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EAT OUT OR TAKE OUT WITH AN ORIGINAL THIS CHRISTMAS EVE

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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 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 - Dine In | Take Out

Cassariano Italian Eatery | 941.485.0507 | cassariano.com - Open Lunch Only

The Crow's Nest Restaurant & Marina | 941.484.9551 | crowsnest-venice.com - Dine In | Take Out

Fins at Sharky's | 941.999.3467 | finsatsharkys.com - Dine In | Take Out

Paradise Grill | 941.786.1524 | paradisegrillfl.com - Lunch Only

Pop's Sunset Grill | 941.488.3177 | popsunsetgrill.com - Dine In | Take Out


Siesta Key

Cafe Gabbiano | 941.349.1423 | cafegabbiano.com - Dine In | Take Out

Miguel's Restaurant | 941.349.4024 | miguelsrestaurant.net - Dine In | Take Out

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


Sarasota

Bevardi's Salute! Restaurant | 941.365.1020 | salutesarasota.com  -  Dine In | Take Out

The Bijou Café | 941.366.8111 | bijoucafe.net Dine In | Take Out

Brick's Smoked Meats | 941.993.1435 | brickssmokedmeats.com  -  Dine In | Take Out

Cafe Baci | 941.928.4848 | cafebacisarasota.com

Duval's.Fresh.Local.Seafood | 941.312.4001 | duvalsfreshlocalseafood.com  - Dine In | Take Out

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

Mattison's City Grille | 941.330.0440 | mattisons.com - Dine In | Take Out

Mattison's Forty - One | 941.921.3400 | mattisons.com - Dine In | Take Out

Michael's On East | 941.366.0007 | bestfood.com - Dine In | Take Out

The Oasis Cafe & Bakery | 941.957.1214 | theoasiscafe.net - Dine In | Take Out

The Original Egg | 941.922.2868 | theoriginalegg.com - Dine In | Take Out

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

Pacific Rim | 941.330.8071 | pacificrimsarasota.com - Dine In | Take Out

Roessler's Restaurant | 941.966.5688 | roesslersrestaurant.com

State Street Eating House + Cocktails | 941.951.1533 | statestreetsrq.com - Dine In | Take Out


Lakewood Ranch & UTC

GROVE Restaurant.Patio.Ballroom | 941.893.4321 | grovelwr.com - Dine In | Take Out


Longboat Key

Euphemia Haye | 941.383.3633 | euphemiahaye.com Dine In | Take Out

Harry's Continental Kitchens | 941.383.0777 | harryskitchen.com - Dine In | Take Out

Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub | 941.383.2391 | marvisitadining.com  - Dine In | Take Out


Bradenton and Palmetto

Birdrock Taco Shack | 941.545.9966 | - Dine In | Take Out

Mattison's Riverwalk Grille | 941.896.9660 | mattisons.com - Dine In | Take Out

PIER 22 Restaurant.Patio.Catering | 941.748.8087 | pier22dining.com - Dine In | Take Out

Riverhouse Waterfront Restaurant | 941.729.0616 | riverhousefl.com


Bradenton Beach and Anna Maria

The Beach House Waterfront Restaurant | 941.779.2222 | beachhousedining.com 

Sandbar Seafood & Spirits | 941.778.0444 | sandbardining.com 


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) The Bijou Café | 941.366.8111 | bijoucafe.net - Famous Pommes Gratin Dauphinoise

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

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