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10 Best Waterfront Dining Options in Sarasota

Our local newspaper, The Herald Tribune, recently published a list of “the 10 best waterfront restaurants and tiki bars for outdoor dining in Sarasota” – here’s what made the list:

The Boatyard Waterfront Bar & Grill

With breathtaking waterfront views both inside and out, The Boatyard overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway and South Siesta Key. Offering 100% fresh products, the menu offers dishes from eclectic to sophisticated sure to satisfy every palate.

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

Located in a prime spot on Longboat Key at the Boathouse Marina, Dry Dock offers unforgettable panoramic views of Sarasota Bay and a widespread menu guaranteed to have you coming back for more.

Jack Dusty

Next, located on the first floor of the Ritz Carlton, along with breathtaking waterfront views, Jack Dusty offers lovely ambiance and effortless on-trend dining experience.

Lido Beach Resort Tiki Bar

If you want an experience in an environment where you can sip on a delicious cocktail and enjoy vibrant coastal cuisine while watching breathtaking sunsets, this Tiki Bar is the place to go.

Marina Jack

Located in the heart of Downtown Sarasota, Marina Jack offers the best of both worlds if you want take in the beautiful bay views and experience all downtown has to offer.

Old Salty Dog

With multiple locations on City Island, Siesta Key and Venice Island – the Old Salty Dog is an old Florida Favorite and was featured on the show “Man v. Food”. And for good reason, you’ll never regret trying the amazing (and almost impossible to finish) Loaded Salty Dog.

O’Leary’s Tiki Bar and Grill

With daily live music and in a prime spot on Bayfront Park, O’Leary’s is loaded with delicious beverages (their frozen margarita is a Florida native favorite) that perfectly pair with it’s charming outdoor atmosphere.

Ophelia’s on The Bay

For a romantic evening of outstanding water views of the bay and always a new elegant menu nightly, visit Ophelia’s on the Bay, a beloved Sarasota favorite.

Phillipi Creek Village Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Looking for a fun place for you and your family? Phillipi Creek truly has something for everyone with its extensive menu, indoor & outdoor seating and new gift shop.

Turtles on Little Sarasota Bay

“Fun, Fresh and Affordable” is the tagline for this beloved restaurant located on Little Sarasota Bay. This is the perfect place to go for a casual dining experience with breathtaking water views.

Visit Herald Tribune for the full article written by Wade Tatangelo.