Barnacle Bill’s Seafood Restaurant and Market in Sarasota Florida is the first choice for anyone who has experienced their menu. For the past decade they’ve been named the number one seafood restaurant in Sarasota. Specializing in freshly delivered crab, select market fish, shellfish and gourmet chef sauces they also offer aged steaks, signature chicken dishes and southern comfort classics that keep people coming back for more.
Daily selections of Florida’s freshest seafood have earned this local favorite Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Award, an excellent rating by Zagat and a spot in “Best of the Best.” Also voted one of the state’s top 250 restaurants in the Florida Trend Golden Spoon Award.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is an ongoing celebration of exceptional food and wine. Enjoy the finest prime steak paired with a selection from The Fleming’s 100—the award-winning list featuring 100 wines served by the glass. Adjacent to the main dining area are private dining rooms that can comfortably accommodate small or large groups. Fleming’s lively atmosphere, gracious service and dedication to excellence turn evenings out into memorable times.
Gecko’s Grill & Pub Several locations in Sarasota and Bradenton
941-923-8896 ~ www.geckosgrill.com
Whether out on your own, with your family or joining a group of friends, Gecko’s Grill & Pub is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the camaraderie of a favorite neighborhood grill and sports bar. Serving lunch, dinner and a complete late-night menu, Gecko’s features American pub food with a gourmet twist, nightly chef specials, sports trivia and a full bar with daily happy hours, the coldest beer and smoothest spirits … not to mention the friendliest bar and wait staff around. A favorite of Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures!
Mattison’s City Grille
1 North Lemon Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-330-0440 ~ www.mattisons.com
Located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, Mattison’s City Grille is a local favorite and is perfect for Market Day Saturday breakfast, Sunday brunch, lunch, dinner, late night dining, and enjoying drinks at our outdoor, covered bar with live music. Chef Paul Mattison has created an award-winning, exciting al fresco menu using local, fresh ingredients from casual sandwiches, to brick-oven pizzas; from mouth watering lamb, filet and fresh seafood, to special salads and appetizers all with Chef Paul Mattison’s signature finesse and flair. You will come for the atmosphere, and stay for the food.
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
6700 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231
941-924-9442 ~ www.ruthschris.com
Come in and try one of the New Orleans-inspired appetizers and add some side dishes created from Ruth’s original recipes. Be sure to save some room for one of Ruth’s classic desserts, too. Complement your meal with a selection from our award-winning wine list, featuring over 200 world-class international and domestic labels. Many premium wines are also available by the glass. The experienced kitchen and service teams are still inspired by Ruth’s legendary dedication to her guests. There is no better place to dine with family, friends and associates than Ruth’s Chris Steak House.
Since 1975, Yoder’s Amish Restaurant has become a favorite and is a tradition for many families from all over the country. But, it’s the locals from Sarasota and surrounding Bay area that are fiercely loyal and keep coming back to Yoder’s year after year on a regular basis. Most would agree, it’s Mrs.Yoder’s homemade pies that are the biggest draw. “The secret is in the crust and the fresh fruit fillings,” says Mrs.Yoder. She insists on using only the best and is very “picky” about all her pies, with over 25 varieties to choose.