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The Cottage Restaurant

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American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
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153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242
+1 941-312-9300
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Burlington, Massachusetts
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97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Keep walking to the back and you'll find an open air dining area with live entertainment. Full menu and the food is terrific. Priced right. Not too crowded - not sure if the place has been "found" yet. Highly recommended.

Thank John4444444
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We couldn't decide on an entre so we went the tapas route. We split the cottage salad and it was excellent. Then onto wonton tacos, crab cake( really good) and mussels. We topped it off with key lime pie, of course. Our server Jenn was very helpful and attentive.

Thank Billie216
Louisville, Kentucky
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The tuna tacos were absolutely delicious! They only have them as an appetizer I wish they had them as a main entrée because they were so good!

Thank Rhonda P
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate on the back patio. Decor was beachy and the atmosphere relaxed. The food was anything but! Great menu with an excellent variety of items to choose from. This isn't a chain and thank goodness they're offering delicious alternatives. Be willing to try some different things! We had an outstanding guide in Leslie who explained things, gave her opinion... More 

Thank Sheila L
KatieS2121, Operational Assistant at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Sheila, Thank you so much for the rave review. We are so pleased Leslie was able to provide you with amazing service, guidance and knowledge. Our staff goes through extensive menu training to be able to enhance your dining experience with us. Please come back and visit us again and please keep in mind Chef Evan also prepares a Specials... More 

Siesta Key, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice dining spot with different offerings from the usual "beach bar" fare in the area.Though the bar can be very busy and loud (great if you're looking for a little excitement), be sure to dine out back in the garden [weather permitting]. With live mellow music - from jazz to flamenco - open to the sky and surrounded in a... More 

Thank seascribe2016
Oneonta, New York
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We go to Siesta Key at least 2x a year. We love to be able to walk to the village restaurants. The quiet, secluded setting out back is perfect. They had a violinist playing this time and he is excellent. His name is Matt and he's there every other Tuesday. We ordered the shrimp tempura with edamame salad and the... More 

Thank OneontaK
Plymouth, Michigan
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125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Those were what I liked the best!!!! The truffle risotto was delish too, as well as the fish tacos. They, too, will allow you to bring your own wine for a corkage fee--$15.00. Good service too, along with outdoor heaters.

Thank Karen B
Sarasota, Florida
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120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love The Cottage's rustic vibe! It's charmingly chic, yet casual and cosy. My date and I both ordered the Tom Kha Salmon and could not stop raving about how perfectly it was cooked! That alone made it a must order dish, but the accompanying cous cous really put it over the top! And, if you like key lime pie,... More 

Thank jayluvsu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a Saturday night in Jan after a recommendation from our hotel and were greeted with great service. They were offering complimentary valet parking which was a bonus since parking isn't always easy. The kids menu was a typical kids menu but my son enjoyed the Mac and cheese. Three of us (2 adults, 1 nine year old)... More 

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on my birthday and they took really good care of us. The food was awesome and so was the service. My wife and I stopped by for a drink another day and sat outside on their patio which was very nice.

Thank Fred D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 32
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?