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Lindy's Loves - 9 Must Visit Spots Near Manasota Key Florida

Manasota Key offers a truly unique location to rest, refresh and rejuvenate. This seven mile stretch of land, connected at the north and south by bridges to the mainland, is home to seaside homes, small resorts and inns as well as stunning waterfront mansions.

Visiting Manasota Key is like stepping into a different world. It offers Old Florida charm and a relaxing atmosphere free of commercial interests and interruptions.

Fun and fine dining aren’t far away from anywhere on Manasota Key. There are some fantastic options on and off of Manasota Key. Englewood Florida gives you multiple options to experience fine dining and cocktails should you want to leave the beach!

Lindy Miller is the Manager of The Pearl Beach Inn on Northern Manasota Key. She has spent years in the area spending time at all the local establishments. She prides herself on local knowledge to give her guests the best experience possible.

Here are Lindy's Loves - 9 Can't Miss Spots Near Manasota Key Florida!

Snook's Bayside Bar & Grill

Let's start with one of Lindy's favorite spots for a sunset! Great food and drinks are also available at this terrific location!

SandBar Tiki & Grille

Directly across from Englewood Beach with live music the norm and great food the standard, SandBar (formerly Flounders) is the place to be on Manasota Key when you feel like going out.

Go grab a drink and some tasty food and hit the dance floor after!

The White Elephant Pub

The place for boaters to dock up and get a bite to eat on Manasota Key is The White Elephant Pub. They serve up lunch and dinner with lots of live music and a relaxed atmosphere.

Gulf View Grill

Want to eat your meal with a Gulf of Mexico view? The Gulf View Grill delivers on its name with great views in a beautiful setting.

Lock 'N Key Restaurant

This is a place where "every entree is a Specialty of the House.” This welcoming restaurant is family owned and presents a casual beach atmosphere for lunch and dinner.

Beach Road Wine Bar & Bistro

The mainland isn't so bad when you have gourmet food & delicious wines with a Bay view! Treat yourself to all fresh never fried ingredients. Debbie and Jill will take care of you!

Farlow's on the Water

Dine with water views on the mainland at one of the area's best restaurants. Farlow's has delicious dishes with large portions. The grouper sandwich is one of the best in Florida.

Farlow's grows their own herbs in their garden on site and have live music Wednesday - Sunday nights. Go have a drink and dine in a beautiful setting at Farlow's on the Water!

Zeke's Uptown Bar & Grill

"Olde Englewood's Casual, Creative Eatery" is a unique and fun way to spend some time in Englewood on the mainland. Try their flat bread or homemade mozzarella cheese!

Howards Restaurant

Looking for a classy yet casual dining experience? Look no further than Howards in Englewood on the mainland. This progressive dining establishment prepares fine food in a casual atmosphere.

They even have a state of the art bar with a "frost rail" to keep drinks perfectly cold and a salad bar with 13 flavorful salad choices!

You can use a taxi service or Uber if you are staying on Manasota Key and don't have a vehicle. Mary's Taxi Service is highly recommended as well and you can reach them at (941) 474-8294.

You won't be able to spend enough time on the beach AND at all of these amazing places on your next visit. That just means you'll have to plan another trip after that!

Check with us at The Pearl Beach Inn if you need a place to stay on quiet Northern Manasota Key. We have 12 suites plus our Atlantis Suite right on the beach overlooking The Gulf of Mexico!

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Saturday October 23, 2021