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Sarasota's Top 5 Foodie Approved Restaurants

5 minutes read Feb 05,2018
Sarasota's Top 5 Foodie Approved Restaurants
As an RVer and world traveler, you have the incredible opportunity to sample the finest eats at the hottest restaurants. Sarasota, home to our very own Sun Outdoors Sarasota, is 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 restaurants to a list of five of our favorites.  

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.  

Indigenous

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. While the menu may change based on the season, your stomach will never be disappointed.  

Social Eatery and Bar

Social Eatery and Bar is an inventive and modern dining experience 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. If it's not impressive enough that Social crafts its own pastas, doughs, and sauces, it also plates and presents traditional Italian food with a modern twist that's perfect for your next social media snapshot.  

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, and finish with a slice of Florida's pride and joy, classic Key Lime Pie. Is your mouth watering yet?  

Beauty of Sprouts

A recent entrant in the area, Beauty of Sprouts opened in Sarasota in 2013 and nearly started a health revolution with its raw, vegan, organic, gluten free, and soy free menu. The menu is full of nutritious and delicious entrees ranging 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, which 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!