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Libby's Cafe and Bar

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Categories: Restaurant, Bar

Cuisine: American upscale

Features: Catering, Date night, Happy hour, Upscale

Cost range: 10.01-20.00

Payment options: Credit cards accepted

Alcohol: Full bar

Parking: Lot

More in this neighborhood: Sarasota

In charming Southside Village, this sprawling place has been swamped since its opening. Owned by the Seidensticker family, who cut their chops at the fabled Gasparilla Inn on Boca Grande, this is a paean to the good old U.S. of A. At lunch, think dazzling BLTs and burgers served with fries and housemade ketchup that can cause compulsive behavior. At dinner, simple grilled fishes and steaks satisfy and leave space for desserts that make you feel like a kid: tall and fluffy key lime pie decorated whimsically with gummy bears or a gargantuan, just-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookie topped with softly melting vanilla ice cream. Its generous French doors thrown open to the street, Libby's has the bustle of an urban hot spot, crowded with families, business folk and Hillview neighborhood scenesters. The lively bar and spacious dining rooms get a little moodier at night, sidewalk tables still the hottest commodity after the dusk cools.

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Libby's Cafe and Bar - Sarasota