In 2012, Larry Starr Sarasota based owner of Resort Vacation Accommodations (RVA) purchased Cedars Café and Tiki Bar along with the Cedars Tennis Resort on Longboat Key. Larry Starr says Sarasota and Longboat Key vacations are not complete without a visit to the Cedars.
Community Blog Online: Please tell our readers a little about the history of Cedars Café and Tiki Bar on Longboat Key.
Larry Starr, Sarasota: The restaurant opened originally in 2009, with a focus on mainly light lunch and snack food. When Resort Vacation Accommodations purchased the resort in 2012, Hal Christensen became Managing Partner. Extremely well-respected in the local food scene, Hal has brought the Cedars Café and Tiki Bar to a whole new level.
Community Blog Online: Where is the Cedars Café and Tiki Bar located in the Sarasota area?
Larry Starr, Sarasota: It is on Longboat Key, within the Cedars Tennis Resort.
Community Blog Online: How does the Cedars Café and Tiki Bar fit into the Cedars Tennis Resort?
Larry Starr, Sarasota: It is located on the northern end of clubhouse, with outdoor seating options overlooking the pool. Longboat Key vacationers will enjoy the all that Cedars has to offer!
Community Blog Online: Do restaurant guests need to be club members to eat at the Cedars Café and Tiki Bar?
Larry Starr, Sarasota: Both vacation rental guests and club members are welcome to dine at Cedars. The club offers various membership options for those interested in joining.
Community Blog Online: The Café and Tiki Bar sounds fun; tell our readers more about it.
Larry Starr, Sarasota: It really is! Guests of the resort and club members are all welcome to dine either inside or out on the veranda for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We think that the best drinks on Longboat Key are poured at the poolside Tiki bar!
Community Blog Online: What types of dishes are served there?
Larry Starr, Sarasota: Simply delicious local fare with gourmet flare. Vacationers will be delighted by our Oatmeal Brule or biscuits and gravy in the morning, fish tacos and fried sweet potatoes at lunch, or an evening meal of Gulf of Mexico Grouper or braised short ribs.
Larry Starr ’s Sarasota area vacation rental companies have been pleasing vacationers for 25 years. Larry Starr ’s Sarasota based businesses include Rental Vacation Accommodations and AutoXotic, a luxury vehicle rental and ownership company.