Florida’s year-round sun and warmth is what makes it the ideal getaway no matter what time of year you’re looking to visit. With air temperatures in the mid-50s to mid-70s and water temps from the high 50s to mid-60s, some may want a little extra warm up. There are several Siesta Key restaurants that can help with hot food for any meal.
Known for frozen daiquiris in a wide range of flavors, they also have plenty of tasty dishes to keep you warm on your winter break. For a taste of the sea, try the sea shrimp & scallop skewers – two skewers loaded with jumbo Gulf Shrimp and sea scallops, then grilled and served over rice with Cajun or Jerk seasoning. Take 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. Land lovers will enjoy stuffed skirt steak – a tender and juicy roasted skirt steak stuffed with fresh spinach and smoke gouda and served with roasted potatoes and asparagus. For some handheld warmth, try the sirloin steak sandwich – a six-ounce sirloin cooked to order and crowned with caramelized onions and mozzarella cheese on ciabatta bread, or grab a short rib grilled cheese – slow-braised short ribs prepared Jamaican style, topped with smoked gouda, and served on toasted white break with a side of orange marmalade. Carry-out, dine-in, and delivery options available and operating for their regular full-service schedule of 11 a.m. to midnight.
Toasted Mango Cafe
Warm up and fuel up for the day ahead with a warm breakfast at 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 a Gulfside omelet with seasoned Bluefin crabmeat, 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 from Belgian, fruit-topped, or the house special: a Belgian waffle topped with fresh mango, toasted coconut, and real whipped cream. Stick to the traditional with French toast or tickle your taste buds with apple walnut pancakes or banana granola pancakes. Dine-in or carry-out is available.
City Pizza Bar & Grill
Whether it’s pizza or pasta, Italian food often fills and warms all at once. On Siesta Key, find pizza and other traditional Italian fare at City Pizza Bar & Grill. For a taste of the seaside, enjoy mussels marinara with spaghetti, or deep sea calamari with your choice of pastas. Warm up with Italian classics like lasagna, meat or cheese ravioli, or baked ziti. For something other than pasta, try a calzone, a hot sub like the meatball parmigiana, 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 with no sauce. Delivery, dine-in, or carry-out options are available.
Pride of the South BBQ
Take a quick jaunt to Sarasota for the mouth-watering, soul-warming, BBQ flavors served up at Pride of the South BBQ. All of their meats are smoked fresh daily and smothered in your choice of their specialty barbecue sauces. Choose a pulled pork, smoked turkey, brisket, or meatloaf sandwich. 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. Poultry lovers will enjoy a full pound of turkey or a whole or half chicken. 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 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.
Hot Winter Meals on Siesta Key
The area is dotted with places to grab a hot winter meal when you don’t want to cook on vacation. 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, in-unit washer/dryers, 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 for you and your small group, all the way up to six-bedroom units to accommodate your family or group reunion.
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