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.
Flemings Steak House & Wine Bar
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
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
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.
1400 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-952-1170 ~ www.patricksofsarasota.com
Patricks is casual dining with New York flair, located on Main Street in the heart of Sarasota's downtown shopping district. Sarasota locals love to belly-up to the bar after work, and end up staying for steak sandwiches, juicy cheeseburgers, meat loaf, pizza, pasta, and char-grilled steaks. Patricks is also a great place to kick back and watch the game on one of the bar-area televisions. The food is great!
_________________________________________________________________________________________________Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
6700 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231
941-924-9442 ~ www.ruthchris.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.
_________________________________________________________________________________________________Sports Page Bar and Grille
1319 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-365-0469 ~ www.sportspagesarasota.com
The Sports Page has been a landmark in Sarasota for 20 years. They have been under the same management for 12 years, and have been voted the Best Sports Bar in Sarasota for the past 10 years. They offer a friendly, casual atmosphere that is in the heart of Sarasota. They’re located on lower Main Street, just minutes from many local attractions, and about a five minute walk from Sarasota Bay. They have 12 TV's that are hooked up to Direct TV Satellite, so you can catch all of your favorite sporting events. They also have other games to keep you entertained, as well as an ATM machine. Large parties are always welcome.