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The Cottage

153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2070
+1 941-312-9300
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2070
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were sent here by a local bartender at another restaurant when we told her we were appetizer hopping from place to place. They had a special 2 for one on appitizers and drinks. Everything we had was delicious! We loved the cucumber margaritas and...More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved the food! Loved the atmosphere. Try the mussels! Ate them for dinner two nights in a row! Maggie gave us great service and Joe kept us entertained when we stopped for a drink.

Thank mattrollinger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here this week and enjoyed the billionaire burgers with seasoned fries and beer, simple meal but very satisfying as it was prepared well. Siesta Key Beach has been suffering from red tides for a few months so visitor numbers have dropped. This restaurant/bar are...More

Thank segawidow
KatieS2121, Owner at The Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're thrilled your burger and fries hit the spot! It's awesome you were able to see why we're always busy. Hope to welcome you back for another meal soon! Best, Katie Spelman, Operational Assistant

Reviewed 1 week ago

We live on Siesta Key and The Cottage is one of our go-to best restaurants. Been there many times. Love the atmosphere out back (great guitarist), people watching from the front or dining inside enjoying the AC. Whether dinner, drinks or appetizers, there's a wonderful...More

1  Thank deborahcowles36
KatieS2121, Owner at The Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

This is so great to hear! Thank you so much for the kind words and the support -- we couldn't do it without you. I'm so glad the atmosphere and appetizers hit the mark for you. Looking forward to the next time you make it...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great apps and drinks and buy one get one free. Jalapeno watermelon margarita is especially nice with the tuna tacos.

Thank Joe J
KatieS2121, Owner at The Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Joe, I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time here! It's great that the apps and that margarita hit the spot for you. Looking forward to the next time you make it our way. All the best, Katie Spelman, Operational Assistant

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service ( thanks (Jennifer!) , great fun. Came back a second night just to hang out!

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with friends for drinks/appetizers because we heard about the 2 for 1 specials on facebook. Jennifer was our server and she was outstanding! Wine and tapas were amazing and unique. Definitely will go again soon!More

1  Thank Vanessa B
KatieS2121, Owner at The Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Vanessa, I'm so happy to hear you're a fan of what we're serving up here! It's great that you had such a good time here with your friends -- I'll be sure to give Jennifer the credit she deserves. Looking forward to the next time...More

Reviewed August 16, 2018

We have been to this restaurant quite a few times in the last year visiting. This is our favorite restaurant/bar in Sierra Key. The food and service we've had at each visit has been nothing but excellent. We had Whitney a year ago and had...More

Thank hughmonica0526
KatieS2121, Owner at The Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm so happy to hear you're a fan of ours! It's so great that the food and service were both such stand-out points for you. I'll be sure to give Whitney and Joe the praise they deserve. Hope to see you again soon! All the...More

Reviewed August 16, 2018

I read earlier in the year about The Cottage and found it as good (possibly better) than described. There were 4 of us that had an early dinner and we all agreed that The Cottage is now on our Siesta Key favorite's list. Our server...More

Thank DFP918
KatieS2121, Owner at The Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow, it's such an honor that we were able to beat your expectations! I'm so happy to hear the food hit the spot and we're on that favorite's list of yours. It's great to have you as a fan of ours. Hope you'll be back...More

Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We went to the cottage to grab dinner and we had the best food and best service from Whitney! She gave us tons of suggestions (which we are glad we took!) on both the food and the drinks! Couldn’t be happier with the food and...More

Thank Jennifer D
KatieS2121, Owner at The Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Jennifer, thanks for stopping by! It's so great to hear you're a fan of what we're serving up here. I hope you'll be back our way again soon! All the best, Katie Spelman, Operational Assistant

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Abby H
May 29, 2018|
Response from inymdreams | Reviewed this property |
I ordered the patio salad (vegetarian) but you could get it without cheese. I don’t recall there being a lot of non meat options. But what they served was delicious.
January 16, 2018|
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Response from Tatt2dRN | Reviewed this property |
There is a path to the street from the patio. I do not recall if it would be wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair or if it was even paved. I would call to confirm.
Lisa S
November 6, 2017|
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Response from Herb T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe they have a kids MENU.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $32
Lunch, Dinner
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2070
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Siesta Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-312-9300
  • E-mail
Siesta Key, Florida: sandy beaches, blue skies, and even bluer water. This is the paradise we call home and the place where we serve locals and tourists from around the world. At The Cottage, we're inspired by our eclectic range of customers. That's why we have a menu that features both local ingredients and worldly recipes, making for dishes that range from familiar favorites to uncharted waters. Gather for a family dinner, listen to live music out on our patio, or just stop by for a happy hour drink. However long you're here, we'll make sure you feel like you're in paradise.
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