Top 10 restaurants in Siesta Key, United States

April 14, 2018 Brandee Mangan

Looking for world class powdery white quartz sand beaches, 100 golf courses within driving distance, and an endless selection of cultural and family activities? Siesta Key is the laid-back beach town that goes above and beyond. Right nearby in Sarasota, you'll find museums, art, wildlife, circuses, opera, ballet, symphonies, theater, film festivals, botanical gardens, baseball spring training... the list goes on.
Things to do in Siesta Key

1. Abel's Ice Cream

1886 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-8847 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards American, Gluten Free Options Late Night +1 941-921-5700
Excellent
88%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 403 reviews

Abel's Ice Cream

Florida made hand-dipped ice cream, sorbet, sherbet, and hard-packed frozen yogurt.

Reviewed By Nick B - St Peter Port, United Kingdom

Stumbled across this ice cream shop as just around the corner from our hotel . Fantastic service, great range of ice creams and delicious. Understand why it is rated so well on TripAdvisor. Worth the trip and lovely for an after dinner stop.

2. LeLu Coffee Lounge

5251 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-3310 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 941-346-5358
Excellent
59%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 312 reviews

LeLu Coffee Lounge

LeLu Coffee Lounge is a coffee shop, bar, and restaurant all in one. We are a retro, surf inspired cafe serving coffee from around the world, Cuban Coffee, Cafe con Leche, Fresh Fruit Smoothies, Hot, Iced or Blended Lattes, Fresh Brewed Iced Teas, a wide selection of Hot Teas, Coffee free Frappes, Handmade Sodas, and Fresh Squeezed Lemonade. We have a full breakfast menu featuring our Costa Rican, Stuffed Blueberry & Mascarpone French Toast, Egg White Power Omelette's, Breakfast Samiches, and all the traditional menu items you would want. We also have a lunch/dinner/small plates menu featuring our Cuban with Black Beans & Rice & Sweet Plantains, Blue Burger Sliders, Baha Fish Tacos, Mahi Sliders, and a Fresh Grilled Fish Selection with Veggies and Rice. You can also find specialty cocktails such as the Espresso Martini & Chocolate Martini, our signature Strawberry Basiltini & Mango Basiltini, and Margarita's made with Fresh Lime Juice and Agave. We have a Boutique Wine list and serve bottled beer as well. Want to try surfing or paddle boarding? We have those too, for rent or for sale! There is something for all ages and walks of life at LeLu. We can host parties large or small, catered or not, any time of the day or night.

Reviewed By Purleyman8888 - London, United Kingdom

Service was terrible unless you won’t take away coffee took over a hour for the food to arrive cold cook needs traing how to make omelette it was cooked eggs dry with vegetables chucked in this was not an omelette all very sad because the place is really nice !

3. Big Water Fish Market

6641 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2508 Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch SGD 10 - SGD 29 +1 941-554-8101
Excellent
77%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 965 reviews

Big Water Fish Market

Big Water Fish Market opened its doors on 11/11/11 at 11am with owner Scott Dolan at the helm. We are near the south bridge on Siesta Key in the Crescent Beach Shopping Center next to Siesta Spirits liquor store. We are a retail fish market that specializes in fresh, wild, Florida seafood and we also offer a simple but delicious casual dining menu. We were voted "Best Grouper Sandwich" on the island in 2013 and we serve fresh, made-to-order meals until 6:45pm on weekdays and until 6:00pm on Saturdays and it's always BYOB! Come in and try a Seafood Steampot with crab legs, shrimp, clams, mussels, potatoes and corn on the cobb or any of our other great selections. We offer our customers the freshest fish, seafood, and produce available in a clean boutique style market. In addition, we carry a variety of specialty spices, sauces, and products to compliment your seafood. If you ever want something that we don't have in stock, just let us know and we will make some calls. In most cases we can get it to you the next day. Whether you live here or you're visiting beautiful Siesta Key, please visit the Big Water Fish Market for all your FRESH seafood needs!

Reviewed By Charlene B - Sarasota, Florida

This restaurant came highly recommended so I thought I’d give it a try. I have a garlic allergy which makes dining out very limiting, but this place takes the cake. Why does pineapple slasa require garlic? Why put Old Bay seasoning in the cucumber-tomato salad? While no one at our table complained about the food, no one raved either.
Like all beach areas, your’re going to wait to get in during season (ours was shorter than average at about 40 mins) but the service was less than speedy (food arrived at least 45 mins after we ordered).

4. Meaney's Mini Donuts

201 Canal Rd, Siesta Key, Florida, Sarasota, FL 34242-1632 Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Breakfast +1 941-960-1133
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 312 reviews

Meaney's Mini Donuts

Reviewed By inymdreams - Orlando, FL

We picked up some donuts for a snack. The fresh, hot donuts were perfect! We tried the donuts with cinnamon and sugar. My son had donuts with chocolate sauce on them. We highly recommend!

5. Ciao Gelato

5212 1/2 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-3312 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options +1 941-552-6203
Excellent
83%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 103 reviews

Ciao Gelato

Serving Artisan Gelato/Sorbet made fresh daily. Also serving coffee, specialty coffee/espresso drinks and pastries.

Reviewed By RaceTravel - Wilkesboro, North Carolina

I have had gelato in Italy and it was wonderful. So I chose to go to Ciao Gelato, instead of an ice cream shop down the way. It was not as creamy as what is done in Italy. And most of all, NONE of the...MoreOur Gelato is awarded 4 years consecutive best frozen dessert voted by people in the Venice Gondolier Sun magazine ! Authentic Italian traditionally home made .

6. The Cottage Restaurant

153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2070 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 American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 42 +1 941-312-9300
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

The Cottage Restaurant

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.

Reviewed By Screenish

Great well balanced flavors, top notch service by Joe and relaxing welcoming atmosphere!! Great start to our visit to Siesta ❤️Ah! Thank you so much! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit with us! Also thank you so much for your compliment on the wonderful service by Joe! We will pass along your kind words! Thank you again-Katie Spelman, Operational Assistant

7. Big Olaf Creamery

5208 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-3309 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American Late Night +1 941-349-9392
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 920 reviews

Big Olaf Creamery

Reviewed By VTBrigade - Shelburne, Vermont

Olaf's has a large variety of ice cream and gelato flavors on the menu. Use your time in line to choose a flavor to try. The line moved quickly and the coconut ice cream was exceptional. Coconut ice cream tends to be on the dry side, Olaf's was creamy.

8. Piccolo Italian Market & Deli

6518 Gateway Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231-5804 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch SGD 9 - SGD 17 +1 941-923-2202
Excellent
84%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 156 reviews

Piccolo Italian Market & Deli

It is a market and a deli, with superb home-made food and a cafe serving gourmet sandwiches, fresh pizza, Deli Meat & Cheeses Imported and Domestic and a full line of Italian Groceries. And not to mention our own Homemade Sausage made daily.

Reviewed By FanaticTripPlanner - Florida

Owners are friendly and helpful. Italian desserts (i.e. ricotta cheesecake and sfgiatelle) and coffee are delicious and sandwiches are large. Having moved to Florida from the NY area, this is our place to go for Italian items like cheeses, olives, prosciutto, ravioli, etc. They carry...MoreThank you for the wonderful review.

9. The Orange Octopus

1220 Old Stickney Point Rd, Siesta Key Beach near south bridge, Sarasota, FL 34242-3407 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards American Late Night +1 941-346-0202
Excellent
85%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 318 reviews

The Orange Octopus

This old fashioned, family owned coffee and ice cream shop is located in Captain Curt's Village a few hundred yards south of the Stickney point (south bridge). It is beside the bike and kayak rental shop. They are super friendly and have a gourmet coffee bar, 24 flavors of hand churned, homemade ice cream. It is my favorite local coffee shop! I've never left disappointed.

Reviewed By Lauren D - Williamsville, New York

Love this ice cream shop. The ooey gooey brownie and Dutch chocolate are both really good. Hits the spot after any meal on the key!

10. Sun Garden Cafe

210 Avenida Madera, Siesta Key, FL 34242-1672 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 16 +1 941-346-7170
Excellent
65%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 865 reviews

Sun Garden Cafe

Breakfast, Lunch and Brunch in Paradise

Reviewed By TravelinPam3 - Elmwood Park, Illinois

After lots of good reviews and recommendations decided to give it a try and will not be back. Average quality food products used, table water tasted like sulfur water. Waste of money and a breakfast out when there are so many other much better places for breakfast.

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