With countless dining options located within walking distance of the show, here are a just a few fan favorites.
1. Marina Jack - Located on show grounds, this seafood spot boasts expansive water views, an outdoor raw bar patio, a piano bar, and an upstairs dining room.
2. Oleary's Tiki Bar & Grill - Also located on site, this breezy outpost offers casual food and drinks in an open-air, tropical-themed, beach-side joint.
3. Café Epicure - Located on Main Street just steps away from the show, this sunlit trattoria offers features Italian fare, house-made baked goods and cocktails in a relaxed venue.
4. Selva - Also on Main Street, this Peruvian eatery dishes up inventive ceviche and sizable cocktails in a chic room with elegant decor.
5. Buddy Brew Coffee - Grab a cup o' joe at this charming coffee joint, located on Palm Avenue less than a block off Main Street.
6. Mattison's City Grille - Enjoy an evening outdoors at this tiki-inspired, Main Street restaurant, which features live music every night, plenty of cocktails, and a varied menu of New American favorites.
7. Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse - Located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, this high-end steakhouse serves grilled meats, seafood and cocktails in a sophisticated setting.
8. Yume Sushi - This Main Street spot is a casual choice for traditional sushi, house rolls and Japanese dishes with daily lunch specials.
9. Tavern on Main - This down-to-earth neighborhood pub in downtown Sarasota features more than 50 rotating craft brews on tap, plus pool, TVs and snacks.
10. C'est La Vie - Grab everything from croissants to crêpes for breakfast or lunch at this French café and bakery with indoor and outdoor seating on Main Street.
Many public and private parking options are located within walking distance of the Suncoast Boat Show and at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, where a free, convenient shuttle will operate daily. For more information about the boat show, call 800-940-7642 or visit ShowManagement.com. To make travel arrangements, contact the show's official travel partner, BoatShowHotels.com, at 866-877-3083 or visit BoatShowHotels.com.