Longboat Key Restaurants
If you are coming to vacation on Anna Maria Island you are probably not staying long enough to enjoy all the different and unique restaurants that the island has to offer. Duncan Real Estate has put together some great local options. You can choose from simple pizza places to upscale French dining.
MAR VISTA DOCKSIDE
Longboat Key, FL
Located in N. Longboat Key Village, and owned by the Chiles Restaurant Group, gives you an idea of good food and the best locations for great views on the local islands. Mar Vista is housed in one of the oldest buildings on Longboat Key. This old-style Florida restaurant has an old grey wood appearance with rustic tin roof. It dates back to 1912 historically and is considered one of the twelve oldest surviving structures on Longboat Key. Enjoy a delicious fresh Florida seafood meal inside the quaint dining room or on the outdoor covered deck or tree shaded shore overlooking picturesque Sarasota Bay. It’s waterfront dining with a truly unique atmosphere. Leave a dollar bill on the wall of the bar and a little bit of your heart to find on your return visit. There is no place quite like the Mar Vista. Come by car and perhaps see the wild village peacocks, OR arrive by boat at the docks in style. Fine wines, beers, and full bar specialty drinks.
5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, Fl.
Easy access from Anna Maria Island to North Longboat Key, find the home to one of the finest and most romantic restaurants in the country — Euphemia Haye. Downstairs at Euphemia Haye fine dining restaurant. The Haye Loft, located upstairs, is designated for walk-ins only and the menu contains “lighter bites” including pizzas and a daily “sandwich” special, desserts, and also features live music. Chef owned and operated since 1980, Euphemia Haye Restaurant, is locally thought of as the best restaurant in Sarasota area. Located inside a historic, wooden cottage, Euphemia Haye is hidden amongst a scenic “jungle” of tropical greenery where palm trees are studded in twinkly lights and birds of paradise are blooming. Chef Raymond Arpke, co-owner and cookbook author, along with his wife D’Arcy, are the restaurant’s inspirations. Enjoy a glass of wine and feast on their award-winning global and American food while you look out onto the beautiful grounds. They offer an extensive wine list. Reservations recommended for downstairs Euphemia Haye. Dinner only.
HARRY’S CONTINENTAL KITCHEN
525 Saint Jude’s Drive
Longboat Key, Fl.
You may easily access N. LBK, from South Anna Maria Island. Since 1979, Harry Christensen has been on a mission: to bring exciting, exquisitely real, gourmet cuisine to Longboat Key and the entire Sarasota-Bradenton area.
Today, Harry and his wife, Lynn, are locally known as the passionate purveyors of incredibly fresh seafood, soups, salads, sides and other delicious dishes – each based on the highest quality ingredients and carefully prepared to enhance, not overwhelm, innate flavors. Harry’s incredible creations are available at the award-winning fine dining restaurant, Harry’s Continental Kitchens, also from Harry’s Gourmet Deli and Wine Store offering gourmet food to-go and through Harry’s Coastal Catering Services. Dine in or dine on the Floridian Patio. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.