Siesta Key Dining – Waterfront Restaurants

Breakfast on Siesta Key is always good at The Broken Egg where maple syrup is “real” and a dollop of butter melts into a plate-size buckwheat pancake.

For dining on the water, Ophelia’s on the Bay is perfect for that special occasion. You may even notice Stephen King (author of The Shining) seated in a remote location.
Did you know he lives on Casey Key?

Turtles Restaurant has great early bird specials and fabulous views of Sarasota Bay.

Miguels, Javier’s and Blase Café are also good choices.

Siesta Key Restaurants

Anna’s Deli – 217 Avenida Madera – (941) 349-7790

Bella Roma –  5239 Ocean Blvd. – (941) 349-0995

Blase Cafe – 5263 Ocean Blvd. – (941) 349-9822

Blu Smoke Island Grill – 149 Avenida Messina – (941) 346-0738

Broken Egg – 1140 Avenida Messina – (941) 346-2750

Cafe Continental Patisserie – 5221 Ocean Blvd. – (941) 346-3171

Cafe Gabbiano – 5104 Ocean Blvd. – (941) 349-1423

Captain Curts – 1200 Old Stickney Point Road – (941) 349-3885

City Pizza – 6645 Midnight Pass Road – (941) 349-4490

Clayton’s Siesta Grille – 1256 Stickney Point Road – (941) 349-2800

The Cottage Seasonal Cuisine – 153 Avenida Messina – (941) 312-9300

Daiquiri Deck – 5250 Ocean Blvd. – (941) 349-8697

Gilligan’s Island Grill – 5253 Ocean Blvd. – (941) 349-8122

The Hub Baja Grill – 5148 Ocean Blvd. – (941) 349-6800

Javier’s Peruvian – 6621 Midnight Pass Blvd. – (941) 349-1792

Jo-To Japanese Steak House – 5218 Ocean Blvd. – (941) 346-8366

LeLu Coffee Lounge – 5251 Ocean Blvd. – (941) 346-5358

Lobster Pot – 5157 Ocean Blvd. – (941) 349-2323

Miguel’s French Cuisine – 6631 Midnight Pass Road – (941) 349-4024

Napoli’s – 5242 Ocean Blvd. – (941) 345-2452

Old Salty Dog – 5023 Ocean Blvd. – (941) 349-0158

Ophelia’s on the Bay – 9105 Midnight Pass Road – (941) 349-2212

Pita Shack – 5214 Ocean Blvd. – (941) 706-2844

Siesta Key Oyster Bar – 5238 Ocean Blvd. – (941) 346-5443

Siesta Smeag’s Pizza – 5263 Ocean Blvd. – (941) 349-9494

Solorzano Pizzeria – 215 Avenida Madera – (941) 349-2767

Sun Garden Cafe – 210 Avenida Madera – (941) 346-7170

Taste of Asia – 5110 Ocean Blvd. – (941) 349-2742

Turtles on the Bay – 8875 Midnight Pass Road – (941) 346-2207

Village Cafe – 5133 Ocean Blvd. – (941) 349-2822

Off Island

Hillview Avenue – on the way to downtown

Going north on Osprey from the north bridge is an “in-crowd” pocket of chic restaurants at Southside Village, located on Osprey and Hillview Avenues. Pacific Rim, Veronica’s and Libby’s are the most popular with all three offering outdoor dining.

Downtown Sarasota’s Main Street has plenty of action with eateries, bars and nightlife. Places like Mattison’s City Grill and The Blue Rooster offer great food and live entertainment while The Social Eatery, and Award winning Bijou Cafe continue the trend on… First Street.
Other good eating establishments are Mediterraneo, Selva Grill, Caragiulo’s, Barnacle Bills, Café Epicure, Patrick’s and C’est La Vie.

Looking for water views?

Marina Jack’s is right on Sarasota’s bay front with a spectacular second floor view while the Ritz Carlton features a less expansive view at Jack Dusty’s outdoor patio lounge.

O’Leary’s Tiki Bar is a great place to mix and mingle to the sounds of island vibes along Centennial Park’s bayfront.

Westin’s Rooftop Bar is another fabulous spot for panoramic views.

Plan to spend at least a few evenings at St. Armand’s Circle, on Lido Key. It’s fun, safe and shops stay open for that after a good meal…stroll. Enjoy a cocktail and listen to piano tunes at Crab and Fins patio lounge. An established landmark for years, the Crab and Fin and Café L’Europe excel in food, service and ambiance and the Columbia with comfortable outdoor seating offers excellent Spanish food.  Le Colonne’s northern Italian offerings as well as Shore’s southern comfort cuisine are equally good choices.

Continue your evening with live jazz and dancing at 15 South Restaurante Enoteca.

Taking the south bridge off Siesta, go right on Tamiami Trail and make a left at the first traffic light to Gulf Gate Drive.
Gulf Gate with offshoots on Superior, Gateway and Mall Drives feature a fantastic selection of eateries and haunts. Ranging from pub food, French, Italian to Japanese and Vegetarian, there’s Oh Mamma Mia, Kazu’s Sushi, Sarasota Brewing, Word of Mouth Veg, and so much more.