Episode 34

Published on:

24th May 2022

A Very Cool, Fun & Completely New Concept in the Seafood Restaurant Niche — With Owner, Mike Martin of Reefcakes Seafood Restaurant | Episode 034

It wasn’t too long ago that you could say the Sarasota food scene was lacking. Sure there were plenty of restaurants but variety was the problem. But not anymore. Today you can choose from a wide variety of upscale, casual, funky, and fun.

But just when you thought every restaurant niche was filled, one local entrepreneur has found something new that no one is doing - in fun, casual seafood.

My guest today is Mike Martin, creator, and owner of the 1-year-old Reef Cakes Seafood Restaurant. Reef Cakes is located just behind Sarasota Memorial in the charming Southside Village area.

As you’ll hear, Mike shares ….

  • Where the original idea for Reefcakes came from.
  • How it’s different than any other seafood restaurant Mike has seen.
  • How Covid both helped and hurt his plans to open a restaurant.
  • The other hurdles he had to overcome to open Reefcakes.
  • Where he hopes to take his Reefcakes concept.

… and much much more!

Thank you dear listener for stopping by today. 

It is my hope that you will listen, learn and connect!




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Sarasota Stories
Interviewing Sarasota's most Interesting people
Love living in Sarasota Florida? We do too. It's dynamic. It's growing. It has provincial values and an international flare. It's a combination of small city charm with big city vibes. But who are the people who live here that make this town such a wonderful place to live? Sarasota Stories aims to find out. I interview local leaders, influencers, and creators to discover what makes them tick, why they live here, what they're working on, and where they are going. You might hear an interview with one of your neighbors... and who knows, we may get to hear your story too! Sign up here for all episodes: https://sarasotastories.co

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Bob Williams

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Megan Williams

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