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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Seafood Restaurant
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“Because of it's location in the "Siesta Key Village" it can be a bit touristy but even locals love this location for it's very beachy laid back feel, live music and pretty good food! Off season, I visit often and always enjoy this local eatery.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Bar
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“for some seafood and frozen cocktails (note: there’s also one on St. Armand’s)”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Pan-Latin fare & margaritas are the draws at this festive, tropical-themed eatery with live music.”
  • 21 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Gilligan's is a great bar / restaurant! Plus, the nightlife and live music here cannot be beat!”
  • 9 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Tucked away, eclectic little beach spot. Nice change of scene from the typical beach bar vibe.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Late night eats right around the corner! Travel west down Redwood, take a left at the end of Redwood, turn right on Stickney Point, over the bridge and Daiquiri Deck is on the corner!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Our favorite restaurant for dinner. A little on the higher price point but food is a step above the rest and service is great. Live music on back patio is a bonus. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cafe
“Looking for a great local breakfast or lunch spot on Siesta Key? Look no further. This has been a local favorite for many years”
  • 13 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Breakfast spot for locals. Fresh and delicious. My favorite on the key. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“In the heart of Siesta Village, this is a delightful choice for a more elegant dinner and drinks. High ceiling bar is spacious, beautiful, active and incorporating pizza oven, glimpses into the kitchen with loft seating above. Or be guided into more private quiet dining room areas. Long a growing Siesta Key favorite, great food, good for drinks and snax in the evening, super socializing in the bar, or intimate dinners, aft. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Good local fare and close to Island Time. Steak and seafood. Outdoor seating available, with heaters when needed.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“The original "Dog" in the Siesta Key Village. Near Siesta Beach and worth including with your beach day. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“If you love authentic French food, this is the place! Great for breakfast and brunch!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Rustic-elegant eatery with patio seating offers upscale Italian favorites and a lengthy wine list. All of our meals there have been wonderful, but last night's dinner was beyond compare. The lobster ravioli is a must-try; the Allen Brothers filet is remarkable; the Black Truffle Sacchettini in sage butter is divine; and the bone-in veal Parmigiana is delicious and worthy of Fred Flintstone. As their info says, get ready for a long meal, but it is very enjoyable, more like classic European style dining than fast paced American.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“The best pizza!!! So good! Worth the trip up to the Siest Key Village! Great drinks, too! Eat in or take out.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Family owned, Portuguese and international seafood. Fresh catch of the day. Bisque and other casseroles come with the best corn bread you will ever taste!”
  • 3 locals recommend