Best Restaurants Downtown Sarasota

When it comes to good places to eat, Sarasota has come a long way in the past 5-10 years. With multi-million dollar waterfront condos for sale it was to be expected that more quality establishments would follow. There are more than a dozen fantastic restaurants just in downtown Sarasota. Not to mention the amazing restaurants on Siesta Key & St. Armands Circle. Here are a few of our favorites. All in walking distance of the beautiful downtown hotels and waterfront.

Owen’s Fish Camp

Owen’s Fish Camp is named after Owen Burns, who was the original developer of Sarasota. The Banyan tree that sits out in front of the restaurant was actually gifted to Burns by Thomas Edison himself. Not surprising that it is located on Burns Court in downtown Sarasota. Old school Florida casual dining at its best. This is the place you take your out of town guests for good food and a fun night.
The kitchen specializes in Southern seafood favorites reeled in from the bay each day to be blackened, grilled or fried for the menu. While the food is very good and the craft beers are great it is more of an experience than the other restaurants. Once you step inside you may feel like it could be 1920 when downtown Sarasota was just a fishing village. Owen Burns changed that back in 1923. In the high season don’t go hungry, they don’t take reservations and usually there is a wait.

State Street Eating House & Cocktails

The atmosphere sets the scene for handcrafted cocktails and classic American fare. Don’t miss dishes like the truffle-infused Baked Lobster Mac and Cheese, and Classic Tuna Casserole, featuring house-jarred tuna. The signature drinks have locals coming back again and again. A staple in downtown Sarasota.

Boca Kitchen Bar & Market

Sit back and enjoy the relaxed ambiance with rustic décor and a varied menu including Boca favorites such as fried green tomatoes, grow-wall salads, freshly made flatbreads, yellowfin tuna and the daily fresh fish.
Some nights Boca has a big city vibe. It gets crowded and you can feel the energy. So if you are looking for a good meal or just a couple of good drinks at the bar, Boca is a great choice.


Italian style, Mediterraneo is often credited with being the first restaurant to bring authentic contemporary Italian cuisine to Sarasota when it first opened in 1996. Still, under that same ownership, Mediterraneo has consistently been rated one of the top restaurants in Florida’s Zagat Survey. For lunch you will want to try the sandwiches, which are served on pressed home-made focaccia bread with the perfect mix of ingredients!

Clasico Italian Chophouse

Clasico by day & Clasico by night. Recently renovated, Clasico has great food and a great outdoor sidewalk space. If you are a serious coffee, cappuccino, or espresso drinker this place is for you. The bar is lively from happy hour on, but late night Clasico is a place you can dance and have a few drinks with friends. The local famous homeless piano player was discovered right here

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