Though we tend to emphasize our efforts on helping local businesses, there are also lots of chain restaurants in Sarasota that deserve a mention here and there, too. If you were to ask me, there’s something nostalgic about sitting at a chain restaurant with your family catching up on your days and ordering chicken fingers from the kid's menu, regardless of what time it is. 

Sarasota is home to chain restaurants from all ends of the spectrum. Some are grab-n-go fast-casual destinations and others are fine dining steakhouses in Sarasota that welcome you with open arms for your next special occasion. 

No matter the reason why you stop by, these are our favorite chain restaurants near Sarasota (from fast-casual to fine dining)! 

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Evie's Tavern & Grill on Main St.
4.9  5 Rating (6)
1560 Main St, Sarasota FL, 34236
Anything but your standard sports bar. Evie’s Tavern & Grill is the hottest new addition to downtown Sarasota’s Main Street. Offering excellent homemade...
Daiquiri Deck | Siesta Key Village
4.7  5 Rating (8)
5250 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key FL, 34242
The original and world famous Daiquiri Deck is located in the heart of Siesta Key Village in Sarasota, Florida. Our Restaurant and Raw Bar are a favorite...
Salem's Gyros & More - Hwy 41
5.0  5 Rating (1)
5635 14th St W, Bradenton FL, 34207
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Tijuana Flats
4.6  5 Rating (3)
1635 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota FL, 34239
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Little Greek Fresh Grill - Lakewood Ranch
5.0  5 Rating (1)
8310 Market Street, Lakewood Ranch FL, 34202
Little Greek uses the freshest and most flavorful ingredients to deliver its Greek yummy goodness
Winghouse Bar & Grill | Bradenton
4.9  5 Rating (3)
5105 14th St W, Bradenton FL, 34207
Ker's WingHouse is a relaxing and casual sport-theme bar and grill.
Buffalo Wild Wings | North Port
4.9  5 Rating (1)
18379 Tamiami Trail, North Port FL, 34287
Lively sports-bar chain dishing up wings & other American pub grub amid lots of large-screen TVs.
Cody's Original Roadhouse, Bradenton
Restaurant $
895 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton FL, 34207
Better & More! Come try some of our signature Hand Cut USDA Choice, and Prime steaks. Each entree comes with Cody's bottomless salad. Buy 1 get 1 drink...
Duffy's Sports Grill
Bar & Restaurant $$
3005 University Pkwy, Sarasota FL, 34243
An american sports pub in Sarasota that serves up tasty pub grub!
Glory Days Grill | Sarasota
4.5  5 Rating (1)
8253 Cooper Creek Boulevard, Sarasota FL, 34201
Recently opened in Sarasota, the Glory Days Grill is your hometown sports pub and restaurant. Watch the games on the many screens while enjoying cold...
Stonewood Grill & Tavern
Restaurant $$
5415 University Pkwy, Sarasota FL, 34201
Each of our 12 Stonewood locations is shaped by the community in which it resides and flavored with local favorites. Specials change seasonally and always...
The Melting Pot - Sarasota
Restaurant $$
1949 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota FL, 34236
The Melting Pot of Sarasota is a fondue restaurant dedicated to delivering the ultimate dining experience. We strive to provide the perfect night out...
Kona Grill | Sarasota
4.1  5 Rating (2)
150 University Town Center Dr., Suite #150, Sarasota FL, 34243
Kona Grill restaurant offers an experience unrivaled in Sarasota. The unique combination of upscale American food freshly prepared in a scratch kitchen,...
Seasons 52-Sarasota
5.0  5 Rating (2)
170 University Town Center Dr, Sarasota FL, 34243
Seasons 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar featuring a seasonal menu and an award-winning wine list. We believe in seasonal cooking, inspired by the fresh...
The Capital Grille (Sarasota)
Bar & Restaurant $$
180 University Town Center Dr, Ste 105, Sarasota FL, 34243
The Capital Grille is a fine dining restaurant & steakhouse. We use only the freshest ingredients for our artfully prepared dishes....