Casa Calm Guest House yoga and b&b near Sarasota, Florida
Dining (and Dancing)

Local Supermarkets
     Main St Trattoria
Main St, Lakewood Ranch

Sand Bar
Sand Bar Restaurant
Anna Maria Island

Blue Rooster
Blue Rooster

Woody's River Roo

Farlow's on the Water

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:

So Fresh
Panera Bread
Earth Fare (market with indoor seating and pizza, sushi, deli, bakery counters, and coffee and juice bars)

Main St
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):

MacAllisters Grill and Tavern (a favorite among guests)
Main Street Trattoria (live music)
Paris Bistrot
HANA Sushi Lounge
El Lago Rancho
Pinchers Crab Shack
Ed's Tavern
Nancy's Bar-B-Q
Fast N Fresh
Big Olaf Creamery

San Marco Plaza
More shops and dining options located across from Lakewood Ranch's Main St.

Il Conte
Thai Spice & Sushi

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 here.

More Restaurants within 15 to 20 Minutes of Us

Truman's Tap and Grill
Wasabi Steakhouse
Michelangelo Pizzeria
Linger Lodge
Texas Roadhouse
Lucky Pelican Bistro
Wheat + Water Italian Kitchen
Peach's (lunch only, SR70 E)
Rico's Pizzeria (they deliver)
Popi's Place
     Bangkok Tokyo
Hungry Howie's
Gecko's Grill
First Watch (lunch only)
Caddy Shak
Smoothie King
Cedar Reef Fish Camp
China Village
Subway (Palm Brush Trail)
Full Belly Stuffed Burgers
Menchies Frozen Yogurt

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:

Tandoor Indian Cuisine
Apollonia Grill
C'est La Vie
Fresh Kitchen
Bonefish Grill
Five Guys
Glory Days Grill
       Poppo's Taqueria
Valentino Pizzeria Trattoria
Maple Street Biscuit Company
Ruby Tuesday
Panera Bread
California Pizza Kitchen
Pei Wei

Downtown Sarasota (30 minutes)
For the wide list of restaurants in the downtown Sarasota area, see

If you're in the mood for seafood, Walt's Fish Market Restaurant in Sarasota has rave reviews online and from among our guests.

   Fiorelli Winery
"Wine and Dine in the Vines" at
Fiorelli Winery, five minutes from us
St. Armands Circle (35 minutes)
Here's a list of restaurants off Lido Key, the nearest (and best) beach to us: 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.

Siesta Key Oyster Bar
Owen's Fish Camp
Blue Rooster
White Buffalo Saloon
The Gator Club
5 O'Clock Club
Boatyard Waterfront Grill
Mattison's City Grille
The Venue
Burns Court Bistro

Lakewood Ranch:
Main Street Trattoria

Cortez Kitchen

Anna Maria Island:
Island Time Bar & Grill
Blue Marlin
Ugly Grouper
Dcoy Ducks

Pop's Sunset Grill

Casey Key Fish House

Venice Beach:
Sharky's on the Pier
Woody's River Roo

The Angry Rooster
Motorworks Brewing
Joyland Country
Bradenton Blues Festival

Englewood Beach:
White Elephant Pub
Sand Bar Tiki and Grille
Farlow's on the Water
Lock and Key Restaurant

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Reservations: 1-347-467-0515,  Address: 83rd Ave E, Myakka City, FL, 34251.