On the Island

Magnolias on the Bay https://www.magnoliasonthebay.com A beautiful atmosphere with very delicious food right on the bay! Highly recommended. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Lock ‘N Key  https://lockandkeyrestaurant.com Newly renovated and highly recommended! Popular day and night for its spacious patio across the road from the beach. You’ll find an extensive menu of steak, prime rib, and seafood with plenty of locally caught fresh fish.

The Waverly Restaurant and Bar http://thewaverlyfl.com  The Waverly with its upstairs more formal dining, and more casual downstairs, is fantastic place to dine.

SandBar Tiki and Grille https://www.sandbartikigrille.com :The Sandbar Tiki has a tropical fun vibe with an extensive menu ranging from smoked ribs and wings to burgers, salads, and fresh seafood. There’s a huge outside seating area on a beach and deck overlooking the water with live music all afternoon and into the evening.

The White Elephant Pub  http://www.whiteelephantpub.com Fun atmosphere, check for live music!

Off the Island

Lighthouse Grill at Stumps Pass www.thelighthousegrill.net Across the bay and over those uninhabited islands, you’ll find the popular Lighthouse Grill for open air dining, seafood, sunset gazing, live music, and fire pits. This restaurant has sunset views over the bay and is worth dining at for a different Gulf Coast sunset experience.

Farlow’s on the Water  https://www.farlowsonthewater.com Farlow’s about a 20-minute drive off the island but worth it! A Caribbean and Kentucky Southern flare is unique and delicious. Be sure to make a reservation!

Sharky’s on the Pier   https://www.sharkysonthepier.com    Just one visit to Sharky’s and you’ll understand why after 33 years and counting, it has become a Venice-area landmark. Soak in the sunshine and dine in relaxed style while sipping a refreshingly cool beverage. Located in the Shark’s Tooth Capital of the world and nestled at the base of the famed Venice Fishing Pier, our beach-front restaurant offers a stunning view of the Gulf of Mexico.

Fins at Sharky’s  https://www.finsatsharkys.com Situated directly on the beach overlooking the coveted Venice Fishing Pier, Fins at Sharky’s in Venice, FL, pairs exquisite culinary creations with magnificent views of the Gulf of Mexico, creating a unique dining experience for all. Soak in the Gulf breeze, sit back, relax and savor a true craft dining experience at the area’s premier steakhouse. 

Beach Road Wine Bar & Bistro https://beachroadbistro.com  Another popular place for waterside and sunset views!  There is a limited menu with smaller sizes, but the dishes pack a punch with flavors. There is an extensive wine list here. It’s a beautiful, relaxed setting for a glass of your favorite chilled wine.

Breakfast: Mango Bistro   https://mangobistro.com The colorful restaurant in Englewood will be your best breakfast spot with a wide variety of healthy options and favorites.