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The Cottage Restaurant

153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242
+1 941-312-9300
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (161 reviews)
“crab sliders” (47 reviews)
“tapas” (102 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242
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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Great food, unique menu options. We were expecting standard beach food but this was a step above. I had the salmon which was one of the best I've ever had, my husband had the Escolar which he thought was excellent. Our son in law had...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at The Cottage many times over the last several years when visiting Siesta Key and have never been disappointed. The food and service are outstanding as well as the surroundings. Great, heated, deck in the front for those chilly day and an...More

Thank Jay C
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Best advice we received while on siesta key was to dine here. Tuna wonton tacos, tempura shrimp was fabulous. We sat in a darling garden in the back. Live music was nice too.

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Had lunch 3x in this great place, sitting outside on both the front and back patios. Culinary lunch menu has terrific choices Including salmon tacos, quinoa salad, burgers, chicken skewers, all of which we tried. Everything was good. Happy hour all day Mark was a...More

Thank Marian12158
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

This restaurant becomes very busy in season and seems to be a favorite of locals . We liked all the choices. Orations were adequate. We did have a choice of fruit with our dishes. I had the breakfast burrito which was excellent. We intended to...More

Thank RBeacher
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Love this place, very casual and great eats. yummy short ribs and Teresa, who has been our waitress both times makes eating here a joy. Must try for fun lunch or dinner.

Thank maui60
Reviewed 17 February 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us by several people that we met as we were out and about on the key. It did not disappoint. The first vista we made was late on a friday night and we sat in the back courtyard area where...More

Thank Leanna G
Reviewed 16 February 2016

This is basically a bar located just off the main street in the Siesta Village. We went on a busy night but were seated promptly. The service was very good. The menu is a little limited and a little expensive. I ordered a draft beer...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

The Cottage recently has changed some of the items on its menu, so maybe that was the problem? Siesta Key has become much more popular, so maybe that was the problem? I love the Cottage, but tonight I didn't have a good experience. Tonight, we...More

Thank L H
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Had a GREAT lunch with my wife and another couple last week. The weather was nice enough to sit outside. Food very good. LOVED the Lobster Roll, sliders and salads. Very Solid Restaurant

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16 January 2018|
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Response from Tatt2dRN | Reviewed this property |
There is a path to the street from the patio. I do not recall if it would be wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair or if it was even paved. I would call to confirm.
Lisa S
6 November 2017|
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Response from Herb T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe they have a kids MENU.
Claire A
15 July 2016|
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Response from Dreaming4trvl | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just ready this. The restaurant is small but I would call to ask them if you can reserve space. Again sorry for the delay.
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
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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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