Longboat Key Restaurants

  • Crab Claws Meal with Side of Sauce
  • Seafood Tortillas with Mango Salsa
  • Steak and Mash Potatoes
  • Slider Cheese Burgers with Side of Fries
  • Tiramisu

Longboat Key Restaurants are World Famous.

Whether you want a romantic, candlelight dinner at a Zagat-rated restaurant, an Old Florida experience or a casual place to bring the whole family before or after a trip to the beach, Longboat Key has an array of options. Restaurant hours vary, but the Key has options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week.

The island is renowned for its plethora of restaurants that will whet the appetite of any diner. In fact, Florida Trend magazine recently recognized three Longboat Key restaurants on the 10.8-mile island in its annual “Golden Spoon Awards,” which honor the state’s top restaurants.

Many of the Key’s restaurants are as famous for their waterfront views as they are for their menus. The Key includes both Gulf-front and bayfront restaurants, many of which offer outdoor dining, and several of which are accessible by boat. Don’t be surprised if you spot a dolphin or manatee or capture a stunning sunset on your camera, all while dining outdoors.

Clams and Pasta from Longboat Key Seafood RestaurantWith the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay in their backyard, many restaurants specialize in fresh, local seafood. The Key is home to several famous grouper sandwiches, while stone crabs are a popular choice when they are in season — from Oct. 15 through May 15. The island also has options for steak, sandwiches, pizza, vegetarian dining and more.

Drinking options also abound: You will find no shortage of happy hours or extensive wine selections on Longboat Key. Many restaurants offer catering services and are also available to host private parties and events. St. Armands Circle and Lido Key’s hotels also offer an eclectic mix of dining options.

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