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All 35 Siesta Key Restaurants

The Cottage Restaurant

153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242
+1 941-312-9300
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Ranked #5 of 35 Restaurants in Siesta Key
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $32
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Tapas, Contemporary, Fusion
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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. Happy Hour runs 7days a week from 11:00am-6:00pm (12pm-6pm on Sunday). 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

We walked by this one day and thought it was just a beach village bar. Later in our visit we read some restaurant reviews and decided to try it out. The tapas were very good with a good selection. Service was also very good and the waiter went out of his way to explain each dish and the distinct flavors... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Looking for a place with romance on Siesta Key...this is it. Their tropical Key West Setting out back is the best. Relax and enjoy one of their specialty drinks as we did and sample a couple appetizers which are vastly different than the traditional selections. Our server was extremely knowledgeable in all aspects and very efficient. This is one of... More

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Denver, Colorado
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a great spot for groups as the best choices on the menu are tapas. You will want to order more than you can eat. The lobster bisque was one of the we have ever eaten. The dipping sauce for the calamari was delicious. If you crave a salad, try the Patio Salad, which you can order as a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Management handled a delayed lunch properly! Thank you for awesome service and excellent food! We're locals and will definitely return soon!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Inspired menu. Fresh! Love lobster sliders. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Even if we don't eat there we always stop to have a cocktail at the bar with our favorite bartender Adrian

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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Our first time at the Cottage and it won't be our last!! My husband had the lobster roll and it was outstanding!! Unlike a typical roll this was like a California Roll only better!! I had the Lobster Sliders.......so good too!! As a side dish I had the truffle risotto.......creamy, buttery, filling! Can't wait to go back! Oh, and, sat... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My husband and I decided to try this for our first night dinner upon arrival to Siesta Key. What a wonderful choice...great food, excellent service, and enjoyable music, sitting out on a back patio. We started with tuna tacos, very good!, then I had the salmon and my husband tried the skirt steak. Both choices were perfect...my husband could have... More

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Paducah, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I love this place! Ceviche is awesome! Watermelon Jalapeño Margarita is incredible! Amazingly fresh seafood! You absolute HAVE to stop in The Cottage when you visit Siesta Key! You won't regret it!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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56 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

unusual restaurant and eclectic food..grouper sandwich was good but chips and nuts were unusual side...also shrimp roll appetizer did not seem to have any shrimp in it..more like spam...

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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Dinner service was excellent. The grouper (fried) sandwich, risotto, and porch salad were excellent! The tuna with watermelon tapas dish was good, but I could probably skip next time. The cocktail are excellent, but make sure you ask which ones are sweet and which ones aren't. Can't beat the beach atmosphere and the servers are all top-notch - they know... More

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