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The Cottage Restaurant

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153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242
+1 941-312-9300
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Fishers, Indiana
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I very much enjoyed our lunch date at the Cottage. I had the smoked salmon sliders and my husband had the Mahi sandwich. We also were delighted with the fish spread appetizer. Such great value! Can't wait to go back!

Thank jennigroogan
Worthington, Ohio
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216 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Six of us had dinner here recently. We requested the back patio for it's garden ambiance and live dinner music. We were seated at a picnic table. The menu features a number of interesting tapas offerings, a number of sandwiches, and some inventive entrees. Our meals were creatively plated (which means white square and rectangular plates on which the food... More 

Thank Tom B
KatieS2121, Operational Assistant at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Tom, Thank you for your review of The Cottage. Our culinary team will be delighted to hear your party enjoyed dining with us. Chef Evan and his team have also created several new globally inspired dishes that we will be adding to the menu in the next week. Please come back and visit with us and be sure to... More 

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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great lunch! We sat right in the front patio! The spicy shrimp and lobster roll were amazing and both very fresh!

Thank Ntaylor720
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Siesta key for our anniversary weekend and this was the first stop for dinner. We had a late lunch in St Armand prior to this so for us, tapas sized portions seemed best. We started off with the lobster bisque which was creamy, chunky, and tasty. Next up was the ceviche: standard fare, nothing to write home about. Finished... More 

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Frankfort, Illinois
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135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to try something a little different so we dined on a variety of tapas selections at The Cottage. The restaurant is in Siesta Village a very busy locale during these winter months. They do not take reservations; we were concerned that we would be in for a long wait. Fortunately, we were lucky and were seated immediately. Additionally, did... More 

Thank TKCRhino
KatieS2121, Operational Assistant at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for your kind words about your dining experience at The Cottage. We are delighted you were able to discover our back patio dining area while enjoying all of the amazing tapas The Cottage offers. I will also pass along your compliment to both our culinary team and our service team. Thank you again for... More 

Tavira, Portugal
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent menu in comfortable surroundings. Very friendly and likeable staff. Valet Parking but do be careful if you pick the car up yourself. It can be quite dark on the roadside and my wife fell into a deep gully. Better to have the car brought to you after all, that´s what you are tipping for.

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Lighthouse Point, Florida
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we only had a drink and an app . . . but the truffle fries are to die for. our drinks were pricey but STRONG.

Thank jgowings
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I just got back from our second visit to The Cottage this week. We are here on Siesta Key for two weeks and went for dinner the night we arrived. We had an excellent meal and a great night out. We have been to Siesta Key many times but somehow missed this restaurant. We were seated in... More 

Thank kate571
KatieS2121, Operational Assistant at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Kate! Thank you so much for letting us know how much you enjoyed dining with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed all of the menu items you tried. It sounds like your husband tried our Tuna Poke Special!! The Hawaiian plantains and fresh avocado are the perfect compliment to the fresh marinated tuna. I would also like to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been a long time since I have been this impressed with a restaurant! To have such a varied and superb menu for everyone's taste is truly not found often. It has authentic Peruvian dishes and the ceviche is the best I've had since I was in Peru. I also ordered the slaw which was very good also. My sister... More 

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KatieS2121, Operational Assistant at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello- We are delighted you were impressed with the food, wine selections and service at The Cottage. We strive to be able to please every pallet with our farm to fusion menu selections and put countless amounts of hours into our menu development. I will also be sure to pass along your service compliment to Brandon. Thank you again for... More 

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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the Cottage hamburger. It was delicious. We would definitely go back again, especially when we want a good burger. We, also, had the sweet potato fries that, surprisingly seasoned with cinnamon and sugar.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $32
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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 - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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?