Sarasota Restaurants You Might Not Have Heard About

Looking for some excellent dining experiences while on vacation in Siesta Key? With a wide variety of hidden gems found around the area, there are plenty of new culinary experiences for you and your family to experience, right down the road from your Siesta Key beach resort.


Mirna’s Cuban Cuisine offers a unique dining experience that you cannot find anywhere else on the island. They pride themselves on their ability to craft all of their food from scratch and use only the freshest of local ingredients. Their customer satisfaction is their greatest priority. With a wide variety of Cuban dishes on the menu ranging from Palomilla Steak to their Salmon Con Queso, there is something on the menu for everyone. For an excellent Cuban dining experience in Siesta Key, Mirna’s Cuban Cuisine is the place to go. 

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State Street Eating House & Cocktails

State Street Eating House & Cocktails is a classic fine dining experience. If you are looking for a romantic five-course meal experience, this is your best option on the island. There are plenty of great seafood starters to choose from including crispy shrimp, fried calamari, and their house-cured salmon gravlax. For their main course dishes, they have a fan favorite in the NY Strip loin, the seared salmon, and the roasted cauliflower. Looking for lunch options? Not a problem! They serve a fresh ground burger served with American cheese and olive oil mayo. There is also a variety of house-made desserts including an apple cobbler, the S.S. skillet cookie, and a peanut butter pie!

Selva Grill

Selva’s Latin fusion cuisine is a marriage of exotic flavors from Latin America and the United States at large. Their specialty is an emphasis on Peruvian dishes that recognize the contribution of Asian Immigrants to Peru, who fused their cuisine and techniques with that of the local fare. Selva’s Latin fusion cuisine includes a wide variety of ceviche to start your meal. With everything from the Wahoo ceviche to the mayo shrimp ceviche, there is something for everyone. For a truly unique dining experience, Selva’s Latin fusion cuisine is an excellent choice.

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Mediterraneo is a classic Italian restaurant with an emphasis on artisanal and contemporary northern Italian cuisine. For lunch, there are plenty of exquisite sandwiches including the tomato basil with mozzarella, the turkey provolone, and the pastrami with mushroom and red peppers. For their dinner main courses, they have a Bolognese lasagna and linguine mare, which comes with a wide variety of fresh seafood from the area. For a great Italian food experience, Mediterraneo is the way to go. 

New Pass Grill and Bait Shop

New Pass Grill is an excellent breakfast and lunch spot in Siesta Key. For breakfast, there are your classic egg options served with sausage, ham, and bacon. For lunch, they have their renowned seafood dishes that include their shrimp basket, a grouper sandwich, a clam basket, and their traditional fish sandwich served with cod. For dessert, choose from options like fudge bars, vanilla cones, and their renowned ice cream sandwiches. For a menu that will have something for everyone with a stunning view while you eat, the New Pass Grill is an excellent option.

Yoder’s Restaurant & Amish Village

Lastly, Yoder’s Restaurant & Amish Village is an old-fashioned restaurant known for its hearty American and Amish cuisine. Renowned for their homemade pies, they have everything from apple to pumpkin, rhubarb, pecan, and every other sweet pie you can think of. Looking for something savory? Yoder’s Restaurant & Amish Village is known for its fried chicken that is hand-breaded and cooked in the southern style. For something different, Yoder’s Restaurant & Amish Village is must stop for everyone visiting the island. 

You can find each of these Siesta Key restaurants just a short drive away from almost all hotels near Siesta Key.

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Once you’re done sampling the mouthwatering cuisine from the best Sarasota restaurants, head to one of our hotel rooms to gear up for another exciting day ahead.

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