Spend Father's Day with an Original!

Blu' Island Bistro
Treat Dad to Brunch or Lunch!
625 South Tamiami Trail
Venice, FL 34285
Crow's Nest Restaurant & Marina
Father's Day "Best Dad Joke" Contest!
1968 Tarpon Center Drive
Venice, FL 34285
Click Here to Learn More or Call for Reservations: 941.484.9551
Fins at Sharky's
Treat Dad to a Steak Dinner and Craft Cocktails!
1600 Harbor Drive South
Venice, FL 34285
Call for Reservations: 941.999.3467
Pop's Sunset Grill
Wagyu Beef Short Rib Special with tender Short Rib served over crispy fingerling hash with broccolini and finished with a cognac mushroom sauce and topped with truffle oil
112 Circuit Road
Nokomis, FL 34275
Siesta Key
Cafe Gabbiano
Treat Dad to A Signature Cafe Gabbiano Dining Experience!
5104 Ocean Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34242
Call for Reservations: 941.349.1423
Featuring the Full Menu and Father's Day Specials!
6631 Midnight Pass Road
Siesta Key, FL 34242
Call for Reservations: 941.349.4024
Village Café
Treat Dad to Breakfast, Brunch, or Lunch
5133 Ocean Boulevard
Siesta Key, FL 34242
The Breakfast House
Treat Dad to Breakfast or Lunch!
1817 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34236
Brewster's Tavern
Treat Dad to Brunch!
1454 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Clasico Italian Chophouse
BOGO Beer or House Wine For Dad! Featuring Food Specials and Live Music Starting at 7:00PM!
1341 Main Street
Sarasota, FL
Call for More Information and Reservations: 941.957.0700
element: Steak. Seafood. Pasta.
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ - Featuring the All You Can Meat Pass or Dine Your Way
1413 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Call for More Information and Reservations: 941.724.8585
JPAN Sushi and Grill
Free Hot Sake for Dad!
Shops at Siesta Row
3800 S. Tamiami Trail #3
Sarasota, FL 34239
Call For Reservations - 941.954.5726
University Town Center
229 N. Cattleman Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
Call For Reservations - 941.954.5726
MADE Restaurant
Treat Dad to Brunch!
1990 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Mattison's City Grille
Chef Crafted Father's Day Menus and Giveaways!
1 N Lemon Ave
Sarasota, FL 34236
Click Here to Learn More or Call 941.330.0440
Mattison's Forty-One
Chef Crafted Father's Day Menus and Giveaways!
7275 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231
Click Here to Learn More or Call 941.921.3400
Michael's On East
Father's Day Gift Card Special! 
1212 East Avenue South
Sarasota, FL 34239
Click Here to Learn More or Call 941.366.0007
Oasis Cafe & Bakery
Treat Dad to Breakfast, Brunch or Lunch!
3542 South Osprey Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34239
The Original Egg
Treat Dad to Breakfast, Brunch or Lunch!
4031 Clark Rd
Sarasota, FL 34233
Treat Dad to Brunch!
1216 1st Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Call for Reservations: 941.445.5660
State Street Eating House + Cocktails
Brunch Featuring "Dad Centric" Dishes!
1533 State Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Call for More Information and Reservations: 941.951.1533
Riverhouse Waterfront Restaurant
Free Draft for Dads and Special Dishes!
995 Riverside Drive
Palmetto, FL 34221
Call for More Information and Reservations: 941.729.0616
PIER 22 • Restaurant • Patio • Catering
1200 First Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205
Call For More Information and Reservations: 941.748.8087
Mattison's Riverwalk Grille
Chef Crafted Father's Day Menus and Giveaways!
101 Riverfront Blvd Ste 120
Bradenton, FL 34205
Click Here to Learn More or Call 941.896.9660
Lakewood Ranch
GROVE • Restaurant • Patio • Ballroom
Treat Dad to A Signature Grove Restaurant Dining Experience!
10670 Boardwalk Loop
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
 Longboat Key
Harry's Continenetal Kitchens
Treat Dad to Brunch!
525 St. Judes Drive
Longboat Key, FL 34228
Call for Reservations: 941.383.0777

Eat Like a Local During the 2021 TASTE of PRIDE by Project Pride

TASTE of PRIDE 2021 is brought to you by Project Pride. FLAVORS as diverse as PRIDE, and we want you to try them all!
Experience the best of Sarasota's LGBTQ-Friendly businesses with Project PRIDE's second annual TASTE of PRIDE event happening June 6th - 19th. Businesses are offering a discount, pre-fix menu, or free item to celebrate pride month. Some locations are even adding rainbow items to the menu!

Always make sure to mention "TASTE of PRIDE" when ordering!

The Bijou Cafe
Buy a rainbow cocktail and receive a free pride dessert!
1287 1st. Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
About: The Bijou Café's reputation for dining excellence is reflected by their tremendous ratings on national web services like Trip Advisor, Open Table, Google, etc. and local publications Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Sarasota Magazine, and SRQ Magazine. In addition to its cuisine, The Bijou Cafe has garnered the prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for outstanding wine selections from the USA, France, and around the world, including an extensive selection of South African wine.
Tsunami Sushi
Free Sake with Purchase!
100 Central Ave. Suite 1022
Sarasota, FL 34236
About: In the heart of downtown Sarasota Florida, Tsunami Sushi and Hibachi Grill stands alone for creative sushi, fresh sashimi and a new spin on asian fusion--all at remarkable prices. The Tsunami team focuses on ensuring every meal exceeds your expectations.
Buy a rainbow cocktail and receive a free pride dessert!
1216 1st. Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
About: Award-winning chef Christopher Covelli brings upscale dining to downtown Sarasota. Combining seasonal ingredients with authentic flavors and cooking styles from around the world, Sage's menu changes frequently to keep it fresh and vibrant.

Eat Like a Local During Savor Sarasota!

#SavorSarasota from Visit Sarasota is here! The 16th Annual Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week continues through June 14, 2021!

Summer never tasted so good! Enjoy #SavorSarasota Restaurant Week June 1-14 when dozens of restaurants feature prix-fixe, multi-course lunch and dinner menus for just $16 and $32 per person!

Home to award-winning and legendary restaurants, there’s no better time to explore all the culinary experiences Sarasota County has to offer. From Peruvian palates and French cuisine to American classics and fresh seafood, you’ll feel like a local foodie in no time.

Siesta Key 
5104 Ocean Blvd
6631 Midnight Pass Road
101 West Venice Ave
1968 Tarpon Center Drive
1600 Harbor Drive South
1592 Main Street
180 North Lime Ave
23 N Lemon Ave
1435 Main Street
1413 Main Street
1766 Main Street
1 N Lemon Ave
7275 S Tamiami Trail 
1212 East Ave S
1255 N Palm Ave


Week-long Event Raises Awareness and Monies to Support Local Independent Restaurants

Representatives of the Sarasota-Manatee Originals have announced details for the 2021 Forks & Corks Food & Wine Festival taking place April 26 through May 2, 2021. This year’s 14th annual event has been reimagined to offer guests a menu of specially-curated and controlled experiences designed to showcase the talents of the area’s brilliant and resilient, independent food & beverage operators. In addition to wine seminars and a food stroll, a world-class Online Auction is planned as well as a schedule of “food & wine experiences” taking place at restaurants throughout Sarasota and Manatee’s Gulf-coastal communities.

With guidelines for safely gathering changing every day and COVID-19 vaccine administration underway, we made the decision to organize a very different kind of Forks & Corks experience for 2021, one that is based on the safest precautions and procedures. While we will miss gathering with convivial crowds of our Members, friends and Winemakers from around the world, and bustling from table to table in the courtyard of the Ringling Museum for the massive Grand Tasting event, we’re very excited to leverage our platform to drive people back into our local eateries at a time when they are very much in need.

The 2021 festival schedule has increased to a week to allow for expanded events and offerings:

University Master Classes
Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2
Led by world-renowned wine industry professionals, the University Master Classes are a highlight of the Forks & Corks Food and Wine Festival each year. For 2021, six wine seminars will be offered at three locations: GROVE Restaurant Patio Ballroom in Lakewood Ranch and Michael’s Wine Cellar and Michael’s On East Ballroom in Sarasota. (Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2. Advanced ticketing is required.)
The Blend Sarasota: A Forks & Corks Strolling Dinner Party - SOLD OUT
Thursday, April 29
Take part in a strolling dinner party with some of Downtown Sarasota’s culinary gems. At each stop on the tasting tour, guests will enjoy a specialty dish paired with a selected wine tasting. 
Food and Wine Experiences
Monday, April 26 - Sunday, May 2
A week-long offering of limited-time Food & Wine Experiences are offered by members of the Sarasota-Manatee Originals including unique food & wine pairings, special menus, bottle discounts, wine dinners, tasting experiences and more – available for dine in or take out. 
Online Auction
Opens for Preview - Thursady, April 22
Bidding Starts Monday, April 26 - Sunday, May 2
Virtual paddles can be raised at a robust Online Auction featuring rare and exquisite wines, international and domestic travel, special dining and party experiences, lodging, entertainment, and one-of-a-kind experiences. All funds raised by the Forks & Corks Online Food and Wine Auction are dedicated to promoting and sustaining the over 60 local independent area restaurants that are members of the Sarasota-Manatee Originals. 

Presented by the Sarasota-Manatee Originals, Forks & Corks is the organization’s primary annual fundraiser, bringing critical marketing dollars to the Sarasota-Manatee Originals to promote dining in local, independently-owned restaurants and encouraging locals and visitors to our area to always “Eat Like A Local.

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Celebrate 2021 With An Original!

From historic downtown Venice to the beaches of Anna Maria Island, your best New Year's Eve dining-out options include these locally-owned, independent restaurants in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Open and welcoming guests on December 31, some will be serving holiday "specials" while some will have the traditional dishes. Some will serve a la...

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Christmas Day Dining!

(Siesta Key) Cafe Gabbiano | 941.349.1423 | cafegabbiano.com  (Venice) Café Venice Restaurant & Bar | 941.484.1855 | cafevenicerestaurantandbar.com - Delivery and Limited Pick Up (Longboat Key) Euphemia Haye | 941.383.3633 | euphemiahaye.com   (Lakewood Ranch) GROVE Restaurant.Patio.Ballroom | 941.893.4321 | grovel...

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From historic downtown Venice to the beaches of Anna Maria Island, your best holiday dining-out options include these locally-owned, independent restaurants in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Open and welcoming guests on Thursday, December 24, some will be serving holiday "specials" while some will have the traditional dishes and all the f...

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Thanksgiving with The Originals!

This Thanksgiving you might not want to take on the cooking and cleanup of a multi-course meal and would rather spend the time with the family. Well, you're in luck. This year, stellar restaurants across Florida's Suncoast will be serving meals for all those who would rather quite literally leave the holiday cooking to the pros. EAT OUT OR TAKE OUT...

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Stone Crab Season is Here!

Considered to be one of the most delicious crustaceans of the world, the anticipation of the opening of stone crab season on October 15 and thoughts of their sweet succulence and rich, snowy white meat has our mouths watering!From October through May, Florida's recreational and commercial stone crab claw season is on. Local commercial fishermen sta...

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Waterfront Dining in Venice, Sarasota & Bradenton

Written by Tara Caguiat for The Sarasota-Manatee Originals Fiery sunsets, lapping waves, the occasional dolphin spotting—dining by the ocean is understandably desirable. Fortunately, Sarasota and Manatee Counties have more waterfront restaurants than most areas, with options directly on the sand and situated on the water. Sink your toes in the sand...

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Must-Try Italian Restaurants in Bradenton, Sarasota and Venice

 Written by Tara Caguiat for The Sarasota-Manatee Originals Herb-filled aromas wafting through the air. Welcoming hosts ready to show you true hospitality. Renaissance decor and Italian opera setting the mood—these details are what make Italian dining experiences second to none. Italian food is as varied as the colorful country itself, and res...

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Savor Sarasota

Each year, Visit Sarasota County hosts Savor Sarasota to showcase the award-winning and legendary restaurants that call the Suncoast home. From June 1st through the 14th, dozens of area restaurants are featuring multi-course lunch and dinner menus for just $16 and $32 per person. Though #SavorSarasota is not exactly the same this year, we...

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Drink Like a Local - Your Guide to Craft Cocktails in Sarasota

Written by Tara Caguiat for The Sarasota-Manatee Originals Some people choose a restaurant based on their cocktail menu over their food menu. If you're one of them, you must visit these restaurants in Sarasota. Many are known for their cocktails and others have notable cocktail menus that fly under the radar. Either way, when visiting one of these ...

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4th of July Celebrations!

Brick's Smoked Meats - Downtown Sarasota 1528 State Street Sarasota, Fl 34236 941-993-1435 Banquets, boats and backyards - Brick's Smoked Meats is famous for helping make the most of your celebrations. Now they'll make your Independence Day great by giving you the best catering deals!Spend over $100 on your 4th of July catering and r...

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Celebrate Father's Day With an Original!

The Breakfast House - Sarasota 1817 Fruitville Road Sarasota, FL 34236 941.366.6860 The Breakfast House, located on Fruitville Road, downtown (look for the yellow house with the white picket fence), has become one of the most popular breakfast and lunch eateries to hit the city. Celebrate Dad with the signature Key West Benedict, Homemade Corn Beef...

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Mother's Day Celebrations

From Anna Maria Island to Venice Pier, the member restaurants of The Sarasota-Manatee Originals are offering dining, take out, and delivery options to celebrate all of the amazing Moms out there.  1812 Osprey - Sarasota 1812 South Osprey Avenue Sarasota, FL 34239 941.954.5400 Located within the South Side Village, 1812 Osprey is a ch...

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Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

Birdrock Taco Shack 1004 10th Ave West  Bradenton, FL 34205 941.545.9966  Hours: 11:00am - 9:00pm  Birdrock Taco Shack will be opening the porch following current CDC guidelines on Cinco de Mayo with limited inside seating. Birdrock has partnered with Darwin's brewery on the release of their new Mexican lager! Pur...

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The Grocery Guide

During turbulent times, restaurants respond by finding creative ways to support and serve their communities. Several members of the Sarasota-Manatee Originals are now offering convenient and safe grocery shopping alternatives with online grocery markets and curbside pick up options. Below you will find a list of these restaurants, their o...

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