Dining out on Lido Key is a real treat for visitors and locals alike. From the fantastic ocean views to spectacular sights and sounds of the beach and nightlife, truly nothing beats excellent food in this beautiful location. Lido Key is a special place, near shopping and offers restaurants from casual to fine dining on rooftops. Check out some of the best restaurants in Lido Beach to visit for great food and even better views.
Blu Kouzina offers Greek cooking right on the Suncoast. This restaurant is highly acclaimed for sticking with recipes native to Greek heritage and sharing stories with new friends at this restaurant. Fresh ingredients, locally grown and sourced are used to create simply delicious meals you would find in Greece. You’ll be tempted to try roast lemon chicken (Kotopoulo Fourno), moussaka, and fresh whole fish right from the ocean. Go on a journey to Greece with authentic food right in Lido Key.
25 N Boulevard of the Presidents, Sarasota
Crab & Fin
The hallmark of good food is not just the cuisine but also the people. Since 1978, Crab & Fin has served up world-class, fresh seafood to customers every day. Prepared from scratch, fish is paired with pasta and bread fresh from the kitchen. Alaskan giant king crab, European Dover sole, and whole mangrove snapper are just a few of the great catches available. Stop by the famous St. Armand’s Circle, do some shopping, then stop in for a fine dining experience like no other at Crab & Fin.
420 St. Armand’s Circle, Sarasota, Fl
Lido Island Grill
is owned by a family who works together to create a casual atmosphere to eat and enjoy the company of your own family or friends. Lido Pavillion hosts Lido Island Grill in a beautiful spot on Lido Beach right in the heart of Sarasota. Island flavors take your palate worldwide with spices and foods fresh from the ocean. Try the blackened Mahi Reuben sandwich or Gulf grouper sandwich. Salads with lobster, chicken, or shrimp are great lighter fare and kids can tuck into a smaller menu of chicken tenders and little bites for their taste buds. Enjoy an afternoon or evening out with family at a low-key grill you will want to tell your friends about back home.
Lido Beach Pavilion, 400 Benjamin Franklin Dr., Sarasota, FL
Lido Beach Food
With all the choices, it can be hard to know which one to go with. Speaks Clam Bar in St. Armands is a fan favorite for a lovely dinner out along with Drift Kitchen and Bar. All these restaurants offer fresh food with excellent service to match the beautiful scenery.
Heading to Lido Beach is a fun event, filled with beautiful views of the ocean, perhaps some shopping at St. Armand’s, and some great cuisine at many of the fine options available. Try a few or just one but be assured all of them will offer a great atmosphere and even better food. From sit-down to take-out, cafes to fine dining, Lido Beach has it all and more just waiting for you to enjoy.