The Englewood area has some of the best restaurants around! The options are practically endless and include something for everyone! Below you will find some of the top, locally owned and operated picks for each area.
This locally owned and operated restaurant is a must-stop! Great atmosphere, and fabulous food! 2 things to try – the Kentucky Fried Green Tomatoes and their house specialty – the Fish Tacos! They are served with a tropical Kiwi Pico de Gallo and mango remoulade – it is the perfect Floridian twist on a classic.
Englewood's on Dearborn is the spot for outside Tropical Dining - Three bars, a great affordable menu, and the best local, national and international musicians performing nightly.
Artur’s Restaurant is a true culinary art based on the tradition of Polish & American flavors. Artur's offers a large indoor dining area with 2 bars as well as a lovely outdoor patio which often showcases local musicians.
Located in the heart of Old Englewood on Dearborn Street, La Stanza's has a large indoor dining area and lively bar. Each meal is prepared fresh and individually so you may wait a bit longer for your meal but it is totally worth the wait!
Mango Bistro is located on lively Dearborn Street. Their menu includes buddha bowls, grilled paninis and burritos, gourmet wraps, authentic French crêpes, heartwarming soups, garden fresh salads, healthy breakfasts, Organic superfood smoothies, mouthwatering desserts, hand-picked wines and beers, fun cocktails and specialty coffee and teas. Vegan?? They also offer a whole separate vegan menu as well as gluten free menu. Their outdoor patio is a fun place to sit and enjoy a great breakfast or lunch.
Landy's is a casual dining restaurant that serves up fresh seafood and delicious aged Certified Angus Beef and all hand butchered meats. The laid back atmosphere makes Landy's the perfect place to gather with friends and family for happy hour, a special occasion, or just to watch your favorite team play at the bar. So kick back, relax and watch the manatees go by!
Located in the heart of Old Englewood Village, Vino Loco Gourmet offers a Wine Bar, Tapas Restaurant and Retail Wine & Cheese Shop.
Voted "Best of Englewood" 36 times in various categories! At mama's you will enjoy authentic Italian cuisine and the best hand tossed pizza in town! * Mama's was severely damaged during hurricane Ian and are working on building back stronger than ever, please check their website for updates on construction progress and reopening plans.
Authentic Italian dishes that even your Nonna would love! Continuously voted "Best Italian Food" in Charlotte County for over 32 years!
Lock n Key is located across the street from Englewood Beach and offers both indoor and outdoor seating. They offer a great menu selection and a laid-back casual beach atmosphere. If you like happy hour, this is the place to be, order a cocktail and try your hand at their happy hour pull tabs!
The SandBar located directly across from Englewood Beach is the place to be to enjoy great food, atmosphere, and people! They offer live music every day while eating or drinking in their air-conditioned dining room, outdoors on our dock overlooking the water, or even directly on their own beach!
The Wine Bistro is well known for its selection of fine wines, and great food. With an expansive outdoor patio, it is a perfect place to sip a cocktail, listen to live music, and watch a spectacular sunset. ** Unfortunately the Wine Bistro suffered severe damage during Hurricane Ian. They plan to completely rebuild and come back stronger than ever. Check their Facebook page for updates.
Magnolias on the Bay is an upscale restaurant on Manasota Key offering all outdoor seating. Choose to dine on their bistro-style front patio or on their covered back terrace for a stunning view of Lemon Bay. Arriving by boat? No problem, they have dockside parking available on a first come basis.
The Waverly overlooks Englewood Beach and offers one of the best seats in all of Englewood to watch the spectacular sunsets. While their upstairs dining area is still under repair from Hurricane Ian, they offer a lively outdoor patio/bar area with live music every weekend.
Ken & Barbs offers a pub-style menu with tons of apps, sandwiches, soups, salads, salads, burgers, and more! Inside you’ll find reclaimed wood finishes, old corrugated tin detail, and whitewashed columns. Outside you can eat and drink at the picnic table-style bar overlooking the lagoon, relax on the patio-style couches under the outdoor tin roof or play a game of bocce ball out front.
Amazing views, delicious food, frosty cocktails, and great people - Enjoy the most unique open-air waterfront dining experience in Englewood! The lighthouse Grill is also pet friendly, so bring your furry best friend!
Ricaltini's is located just off Placida Road and offers a full bar and grill. Live music can be enjoyed in the large outdoor eating area. Due to hurricane Ian's damage, they are operating on a cash-only basis and limited menu. Check their website for updates and changes.
Know as "The Pink" by locals, the Pink Elephant is a charming restaurant with great food and signature drinks.
Scarpa's is locally owned and run by a husband and wife team. They offer an extensive selection of Napa Valley and Italian imported wines. The full dinner menu includes amazing pasta dishes and fresh seafood.
The freshest seafood can be found at "The Temp". Enjoy an extensive menu as you dine in one of the most beautiful Old Florida atmospheres.
Located at the corner of 5th Street and East Railroad Avenue under the big Banyan tree, Sisters Restaurant offers the most mouth-watering Italian and affordable cuisine, made daily from only the freshest of premium ingredients, passionately created by their Chef, Monty Caputo.
The Point is the newest addition to the Evie’s Family. Located at the water’s edge of Little Sarasota Bay in Osprey, FL. The Point has three floors of casual waterfront dining. The ground floor offers a large seating area with two fire pits. A great location for any party or fundraising event. The second floor is the perfect place to enjoy a sit-down meal and watch the water. The third floor is dedicated to the sunset. Have a boat? Float on by and dock at The Point!
With 20 years of experience cooking in the finest restaurants, the staff is excited to present Local Pizza to you and all their guests. Serving their guest the finest and freshest ingredients that are sourced from local farmer's markets and cooked in a brick oven. Their caring and committed staff will ensure you have a fantastic experience with them. Their restaurant is available for private events: weddings, business lunches, dinners, cocktail receptions, and more. We refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant.
Providing their guest over 20 Tv's with the most current sporting events always playing, a fully stocked bar that includes local and craft beer, and a wide range of choices on the menu this is the place to come to sit back, enjoy the outdoor weather, and relax with family friends while watching the most watched sports.
Nestled on the Dona Bay Nomokos is one of the highly popular place to enjoy evening sunsets and enjoy live music! Serving handcrafted cocktails and a Caribbean inspired menu. Convenient boat parking is offered.
Enjoy the fresh, open air, with your toes in the sand along the Charlotte Harbor. Serving tropical drinks, beer, wine, and a full menu! TT's is one of the best locations on the water for sunsets, cocktails, and Punta Gorda's best lineup of live entertainment.
Fishermen's village is conveniently located between Sarasota and Fort Myers, Fishermen’s Village is the waterside event center and launching site for Florida fishing and recreation, culture and entertainment, shopping and dining.
The Celtic Ray is located in downtown Punta Gorda and offers the atmosphere of a traditional Irish Pub. You will find some of the best live entertainment around and if Trivia is your thing, they have trivia every Wednesday!
With 2 locations on Long Boat Key and St Armands Circle, this restaurant has been voted as one of the best places to eat in Sarasota for 2022. Long Boat Key Shore setting gives off a swanky, polished, upscale midcentury vibe with views of the Sarasota Bay from every seat! On the other hand Shore St Armands is a rooftop setting and when the weather is right transforms into an open-air environment that allows you to gaze at the stars while dining and socializing. Shore has a retail shop on the first floor that is a full resort lifestyle brand for men and women, made in the USA.
Situated in the heart of Burns Court an Old Florida Style cottage stands beneath a looming Banyan tree gifted by the one and only Thomas Edison. Named after a Sarasota developer, Owens Fish Camp is known as one of Sarasota's treasures. Serving fresh seafood straight from our very own Sarasota Bay, and featuring live music to enjoy it is the perfect setting to relax and socialize with your friends and family!
Inspired by Texas-style cooking “Low and slow”, Bricks is known as one of the best places to get BBQ in our area. Pairing smoked meats, chophouse favorites, and top-of-the-line tequila we can assure you will leave with a full belly. A very popular favorite among the locals is their bacon burnt ends and the pimento Mac N Cheese. So if you stop by be sure to try thoses two options.
Sharky's is located in the Shark's Tooth Capital of the world and nestled at the base of the famed Venice Fishing Pier, their beach-front restaurant offers a stunning view of the Gulf of Mexico. If you are looking for a fun and festive atmosphere, a place to soak up some sunshine and catch a sunset or savor live music, Sharky's is the place for you!
Situated directly on the beach overlooking the coveted Venice Fishing Pier, Fins at Sharkey's pairs exquisite culinary creations with magnificent views of the Gulf of Mexico. Their seafood and sushi are always fresh.
Located in the heart of downtown Venice, the Daiquiri deck offers a full menu of great food along with the largest selection of frozen cocktails.
The Crow’s Nest Restaurant & Marina, Venice’s Waterfront Landmark since 1976. The Crow’s Nest Restaurant & Marina is home to a gorgeous dining room overlooking the water, second-floor porch dining, our pub-style Tavern downstairs, and a full-service Marina.
Looking for a great steak? Chaz 51 Steakhouse is Venice Florida's premier steakhouse. They offer prime Angus beef, and fresh seafood and have a fantastic fine wine selection.
Cassariano's is a locally owned restaurant that offers contemporary Italian cuisine. You can't go wrong with anything, especially the pasta dishes. There is a small bar inside that is fun to eat at or there is outside/inside seating as well. Reservations are a good idea especially during in season.
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