Where is the Best Seafood in Sarasota, Florida?

Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/callmewhatever/9614540209/So many restaurants throughout the Sarasota area specialize in seafood. It's very difficult to pick just one to the be called the best. However, it's possible to narrow it down to a short list of great places you must try. Here are the top seafood restaurants in Sarasota, in no particular order.

Moore's Stone Crab - 800 Broadway Street, Longboat Key

This restaurant isn't much to look at from the outside, but as soon as you step inside, you will smell the delicious aroma in the area. The menu is full of great choices from local oysters to gulf shrimp and so much more. Of course, when stone crabs are in season, this is the best place to find them near Sarasota.

Bayside Dining Room at Marina Jack - 2 Marina Plz, Sarasota

It doesn't get much better than the Bayside Dining Room at Marina Jack. The panoramic views of the Sarasota Bay, downtown and marina are absolutely magnificent. Of course, the seafood on the menu is also quite good with dishes, such as Oysters Rockefeller, lump crab cakes and the Captain Jacks seafood platter.

Saltwater Cafe - 1071 North Tamiami Trail, Nokomis

Saltwater Cafe is a family-owned establishment and provides plenty of great seafood dishes. They also feature pizza, steak and pasta on the menu. If you enjoy live entertainment, while dining, this is the place for you.

Coasters Seafood - 1600 Stickney Point Road, Sarasota

Coasters doesn't serve the traditional Florida-style seafood dishes. Instead, they provide dishes from New England and the Caribbean. The seafood here is wonderful and many of the dishes are quite unique.

These are just a few of the many great seafood restaurants found throughout Sarasota. Try them all and find out which one you like the best.

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