Uptown Eatery & Catering

436 Central Ave, Sarasota
(941) 320-1780

Recent Reviews

Cecilia

What a great local spot! Fabulous for weekend brunch or a weekday meal. My new favorite is the benedict pictured below, and it is obvious that everything is made to order. Absolutely delicious. Plus don't forget the amazing service!

Shana Hamel

Loved everything about it. The food was fresh and tasty. I had the quinoa salad with chicken. Amazing!!

Shana Hamel

Just ate here for the first time and it was amazing! Not sure how I didn’t know about this place before. Staff was friendly and attentive. Food was fresh and tasty. I’ll be back for sure.

Ivette Frometa

Great food and great service. Everyone ordered something different for breakfast and everyone was very happy. The toast with avocado and hummus was to die for. Would definitely come back here again.

Lowell Fulkerson

Very good food. Clean attractive atmosphere. Excellent service.

Amy Beckmann

Great breakfast and excellent service. Quick service. No waiting on this Sunday morning. Enjoyed all, reasonable prices.

Ashley Renee Miller

My son and I walked in we’re not acknowledged by the 2 employees behind the counter, I stood there for about a min maybe 2 while the 2 ladies discussed mixing spoons and another 3 people walked in and sat at a table. As the owner skated past me she said I’ll be right with you .i asked do we seat ourselves she asked how many ,I said 2 she looked around said I don’t have any tables .. she did , outside. I said we will sit outside. Ok, she came out and I was ready to order so I started asking questions about the kids menu ... she said I have other tables .. I sat there honestly in disbelief and started to google reviews on the place. Then she asked if I was still going to be eating bc there was another couple with a child waiting to sit down . I assume this is why she asked me. Never ever underestimate the people who walk into your establishment. She seen a woman and kid , I can’t say for sure but I got the general feeling they didn’t have time for me or my son. Poor taste to then ask me to leave bc I said I felt she was being rude!! How about take some constructive feedback... I didn’t get to eat or order because she said this is my restaurant leave .. but I will never be back and I wouldn’t recommend to anyone who likes to have an enjoyable dining experience. I’d give it no stars if I could.

Kim Strunk

I absolutely enjoyed every moment at the UPTOWN EATERY. The BEST CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP IN THE WORLD, PERFECT AND DELICIOUS AND LOTS OF FOOD IN IT! I came back for BREAKFAST the next morning and got a FANTASTIC CHEESY OMELET, served with 2 thick high grade DELICIOUS STRIPS OF BACON, AND THE FRESHEST FRUIT MIX AND FANTASTIC WHEAT TOAST I HAVE EVER HAD. I also must mention the Chefs, the waitress and all the people that work there made me feel at home, even though I'm from another state. IF I COULD GIVE THIS PLACE MORE THAN 5 OUT OF 5 STARS I WOULD, THE ATMOSPHERE, THE PEOPLE, THE FOOD, THE MENU, THE SERVICE WITH A GENIUNE APPRECIATIVE SMILE, EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT!!! Martin Kim Strunk/ Park Ranger/ DOI/ NPS.

J S.

Came here for a quick lunch again. Super friendly waitress and affordable prices. I don't like how they never have chicken noodle soup even though it is on their menu. Also they don't have any wrap except for the plain one. I wish they had whole wheat or another type of wrap.

Jessica S.

Came here for a quick lunch again. Super friendly waitress and affordable prices. I don't like how they never have chicken noodle soup even though it is on their menu. Also they don't have any wrap except for the plain one. I wish they had whole wheat or another type of wrap.

Ask Ashley

My son and I walked in we’re not acknowledged by the 2 employees behind the counter, I stood there for about a min maybe 2 while the 2 ladies discussed mixing spoons and another 3 people walked in and sat at a table. As the owner skated past me she said I’ll be right with you .i asked do we seat ourselves she asked how many ,I said 2 she looked around said I don’t have any tables .. she did , outside. I said we will sit outside. Ok, she came out and I was ready to order so I started asking questions about the kids menu ... she said I have other tables .. I sat there honestly in disbelief and started to google reviews on the place. Then she asked if I was still going to be eating bc there was another couple with a child waiting to sit down . I assume this is why she asked me. Never ever underestimate the people who walk into your establishment. She seen a woman and kid , I can’t say for sure but I got the general feeling they didn’t have time for me or my son. Poor taste to then ask me to leave bc I said I felt she was being rude!! How about take some constructive feedback... I didn’t get to eat or order because she said this is my restaurant leave .. but I will never be back and I wouldn’t recommend to anyone who likes to have an enjoyable dining experience. I’d give it no stars if I could.

Lisa Jenks King

Rude service. I visit Sarasota often. I’ll never go back.

Allan Moore

One of the best breakfast meals I've ever had. I got the breakfast sandwich with the hashbrown casserole and everything was cooked to absolute perfection. The proportions were also spot on unlike so many breakfast joints that pride themselves on giving you a huge meal that can't be finished. The prices are super affordable, I got the breakfast sandwich and OJ for less than $12, just amazing. I simply couldn't recommend this place enough!

Gary K.

Absolutely enjoyed our breakfast for two days while visiting Sarasota for a wedding. The owner and staff are so pleasant and the food exceptional. We especially enjoyed the banana nut pancakes! Go see for yourselves.....

Audrey P.

I believe this place is family owned. The food is always delicious. The restaurant is always very clean.

Ellen C.

The hash brown casserole is so good. I debated about ordering it but the very friendly waitress recommended it and I wasn't sorry I did. I had it with the veggie quiche which was also very good. Great, great place!

PJ M.

On our first visit while vacationing in Longboat Key we liked everything about Uptown Eatery. So much so that we returned two more times, once for breakfast and once for lunch during our two-week stay in LBK. I enjoyed the SRQ Omelet, the Club Sandwich , and Breakfast Burrito. My wife had Chicken Salad on croissant twice, and the Country Scramble. All of it was delicious! The food prices were very reasonable! We had the same server each visit and she was very personable, helpful, and efficient. All in all a great breakfast/lunch spot in downtown Sarasota. I don't give 5 stars often, Uptown Eatery earned it from me.

Thomas H.

What a fabulous find! Stumbled across this place while walking the Rosemary district. Decided to stop by for brunch - everything we had was delicious. The quiche was outstanding. Highly recommend it! :-)

Naomi Mitchell

My boyfriend and I decided to try this delightful place out about 6 months ago and since then we go at least once a week. The food and service never fail to astonish us. Our meals are absolutely amazing and the staff create a very warm and inviting environment. We absolutely love this wonderful local gem and will continue to visit often. Would reccomend to anyone seeking a wonderful local breakfast and lunch spot.

Ken M.

Nice servings, great service, very friendly. Chose to eat lunch here when flight was delayed (as opposed to very limited options at airport). Had the club sandwich with side of fruit, perfect meal, everything was fresh. Will visit again if I travel back to Sarasota.

Carol Ann

It was delicious ! The whole experience!

Naomi Rodriguez

My boyfriend and I decided to try this delightful place out about 6 months ago and since then we go at least once a week. The food and service never fail to astonish us. Our meals are absolutely amazing and the staff create a very warm and inviting environment. We absolutely love this wonderful local gem and will continue to visit often. Would reccomend to anyone seeking a wonderful local breakfast and lunch spot.

Courtney McAdams

I use Uptown for catering periodically and I'm never disappointed. Fantastic food, service, presentation and the owner is such a kind person. We always get compliments when we use them for events. Do yourself a favor and visit them.

Benjamin Southerland

What a pleasant experience! I rarely eat a full, extravagant breakfast, so this was a real treat. I got the Omelete Italia, and it was divine. The presentation was beautiful, and the service was on point.

RickD774

Cant say enough about this little eatery, it was clean the owner Kim served us herself and the food was hot and delicious. I would eat here anytime. The breakfast burrito was wonderful and also loved their omelets.

Monique C.

Great home cooking! Affordable and accommodating. Always good service and very clean place! Love the new menu!

Steve Barry

Very good breakfast omelette and the strawberries caused a party in my mouth! Inside or out seating, either way a great spot. Thanks much

Jessica C.

We traveled here for Thanksgiving and called around for catering. Some of the prices were ridiculous. We called Uptown and the man that answered the phone was very pleasant and nice. We hosted thanksgiving dinner for 14 people. Uptown said they will deliver for 10 and at 10 they were ringing the door bell. The food was excellent and price was reasonable! Very satisfied . Will definitely recommend for catering and or sit in dine.

Nianzi Y.

Such a cute little cafe! Easy to miss if you are not looking out for it but the food here is extremely good and the prices are very affordable. The staff here is very friendly as well. I can't wait to return!

Zac A.

This place is one of my favorites in Sarasota. Somewhat off the beaten path but the neighborhood seems to be up and coming. Family owned and operated by guy and his mother from the Midwest. Food is excellent, atmosphere is relaxed, local art on display, and service is excellent. Two thumbs up

Jane G.

I was excited to order the inspired Kansas City breakfast sandwich described as: Grilled meatloaf, fried egg, cheddar cheese, BBQ sauce, and red onions tucked in grilled sourdough. Instead, I got a dry & tough, well done, unseasoned hamburger, no discernable cheddar cheese, an egg omelette, tucked in soggy sourdough with some diced onions with a light mayo-type sauce, and some BBQ sauce. In contrast, french toast was great!

Michele S.

I was very disappointed. Service was horrendous. We waited more than 30 minutes for food, and we were the only people in the restaurant (and no update whatsoever). The "cheesy garlic grits" were neither cheesy or garlicky and were served cold.

Larry W

We passed by this quiet little eatery on our Segway tour. Zack, our tour guide, highly recommended it and his comments were right on the mark.

Sarah-Jane B.

Where do I start? Uptown eatery and catering is an amazing breakfast and lunch spot. It's in a great location on the corner of Central. The service is home grown and warm. They keep the aesthetics simple and focus on good food. The prices are amazing and the service is bar none! We got huge portions served with a side of impeccable service. This a place I will always come back to when I'm in town visiting.

Heather D.

Really yummy breakfast. I had a cheddar omelette and he had the biscuits and gravy. Both were served hot. Check this place out!

Gary Galante

Always good food. Tried the breakfast plate with a huge slice of cooked country ham.

Clayton Frey

Food was incredible, everything prepared perfectly and served at a low price. Service was great and the people were very nice.This is a hidden gem of Sarasota.

Tracey F.

This was our First time to the uptown eatery. What a great little place! Our server Carol was delightful and we sat in an outside table and enjoyed the morning breezes. Prices here are super cheap but the food is super good. They are open Tuesday through Sunday from 7:30 AM to 3 PM. I would highly recommend coming here and enjoying this. To the uptown eatery

Mike Temborius

The food and service were great. Gene did a good job on our special order eggs and it was hard to limit ourselves on the bacon.

Christopher Ziebell

Absolutely love this Hidden Gem great food great service we keep coming back every Sunday I'd give 10 Stars if I could