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Sarasota-Manatee Originals Restaurants

The Sarasota-Manatee Originals organized in September 2003 with a passionate desire to celebrate and preserve our community's culinary “sense of being”. A group of 24 independently owned restaurants in the Sarasota-Manatee County region became Florida's first chapter of the Council of Independent Restaurants of America (CIRA). CIRA has chapters in 18 other cities around the US.

The Sarasota-Manatee Originals now boast more than 50 active members:

15 South Ristorante
15 S. Boulevard of The Presidents,Longboat Key  (941) 388-1555  

Beachhouse Restaurant 
200 Gulf Dr. North Bradenton Beach  (941) 779-2222

Bella Roma Ristorante Italiano 
5239 Ocean Blvd. Siesta Key  (941) 349-0995  

Bijou Cafe 
1287 First St. Sarasota  (941) 366-8111  

Blase Cafe 
5263 Ocean Blvd. Siesta Key  (941) 349-9822  

Bogey's Restaurant & Sports Bar
652 E. Venice Ave. Venice  (941) 488-9156  

Broadway Bar 
1001 Cocoanut Avenue Sarasota  (941) 953-4343  

Broken Egg (Lakewood Ranch)
6115 Exchange Way Lakewood Ranch  (941) 388-6898  

Broken Egg (Siesta Key) 
140/144 Avenida Messina Siesta Key  (941) 346-2750  

Cafe Baci 
4001 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota  (941) 921-4848  

Cafe Venice
116 W. Venice Ave. Venice  (941) 484-1855  

Caragiulos (Bradenton)
4726 Cortez Rd. Bradenton  (941) 792-7878  

Caragiulos (Sarasota) 
69 S. Palm Ave. Sarasota  (941) 951-0866 

China Palace Express (South)
3558 Clark Rd. Sarasota  (941) 926-9366  

Ciao Italia!
5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Longboat Key  (941) 383-0010  

Colony Restaurants     
1620 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Longboat Key  (941) 383-5558  

Cosimo's Brick Oven 
3501 S Tamiami Trail Sarasota  (941) 363-0211  

Cosimo's Too 
8201 S. Tamiami Trail, #R2 Sarasota  (941) 927-3845  

Crow's Nest 
1968 Tarpon Center Dr. Venice  (941) 484-9551  

Da Giorgio Ristorante 
5702 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach  (941) 779-0220  

Euphemia Haye 
5540 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Longboat Key  (941) 383-3633  

Galileo Ristorante 
443 Burn Court Sarasota  (941) 927-9600  

Gold Rush BBQ 
661 S. Tamiami Venice  (941) 483-3137  

G’s Pizzeria 
1156 N. Washington Blvd Sarasota  (941) 366-7492  

Harry's Continental Kitchens 
525 St. Jude's Dr. Longboat Key  (941) 383-0777  

Knick's Tavern & Grill 
1818 S. Osprey Ave. Sarasota  (941) 955-7761  

Libby's Cafe + Bar 
1917 South Osprey Sarasota  (941) 487-7300  

Lobster Pot 
5157 Ocean Blvd. Siesta Key  (941) 349-2323  

Lynches Pub & Grub
19B N. Blvd. of Presidents St. Armands  (941) 388-5550  

Mangrove Grill 
102 Riviera Dunes Way Palmetto  (941) 723-2556  

Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub 
760 Broadway St. Longboat Key  (941) 383-2391  

Marie's Italian Kitchen 
5767 Beneva Road Sarasota  (941) 923-1000  

Mattison's Forty One 
7275 South Tamiami Trail Sarasota  (941) 921-3400  

Michael's On East     
1212 S. East Ave. Sarasota  (941) 366-0007  

Ophelia's on the Bay 
9105 Midnight Pass Rd Siesta Key  (941) 349-3328  

Pattigeorge's     
4120 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Longboat Key  (941) 383-5111  

Polo Grill & Bar 
10670 Boardwalk Loop Lakewood Ranch  (941) 782-0899  

Primo Ristorante
8076 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota  (941) 359-3690

Rotten Ralph's - Anna Maria Island 
902 S. Bay Blvd. Anna Maria Island  (941) 778-3953

Rotten Ralph's - Bradenton Beach 
200 Bridge Street Bradenton Beach  (941) 778-1604  

Sandbar Seafood & Spirits 
100 Spring Ave. Anna Maria  (941) 778-0444  

Sarasota Olive Oil Co. 
500 Central Avenue Sarasota  (941) 366-2008  

Sharky's on the Pier 
1600 South Harbor Drive Venice  (941) 488-1456  

Siesta Key Oyster Bar 
5238 Ocean Blvd. Siesta Key  (941) 346-5443 

Solorzano's Italian Restaurant 
2117 Siesta Drive Sarasota  (941) 906-9444  

Sun House 
111 Gulf Dr. South Anna Maria Island  (941) 782-1122  

Vertoris Pizza House 
6830 14th St. West Bradenton  (941) 751-0333

Village Cafe 
5133 Ocean Blvd. Siesta Key  (941) 349-2822  

The Waterfront on Anna Maria 
111 Bay Boulevard S. Anna Maria  (941) 778-1515  

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