Since opening our opening 20 years ago, it has been our pleasure to serve those who share our vision for Siesta Key’s finest eatery. We are dedicated to surpassing your expectations by providing a great location, a warm, inviting and fun atmosphere, and delicious menu items that appeal to both locals and visitors alike.

Clayton’s was the dream of Clayton and Diane Thompson who opened the doors in 2004. In 2024 the restaurant was taken over by The Frey family, long-time employees, friends and contributors to Clayton’s Siesta Grille. On most nights you can find owner and general manager Mrs. Mavis Frey on the scene spreading her love around the restaurant.

We are committed to helping the environment and have implemented several eco-friendly measures at our restaurant, including oil, cardboard, glass, and plastic recycling programs. We also convert vegetable oil into biodiesel fuel and have installed high-efficiency equipment and lighting.

We give back by providing a mentoring program for high school students since our opening day. Our program is designed to provide a friendly work environment for our kids, encourage the development of a strong work ethic, and teach them how to be ladies and gentlemen. We have raised funds for and contributed to various charities, including Kiwanis, The Sertoma Club of Greater Sarasota, Rotary Club of Sarasota, Breast Cancer, Wounded Warriors, PGD, MDA, Hand up to Victory and disaster relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina, Harvey, Irma, and Ian.

We couldn’t have been successful without your support, and we hope that you’ll continue to enjoy your experience with us.