Siesta Key Restaurants
Our vacation villa on Crescent Beach, Siesta Key has a fully equipped kitchen for you to prepare meals, but hey, you’re on vacation! And after a day of beach fun who wants to cook for the family?
Dining out on Siesta Key is a wonderful experience. From laid-back pub and cafe eateries, to stylish waterfront dining, there are many restaurants to choose from – 840 in a 25 mile radius! You could eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in a different establishment everyday of your vacation and still not touch on the delicious choice on offer!
And since we’ve been enjoying vacations on Siesta Key for decades, and owned our Siesta Key Vacation Villa – Casa Blanca B2 – since 1998, we wanted to share some of our favorite Siesta Key restaurants with you.
Ophelia’s On The Bay
This stylish dockside restaurant has two glass walled dining areas and an open-air patio. Ophelia’s is synonymous with elegant dining in Siesta Key. The menu changes daily with a fusion of influences from old world Floridian, to Asian, to Italian. Seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes and an excellent wine list are on offer. If you just feel like a snack, their happy hour from 5 to 6pm features an appetizer with each drink special.
Located at 9105 Midnight Pass Road. Phone: 941.349.2212. Ophelia’s On The Bay website.
There are two Daiquiri Decks on Siesta Key – Siesta Key Village and Crescent Beach Key. As the name suggests, the Daiquiris are renowned here, but the food is great too! Enjoy freshly caught seafood, burgers, pizza, healthy salads and wraps. All washed down with a delicious daiquiri.
Located at South Siesta Key 1250 Stickney Point Rd. Phone: 941.346.1664 and Siesta Key Village 5250 Ocean Blvd. Phone: 941.349.8697
Captain Curt’s Crab & Tiki Bar
Captain Curt’s was voted the best family restaurant on Siesta Key, and we understand why. The clam chowder is simply the best we’ve tasted, and has won awards. They also serve up oysters, crabs and crab cakes, and much more besides.
There is nightly entertainment, live music and sports events to enjoy at our outdoor tropical terrace, the Sniki Tiki Bar. They serve food, cocktails and refreshments until 2am in a relaxed setting.
Located at 1200 Old Stickney Point Road. Phone: 941.349.3885. Captain Curt’s website.
Toasted Mango Cafe
A relaxed diner serving delicious food. The Toasted Mango Cafe was awarded as the best breakfast diner in the Sunshine State of Florida, and we second that! Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus are extensive; serving up home cooked food in a friendly atmosphere.
Located at 6621 Midnight Pass Road. Phone: (941) 552-6485. Toasted Mango Cafe website.
Siesta Key Oyster Bar
The Siesta Key Oyster Bar, or SKOB, is Siesta Key’s original oyster bar. The laid-back restaurant serves a dozen oysters on the half shell, Louisiana crawfish, plus other seafood options, steamed mussels, cajun crab dip, pizzas, and much more. Happy hour actually runs for three hours, from 3pm to 6pm daily. Order a dozen oysters or the crawfish for just $6! Breakfast is also served here.
Located at 5238 Ocean Blvd. Phone: 941.346.5443. Siesta Key Oyster Bar website.
Summer House Steak & Seafood
If you have a craving for a perfectly served steak dinner, head to the Siesta Key Summer House Steak and Seafood, where only the best hand selected and cut steaks are served, sourced from notable ranches, such as Revier Cattle Company, Snake River Farms and Niman Ranch. The food is outstanding and the smart surroundings make complete the experience.
Located at 149 Avenida Messina. Phone: 941-260-2675. Summer House Steak & Seafood website.
St. Armand’s Circle, Lido Key
There are plenty of restaurants over at St. Armand’s Circle. We recommend an afternoon browsing the lovely boutiques and art stores, followed by dinner at one of the local eateries.