Siesta Key Beach is one of the most beautiful areas in Sarasota. Ranked quite often the number 1 beach, the crystal clear water, and soft sands and surf may convince you to dine at one of the Siesta Key beach restaurants on the water. Experience the joy and excitement of stepping onto a stunning beach and checking out the scenery while enjoying a bite to eat.
Ophelia’s on the Bay
Paradise is closer than you think with an open-air patio and gorgeous views of Little Sarasota Bay. Watch birds fly among the mangrove islands and see dolphins playing in the water. The ocean breeze can blow through your hair at Ophelia’s as you dine on elegant cuisine by the bay. Kick back and relax with a view and wine list to pair with tasty seafood and dishes like ahi tuna nachos or scrumptious desserts made fresh.
9105 Midnight Pass Rd.
Try several locations of this restaurant located in South Siesta Key by Little Sarasota Bay. Founded in 1986, visitors and locals love enjoying a meal with a view of the water at Turtles while having a good time dining. The casual atmosphere offers American fare and lighter foods. Try the Bang Bang Shrimp or kale salad. For an entree, try coconut-crusted Mahi Mahi or Fishermen Platter big enough to share with coconut shrimp and pineapple rum sauce along with mango kiwi salsa and fish.
8875 Midnight Pass Rd
Boatyard Waterfront Bar & Grill
The Boatyard Waterfront Bar & Grill offers casual seafood fare with both indoor and outdoor waterfront options. Try fresh seafood and take in the views during a private event or special occasion. The reef bar is another perfect spot to have a handcrafted cocktail and nibble on the latest seafood dishes. The fish and chips are one not to miss at the Boatyard.
1500 Stickney Point Rd.
Don’t forget to try Marina Jack’s award-winning wine list while dining on delicious surf and turf. With views of the Inter-coastal waterway, the scenery alone will take your breath away. Relax out on the patio or in the lounge or bar area. Seafood and fresh food are offered daily, sourced from local ingredients. Sample the filet mignon or try a jumbo prawn cocktail. The Maine lobster tail is also a fan favorite.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota.
The Cottage is right in Siesta Key Village, offering dining patios and some old Florida charm with a twist. Celebrate an occasion or just come to enjoy a meal and drink. Tapas is the name of the game here with tuna poke tostadas and tuna tachoshimi to name a few foods rounding out the menu. Enough food to share with friends and family for a night on the town.
153 Avenida Messina
Cafe Gabbiano is a great place to escape. With private dining and outdoor seating, it feels like being in Italy. This quiet spot north of Siesta Key Summer House near Big Sarasota Pass is perfect for enjoying fresh, seasonal ingredients prepared into dishes with a culinary flare. Try Branzino as a main dish with truffle parmesan fries for starters. Enjoy Osso Bucco ravioli for dinner and try one of their delicious desserts to end the night on a high note.
5104 Ocean Blvd.
Siesta Key Oyster Bar
A visit to Siesta Key Oyster Bar brings a whole vibe to your day. One of the best local spots for live music, drinks, and a good time. Find this spot not far from Big Sarasota Pass beaches and next door to Daiquiri Deck. Start with the classic half-shell dozen oysters but try the delicious specialty baked oysters, too. Chipotle lobster tacos are also really tasty, for those who want to try the different fare. Enjoy the atmosphere near the beach and drink the best oysters in town.
5238 Ocean Blvd