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The Cottage Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
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153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2070
+1 941-312-9300
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sarasota, Florida
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120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love The Cottage's rustic vibe! It's charmingly chic, yet casual and cosy. My date and I both ordered the Tom Kha Salmon and could not stop raving about how perfectly it was cooked! That alone made it a must order dish, but the accompanying cous cous really put it over the top! And, if you like key lime pie,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a Saturday night in Jan after a recommendation from our hotel and were greeted with great service. They were offering complimentary valet parking which was a bonus since parking isn't always easy. The kids menu was a typical kids menu but my son enjoyed the Mac and cheese. Three of us (2 adults, 1 nine year old)... More 

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on my birthday and they took really good care of us. The food was awesome and so was the service. My wife and I stopped by for a drink another day and sat outside on their patio which was very nice.

Thank Fred D
Princeton, New Jersey
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is in the Siesta Villages area and we expected a tourist trap type of meal. However the food was outstanding. The tuna paired with watermelon and the cerviche was great. They also had a cuban singer in the back patio that was good. HIghly recommend you get the tapas plates and sample all the different dishes as you... More 

Thank NJTX1955
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved our drinks, and yummie burgers - sweet potatoe fries seem to have a sugary cinnamon coating which is surprising at first but really grows on you! I would reserve if I had to go back (if they do take reservations) as we had the last available table for 2 in the back near noisy equipment)

Thank playaka
Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm still thinking about the wanton tuna tacos on the appetizer menu. And the lobster roll was delicious. Wish we would have known there was a back patio area before we took a seat on the front porch. Live music and a great atmosphere. Looked like the place to be.

Thank lmbeebs
Eagan, Minnesota
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to get a recommendation to try this restaurant. The Cottage is one step back from the main Ocean Blvd. so isn't as crazy busy as some of the others. On a Sunday night there was a 30 minute wait for a table. The food was great and the menu was interesting. Our server was attentive and... More 

Thank mnshe
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really like the Cottage, has indoor and outdoor seating, nice mix. Very eclectic small plate menu. Plenty of great selections... Staff is dedicated led by the great manager Steve who handles any issues you may have. Look forward to visiting again in April '17!

Thank Mark M
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had late lunch of tapas at the Cottage. Delicious watermelon jalapeno margaritas too. Casual spot just off the main road in the village.

Thank Michelle H
Bowling Green, Ohio
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119 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our favorite place in Siesta Key Village. Great vibe, and all the food we had -- sashimi tuna, crab cakes, chicken skewers, and ceviche -- was outstanding. Ceviche by far the best we've had anywhere. Craft cocktails also delicious. Can't wait to go back.

Thank BGElisabeth

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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
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, 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 34242-2070
  • 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?