The Sarasota and Manatee area offers some of the best restaurants around!
The options are practically endless and include something for everyone
Check out a few of our top choices below!
The Shore LBK
The Shore is nothing less than an expression of a mid-century, al-fresco coastal eatery. From your first sip of their signature cocktails to your last bite of their Ahi Tuna Mignon and Truffle fries, the entire Shore experience is nothing short of laughter, cool vibes, and delicious eats.
Main Bar Sandwich Shop
Established in 1958 by a retiring circus performers Antonio Borza and his wife Thea. The Famous Italian Sandwich which was influenced by Thea’s love and hometown of Florence, Italy is more popular now than it was in 1958 when it was first introduced. Now The Main Bar has over 50 different sandwiches to choose from. With almost all original Circus photos flooding the walls this is a great place to check out what Sarasota’s well-known for.
A haven for all things Thai, Indonesian, Chinese, Burmese, Malaysian and Vietnamese creating deliciously authentic dishes. Offering fresh noodles with strong hearty sauces of Burma, Laos, and China, along with cooking styles influenced by Cambodia and China!
Bricks Smoked Meats
The restaurant pays homage to the food of central Texas, referencing the smoked meat traditions of Central European immigrants, as well as the influence of Mexican cooking. Known for their 18 hour USDA Prime Brisket, made the old-school way with just wood, smoke and time, Bricks welcomes you with a Texas soul, Florida style through craftsmanship, devotion to time-honored methods, family, neighborliness and the fun of gathering around the table.
O’Bricks Irish Pub
Situated in one of Bradenton’s two oldest buildings known as the Juplinor hotel and Anderson-Finkham building it is hard to believe that the building dates back to 1901. As you visit O’Bricks you will find all of the wood was personally picked by ownership and hand-carved in Costa Rica. Rick Willats part-owner has a passion for the Costa Rican culture and was what has inspired him in the restaurant’s atmosphere. Make time to stop in and try one of their most popular dishes here called the shillelagh sandwich (pronounced shil-lay-lee). A club that includes applewood smoked bacon, ham, turkey toasted on panini bread. Don’t forget to check out their full menu full of Martinis!
Inspiring a West Coast styled menu from California’s seasonal harvest, Central Cafe is known for its attractive vibe for any tribe. Located on the outskirts of downtown Bradenton the cafe offers an array of options from salads, pizza’s burgers, sandwiches, tacos and more! During the time between 2 PM – 5 PM they provide a creative midday menu & happy hour specials!
Previously on the show ‘Restaurant Impossible’ starring Robert Irvine, Theresa’s provides an indoor and outdoor (pet-friendly) cafe style environment. Preparing fresh, comfort and an affordable breakfast, brunch and lunch every day. There are endless options to choose from making you want to revisit and try something new and different every time.