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“Best in Siesta Key ”

Clayton's Siesta Grille
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Ranked #31 of 1,181 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Clayton's Siesta Grille is known as the locals place on Siesta Key for dinner. Top 10 in 2016 /2017! 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. Our hours are Monday -Sunday from 4pm to 10pm and 10:30 on Fri and Sat. Our Exec Chef John Teitsch will accommodate your requests. Our success has allowed us the privilege to indulge in some of our dreams which extend beyond our doors. We have run fundraisering events for Practicing Good Decisions a reading mentor program with 1000+ kids, charity auction events for Imokolee, Haiti, Puerto Rico victims of Katrina, Charley and Irma. We have given to Kiwanis, MDA, First Tee, Wounded Warriors, Gulf Gate Church and many more. We are concerned with helping the environment and have reflected this in a serious oil, cardboard, glass and plastic recycling program. We have converted oil to bio diesel fuel and undertaken a compost program.
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We’ve been coming here for 3 years and it’s still our favorite restaurant in the town. So happy you were open this morning. Such great friendly staff and so welcoming. No problem with our Service dog. Thank you Clayton’s!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Linda F
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Clayton T, Owner at Clayton's Siesta Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Hi Linda, This is what makes our day great! We strive for the 5 Bubble and greatly appreciate your uplifting comments. We look forward to serving you again. Clayton

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Reviewed 18 July 2018

A few years ago, my wife and I discovered Clayton's Siesta Grille by accident. We were looking for something else, turned right when we should have turned left and ran into Clayton's. We have been turning right ever since, for breakfast or lunch or dinner. Located at 1256 Old Stickney Point Road on Siesta Key, Clayton's is east of Captain Curt's and Orange Octopus and Siesta Grocery amid a marina filled with boats. Opened in 2004, owner Clayton Thompson and chef Dimitri Xinidis have done a remarkable job of luring and satisfying locals and tourists who gather on the nearby beaches. It also helps to have an enthusiastic staff, including Elizabeth, who guided us through the menu. What'll you have, eggs Benedict or Belgium waffles with fresh berries or seafood chowder or the signature CSG burger or grouper BLT? The dinner menu features grilled salmon and macadamia nut crusted grouper. No matter what, don't pass up the key lime pie or bananas Foster. You won't find Clayton's on Sarasota magazine's list of the top 25 restaurants in Sarasota. But you don't go to Clayton's for Dover sole or Chateaubriand or veal scallopine or sushi. It's good ole home-style cooking, comfort food that makes you smile.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Thank Taylor B
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Clayton T, Owner at Clayton's Siesta Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Hi Taylor, A most thoughtful and delightful review of Clayton's. Thank you for the very kind words about Clayton's. We were in the top 10 and 15 of Trip Advisor 2016/17 out of a 1000 restaurants. We will not rest again until we are back in the top 10. We look forward to serving you again. Clayton

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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Such a pleasure to find a great restaurant on our vacation in Siesta. Our waiter, Matt, was excellent and fun. We will be back!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Irina P
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Clayton T, Owner at Clayton's Siesta Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

HI Irina, Our staff greatly appreciates being recognized and we love to get 5 Bubbles. Thank you for the very kind words about Clayton's. We look forward to serving you again. Clayton

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Reviewed 14 July 2018

Had super breakfast ,Matt was great server and did some amazing magic after our meal, great personal service and entertainment .
Well Done

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank chris2pherfahy
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Clayton T, Owner at Clayton's Siesta Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Hi Chris, WA La! He is the only one with the Abra Cadabra service. Thank you for appreciating him with a 5 Bubble. We look forward to serving you again. Clayton

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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Best Breakfast in town!!! Lobster Benedict!!! Sarasota Omelette to die for. Friendly and attentive staff. Patio for outside dining and more than comfortable.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Clayton T, Owner at Clayton's Siesta Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Hi Pokerbrat73, Thank you so much for spreading the news about Clayton's. Scratch kitchen, nice staff , and a desire to be a top 10 restaurant out of over 1000 in our area. We look forward to serving you again. Clayton

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