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a directory of restaurants and related restaurant information for Metropolitan Sarasota - Bradenton, Florida. Use MetroGuide's DiningGuide service to find Sarasota - Bradenton restaurants by location or cuisine.
The Sarasota - Bradenton area has an extensive line-up of dining options from family-oriented pizza places and '50s-style burger joints to Amish eateries such as Yoders, the area's oldest, serving huge portions of comfort food topped off by homemade pies. Elegant dining remains alive and well in Sarasota - Bradenton where an evening out can mean grilled duck, rack of lamb, or Maine lobster at places like Michaels on East. A seasonal treat, stone crabs headline menus at many restaurants from October 15th through May 15th. Recipes vary, but steamed claws with dipping sauces are tough to beat. Other seafood is abundant year around, as are raw bars serving clams, mussels, and oysters. As testament to proximity to the wilds of Florida's Everglades, some eateries serve gator tail and wild hog. Budget minded diners gravitate to many restaurants offering early-bird specials, becoming even more numerous during the summer.