Sarasota-Manatee Originals Restaurant Week

A Chance to “Dine to the Nines” October 1-14

SARASOTA, Fla. (September 17, 2018) – The Sarasota-Manatee Originals are thrilled to announce the return of Eat Like a Local Restaurant WeekOctober 1-14. Celebrating its third annual restaurant week, guests can “Dine to the Nines” this year at nearly 50 local and independently owned restaurants featuring specially priced breakfast, lunch and dinner prix fixe menu selections. Breakfast and lunch menus are priced at $9, $19 or $29, and dinner menus at either $19, $29 or $39, depending on the restaurant.

“Eat Like a Local Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to try our some of the most outstanding locally owned restaurants in Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, Longboat Key, Sarasota, Siesta Key and Venice,” said Sarah Firstenberger, Executive Director of the Sarasota-Manatee Originals. “With nearly every type of culinary experience imaginable represented, this is the perfect time to taste your way through our award-winning local restaurants.”

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Due to its overwhelming success, the annual restaurant week has been extended to two weeks (Oct. 1-14), allowing visitors and locals more time to explore the area’s amazing culinary landscape, added Firstenberger. Local favorites returning this year are Bijou Café, Mattison's and PIER 22. Diners are asked to share their experiences on social using the hashtag #EatLikeaLocal941.

For more information, visit to view participating restaurants and menu options, which are updated daily.

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About the Sarasota-Manatee Originals
The Sarasota-Manatee Originals is a group of locally owned restaurants who share a passion for dining excellence and commitment to our community. With more than 50 restaurants the group has become the go-to resource for an “Eat Like a Local” experience. For more information, call 941-365-2800 or visit

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Enjoy $5 exclusive Pier specials!
It’s gorgeous on Anna Maria Island…come back to the island and help us bring all the locals back to help out all businesses on the island in September…THNX. You can't beat the beautiful views from the waterway at the Pier. And we're welcoming September with equally unbeatable deals available only at our Pier location! Whatever you're in the mood for... we've got you covered. Stop by and visit AMOB on the Pier to enjoy: 

$5 All You Can Eat fluffy Pancakes

$5 Bud Light Pitchers

$5 Fish Tacos (2) and an Ice Cold Margarita


THANK YOU for 21 years!
Hard to believe it's been TWENTY-ONE years since we opened our 1st O’Bar in town…September 15th, 1997! From our guests to the team, we can't thank you all enough for the continued support year after year. And since we're finally 21... we'd say it's time to party! So on Saturday September 15th, 2018 only… we're celebrating like it's '97 by rolling back our prices to opening day... $4.99 for our award-winning All You Can Eat Fish & Chips and $2.10 for Margaritas, Well Cocktails, and Select Drafts. Come party with us on September 15!


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