Check Out These Awesome Siesta Key Dining Experiences Within Walking Distance

As a world-renowned vacation destination, Siesta Key has its fair share of tourist attractions. Food is no exception. From local flavors to international fares, you can find almost anything on Siesta Key. From breakfast to dinner, here are some of the best places to grab a bite throughout your day. 

Start the Day Off with a Cup of Joe

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Start your day right with a Cup of Joe or a nutritious smoothie. For the health-conscious, Nutritious You is a great place to begin. Their creations are healthy, plant-based options of many American favorites, using fresh, non-processed, non-GMO, and gluten-free ingredients. Fresh fruit juice and smoothies are among its most popular menu items. You can also grab a latte, cappuccino, or any other hot or cold drinks. To get the most out of your early morning drink, sit back and enjoy the incredible view of Siesta Key Beach right across from the café. A stop at Nutritious You is sure to put you in a good mood! Visit at 6583 Midnight Pass Road. Doors open at 6:30 a.m. 

The Toasted Mango is another great Siesta Key restaurant, one where you get the complete dining experience. Here you’ll find the classic American breakfast – eggs benedict, French toast, pancakes, waffles, or oatmeal. Try the Award-Winning Toasted Mango Waffle for a taste of the chef’s special. Visitors also love the homemade Corned Beef Hash & Eggs, which include a folding of onions, mushrooms, and peppers topped with two eggs with a choice of side dish and toast. 

If that isn’t enough, The Toasted Mango offers lunch – an array of sandwiches, wraps, burgers, and salads. For delicious, affordable food and excellent service in Siesta Key, make a point to stop at The Toasted Mango! They are located at 6621 Midnight Pass Road, just south of Stickney Point Road in the Crescent Plaza. The restaurant is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

While on the seashore, one must take advantage of the fresh seafood, and there’s no better place to do so than at Captain Curt’s Crab and Oyster Bar! This Siesta Key restaurant boasts of taking customers back to a time where good, fresh seafood was a standard. Prices are affordable, and purchase specialties like raw oysters, clam chowder, crabs, and crab cakes. It’s the sort of place diners will likely frequent for lunch or dinner, but even at breakfast, Captain Curt now offers a Coffee & Beer Garden. 

breakfast waffle

As part of its newest operation, Captain Curt’s menu now boasts many craft offerings, as well as an espresso bar and Kahwa coffee. Head to the bar for a coffee and a freshly prepared breakfast sandwich or delicious baked goods. In the afternoon or evening, return for the craft beers and seafood! Stop by at 1200 Old Stickney Road between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. 

Lunch/Dinner/Drinks

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Spearfish is another great Siesta Key restaurant to grab lunch or dinner. Located right at the Siesta Key Marina, you know the food is fresh. Diners will feel right at home in the small, quaint restaurant surrounded by coconut palms and a custom fire pit. Get your feet wet with tasty appetizers like classic gumbo, fried conch fritters, or sushi nachos. Once you’ve gotten started, dive into the main courses like ahi tuna Sammy, gulf shrimp po-boy, fresh tacos, or whatever fresh fish meal is available that day. The Finding Nemo kids’ menu offers great options for families, such as the minnow burger or grouper bites. Spearfish offers something for the whole family! For mom and dad, white wine, cocktails, and craft beers are available. The restaurant is located at 1265 Old Stickney Point Road and is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

For a casual atmosphere where something is always happening, make sure to visit Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar, located on the west end of Stickney Point Road. Daily from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. are the legendary happy hours where guests can enjoy the restaurant’s unparalleled selection of Frozen Daiquiris, such as the new Frosé Frozen Daiquiri or fan-favorite Purple Haze Frozen Daiquiri. Most nights feature live music with local artists, televised sports events, competitions like beer pong and corn hole, and more! This is also the perfect place to host a private party. 

raw oyster platter

For food, order various fresh seafood platters from the menu: blue point oysters, Apalachicola oysters, fried oyster tacos, coconut shrimp, steamed clams, lobster fondue, Florida gator bites, and much more. Oysters are a specialty at the Deck and are served raw on the half shell, steamed with garlic butter and a splash of white wine or Casino style. They are not to be missed! You can find the Deck locations in Siesta Key Village, St. Armand’s Circle, and South Siesta Key, all open seven days a week.

Experience Crescent Club for a traditional bar with a full assortment of liquor, beer, and wine. Founded in 1949, the bar is a staple in the area, a favorite among old-timers who remember Siesta Key before becoming popular among tourists. Come to the bar for dancing, drinks, snacks, and a perfect time!

Finish the Evening with Dessert

ice cream cone in hand

Finish off your evening with just a little sweet to satisfy your cravings. After a day in the sun and the Siesta Key sand, a cool scoop of ice cream is sure to hit the spot. Orange Octopus is a family-run and owned ice cream, coffee, bagel, and sweets shop that provides handmade treats crafted from only the finest ingredients. The ice cream is churned in-house by hand, so every customer receives the creamiest cone possible. Twenty-four flavors are available in cups, cones, and sundaes so that you can try a new taste every day!

Classic flavors include vanilla, strawberry (made with real strawberries!), pistachio, coffee, cookies ‘n cream, Dutch chocolate, and butter pecan. For the more adventurous, try Gator Track, Birthday Cake, Superman, or real bourbon ice cream combined with clover honey and pecan. Orange Octopus is located at 1220 Old Stickney Point Road, near Captain Curt’s Crab & Oyster Bar, across the street from Crescent Market. You can visit anytime between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. 

The Siesta Creamery is another fantastic place to get a few scoops of rich, high-quality ice cream. Try classic flavors like salted caramel, chocolate fudge, espresso, black cherry, and unique twists like Kahlua krunch, muddy buddy, and farmhouse raspberry. Dairy-free almond ice cream is also available. When you stop by, don’t forget to try the delicious baked goods, like the Donut Go Bacon My Heart! Drop by at 6575 Midnight Pass Road from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Plan Your Trip

Whatever you need – food, souvenirs, entertainment – it’s only a short walk away from our awesome Siesta Key condo rentals!

Why These Restaurants?

Siesta Key has an abundance of top-notch restaurants, diners, and sweet shops. These are just a few of the very best, but all can be found within walking distance from your Siesta Key condo rental at Crystal Sands! Many Siesta Key restaurants have outdoor dining options, which allow you to enjoy your meal with an exquisite view. Not only are you paying for great food, but the unparalleled atmosphere. 

Where to Stay?

Crystal Sands Condominiums provide stunning Siesta Key beachfront condos on Crescent Beach. Turquoise waters and white sandy beaches are just footsteps away from your front door! Our Siesta Key condos are primarily 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom units, and they include modern, stylish furnishings with all the comforts of home. Conveniently, the condos are just 2 miles from Siesta Key Village and have private Siesta Key beach access!


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Siesta Key, FL 34242

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