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The Cottage

153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2070
+1 941-312-9300
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (168 reviews)
“tapas” (125 reviews)
“short ribs” (60 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2070
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Living in downtown Sarasota, its easy to stay confined to your surroundings, great dinner options. Tonight we decided to venture to Siesta Key which we never do. Not familiar with the area, a quick search showed that The Cottage was one of the top rated...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Phoebe R
Reviewed yesterday

Had Theresa as our server, so pleasant and knew her job. The truffle fries were fabulous and so was the service. A hidden gem of a place that we missed all week. Would definitely return on our next visit to the area.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Clare K
Reviewed 4 days ago

good craft beer on tap, wonderful sandwiches!! we went for a late bit, and were surprised at the quality of the food and the staff!

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank kc3445
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived with a group of 11 guests for lunch while visiting over the weekend. We had a lovely experience and sat in the cozy private cabana in the back patio. Thanks for a great lunch, good service and beautiful weather :)

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Clementine2988
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to the Cottage on a rainy Sunday night. The rain had dissipated, so we sat out on the outdoor back porch. Our waitress Jennifer was very friendly and informative regarding the menu. We decided to order from the tapas section of the menu. We...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank PAboyinFL
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent restaurant, not only for its delicious food, but the staff & ambiance are wonderful too. We were a group of 30+ and sat in the back porch. This was for my best friends wedding. They even went out of their way to print personalized...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 340lind
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jessica and Dillan are exceptional, I came in with my heart set on blackened shrimp Caesar and alas it was unavailable. Jessica suggested I try the tempora shrimp and it was outstanding. She also made lovely recommendations to different cocktails and each one was excellent.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Lora P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside The Cottage looks like a very casual beach bar but after tasting the first appetizer we knew we were at a place with great food. Outstanding service, food at atmosphere make this a hidden gem

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank A9RZmichaelb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best food! Delicious. Impressive flavors. Great service. Short ribs - awesome. Tempura shrimp - delicious!

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank A1432SZpamelar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a great place. Relaxed atmosphere and good food. Music every night with a cosy garden at the rear with a tropical setting.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Maureencovill
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Questions & Answers
November 5, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Yolanda L | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure! I would call them. It is an outdoor eating area so I would say yes but hate to tell you without knowing for sure. :)
November 3, 2018|
Response from Madeline V | Reviewed this property |
Call them
Abby H
May 29, 2018|
Response from inymdreams | Reviewed this property |
I ordered the patio salad (vegetarian) but you could get it without cheese. I don’t recall there being a lot of non meat options. But what they served was delicious.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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
  • E-mail
Siesta Key, Florida: sandy beaches, blue skies, and even bluer water. This is the paradise we call home and the place where we serve locals and tourists from around the world. At The Cottage, we're inspired by our eclectic range of customers. That's why we have a menu that features both local ingredients and worldly recipes, making for dishes that range from familiar favorites to uncharted waters. Gather for a family dinner, listen to live music out on our patio, or just stop by for a happy hour drink. However long you're here, we'll make sure you feel like you're in paradise.
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