5 Top Rated Siesta Village Family Friendly Restaurants

Take a step back in time to a quieter and more relaxed life, where lazy afternoons on the beach were not burdened by 24/7 news and finding the next great restaurant didn’t require a mobile app.

Siesta Key is the throwback beach town you have longed for off the coast of Florida, and Siesta Key Village is its heart. Plan a family vacation here today. Stay local to Siesta Key and support family-owned businesses right along Ocean Blvd., with its many restaurants and unique boutiques.

Visit one of these 5 top rated family-friendly restaurants in Siesta Key Village, with many of them not too far from our Siesta Key vacation rentals.

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The Cottage Restaurant

Location: 153 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, FL 34242
Hours: 11AM to 10PM

The Cottage Restaurant is one of the top-rated family friendly Siesta Key restaurants due to its cozy and homely atmosphere mixed with an exceptional seafood menu. The Cottage appreciates the importance of keeping it local with ingredients, but the cuisine is influenced from countries all over the world.

You’ll probably see a new enticing dish or two to try here, expanding your boundaries and exploring local fresh foods made in unique, inventive ways. Kids may actually learn a lot about culinary arts with the seasonal cuisine, diverse influences, and passionately-crafted dishes.

Sun Garden Café

Location: 210 Avenida Madera, Siesta Key, FL 34242
Hours: 7:30AM to 2:30PM

The Sun Garden Café is the quintessential beach family diner. The small restaurant is calm and casual, opting for a sunny aesthetic welcoming to families. The prices are quite affordable. Pickier children can essentially build their entire meal from the ground up, including any kind of omelet or eggs Benedict. For an added bonus, the Sun Garden Café is also dog-friendly, so no one is left out of the fun.

The Lobster Pot

Location: 5157 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL
Hours: 10:30AM to 9PM

Typically, seafood restaurants providing high-quality lobster are not accommodating for guests with children. The Lobster Pot welcomes families with open arms despite how little interested they may be in eating lobster. Kids can visit the lobster tank and take a peek, but they can choose from a special menu made for them with mazes, optional toys and coloring to keep them busy.

The causal and shack-like atmosphere is extremely inviting. Afterwards, you can walk about 20 feet to grab some small donuts and/or a latte at Meaney’s Mini Donuts.

Bonjour French Café

Location: 5214 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242
Hours: 7AM to 3PM

The Bonjour French Café is your source of authentic French food on Siesta Key, with a fun, casual, and family friendly ambiance. Guests can come in for possibly the village’s best brunch, seemingly shipped fresh right over from France. Crepes, croissants, ham sandwiches, and other delightful foods make up the menu, sure to please the young picky eaters in your group. It’s also quite reasonably priced considering the quality..

The Hub Baja Grill

Location: 5148 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242
Hours: 11:00AM to 10:00PM

Hub Baja Grill features a massive open deck and patio space and some delicious Baja cuisine. Families will fit in perfectly amongst the big crowds enjoying their American-Mexican fusion dishes. Kids can order a grilled cheese sandwich or chicken tenders among other items made just for them, while adults can happily jump into the acclaimed lobster tacos.

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Don’t Miss Big Olaf Creamery

These excellent Siesta Key restaurants are certainly not all that visitors can enjoy on their family vacation. Ending your meal with a perfectly made sweet treat is almost always sure to make the little ones happy, and there’s no better place to do it than Big Olaf Creamery.

Big Olaf Creamery is the top-rated dessert spot on Siesta Key and famous for its handmade ice cream. It is located only a block from the Hub Baja Grill at 5208 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL and within walking distance of the other restaurants mentioned above. It acts as a great family friendly companion stop after a dinner at any of these restaurants.

Eat in comfortable and welcoming settings with delicious local food, choose from a variety of world cuisines, and bask in the laid-back refreshing energy and natural wonder of Siesta Key any time of year.

Contact us at (941)-349-1125 for details on how you can get into one of our spacious and beautiful Siesta Key vacation rentals – ideal for your family and near all of the fun and attractions in Siesta Village for your next vacation.


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