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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in Sarasota / Bradenton

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining in Sarasota / Bradenton? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of La Mucca Ballerina restaurant
4.7
4.7 (569)
$30 and under
Italian
Sarasota
About the restaurant
A Tradition In Authentic Italian Cooking!
We are the Zappaterreno Family and for more than 20 years we’ve owned, operated and crafted fresh comfort food our restaurant, Agriturismo La Mucca Ballerina in Rome, Italy. Chef Mario Zappaterreno and family's latest outpost.
At an early age, Chef Mario learned from his grandmother that the true Italian dining experience is more than just the food, it’s the combination of a welcoming environment where fresh homemade pasta and mozzarella, hand-picked vegetables and the right seasoning ingredients welcomes friends with open arms. Our Italian farmhouse style in downtown Sarasota is a true taste of Rome! Transport yourself to a agriturismo villa in Rome for the evening and enjoy the warm atmosphere and welcoming service + truly authentic cuisine.
For this simple formula of creating the fresh and flavorful food we loved growing up, our restaurant in Rome is successful... and to which I know bring to our new home in Sarasota.

Top review
anthonyfvip
Dined on May 4, 2024
By far the Best and most Authentic Italian food this city has ever had! Absolutely Fantastic!!!
A photo of Farlow's on The Water restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1069)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Rotonda
About the restaurant
Relax and enjoy yourself as you savor some of the tastiest dishes the Caribbean has to offer. Growing up as a child in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, I came to love the local cuisine and the abundance of fresh seafood on the island. Love of the Caribbean and its food have helped make this restaurant a reality. My wonderful wife, Laurie, has a passion for Southern cooking and you will find a splendid southern twist in the menu, such as the Kentucky Hot Brown, Corn Pudding and Fried Green Tomatoes.

All our food is made fresh daily. The herbs used in our delicious dishes are grown in our garden here at the restaurant. We invite you to tour the garden and allow your taste buds to be teased by the scent of parsley, basil and rosemary and walk our boardwalk to see what’s jumping.

Thank you for visiting the Farlow’s on the Water website. We hope you choose to visit our restaurant soon.

Top review
SteveG
Dined 2 days ago
Justin, our server, was excellent. The food was good and we enjoyed our dinner.
A photo of Cest La Vie restaurant
4.6
4.6 (126)
$30 and under
French
Sarasota
About the restaurant
C'est la Vie Downtown! Authentic French Bistrot. Serving Classic French cuisine in a rustic provençal atmosphere. Only downtown location is doing dinner.
We also offer a spacious outdoor dinning garden terrace with a beautiful shady oak tree and illuminating string lights.
Our Artisan bakery and the quality of our pastries will have you feeling like you are in the heart of Paris.
Opened since 1997 by Christophe and Geraldine Coutelle, we collected over the years many awards from Best French Restaurant to Best french bakery. Located on Main street - Downtown Sarasota.
Come and join us for a delightful evening.

Top review
Franz42vip
Dined on May 10, 2024
Only our second time dining here, but will definitely be back. The food quality was outstanding. Service was excellent and the entire experience was a tremendous value.
A photo of Captain Eddies Seafood restaurant
4.4
4.4 (72)
$30 and under
Seafood
Nokomis
About the restaurant
Captain Eddies Seafood serves only the freshest seafood from the Gulf of Mexico provided by local fisherman. Reservations for parties of six or more and for inside seating only. We do not take reservations for the Tiki Bar area outside.
Top review
Anns
Dined on May 12, 2024
Server was incredible. We live here and get oysters everywhere, these were by far some of the largest we have ever had. The ceaser salad dressing was great ordered it with grilled scallops for a 12.00 up charge. It had only for scallops, which was disappointing,because they were small. Mt daughters got the grilled shrimp and loved it. I got the captain’s platter. The fried oysters were awesome!They were out of Cole slaw and baked potatoes for sides. I got pickled beets and fried Zucchini,which was good….the platter was all very good until I found two very long black hairs, I have blond hair. I was done. The server took it off the bill and felt horrible. We still tipped on the bill that It would have been if she didn’t take the meal off. With this being said, we will go back.
A photo of Floridays Woodfire Grill & Bar restaurant
4.3
4.3 (72)
$31 to $50
American
Bradenton
About the restaurant
Floridays Woodfire Grill & Bar is a casual waterfront restaurant inspired by classic Florida fish houses, accented by sport fishing memorabilia, weathered wood, rustic shutters and bright colors. With great views of the water from the indoor dining room and our huge outdoor patio and bar, Floridays is the meeting place for tourists and locals alike to sample the best the area has to offer. From fresh caught fish and local produce to tropical drinks, ice cold beer and friendly engaging service, we celebrate the things that make Florida unique in an energizing and addicting atmosphere.

A one-of-a-kind weekend brunch will be a highlight for locals and visitors.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Waitress was amazing. Food was delicious and plentiful. I have been twice and really enjoyed my meals. Breading was a little heavy both meals and a tad over fried.
A photo of Rocco's Tacos - Sarasota restaurant
4.2
4.2 (365)
$30 and under
Mexican
Lakewood Ranch
About the restaurant
Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar Sarasota serves a diverse menu of authentic Mexican food in a vibrant, casual atmosphere, for locals and tourists alike. Rocco's passion for bringing the best of Mexico's flavor AND fun to life is felt as soon as you walk in the door. Our attention to authentic, fresh Mexican flavors and ingredients can be tasted in all our dishes - enjoy fresh guacamole prepared table side, house made margaritas, and Rocco's uniquely inspired signature tacos. From lunch to late night, for dinner or take out, there is something special waiting for you every day of the week. Be sure to stop in for our daily Happy Hour specials and our famous weekend Bottomless Brunch.
Top review
PamelaP
Dined 6 days ago
Very noisy place. Music was too loud. However, food tasted great!
A photo of P.F. Chang's - Sarasota restaurant
4.1
4.1 (397)
$30 and under
Chinese
Sarasota
About the restaurant
We are an Asian & Chinese restaurant offering dine-in, takeout, to-go, delivery, and catering. Make a reservation online to dine in. Order Asian and Chinese food delivery, takeout, and catering online or through the P.F. Chang's mobile app. Let us cater the perfect feast for you - corporate office catering menus are also available. P.F. Chang's offers a variety of signature Asian, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Mongolian, and Chinese food dishes including Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Chicken Pad Thai, Signature Lo Mein, Fried Rice, Mongolian Beef, Chang's Spicy Chicken, and Pork and Shrimp Dumplings. Order online for sushi delivery and takeout. Many gluten-free and vegetarian menu items are available. Try our seasonal cocktails and seasonal menu items.
Top review
MarinaE
Dined on Apr 24, 2024
Our waiter Tony was absolutely amazing, excellent! Thank you for making our experience delightful!
A photo of Kona Grill - Sarasota restaurant
3.9
3.9 (1358)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Sarasota
About the restaurant
Welcome to Kona Grill Sarasota at the Mall at University Town Center. Kona Grill is a classic American Grill with great steak and seafood - complemented by the best choice of sushi and margaritas at any grill in America. Kona Grill features a global menu of contemporary American favorites, award-winning sushi, and specialty craft cocktails in a polished, casual atmosphere. From brunch & lunch to dinner & happy hour, the restaurant offers a range of freshly prepared dishes from the grill, seasonal menu items and fan-favorite dishes across all dayparts. Kona Grill offers both indoor and outdoor patio dining at all its locations, $3, $6, $9 happy hour offered weekdays & NEW weekend brunch, guided by a passion for quality food and exceptional service.



Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
We always enjoy the food. Great live music. Can’t really go wrong.
A photo of The Point kitchen + cocktails + sunset restaurant
3.9
3.9 (349)
$30 and under
American
Osprey
About the restaurant
The Point offers casual, waterfront dining on Little Sarasota Bay. Our atmosphere balances a new and old Florida feel with relaxation, good food, great cocktails and most importantly, quality service. Come join us!
Top review
ThomasD
Dined on May 5, 2024
This was our second time to The Pointe and completely enjoyed our experience. Service was excellent and we were pleasantly surprised that it was not crowded. Our food was good and fairly priced. I had the snapper and wife had the lobster roll. We find the setting on the bay to be so beautiful.
A photo of Main Street Trattoria restaurant
3.8
3.8 (144)
$30 and under
Italian
Lakewood Ranch
About the restaurant
Main Street Trattoria is a casual, fine dining Italian eatery in the highly desired area of Florida known as Lakewood Ranch. Our cooked to order Italian dishes are sure to leave a lasting impression.

We are excited to welcome Chef Alejandro with his 16 years of culinary experience! Main Street Trattoria is rolling out a new, mouthwatering menu featuring the return of a signature 4 cheese Lasagna topped in Bolognaise, Build Your Own Pasta, and Larry's favorite: Spicy Rigatoni Calabrese. Also featuring a custom wine menu designed personally for Main Street Trattoria from the expertise of a Level 1 Sommelier. Be sure to save room for dessert as we are now offering fresh, in-house made Tiramisu, Cheesecake and Creme Brule.

Come enjoy a meal in our family friendly atmosphere featuring an open kitchen or relax outside at one of our many tables shaded by umbrellas. Be sure check to out our Happy Hour features offered from 3pm - 6pm.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 4, 2024
It has gotten better and better each time we go. Look forward to next trip.
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