Please contact us directly by filling out our contact form. VRBO and Homeaway charge fees to guests using their websites to make inquiries. Speaking to us directly will save you 10% or more on your vacation!
World Famous Beaches and glorious sunsets need only one thing to make it a perfect vacation, and that’s food. We have collected a list of some of the wonderful restaurants that provide gourmet diners and fish shack nibblers a wide range of choices.
Blue Dolphin Café
A fast and friendly breakfast and lunch. The menu includes omelets, sandwiches, wraps, waffles, griddlecakes and health-conscious dishes – at reasonable prices. 7:00am-3:00pm daily in season – 8:00am – 3:00pm (May-November). Dinner on Fridays (December to April) with reservations. 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. (941) 383-3787.
Located in the Centre Shops, this trattoria on Longboat Key has great brick-oven pizza, linguine in fresh clam sauce, veal scaloppine and other Italian favorites. Dinner 4:30pm-10:00pm. 5370 Gulf Of Mexico Drive (in the Centre Shops), (941) 383-0010
Providing fine dining since 1980, this romantic restaurant offers a variety of classical and eclectic dishes. Try the Haye Loft for a fine selection of coffees, spirits and desserts accompanied by nightly live music. Sunday-Thursday 6:00pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00-10:00pm. The Haye Loft is open 6:00pm-11:00pm. 5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. (941) 383-3633; www.euphemiahaye.com
Harry’s Continental Kitchens
Harry’s incorporates fine dining, gourmet deli and premier catering. Try the upscale cozy Florida style restaurant for dinner or lunch. Grab a gourmet sandwich or dinner to go at the deli and order your beach party platters with catering. Lunch 11:00am-2:30pm, Dinner 5:00pm-9:30pm, Sunday Brunch 10:00am-2:30pm. 525 St. Judes Drive, Longboat Key. Reservations are suggested for the Dining Room. (941) 383-0777; www.harryskitchen.com
This cozy nook in Whitney Beach Plaza at the island’s north end is open daily for breakfast and lunch. Evenings are for private functions. Monday-Saturday 7:00am-2:30pm, Sunday 8:00am-1:00pm. 6836 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. (941) 383-0689
Established in 1911, this Florida classic on Sarasota Bay has fabulous views. Try a steamer pot out on the patio or dine inside. 11:30am-10:00pm daily. 760 Broadway, Longboat Key or by sea to Marker 39.
Mattison’s Steakhouse at the Plaza
Hand-cut aged steaks and a wide menu of delicious dinners and wines by one of Sarasota’s favorite chefs, Paul Mattison. Bar opens at 5:00 nightly; dinner starts at 6:00. 525 Bay Isles Parkway, Longboat Key. (941) 387-2700; www.mattisons.com.
Moore’s Stone Crab
Great Florida fresh seafood in a casual atmosphere that overlooks Sarasota Bay. Stone crab season is mid-October through mid-May. 11:30-9:30 daily. 800 Broadway, Longboat Key. (941) 383-1748