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Indigenous

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American, Organic, Seafood, Bistro
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239 South Links Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
9417064740
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Beautiful remodeled old Florida cracker cottages, with an amazing outdoor...
Beautiful remodeled old Florida cracker cottages, with an amazing outdoor seating area.
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    Very good
  • 20
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  • 14
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Love the atmosphere

Walking up the street to this cute house reminded me of an area on Block Island or a small beach front New England town. The house itself is small and quirky with a wine bar in a separate house towards the back. The outside spaces, a porch and backyard, are super cool places to eat. I ordered the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Walking up the street to this cute house reminded me of an area on Block Island or a small beach front New England town. The house itself is small and quirky with a wine bar in a separate house towards the back. The outside spaces, a porch and backyard, are super cool places to eat. I ordered the special fish... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My partner and I had heard good things from friends about this award winning restaurant. I seldom write a negative review, but this time I motivated by concern about the source of the shrimp. After enjoying the delicious appetizers (mushroom soup for my dining partner and zucchini and greens for me,) we both had the Gulf shrimp with curried peanuts... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The outside patio is a relaxing, Florida ambience on a wrap around porch in an artsy enclave of town. Our waiter was knowlegable, friendly and provided excellent service. The cococnut ceviche appetizer was a wonderful mix of lemongrass, citrus and coconut that woke up the palate. The entrees, the cobia and the amberjack, were of the freshest and highest quality... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I love restaurants like Indigenous! It's a small house converted into a cozy restaurant that cares about every single detail. The service is spot on and the food, phenomenal! I can honestly say the ceviche was the best I've ever had. The presentation was very "down home" as it was served in a mason jar alongside some homemade crackers. The... More 

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Omaha
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

When we travel, we always seek out restaurants that have James Beard nominated/winning chefs. This was one of those places. But, let me start with the atmosphere. This restaurant is in a converted house. So, it is small and quaint. The bar is in a separate building in the back and the dining is in the main rooms of the... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We started out with a round of appetizers dining al fresco with another couple. The Parmesan Beignets were my favorite... light and not too sweet. The coconut ceviche was also very good and a bit different from other ceviches I've had. I ordered the Wild Caught Gulf Shrimp for my entree and loved what they did with it. The presentation... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Started going to Indigenous soon after it opened. The innovative menu and excellent prep with an attentive and helpful staff made it top on my list for very special occasions. That was until June 16th. Menu was limited, excluding items that were in their website menu. Even with soup, entree and desert, the highlight was the cheese cracker they serve... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We have eaten at Indigenous several times, and every time the food, service, atmosphere and the entire experience have been the absolute pinnacle of what you'd expect in a fine restaurant. The staff are very friendly but highly professional and knowledgeable while being accommodating and low key. The food is excellent, and every single thing we've had there has been... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The only mild disappointment we had was that the wine list was heavy California and we would have liked to seen more of a selection outside the US. Also the bread for the table was a cheese wafer however, good if you are avoiding that carb ;) Our meals were amazing. We began with the Chef's signature Mushroom Soup (the... More 

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Louisville, KY.
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The problem I had was we wanted reservations at 6:30 and were told on a Thursday the only thing they had for Saturday night was 5:30 or 7:30. We arrived at about 5:25 and were told the staff was in a meeting and it would be about 10 minutes. First off I didn't want 5:30 and if you require me... More 

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Additional Information about Indigenous

Address: 239 South Links Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: 9417064740
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
Cuisine: American, Organic, Seafood, Bistro

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 239 South Links Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 9417064740

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Organic, Seafood, Bistro

Description

Beautiful remodeled old Florida cracker cottages, with an amazing outdoor seating area.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?