Clayton's Siesta Grille

4.6
1212 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We are proud to announce our official reopening date of November 15th! Make your reservations today. At Clayton’s Siesta Grille, our motto is “If you give people good food that’s affordable, and love them, they’ll support you”. We promise that only the finest and freshest ingredients are used and you can be sure that attention to detail, quality and customer satisfaction is and will always be our primary goal. Come and join us for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and see for yourself why Clayton’s Siesta Grille will be one of your favorite hotspots on Siesta Key.
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bill provided great guest service with a smile!

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EricN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second straight night there. Absolutely love it. Met Clayton last night and love his passion for the business. Hope to head back one more time before heading back north.

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CarolZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food… The manager Luciano was lovely, as well as our waitress. A must visit.

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EdwardM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food tasted good, but my chowder was lukewarm. It was gracefully replaced with piping hot soup. Then my salmon entree also arrived barely hot enough. We came here because it had vegan options - the cauliflower steak was outstanding, Finally, the requested bread for the table never arrived.

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DeAnnG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelly our server was top rate and went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfection and also personable to make the experience even better! Food was exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Usually love Claytons. Grouper was surprisingly dry. Always love the coconut shrimp. Pizza is decent not great. Scallops and burger were both good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance, decent food and good service. Nice place for regular meals in Siesta Key

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MXMX
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We used to love going to Claytons prior to COVID and haven't been back till last Friday evening. I LOVED the mushroom pizza with sauteed onions and a drizzle of truffle oil. That's what I thought I was getting. What arrived was a very salty conglomeration of feta cheese, sun dried tomato and something green (Kale?). Looked like "Christmas" but was unpalatable.

My husband ordered the duck which was overcooked and dry.

Very disappointing!!

Service was great however!

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PCDC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John was our server and was excellent, food was excellent and staff was excellent.

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JoyD
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Beet salad had good beets but the salad itself was soggy and poorly presented. The burger was ordered medium but came well done The mahi fish tacos we just ok. The fish was blackened which was not described as such on the menu. Would not have ordered it had I known.

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DeanR
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We sat in a VERY high traffic area outside. I will request a table for 4 even if there is only 2. Tables for 2 are squished in between the outside and inside. We ate fast and left. Food was excellent and so was the service. Just not a relaxing atmosphere.

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MaryD
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clayton’s is one of our ‘go to’ restaurants. They serve great drinks, the staff is friendly and attentive and the food is consistently fantastic!!
The coconut shrimp, the salads and the grouper are my favorites.
It is also a great statement to see Clayton himself interacting with his customers and staff while working

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vipTeamashley
Detroit
35 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tomato jam is a must!!! Pizza is always a good choice. Grouper is consistently tasty. Good selection of avg priced wine. Bar is fun to people watch

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vipToneyH
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was terrific! The macadamia crusted grouper and the scallops with gnocchis were so tasty. One of the best parts of our evening was Kelly, our server. She was friendly, helpful and gave great menu advice!! We will be back!

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ChrisE
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming and outstanding service! Delicious food. Great drinks. Wonderful atmosphere. Vegan meatloaf for vegans is amazing. Filet was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good. Owner is very personable

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clayton’s service, atmosphere, & food is always the best.

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vipLisaL
Atlantic City
98 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

This was our second time at this restaurant. My husbands meal was very good. I had to send mine back. I ordered scallops and they had to be sent back. Then ordered the grouper which was fine. Dessert was good Key lime pie. We will give them another try because third time in s a charm. We will see.

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RG22
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Katie, was excellent and met all our needs during our visit.

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LisaM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and server were outstanding. The kitchen was backed up a bit due to lack of workers. Would definitely go back. Macadamia encrusted grouper delish.

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Scarlett
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were cordially greeted upon entering by the manager. The food was delicious and the presentation was top-notch. We were amazed at the generous portions. Our server Buffy was service personified. The building itself is nothing to rave about but once you enter, you will be pleasantly surprised. Clayton's Siesta Grille is definitely worth visiting.

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JMC1
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lindsay was our server- she was awesome from her first greeting to the end of our experience. Her friendly and attentive service went a long way to making this a lovely experience…

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We have been to Clayton’s many times since they opened and have always loved the food and general ambience. Our most recent visit was no exception until we got to the end of our dinner. Our server who was very friendly and attentive early on became less so as the evening progressed. Two of us had one glass of wine and wanted another while our table mates had dessert. Instead of “ would you like another glass of wine?” We got “ you don’t anymore wine do you?” and off he went. Bill came to our table and he never came back. We had to take our payment up to the bar.
To be fair, have never had an experience like that before so we will still return and I would highly recommend. The macadamia crusted grouper and seafood chowder are top notch. And the scallops were incredible!!

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vipDebraR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently excellent food and service. One of Siesta Key's best.

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Gabi
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, food and service. We will be back again.

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amyL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service!

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vipgotoplace
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Very empty on a Friday night outdoors- not “in season” yet. Service was wonderful, salads were just right, grouper was pretty good, but could have used more flavoring. Parking situation was a surprise- expensive private lots available next to and directly across from Clayton’s, at $5/hour prepaid by the hour. Overall was a pretty good date nite restaurant.

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Sensa
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Grouper completely lacked any kind of flavor at all. Waiter went MIA for at least 20 full minutes. Then claimed one of us didn't order the beet salad when we all heard them order it. Crab cakes just a mushy mess! No crab flavor. Good setting but very mediocre food.

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Jpatt2020
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service! Staff was fantastic. Very friendly.

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SherryS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was marvelous. Macadamia crusted grouper, scallops and gnocchi, trout almandine. All excellent. Appetizer order of calamari large enough to share. Desserts were delicious. Key lime pie (yum) and Meyer Lemon creme brûlée. The cocktails did the trick. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipBlanchette
Denver
51 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Whenever we visit Siesta Key Claytons is a must! Always great food! Friendly atmosphere. Love it!

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kathie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great!! Would definitely recommend.

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AlanS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Large portions.

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vipVictoriaM
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice casual restaurant. Good food and drinks. Visited 2xs in one week. Give them a try.

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vipkims
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and customer service

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DonaldB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Clayton’s is on our itinerary every time we visit the Sarasota area. Its food and prices have always been consistent (and a good value) but if it were a word, I’d say it’s only getting good-er. We especially enjoy watching the experienced staff work the tables, constantly asking the guests if they’re happy with their meals/service. It’s a top notch place.

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vipJazzyChazz
Tampa
90 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Loved that we didn't have to wait for a table. Been to Clayton's many times but this visit the food was just ok. Fish tacos were more spicy than usual, lettuce in the roasted beet salad was a bit on the wilty side and calamari was dry and tough. Our server was friendly and efficient.

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Judy
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Will definitely go back!

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TerryM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fabulous food from appetizers to entree to dessert. Wonderful meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Loved my fish tacos. Service was great!

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Clayton's Siesta Grille is rated 4.6 stars by 1212 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.