5778 Clark Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34233
Phone: (941) 921-7750
Fax: (941) 925-2474
Located on the Superior Avenue is a paradise for indulgent foodies, a place called Munchies 4:20 Cafe. Featured on numerous shows like Man vs Food, this joint serves the most epic sandwiches like the fabled Fat Sandy and Super Fat Daddy, clearly the heroes on the menu. Other food challenge on the menu is the Fire in Your Hole hot wings, the deep-fried, spice-drenched mother lode to which Adam Richman himself owes a picture on their Hall of Shame! Definitely a must-visit if you're in for a challenge! A great place to relish age-old comfort foods at their fattening best, Munchies is the way to go for cravings post midnight.
Situated across South Packinghouse Drive, the J.R's Old Packinghouse Cafe is a local cafe. Earlier in 1920s, it was a packing house for celery and now it has been completely transformed into a swanky dining establishment. It serves excellent short eats like sandwiches and tasty meals complete with desserts; and you need not worry about your kids as it has a special menu for children. Apart from good food and great atmosphere, this cafe is known for its live music concerts that features local artists and at times even enthusiastic diners who try their hands at singing. For more details, call ahead.
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse welcomes you to a warm and comfortable interior, furnished with rich, dark wood and elegant fixtures. The steaks are fine-aged, corn-fed USDA prime beef. Enticing seasonal delicacies, such as Foie Gras, are also available. Take your pick from the extensive list of over 100 domestic and imported wines to complement your meal and if you have enough room, try to squeeze in one of the delicious desserts!
Enjoy traditional Mexican food, delicious margaritas and live music. Mi Pueblo has a wide selection of dishes and friendly service. You can have a traditional taco, Mexican prepared steak, enchiladas or try something more exotic food, such as Pollo con Mole which is a dish prepared with chocolate and chili over chicken. For desserts feast and dig into the ice cream filled with nuts, flan made of cream cheese and many more. There are two more locations in Florida - Venice and Sarasota.
Few other places, let alone restaurants, will be able to offer you the kind of view that Ophelia's on the Bay affords. Whether you sit in one of the two glass-walled dining rooms or out on the patio, you have access to unobstructed views of Little Sarasota Bay, and, if you're lucky enough, maybe even a dolphin or two. As for the food, it is contemporary American, incorporating flavors from many different cuisines. You can gorge on lobster-infused blue crab bisque, Chilean salmon, Nicaraguan black grouper and more seafood specials. Those looking for something meaty should like the tenderloin of pork and stuffed Bandera quail. A wine list is also offered.
Fleming's is one of the best steakhouses in Sarasota and one of the most famous restaurant chains in America. Steak options you can expect to find on the menu include Filet Mignon, New York Strip, Beef Flemington, Veal Chops, Pork Rib Chop and Prime Ribs. Ask your waiter to help you choose from among the 100 different wines available to go with your meal. If you're not a meat fan, then sample the fresh seafood and scrumptious side dishes. The Salmon, with its signature Mashed Potatoes, is highly recommended.
Owned by the renowned chef, Roy Yamaguchi, Roy's Sarasota, like all the other locations of the chain throughout the country, serves Hawaiian fusion, a cuisine which blends traditional Hawaiian flavors with those from Asia. Hawaiian-style misoyaki butterfish, hibachi-style grilled salmon and roasted macadamia nut crusted mahi-mahi are a few of the seafood specialties to enjoy. If you want something from the land. the braised pork shank and Peking-style chicken are sure to please. The Original Hawaiian Martini and Roy's Island Mai Tai are signature cocktails you must try.
A casually upscale eatery, Libby's Café + Bar has some delicious American fare on its lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch menus. This spacious restaurant has many dining areas you can pick from; wherever you choose to sit, you are bound to have a good time. Small plates of deviled eggs, meatloaf sliders and pigs in a blanket make way for more filling offerings from the land and the sea. Blackened jumbo shrimp, grilled mahi crispy tacos, rotisserie half chicken and veal marsala are a few of the entrées to enjoy. There are two bars where you can sit back with a drink and catch the live sporting action.
The brick-fronted entrance to Sarasota Vineyard, hidden between the colorful facades of other eateries on either sides, is easy to miss if not for the black canopy, boldly advertising its presence. Step inside, and the exposed brick-wall theme follows, now blending beautifully with the woodwork on the interiors and thoughtful lighting accentuating it. The eclectic wine bar and restaurant, established in 2008 delights with its selection of close to a 100 wines, and a revolutionary self-serve wine dispensing system that lets patrons enjoy practically any selection from their list by the glass. The wine menu throws up some great choices and should excite everybody from casual drinkers to wine lovers. The delectable food menu is built around wines and has varied European influences. From cheese and charcuterie platters to hearty bistro-style plates, the menu offers quite a lot. Regular live music is a delight in the evenings. Check website for more.
Blue Rooster celebrates Southern joie de vivre in the heart of Sarasota. This rustic-chic restaurant serves up delicious Southern American comfort food with signature cocktails and spirits. Savor Crazy Cajun Shrimp, Blue Rooster's Famous Fried Chicken and Creole Pappardelle Pasta on their community tables and enjoy the live entertainment. The best of its kind in town, their eclectic schedule features Gospel nights, country music gigs and more by local talent and touring acts.
Highly acclaimed The Bijou Cafe is a well known name in the culinary circles of Sarasota. The French restaurant is a must visit for its food, wine and the cozy environment it offers. Dining here one can also pick up a lot of information about the goings-on in the area. Bijou's Famous Pepper Steak, as the name suggests is a popular dish and worth tasting for its unbeatable flavor and spices. Other outstanding dishes include the Chicken Paillard, Mushroom Ravioli and Bijou's Famous Pommes Gratin Dauphinois. The service is top-notch and welcoming enough to make the diner want to return again and again.
Standing amidst a selection of eateries in the peaceful locales of the St. Armands, Tango delights with an extensive menu of steakhouse specialties and an unpretentious atmosphere to enjoy them. Huge red umbrellas with matching table linen in the patio greet you at the entrance. It sees a perennial buzz throughout most of the restaurant's hours. The interiors sport an uncluttered, yet elegant look with clean lines and thoughtful lighting choices for a comfortable atmosphere. The menu is a reiteration of steakhouse favorites and include classics like sirloin and skirt steak. Apart from steaks, the Tango also offers an extensive selection of fresh sushi. Seafood delights also feature prominently on the menu. The wine list is suitably diverse and pairs up well. A good option for a relaxed meal of steaks in the region.