Best Restaurants

The Best Restaurants in Sarasota

Where to eat right now—and what to order when you're there.

11/07/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Can't Beat The View

The Best Waterfront Restaurants in Sarasota-Manatee

Where to get a great meal on the water.

03/06/2024 By Lauren Jackson


Sarasota's Best Bars

Whether you’re looking for a toes-in-the-sand tiki hut, a secretive speakeasy or a big boisterous beer garden, Sarasota has the bar for you.

07/01/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker, Lauren Jackson, Allison Forsyth, and Kim Doleatto

Hot, Hot, Hot

Sarasota's Best New Restaurants

The past year has a big one for new restaurants in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Here are the ones that stand out.

07/17/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Neighborhood Guide

The Best Restaurants in Downtown Sarasota

From French to Vietnamese, there's something for every palate in downtown Sarasota.

02/22/2024 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Lauren Jackson

The Best Part of Waking Up

Sarasota's Best Breakfasts

Whatever breakfast means to you, our area is rich with options. From humble diners to culinary temples, local eateries serve a stunning variety of morning meals.

05/17/2024 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Lauren Jackson

Little Italy

The Best Italian Restaurants in Sarasota

Sarasota has dozens and dozens of Italian restaurants. Here are the 22 best.

06/14/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Los Mejores

Our Favorite Local Mexican Restaurants

Mexican Americans and Mexican immigrants enrich our community in so many ways, and their influence can be seen in the restaurants that punctuate nearly every neighborhood in town.

07/16/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Nice Slice, Baby!

The Best Pizza in Sarasota

We tasted pizzas for weeks to bring you our 20 favorite pizza pie spots, from hole-in-the-wall strip-mall joints to fine-dining restaurants.

08/10/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The After After Party

The Best Late Night Restaurants in Sarasota

Night owls, take note.

12/13/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Neighborhood Guide

The Best Restaurants on Siesta Key

The island is home to one of the world's most famous beaches, and plenty of great places to eat and party.

08/31/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Neighborhood Guide

The Best Restaurants on Anna Maria Island

With everything from fine dining palaces to low-key burger shacks, Anna Maria Island provides plenty of options for great food.

01/04/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Local Favorites

The Best Restaurants in Gulf Gate

Our top picks for where the locals hang in this distinct Sarasota neighborhood.

06/07/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Neighborhood Guide

The Best Restaurants Near University Town Center

Our top picks to whet your appetite during a day of shopping in this fast-growing part of town.

05/23/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Down South

The Best Restaurants in Osprey and Nokomis

Venture to south Sarasota County for a taste of one (or all) of these great spots.

05/09/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Eat This Now

Nine Sarasota Doughnuts to Eat Before You Die

From mochi to red velvet to pork-stuffed, these local doughnuts are guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.

06/07/2024 By Megan McDonald and Lauren Jackson

Gotta Blame It on My Juice

Where to Find Great Juice in Sarasota

Juicing is all the rage. Here's where to find a fresh bottle.

04/29/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Ice Age

Stay Cool With These 10 Delicious Frozen Treats

Chill out with locally made gelato, ice cream, popsicles, Italian ices and more.

06/20/2024 By Allison Forsyth and Lauren Jackson

Waffle-ly Good

Sarasota's Best Waffles

Up your waffle game with these fun twists on the breakfast staple.

03/23/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Free & Freeish

Delicious and Cheap Spots to Grab a Bite in Sarasota-Manatee

From an incredible selection of Asian food to over-the-top doughnuts, you can eat well on a budget here.

12/21/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Burgers

The Best Burgers in Sarasota-Manatee

This list is a tribute to an American icon.

06/27/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Smoke Shops

Sarasota's Best Barbecue

Where to find the best ribs, brisket and pulled pork in town.

09/03/2021 By Staff

Best Lunches

The 25 Best Lunch Spots in Sarasota

Where to go, what to order and how to relish the midday meal.


Noodle Nights

Where to Get Great Ramen in Sarasota

After years of waiting impatiently for more ramen, our restaurant scene is suddenly rich with options.

11/11/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Shell yes

The Six Best Oyster Bars in Sarasota

For a shuckin' good time, head to any one of these local spots.

08/05/2021 By Staff

Hot Sips

Sarasota's Best Coffee Shops

Get your caffeine fix at one of these top spots.

09/29/2021 By Megan McDonald

Gone Fishin'

Five Great Grouper Sandwiches

We made it our mission to find the best in town.

07/26/2023 By The Editors

Dockside Dining

The Best Dockside Dining in Sarasota

Where to tie up for a great meal while you’re out on the water.

03/05/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker