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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Great Amish cooking, the have a fruit and veggie market. Fun place to visit.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A local favorite popular for visitors to Sarasota. Run by Amish community. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“The best place to buy groceries . Fresh produces, and seafood in town . There price are very reasonable and the freshest.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“This is an open air market with fresh fruits and vegetables and other sundries. It is right next door to Yoder's Restaurant and owned by the same people. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“A hidden gem. Some of the best craft beer I have had. Outdoor festivities at night with lights and a good vibe. 4 minutes down the road ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Try the Zinger Mtn Melt. You won't​ regret it. But it is a lot of food :). ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Golf Course
“Large sport facility offering 35 holes of championship golf: American Course, British Course and Gillespie Executive Course. First off, the layout is terrific. Lots of good holes, and the decision to go with zoysia on the greens is a good one (seen it work successfully on several courses this year). But the greens were rolling about 6 on the Stimpmeter, they were uneven and have a ways to go before they're really puttable. And I don't understand why the fairways were so hairy and the rough so deep and thick. It was difficult to find golf balls at time, much less play shots out of the rough, and considering the type of golfer that usually plays a muni, this certainly doesn't speed up play.”
  • 3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“this spot is a great casual cafe with incredible burgers, Cuban food and a must have key lime pie! Live music on most all weekend nights... lots of fun. 2 miles away”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Rental Car Location
  • 1 local recommends
Seafood Restaurant
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  • 3 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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“This strip mall includes a Postal Mart, Publix, CVS pharmacy, Japanese and Chinese restaurants, gas station, HHGregg and Office Depot”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A breakfast favorite in my family. The food is consistently excellent. In season it can be busy. Sometimes we must wait 15-20 min for seating, but it’s worth the wait.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Food
“Love their ice cream. My favorites are the Blueberry Cheesecake or Kahlua Krunch. ”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Grocery or Supermarket
“Great Amish cooking, the have a fruit and veggie market. Fun place to visit.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A local favorite popular for visitors to Sarasota. Run by Amish community. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“Try the Zinger Mtn Melt. You won't​ regret it. But it is a lot of food :). ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Golf Course
“Large sport facility offering 35 holes of championship golf: American Course, British Course and Gillespie Executive Course. First off, the layout is terrific. Lots of good holes, and the decision to go with zoysia on the greens is a good one (seen it work successfully on several courses this year). But the greens were rolling about 6 on the Stimpmeter, they were uneven and have a ways to go before they're really puttable. And I don't understand why the fairways were so hairy and the rough so deep and thick. It was difficult to find golf balls at time, much less play shots out of the rough, and considering the type of golfer that usually plays a muni, this certainly doesn't speed up play.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“this spot is a great casual cafe with incredible burgers, Cuban food and a must have key lime pie! Live music on most all weekend nights... lots of fun. 2 miles away”
  • 6 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
  • 4 locals recommend

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