Here are a few great restaurant suggestions from casual to fine dining. Sarasota is very well known for our Coastal living and numerous waterfront dining spots, where you can find local live music an catch of the day fresh seafood!
Let’s start with breakfast on a calm Sunday morning, birds chirping, light breeze with the days first rays of sunshine already starting to brighten up your day ….Try:
The Breakfast House in the Historic Distract of Downtown Sarasota
Or try Turtles Restaurant on the far south end of Siesta Key for Sunday Brunch on Little Sarasota Bay
And to keep it super local you can always count on Another Broken Egg in the heart of Siesta Key Village!
Maybe after Breakfast you decide to hit the beach for the day and get hungry for lunch, laying out catching some rays can work up quit an appetite! Try:
O’Leary’s at Bayfront Park Downtown on Big Sarasota Bay where you can find live Reggae music on Fridays and watch for passing Dolphins while you enjoy your cheese burger in paradise ( a great spot any time of day!)
If you don’t feel like driving to far The Bonjour Café offers a light bite or savory fresh salad, centrally located in Siesta Village with a cute patio to enjoy the weather and just watch the world go by while you eat.
The Famous Old Salty Dog an Old Florida Favorite with three amazing locations! Siesta key, City Island, or Venice!
As for dinner the options are almost endless….Try:
S.K.O.B. Siesta Key Oyster Bar where you can enjoy raw or steamed oysters on the half shell , peel n eat shrimp and much more local sea food while listening and dancing to the best artists covering Jimmy Buffet, Bob Marley, the Beach Boys or some possible Zydeco!http://www.skob.com/
Maybe you in the mood for fine waterfront dining on little Sarasota Bay…Ophelia’s will leave you in the lap of Luxury!
And if you like to venture of for a night on the town , start with Marina Jacks in Bay Front Park and work your way across to Main Street for some late night Entertainment . Enjoy local Jazz musicians, Sinatra covers , and soak in the scenery !
Now on to some local attractions with activities for all kinds and ages!
You can find information on the best rentals and excursions right here at Jamaica Royale. We can recommend places to rent Kayaks , Segway’s, Scooters, Bikes and so much more! Surf side Free Ride will transport you locally based on gratuity and we can also provide shuttle service to airports or any local excursions you can imagine, deep sea fishing, dinner cruises, eco tours, ANYTHING!
We are also known for our Theatre Arts and Museums, try:
Maybe your feeling like you need to get in touch with nature and wildlife! Try:
Marie Selby Gardens a bay front oasis showcasing a living collection of rare and beautiful tropical plants
Sarasota Jungle Gardens , home to 200 types of plant and animal species many birds , even Florida’s famous Pink Flamingo! David Breed Lindsay has been collecting exotic plants on his 10 acres of land since 1930.
Myakka River Valley State Park, totally WILD! Offering an up close look at Florida’s wetlands, parries, and hummock and pineland forests. Here you can take a Swamp Buggy tour or a Gator Tour on the River.
If you visit any of the above places listed you will be left with memories that last a lifetime. We look forward to sharing our piece of paradise with you!