Restaurants in Sarasota Springs

$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $11 Worth of Coffee, Smoothies, and Paninis at The Coffee Loft ($33 Total Value)

The Coffee Loft

North Trail - Across from Barnacle Bill's Seafood

$11 $6

Cozy, community-centric space serves espresso drinks, hot chocolate, fruit-flavored smoothies, savory paninis, and desserts

$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

$12 $7

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

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

Veg - A Vegetarian & Seafood Eatery

Gulf Gate

$24 $12

(310)

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

Peruvian Food at Javier's Restaurant (46% Off). Two Options Available.

Javier's Restaurant

Sarasota

$35 $19

(28)

Peruvian American restaurant featuring South American Tapas and dishes ranging from sauteed shrimp to pork churrasco

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

Word of Mouth Downtown

Downtown

$30 $17

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

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

Cafe Amici

Main Street Merchants

$30 $17

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

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

Primo!

Sarasota

$30 $17

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

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

Cosimo's

Sarasota

$20 $11

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

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

Café Americano

Main Street Merchants

$30 $17

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

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

Pacific Rim

Southside Village

$30 $18

(455)

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

$16 for $30 worth of Italian Cuisine and Drinks at Café Gabbiano

Cafe Gabbiano

Siesta Key

$30 $16

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

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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

MoZaic's head chef Dylan Elhajoui learned how to cook in his native Fes, Morocco surrounded by a family of chefs and restaurant owners, flavorful foods and fragrances, and bustling markets brimming with fresh produce. He infuses the recipes of his youth with abundant herbs and spices, organic meats, and fresh fish, depending on what can be found in that week's farmers' markets and fishermen's nets. The results are flavorful dishes, such as the seven-vegetable couscous spiced with ginger and lemon confit. Chef Elhajoui and his team also craft delicacies such as the sage-smoked duck breast, which they serve with a sweet side of poached pears, a goat-cheese polenta, and star-anise aigre-doux jus. Guests can conclude meals with one of the house's eclectic desserts, such as the Tangier—a flourless pear-and-walnut cake topped with a dollop of vanilla-bean crème anglaise and toasted-coconut ice cream.

1377 Main St
Sarasota,
FL
US

Inkanto's chefs embrace the diversity of Peru's culinary traditions, crafting eclectic dishes from staples such as potatoes, peppers, and corn. Seafood entrees, including corvina fillets in a creamy saffron sauce, channel the flavors of the country's Pacific coast. The stir-fried filet mignon and onions in lomo saltado bespeaks the influence of Asian immigrants on the region's cooking styles. Other dishes are more ubiquitous: parties can start by slicing towers of causas, which clasp fillings of chicken or tuna between two disks of spiced mashed potatoes.

Stone walls adorn the entrance of the restaurant, and Peruvian guitar and flute music fills the air. In the dining room, menus accompany crimson napkins that bloom out of glasses or nearby magicians' sleeves. Framed abstract paintings adorn the walls, surrounding the dining room in jewel tones.

4141 S.Tamiami Trail, Suite 16
Sarasota,
FL
US

Each morning, Word of Mouth Downtown greets the sun with a breakfast of homespun comfort food. Everything from homemade corned-beef hash with sliced tomatoes and eggs to buttermilk pancakes topped with fruit, nuts, or chocolate chips joins a mountain of freshly baked scones and croissants. "Go for the muffin and order it grilled," recommends Sarasota Magazine. "Sounds odd, tastes delicious."

When lunch rolls around, orders shift away from omelets and coffee to soups, salads, and sandwiches. BLTs appear alongside specialty snacks such as a Cuban-style panini and the 8-ounce WOM burger. The best setting to enjoy these bites if you're a dog owner? On the canine-friendly patio, where dogs can munch on a handful of treats, drink a bowl of ice-cold water, and wear a napkin folded up to look like a little hat.

711 S Osprey Ave.
Sarasota,
FL
US