Sarasota/Siesta Key

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2005/11/19 20:43:25 (permalink)

Sarasota/Siesta Key

Hi! We're going to take a few mental health days in the Sarasota area the first week in December. We love seafood and practically anything else. Got any suggestions for us? Thanks!
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    Oneiron339
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    RE: Sarasota/Siesta Key 2005/11/20 10:01:54 (permalink)
    See earlier threads for more extensive listing, but Moore's Stone Crab on Longboat Key, Phillipi Creek Seafood Market on S. Tamiami Tr., and Barnacle Bill's on N. Tamiami Tr. are some good roadfood types - been there forever. For a great burger drive-in go to HobNob Drive-In on Rte 301.
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    RE: Sarasota/Siesta Key 2005/11/21 08:46:50 (permalink)
    Oneiron is right on the money. I'm usually not much of a Bud guy, but those ice cold ones really hit the spot with a burger at the HobNob. Actually, pretty good with the excellent fried shrimp at Phillipi Creek as well.
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    RE: Sarasota/Siesta Key 2005/11/21 16:41:07 (permalink)
    The touristy place is St. Armand's Circle, so I try to avoid it for roadfood places - the "trendy" places are located there if you want to be seen. So I usually head inland to the places mentioned above.
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    RE: Sarasota/Siesta Key 2005/11/23 08:25:35 (permalink)
    Thanks, everybody, for the suggestions. We will no doubt try all the roadfood-type ones. As for the trendy, we try to stay away from those. We'll probably go to Philippi Creek for some seafood to take home and cook at the condo.
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    RE: Sarasota/Siesta Key 2005/11/23 09:17:16 (permalink)
    If you don't mind a little bit of a drive, head up to the Hickory Hollow BBQ in Ellenton. It is just to the west (1/4 mile) off of I75 at the Ellenton exit. Good bbq plus usually about 20-25 different side dishes. Call first as I believe they are only open Thurs. - Sunday each week.

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    RE: Sarasota/Siesta Key 2005/12/04 09:31:34 (permalink)
    I may be too late but I second the vote for Moore's and would also suggest Mr. Bones, which I believe is on Anna Maria Island.

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    RE: Sarasota/Siesta Key 2005/12/06 16:25:52 (permalink)
    Shells is a florida chain that has great seafood at reasonable prices.A lot of the snowbirds love it.
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    RE: Sarasota/Siesta Key 2005/12/06 16:29:26 (permalink)
    Yes, I agree Shells is very good. I had wonderful scallops there. The pier on Anna Maria Island is also well worth a visit for the seafood and atmosphere.

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    RE: Sarasota/Siesta Key 2005/12/06 16:55:58 (permalink)
    Another vote for the HobNob. Great burgers, and good biscuits and gravy for breakfast, too!
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    RE: Sarasota/Siesta Key 2005/12/12 12:20:36 (permalink)
    Hi, roadfood companions. We just got back from our trip to Sarasota/Siesta Key and thanks to you we had a couple of great meals. Philippi Creek isn't fancy but the food rocks. Oysters that melt in your mouth...Where is Hob Nob? It wasn't in our phone directory so we missed it. There is a new place called Stonewood just before the causeway to Siesta Key, on the left, and it has good contemporary American food. Try the herb crusted grouper! Marina Jack in Sarasota is fairly decent but expensive. But pass on the creme brulee, it's horrible.
    Great to be back but miss the sun already here in gloomy, snowy Pittsburgh. Oh well.
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    RE: Sarasota/Siesta Key 2005/12/12 16:09:07 (permalink)
    BTW - the Hob Nob is on HWY 301 at (I believe) 17th St. I don't quite remember the streets, but I can find my way there for the cold beer and the burgers. They also have a great blackened fish salad that Mrs. Oneiron always gets.
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