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5 of the Best Restaurants in Siesta Key

Siesta Key is a beautiful eight-mile stretch of barrier island nestled just across the bay from Sarasota, Florida. The beaches are world-famous, the wildlife is abundant, the nightlife is renowned, and the food is simply delectable. 

If you are planning a visit to Siesta Key, don't leave without first grabbing a table at these restaurants.


1. The Cottage

Located in Siesta Key Village, The Cottage and its eclectic dining experience is a must-visit for anyone looking for fresh local seafood. 

The atmosphere is "Old Florida Charm" and features progressive cooking techniques. 

Experience American and Japanese-influenced dishes with a tropical vibe. On the most beautiful sunny Florida days, enjoy dining outdoors with your choice of two patios.



2. Summer House Steak & Seafood

If you're craving a steak dinner, local seafood, and some of the finest wine selections in Siesta Key, you have to visit Summer House Steak & Seafood

This stylish and delicious menu offers the best of prime-certified steaks and chops, along with lobster and many seafood favorites. 

3. Island House Tap and Grill

The Island House offers some of the most creative and mouth-watering flavors. Come in for a burger paired with one of their many local craft beers. 

Enjoy appetizers like duck fat fries, or one of the Island House signature bowls with Latin and seafood options. This dining destination is a perfect pitstop after a rigorous day of shopping for an easygoing, counter-serve atmosphere.

4. Cafe Gabbiano

If patio seating in a rustic, yet elegant eatery, with upscale Italian dishes, is what you crave most, Café Gabbiano should be your next dinner out. 

This restaurant is a TripAdvisor award winner in 2021, and Couples' Choice Awards in 2020. With so many rave reviews about the menu, the service, and the atmosphere at Café Gabbiano, it's a definite must-taste stop for Siesta Key visitors.

5. Miguel's Restaurant

Miguel Garcia and his sons offer the finest European culinary traditions at Miguel's Restaurant. They specialize in continental favorites and French cuisine and offer one of the most extensive wine lists in the area. 

You’ll find the best Caesar salad in Siesta Key and enjoy a taste of Europe for lunch or dinner. Come in and enjoy a beer or cocktail at the bar, or hire them to cater your next event.


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