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mc Nov 8, 2004 06:38 PM

Haven't been to Sarasota in a while. Any suggestions? We are open to all sorts of foods.

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    Danny T RE: mc Nov 8, 2004 08:18 PM

    My favorite spot is Fred's. It is on Osprey on the mainland. Great Sunday brunch as well as lunch and dinner. Food is wonderful and the price is not too bad.
    Fred's Restaurant
    1917 S. Osprey Ave.
    Sarasota, FL 34239
    Phone (941) 364-5811
    Fax (941) 366-2052

    Morton's Market and wine shop are right across the street

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      o.lynne RE: Danny T Oct 29, 2007 06:58 PM

      freds is closed

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      Danny T RE: mc Nov 8, 2004 08:18 PM

      My favorite spot is Fred's. It is on Osprey on the mainland. Great Sunday brunch as well as lunch and dinner. Food is wonderful and the price is not too bad.
      Fred's Restaurant
      1917 S. Osprey Ave.
      Sarasota, FL 34239
      Phone (941) 364-5811
      Fax (941) 366-2052

      Morton's Market and wine shop are right across the street

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        Irwin RE: Danny T Nov 9, 2004 09:51 AM

        what kind of dining are you looking for, as well as your price budget!
        Will await your reply

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          mc RE: Irwin Nov 9, 2004 06:02 PM

          We will splurge for a couple of meals. Others @$70.00-$100.00 per couple.
          We enjo all sorts of food. Heard there were a couple of v.g. Thai places in the area

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            Irwin RE: mc Nov 9, 2004 06:35 PM

            Sarasota is not known for good Thai Food....
            For good fish, try BONEFISH on 41 south.
            For excellent Steak, try Michaels on East
            For excellent greek and pizza, try Dometrio's on 41 south. For a excellent meal go to Bijou on first st. If you want to try some unbelievable pastries, go to Pastry Art on Main Street. For breakfast go to Blue Dolphin in St.Armands Circle, or Serving Spoon on Osprey. For tarpas try Silver Cricket, which has been excellent and also a beautiful bar. Good luck

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              Nick RE: Irwin Nov 14, 2004 12:23 PM

              Bangkok Thai on Swift is decent.
              Miss Saigon on 301 has excellent pho and other Vietnamese food.
              Tondero in the plaza at Fruitville and Beneva has great Peruvian food, escpecially the ceviche.
              Freds and silver cricket are average, mostly style over substance.

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                o.lynne RE: Nick Oct 29, 2007 07:00 PM

                tondero on fruitville is closed....Became RED on hillview I believe

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              Bevo RE: mc Dec 9, 2004 01:58 PM

              Fred's, BoneFish Grille, Tommy Bahama, Columbia

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                o.lynne RE: mc Oct 29, 2007 06:59 PM

                thailand restaurant on gulf gate drive is great

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            charters RE: mc Nov 11, 2004 02:18 PM

            Zoria's on Main Street is great for dinner. Epicure downtown is great for all meals. El Greco on Main Street is pretty good Greek food.

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              Postal RE: mc Nov 16, 2004 08:12 PM

              For seafood, I would drive over to St. Armand;s Circle and eat at the Crab and Fin.

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                nicki conway RE: mc Dec 27, 2004 02:16 PM

                I love Gallileo's. Never had a bad meal there! I'm a Realtor in Sarasota, and I take my clients there. They like it because the food is good and it's unpretentious. Nice view of the "boatyard" if you can get a table by a window. Located just south of the Stickney Point Bridge in "The Boatyard". Northern Italian Cuisine. Great Chilean Sea Bass.

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                  pfs RE: mc Jul 12, 2006 02:52 PM

                  As a visitor to the Sarasota area, I was lucky enough to come across a restaurant such as "The Table". The menu and specials are fabulous, the atmosphere is relaxed, warm and inviting. My guests and I had the most amazing meals that were not only visually appealing but more flavorful than any other meal we have experienced in a long time. On Hillview Street in Sarasota 941-365-4558

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                    irwin RE: pfs Jul 13, 2006 09:49 PM

                    I must say a few weeks back we were at THE TABLE and it was EXCELLENT. Everyone in our party really loved this restaurant.

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