, creamy quiches and cups of soup for a dollar.
Diner in Sarasota

Blue Dolphin

On St Armands Circle, this small, casual diner is a go-to destination for a prebeach breakfast or quick lunch.
Breakfast in Sarasota

Another Broken Egg Cafe

This chain, diner-style breakfast institution on Siesta Key is a social hub each morning. The menu is chock-full of scrumptious and creative breakfast fare (black bean benedict with chipotle Hollandaise!).
Sandwiches in Sarasota

Main Bar Sandwich Shop

The Main Bar is a Sarasota classic: an old-school, booth-filled, diner-style deli founded by retired circus performers whose photos blanket the walls. It offers a ton of sandwiches, but – no kidding – order the 'fam…
Market in Sarasota

Morton's Gourmet Market

This chichi grocery store is a must-stop for Siesta Key–bound gourmands dreaming of that perfect beach picnic: simply partake of Morton's unusually wide selection of takeout salads, sandwiches, sushi and mains. Abou…
Italian in Sarasota

Blasé Café & Martini Bar

At the end of Siesta Village, Blasé combines the artful vibe of an urban wine bar with a seaside casual bistro. The menu of pastas and mains is fine, but taste much better with a dry martini or generous pour of Cabe…
Seafood in Sarasota

Marina Jack's Restaurant

Anchoring the marina is this well-loved multilevel, multivenue eatery that offers something for everyone, but most especially that quintessential harbor-at-sunset ambience. Be serenaded by steel drums in the relaxed…
Southern in Sarasota

Owen's Fish Camp

This ironically hip swamp shack downtown serves upscale versions of Florida-style Southern cuisine with an emphasis on seafood.
Market in Sarasota

Farmers Market

This farmers market is one of the best in the state.