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Dining

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Ophelia’s on the Bay

9105 Midnight Pass Road
Siesta Key, FL 34242
941-349-2212

www.opheliasonthebay.net

Ophelia’s food is a blend of cuisines and influences, mixing new world with old – American with Asian, Italian with Floridian.  Combining local fresh seafood and fine meats with Florida grown produce, Ophelia’s offers a menu with a distinctly New World Flare that changes nightly.

Daiquiri Deck

5250 Ocean Boulevard
Siesta Key, FL 34242
941-349-8697

www.daiquirideck.com

Known for over 100 types of daiquiris, the Daiquiri Deck offers delicious, cold cocktails and a huge menu to delight the pickiest eater. 

The Cottage

153 Avenida Messina
Siesta Key, FL 34242
941-312-9300

www.cottagesiestakey.com

Casual atmosphere meets polished food at The Cottage.  Sitting in the heart of Siesta Village, where the front deck offers excellent people-watching as well as a nice beachy feel.  The menu is heavy on seafood and well priced.

Lobster Pot Restaurant

5157 Ocean Boulevard
Siesta Key, FL 34242
941-349-2323

www.sarasota-lobsterpot.com

Offering seating in the main dining room or on the patio, the Lobster Pot brings the taste of New England to Siesta Key. 

The Old Salty Dog

5023 Ocean Boulevard
Siesta Key, FL 34242
941-349-0158

www.theoldsaltydog.com

Voted the “Best Outdoor Dining in Sarasota, Florida” the Old Salty Dog is the perfect place to bring your favorite four-legged pooch all while enjoying the delicious tasty, human treats. 

Siesta Key Oyster Bar

5238 Ocean Boulevard
Siesta Key, FL 34242
941-346-5443

www.skob.com

This casual restaurant is a great place to kick back and enjoy a cold refreshment, fresh oysters and listen to great live music. 

The Broken Egg

140 Avenida Messina
Siesta Key, FL 34242
941-346-2750

www.thebrokenegg.com

A big breakfast menu includes fabulous egg creations and omelets, plate filling pancakes, fresh juices, and homemade bakery selections.  Coming for lunch, then come hungry for a grouper sandwich.   

Jo-To Japanese Restaurant

5218 Ocean Boulevard
Siesta Key, FL 34242
941-346-8366

www.jotosteakhouse.com 

Enjoy tableside cooking from the skillful chefs. If it’s sushi you like, a full sushi menu is available with high-quality ingredients.  This fine cuisine is perfect for a night out with friends or family. 

Javier's Restaurant and Wine Bar

6621 Midnight Pass Road
Sarasota , FL 34242
941-349-1792

www.javiersrestaurant.com

Javier's Restaurant offers Peruvian American cuisine with a festive and fun atmosphere that is full of bright colors and flavors.  Visit the wine bar that features New World wines and imported Peruvian beers.

Captain Curt's Crab & Oyster Bar

1200 Old Stickney Point Road
Siesta Key, FL 34242
941-349-3885

www.captaincurts.com

Captain Curt's will take you back in time to an era where good, fresh seafood was standard.  A place where reasonable prices, a casual family atmosphere and courteous service still exists. 

 

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Mote Marine Aquarium

1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-383-4441

www.mote.org

Explore the secrets of the sea at this world-renowned learning attraction accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Favorites for kids of all ages include the touch-tank, interactive exhibits, real-life laboratories, sea life shows and more!

John & Mable Ringling Museum Complex

5401 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
941-359-5700

www.ringling.org

Circus magnate John Ringling helped transform Sarasota into a cultural capital in the 1920s. Today his influence is still evident in the John and Mable Ringling Museum complex, affiliated with Florida State University. Stunning architecture and an expansive collection of works by baroque masters and American artists delight serious art aficionados. Innovative installations and object art help showcase the wall pieces by giving the viewer a sense of time and place. In addition, the estate encompasses Cà d'Zan (the recently restored 32-room Ringling mansion), the Circus Museum, Original Asolo Theater, Rose Garden and beautifully landscaped grounds overlooking Sarasota Bay.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

811 South Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-355-9335

www.selby.org

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is the perfect place for gardening enthusiasts and nature lovers to check out orchids, ferns, bromeliads and heliconias. The garden's biggest claim to fame is that it has more epiphytes than any other exhibit or display in the nation. What’s an epiphyte--you ask? A breed of flower that seems to grow out of thin air. Not excited by obscure horticulture? No worries - nine acres of walking paths guide you through scenic gardens full of hibiscus, wildflowers, banyans, and tropical fruit trees.

Myakka River State Park

13207 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL 34241
941-361-6511

www.myakkariver.org

Florida’s largest state park gives visitors a sense of what the state was like a hundred years ago. 29,000 acres of primal wilderness surrounding the Myakka River teem with alligators, vultures and wild boars. Guided tours by foot, canoe and kayak offer nature lovers an interesting look at wild cypress swamp, mangrove forest and marshland.

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

777 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-953-3368

www.vanwezel.org

Arguably the crown jewel of Sarasota’s contemporary arts scene, the landmark Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall welcomes a broad range of performers. Set along the waterfront, the stately venue hosts world-class symphonies, premier dance companies, jazz artists, pop legends and Broadway shows.

 

Shopping

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Premium Outlets

5461 Factory Shops Boulevard
Ellenton, FL
941-723-1150

www.premiumoutlets.com

St. Armand’s Circle

300 Madison Drive
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-383-1554

www.starmandscircleassoc.com

The brainchild of circus magnate John Ringling, St. Armand’s Circle resembles an elegant European market, with Italian statuary, lush landscaping, and glittering outdoor lights in the evenings. Shoppers come from all over the world to browse the collection of over 130 upscale boutiques, unique galleries, and outdoor cafes.

Southgate Plaza

3501 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239
941-955-0900

www.westfield.com/southgate/

For traditional mall shopping with an upscale twist, Southgate Plaza offers chic apparel stores and the home furnishing chains: Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn and Home Resource. For frocks and such, Saks Fifth Avenue, Dillard’s, Banana Republic and MAC keep fashionistas satisfied.

 

Spa & Wellness

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The Key Spa & Salon

153 Avenida Messina
Siesta Key, FL 34242
941-349-9005

www.siestakeyspa.com

Come feel the peace and serenity that lies within the magical little island and leave with the feeling of youth and beauty.  Services include: hair, skin care services, facials, peels, manicure and pedicures, massage, body wraps and salt glows. 

Yoga in Paradise

941-924-6268

 

Hobbies & Watersports

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Sarasota Paddleboard Company (SUP)

941-650-2241

http://www.sarasotapaddleboardcompany.com

Check out the newest craze, paddleboarding.  SUP offers rentals, excursions and lessons from their professional instructors.

CB’s Orvis Endorsed Saltwater Outfitters

1249 Stickney Point Road
Siesta Key, FL 34242
941-349-4400

www.cboutfitters.com

The largest on-the-water bait & tackle shop that offers Siesta Key boat rentals, fishing charters, fishing tackle, jet ski rentals, and clothing. 

Almost Heaven Kayak Adventures

941-504-6296

www.kayakfl.com

Ultimate adventures are customized for all ages, physical conditions and interest.  These tours are family-friendly, safe, educational and most importantly, fun!  Our naturalist tour guides are fully-certified and experienced in Florida’s natural ecosystems and waterways.

 

Beach Club at Siesta Key
Phone: (941) 552-9810
6732 Sarasea Circle, Sarasota FL 34242