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Things To Do in Siesta Key

Pub/Casual Restaurants

Captain Curt’s – Walking distance – best clam chowder, good grouper sandwiches, crab legs, oysters if you like, they have a pub side and a restaurant side.

Sniki Tiki – Right next to Captain Curt’s – outdoor – small food menu – lots of TV’s and games, music some nights.

The Pub – Down by Turtle Beach about 3-4 miles on the Key – GREAT burgers & grouper (blackened especially good) sandwiches, good buffalo wings, oysters if you like, outdoor & indoor seating with TV’s.

SKOB (Siesta Key Oyster Bar) – In the Village on the Key – Mostly outdoor seating under a canopy, great Fish Taco’s, grilled chicken panini, buffalo wings, oysters if you like, blue cheese burger, great music almost always playing, TV’s, bar & restaurant sides.

Philippi Creek – In Sarasota off of 41 – about 6 miles – On a Water Way, lots of good food, casual atmosphere with sort of picnic table seating.

Napoli’s – In the Village - Great Pizza place. On the weekends after about 11:00 they start serving pizza on the curb.

Fine Dining

(There aren't any dress codes in Siesta Key, but they do have upper scale restaurants with higher pricing than the pub restaurants.)

Bella Roma – In the Village, Italian – this is all homemade pasta, everything is very good.

Ophelia’s – Down by Turtle Beach about 3-4 miles on the Key – a little higher priced, but beautiful and good food – ask for outdoor seating-it is on the Bayside.

Lobster Pot – In the Village – indoor seating with a large open window front – good food & lobster bisque soup.

Nightlife

The Beachclub - In the Village – Usually good music at night to dance to Tuesday through Saturday, lots of TV’s, pool tables, darts, games, Gets quite crowded on & off the dance floor after 11:30 pm on Friday & Saturday nights but fun people watching, Ragae Music on Sundays, Poker tables set up on Mondays.

Speak Easy - In the Village – Music most weekends

Gilligan’s - loud music and younger crowd

Sneaky Tiki & Captain Curt’s – see pub restaurants above

SKOB – Live entertainment – see pub restaurants above

Gulf Gate – In Sarasota about 5-6 miles - This is a commercial neighborhood with some bars/pubs there. Some of the good ones to go to there are Bada Bing, Past Times and Gator Club.

Downtown Sarasota – some fun spots, but is a good 1/2 hour drive - Evie’s is a fun spot - and in the Hillview area, a little closer to the Key than downtown the 5 O’Clock Club– dancing there.

Marinas

Turtle Beach Marina – you can rent boats from here and go out on the causeway if you are comfortable driving. A little bigger deck boat is nice to have to deal with the large waves that the larger boats create out in the waterway – yes, speaking from experience. There are great restaurants to stop & eat at while out on the water, nice beaches to stop at, and you will see the dolphins for sure at one point on the trip – ask the Marina, they will tell you where everything is.

Cab Drivers

There are many taxis available if you plan to stay out late. The police patrol the area well with people going on & off the island. It is only about a $10-$15 cab ride one way from Crescent arms to the Village and about $20-$25 one way to downtown Sarasota. The one we usually use if Gulfside Sedan – 941-921-5466 – otherwise there is a Nite-Ride Sedan Company as well – their number should be in a drawer on a card in the kitchen there.

Activities

Parasailing/Water Sports – Siesta Key Watersports – 1536 Stickney Point Road 941-921-3030

Fishing – C B’s Saltwater Outfitters – 1249 Stickney Point Rd 941-349-4400

Golf – Many Courses to choose from.

Mini-Golf – Smugglers Cove in Sarasota. You can feed alligators here too. 3815 Tamiami Trail 941-351-6620

Mote Marine Aquarium – Sarasota – 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway 941-388-4441

Ringling Museum – Sarasota – 5401 Bay Shore Road 941-351-1600 Sarasota

Jungle Gardens – 3701 Bay Shore Road 941-355-5305

Myakka River State Park – 13207 State Road 72 941-361-6511

Adventure Island Water Park – Tampa – 101 Malcolm McKinley Dr 888-800-5447

Busch Gardens – Tampa – 3000 East Busch Blvd 813-984-5000

 

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