The Dry Dock Waterfront Grill ($$$)

412 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL ( 4.5 miles)

Renowned by locals as having the tastiest grouper sandwich and hamburgers in town, this casual waterfront dining haven’s view is just as good as the food. Choose between outdoor dining, where the warm Sarasota Bay breezes add ambiance or opt for the interior sections, where you can enjoy the view only obstructed by a few shady coconut palm branches.

The Lazy Lobster ($$)

5350 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL (1.5 miles)

 Varied menu – very good offerings of fish (also meat and chicken) and some healthful sauce choices – some won local awards. Very good service and relatively quick food delivery. A very solid choice
I had the SALMON SANTA MARIA – fresh salmon, grilled with cilantro sweet Chile glaze over quinoa avocado salad, lemon basil dressing it was delicious… !!

Chart House ($$$)

201 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL ( 5 miles)

High-end chain eatery serving seafood & steakhouse fare in a classy setting with view. There’s no better way to get away from the daily grind than to find a nice, relaxing spot at Chart House – one of the best Longboat Key waterfront restaurants. Whether you’re in the dining room or on the terrace overlooking the gorgeous Gulf waters of Sarasota Bay, Chart House seafood restaurant has just the right view to soothe your soul.


Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant ($$)

760 Broadway St, Longboat Key, FL 34228 ( 6 miles)

Enjoy a delicious fresh Florida seafood meal inside the quaint dining room or on the outdoor covered deck overlooking picturesque Sarasota Bay. It’s waterfront dining with a unique atmosphere. Leave a dollar bill on the wall and a little bit of your heart to find on your return visit. There is no place quite like the Mar Vista.

Euphemia Haye Restaurant ($$$)

5540 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228  (3,5 miles)

Longboat Key is known as a beach-lover’s paradise on Florida’s west coast, but it is also home to one of the finest and most romantic restaurants in the country — Euphemia Haye. Also on site is the Haye Loft Lounge and Dessert Bar where you’ll find the best live music Sarasota and Anna Maria locals have already discovered.

Maison Blanche, French Restaurant ($$$$)
2605 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228 ( 2 miles)

Maison Blanche, or “white house” in French, embodies the ultimate in sophistication; simple yet elegant, a modern but still-classic approach to dining. Maison Blanche enjoys a reputation as THE BEST restaurant in the Sarasota area and one of the finest in the state of Florida due to the consistent high quality of food and service.


Venezia Italian Restaurant ($$)

373 St Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL ( 7 miles)

 Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly. We believe good Italian food can transform any meal into a moment to remember. With outdoor seating right on St. Armand’s Circle, fresh Italian tastes and ambiance are served at Venezia Italian Restaurant in Lido Beach, Sarasota, Florida. Enjoy our tasty oven-baked pizzas, with our famous homemade dough, along with pastas, paninis, salads, and entrees.

The Old Salty Dog ($$)

1601 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL (6 miles)

British pub on the bay offering beer-battered hot dogs & other bar eats plus live music.

Portofino Restaurant & Grill ($$$)
2600 Harbourside Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228 ( 2.7 miles)

Located in the Marina Village at Longboat Key Club Moorings, Portofino Ristorante & Bar specializes in classic Northern Italian cuisine. Savor Longboat Key’s freshest seafood along with handmade pastas and wood-fired, brick-oven pizzas.


Harry’s Continental Kitchens ($$)

525 St. Judes Drive | Longboat Key, FL ( 3 miles)

Harry’s relaxed tropical dining room offers delicious lunch and dinner menus of seafood, pasta and salads. Next door, the restaurant’s gourmet deli and takeout offers irresistible sandwiches, desserts, espresso drinks and a wide selection of fine wines.

Shore Longboat Key ($$$)

4120 Gulf of Mexico Drive  | Longboat Key, FL
( 4.5 miles)
Oceanside diner with modern decor serving unique seafood dishes, burgers & salads plus cocktails.

Crab & Fin Restaurant ($$$)

420 Saint Armands Cir , Sarasota, FL ( 6 miles)

Founded in 1978, Crab & Fin is a restaurant that provides a range of lunch and dinner options for guests. It serves smoked salmon, salads, chicken nachos, crab quesadillas and sandwiches. The restaurant offers grilled shrimp, filet mignon, coconut-crusted chicken, mussels, lobster tails and burgers. In addition, it conducts live musical performances by various bands.


Columbia Restaurant ($$)

411 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL ( 6 miles)

The Columbia Restaurant – a Florida tradition since 1905.
Tampa may have the original Columbia (Florida’s oldest restaurant, opened in 1905) but Sarasota has the prettiest. The menu spotlights Spanish fare – paella packed with fresh clams, shrimp, and mussels; bean soup with chorizo; hot Cuban bread. Everything goes well with a pitcher of fresh sangria.

Marina Jack PORTSIDE PATIO ($$)

2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, FL ( 9 miles)
Relax and unwind to the ocean breezes from the Gulf of Mexico. Open daily starting at 11:15AM the Portside Patio features your way to dine al fresco in a family friendly environment while enjoying your favorite tropical beverage.
The Patio menu features a variety of Appetizers, Salads, Soups and Sandwiches including special Gluten Free selections. The Marina Jack Patio is dog friendly and the deck area of the patio is available for doggie dining!

Marina Jack Dining ($$$)

2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, FL ( 9 miles)

Located on the second floor of Marina Jack, The Dining Room features an award winning wine list and an exceptional menu featuring the regions finest steaks, seafood and pasta. Open daily for lunch, Plated Sunday Brunch Dinner the Dining room is a perfect place to relax and enjoy your dining experience overlooking the inter-coastal waterway of Sarasota. The Executive Chef also has provided Gluten Free and vegetarian menu items in all menu areas.