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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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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

1 Thank taragreen2016
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Lisa K
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is undoubtedly the best and most original restaurant in Sarasota. The menu changes with the seasons and the food is always the best available. The mushroom bisque is beyond compare, as are the bignets. The three nightly specials include a vegetarian option and are always excellent. The restaurant is situated in a house on a quiet street and it... More 

Thank Liz M
Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took friends from out of town to dinner. They own a very nice restaurant in Virginia. The service was good, food was outstanding. Looking forward to a return visit when I get back to Florida

Thank deskins
Venice, Florida
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Celebrated my birthday and couldn't have been more pleased. The Wild Mushroom Bisque was delicious. My husband and I both had the fish specials - grouper and cobia. They were wonderful, flavorful, fresh. I had apple cake and jalapeño ice cream for dessert. Ice cream with a kick was fun. I just made a reservation for a future date to... More 

Thank agpj
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent service and warm atmosphere. Highly recommend the lamb meatballs and the kimchi Caesar to start. The salad has a great balance of flavors. For dinner, the special from the garden was lettuce cups with quinoa, mushroom stuffing. It was divine. Also sampled the house pickled peppers....delicious. A great spot to dine!

Thank MMelanson
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you Adam and Steve for a fabulous birthday dinner for six. We Love the wine cottage.....and the sturgeon appetizer and red snapper and lamb were fabulous. See u soon. Ruth and Jack

Thank lwr05
Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far one of our favorite restaurants in Sarasota! The staff is always so friendly and helpful and Steve, the chef/owner always comes out to check how our meal was. You won't go wrong having dinner here!!

Thank BJRaz
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based on TA reviews we decided to try this restaurant and we were not disappointed. It's a charming place that used to be a house, so it's made up of small rooms and an outside patio. We had the parmesan beignets and mushroom bisque to start, they were amazing. We both had the sustainable fish main course that was cooked... More 

Thank mslater65
Chicago, Illinois
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1,866 reviews
987 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Indigenous, opened in 2011, has earned a reputation in many culinary circles as the No. 1 restaurant in the Sarasota area. A friend described it as "eclectic," whatever that means. Then I read some reviews. "Pleasantly surprised," one said. "Didn't live up to the hype," another said. Others said "outstanding" and "disappointing." Which is it? Fearing that it might not... More 

Thank Taylor B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $28
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?