Did you say table for 10? Dining out with a large party can sometimes be a nightmare as everyone waits for their order to arrive. While the food should be good, the service shouldn't keep the table happy all night long. That's why we've found the best restaurants in Sarasota for group dining that not only guarantee delicious food but quality service as well. 

Shore St. Armand's

For an excellent dining experience, head to Shore, the popular American seafood restaurant that offers a wide range of food and drink options. The atmosphere is upscale yet casual, the service is great, and prices are reasonable. 

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Crab & Fin

This classy seafood restaurant in St. Armands knows how to keep its guest returning by switching out the menu daily. There's a huge seafood menu with chicken and steak options, too. Customers rave about the outdoor seating, great location, and wonderful food. 

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Columbia Restaurant

The saying is "variety is the spice of life," and this Cuban restaurant agrees. Columbia Restaurant offers guests an extensive 10+ page menu, which may be intimidating at first, but the servers will recommend some popular choices like their 1905 Salad, which is packed with lettuce, cheese, ham, and green olives. 

Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar

If you're looking for a restaurant with a fun atmosphere where you can be dressed up or dressed down, check out this casual seafood restaurant that overlooks Phillippi Creek. There's a large menu with great seafood options, so everyone in your group is sure to find something they'll enjoy. 

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Marina Jack: Sarasota Bayfront

Simply put, Marina Jack has great food with an equally impressive view. That's not to downplay the restaurant because Marina offers its guest the opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal while watching the boats and the sunset, not to mention amazing drinks, too.

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Siesta Key Oyster Bar

This small restaurant in Siesta Key has great food, drinks, and service. Some recommended menu options are the clam chowder soup and Keith's Seafood Tacos where you can choose from Mahi, tuna, shrimp, or grouper. There's also live music with a rock band playing each night of the week, making for a fun group dinner. 

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Old Salty Dog City Island

The Old Salty Dog is located steps away from the water and is an excellent place for gathering with a group friends or coworkers for lunch. While it's a seafood restaurant, special accommodations can be made for vegetarians. 

Cafe Gabbiano

Cafe Gabbiano offers great service and a high-quality Italian menu in an intimate, wine cellar-like setting. There are plenty of veal options on the menu, but the recommended ones are veal scallopini and veal marsala.

Next time you go out to eat with a large group, check out one of the best Sarasota restaurants for group dining and a more enjoyable evening.

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