Amish, gourmet and seafood restaurants are the top choices when deciding where to dine.

Locals from Sarasota and nearby area as well as families from all over the country have made Yoders Amish Restaurant (3434 Bahia Vista St., 941-955-7777) a family tradition. It is said that Mrs. Yoder's homemade pies are the biggest draw. "The secret is in the crust and the fresh fruit fillings," says Mrs.Yoder.

20-year-old Euphemia Haye restaurant combines a great menu (peppered and pan-fried steak, snapper baked in a pistachio crust), an extensive wine list. It also offers salads, lighter bites, and desserts in its second-floor loft . Because of its unique cuisine, this restaurant has won Florida Trend's Golden Spoon award seven years running.

Whether your a full time resident of Sarasota or just visiting, Barnacle Bill's Seafood Restaurant and Market is a “the place” for lobster, fish, shrimp and crab.