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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, Late Night, 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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  • 263
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    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Andrea R
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
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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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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Sarasota, Florida
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Whenever I dine here, it's a real treat. The mushroom soup is enough for me to make a reservation in advance. The menu changes regularly depending upon what they procure, so it's a farm/sea/land to table place situated in quaint cottages. I've always had wonderful and friendly service. There is also a relaxed feel to the outside tables, although in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The chef is one of the best!!! Love the Brussell sprout salad, burger and everything on the menu. I love sitting in the wine bar.

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South Florida, Florida
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268 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We found everything just O.K. The food was uninspiring - although true to the claim of local. The service was unacceptable. There was an attitude here of superiority that was certainly not matched by the menu or atmosphere. The prices, however, were definitely

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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?