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Clayton's Siesta Grille

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1256 Old Stickney Point Rd, Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota, FL 34242-3409
+1 941-349-2800
08:00 - 22:30
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Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 22:30
Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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Halifax, Canada
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had previously visited Clayton's during the slower Jan month so we were curious if they could maintain our previous great food and service experience? No problem. The food was still great. The focus on local and fresh was still there. The daily fish special is clearly indicative of support for local fishers. Javi our waiter ,despite juggling lots of... More 

Thank joe m
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I will start by saying the food was excellence and our server was very enthusiastic. However, we had a 7pm reservation and were still no seated until 8:20pm. We were told a couple times we would be "taken care of" because of the inconvenience and that did not happen. We know another family who ate their a couple nights later... More 

Thank Katie Z
Cincinnati, Ohio
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place came recommended by some locals and other travelers. We arrived early around 5 pm, you can make reservations on Open Table App. We were seated outside and immediately greeted by a very talkative server. He returned with our drinks, they were STRONG, but good. The place quickly became crowded and that was the end of the good service.... More 

Thank alliel1
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We normally have great experience here. Not so much this time. We called for a reservation, their recording said to leave a message but they never got it. If you aren't going to check, I would suggest stating so the greeting. It was really busy and we had horrible service. Slow and the waitress was very distracted and kept forgetting... More 

Thank juliekenben
Saratoga Springs
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85 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting Siesta Key since 2004 and had never eaten at Clayton's. We went based on a recommendation from a friend and am glad we did. There were three of us for dinner. My wife ordered the flounder special which was excellent. My sister-in-law had the macadamia nut encrusted grouper which was also great and I had the... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you visit Clayton's when they are busy - you could leisurely walk to the ocean - catch your meal - and get back before anyone noticed you were missing - cause the service gives new meaning to the slow Siesta Key life style. Teenagers have qualified for social security by the time their main course arrives. All the driftwood... More 

Thank SheilaNevins
Manchester, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The duck is still the best I've ever had, but the service was not up to par at all. My wife was disappointed in her meal. No bread was offered, and waited a long time to get the check. We had planned to go back for another meal, but will go elsewhere.

Thank JimB8956
Annapolis, Maryland
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156 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Discovered this place after several week trips to Siesta Key. Great food (try the pear salad, the encrusted grouper or the short ribs). Great service (thanks, Chris "Kringle" Grundel). And everything is beautifully presented, a palate of colors. Warning: make a reservation for dinner. We were very glad we did, otherwise the wait on a Friday night is hours.

Thank capitanbob
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very solid meal, desserts are made in house and were over the top. The service was really great, ask for Christopher Columbus to wait on you. He was great with our kids.

Thank Benandjacksdad
Tallahassee, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is located just off the main road in Siesta Key, Sarasota. There is adequate parking in the lot and on the street. A rarity in season. Even though it was busy and we had no reservation we could get seated immediately on the covered patio. That was a good thing. The interior is NOISY. I would not eat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1256 Old Stickney Point Rd, Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota, FL 34242-3409
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-349-2800
Clayton's Siesta Grille is known as the locals place on Siesta Key for dinner, breakfast and lunch. We specialize in Seafood with other options like Duck, The worlds best braised beef shortrib, filet mignon, gourmet pizzas, fish taco's and a great burger.
We have a full breakfast menu with Eggs Benedict, corned beef hash, cheesy grits, bloody mary's and mimosa's. We have hamburgers, fish taco's and Cuban sandwiches for lunch.

Our hours are Monday -Sunday from 4pm to 10pm and 10:30 on Fri and Sat
Breakfast hours are Wed-Sunday from 8am to 2pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?