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Sarasota/Longboat Key recs

Jo-1-a | Jul 10, 200409:29 AM

Just wondering if anyone had any recommendations for new places in Sarasota/LBK. We don't mind spending a few $$ and also welcome some cheap and cheerful recommendations as we'll be eating a variety of meals there. We don't want anywhere too upscale as we'll have the kids with us. A recommendation for a good chinese take-out would also be appreciated (will be staying on LBK)

Some of our faves in this area include the Dry Dock on LBK, Crab and Fin and Hemingway's at St Armand's, Da Ru Ma at the Quay and the Salty Dog at Mote Marine. I like the location and ambience of the Chart House, but have had a few disappointing (and pricey) meals there before.

I'm also wondering if anyone has any feedback on the following places

Mattison's (both the steakhouse on LBK and the new place at Siesta..I see the city grill is closed)

Barnacle Bill's on Main St, Sarasota

Capt Brian's seafood.

Thanks in advance

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