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The Cottage Restaurant

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Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Tapas
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153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242
+1 941-312-9300
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Nestled in Siesta Key Village, The Cottage is a casual and quaint, old...
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. 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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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Blew us away!

Wow! This "tiny" place took us by surprise! They have seating on the deck out front and inside where it's more of a bar scene. The hostess was seating us. She took us back towards the restrooms. We were thinking,"great, we get stuck next the restroom"! Then, tada, we walked out the back to a nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Burgher47
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Wow! This "tiny" place took us by surprise! They have seating on the deck out front and inside where it's more of a bar scene. The hostess was seating us. She took us back towards the restrooms. We were thinking,"great, we get stuck next the restroom"! Then, tada, we walked out the back to a nice patio with a couple... More 

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Lansing, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Great food and atmosphere. I split a fillet and an order of Lobster rolls with my daughter and both were excellent.

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We were lucky to grab an outside table at lunch on the spur of the moment. Service was prompt and friendly. The tempura grouper sandwich was light and delicious, and we also split the crab sliders- also great. Both were served with their special homemade chips that include plantains and fried corn..Everything was delicious. Will definitely return.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is one of the better restaurants in the village. Most restaurants have normal beach food. This place is a little more upscale even though the outside makes it look just like another beachy restaurant. The burgers are awesome here.

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Middleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Watermelon Margarita's were delicious! Grouper sandwiches were fresh & the helping was large. The appetizers were amazing too. No one left hungry! Nice casual vibe out in the back yard area. There was live music & it was relaxing. A perfect stop after the beach.(Our kids are in their late teens. Not a great spot for young kids.)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We decided to stop in for some late afternoon eats and drinks. What a great choice!! Our server David recommended I try a Berry Mojito and it was delicious. We also ordered the Ahi and Watermelon appetizer, what a great combination. Also, the oysters which we're delicious and extremely large, not like some of the other oysters you'll get on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

I higly recommend the tapas. Soooo good! All seafood tapas we tried were exceptional. The shortrib flatbread was also excellent. Our drinks were spot on. We ordered the island mule and strawberry basil martini. They even have complimentary parking which is benefical with limited parking availability in the Village. We will be back!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We come from a family of great Chefs and great food. We find it very hard to find a place that has it all. The food was yummy and the service was perfect all due to our waitress Colleen. Met up with some very special people and had the best time. Can't wait to do it again and introduce some... More 

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Payson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The food was amazing. Very flavorful, we enjoyed sitting on the front porch and having a great meal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The tuna appetizer was amazing. We ordered it gluten free as a lettuce wrap and would recommend doing that. It was yummy and fresh. Grouper and salmon was also yummy. Our waiter and manager were amazing☺️☺️loved it. We went at 6:00 and they weren't packed but by 6:45 they were😜

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 32
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Special occasions

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. 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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