5 Best Family-Friendly Siesta Key Restaurants

With the tropical ambiance, the sprawling waterscape, and a menu for all ages, you can find some beautiful places to enjoy a quiet lunch or dinner with the family on Siesta Key.

Families need to consider a few different options when everyone goes out to eat for a sit-down meal. Things like romantic ambiance fall to the wayside, to be replaced with other considerations.

Are there nearby play areas? Is it casual, so my family won’t be the loudest in the dining room? Are the prices reasonable for groups?

As romantic as Siesta Key can be, there are still a wide range of places to eat that are perfectly suited for the biggest of families. Below are five places to check out.

Sun Garden Café

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We know the kids are up early. They can’t help it, especially on vacation. Thankfully, you got a place set aside just for you. The Sun Garden Café is up with the sun at 7:30 a.m. and closes at 2:30 p.m. You got all the traditional American breakfast items that exist under the sun. Cinnamon buns, sweet potato pancakes, Cajun eggs benedict, and a lot more light up this gorgeous menu.

Location: 210 Avenida Madera, Sarasota, FL 34242

The Old Salty Dog

The Old Salty Dog has a little bit of everything. Live music sets a nice and friendly tone appropriate for that laid-back Florida living. You have a whole wide menu full of beer-battered hot dogs, topped with whatever you please- quite literally.

You have staple bar eats, but this isn’t a bar atmosphere. Take a seat on the outdoor patio or settle inside by the open chairs.

The Old Salty Dog playfully advertises itself as a pooch-friendly patio. Bring your dog to the Salty Dog. Enjoy the views and appreciate the local jams. Grab some pancakes or some burgers. These are some of the best kid-friendly breakfasts you will find at any of the Siesta Key restaurants.

Location: 5023 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242

Solorzano’s Pizzeria

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If you want something both affordable, authentic, Italian, and charming, you can’t go wrong at Solorzano’s Pizzeria.

This Italian restaurant is just picture-perfect for families looking for something laid-back, a little loud, and always inviting and satisfying. You got all the New Jersey-inspired pizzas you could ask for among other Italian specialties.

It is open to 4 a.m., but you might find the 11:30 opening hours a little more welcoming for the kids.

Location: 1673, 215 Avenida Madera, Siesta Key, FL 34242

Toasted Mango Café

The Toasted Mango Café is advertised as a relaxing and colorful joint for all ages. The café specializes in bold and bombastic breakfast items, including their lovely eggs benedict, the Waffle N’Egg, and the Gulfside Omelete, stuffed with crab meat and shrimp

There’s a laid-back island atmosphere here you will just love, and the kids are more than welcome. Toasted Mango is exclusively open for the mornings and afternoons. You can find their doors open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Location: 6621 Midnight Pass Rd, Sarasota, FL 34242

Another Broken Egg Café

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Another Broken Egg Café is the master of that incredible mix of menu variety that combines both breakfast and lunch. The meals are satiating, massive, and innovative. You got all the major breakfast and lunch staples, such as waffles, omelets, and seafood breakfasts.

Kids will love the Little Rooster (scrambled egg, fruit, and bacon) or the chocolate chip pancakes. These are some of the best kid-friendly breakfasts you will find at any of the Siesta Key restaurants. Find some fun here at 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.

Location: 140 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242

Contact us at 941-349-1125 for more on our family-friendly Siesta Key hotel rooms and the available places to eat.

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