Best Restaurants on Siesta Key

What are the best restaurants on Siesta Key? While you can likely find a fantastic place for any occasion, we have compiled a list of the top places to dine on your vacation. From casual spots for big groups to intimate Peruvian fare, there’s something for everyone.

Siesta Key Village in Siesta Key, FL

The Siesta Key Oyster Bar

The Siesta Key Oyster Bar captivates with its on-point Old Florida décor and excitable atmosphere. The deck attracts all kinds of Florida visitors who want little more than an epic plate of oysters overlooking the cool and tropical Florida streets.

It is colorful, casual, and filled with awesome seafood. Both the cob salad and the shrimp tacos are local fan favorites. The menu is covered in casual seafood sandwiches and a variety of oysters, like the garlic parmesan and the rockefellers.

The restaurant is located at 5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242. It is open from 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and open early from 9 a.m. to midnight on Sunday.

The Hub Siesta Key

The Hub Baja Grill

Since 2008, the Hub Baja Grill has contributed immensely to the fun and funky atmosphere of Siesta Key. The location is famous for its Fiesta Hour. Every weekday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., visitors get $7.50 House Margaritas, $4 House Wines, $3 Well Drinks, and $2 Domestic Drafts.

The Hub also offers live music day and night on most days of the week. While they aren’t the only spot on the island to do so, they always bring the energy. As for as food, you get a wide selection of fresh baja cuisine. Order a stuffed chicken burrito or a southwestern chicken taco. But make sure to start it off with the famous and authentic nachos.

The Hub Baja Grill is located at 5148 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242. You can find it open every day of the week, without exception, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. You even get an extended hour to midnight on Friday and Saturday.

The Cottage Restaurant Siesta Key

The Cottage Restaurant

The Cottage is a pleasant change of pace compared to the two restaurants above. The team relies on sustainable meats and seafood, as well as a focus on local-centric ingredients. The chefs really prioritize creativity and color for their often eccentric yet always impressive dishes. We recommend the Tempura Shrimp, Big Island Tuna Poke, and the Wonton Tuna Tacos. You can expect some really inventive holiday Thanksgiving meals. The dinner menu encompasses various tapas, like lobster bisque and crab cake.

The Cottage is ideal for a cozy Valentine’s dinner. It’s intimate atmosphere and small dining hall makes for a very comfortable and elegant space. It is located at 153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242 and is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with extended hours to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Summer House Steak & Seafood

Many locals say this is the best restaurant on the island, and it’s also the newest! This fine-dining steak and seafood restaurant is across the street from the resort and offers expertly crafted cocktails and mouthwatering meals.

We recommend the lobster bisque and spring for the Truffle bearnaise sauce on your ribeye! It is truly life changing. Open 4 – 11 p.m. Friday – Saturday, and 4 – 10 p.m. the rest of the week. They are extremely popular, so consider making reservations.

The Old Salty Dog

The Old Salty Dog is a fun place for families. Kids will love the cool dog-themed décor. Even pets are welcome!

There’s live music to add to the energy, as well as an ambitious classic British/American pub menu. The pub is famous for its epic beer-battered hot dogs.

The Old Salty Dog is open to you at 5023 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242. You can grab an old salty dog from 11 a.m. to 9:30 – 10 p.m. nightly.

Contact us for more information on any of the available Siesta Key rentals. We can get you connected to a place right in the heart of the key, where there’s an amazing restaurant in every direction.


More Things To Do On Siesta Key

Now that you have four great restaurant options to get you started on your vacation, what else can you do to fill your vacation days? You know about the famous, white sand beaches on the island and the easy drive to downtown Sarasota art’s district. But did you know about Siesta Key Village? Check out the scene by watching the video below.

Siesta Key Wedding

Thinking about a beach destination wedding? There is no better place than the Tropical Breeze Resort only steps from the beach and with plenty of rooms to book for your guests. Get married and then honeymoon on Siesta Key, and book our luxury honeymoon suite to start your happily ever after!


About The Resort

You don’t have to leave your resort for a great time. Dive into our 3 pools and spas, or just stop by the Adventure Tiki Hut to rent bikes, kayaks, paddleboards, beach umbrellas, chairs and so much more! We even have a shuttle service for those times you want to explore another part of the island.

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