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239 S Links Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-6926
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Long Island, NY
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100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I came here once before and thought it was just OK. Everyone kept telling us how great Indigenous is, so we decided to give it another try. Well, I'm so glad we did. Everything was absolutely delicious and we plan on coming back again very soon.

Thank Dian
Sarasota, Florida
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our second time at Indigenous. The ambiance is very nice, especially outside on the patio. The food is always fresh and enjoyable. My only complaint is that the menu is very limited. I do not eat red meat and there always seem to be more meat dishes than seafood or chicken. I have to agree with the reviewer... More 

Thank Floridatraveler320
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139 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with friends who really enjoy this eclectic restaurant. Very limited menu and very unaccommodating staff. As I have a onion food allergy I asked what was there I could safely eat. Practically nothing was the response. I recognize that is my problem, not theirs, but I found they had little interest in making any special arrangements to accommodating me... More 

Thank NewJerseyMovieman
86LIST, Manager at Indigenous, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not enjoy your evening. We accommodate guests allergies to the best of our abilities. It is true that there are onions, shallots, green scallions, and garlic in quite a bit of the menu items, and sometimes the tiny kitchen we have doesnt have access to a lot of alternatives. Some nights selections are more spread... More 

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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I and another couple decided to visit this place after hearing some good things about it and the good reviews. Well, I will tell you that I will NEVER be going here again!! The menu for entrees is quite small, so I would think when you have 5 choices of a meal that each should be done... More 

2 Thank awaggs23
86LIST, Owner at Indigenous, responded to this review

We are terribly sorry to hear of your bad experience at our restaurant. We as the management team strive to be the best we can for our guests. Please take our apology into consideration, that is not how we do business. We do care very much here and we will discuss this issue with our team. More 

Piedmont, Canada
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must stop everything is fresh and delicious!!! Try the donuts very different tasty and nice

Thank FibreFil
Toronto, Canada
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128 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to Indigenous. While we did not enjoy it as much as our first time, the meal was very good. Definitely one of the best restaurants in Sarasota. Nice atmosphere - best to reserve a table outside on the patio. Just lovely in amongst the greenery and patio lights. The tiny basket with the three little... More 

Thank CAM1202
Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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149 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant on our way through Sarasota and were very happy to find it!! The menu is very interesting - standard items and three different specials that are the freshest offerings they have for the day. It was very hard to decide what to get - my husband got the Shrimp Bolognese and I had... More 

Thank lalee1149
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We followed our excellent server's excellent suggestions and enjoyed every bite of our meal. Four of us shared the braised short ribs, pork belly and beignet (which we are sure came straight from Heaven) appetizers. The beignets made the best sharing dish. The wild mushroom bisque lived up to its billing as a signature dish most often ordered. My Uncles... More 

Thank Lorelei F
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first time at this restaurant. We ordered the sturgeon appetizer which was delicious. My husband had the Cobia special with angel hair pasta fried into a crisp pancake - that was delicious too. The shrimp in the Shrimp Bolognese tasted off to me and I could not eat them with confidence. Both the server and another waiter... More 

3 Thank taragreen2016
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything from the beignets to our entree's delighted us. A meal we will remember. Excellent service and loved the porch as our dining location. Top notch restaurant .. exceptional fish preparation.

1 Thank Lisa K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $28
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 239 S Links Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-6926
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 9417064740
Beautiful remodeled old Florida cracker cottages, with an amazing outdoor seating area.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?