Restaurants to Try While On Vacation In Longboat Key, Florida

Between your adventures on the beaches, Mote Marine, and St. Armands Circle, you need to take time to refuel and explore the local cuisine. The Diplomat Resort is located just minutes from dozens of notable attractions, and not to be overlooked are the fantastic restaurants that Longboat Key has to offer. Keep reading and discover four premier restaurants to visit during your next Florida vacation.

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

This beachfront dining experience offers some of the most majestic views of any restaurant in the country. Known for its unique alfresco style and spectacular setting, Dry Dock Waterfront Grill is an award-winning selection by both diners and critics alike. This is the perfect ambiance and menu for an unforgettable waterfront setting with renowned cocktails and outstanding food.

Marina Jack

If you are creating a memory and want to have a meal no one will forget, then take your culinary experience nautical. The dining room of this sightseeing cruise offers sensational views overlooking Sarasota’s intercoastal waterway. With different dining events, live music, and an exceptional menu, Marina Jack is the perfect destination for an incredible vacation highlight.

Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub

You can find unparalleled authentic dockside dining at Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub. They have a private beach where you can dine under the trees or on the covered patio, a wide variety of menu choices, and a full bar. Take a break, relax with a drink, have a great meal, and enjoy all that Mar Vista has to offer.

Lazy Lobster Longboat Key

This affordable, family-friendly restaurant specializes in all things seafood. The Lazy Lobster offers an extensive menu, including great sips and starters for happy hour, and entree selections for both lunch and dinner. With dining available in the main dining room or outdoor terrace, and a wealth of maritime-inspired dishes to choose from, this is an outstanding option for a fantastic experience in Longboat Key.

Along the beaches of Longboat Key and the area surrounding The Diplomat Resort, there are dozens of wonderful restaurants offering an array of unique experiences and cuisine. When you visit, we are always more than happy to help you make the most of your stay and find the perfect destinations to make your Florida vacation unforgettable. Visit us online and book your stay today!