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The Cottage Restaurant

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££ - £££
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
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153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242
+1 941-312-9300
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my other faves in Sarasota. Love people watching from the patio. Food is cool...lobster bisque is my fave in SRQ. They have really good watermelon jalapeño margheritas...yum!

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Thank Floridication2
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good range of food. Mixed messages if happy hour on on a Saturday. Good friendly service.kids menu has a mac n cheese, were surprised when it arrived that it came with fries, andthey were spicy and very very salty. Live band playing in the rear outdoor seating.

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Thank David M
Greenwood Village, Colorado
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been to this restaurant other times we've visited Siesta Key and it always delivers good service and food. Very casual with a good selection. Great fries.

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Thank Linda S
Northampton, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like this place having met friends there twice. The staff are friendly, you feel like they could be family. They have a couple of nice sitting options, I.e. front porch to watch the people walking by, inside if it's too hot and the inner courtyard which had some nice music one time I was there. It was pretty. The... More 

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Thank acb92
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tuna sushi with watermelon. Creative crab cake sliders. And wonderful staff who cared about our meal. Don't miss this place if in siesta key

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Thank anthwill
Saint Charles, Illinois
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90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was great. We had stopped in town to visit friends on our way back north from the Keys, and had our dogs with us. They allow them, and love on them the whole time, haha! Great atmosphere, delicious food!!! I had the mahi sandwich, which was fantastic, along with their risotto on the side. The fish was so... More 

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Thank Jacquie C
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With three areas to eat, looking over the village, inside or out in the back courtyard I'd head out the back every time. Last night a superb violinist was playing and the atmosphere is great with good lighting. We shared a calamari to start, followed by Hawaiian escolar and Lobster maki roll with truffle fries and risotto on the side.... More 

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Thank Button1968
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and service were excellent. Had the tempura shrimp, kabayaki short ribs and lobster maki roll. All very tasty, well prepared and presented.

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Thank Andrew W
Kissimmee, Florida
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232 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommenced by our Resort Host. It was a short drive (or long walk) from the resort. It is located in the "Village" area of Siesta Key in the heart of the Bar and Restaurant area. We tried appetizers and different dinner items and found them all to be excellently prepared and very, very good. Our server, Cara,... More 

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Thank agentgwms
Durand, Michigan
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and atmosphere. Very good service and moderate prices. Very busy during spring time and parking is hard to find even in November.

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Thank Dale N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Siesta Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-312-9300
Description
Nestled in Siesta Key Village, The Cottage is a casual and quaint, old Florida beach house with a menu that will never disappoint. Our fusion cuisine appeals to locals and globe trekkers alike with Latin American, Asian and Hawaiian influences. We offer indoor dining and two options for outdoor seating--a front patio that overlooks The Siesta Key Village, and a garden-setting back patio with live music nightly 7pm-close. Happy Hour runs Monday - Friday from 11:00am-6:00pm. Late Night Happy Hour offered Friday and Saturday evenings from 10pm to 1am. Known for attention to fine food, lovely cocktails and great service, The Cottage has quickly become everything that is raved about on TripAdvisor and more.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?