Brunch

Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Brunch restaurants in Sarasota and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at Ophelia's thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Bayside Dining Room at Marina Jack, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Brunch.

5 First Watch
Planning on a shopping excursion on Main Street? Start your day off with a great breakfast at this local favorite. Options include omelets, an egg and vegetable skillet, apple and cinnamon oatmeal, sandwiches, and salads. First Watch fans are quite loyal and turn out in droves on weekend mornings, so plan accordingly, as reservations are not accepted. (941-954-1395)

4 Bayside Dining Room at Marina Jack
The elegant Bayside Dining Room at Marina Jack has spectacular panoramic views of the marina, downtown, and Sarasota Bay. The dinner menu includes seafood, prime beef, chicken, and pasta. One of the house specialties is Caribbean lobster tail. Divided into four sections, Marina Jack also has an open-air raw bar, piano lounge, and a casual dining room. They also offer complimentary valet parking. (941-365-4232)

3 Ophelia's
Guests may choose to dine outside on the waterfront terrace or in the lovely atmosphere of the inside dining rooms. The establishment is known for its superbly prepared seafood dishes. Wine connoisseurs will be impressed with the carefully chosen selection on the extensive wine list, and Sunday brunch is not to be missed. (941-349-2212, 877-229-9601)

2 Nellie's Deli, Market and Catering
Whether you are a health fanatic or a lover of all foods (despite the fat grams), this deli has something for you. Soups, salads, and an endless list of sandwiches make up the extensive menu. A "favorites" section is included, with uniquely named choices like the Baked Hamwich or the Turkey Kirby. Nellie's Deli doesn't stop at just serving excellent meals. Visitors are also encouraged to browse at the fresh produce offered in Nellie's Market and to ask about their catering services as well. (941-924-2705)

1 Saltwater Cafe
Enticing menu selections chosen by this family-run establishment's very own Swiss chef attracts a consistent crowd on a regular basis. Selections include steak, pasta, seafood, and pizza, which is even available after the kitchen closes. The service is friendly and attentive, and the staff is willing to make suggestions. Happy Hour is held here daily, providing an excellent way to begin a pleasant dining experience. Live entertainment is provided on the weekends. (941-488-3775)


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First Watch 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Neighborhood: DOWNTOWN
COST: $
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Bayside Dining Room at Marina Jack 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Seafood
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Parties / Private Rooms
Neighborhood: KRESS PLAZA AT FIVE POINTS
COST: $$
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Ophelia's 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Continental, Regional
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Group Friendly
Neighborhood: DOWNTOWN SOUTH
COST: $$
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Nellie's Deli, Market and Catering 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Deli
Dining Options: Catering, Delivery, Kosher, Take Out
Neighborhood: MIDTOWN PLAZA
COST: $
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Saltwater Cafe 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Continental, Seafood
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Live Music, Parties / Private Rooms
Neighborhood: KRESS PLAZA AT FIVE POINTS
COST: $$
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