downtown Sarasota
Downtown Sarasota

     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 nearest supermarket is 12 minutes down the road: Publix: 14605 E State Rd 70, Bradenton, FL.  We have utensils, dishes, glasses, a microwave, etc. and each guest room has a fridge.

If you feel like dining out, here are some nearby restaurants.

Publix Shopping Center
12 minutes from us:

Slim Chickens
Panda Express
Rico's Pizzeria

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, sample wines at a wine tasting bar or beer at Craft Growlers tasting room, and enjoy dinner at anyone of the following restaurants (all are within walking distance of each other and most have outdoor seating):

Main Street Trattoria (live music)
Inkawasi (Peruvian)
Casa Maya Mexican Restaurant
HANA Sushi Lounge
Paris Bistrot
Remy's on Main
Pinchers Crab Shack
Ed's Tavern
Craft Growlers to go and Tasting Room
Station 400 (breakfast and lunch only)
Big Olaf Creamery

The Green at Lakewood Ranch
Shopping center 15 minutes from us with the following restaurants:

Pacific Counter
Fuego Comida & Tequila Lounge
So Fresh
Panera Bread
Michelangelo Pizzeria (across the street)
Dim Sum Kitchen
Happy Dragon
Marco's Pizza
Urban Taco
Smoothie King
Subway (Palm Brush Trail)

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

Thai Spice & Sushi
Cassariano Italian Eatery
B&B Chophouse & Market

Lazy Gator Café
If you're spending the day in Myakka River State Park (a choice we highly recommend), the Lazy Gator Café has you covered. Located within the park, their menu includes alligator, seafood gumbo, vegetarian options, burgers, wraps, wine, and local beers.  Info here.

St. Armands Circle (35 minutes)
Here's a list of restaurants off Lido Key, the nearest (and best) beach to us: Our favorite restaurants are Shore and Green Zebra.

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

More Restaurants within 15 to 20 Minutes of Us

Libby's Brasserie
U-Yee Sushi & Grill
Hummus Bay
Whiskey Joe's (25 min)
Linger Lodge
Lucky Pelican Bistro
Wheat + Water Italian Kitchen
Peach's (lunch only, SR70 E)
   Speaks Clam Bar
First Watch (lunch only)
Pho House
Menchies Frozen Yogurt
Taste of China
Zenobia Mediterranean Grill
Mizu Sushi & Hibachi Express
Wolves Head Pizza & Wings
Acapulco Restaurant

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
Fresh Kitchen
Bonefish Grill
Glory Days Grill
Pei Wei
       Poppo's Taqueria
Valentino Pizzeria Trattoria
Ruby Tuesday
Panera Bread
California Pizza Kitchen

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
Boatyard Waterfront Grill
Mattison's City Grille

Woody's River Roo
Anna Maria Island:
Island Time Bar & Grill
Blue Marlin
Ugly Grouper
Dcoy Ducks

Pop's Sunset Grill

Venice Beach:
Sharky's on the Pier
Mattison's Riverwalk Grille
88 Live

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

Fiorelli Winery
"Wine and Dine in the Vines" at
Fiorelli Winery, five minutes from us

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