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The Cottage Restaurant

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153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242
+1 941-312-9300
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Orlando, Florida
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I originally was hunting for a different restaurant, but when I found that it was closed, I started walking down the street looking at menus, and the Cottage caught my eye. I had a really great cocktail to start, it was made with fresh herbs, and the delight only continued from there. I ordered the lobster roll with an asian... More 

Thank sparkenlight
KatieS2121, Operational Assistant at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow!! Thank you so much for the kind words! We are so delighted you enjoyed the fresh hand crafted cocktails, and our Lobster Maki Roll during your visit with us. Thank you for dining with us and we hope to see you again soon. Katie Spelman, Operational Assistant More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are staying at Longboat Key Resort and made the drive to Siesta Key. The beach is beautiful. We did a little shopping and stopped for drinks and a bite at The Cottage. Rudy and Steve were great! The tuna tacos and tempura shrimp were excellent. And the Sangria was delicious. We highly recommend stopping here!

Thank wlsn843
Uniontown, PA
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A group of friends were in Siesta Key for a golf trip and while checking out the town decided to stop at The Cottage Restaurant for dinner. It was very crowded (which is usually a good sign) so we put our names in and told it would be a half hour wait. It actually turned out to be about 15min... More 

Thank Mary G
Buffalo, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I picked The Cottage for my birthday dinner on Sunday. We requested a table in the back garden room. The live acoustic guitar music was delightful! Both seafood dinners were wonderful.

Thank Barbara R
KatieS2121, Operational Assistant at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Barbara, Happy Birthday!! Thank you for choosing The Cottage for your birthday dinner, we are so happy we were able to accommodate your party in our back garden patio. Please come back and see us again soon. Katie Spelman, Operational Assistant More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok place. 12 dollars for a martini is a bit much. 3 people at our table ordered the lobster sushi. Expensive and could not taste the lobster at all.

Thank mmoretti2
KatieS2121, Operational Assistant at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello- Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent dining experience. We are so sorry your meal was not to your expectations. I will be sure to share your feedback with our team as we are always looking at ways to improve. Thanks to Trip Advisor reviews we are able to get feedback from diners... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here this week on a trip to Siesta Key. The food was amazing! We had the ahi tuna tacos - I want to go back just for those! The jalapeño watermelon margarita was also delicious. Definitely a must try. Jenn was our server, she was super friendly, knowledgeable and awesome.

Thank melissdav
Albany, New York, United States
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the fancy burgers they were good but my favorite was the Indian chicken tapas so delicious! Our server was excellent and friendly also gave us great recommendations for her favorite spot to go to the beach.

Thank Nicole C
Clifton Park, New York
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255 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for dinner after seeing such an excellent menu online and have to say it was excellent. They don't take reservations, but we got there fairly early, didn't have to wait long and got to sit outside, surrounded by many palm trees and listening to such great music, we had a blast. I had a lobster roll and... More 

Thank LoneRock
KatieS2121, Operational Assistant at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about how awesome your visit was! We hope you are able to come back very soon and visit us again. Thank you again-Katie Spelman, Operational Assistant More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff are super nice and friendly. The food was really good. I had a blackened grouper salad that was yummy. Also the hostess hooked us up with a cup and ice which was very nice. This is a must try when in Siesta Key.

Thank CandiTravels
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cottage is located in the least busy part of the village - the venue has a lovely porch, a nice bar and a beautiful garden for dining. The last time we went with a party of seven and the service was excellent. Stacy was very helpful and attentive. Our favorite dishes from the tapas menu are the crab cake... More 

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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
US$10 - US$32
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242
  • 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?