3 Unbeatable Downtown Sarasota Lunch Spots

Joey Lamielle
Joey Lamielle
Published on November 3, 2018

Anyone that knows me, knows that I LOVE to eat!

Lucky for those of us that live in Sarasota, we have more than our fair share of options to grab some great grub at any hour of the day or night.

Although I’m partial to breakfast, I know many of you find yourselves searching for the perfect spot to grab lunch when in downtown Sarasota.

Again, you have more than a few options to choose from but here are a few of my all-time faves!

State Street Eating House + Cocktails

Although the menu isn’t long, it is definitely focused and offers a variety of options that always deliver on both taste and presentation. Their burger is delicious and I’ve always been a fan of the wild salmon salad when looking for a lighter bite. Their sides are mouthwatering and the cocktails…well damn; they are equal parts creative and devilish. 

State Street Eating House Sarasota

Pho Cali

It seems I’m not the only one that can’t get enough of Pho Cali because this place is packed every time I come (which is often). Just as you might expect, the portions are very generous, but not to the point where they become overwhelming. Still, be prepared to have leftovers ; ) One reason I think this has become a lunchtime institution in Downtown Sarasota is that their servers are excellent at getting you in and out if you need to get back to the office on time.  Make sure when you go to dive into their heavenly noodle bowls – some of the best in town!


If a burger is what you’re craving, you’d be cheating yourself to go anywhere but Made, recognized as having one of the best burgers in Sarasota. Looking for a midday pick-me-up? Dig into the Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich, frequently recognized for having just the right amount of spice to tickle those taste buds and clear the sinuses. The entire menu is bold but more than crave-worthy. 

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I am constantly striving to live my best life in Sarasota and helping everyone I come across do the same thing! 

That is why I have started this blog to keep you informed on all things Sarasota from dining and events to real estate and finance. I would be honored if you would subscribe to this blog so I can help keep you in the loop on the best elements that make Sarasota so special. 

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