For lunch and dinner, if you feel like staying in, you're welcome to use our indoor or outdoor dining areas. The two nearest supermarkets Publix and Earth Fare are 15 minutes down the road. We have utensils, dishes, glasses, a microwave, etc. available for your use. The supermarkets are adjacent to each other. Earth Fare specializes in organic foods. Earth Fare: 11525 E State Rd 70, Lakewood Ranch, FL. Publix: 11205 E State Rd 70, Lakewood Ranch, FL.
If you feel like dining out, here are some nearby restaurants.
The Green at Lakewood Ranch
This shopping center is 15 minutes from us and has the following restaurants:
20 minutes from Casa Calm, you'll find Lakewood Ranch's Main St, where you can catch a movie, play miniature golf, stroll the artisan shops (including a local organic market), and enjoy dinner at anyone of the following restaurants (all are within walking distance of each other and most have outdoor seating):
Pink Gator Café
If you're spending the day in Myakka River State Park (a choice we highly recommend), the Pink Gator Café has you covered. Located within the park, their menu includes alligator, seafood gumbo, vegetarian options, burgers, wraps, wine, and local beers. Check it out
University Town Center - UTC
UTC is a large conglomerate of indoor and outdoor malls located 25 minutes from us. Here's a directory of restaurants in the indoor mall and here's a list of some of the restaurants in the outdoor malls:
St. Armands Circle (35 minutes)
Here's a list of restaurants off Lido Key, the nearest (and best) beach to us:
StArmandsCircleAssoc.com. Our favorite restaurant, by far, is the Shore Diner.
Restaurants with Live Music
We're big fans of live music, and the Sarasota-Bradenton area fills the bill generously with plenty of hot spots. If you're looking for some entertainment with your meal, try any of the following venues. The restaurants are located anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour from Casa Calm several are by the coast
so check the address and calendar before venturing out. Suggestion: why not stop at one on your way back from the beach. Not only will you get to hear some great live music, but you'll also get to enjoy the beautiful sunsets that the Gulf Coast has to offer.