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239 South Links Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Perhaps The best restaurant in Sarasota. It is small with half the seating inside an old house and the other half on the patio. The patio is protected from the weather when needed. There is also a small wine bar that does have limited dining seating as well in a separate side building. The food is locally sourced and extraordinaryly... More 

Thank Glengariff
sarasota FL
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389 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, this is not a cheap eats place and the menu is limited...(more wines on the wine list than entrees...I kid you not.) I have to tell you, though, this is an excellent place for a great dinner. Most of the entrees are fish or seafood, I will grant you that. One of our party had the shortribs, and they... More 

Thank jeanninelehman
Sarasota, Florida
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Known for their farm to table commitment, each visit is therefore a surprise. A few standard selections are always there, but the specials are what to go for. Add to that a charming dining environment, knowledgable and down to earth staff and fair prices, it just cant be beat.

Thank BJontheRoad
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since our reservations were botched earlier this year, we've been back twice from the strength of our prior visits. Last week was the latest and thank god it was great: we were with my brother-in-law and sister-in-law. Since so many meals have been lackluster with them I was beginning to think he was a jinx! That wasn't the case Wednesday... More 

Thank Tony S
Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to dinner with friends.The restaurant is cute and past reviews raved about the food but complained about the service - we found the service excellent and everyone working at the restaurant helpful informed & friendly - they couldn't be better. My problem is with the limited menu. Not being a fish eater the only thing I could find was... More 

Thank Jackie B
Sarasota, Florida
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113 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a perfect example of what a local, non-franchised restaurant should be. Interesting, tasty, eclectic food served by pleasant staff in a friendly laid back environment. And not too expensive either. Offers both indoor or patio seating but neither is crusty or formal. Great place to chill and enjoy excellent frezh food. If you have a few minutes to... More 

Thank Mike D
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here 6 times or so and its been great every time. Mushroom bisque is the best I've had. The fresh catches are simple and delicious. I'm a fan of the service as well.

Thank TJ V
Longboat Key, Florida
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Indigenous is outstanding. Great indoor and outside eating; fabulous menu; creatively prepared high quality food; knowledgeable waitstaff. There is nothing better in Sarasota. James Beard recognized!

Thank kneel126
Louisville, KY.
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63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

It is always a great pleasure to enjoy dinner at Indigenous. To our delight they had cobia on this evening so the three of us ordered it. The flavors were great in this dish and the quantity they gave for $28 was greatly unexpected. Everything we had from salads to desert were all 5 star. We enjoyed our evening so... More 

Thank corvete001
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We dined on May 27, 2016. We are locals and this was not our first visit. Our party of 5 included 2 out of town guests. Two of our party were a little late in arriving and our waitress said she would "prefer to wait until they arrived" to tell us the specials. We asked again after a few minutes... More 

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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
American, Gluten Free
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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 South Links Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
  • 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?