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It is our pleasure to provide a dining experience that is totally unique to the southwest coast of Florida.  The restaurants listed below are all independent and locally owned.  They vary in price ranges, but all are excellent in quality.

Visitors to the area driven by Culinary Tourism will enjoy the local cuisine of the finest restaurants listed herein.   Southwest Florida restaurants have garnered more "Florida Trend" and "Zagat" awards than anywhere else in the Sunstate.


  RESTAURANTS  ... Southwest Coast of Florida


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$ = $10.00 - $20.00
$$ = $20.00 - $30.00
$$$ = $30.00 - $40.00
$$$$ = $40.00 & Over
(average dinner price per person,
including ½ bottle of wine)


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  American Cuisine


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  Amish Cooking


Sarasota restaurants in Southwest Florida    DER DUTCHMAN
3713 Bahia Vista St.
 Sarasota
 941-955-8007
 $ B,L,D Amish Kitchen Cooking

Good Food and Plenty of It
Located in the Amish Settlement of Sarasota
Voted 1st Place - Best Amish Restaurant
Review



  Asian Cuisine


EMPRESS GARDEN
6090 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd.
Sarasota
941-359-3658 Reservations
$$ L,D Chinese / Thai Cuisine

Traditional Chinese Dishes
Thai Specialties
Full Bar - Friendly Wait Staff

 
TSUNAMI THAI & SUSHI
8404 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd.
Sarasota
941-358-6168 Reservations
$$$ L,D Japanese / Thai Cuisine

Sushi & Sashimi Specialties
Hibachi & Thai Specialties
Beer & Wine Available
Review



  Continental Cuisine


ROESSLER'S RESTAURANT
2033 Vamo Way
South Sarasota
941-966-5688 reservations
$$$ D Continental Cuisine

Sarasota's Finest Cuisine, featuring
seafood, duck, beef, veal, lamb, flambe desserts
Award - Winning Wine List
Review



  Eclectic Cuisine


EUPHEMIA HAYE
5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key
941-383-3633 reservations
$$$$ L,D Global Eclectic Cuisine

ZAGAT / DaRoNA Awards
Wine Specator Award / 10 Golden Spoons




  French Cuisine


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  Italian Cuisine



 
MEDITERRANEO
1970 Main Street
Downtown Sarasota
941-365-4122 reservations
$$$ L,D Northern Italian Cuisine

Casual Sophistication
The Essence of Modern Italy



  Waterfront Dining


  
Longboat Key restaurants in Southwest Florida MOORE'S STONE CRAB
800 Broadway St.
Longboat Key
941-383-1748
$$$ L,D Casual Seafood
Family owned & operated since 1967
Specializing in Fresh Seafood & Stone Crabs
By Land or Sea ~ Great Children's Menu ~
Review

  
ROTTEN RALPH'S
200 Bridge Street Pier ~ Bradenton Beach
941-778-1604
$ B,L,D American Cuisine

Casual, Relaxed Atmosphere
Overlooking Sarasota Bay & Intra-Coastal
On the Island for 23 Years
Review

  
BRIDGE TENDER INN RESTAURANT
135 Bridge Street
Bradenton Beach
941-778-4849
$$ L,D Outstanding Cuisine

"Where the View is Free"
Dockside Bar with Live Entertainment
Fresh Seafood, Excellent Steaks & Ribs

 

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