If you are looking for a restaurant with real Old Florida Charme, this would be the one. The atmosphere is very casual, and with its rustic interior and the waterview it feels indeed very tropical. The Restaurant is located in a nicely decorated wood buildung with an outside terrace.  

What they serve here, is mainly seafood: all is well prepared in many different ways. A good choice among the entrees are the seafood platters, you can get your favorite dishes either steamed, baked or charbroild. And besides oyster, which of course are a large part of the menue, there is allways fresh fish included. If you plan to sit outside during sunset in summer, take a insect repellent with you, because there might be lots of mosquitos (Off! Deep Woods Towelettes are working really well). 

Philippi Creek Village Oyster Bar, 5353 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota (941) 925-4444