Home | Contact Us |
Sarasota Restaurant Reviews
Sarasota dining guide, events, nightlife

Restaurant
Cuisine

American
Amish
Asian
Barbeque
Cajun
Chinese
Eclectic
European
French
German
Greek
Indian
Italian
Japanese
Latin
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
New American
Pacific Island
Peruvian
Seafood
Spanish
Thai
Vietnamese

Restaurant
Style

Bistro
Breakfast
BYOB
Casual
Deli
Dog Friendly
Family
Fine Dining
Frugal Dining
Happy Hour
Health
Lunch
Organic
Pizza
Pub
Steakhouse
Sushi
Waterfront
Zone - Anna Maria Island
Zone - Bradenton
Zone - Burns Court
Zone - Downtown
Zone - Gulf Gate
Zone - Holmes Beach
Zone - Lakewood Ranch
Zone - Longboat Key
Zone - Nokomis
Zone - Northport
Zone - Osprey
Zone - Palmetto
Zone - Rosemary District
Zone - Siesta Key
Zone - Southgate
Zone - Southgate S
Zone - Southside Village
Zone - St. Armands
Zone - Towles Court
Zone - University Park
Zone - Venice

Flying Dog Cafe

Flying Dog Cafe
500 Tallevast Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
Phone: 941-359-9788


6.6
Food Presentation Decor Service Value
6.5 6 6 7 7

Everyone needs a very casual dining spot to unwind and relax…the Flying Dog Café might just fit the bill.

A confluence of location (near the SRQ airport) and building (commercial warehouse) serve as a backdrop to this easy going gathering spot on Tallevast Road.  A simple flying motif with a bar, casual tables, chairs, and an open spaced, high ceilinged room; one can imagine sitting in an airport hanger.  It is easy, relaxed, different, and cool.

The menu is straight forward offering soups, salads, basic sandwiches, specialty sandwiches, panini’s, and a few vegetarian options.  All the items are fresh and made to order.  Although the Flying Dog Café is open for lunch and dinner, the menu is primarily lunch oriented.  For our meals we chose the following:

Crock of Soup:  Changes daily, Chili  $5.50
Great for a cold air conditioned day! Spicy but not too hot, very flavorful.
Basic Sandwich/Wrap:  Includes lettuce, tomato, choice of American cheese, provolone or Swiss, on choice of bread.  Served with one side and a pickle upon request.
Chicken Salad: All white meat, $7.25
A simple chicken salad, just chicken and not much mayo.  Fresh fruit was sweet and delicious.
Specialty Sandwiches:  Includes a choice of side and pickle upon request.
Flying Dog: Ham, cappy, Genoa salami, prosciutto, provolone, lettuce, tomato, olive oil and black pepper.  $7.95.  (Baked potato salad for the side.)
A nicely prepared sandwich on fresh whole wheat bread.  Simple presentation.

The Flying Dog Café offers a selection of soft drinks, beer on tap and in bottles, and wine.  All of the wait staff was friendly, attentive, and efficient.  Since all of the items are made to order, there may be a small wait for the food but we did not experience anything out of the ordinary.

Not your typical lunch or dinner place, The Flying Dog Café is just the spot for a casual bite to eat and a place where you can meet friends and unwind.

SRQ Reviews, the restaurant guide you need to find the best dining in Sarasota, Florida.

Flying Dog Cafe on Urbanspoon


Insider Tips
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday:  Music!  Open mic!  Bands!

Categories: American
Styles: Casual, Lunch, Pub

Breakfast: N/A
Lunch: Monday - Friday 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Dinner: Wednesday-Friday 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Late night: N/A
Entrees: $5.75 - $8.25
Reservations: Not Available
Open Air Space: Not Available
Date Reviewed: 05-16-2011
Exceptions: 

Click here for directions or a larger map.

URL: http://www.theflyingdogcafe.com


Back to Review Listings



 
   

 SRQ Reviews

Best restaurant reviews in Sarasota Florida
Follow Me on Pinterest

Follow SRQ on
Follow SRQ on Facebook
Follow SRQ on Twitter 

Be part of the SRQ Review Network
Be part of the
SRQ Network
put our badge on your blog or website

Banner Photos by
Marcus Urban