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“Valentines Disappointment”

Clayton's Siesta Grille
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Ranked #19 of 1,039 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Clayton's Siesta Grille is known as the locals place on Siesta Key for dinner, breakfast and lunch. We specialize in Seafood with other options like Duck, The worlds best braised beef shortrib, filet mignon, gourmet pizzas, fish taco's and a great burger. We have a full breakfast menu with Eggs Benedict, corned beef hash, cheesy grits, bloody mary's and mimosa's. We have hamburgers, fish taco's and Cuban sandwiches for lunch. The webpage will not let us make this clear: we are not open between 2pm and 4:30pm Sed. thru. Sun. Our hours are Monday -Sunday from 4pm to 10pm and 10:30 on Fri and Sat Breakfast hours are Wed-Sunday from 8am to 2pm
London, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Valentines Disappointment”
Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Four of us decided to go early (4:30) to Clayton's for Valentines. We ordered drinks and 7 different appetizer to share for dinner. After taking our order, the waiter returned to tell us we could not order pizzas, tacos or burgers that night. We were quite disappointed, but reordered. The food arrived promptly, was beautifully presented and tasty. Expect to pay higher prices than at other restaurants. The service was excellent. However, we do not think standard items we have ordered here before should be unavailable.

Visited February 2014
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great meal”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

This is a very comfortable place to eat. The food was excellent. Salads were big, wellprepared, nice presentation and wonderful to eat. Brichetta was very tasty and 4 pieces perfect for two.
Steak was veryt good, duck was also good.
Very busy, but thought we had made reservations, they could not find them, but we were seated immediately at our time.
Definitely we will return.

  • Visited February 2014
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Medina, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great food!”
Reviewed February 4, 2014

had fish tacos and the beef spare ribs. Very tasty and reasonably priced. Service wasn't great, but the food more than made up for it!

Visited February 2014
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
240 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Fun and flavor”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

Do not be put off by appearances: this modest-looking establishment on Old Stickney Point Rd., just a couple of hundred feet off busy Midnight Pass Rd., serves delicious dishes in a fun-infused atmosphere; whenever we've been to Clayton's everyone, including the staff, seems to be having a grand time. One can dine at the well-stocked bar, in the main dining room or in an outside area that is semi-enclosed and warmed by space heaters when the mercury drops. Service has been impeccable at any of these ("Thank you, Scott!").
The short-ish menu delivers on its promises. We have enjoyed some of the best coconut shrimp and fried calamari --listed as appetizers but good enough to order for a 2d round as main courses. Another delightful appetizer: a perfect roasted beet salad. Main courses we deemed to be winners: the fish tacos, the macadamia nut encrusted grouper, the scallops with sweet pea risotto and a memorably juicy burger served with perfect fries. The beer, wine and spirits list is adequate and the bar crew knows a thing or two about well-mixed drinks.

  • Visited January 2014
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Buckeye Lake, Ohio, United States
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

Tucked away off the main road on Siesta Key is Clayton's Siesta Grille. They have a great outdoor patio which made a fabulous setting for Christmas dinner on my last visit there. Wonderful menu and delicious food. The wait staff is excellent. Check out the dessert sampler!!

  • Visited December 2013
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