Lakewood Ranch Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Lakewood Ranch

April 14, 2018 Randal Brittian

Lakewood Ranch is a master planned community located in southeastern Manatee County and northeastern Sarasota County Florida, United States. It is part of the North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Things to do in Lakewood Ranch

1. Thai Spice at Lakewood Ranch

8209 Natures Way, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202-4218 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 941-907-4747
Excellent
66%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 109 reviews

Thai Spice at Lakewood Ranch

Reviewed By angela s - Lakewood Ranch, Florida

Went to lunch with a friend yesterday and was VERY happy with what I ordered. We were eating light so I had only the veggie egg rolls and they were delicious--and the sauce was excellent! My friend had the fresh basil rolls with shrimp and crab meat. She loved every bite. In fact, this is her go-to restaurant for dinner as well. Our total bill was less than $10! Two thumbs, err...forks up!

2. C'est la Vie

8527 Cooper Creek Blvd, The Shoppes at UTC, University Park, FL 34201-2080 Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 33 +1 941-355-2323
Excellent
74%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 89 reviews

C'est la Vie

C'est la Vie ! is an authentic french bakery and cafe. C'est la Vie ! exists in main street sarasota but the The new “C’est la vie” will open in the Shoppes at UTC, the same products will be sell and the same quality will be held ! The only differences is that we are going to be open for dinner and we will propose you a few specials to enjoy, and on Sunday we will offer you great brunches !

Reviewed By JordanS8 - Sarasota, Florida

We have been here for breakfast and lunch but never dinner. Tonight we tried the dinner menu and it was like being in Paris only better. My wife had French Onion Soup and I had the house salad that was packed with meat. Their vinaigrette is the best.
For entree’s, she had the Salad Lyonnaise and I had the Parisian chicken, both outstanding. We were so full from the generous portions, there was no room for dessert. Simply terrific.

3. MacAllisters Grill & Tavern

8110 Lakewood Main St, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202-5056 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations American, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 20 +1 941-359-2424
Excellent
47%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 317 reviews

MacAllisters Grill & Tavern

Reviewed By Spiketon - Milwaukee

Plenty of seating in the restaurant. Large menu with lots of selections. Some Scottish based food (Shepard's pie) to burgers. The food was very good. Would return here.

4. Valentino Pizzeria Trattoria

8203 Cooper Creek Blvd, University Park, University Park, FL 34201-2001 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 941-359-6400
Excellent
35%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 115 reviews

Valentino Pizzeria Trattoria

Reviewed By Bill S - Clayton, California

We didn't eat in the restaurant but we're staying at the Hampton Inn across from Valentino's so go the large Visaggio Pizza to go. When we walked into the restaurant it was very crowded and noisy. The restaurant really could use some sound diffusers to quite the place down. We placed our orders to go at the counter and the girl at the counter was very nice and took our order promptly. Once we got the Pizza back to the hotel we opened the box and the Pizza looked good with sausage and other meats and vegetables but biting into it it did not have much flavor. The sauce was bland and the taste was not much to write home about. Crust was good but overall the Pizza was just ok. I'd try this place again to try one of the Italian Dishes they have.

5. Station 400 Main Street

8215 Lakewood Main Street, Suite P103, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 941-907-0648
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 138 reviews

Station 400 Main Street

Reviewed By Melaney R - Chicago

My husband and I had an excellent breakfast here after area friends recommended it. The service was impeccable, the food was delicious, the atmosphere bright and cheery. We had very typical breakfast dishes and enjoyed all of the food. Prices were moderate, parking was easy.

6. The Granary

2547 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211-4949 Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 9 - SGD 16 +1 941-746-2000
Excellent
59%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 144 reviews

The Granary

A breakfast and lunch place serving American favorites with a rustic twist. An extensive menu with something to suit all tastes. Beer, wine and mimosas available to compliment the menu. Family and dog friendly.

Reviewed By The_Italian_Reviewer - Lakewood Ranch, Florida

Went there for the first time with other 4. Everyone enjoyed the good food and Jill, our waitress, was really good, quick, friendly, fun! The huge parking lot right in front of the restaurant is great, although you might still not find spots if you...MoreThanks for taking the time to write such a detailed review. Appreciate the information you shared. You will help others make the right choice when they are searching for a new breakfast or lunch place. Cheers!

7. Paris Bistrot

8131 Lakewood Main St, #103, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202-5060 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 33 +1 941-388-0564
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 161 reviews

Paris Bistrot

From France to Florida ... Paris Bistrot is an authentic French bistro like in Paris ! Over 27 years of experience they are serving crepes (sweet or savory), salads, sandwiches, quiches at breakfast-lunch time and dishes as Beef Bourguignon or Pork tenderloin in black pepper and Cognac sauce directly from Grandma's recipes book for diner. Don't miss out the weekly specials and the delightful desserts what makes the dinner even more unique. For a romantic and intimate diner or a nice gateway with friends, Pierre and Christopher will be glad to welcome you !!

Reviewed By LWRFL - Lakewood Ranch, Florida

Each of us ordered something different, and it took a very long time for our food to arrive. None of us said "Wow!", and at these prices you should really love the food. The ambience is nice, and the server was professional.

8. Pinchers

10701 Rodeo Dr, Lakewood Main Street, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202-5061 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 941-922-1515
Excellent
39%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
8%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 340 reviews

Pinchers

Reviewed By Maggie0403 - Mahomet, Illinois

My husband and I went here for lunch. We were promptly greeted and seated. It was a nice day so we sat outside, and we enjoyed the nice breeze and watching all of the people walking by. Emily was our server, and she was very good. Hubby and I both ordered the fried shrimp platter; he ordered fries and baked beans as his sides, and I had garlic mashed potatoes and cole slaw as mine. We also ordered a cup of clam chowder to share before our meals. The clam chowder was very good - not the best I've ever had, but I'd give it a solid B. Our meals were also good. Our shrimp, while a bit smaller than what we get closer to the Gulf, were tender, crisp, flavorful, and were fried perfectly. Hubby's fries, while obviously fresh-potato-cut, were cool on arrival and very tough to chew. His baked beans were good and had a BBQ flavor. My potatoes were also very good, as was my cole slaw. Overall, it was a good meal, but not what I'd consider outstanding, and we both thought it was pricey for being a chain in a sea of true local Florida seafood places. I really wanted to order the king crab legs, but I thought they were terribly expensive, especially for a chain restaurant. Our main complaint was the time it took to get our meals, when the restaurant was not that busy. Service was very SLOW from order to arrival. I would expect that if they were very busy, but they were not.

9. Another Broken Egg

6115 Exchange Way, Lakewood Ranch, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202-5140 (Formerly Broken Egg) Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 941-388-6898
Excellent
41%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 222 reviews

Another Broken Egg

Established in 1996, Another Broken Egg isn't your typical breakfast, brunch and lunch place. Our menu is second-to-none, loaded with fresh ingredients and creative recipes across a wide variety of breakfast classics, memorable brunch dishes and lunchtime favorites.

Reviewed By wanda1125 - Sebring, Florida

My husband had a proceedure in the morning so we were looking for somewhere he could get some scrambled eggs and came upon this place. We went in and told them we were in a hurry as he had another appointment he had to get to around the corner. We sat there forever and finally the waitress showed up. Glad we were in a hurry. Who knows how long it would have taken otherwise. This place was not busy at all as it was between meal times. My husband ordered coffee, plain scrambled eggs, no potatoes or meat, and an English muffin and I ordered sausage, eggs, potatoes and toast with no drink. The potatoes were deep fried, but just barely, and the sausage was the worst I have ever had. It says homemade on the menu and if so, they need a new recipe. Neither of us could eat it. Our bill was $20 for this and certainly way overpriced. We had to catch a different waitress to pay as ours had disappeared. No way would we ever go back.

10. Popi's Place on the Ranch

8745 E State Road 70, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202-9408 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner 7777674
Excellent
52%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
10%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 106 reviews

Popi's Place on the Ranch

Reviewed By bikehog - Lakewood Ranch, Florida

We came for a birthday breakfast with four adults and two kids. Great service. The place was packed and people were waiting at the door. Kids both had Mickey chocolate chip pancakes. We had an assortment of egg specials, biscuits and gravy, chicken biscuits and gravy (HUGE!), and fried okra. All were large portions and prepared very well. We were very pleased and will be back.

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