The South Village offers a convenient grocery store with a great butcher shop and wine selection, boat and kayak rentals, ice cream shops, outdoor casual dining and entertainment venues and truly some of the finest restaurants on Siesta Key – Mattison’s Grille, Capt. Curt’s, the Sneaky Tiki, Javier’s, Miguel’s, Anna’s Deli. Turtle’s, Ophelia’s and many others all nearby. And if you choose to go anywhere else on the Island, a system of free taxi’s [extended surrey top golf carts – tips only] are available on your request.
You’ll find all of the great shops, markets, bars and restaurants located in the South Village-Crescent Beach area. Here you’ll find the Crescent Beach Grocery, a gourmet market that features one of the best butcher shops in Sarasota as well as an amazing wine selection. “Big Water Fish Market” located in the Crescent Beach shopping plaza at 6641 Midnight Pass Road is the only fish market available on Siesta Key. “CBs Bait and Tackle Shop” at Stickney Point Bridge offers both fishing tackle, fishing guides and boat rentals.
Restaurants in the immediate area include some of the best on Siesta Key: Javier’s, Miguel’s, Capt Curt’s, Turtle’s on Little Sarasota Bay, Ophelia’s on the Bay, Clayton’s Siesta Grill, Crescent Club, City Pizza and Anna’s Deli II just to mention a few. Davidson’s Drug, the US Post office and numerous souvenir shops, giftware shops, and eateries await your adventuresome spirit.
Siesta Key Public beach is about 2 miles north on Midnight Pass Rd and provides parking capability for 800 cars along with restrooms, etc.And you can walk to it right on the beach as well. Siesta Key’s North Village is 2.8 miles north and is always a lot of fun with many restaurants, shops, and attractions. The city of Sarasota is filled with restaurants, art galleries, museums, shopping opportunities, theaters, etc., and offers much to do and see.