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The Cottage Restaurant

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Peruvian, Seafood, Spanish, Contemporary, Fusion, Tapas, South American
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153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242
+1 941-312-9300
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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    Very good
  • 79
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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
Amazing Lunch

I went there with my partner and had an amazing lunch. She had a delicious looking and full salad and I loved the tuna tacos. The price was quite fair and despite our first impression that the serving appeared quite small, we ultimately left surprisingly satisfied. Although we didn't avail upon it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Brent W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I went there with my partner and had an amazing lunch. She had a delicious looking and full salad and I loved the tuna tacos. The price was quite fair and despite our first impression that the serving appeared quite small, we ultimately left surprisingly satisfied. Although we didn't avail upon it, the happy hour beverage prices also seemed more... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We went here after spending the morning at Siesta Key. Service was great. Food was incredible. The "Cottage Sandwich" was one of the best burgers I've ever had. My wife ordered the watermelon & jalapeno margarita and tuna tartar tacos -- amazing. Our twins had burgers and they were raving about them. One said "the burger is so good it's... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Let me start of by telling you I think this is one of the better dinner restaurants in Siesta Key as the options are limited, but I wasn't really impressed. The $13 cocktail looked amazing on the menu, but was not very balanced and didn't impress me at all. The first thing I thought when I took a bite of... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Had lunch here it was very good, fresh produce and not come across anything like this on our travels. Offers sushi dishes and Kobie beef etc nothing that we ordered came fried made a nice change. To look at the place u would not expect this kind of food. However having enjoyed it that much we returned for dinner, oops... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I have dined there twice this year and my dates meals and my own have been exceptional. The service is friendly and fast. Their outdoor patio is great, too.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The food was excellent!!! Had great laid back atmosphere. Exactly what you want when you go to the beach. Fine dinning while in beach attire We would have went twice while we were there but we didn't discover how good it was till the day before we were about to leave.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We have been to Siesta several times but had not visited here yet. This place is off the chain good. Being form Miami I can truly say that this rest can easily be a hit on South beach or coral gables. We ate a number of appetizers and they are were all exceptional. Fusion type foods. Ceviche, lobster burger bites,... More 

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DeLand, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Absolutely Amazing Food & Service!!!!!!! Best salmon we've Ever had!!!! All our seafood dishes were cooked to perfection with delicious flavorings! Oh & cocktails were super yummy with their freshness! Thank you Cottage for creating a memorable dining experience & to the Greatest Server Ever Derek!!!!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Have vacationed in Siesta Key for 15 years and somehow missed The Cottage until the last couple of years. Recent visit confirmed that last years visit was not a fluke. Outstanding food quality, taste, and presentation. Some items on the menu are not for the big eaters, so if you want quantity go to Golden Corral. The service was excellent,... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Fusion is what it's all about at The Cottage. It's got the look and feel of a classic dive beach bar, but with an eclectic menu that goes beyond the typical fried fish baskets and hamburgers. The presentation was fantastic and combining things like Tuna sashimi with watermelon really makes it a unique dining experience all around. It was really... More 

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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: Peruvian, Seafood, Spanish, Contemporary, Fusion, Tapas, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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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