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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Seafood Restaurant
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“The real deal for fresh fish and and tiki bar. 101 years ago the captains brought fresh fish to Walt's for the Sarasota foodies! ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Located in a tropical setting, this family restaurant features a multiple choice of fresh local seafood daily. Outdoor and indoor waterfront dining. Come by land or by sea for the best oysters in town.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“Mid range fish chain. Look out for special offers eg Hooked on Tuesdays and Martini Mondays! Best Bang Bang Shrimp in the area! (Sometimes at a reduced price on Wednesdays)”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“A really yummy LOCAL burger joint. They get most of their ingredients locally and support local farms.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
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“family owned from New Jersey. Super casual, delicious food. Say Hi to Sal, and tell them the blanket lady sent you!”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“All-you-can-eat buffet with fresh salad bar, soups, entrees (including vegetarian options) and desserts. Low prices.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Airy, white-tablecloth find specializing in Osso Buco and other Northern Italian dishes. Food was good. We had the salmon and spinach risotto, green beans and veal parmigiana both were very good. Great espresso, cappuccino with Cannoli and some Lemonciello!! Place was very busy, service was good! We have had some friends tell us to try this place and we are happy we did!”
  • 2 locals recommend
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  • 2 locals recommend
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“the best food presentations in town! We absolutely love this place! It has a waterside view too but pricey.”
  • 5 locals recommend
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  • 2 locals recommend
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  • 2 locals recommend
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Tex-Mex Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Steakhouse
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“Another of Sarasota's best kept secrets and known for inventing Turducken. Very reasonably priced with great food in more healthy portions. They also have a meat counter and sell some nice wines by the bottle for good prices. Have the special which is usually very good then buy a steak and a bottle of wine to take home.”
  • 3 locals recommend