Love Me Tenderloin (Best Steakhouse)

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

35 S Lemon Ave., Sarasota, (941) 366-7788,

There’s no substitute for dining in Hyde Park’s gorgeous dining room and a juicy medium-rare steak should never travel farther than the kitchen to the table. Please consider buying gift cards (available online) to enjoy the best steakhouse when it reopens.

Alpine Steakhouse

4520 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 921-3798, alpinesteak.comFacebookInstagram

A running favorite among our readership and nationally known for being featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives with its famous TurDucKen. If you haven’t seen the Food Network video, click here. And lucky you…the meat market is open and pumping out to-go orders (wine available, too).

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

2001 Siesta Drive, Sarasota, (941) 358-9463,

Fleming’s is showing no signs of slowing down, preparing three-course meals for you and your family to enjoy. Hop over to the restaurant’s Facebook page to see the couple who enjoyed their anniversary meal in a parking lot. #rollwithit  Visit the website for menu deets or, if you just want to drool, follow on Instagram. 

Connors Steak & Seafood

3501 S. Tamiami Trail #1165, Sarasota, (941) 260-3232, connorsrestaurant.comFacebookInstagram 

What a great culinary addition to Sarasota. President and CEO, Mike Connor says it best: “It is in challenging times like these that the power of hospitality is needed most.” Connors has gone curbside and even prepared a special family-style menu. Check it out here.
If you prefer to do the cooking, you can shop the restaurant’s Market Fresh Menu on Facebook. It’s offering 20 percent off in-stock wine and bottled beer, too.   

Totally Possible Burgers (Best Burger)

Patrick’s 1481

1481 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 955-1481, patricks1481.comFacebook

When the burger cravings set in, start with the best. Call Patrick’s 1481 on Main Street in downtown Sarasota at (941) 955-1481 for take-out or curbside pickup. Use Bite Squad promo code patricks1418 at checkout for free downtown Sarasota delivery on orders over $20. Menu available on Facebook.

Smack’s Burgers & Shakes

2407 Bee Ridge Rd., Sarasota, (941) 922-7673

Wouldn’t a milkshake make you feel better right now? Smack’s is offering its “polished casual food with a conscience” curbside and through Bite Squad. Alongside its 100 percent hormone- and steroid-free bison burgers, choice Angus beef and locally sourced Top Dogs are chicken and vegetarian options, too. The shakes and custards are the cherry on top! View the menu here

Libby’s Neighborhood Brasserie

1917 S Osprey Ave., Sarasota, (941) 487-7300, libbysneighborhoodbrasserie.comFacebookInstagram

Our hearts go out to our Tableseide family! After a successful expansion to Lakewood Ranch, they have been forced to close both locations during this crisis. Salivate while following them on social media while we await the restaurants’ comeback. Try the Brasserie Brisket Burger when they re-open!

Shakespeare’s English Pub

3550 S Osprey Ave., Sarasota, (941) 364-5938, shakespearesenglishpub.comFacebook

Tucked away on Osprey Avenue just off Siesta Key’s north bridge is Shakespeare’s Craft Beer & Gastro Pub, long known by locals for its incredible ambiance and menu. It’s open for takeout orders Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. till 8:30 p.m. Give the restaurant a call at (941) 364-5938 for curbside pickup or use one of its delivery services. A curbside incentive: take home a complimentary 16 oz. draft beer of any current available draft.  (Cannot be consumed on premises or in your car.) For menu updates, stay connected on Facebook. Shakespeare’s recently added some family-style options.

Pit Boss (Best BBQ)

Nancy’s Bar-B-Q

301 S Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, (941) 366-2271,, Facebook (downtown and Lakewood Ranch)

Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch’s favorite ‘Que is available for takeout and curbside, plus local delivery from the LWR store. (For downtown delivery, use Bite Squad or Grubhub). Order from the regular menu or feed the family with specially priced dinner crates.

Brick’s Smoked Meats

1528 State St., Sarasota, (941) 993-1435, brickssmokedmeats.comFacebookInstagram 

You can still get your barbecue on with wallet-friendly family bundles. Meat, sides, corn muffins—and deals on alcohol, too.

Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse

19 E Rd., Sarasota,  (941) 312-5969, stottlemyerssmokehouse.comFacebook

We can’t wait for this open-air restaurant with live music and a tiki bar to re-open. In the meantime, order up some grub online and enjoy a barbecue feast at home with your family.

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