Siesta Key Village Bites
The Siesta Key Village is Florida’s best-hidden paradise. Flourishing with local boutiques, retailers, and most importantly, delicious food! Your options are endless - from mouth-watering desserts to tropical delights to deep-fried hot dogs, there’s something for everyone.
Photo: Old Salty Dog Facebook
Old Salty Dog
Since 1986, Southwest residents and visitors have flocked to the Old Salty Dog for fan-favorites like their beer-battered, deep-fried hot dogs and cold brews. This joint is perfect for a laid-back bar experience.
Located on Ocean Blvd, right before the Siesta Key Village, you can freely experience one of the best dives in Sarasota.
Photo: Gilligan’s Island Website
Founded in 2001, Gilligan’s Island prides itself for being the largest Tiki Bar in Sarasota and a staple for many locals.
Grab a fresh blackened grouper sandwich with all the fixin's while enjoying an array of flat screens.
Did we mention Gilligan’s Island converted a VW Bus into a kitchen? Yes, you heard right! Watch as all the delicious food is served hot outside the van window.
Take a picture in front of the VW Bus parked in front of the kitchen after you enjoy your meal.
Photo: The Hub Website
Voted the #1 restaurant for popularity and customer service in Siesta Key on Tripadvisor, The Hub is a no-brainer! Enjoy live music and a margarita in their spacious, open-air dining area.
Our recommendation? Try the Grande Nachos - you won’t be disappointed!
Photo: Sun Garden Cafe Facebook
Sun Garden Cafe
Sun Garden Cafe is a favorite gem of locals and critics alike. What can we say? We agree! This small pancake haven nestled on Avenida Madera is a must-go for any brunch enthusiast.
Priding itself on fresh ingredients and healthy meals, Sun Garden Cafe is the perfect place for the foodie and the health-conscious alike!
P.S. - We didn’t call the pancake haven for no reason. Try the banana pancakes. They are worth singing about!
Photo: Thea Seafood Joint Website
The Seafood Joint
Ever since the grand opening, The Seafood Joint Market and Grill has been met with raving reviews from locals and tourists alike! Specializing in fresh and sustainable products, the Seafood Joint is a “no-frills” establishment providing the best seafood in the area. Choose from a wide variety of menu options such as grouper, snapper, scallops and much more.
Don’t know what to order? Try it all with the seafood trio! Fish, shrimp, and scallops on the same plate on top of rice and veggies.
Photo: Big Olaf Facebook
In 1982 Big Olaf Creamery opened in the Village of Siesta Key. Ever since, people have been single-file out the door waiting for the amazing Amish-made ice cream. That’s right, all of the ice cream is made by local Amish craftsmen utilizing premium-grade A milk.
Its mission? Create the best ice cream in Siesta Key. If 40 years of business doesn’t solidify the claim, maybe their famous “Trashcan” ice cream will! (It’s got a bit of everything).
Finishing your ice cream from Big Olaf’s is a perfect opportunity to stroll back to your Tropical Beach home. After enjoying a sunset walk back, take a dip in our heated pool, or maybe have a movie night! The options are limitless at Tropical Beach Resorts!