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“Great Birthday Dinner”

Clayton's Siesta Grille
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Ranked #13 of 1,114 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: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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
Reviewed March 24, 2014

We have been driving by this place for years, but now we wish we had stopped in much sooner! Good thing we made reservations, because on Saturday night the place was packed! The food was excellent, I my wife and I had the Fish Tacos, and they were great!

We will definitely return!

Thank HSBicknell53
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

Just off the main road on Siesta Key(near Stickney Pt Rd) sits this little gem. It is crowded ,noisy but still great The menu has something for everyone , and breakfast is served all day. The pancakes are outstanding, and the small stack of two was so large I didn't finish it. Salads are very good too. The owners have a wonderful community spirit and commitment. Take the time to read their message on the back of the menus
Help is friendly and attentive. If weather permits,and it usually does sit outdoors on their porch.

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Thank daylilly50
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

Not certain how the food is but the hostess staff is rude and incompetent. Half hour beyond our reservation time we were told we could wait some more because folks without reservation who loudly proclaimed they were "friends of Clayton" were seated at our table. The rude hostess just told us that was they way it would be. Speaks for itself. Don't waste your time.

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Thank Jon A
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Clayton T, Owner at Clayton's Siesta Grille, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2014

The review for the most part is factually false, mean spirited and without merit. This individual was offered a table inside but he asked to sit on our patio. The hostess told him that the wait would be approximately 30 minutes.We have had a mentoring program since our inception 10 years ago. Our hostesses are high school students that we are trying to instill some work ethic, and to help them become ladies and gentlemen. It's not perfect but our customers that get to know us understand what we are trying to accomplish. This customer felt snubbed because one of our regulars told the hostess that they were friends of Clayton's. The group a party of eight was seated in the only available spot we could put eight in our March madness. (Busiest month). The individual yelled at and intimidated our 15 year old hostess within one foot of her face. We have never responded to a review publicly but have to this one because it is not representative of what happened. I would encourage a Trip Advisor user to look at all of our reviews. We love people and want to provide the best service and cuisine. We are a fun, buzzy little place with five star food quality. Clayton

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Reviewed March 22, 2014

What a fabulous meal. The duck was crispy on outside and meat was melt in your mouth. Service was right on. We will return each time we visit island.

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Thank Mary1055407
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

Very nice restaurant with casual and good atmosphere. Had breakfast and went back for dinner. Food and service was excellent both times. Always nice to have pizza as an option. The key lime pie (I know, yawn) was especially good. Very friendly staff and reasonable prices. Went twice and would go again.

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