Food & Drink in Sarasota Springs

$17 for $30 Worth of Italian Food and Drinks at Primo! Ristorante 

Primo!

Sarasota

Wood-oven-baked pizzas; more than 15 pasta dishes flavored with veal, seafood, and housemade italian sausage

$30 $17

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$10 for $20 Worth of Produce and Groceries at Vung Tau Oriental Market

Vung Tau Oriental Market

Sarasota

Shoppers can find Thai, Chinese, Malaysian, Korean, Japanese, Philippine, Indian, and Vietnamese groceries

$20 $10

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$17 for $30 Worth of Homestyle American Comfort Food at Word of Mouth Downtown

Word of Mouth Downtown

Downtown

Omelets, benedicts, soup, specialty sandwiches, and other comfort fare in the dining room or on a dog-friendly patio

$30 $17

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Japanese-Thai Fusion Cuisine at Pacific Rim (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Pacific Rim

Southside Village

Expansive menu is composed of Japanese-Thai fusion cuisine, including sushi rolls, wok creations, curries, and noodles and rice dishes

$30 $18

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$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout at Papa Giorgio's Family Italian Restaurant

Papa Giorgios Family Italian Restaurant

Sarasota

Housemade sauce & fresh, oven-baked bread mingle amid signature rosa pasta and NY-style thin-crust pizzas

$20 $11

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Pizzeria Cuisine on Sunday–Thursday or Friday–Saturday at Filippo's Pizzeria (Half Off)

Filippo's Pizzeria

Sarasota

Casual Italian restaurant with fresh pizzas and calzones, seafood, veal, and chicken pastas, and hearty meatball subs

$18 $9

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$14 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of French Café Cuisine at Burns Court Café ($24 Total Value)

Burns Court Cafe

Downtown Partnership

French café and bakery treats along with quiches, pastries, and rotating exhibits from local artists

$12 $7

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$17 for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine and Drinks at Cafe Amici

Cafe Amici

Main Street Merchants

Homemade pasta dishes including burrata with speck, homemade lobster ravioli, and branzino paired with wines at homey Italian eatery

$30 $17

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$17 for $30 Worth of Peruvian Dinner for Two or More People at INKANTO Authentic Peruvian Cuisine

INKANTO Authentic Peruvian Cuisine

Sarasota

Peruvian cuisine, which features fresh ceviche, lamb stew, mixed seafood with fried Corvina fish, and flambéed steak

$30 $17

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$13 for $30 worth of Italian Cuisine and Drinks at Café Gabbiano

Cafe Gabbiano

Siesta Key

Family recipes inspire pasta dishes with seafood, breaded veal, and chicken with wine sauce; a cellar boasts more than 220 wines

$30 $13

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$22 for $40 Worth of Latin-Fusion Cuisine at Selva

Selva Grill

Main Street Merchants

Nuevo Latino cuisine; Peruvian ceviches comprised of shrimp, oysters, tuna, octopus, and other fresh seafood

$40 $22

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Vegetarian Cuisine and Seafood for Dine-In or Takeout at Veg (Up to 52% Off)

Veg - A Vegetarian & Seafood Eatery

Gulf Gate

Eatery ranked as the area’s best vegetarian-friendly restaurant by Sarasota Magazine serves vegan brisket, as well as wild-caught seafood

$24 $12

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Bistro-Style Italian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Cosimo’s Trattoria & Bar (Up to 45% Off)

Cosimo's

Sarasota

Classic and modern Italian cooking includes homemade pasta dishes alongside hand-tossed, brick-oven pizzas and Asian-influenced shrimp

$20 $11

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$17 for $30 Worth of Casual Italian Food and Drinks for Dinner at Café Americano

Café Americano

Main Street Merchants

Italian chefs prepare fried calamari, light pizzas, and hearty pasta dishes; the kitchen uses aged steaks and fresh-caught local seafood

$30 $17

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$15 for $30 Worth of Seafood, Continental Fare, and Drinks at Ophelia's on the Bay in Sarasota

Ophelia's on the Bay

Sarasota

With scenic views of Little Sarasota Bay, guests can enjoy fresh-caught seafood and locally sourced produce

$30 $15

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Lakewood Ranch Plastic Surgery's experienced team of aestheticians rejuvenates visages by softening skin spots and diminishing the effects of aging. The HydraFacial procedure uses a specialized spiral tool to cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize tired faces, leaving human emoticons beaming brighter than a warehouse rave attended by lightning bugs. The technicians carefully consider each patient's skin type and epidermal flaws before concocting a custom serum, which is then deposited into the deep layers of skin, providing nutrients and hydration. Each gentle treatment reduces acne-spawning oil, smooths fine lines, and provides antioxidant protection against ravening hordes of roving free radicals, while providing less discomfort than being plunked by a softly thrown marshmallow.

6310 Health Park Way
Lakewood Ranch,
FL
US

Behind their teppanyaki grilling stations, chefs at Kumo Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi flip lobster tails, filet mignon, and shrimp through the air as diners look on. A short distance away from the hibachi flames, chefs at the sushi bar craft fresh hand rolls based on local catches, such as the cape coral maki with salmon, tuna, and avocado, and the Top of the World roll with yellowtail, scallion, and cucumber. Staffers pour hot and cold sake and imported beer for patrons to quaff when not digging into a noodle bowl. The dining area?s decor teems with Asian accents such as bamboo shoots, a zen-garden-inspired rock wall, and a zen-garden-inspired ball pit.

5231 University Pkwy.
Sarasota,
FL
US

Featured on WTSP’s Flavors of Tampa Bay, El Lago Ranchero serves Mexican fare amidst warm yellow walls and mission-style tiled archways. Waiters shuffle tamales, shrimp tacos, and fajitas—each paired with rice and beans—to tables inside the eatery or on a patio shaded with umbrellas. Guests can quell sweet cravings with fried ice cream and flan or sangria and margaritas as they try to find the courage to tell their date their second, secret middle name.

8126 Lakewood Main St
Lakewood Ranch,
FL
US

Bill Shumate's career as a restaurateur began in 1964 when he opened a small burger shack that catered to the hearty appetites of University of Oklahoma students. After spending the next several decades opening and operating eateries, Shumate decided that his next venture should somehow honor his burger roots. He partnered with Joanie Corneil in 2006 and developed a concept choosing the name Square 1 Burgers to reflect this full-circle journey. Unlike that original restaurant, though, Square 1 Burgers grew over the years, eventually expanding to several locations throughout west central Florida.

Although the concept was intended to be a return to basics, Square 1 isn't constrained by traditional conventions. Patties of Meyer's all-natural red Angus beef, Kobe, lamb, ground buffalo, and portobello mushroom caps all appear between the buns, providing a wealth of options to consider before even thinking about toppings. This eclectic spirit is also apparent in the menu's selection of appetizers, which includes everything from sun-dried tomato and artichoke hummus to homemade double-dipped onion rings. Even the milkshakes made with Blue Bell ice cream seem like faithful renditions of an American classic at first. However, the grown-up versions with Baileys, vodka, and Kahlua or brandy, cr?me de cacao continue to demonstrate Square 1 Burgers' playful spirit.

1737 S Tamiami Trl.
Sarasota,
FL
US

“I believe that if you’re not cooking with all five senses, you’re not cooking,” declares Derek Barnes in his feature for Sarasota’s Hot Chefs. It’s this maxim that earned him a lifetime of culinary achievement, starting with a four-year stint under the expertise of Emeril Lagasse and leading to a Zagat rating for his own restaurant and the title of semifinalist in the 2009 James Beard Awards. Derek channels these achievements into the innovative dishes he creates at his eponymous restaurant, which specializes in what he calls progressive American cuisine. That “progressive” moniker can mean a lot of things, whether it’s anointing a dish of foie gras with hazelnut honey and walnut streusel or braising a savory lamb shank in the tart flavors of lime and cilantro. Unlike a time-traveling Byzantine explorer, the chef doesn’t obsess over his plentiful spice cabinet, as the menu’s simple-grill selection serves up fresh cuts of steak, fish, and poultry in a simple, unadulterated form. Each flavor note finds its ideal complement in a wine list that features 100 bottles, many of which are available by the glass.

514 Central Ave
Sarasota,
FL
US

A flash of silver glimmers in Little Sarasota Bay, mere feet from the lush, tropical patio of Ophelia's on the Bay. It could be the belly of a leaping dolphin, the petals of a water lily, or the shiny lures of fishermen as they reel in the evening's catch. No matter its source, this sparkle reminds guests that simple pastimes such as nature gazing and family dinners are among life's greatest riches. Owner Stanley Ferro has honored this sentiment by naming Ophelia's after his grandmother, an epicure who has lived in Sarasota for more than 40 years.

In the kitchen, chefs use black grouper and tuna to showcase recipes from Florida's coasts and seaside countries such as France, Nicaragua, and Japan. Maine lobster tails morph into Mexican-inspired rellenos, and New England sea scallops bask in an emulsion of caramelized shallots and dill. Within the dining room, floor-to-ceiling windows frame views of the bay, where sea captains dock their boats or play Marco Polo with the nearby nesting herons. As the evening sky dims, moonlight casts a romantic glow over the patio's white tablecloths, and guests raise glasses of French champagne to a lovely evening under the stars.

9105 Midnight Pass Rd
Sarasota,
FL
US