Top 10 Siesta Key Seafood Restaurants

While enjoying the respite of vacation on the Gulf, no trip is fully realized without a glorious seafood dinner. The Siesta Key and entire Sarasota area has great culinary wonders of seafood to be discovered. Your family will marvel at tasty creative presentations of local fish, shrimp and other delights at these favorite coastal dining spots:

Turtles on the Bay
Enjoy dining in a casual tropical atmosphere with breathtaking views of Little Sarasota Bay in Siesta Key at Turtles on the Bay, a local favorite since 1986. Get ready for great seafood and steaks! Experience a joyous “local’s favorite” spot for fun and relaxation.

The Lobster Pot Restaurant
Authentic New England style seafood restaurant is here on Siesta Key in Siesta Key Village! Enjoy baked and stuffed lobsters, lobster bisque and real traditional clam chowder at The Lobster Pot Restaurant. Pleasing is the elaborate menu of baked and fried items from the sea as well delicious steaks and pasta.

The Cottage Restaurant
This top rated Siesta Key bistro is heralded for its creative farm to fusion culinary style. The Cottage Restaurant offers an exciting menu which incorporates the freshest ingredients. Also enjoy the wine and craft beer selections in a relaxed setting.

Siesta Key Oyster Bar
Siesta Key Oyster Bar (aka SKOB) is an island style patio bar is known for its award winning casual seafood menu along with wings, burgers and much more. Sit on the deck and enjoy great dishes with a broad selection of craft beers. Siesta Key Oyster Bar is located in Siesta Key Village

Capt. Curt’s Crab and Oyster Bar
Looking for a traditional old Florida seafood restaurant? Capt. Curt’s Crab and Oyster Bar on Siesta Key is famous for fresh local catch seafood and music. The Travel Channel, in their Best Beaches series named “Captain Curt’s the Best Family Restaurant on Siesta Key”. Now its your turn to give it a try!

Blue Que Island Grill
This local’s favorite is popular because of its appealing tropical island atmosphere and great menu. At Blue Que Island Grill enjoy hardwood hickory smoked meats and fish in a laid back Siesta Key feel. Don’t miss the She Crab soup or the Lobster Bisque! Revel in the wide selection of craft beers in a low key easy bistro.

Daiquiri Deck
The full on Raw Bar and menu for seafood will keep you coming back for more. With locations in Siesta Key, St. Armands Circle and Venice, The Daiquiri Deck is a fantastic place for meeting up with friends. Enjoy an impressive menu of frozen drinks with great food and entertainment.

Café Gabbiano
Café Gabbiano brings Italy to Siesta Key with a full menu that includes plenty of seafood options such as Filet of Grouper, caught locally and prepared daily. Its serene casual ambiance of paradise, the spacious Café Gabbiano also offers intimate, private dining in their wine rooms as well. One can also enjoy the outdoor seating on the climate controlled patio.

The Old Salty Dog
Since 1986. The owner’s original concept was to create a “casual village” seafood restaurant and pub. They have mixed the best of the Florida Keys and their British heritage to create a fun family eatery that is appealing to people from all walks of life. Don’t miss the Fish Sandwich, the Fish N’ Chips or their Famous Salty Dog (a battered and fried hot dog with plenty of toppings options) at The Old Salty Dog on Siesta Key!

Ophelia’s on the Bay
This time honored award winning upscale restaurant offers the best in Sarasota waterfront seafood dining. Ophelia’s on the Bay is known for hosting weddings as well as celebrity sightings. Enjoy the best of local seafood in a natural setting on the Bay.