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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” (100 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We're in Siesta Key for 6 months and have taken friends and family members to The Cottage for lunch and dinner on several occasions. The food is always a notch above and the service is exceptional. You will not be disappointed.

1  Thank Andre G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We shared sushi and tapas in the outdoor courtyard with live music. The wait staff was excellent and food was very good. The sushi was very good but I wonder why they only offer 1 selection of sushi.....

1  Thank BethTurner
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our family of six enjoyed a fabulous tapas-sampling dinner during a very busy Christmas to New Years week. Our waiter, Joe, was so friendly and helpful. We focused on ordering tapas to share around the table. Each dish was delicious and presented in an interesting...More

Thank llamamama61
KatieS2121, other at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello! Thank you so much for letting us know about your amazing experience at The Cottage. Joe is a wonderful addition to our service team and we love having him. Thank you for taking the time to let other users know about your visit and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a scrumptious lunch at The Cottage. First time in Siesta Key. Looked up the restaurant on Trip Advisor and was not disappointed. Server, Joe, was excellent. Charming and knowledgeable. I had the superfood salad with blackened chicken, my sister had the catch of the...More

Thank OakvilleMatriarch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not often enough these days can you go out to a restaurant and get the total experience from great food to great atmosphere to great service. If you’re ever in the Siesta Key area or within 50 miles, make the trip because the food is...More

1  Thank Steven R
KatieS2121, Operational Assistant at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Steven! Thank you so much for the amazing review. I am delighted Erica and Joe were able to enhance your evening and offer you excellent service. Please come back and dine with us again. Thank you so much. Katie Spelman, Operational Assistant

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been coming to the Cottage for years. Never disappoints. Order the billionaire burger and the risotto.

1  Thank Katie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are staying in Siesta Key for the month of January and found that we are just a block away from The Cottage. We have been there twice and the food has been incredible. Love the calamaris and Lobster Bisque and the Ceviche was great....More

1  Thank VeraMA1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome, unique drinks and terrific service. Very cozy and intimate feel. Fun place to go for a quiet happy hour with friends.

1  Thank stonzi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We used to enjoy eating here and introducing friends to the place. No longer. They just don’t seem to care like they once did. Food is not tasty or memorable. Not returningMore

Thank Amir A
KatieS2121, Operational Assistant at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Amir- Thank you so much for taking the time to offer a review for The Cottage. I am so sorry your recent visit wasn't up to standard. Please reach out to our general manager Tim at timwongsiesta@gmail.com, so that we can hear more about...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service by Jenn, Rudi, and Tim!!!!! We thoroughly (and loudly!) enjoyed the Mules, the food (crab sliders and sweet tater fries, ahi tacos, super salad and chicken curry) and the atmosphere!!!!! Thank you for the Heinz Ketchup!!!!!!More

1  Thank Lynn Z
KatieS2121, Operational Assistant at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lynn!! Wow thank you so much for the awesome shout out to our team! We aim to please and are delighted we were able to accommodate all of your requests! Please come back and visit us again soon. Thank you so much, we can't...More

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Questions & Answers
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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