From champagne and orange juice to chicken and waffles, brunch is a favorite meal! The perfect Sunday activity following a night out, it allows us to rejuvenate and repair the damage done the night before. It's an opportunity to relax and dine while sipping a little hair of the dog. Feed your body, spirit, and mind at any of these best brunch restaurants in Sarasota. Click on the links for additional info and to navigate to their websites.

Duval's Fresh. Local. Seafood

Check out the Brunch Menu on Sundays!  Stop in anytime between 11 am and 3 pm.  Passionate about seafood and superb service you will love this experience. Consistently garnering rave reviews on Trip Advisor, Open Table, and Yelp, they are a hot ticket for Sunday Brunch in Downtown Sarasota.

Sarasota Breakfast House

Just as the name implies, Breakfast House is indeed a house! Cute and charming inside, it's like waking up in Grandma's house the morning after, and the food, it's on point! The menu is extensive, offering traditional breakfast and lunch items, it has something for everyone, even gluten-free and vegan. They provide a daily quiche, and the Tuscan Benedict never disappoints; three eggs gently enveloping spinach, sundried tomatoes, and mushrooms, it's topped with a warm pesto hollandaise.

Shore St. Armand's

Shore Diner is an open-air, mid-century Florida beach café boasting a menu utilizing ingredients from local farms to create a fabulous abundance of choices. One of Open Table's Top 100 restaurants read more here:

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Lido Beach Grille

Featured in Southern Living Magazine as one of “Florida’s best brunches,” this award-winning brunch offers everything from a freshly carved prime rib, to chicken and waffles. Rightfully so their seafood and raw displays are immense, fresh and succulent. Sip an ice-cold champagne or a mimosa while enjoying sensational views at this Best of Brunch restaurant where they serve every Sunday from 10:30 am - 2 pm, except on major holidays You will need a reservation, call ahead to 941.388.2161.

Louies Modern

A New American Brasserie located in the heart of Downtown Sarasota serves a brunch buffet from 10 am to 3 pm. Sink or swim with Bottomless Mimosas or Bloody Marys (Brunch is $35 bottomless drinks add $5) and feast on fresh crab legs, shrimp, prime rib, omelets, salads, fruits, and desserts while you relax. The staff does not pressure you to leave here! Take your time and enjoy yourself at this best Sunday Brunch restaurant on Palm in Sarasota.

Siesta Key Oyster Bar

Head to Siesta Key Oyster Bar, known by locals as SKOB,  by land or by sea (yes, you can arrive by boat). Eclectic and unpretentious, it does not get much better than seafood and beers on the water. Their Brunch Menu includes healthy choices, specialty mimosas, traditional breakfasts and a killer Lobster Benedict.  Not a buffet, this best of restaurant is also ala carte. Oh, and bring some $1's to leave behind on the walls inside!

Made Restaurant

Made offers a modern, upscale vibe with fresh local ingredients. From their classic mimosas and bloody marys to their eclectic Sunday brunch menu, Made is quickly becoming a go-to spot thanks to dishes like the BGFT pictured below. Sink your teeth into house-made Pimento Cheese, Billionaire bacon, beer and bacon collard greens, a fried green tomato, and poached egg, slathered in chipotle hollandaise. Now that's a breakfast sandwich! 

Station 400 Sarasota

This Ala Carte brunch allows you to start with one of their specialty drinks, a mimosa, for $7.50.  Choose a Pomegranate or Blood Orange Mimosa, an Elderflower Cucumber concoction, or one of their seasonal Mimosas. Housed in a restored train depot from 1892, Station 400 offered a rustic vibe where everything is fresh and prepared to perfection.

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Sunnyside Cafe

Find Traditional and Vegan options at Sunnyside Café, a neighborhood breakfast and lunch restaurant focused on bringing fresh and delicious food to Sarasota. Family-owned with homemade recipes, Sunnyside Cafe strives to bring you the best brunch possible. Their vast menu and dedication to supplying fantastic food make this hidden gem worth a try from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays.

Ophelia's On the Bay

Ophelia's on The Bay offers a great atmosphere with a decadent brunch to match. With an outside deck overlooking the key, you can linger over their captivating Menu Selections including craft cocktails, and our fave the Siesta Gin and Flowers.  A mix of Bar Hill Honey Gin, Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic, and Orchid Petals, it is one of the best!  Enjoy their yummy soups, salads, a raw bar, along with breakfast and lunch chef's plates. You order a la carte at Opehlia's from 11 am to 2 pm.

Next time you wake up and are in need of a little day-drinking, pick one of the best brunch restaurants in Sarasota and let them pamper you as you linger over a memorable meal! And be sure to register with us at 941area, we're your free guide to the best local dining in Sarasota!  
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