There are so many great options in Lakewood Ranch to eat & drink, or just hang out with friends.
From a full sit-down meal, to healthy options you can take with you, Main Street Lakewood Ranch offers a bit of everything.
This one street has such an array of cuisine that we wanted to highlight all of the options for food & drink on Main Street Lakewood Ranch in a fun walking tour.
So, let’s take a walk down Main Street.
Station 400 – We start on the corner at Station 400. This local family owned breakfast and lunch spot has two locations. The LWR one is inspired by a railroad depot building, similar to their downtown Sarasota location, but with a modern feel. From pancakes and mimosas, to delicious sandwiches and beer, Station 400 offers something for everyone!
Our personal faves: French Toast Bites and the Station 400 Chipotle Club Sandwich
Learn more about Station 400 here:
Starbucks – This one is pretty self-explanatory, I think. There are quick food & snack options, coffee, tea, and other beverages. Also, you can use free WiFi and a spot to sit and do work or read a book while you watch the Main Street traffic go by. You can also order on the app and pick it up in the store for a quick coffee run!
Our personal faves: Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte with Bacon & Gruyere Egg Bites
GROVE – –Grove Lakewood Ranch features locally inspired dishes with fresh ingredients and happy hour deals daily from 3-7PM. Their vibe is Contemporary American cuisine, with house-made specialties including dishes like seared Ahi Tuna Nachos and Beef Brisket Poutine. Their patio is huge, with gas fire places and sofas, and this is usually a pretty happening spot so they do take reservations. Grove Lakewood Ranch also has a large ballroom to host events, such as Yoga in the Ballroom and Wines Around the World pairing nights. They also offer brunch on Saturdays & Sundays!
Our personal faves: Brisket Sliders and the Grouper Piccata
Learn more about the Grove here: https://www.grovelwr.com/
Inkawasi – Inkawasi is a Peruvian Restaurant in Lakewood Ranch offering traditional Peruvian food and tapas. They have food specials and wine & beer specials during happy hour Monday to Friday from 3-7PM. The food and service is always incredible, with an emphasis on a unique fusion of flavors from Europe, Asia, and Africa. They have live music on the weekends and recommend making a reservation if you plan to dine here on Friday or Saturday nights. They also offer Wine Pairing dinners and those are really a special treat!
Our personal faves: The beef empanadas (SO GOOD) and the Tallarin Saltado / Flamed noodles.
Michael is more adventurous and loves the Octopus in Anticucho Sauce / Pulpo a la Parrilla.
Learn more about Inkawasi here:
Remy’s on Main – This is a relatively new family-owned restaurant and bar, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu offers a modern take on American comfort food along with a few family delicacies, including a bulgogi benedict, a Korean twist on eggs benedict. Remy’s has live music outside occasionally and the owners are usually around to make sure you have an amazing experience.
Our personal faves: Bulgogi Nachos and the NY Strip
Learn more about Remy’s here: https://www.remysonmain.com/
Sofia’s- This is also a relatively new spot on Main Street, offering modern Mediterranean cuisine in a really cool setting. This building was formerly a teaching kitchen as part of the USF Culinary program, so the new owners left the open kitchen and transformed the space into a dining experience reminiscent of being welcomed into a home.
All of the ingredients are local and there are daily specials inspired by the season. They have live music and special events planned periodically, and feature a private room for parties or cooking classes you can book separately!
Our personal faves: I could list a few… Burrata, Arancina, Salmon Limoncello, Pappardelle with Prawns & Scallops…this is making me hungry!
Learn more about Sofia’s here:
Hana- Hana Sushi Lounge is a great spot for traditional Asian cuisine with a modern take on the execution, as well as some fusion flavors. They offer sushi roll and drink specials in the bar Monday-Thursday from 5-6:30PM for Happy Hour, and a new secret cocktail each day (ask about it)! Their menu is extensive, so you are sure to find something for everyone.
Our personal faves: Sizzling Teriyaki and the LWR Roll :)
Learn more about Hana here: https://hanasushiloungelwr.com/
Casa Maya– Casa Maya Mexican Restaurant has delicious authentic Mexican food with some modern cuisine. They offer discounted Margaritas during happy hour, along with beer and wine specials, daily from 4-6PM. This is a great spot to sit outside or in and enjoy a bite! We love visiting Casa Maya!
Our personal faves: The nachos are my personal favorite and everything is so fresh when you order it. Michael loves their Mole sauce, which is not easy to make (believe me, I have tried!) And of course, the margs!
Learn more about Casa Maya here: https://casamayalwr.com/
McGrath’s- Every community needs an Irish pub (in my opinion), and McGrath’s Irish Ale House is a great one to check out! Experience a true taste of Ireland with their mix of family recipe inspired dishes and traditional European offerings.
They have happy hour every day from 3-6 with terrific food & drink specials. They also have events throughout the week, like Ladies Night, Bingo, and live Irish music. McGrath’s hosts a street-wide St. Patrick’s Day event every year that you won’t want to miss!
Our personal faves: Scotch Egg, Corned Beef Rueben, and McGrath’s Smoked Old Fashioned is really fun!
Learn more about McGrath’s here:
Pinchers – Pinchers on Main Street, Lakewood Ranch is a small Florida-based Family owned seafood restaurant chain. They have a large menu featuring many seafood items and Florida classics. They also offer some great deals with Happy Hour food and 2-for-1 drink specials from 3-6PM every day. Their covered patio is a terrific place to dine, rain or shine!
Our personal faves: Pincher’s Crab Cake and Grouper Tacos
Learn more about Pincher’s here:
Ed’s- Ed’s Tavern in Lakewood Ranch is a sports pub and a great place to catch a game. They have a large menu with something for everyone and great Happy Hour deals daily from 4-7PM. They also do live music on weekends, various Trivia nights, special sporting event nights (Go Lightning!), and more! There is always something to do at Ed’s!
Our personal faves: Fried Pickles and the Big Cowboy Burger
Learn more about Ed’s here:
Fine Wine on Main – Fine Wine & Tastings on Main is a wine bar and shop with over 450 wines and snacks, too. They offer Happy Hour specials on glasses of wine Tuesday to Friday from 5-7PM. They also hold monthly wine tastings, wine walks, and other special events which are always a blast. You can also buy a few bottles to take home and enjoy later!
Our personal faves: We love the charcuterie combination board! Paired with a few red wines when we make our own tasting, of course. The wines change frequently so there is always something new to try!
Learn more about Fine Wine & Tastings here:
Main Street Trattoria – Main Street Trattoria in Lakewood Ranch is a casual Italian restaurant with bar bites and drink specials daily from 3-7PM and Sunday all day. They have a cool service window to the outside and seats along the sidewalk where you can listen to live music on certain nights.
Our personal faves: Margherita Flatbread and Gnocchi Vodka
Learn more about MST here:https://mainstreettrattoria.com/
Paris Bistrot – Take a trip to France, right here on Main Street when you dine at Paris Bistrot. The setting feels like a true Parisian café, and the food it consistently delicious. This is always one of our favorite date night spots. Definitely worth a visit!
Our personal faves: French Onion Soup, Canard à l’Orange, St Marteen Crepe
Learn more about Paris Bistrot here:
Craft – Craft Growlers to Go serves cold pints, tasting flights, beer to go, and delicious food on Main Street. They have a huge selection of beer on tap that is always changing, plus some other options for the non-beer drinkers. They offer great bites and snacks, pizzas, sandwiches, and more. Grab a game to play and stay awhile, or catch some live music while you sip. We love a stop at Craft!
Our personal faves: The Cuban sandwich and deviled eggs.
Learn more about Craft here:
Power Meals- Power Meals is newer to Main Street and offers a quick service option for those on the go. They create delicious and healthy paleo meals prepared for you, so you can preorder, grab and go, or get an event catered. The menu changes weekly and you can order online to pick up what you want.
Full disclosure- we haven’t personally tried this one yet!
Learn more about Power Meals here:
With all of these amazing options on Main Street, you certainly won’t go hungry!
We didn’t even begin to describe all of the other incredible restaurants throughout the Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota area. If we did, this would be a VERY long post.
Needless to say, there are endless options for great food in the Lakewood Ranch area!
For more personal recommendations or any questions about Lakewood Ranch, contact us! We are always happy to help!