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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%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This would be the first place I would recommend to anyone staying and eating in the area. Great food and apps and we had a tequila house drink that was really good and strong. The lobster roll and steak are worth ordering again.

Thank Erik_saluki
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband was in a busy meeting, so after I had hung out on the beach for a couple of hours, I decided to treat myself to lunch at The Cottage. What a treat it was! I ordered the crab cake and sangria. My plate...More

Thank JeanneS0phie
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

From the outside I would expect this place to be a bar food and drinks kind of a place. It is not that at all. The menu is really inventive with many interesting dishes to sample. My wife and I decided to just go with...More

Thank Stephen K
Reviewed 4 days ago

The visits to The Cottage Restaurant were fantastic. The service, food and the drinks were absolutely terrific. Don't miss The Cottage if your trip takes you to Siesta Key.

Thank WorldWandererIII
Reviewed 4 days ago

6 of us went for dinner and the waitress was in a big hurry. She didn't even offer us coffee or dessert. We all wanted Key Lime pie. we had to ask her about it. The food was very good. Also uncomfortable chairs. I had...More

Thank 360bill
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visiting family in the area, and after checking TripAdvisor, decided to give this place a try. As many times as I've been here we hadn't tried this area. Our server was Dara, who did an outstanding job, was gracious, provided the perfect amount of service...More

Thank drmlmom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cottage is one of the restaurants that was recommended to us by the owner of the condo we stayed at during our recent Siesta Key vacation. He certainly steered us right! This is an extremely popular restaurant (with good reason), and the servers were...More

Thank MaggieS-Boston
KatieS2121, Operational Assistant at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the kind words about your food and service! We are so happy you enjoyed your meals with us. I am so sorry the remainder of your food was accidentally thrown away, however I am so pleased we were able to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place!! Ask for Jessica..best waitress ever..food great ...thanks to Jessica and chef for making our special requests happen!!

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not super cheap but worth it. The chicken sandwich with bacon is delicious. The billionaire burger is worth trying. It melts in your mouth. It's like a piece of steak in a burger. The fries are really good too.

Thank Cor3_13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mom and I had a delicious dinner here! I ordered the peruvian cerviche with a side of truffle risotto. So yummy! She got the salmon entree which had an amazing black rice. Key lime pie was light and tart and sweet. We nearly licked...More

1  Thank Jenny L
KatieS2121, Operational Assistant at The Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

HI Jenny- Thank you so much for visiting us! Our back patio sunken garden is truly an amazing retreat! Please come back and dine with us soon. Katie Spelman-Operational Assistant

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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.
19 April 2016|
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Response from Griselle R | Reviewed this property |
I think they should be able to accommodate. They have an outside area too.
3 August 2015|
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Response from Cayla C | Reviewed this property |
Yes I would make reservations. I had a party of 12 and they did separate checks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
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, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, 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
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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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