Dining Out

updated 12/13/2019 8:52am

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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

Location 412 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key
Recommendation ****great
Atmosphere Pretty waterfront restaurant.  Family friendly but also  nice for romatinic dinner out.
Type of Food Seafood, Steaks.
Price $$$, but well worth the cost
What you ate Grouper with Citrus Sauce, Steaks
Comments A bit pricey but so good.  You can make reservations through Opentable.com.  Nice bar area for waiting.  Inside / Outside seating.
Bayporter Lisa Dinga (reviewed 6/28/19)

Linger Lodge

Location 7205 85th St. Court East, Bradenton  lingerlodgeresort.com
Recommendation **** great
Atmosphere Funky.  You'll feel like you're in Old Florida with trees dripping in Spanish moss and a screened dining porch that overlooks the Braden river.  Part of an RV park.
Type of Food While they serve alligator bites and frog legs, they have great barbecue!  Try the friend green tomatoes.
Price $$ Moderate
What you ate Combo Barbecue Special, Ribs, fried green tomatoes.  Good selection of beer.
Comments You have to be a bit adventurous and not mind stuffed animals on the walls...
Bayporter Curt Little (reviewed 6/19/19)




Breakfast House

Location Fruitville Road
Rating **** great
Atmosophere Cheerful staff, colorful decor, creative menu items, reasonably priced
Type of Food Breakfast
Price $$ moderate
What you ate Blueberry Pancakes, good coffee, tasty sausage and an array of bread choices
Comments Great way to start the day.  Inside and outside seating.  Even if you have to wait, it typically is not very long
Bayporter Alice DeSouza (reviewed 6/17/19)





Location Sarasota
Rating **** great
Atmosophere Old library beautifully furnished and decorated as a restaurant
Type of Food American
Price $$ moderate
What you ate Thai, greatly priced wine as well
Comments Great.  Highly recommend, going again when we come for Father's Day
Bayporter Loved It!!  - (reviewed  5/14/19)




Turtle Coffee (Previously Simply Suzanne's Cafe)

Location Gulf of Mexico Drive (next to Swim City)
Rating **** great
Atmosphere Charming, informal, very friendly owner and staff
Tpe of Food Gourmet breakfast and lunch
Price $$ moderate
What you ate We are regulars here and never have been disappointed.  The breakfast sandwiches, bagels with homemade cream cheese and veggie burgers on ciabatta are favorites.
Comments Delicious.  Efficient service.  Come here regularly.  Happy to support a small business.  The owner, Stacey, is a delightful person.  Her adopted teenage son often helps her on the weekends.  The chef is very creative and can adapt her menu to your dietary needs.  Coffee and tea are great.
Bayporter Byron Alpers (reviewed 5/7/19)







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