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Christmas Eve Originals' Local Dining - 2021

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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 Friday, December 24, some will be serving holiday "specials" while some will have the traditional dishes and all the fixins. Some will serve a la carte, others prix fixe menus and take out options to feast at home. Reservations are encouraged at most of these restaurants. Check with each restaurant for exact offerings, menus and prices. Make sure to call for menus, pricing and pick-up instructions and order in advance.


Venice and Nokomis

Café Venice Restaurant & Bar | 941.484.1855 | cafevenicerestaurantandbar.com 

The Crow's Nest Restaurant & Marina | 941.484.9551 | crowsnest-venice.com 

Fins at Sharky's | 941.999.3467 | finsatsharkys.com 

Gold Rush BBQ | 941.483-3137 | goldrushbbq.com

Paradise Grill | 941.786.1524 | paradisegrillfl.com 

Pop's Sunset Grill | 941.488.3177 | popsunsetgrill.com 


Siesta Key

Cafe Gabbiano | 941.349.1423 | cafegabbiano.com 

The Lobster Pot | 941.349.2323 | sarasotalobsterpot.com

Miguel's Restaurant | 941.349.4024 | miguelsrestaurant.net 

Ophelia's on the Bay | 941.349.2212 | opehliasonthebay.net 

Village Café | 941. 349-2822 |  villagecafeonsiesta.com


St. Armands Circle 

Le Colonne Restaurant | 941.388.4348 | lecolonnerestaurant.com


Sarasota

Amore Restaurant | 941.383.1111 | www.amorelbk.com

Bevardi's Salute! Restaurant | 941.365.1020 | salutesarasota.com  

The Breakfast House | 941. 366.6860 |

Brewsters Tavern | 941.343.2380 | brewsterstavern.com

Brick's Smoked Meats | 941.993.1435 | brickssmokedmeats.com  

Cafe Baci | 941.928.4848 | cafebacisarasota.com

Clasico Italian Chophouse | 941.957-0700 | clasicosrq.com

Drunken Poet Café | 941.955.8404 | drunkenpoetcafesrq.com

Duval's.Fresh.Local.Seafood | 941.312.4001 | duvalsfreshlocalseafood.com  

element.Steak.Seafood.Pasta | 941.724.8585 | elementsrq.com

El Melvin Cocina Mexicana |941.366.1618 | elmelvin.com

Flavio's on Main | 941.960.2305 | flaviosonmain.com

Jack Dusty | 941.309.2266 | ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/florida/sarasota/dining/jack-dusty/menu

MADE Restaurant | 941.953.2900 | maderestaurant.com

Mattison's City Grille | 941.330.0440 | mattisons.com 

Mattison's Forty - One | 941.921.3400 | mattisons.com 

Michael's On East | 941.366.0007 | bestfood.com 

The Oasis Cafe & Bakery | 941.957.1214 | theoasiscafe.net 

The Original Egg | 941.922.2868 | theoriginalegg.com 

Overture Restaurant & Gallery Lounge | 941.316.0808 | artovationhotel.com/dining

Pacific Rim | 941.330.8071 | pacificrimsarasota.com 

Reyna's Taqueria | 941.260-8343 | reynastaqueria.com

Roessler's Restaurant | 941.966.5688 | roesslersrestaurant.com

Siam Gulf Sarasota | 941.362-4605 | siamgulfsarasota.com

State Street Eating House | 941.951.1533 | statestreetsrq.com 

Stottlemyer's Smokehouse | 941. 313-5969 | stottlemyerssmokehouse.com

Tsunami | 941.366.1033 | tsunami-sarasota.com


Lakewood Ranch & UTC

GROVE Restaurant.Patio.Ballroom | 941.893.4321 | grovelwr.com 


Longboat Key

Euphemia Haye | 941.383.3633 | euphemiahaye.com

Harry's Continental Kitchens | 941.383.0777 | harryskitchen.com 

Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub | 941.383.2391 | marvisitadining.com  


Bradenton and Palmetto

Icon Eatery & Bar at The Legacy Hotel | 941.245-1900 | imglegacyhotel.com/eat

Mattison's Riverwalk Grille | 941.896.9660 | mattisons.com 

Mean Deans Local Kitchen | 941.251.5435 |  meandeanslocalkitchen.com

Michael John's | 941.747.8032 |  michaeljohnsrestaurant.com

PIER 22 Restaurant.Patio.Catering | 941.748.8087 | pier22dining.com 

Riverhouse Waterfront Restaurant | 941.729.0616 | riverhousefl.com


Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria

The Beach House Waterfront Restaurant | 941.779.2222 | beachhousedining.com 

Blue Marlin Seafood | 941.896.9737 | bluemarlinami.com 
Gulf Drive Café and Kokonut Hut | 941.778-1919 | gulfdrivetiki.com

Sandbar Seafood & Spirits | 941.778.0444 | sandbardining.com 

The Waterfront Restaurant on Anna Maria | 941.778-1515 | thewaterfrontrestaurant.net


Holiday Pies and Desserts-Call or order online to bring these sweet holiday treats home!

(Sarasota) The Oasis Cafe & Bakery | 941.957.1214 | theoasiscafe.net

(Sarasota) Michael's On East | 941.366.0007 | michaelsathome.com 

(Longboat Key) Euphemia Haye | 941.383.3633 | euphemiahaye.com 


Special Holiday Side Dishes-Call or order online to complete your holiday meal!

(Sarasota) Michael's On East | 941.366.0007 | michaelsathome.com

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