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Where to Dine on the Water Near Palmetto, FL

With the long weekend upon us, there’s plenty of extra time to dine on the water near Palmetto!

Our area boasts beautiful waterfront restaurants offering everything from tropical drinks to the freshest seafood entrees and more. You don’t want to miss all of the delicious places to dine on the water this Memorial Day Weekend and during the upcoming summer months!

Here are 4 restaurants that offer magnificent waterfront dining:

The Crow’s Nest

After a day on the water, pull your boat up and finish the day in the Venice Inlet at The Crow’s Nest, where you will find a casual, yet fine dining experience. Enjoy offerings from the raw bar, soups and salads, the daily fresh catch and a plethora of steaks cooked to perfection.

Dockside Waterfront Grill

The name says it all at Dockside Waterfront Grill! A local gem, enjoy views of the bay while dining in the open air atmosphere. For lighter fare, try their succulent lobster rolls, salads or tacos. Or if you have a grander appetite from being on the water all afternoon, perhaps the pasta dishes and seafood entrees are more suitable. Whatever you choose, you certainly won’t leave hungry!

The Old Salty Dog

Dine on the water at an old Florida favorite, The Old Salty dog has three locations in City Island, Siesta Key and Venice Island. Start with their delicious and spicy housemade crab dip or conch fritters. Order from the raw or steamed bar, or go the burger and fish taco route while you enjoy the mesmerizing waterfront views.

Ophelia’s On the Bay

Get front row seats to Little Sarasota Bay as you dine on the water seated at their open air patio. At Ophelia’s, savor the flavors of classic American cuisine with an international twist. The menu changes daily, so you’re always in for a surprise! On a given night you may have steak tartare, eggplant crepes or escargot! Of course there are plenty of seafood entrees and salads if you have a more traditional palate.

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