Florida’s year-round sun and warmth are what make it the ideal getaway no matter what time of year you’re looking to get away. When you’re out and about enjoying the fresh sea breezes and some time on the sand and in the water, you’re bound to hear your stomach rumble. There are several spots for dining in Siesta Key that can help with delicious food for any meal in a casual environment everyone can enjoy.
Known for frozen daiquiris in a wide range of flavors, they also have plenty of tasty dishes for everyone to try in their casual atmosphere. For a taste of the sea, try the sea shrimp & scallop skewers – two skewers loaded up with jumbo Gulf Shrimp and sea scallops, then grilled and served over rice with a choice of Cajun or Jerk seasoning. Have an adventure in eating and order the seafood mac & cheese – lobster, shrimp, and crab tossed in a white cheddar cheese sauce mixed with white wine sauce, macaroni pasta, and topped with bread crumbs. The land lovers in the group will enjoy the stuffed skirt steak – tender and juicy roasted skirt steak stuffed with fresh spinach and smoked Gouda and served with roasted potatoes and asparagus. For something “handheld,” try the sirloin steak sandwich – a six-ounce sirloin cooked to order and crowned with caramelized onions and mozzarella cheese on ciabatta bread. Another favorite to grab is the short rib grilled cheese – slow-braised short ribs prepared Jamaican style, topped with smoked gouda, and served on toasted white bread with a side of orange marmalade. Carry-out, dine-in, and delivery options are available and the restaurant is operating its regular full-service schedule of 11 a.m. to midnight. There are multiple locations, but the one right in Siesta Key Village is just moments from wherever you might be when hunger strikes. Dine-in customers need to be prepared for COVID-19 restrictions.
Toasted Mango Cafe
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the casual Toasted Mango Cafe. Enjoy favorites like eggs benedict served in a variety of styles from veggie (black bean veggie with avocado), traditional, or smoked salmon. Go for the Gulfside omelet with seasoned bluefin crab meat, Gulf shrimp, spinach, tomato, and Jack cheese, or the Farmhouse omelet with fresh kale, sweet corn, zesty breakfast sausage and pepper jack cheese. Choose from a range of waffles including Belgian, fruit-topped, or the house special: a Belgian waffle topped with fresh mango, toasted coconut, and real whipped cream. Stick to the traditional fare with French toast or tickle your taste buds with apple walnut or banana granola pancakes. Dine-in customers should inquire about any new or updated COVID-19 restrictions.
City Pizza Bar & Grill
Whether it’s pizza or pasta, Italian food is loved by many. On Siesta Key, find pizza and other traditional Italian fares at the casual City Pizza Bar & Grill. For a taste of the seaside, choose mussels marinara with spaghetti, or deep-sea calamari with your choice of pasta. Delight in Italian classics like lasagna, meat or cheese ravioli, or baked ziti. For something besides pasta, try a calzone, a hot meatball parmigiana sub, or their half-pound hamburger. If you came for the pie, choose from standard toppings like Italian sausage, green peppers, or pineapple. Try something a little different and add a specialty topping like clams, shrimp, or eggplant, or try a specialty pizza like the Black Pearl Seafood Pizza (shrimp, clams, spinach, tomatoes, black olives) or the White Pizza – a blend of ricotta, mozzarella, and provolone cheeses without any sauce. Delivery, dine-in, or carry-out options are available. Dine-in customers should be prepared for COVID-19 restrictions.
Pride of the South BBQ
Take a quick jaunt to mainland Sarasota for the mouth-watering BBQ flavors served up at Pride of the South BBQ. All of the meats are smoked fresh daily and smothered with your choice of specialty barbecue sauces. Choose a pulled pork, smoked turkey, brisket, or meatloaf sandwich to satisfy your hunger. Lick the sauce off your fingers after a half-slab or full-slab of spare ribs, or a half-rack or full-rack of baby back ribs. If you prefer poultry, you can enjoy a full pound of turkey or a whole or half chicken. If that’s not to your taste, their BBQ meatloaf comes in three sizes – ¼, ½, or full pound. Make any of these meats into a “plate” by adding your choice of two side dishes. The kids of the group won’t go hungry either, with a kid-size pulled pork sandwich or chicken tenders accompanied by a side and drink. The whole menu is available for dine-in, carry-out, or delivery. Dine-in customers should inquire about any new COVID-19 restrictions.
Casual Dining in Siesta Key
The area is dotted with spots for casual dining in Siesta Key where you can grab a delicious and casual meal when you don’t want to cook on vacation, but if you’re a home chef who can’t resist the temptation to cook, even on vacation, a vacation rental by Rent Siesta Key is the place for you. You’ll enjoy the comforts of home, like a fully equipped kitchen ready to handle your next culinary masterpiece, an in-unit washer/dryer, large bedrooms and living spaces to sprawl out and relax, and private outdoor spaces like patios or balconies. We have one-bedrooms for a more intimate experience, all the way up to six-bedroom units to accommodate your family or group reunion. Choose a premium unit for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, flat-screen TVs, hardwood floors and more. Ask us about select rentals that allow your furry friend to have the vacation of a lifetime too.