Regardless of whether you’re just visiting or live on beautiful Siesta Key full-time, it’s easily one of the top places in Sarasota to enjoy a little seafood. From quirky seafood shacks to restaurants and bars with more of a traditional setting, Siesta Key has it all when it comes to seafood spots worth visiting. And while this list is hardly comprehensive, here’s a quick look at a few of our favorite places to indulge in Sarasota’s freshest seafood…
CLAYTON’S SIESTA GRILLE
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Clayton’s Siesta Grille bills itself as a true local favorite. This popular, year-round location serves up a great selection of fresh seafood, steak, pizza and more.
SIESTA KEY OYSTER BAR
The Siesta Key Oyster Bar is the place to go for fresh oysters and live music. This casual hangout features a beach vibe, with a little of everything to appeal to a variety of customers.
If you love lobster, you cannot go wrong with Lobster Pot. This lunch and dinner hotspot is popular for its fresh fish, including everything from clam chowder and lobster bisque to mussels, calamari and shrimp.
CAPTAIN CURT’S CRAB & OYSTER BAR
With Old Florida-style appeal, Captain Curt’s Crab & Oyster Bar serves up a casual setting with family-friendly prices. The restaurant is known for its award-winning clam chowder, its raw oysters and its crab cakes.