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Indigenous

239 South Links Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
9417064740
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Ranked #12 of 828 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bistro, Organic
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Beautiful remodeled old Florida cracker cottages, with an amazing outdoor seating area.
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English first
Venice, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Indigenous provides a unique menu: healthy, vegetarian dishes to double decker burgers which should satisfy everyone's palate. I has a snapper special which was phenomenal. My guests each had the burgers and loved them. Most importantly, the wait staff us exceptional. I can't recall our server's name. She was invisible!! Our wine glasses were filled and meals served magically. She... More

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

One of the best meals in a long time. Everything was perfect and delicious. Highly recommend. Exquisite menu, food preparation and presentation and service.

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Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This close to downtown property is a renovated home with a really cool and neat atmosphere. The cobia was outstanding while the other guests seemed to really enjoy the Uncles Burger. This was a really neat experience.

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We've been to Indigenous at last 4-5 times in the last 6-8 months and every time it seems to get better. It's reasonably priced and the staff is terrific. This is gourmet dining at its best with incredible combinations of seasonings and cutting edge techniques. Their wine list is terrific and reasonably priced, but even more impressive is their staff.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We really enjoyed our dinner. The wild mushroom bisque was simply outstanding and the fish really good. We will be back!

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Lakeland, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

This was one of the best meals we have ever had on Florida's west coast..mushroom soup was outstanding as was wife's grouper and my cobia. We will be returning soon. Best soup, ever!

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Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We've eaten here twice and both times the food was oustanding. The wild mushroom bisque is terrific and could be a meal by itself and all the fish dishes are unique and flavorful. The snapper is oustanding as is the cobia and sturgeon. We sat at the bar in a small and intimate room in the back of the main... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We were disappointed at the insensitive service and the food quality. The hamburger was more than well done and was overly peppered. The cobia was fishy but good fish, The food was not prepared as expected. I would not recommend at this time. The ambiance and the atmosphere on the inside of the restaurant was very nice.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Visited for lovely dinner with my husband. We had the "Hook to Fish" and Plentiful and Abundant Fish specials -- both delicious!! We also tried the Parmesan Beignets, which I did not care for (they seemed underdone in the center, which my husband thought was a filling?). The inside seating was a bit too dark, but the food was well... More

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Lanark, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

This is a real 'foodies' restaurant. Freshest ingredients. Healthy (if you want). Serves beer and wine only, it's definitely the food that matters here. Lots of fresh fish dishes, one better than the next, not overpowered by too many accompaniments. Looking forward to returning, best meal of a three week stay in Sarasota. Great, informative staff who made our big... More

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