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The Cottage Restaurant

153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242
+1 941-312-9300
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for dinner Sunday night. The restaurant doesn't make reservations in advance so we went early to avoid a wait. Based on a lot of reviews we ordered Lobster bisque it was excellent. Calamari were greasy and had more frying pieces than actual calamari. Grilled...More

Thank mgwis
KatieS2121, Operational Assistant at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello and thank you so much for letting us know about your dining experience with us at The Cottage. I am very sorry your visit with us was not as amazing as you hoped it would be. It sounds like we missed the mark on...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Cottage was recommended to us by a local merchant. It just off the intersection in Siesta Village. A number of locals were in there as well having lunch. The Cottage had outstanding Ahi tuna tacos and Curry pulled chicken dish. Both were excellent. Friendly...More

Thank Randy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I finished our vacation with one last dinner and chose the Cottage Restaurant based on reviews and location, as it was walking distance from our rental. We requested the rear patio, and were seated quickly. There were lights hanging from swaying palm...More

1  Thank Jill F
KatieS2121, Operational Assistant at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jill, Thank you so much for the rave review. The rear patio is an amazing oasis, perfect for enjoying the live music and amazing food. We are so delighted you enjoyed all of the components that make The Cottage special. It sounds like you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wanted great food in a romantic setting and found it here. Had the bistro steak...everything about this plate was excellent..sides..chimmichurri sauce..incredible. Wife had lobster roll. It was quite small and not as flavorful as would have liked. Truffle fries were great but again small portion...More

1  Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at the bar and our bartender was very nice. The lobster bisque is amazing! Very yummy drinks as well! Especially the jalapeño watermelon Margarita!

Thank lsombra
Reviewed 1 week ago

Waited for The Hub Baja Grill and realized we were not waiting for the best dining while looking at TripAdvisor reviews. Barely saw this next door thru the trees and found not only reviews but much higher ones. Also, the wait was only a few...More

Thank Key Traveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't eat here as we weren't keen on the menu - some very strange combinations. If you do decide to eat here - opt for the outside seating area. Much nicer than inside. Love the seating area across the sidewalk, but you have to go...More

Thank barbnsteph
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat at the Cottage from time to time. Good local cuisine. Great happy hour prices that start early in the day.More

Thank Charles D
KatieS2121, Operational Assistant at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Charles, Thank you so much for letting us know you frequent The Cottage. We are so happy to have you as a customer and are even happier you shared your awesome thoughts on our restaurant. Please come back and visit us again soon. Thank...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sat on the back patio, near the awesome music - great service and food; excellent recommendations from the server. Drinks at the bar before dinner were great too!

Thank Wendi D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very inviting comfortable feel here. Not your usual FL touristy menu. Well crafted drinks and food at a reasonable price. The staff always seem to enjoy themselves. Whitney is AWESOME behind the bar. She'll make you feel right at home. Will be back as a...More

1  Thank RambleOnLZ
KatieS2121, Operational Assistant at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello and thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your awesome visit to The Cottage! We are so delighted you felt right at home with us. Please come back soon! Thank you again, Katie Spelman- Operational Assistant

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Claire A
Can you do a private room for 20 on Dec 2nd?
July 15, 2016|
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Response from Dreaming4trvl | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just ready this. The restaurant is small but I would call to ask them if you can reserve space. Again sorry for the delay.
We are planning a 40th wedding anniversary this June with about 25 people. Would you be able to accommodate this large of a group on a Sunday evening?
April 18, 2016|
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Response from Griselle R | Reviewed this property |
I think they should be able to accommodate. They have an outside area too.
Having a reunion. first night there will be about 15 of us here. do you have table big enough and can you get separate checks?
August 2, 2015|
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Response from Cayla C | Reviewed this property |
Yes I would make reservations. I had a party of 12 and they did separate checks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $32
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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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