Relatively new to the area, SarasotaFoodie “Hot Spots” are those exciting, busy restaurants receiving a lot of media buzz and much deserved attention. We recommend you call in advance for seating and hours of operation on any Hot Spot on our blog. Some are busier at different times of the day or week. Others may still be going through growing pains and we wish them all the very best! They deserve their “Hot Spot” designation.

American

A Little Something Different at Brick’s Smoked Meats

An Epicurean Adventure at Michael’s on East

Artisan Cheese Company

Beulah

Blue Rooster

Bob’s Train

Bottomless Mimosas at The Rusty Bucket!

Bravo Coastal Bar & Kitchen

Brick’s Smoked Meats

Brunch and Brushes at The Art Ovation Hotel

BurgerFi

Clásico Cafe & Bar

Cobb CinéBistro Features Movies With Taste

Daily Eats

Duffy’s Sports Grill

Duval’s New World Cuisine

Fresh Kitchen

Gentile Bros. Authentic Philadelphia Cheesesteaks & Hoagies

H2O Bistro

H2O Bistro at Hotel Indigo

J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe

Jack Dusty – A Year Later . . .

Jack Dusty – Spring 2017

Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine & Crafted Cocktails

Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails

Lido Beach Restaurant

M.A.D.E.

Mandeville Beer Garden

Newk’s Eatery

Oak & Stone

Oak & Stone – Sunday Brunch

Phillippi Creek Village Restaurant and Oyster Bar – Fall 2019

Prime Serious Steak

Shore Diner

Social Eatery & Bar

State Street Eating House + Cocktails

Station 400

Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse

The Capital Grille – The Generous Pour Summer Wine Event

The Clever Monkey Craft Grill & Bar

The Parrot Patio Bar & Grill

The Starlite Room

Tommy Bahama Restaurant

Wagyu & Wine at Capital Grille

White Buffalo Saloon

Yoder’s Restaurant

Bakery

Ben’s Soft Pretzels

Bravo Coastal Bar & Kitchen

The Bazaar on Apricot and Lime

Barbeque

A Little Something Different at Brick’s Smoked Meats

Brick’s Smoked Meats

Brick’s Smoked Meats Celebrates One Year Anniversary

How Cool is THIS!!!

Nancy’s Bar-B-Q

Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse

The Bazaar on Apricot and Lime

White Buffalo Saloon

Breakfast and Lunch

Artisan Cheese Company

Audrey’s Jamaican Cuisine

Bottomless Mimosas at The Rusty Bucket!

Brunch and Brushes at The Art Ovation Hotel

Daily Eats

Fresh Start Cafe

Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine & Crafted Cocktails

Station 400

Sun Garden Cafe

The Breakfast House

The Toasted Mango Cafe

Yoder’s Restaurant

Chinese

Dim Sum King

Yummy House Chinese

Yuniku Endless Sushi & Hibachi

Colombian

Mi Sitio Mercado y Restaurante Latino

Continental Cuisine

Baker & Wife

Clásico Cafe & Bar

Duval’s New World Cuisine

Element Modern Mediterranean Grill – Monthly Wine Dinner

Grove Restaurant, Patio & Ballroom

Head “Up To The Creek” This Summer!

La Fiamma Ristorante Italiano.

Lolita Tartine

Miguel’s French Continental Cuisine

Ophelia’s on the Bay

Overture Restaurant at Art Ovation Hotel – ACT II

Ridley’s Porch

Viento Kitchen & Bar at Zota Beach Resort

Cuban

Bodegon Criollo Cuban Cuisine

CeviChef Peruvian & Cuban Cuisine

J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe

Rincon Cubano

Diner

Metro Diner Opens New Locations in North and South Sarasota County

Shore Diner

Farm-To-Table

Boca Sarasota

Phillippi Farmhouse Market

Screaming Goat Taqueria

Weekend Brunch at element Modern Mediterranean Grill

French cuisine

Lolita Tartine

Miguel’s French Continental Cuisine

Fusion

Portuguese Cuisine Comes Home to Amore

German

Curry Up King

Gluten Free

Bavaro’s Napoletana & Pastaria

Boca Sarasota

Fresh Kitchen

Grove Restaurant, Patio & Ballroom

Screaming Goat Taqueria

Greek

Blu Kouzina

Opa! Opa! Authentic Greek Restaurant

The Greek Taverna

Indian

Curry Station

Flavors of India

Italian

Amore Restaurant

Andrea’s – The Art of Food and Wine

Andrea’s – The Art of Food and Wine

Bavaro’s Napoletana & Pastaria

Beulah

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza

Bravo Italian Mediterranean

Café Baci

Cafe BarBosso

Cas Antica

Date Night in Sarasota

Dolce Italia

Element Modern Mediterranean Grill

Goodfellas Café & Winery

Italian Tradition

La Fiamma Ristorante Italiano.

Luna Rossa Osteria Italiano

Napulé Ristorante Italiano

Portuguese Cuisine Comes Home to Amore

Sardinia Restaurant

Social Eatery & Bar

Valentino Pizzeria Trattoria

Jamaican

Audrey’s Jamaican Cuisine

Japanese

DaRuMa Japanese Steak House and Sushi Lounge

Drunken Poet Cafe

Goichi Sushi Cafe

Jpan Restaurant Sushi Bar

The Star Thai & Sushi Restaurant

Tsunami Sushi and Hibachi Grill

Yo! Japanese Street Food and Sushi

Yume Sushi Restaurant

Yuniku

Yuniku Endless Sushi & Hibachi

Mediterranean

Bavaro’s Napoletana & Pastaria

Bravo Italian Mediterranean

Element Modern Mediterranean Grill

Fresh Start Cafe

Portuguese Cuisine Comes Home to Amore

The Greek Taverna

Viento Kitchen + Bar at Zota Beach Resort

Weekend Brunch at element Modern Mediterranean Grill

Mexican/Tex-Mex

Guerrero’s Bakery and Restaurant

Jalisco Mexican Grill

Plaza Mexico Bar & Grill

Poppo’s Taqueria

Screaming Goat Taqueria

The Grasshopper – El Chapulin

Peruvian

Brasa & Pisco

CeviChef Peruvian & Cuban Cuisine

Pet friendly outdoor dining

Bavaro’s Napoletana & Pastaria

Boca Sarasota

Bravo Coastal Bar & Kitchen

Dining with Your Best (4-Legged) Friend

Screaming Goat Taqueria

Sun Garden Cafe

The Bazaar on Apricot and Lime

The Starlite Room

Portuguese

Portuguese Cuisine Comes Home to Amore

Seafood

A Surprise Venue at Creekside Trader

Big Water Fish Market

Blu Kouzina

Bravo Coastal Bar & Kitchen

Grove Restaurant, Patio & Ballroom

It’s Stone Crab Season! at Phillippi Creek Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Jack Dusty – A Year Later . . .

Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine & Crafted Cocktails

Lido Beach Restaurant

Lucky Pelican Bistro

Owen’s Fish Camp

Phillippi Creek Village Restaurant and Oyster Bar – Fall 2019

Ridley’s Porch

Veg – A Vegetarian & Seafood Eatery

Veronica’s Fish and Oyster Bar

Viento Kitchen & Bar at Zota Beach Resort

Spanish

Screaming Goat Taqueria

Sports Bars

Duffy’s Sports Grill

Oak & Stone – Sunday Brunch

The Parrot Patio Bar & Grill

Steak House

Element Modern Mediterranean Grill

Weekend Brunch at element Modern Mediterranean Grill

Thai Food

Drunken Poet Cafe

Isan Thai Restaurant

The Star Thai & Sushi Restaurant

Yuniku Endless Sushi & Hibachi

Vegetarian/Vegan/Raw Foods

Beauty of Sprouts

Boca Sarasota

Bravo Coastal Bar & Kitchen

Curry Station

Fresh Kitchen

Ionie Raw Food Cafe

Keep Your New Year’s Resolution with White Picket Produce!

Screaming Goat Taqueria

Taste of Asia

Veg – A Vegetarian & Seafood Eatery