[The Dish] Kick Off Summer Dining on the Suncoast

Things are heating up here in the Sarasota-Manatee area and we’ve got a guide to keep you satisfied all summer long! Whether you are looking for a delicious burger or fresh seafood, these waterside restaurants will guarantee to satisfy any of your cravings. Here are 7 local spots we want you to give a try this summer.

Summer Dining on the Suncoast

 Beach House Waterfront Restaurant

The Beach House Waterfront Restaurant is set on 650 feet of pristine Gulf front beach, the restaurant was purchased in 1993 by Ed Chiles. His vision of a moderately priced restaurant serving great seafood both indoors and outdoors transformed into what is the Beach House Restaurant. You can find delicious fish tacos to NY strip steak – there is something for everyone! Their climate friendly outdoor deck provides beautiful oceanfront vistas and signature Anna Maria Island sunsets on display every evening. This is a Manatee County MUST!

Pier 22 Restaurant • Patio • Catering

Pier 22 is a foodie's riverside paradise, with a welcoming ambiance and a wide-ranging selection of scratch-made meals. Serving delicious flatbreads, fresh salads, and every seafood you could wish for, there is no wrong choice to make! The stunning Manatee River views and an active onsite marina captivate guests not to be outdone by the chef's local Gulf-Coast fish offerings and fresh game dishes that often take center stage. For a true authentic waterfront dining experience, look no further than PIER 22 in historic downtown, Bradenton!

Riverhouse Waterfront Restaurant

The Riverhouse Waterfront Restaurant sits right on the Manatee River and features three distinct dining options under one roof bringing an exclusive waterfront experience to Palmetto’s historic district. Located on the ground level is their full-service bar and restaurant, the Reef & Grill, along with a casual, waterfront patio bar, the Snook Deck. On the second floor, you’ll find their elevated coastal kitchen, called The Second Floor. In addition to their natural aesthetic and clever hints of nostalgia, the common thread among their three concepts is the coastal charm & breathtaking sunset view. There are landside and seaside entrees for all!

Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub 

The Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub is a local treasure rich in history with a casual, laid-back, authentic Florida atmosphere. Search no further because this charming restaurant is top-rated for serving the most locally sourced seafood and heritage items the area has to offer. Mar Vista’s private dock with 14 convenient slips awaits you. Plus, they have a private beach, which includes dining under the trees or on the covered patio. Their pub has a full bar and a convenient package service with beer and wine. Dine with Mar Vista for an original Florida moment.

Savor September at Fins at Sharky's



Pencil Fins into your upcoming lunch or dinner plans - Savor SEPTEMBER begins Tuesday, September 7th!

Savor the food & soak in the views while you experience all that Fins has to offer with a delectable prix fixe 3-course lunch or dinner starting at $28. Choose one starter, one entree & one dessert to build an unforgettable meal. There's no better way to celebrate the beginning of Fall than with fantastic global cuisine & the prettiest Gulf views in town! View our spectacular Savor September menu above.

Reservations are highly recommended. Don't miss out on these delicious dishes! Savor September will be available all month long through Thursday, September 30th. Call us at 941-999-3467 or visit our website to reserve your table.

*Please note that the Savor September will be unavailable from September 13th through 15th.

Reserve Your Table!


Fins at Sharky's
1600 Harbor Drive South
Venice, FL 34285

(941) 999-FINS (3467)


Mother's Day at Fins, Sharky's, and Snook Haven


Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Moms out there!

Here's how we're celebrating Mom at Sharky's, Fins and Snook Haven.


Sharky's Mother's Day Specials

Celebrate Mom at Sharky's this Mother's Day (Sunday, May 9th)! Treat her to an unforgettable dining experience, smack dab on the Gulf. We're accepting reservations - give us a call at 941-488-1456 to reserve your table. Check out our delectable Mother's Day specials above.

As a gift to our guests, we'll be setting up a beachfront photo booth for family-friendly fun! Snap a photo to remember with Mom amid a breathtaking backdrop on her special day. We'll have staff on hand to help you capture the perfect keepsake photo opportunity.

Make This Valentine's Day One to Remember!

Celebrate love & soak in the best Gulf views in town at Fins.at Sharky's. The Dinner Menu will be available all day! CLICK HERE to make your reservations.  There's no better way to say, "I love you," than with fantastic culinary creations, fine wines and phenomenal Gulf views. Order off of our delicious dinner menu all day long! ...

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...

Savor Sarasota Continues at Fins at Sharky's

Savor the food & savor the view! Enjoy a 3-course Dinner ($32) featuring Fins' fantastic culinary creations. Click HERE to view our spectacular NEW Savor Sarasota menu. We've made things easy and listed our wine pairing recommendations, too! 


 Enjoy lite bites & drink specials at Fins daily from 4 to 6 PM. Grab a seat on the cocktail deck or at the bar! We'll have a brand-new menu waiting for you You can order for dine-in AND to-go from our regular menus! We also have wine, beer & packaged alcohol available for takeout. Simply call ahead to place your order, then pick it up...

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://www.eatlikealocal.com/

©2022 Copyright
Sarasota-Manatee Originals
1215D S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239

The Sarasota-Manatee Originals are proudly supported by Sysco