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The Cottage Restaurant

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153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242
+1 941-312-9300
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Albany, New York
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137 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

Let me say we were on vacation and looking to try new restaurants in a town we have never been to. We went here two nights in a row. When you find a gem why try strange places with mediocre reviews?! I'm a food guy, former food salesman and restaurant junkie. This place is killing it! Hands down there is... More 

Thank Chris W
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

We were told to go here as a recommendation from our resort. It was good but maybe not 5 star of being fussy. Food was good if a little pricey for the area, but likely one of the best places in siesta village.

Thank SteveWToronto
Sarasota, FL.
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

The food is excellent, the atmosphere is nice with the new covered patio. Way better then what you would expect for this little cottage in the Village.

Thank SiestaRealtor
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, great food and friendly service. Not full of kids but very accommodating of our 4 year old daughter. Nice shady seating area out the back.

Thank Josie R
Keighley, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

We were in Siesta Key to celebrate our friends' 20th wedding anniversary and they had selected The Cottage as THE PLACE based on Tripadvisor reports. Nevertheless, I suggested we did a trial run to check it out before the big day. We all went for the tapas menu and had 6 dishes between the 4 of us. Particular favourites were... More 

1 Thank Dave195301
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

What's the big deal? No consistency here. Like your jalapeño watermelon marg? Order another and it will be made completely different. One thing that is consistent is how they way overcook, to massacre level, the fried grouper sandwich.

1 Thank skinnylizzard
Mason, Ohio
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61 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

We went to The Cottage for the first time last week and enjoyed it immensely! We are usually disappointed by the restaurants down in the village but this is an exception! The high reviews are well deserved. We were seated right away and decided to sit outside. We sat at the cabana table and had a very nice waitress. I... More 

Thank Dr_and_MrsPLUStwo
Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

What a great experience. The private courtyard in the back is an awesome surprise. Add the live music that play while you eat at the perfect volume so that you are able to still carry on a conversation with your fellow dinner patrons is ideal and not done ofter enough. The palm trees with lights and picnic tables are indeed... More 

Thank lindolaura
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the beach bar atmosphere. The food is upscale and delicious. For kids there is a children's menu with a lot to choose from. Sit picnic table style in the back yard. For adults I recommend the tuna tacos and prawn rolls.

Thank A L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

We were drawn to the restaurant on Saturday 5/2 while walking by. We are so happy we stopped in. The restaurant was throwing a party for the Kentucky Derby and they did a well job. The people that we were surrounded by were so friendly, the staff was great, and we had the pleasure to meet Brandy, who orchestrated the... 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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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?