As an RVer and world traveler, you have the incredible opportunity to sample the finest eats at the hottest restaurants in Sarasota. Home to our very own Sun Outdoors Sarasota, this area is always buzzing with praise for its incredible array of restaurants and boasts impressive options for even the most discerning foodies. To help you decide where to dine, we’ve narrowed down Sarasota’s top five restaurants.
1. Owen’s Fish Camp
Located in downtown Sarasota, Owen’s Fish Camp is an ode to old Florida living. This cozy establishment is tucked in the trees on historic Burns Court, where the pastel buildings shine under the Sarasota sun.
From the Banyan tree out front to the tire swing out back, this venue exudes relaxation. If the atmosphere isn’t enough just wait until you taste the food. The menu is chock full of delicious fresh seafood brought in from the local Bay each day and prepared into modern southern dishes. Sink your teeth into a Blackened Mahi Po’Boy or dive into Mussels & Clams with spicy tomato sauce, garlic, wine, and angel hair pasta. No matter what you choose, your palate is sure to be satisfied.
If you’re looking for an innovative and locally sourced menu, look no further. Indigenous is a sustainable restaurant that uses seasonal ingredients to bring guests unique and fresh entrees all year long. Savor tender pork belly drizzled with red mole, or take meatless Monday to a new level with a slice of gyro spiced lentil loaf. Treat your stomach to a menu with flavors that change with the season at Indigenous.
3. Social Eatery and Bar
Another inventive and modern dining experience is the Social Eatery and Bar, located in Sarasota’s trendy Rosemary District. An elegant garden patio courtyard anchors the establishment and allows you to take in Sarasota’s calm, natural beauty.
Social’s distinct Italian-American Cuisine offers fresh-made and local ingredients spun into dishes like pretzel dusted calamari and a gulf-to-fork plate that utilizes the freshest fish available. This impressive establishment also crafts its own pastas, doughs, and sauces. They plate and present their traditional Italian food with a modern twist that’s perfect for your next social media snapshot.
4. Columbia Restaurant
History buffs rejoice because Columbia Restaurant is one of Florida’s oldest remaining restaurants! Still owned and operated by fourth and fifth generations of the founding family, Columbia’s Spanish menu will have your taste buds traveling back to 1905 when the restaurant first opened.
Start your meal with traditional tapas, such as coca de langosta, a Catalonian flatbread with chorizo, tomato, Maine lobster, and manchego cheese. Move on to a main course like grilled red snapper or filet mignon. And finish with a slice of Florida’s pride and joy, classic Key Lime Pie. Is your mouth watering yet?
5. Beauty of Sprouts
Additionally in 2013, Beauty of Sprouts opened and nearly started a health revolution with its raw, vegan, organic, gluten free, and soy free menu. Full of nutritious and delicious entrees, the menu ranges from a refreshing raw gazpacho soup to a trendy take on Pad Thai with kelp noodles. Be sure to keep your dinner party small as Beauty of Sprouts only seats around 15 people. This allows the chef to make every dish from scratch and to order.
Now that you’re equipped with a list of Sarasota’s best restaurants, it’s time to start tasting. If you like what you’re munching on, tell your friendly neighbors and let the good food vibes flow!