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Apr 14, 2011 03:27 PM

Best Places for Easter Brunch near Longboat Key or Sarasota

Any suggestions for great food with an atmosphere that's not stuffy?

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    1. Mattison's Fourty One does a great job for Sunday brunches, not stuffy at all but nicer family atmosphere. The Colony on Longboat Key, may be considered stuffy, but right on the beach and is definitely the best brunch in Sarasota!

      7275 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231

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      1. re: Melissssa

        I thought that the Colony was long gone?????

        1. re: Mother of four

          The Colony IS long gone. And the Colony wasn't definitely the best brunch in the area anyway -- the best brunch is and was at the Ritz. However, Melissssa asked for something not stuffy and so the Ritz drops out....

          1. re: Longboat

            LBK...The Ritz Brunch is very beautiful, engineered and complete in every way. I find the $69.00 per person before tax and tip a little sporty. Be advised, the Mother's Day Brunch and I believe Easter Brunch as well is a "trim" $95.00 per person before tax and tip. How much "Art" can you consume.....lol

            1. re: ospreycove

              The brunch at Lido Beach Resort has been excellent. I think its around $30, with a gorgeous view.

              1. re: irwin

                Thanks for all the great brunch suggestions; I am looking forward to trying something new!

      2. There are lots and lots of great places to enjoy your Easter brunch or dinner in Sarasota that won't break the bank.

        Trader Vic's Island Grill
        J. Ryans on the Grill
        Turtles on Little Sarasota Bay
        Sam Sneads
        Mattison's Forty One
        Mattisons's Riverside

        Those are a few that should fit into any budget. Here's a list with some more.


        Mattison's Forty One
        7275 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231

        1. Ophelia's on the bay does an outstanding Easter brunch and you can sit right on the water! Only $30 a person and includes bloody marys and mimosas.

          1. Ate at Libby's tonight. They are advertising an Easter Sunday brunch for $29 per adult and $12 for children under 12.