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The Cottage Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So glad we returned here, as does didn't disappoint. We shared the plaintain chips, Korean ribs & crab cake - very tasty & presented beautifully!

Thank 195Julie
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dined for dinner and started with some seviche which was excellent. Ordered the steak medallions and we also got the Escolar, both of which were excellent. Dessert was amazing also!

Thank DOFlightSurg
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took a break from the surf and sand of Siesta Key's beautiful beach to have lunch at the Cottage. Waiter was really helpful and soon served a cocktail for my wife and a large Blue moon beer for myself. My good lady requires a Gluten Free option and the menu had a good choice, I went for the Tempura... More 

Thank Gmcg77
Naples, Florida
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265 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The wait staff was over the top friendly and efficient. The menu was pretty extensive and varied. The food and drinks were tasty. We roamed between the small outside open air patio in the rear, the super nice chilled indoors, and the shaded front porch. Only draw back is it is really tough to find legal parking.

Thank Brad M
Columbus, Ohio
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped by here on the way out of town for some drinks and an app. The bartender greeted us right away and got us our beverages. We then asked for her recommendation on an app to share. She recommended the lobster roll. It was a bit pricey and I was scared of ordering sushi from any... More 

Thank Kevin G
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a drink and appetizer. They have a great menu with lots of unique dishes. Had the cottage fries. They were good. Tried a strawberry basil martini - when you drink the martini you get a wif of the basil leaf floating on top. Quite interesting drink. Friend had the strawberry daiquiri and said it was good.

Thank OhioRedhorse
Joliet, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was surprisingly good. We wanted tapas and the server suggested getting dinner portions which they would split up. Very good and generous servings! We have walked by this place the last couple trips. Glad we stopped this time. We will be back.

Thank bryankasprisin
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for a drink recently at this establishment. It was early and we went inside to sit at the bar. However it was pretty noisy and I decided it would be nicer to go sit outside on their deck. The hostess said it was no problem but the owner and/or manager said the deck was only reserved for people... More 

2 Thank Cyril P
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56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not the best value around but we keep going back because we like the ambiance and food. Service has always been great too. Wife and I split the Billionaire's burger and Tuna Wanton Tacos (with an added taco so we got 4 instead of 3) and 3 glasses of sangria. Burger and tacos were awesome. with tip was $80. I... More 

1 Thank Ed M
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was really good but the menu was small and some items were expensive. Restaurant does not have that nice of an atmosphere to warrant the higher prices. I ordered the seafood scampi pasta.

2 Thank Jhein12

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