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The Cottage Restaurant

153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2070
+1 941-312-9300
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2070
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When we return to Siesta Key, dining at The Cottage again is a must! The atmosphere is relaxing and fun! The food and service are fabulous! Our waiter was super helpful and engaging . He suggested some drinks that were quite tasty. The crabcake appetizer...More

Thank Macanbuckeye
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a terrific place, where island meets upscale farm to table fresh cuisine. Lunchtime live music also provided.

1  Thank GailMAnne
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hundreds of annoying little flies in the back court ruined the experience. It wasn’t that they just buzzed, but they landed on everything: the food, our clothes, our skin, our drinks, ugh! It was awful. I think our experience would have been a whole lot...More

1  Thank webbuzzard
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been going here for years when we make our northern escape. They have great food and service. Ask for Jesika,she rocks.

1  Thank John A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited with our 2 teen daughters for dinner. We sat in the back outdoor area. It was lovely, a laid back tropical feel. I ordered a drink from their drink list - it was wonderful and refreshing. The appetizers and food were prepared very...More

1  Thank schellereid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not quite sure why people rave about this restaurant. We visited it because it was No1 on Trip Advisor and the reviews were all good. We were seated in the rear patio garden area which was very nice especially with the live music. Took the...More

1  Thank JBG1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sat outside under the thatched covered roof. Enjoyed the music, the menu, the wait staff, the price, the drinks & atmosphere. My blackened salmon over caesar salad was exceptional.

1  Thank Ceeberneeber
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great grouper sandwiches. Fun atmosphere and excellent vodka club soda! The hostess was not nice, she pushed into my sister twice unapologetically. She had what we might say, a sour look on her face.More

Thank Catherine W
KatieS2121, Guest Relations Manager at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Catherine! I am so sorry to hear that. I will certainly take a look at this situation and address it with our management team. However, I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your cocktails, Grouper sandwiches and our fun atmosphere. Please come back...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined in their Secret Garden with live jazz guitar music! Great way to end up a beach day. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Service was excellent.

1  Thank elizabethmQ4344PT
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I go to the Cottage every time we are in Siesta Key. We had another great meal. My wife had Lobster bisque and it was wonderful. I had the Wanton Tuna Tacos that were very good also. We split a delicious Grouper...More

1  Thank RochesterRicky
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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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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 34242-2070
  • 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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