Restaurants and Caterers
Those located in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and Desoto counties that regularly serve local produce.
6600 Gulf Dr
The Beach Bistro serves only the best Gulf seafood and Prime American beef and uses fresh local produce to present a menu that is consistently rated #1 for “best food” by ZAGAT.
Where to find: Open everyday, 5-10pm.
Brown Bag Provisions
Menu changes weekly during season. Most produce is handpicked from my family's farm in Nokomis (Grant's Produce). All items are homemade from scratch.
Where to find: Lunch delivery service Thurs-Fri. Also available for lunchtime catering Mon-Wed.
Captain Brian's Seafood Market & Restaurant
8421 N Tamiami Trl
Captain Brian's Seafood Market & Restaurant offers the freshest seafood around for sale by the pound, in addition to serving outstanding seafood dishes in our family-style restaurant.
Where to find: Open Mon–Sat. Market: 9am–8pm. Lunch: 11am–3pm. Dinner: 4:30–9pm.
Carr's Corner Cafe
3025 N Tamiami Trl
Where to find: Open Mon-Fri, 7:00am-2:30pm.
Charisma Cafe & Art
1004 10th Ave W
Fine coffee, teas, cappuccino, smoothies, homemade soups, salads, gourmet wraps, and delicate desserts.
Where to find: In the Village of the Arts. Open Wed-Sat, 11am-4pm. First Fri, 6-10pm.
Eat Here Anna Maria
5315 Gulf Dr
Eat Here celebrates chef-crafted cookery with presentations of local farm products; fresh, locally-caught seafood; inspired pizza and taco cuisine; and craft beer and wine.
Where to find: Open everyday, 5-10pm.
Eat Here Sarasota
1888 Main St
Eat Here celebrates chef-crafted cookery with presentations of local farm products; fresh, locally-caught seafood; inspired pizza and taco cuisine.
Where to find: Open everyday, 5-10pm.
Fresh By Laurie
Siesta Key, FL
Fresh by Laurie is eclectic American cuisine with an Italian influence that reflects the seasons. Laurie takes the highest quality ingredients and will personalize a seasonal menu to fit your taste and style of your event.
239 S Links Ave
Keeping with our mission of conscientious sourcing, our menu of seasonal American cuisine changes throughout the year based on peak produce availability.
Where to find: Open Tues-Sat, 5:30-9:30pm.
Javier's Restaurant and Wine Bar
6621 Midnight Pass Rd
Sit-down upscale restaurant with Peruvian-American cuisine and South American tapas. Local and organic produce, locally-made sausages, breads, wines, coffee, and cheeses enhance this "Do Not Miss" restaurant.
Where to find: Open Tues-Sat, 5-9pm. Reservations always appreciated. Take-out and catering available.
Mattison's is a local, chef-owned restaurant and catering company presenting exceptional service, fresh ingredients, and innovative cuisine while supporting our local farmers, culinary suppliers, and the community.
Where to find: Three locations in Sarasota: Mattison's City Grille, Mattison's Forty-One, and Mattison's Bayside at the Van Wezel.
1568 Main St
Melange is the canvas for Chef/Owner Lan Bradeen to showcase her contemporary cuisine while supporting our community of farmers.
Where to find: Open Wed-Mon, 6pm-2am.
301 S Pineapple Ave
A fast casual bar-b-q joint.
Where to find: Open Mon-Sat, 11:30am-9pm.
Ocean Harvest Market and Grill
5120 Manatee Ave W
Fresh, wild-harvested seafood from local fishermen available every day.
Where to find: Open Mon-Sat, 11:00am-9:00pm.
1418 13th St W
Ortygia restaurant is dedicated to presenting you the finest in authentic regional Italian food (Sicilian).
Where to find: Open Tues-Sat, 11:30am-8:30pm in the Village of the Arts.
Owen's Fish Camp
516 Burns Ln
Our relationships with local farmers and fishermen provide us with an array of high-quality resources that result in dishes that present beautifully and taste delightful.
Where to find: Open Sun-Thurs, 4:00-10:00pm and Fri-Sat, 4:00-11:00pm.
Polo Grill and Bar
10670 Boardwalk Loop
A new breed of American eatery, the Polo Grill and Bar pairs imaginative food and wine with caring hospitality, comfortable surroundings, and exceptional value. We use locally-grown ingredients in every dish.
Where to find: Open for lunch Mon-Sat, 11:30am-2:30pm and dinner every night, 5:30pm-close.
River City Grill
131 W Marion Ave
We at River City Grill understand the importance of sustainable agriculture, as well as the enhanced flavors that fresh, organic vegetables add to our unique recipes. Consequently, locally owned and operated Worden Farm is our supplier of choice for organic produce.
Where to find: Open Mon-Fri, 11:30am-2:30pm, Sun-Thurs, 4:30-9:30pm, and Fri-Sat, 4:30-10:00pm.
465 John Ringling Blvd
New American seafood restaurant.
Where to find: Open everyday, 11am-12am.
Simon's Coffee House
5900 S Tamiami Tr
Family-owned, serving a wide variety of freshly cooked specials, including a full menu with vegan and vegetarian delights. At least six soups daily and all made on the premises from largely organic and locally-grown ingredients.
Where to find: Open Mon-Sat, 8:00am-4:00pm.
Star Fish Company Market and Restaurant
12306 46th Ave W
The Star Fish Company Seafood Market features fresh local seafood at great prices including grouper, snapper, mullet, and stone crab from local waters and local fishermen.
Where to find: Market open Mon-Sat, 10:00am–6:00pm and Sun, 11:30am-3:00pm. Restaurant open Tues-Sat, 11:30am-8:00pm and Sun-Mon, 11:30am-3:00pm.
400 N Lemon Ave
Our chef's forward-thinking cuisine is a fresh approach to the breakfast and lunch classics. Through meticulous efforts in sourcing our area's finest ingredients and attentive, refined cooking techniques, Station 400 offers uniquely simple, tasty fare.
Where to find: Open everyday, 8:00am-3:00pm.
The Bijou Cafe
1287 First St
The Bijou Cafe is committed to helping preserve the well-being of our planet. We are proud to introduce a seasonal menu with an emphasis on fresh, local produce and sustainable, abundant seafood.
Where to find: Open for lunch Mon-Fri, 11:30am-2:00pm. Dinner starts at 5:00pm – everyday in-season and Mon-Fri low-season.
The Blue Rooster
1525 Fourth St
The New American Southern fare cooked up by the culinary mind of Executive Chef Michael Yoder takes simple, locally-sourced base ingredients and transforms them into true blue southern comfort cuisine with a down-home TBR twist.
Where to find: Open Sun, 5-10pm, Mon-Tues, 5-11pm, Wed-Thurs, 5pm-12am, and Fri-Sat, 5pm-2am.
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
1111 Ritz-Carlton Dr
A tempting array of award-winning Sarasota restaurants await your decision to dine. From casual fare with a tropical twist to distinctive fine dining, exceptionally caring service and unparalleled cuisine are hallmarks of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.
2164 Gulf Gate Dr
Veg offers the freshest vegetables and wild-caught seafood. There are separate vegan and gluten-free menus. The produce is locally-grown whenever possible and the preparation is simple and unpretentious.
Where to find: Lunch: Mon-Sat, 11am-2:30pm. Dinner: Mon-Thurs, 5-8pm and Fri-Sat, 5-9pm.
Walt’s Fish Market & Restaurant
4144 S Tamiami Trl
Fresh seafood caught by local fishermen everyday.
Where to find: Open everyday, 9am-9pm.
Zest! Of Sarasota
6584 Superior Ave
Zest! is Sarasota's original green caterer. We recycle all possible waste, compost organic matter for our garden, source as much as we can locally, and do not use any products that are not from sustainable sources.
Where to find: You can host your event in our 18-20 seat cafe.
Zildjian Catering and Consulting
Local full-service catering company using local and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Event services and specialty menus available.