August 9, 2022



10 biggest restaurant, bar openings in Sarasota-Manatee

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While 2020 will go down as the worst year for the hospitality industry in at least a lifetime, Sarasota and Manatee County restaurateurs did an amazing job persevering during the pandemic. They offered expanded takeout options, increased outdoor seating, and implemented numerous safety measures to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus including new and improved air filtration systems

In addition to our longstanding local restaurants continuing to serve the community, we also welcomed many new exciting dining destinations during the past year. These ranged from seafood spots and a Southern soul kitchen, to an Irish ale house and a new spot for French cuisine. They joined already booming restaurant scenes in such places as Sarasota’s Gulf Gate neighborhood, Lakewood Ranch and Anna Maria Island. 

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