Why Siesta Key is a Top Foodie Florida Destination

Siesta Key is one of Florida’s most well-kept secrets, and it offers something for everyone to enjoy on your next vacation. From history buffs to nature lovers, there’s something for everyone to get into.

The foodie in your group will especially love Siesta Key, as there is a wide variety of foods from all around the world.

No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll find it near our Siesta Key hotel. Here are a few of our favorite eateries in the area.

Great Island Restaurants

The restaurants on Siesta Key take advantage of the local ingredients and fresh seafood to produce incredible dishes. One of the best stops is The Cottage, which prides itself on offering seasonal cuisine with sustainable ingredients. You’ll taste the quality in popular dishes like lobster bisque, the Billionaire Burger, or the truffle filet. Enjoy a signature cocktail to finish off your meal. The Cottage is located at 153 Avenida Messina in Sarasota.

Another great stop in Siesta Key is Summer House Steak, an upscale eating experience in the heart of the Key. Enjoy specialties like the Wagyu beef tartar, surf and turf, and of course, the most high-quality steak around. Choose from the extensive wine list to find the drink that will perfectly complement your meal. This is a great spot for a romantic night out on the town. Summer House Steak is located at 149 Avenida Messina in Siesta Key.

Nearby Sarasota Fine Dining

Just down the road in Sarasota, you’ll find even more great restaurants to explore. Stop into Indigenous and discover why it has been repeatedly named Sarasota’s Best Restaurant. Indigenous is known for its passions for great food and education. From the wild caught shrimp to the parmesan beignets, you can’t go wrong with any selection. Indigenous is located at 239 South Links Avenue in Sarasota.

For something a little more relaxed, visit Nancy’s BBQ, a family-owned joint that prides itself on its secret recipe dry rub. Nancy’s brings North Carolina barbecue to the shores of Sarasota, offering specialties like pulled pork, beef brisket, and more. Come grab a relaxed bite and socialize with the locals! Nancy’s BBQ is located at 301 South Pineapple Avenue in Sarasota.

For the perfect middle ground between upscale and casual, visit State Street Eating House. Voted Best Cocktail five years in a row, this restaurant is your perfect stop for any meal of the day. Dinner specialties include Amish raised organic chicken, baked lobster mac and cheese, and even grilled octopus! State Street Eating House is located at 1533 State Street in Sarasota.

Culinary Walking Tours

Can’t decide on just one place to eat? Go on a tour with Key Culinary Tours, serving the Sarasota area since 2015. Their Sarasota tours will take you to some of the best restaurants in the area and educate you on the local history and ingredients. Take a tour through downtown, explore International flavors, or hit the heights of the city. Whichever tour you choose, you’ll have 3 hours with an experienced guide who will let you know all the ins and outs of the Sarasota food scene. 

From casual to upscale, Siesta Key and Sarasota have it all. You can find any cuisine you’re looking for just minutes away from the Tropical Breeze Resort- one of the best hotels near Siesta Key Beach, Florida.

Siesta Key Hotel Accommodations

Grab a casual breakfast or have a relaxing dinner, then return to our Siesta Key beach resort to spend the evening with your loved ones. For more information on all the fantastic food in Siesta Key as well as all of our rental options, contact us today!

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