by The Editors | December 23, 2018

Bird’s Eye View: Not So Sleepy Siesta Key

Explore our favorite spots in this quaint beach town off Sarasota


Illustration by Leslie Chalfont

  1. SIESTA KEY OYSTER BAR The locals’ favorite for fresh oysters, innovative cuisine and cool cocktails
    5238 Ocean Blvd. 
  2. BIG OLAF CREAMERY Hand mixed ice creams and yogurts made by local Amish craftsmen
    5208 Ocean Blvd. 
  3. THE COTTAGE Prepared by foodies, for foodies, with inventive offerings inspired by a variety of food cultures
    153 Avenida Messina
  4. DAVIDSON DRUGS A local landmark and one-stop shop for pharmaceutical needs, including home health equipment, nutritional products, and medications
    5124 Ocean Blvd.
  5. OLD SALTY DOG This dog-friendly spot serves favorites like shrimp and its signature hot dog. 5023 Ocean Blvd.
  6. SUN GARDEN CAFE Cozy atmosphere with healthy and hearty breakfast or lunch made with the finest local ingredients
    240 Avenida Madera
  7. THE BEACH CLUB Live music, food, and drinks located in the heart of the Siesta Village
    5151 Ocean Blvd.
  8. MORTON’S SIESTA MARKET Siesta Key’s go-to market, with fresh groceries you can have delivered right to your door
    205 Canal Road
  9. LELU COFFEE LOUNGE Local favorite tropical Cuban-style coffee house serving breakfast and lunch daily
    5251 Ocean Blvd.
  10. SPEARFISH GRILL Turning out quality interpretations of classic dishes, as well as creative island food and fresh local fish
    1265 Old Stickney Point Road
  11. CB’S SALTWATER OUTFITTERS Siesta Key’s largest on-the-water bait and tackle shop with boat rentals, fishing charters and jet skis
    1249 Stickney Point Road
  12. OPHELIA’S ON THE BAY Where Sarasota’s discerning palates go for waterfront fine dining, situated on Little Sarasota Bay
    9105 Midnight Pass Road