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The Siesta Key Oyster Bar

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5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242-3309
+1 941-346-5443
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Palmyra, Pennsylvania, United States
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We always go here when on Siesta Key. They have the best bartender in Gabe, he always remember us even if it's been a long time (like 18 months) since we last visited. The food is always good and fresh. The live music adds to the village/beach atmosphere, Kettle of Fish are our favorite. We like to sit at the... More 

Thank Nancy P
Manitowoc, United States
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There was live music with audience participation on a Thursday night and it was quality entertainment! We got our 15 year old to try an oyster and although he'd disagree, they were tasty (especially with the fresh horseradish). The Jalapeno Cilantro Margarita had a kick and bits of fresh jalapeno.

Thank Heather V
Thorntown, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The band was playing, the weather great& food was delicious! However, our server Cullen was awesome!

Thank terrih66
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We brought 10 people here to eat and were seated pretty quickly (we did call ahead). The food was all very good and the service was as well. Loved the live music and dollar bills on the wall. Very cool concept.

Thank Katie Z
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Exploring Siesta Key and this was a must-have stop for oysters on the half shell. We loved the atmosphere, the energy, the enthusiasm of the staff and the great food. The lavender infused Mojito was wonderful, as was the Moscow Mule. We enjoyed the happy hour half-off for oysters and crawfish boil, Buffalo flash fried shrimp, and mahi tacos. And... More 

Thank Debra G
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

SKOB never disappoints. Food is consistently good and they have great raw oyster selections to choose from. Not just the standard gulf oysters that everyone else has. Always enjoy my visits!

Thank David W
New Freedom, Pennsylvania, United States
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151 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is fun. Period. Lots of friends here that you haven't met yet. Open air bar, good food, great staff and patrons who, like you, are on vacation and out having fun. The place has an island festive feel that you can see from outside and feel on the inside. Big place and almost always crowded so get here... More 

Thank Kevin B
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hard to get into and find parking but after we eventually did it was a good time. They have a cool drink in a sand bucket I saw. Our drinks were delicious also. Food was pretty good nothing spectacular but nothing bad either. Good atmosphere altogether.

Thank gailnicholes1959
Whitsett, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service by Cullen our server. We had a problem with over cooked crawdads, and Cullen quickly replaced them.

Thank Robert B
Duluth, Georgia
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Landmark of siesta village. Wife had a dozen oysters as usual great Atmosphere is beach bar and crowded. Had 30 min wait. I had snapper tacos. They were excellent

Thank David S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242-3309
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-346-5443
Siesta Key Oyster Bar is THE Hot Spot in Siesta Key Village! Come in and join us for great food, fresh oysters, cold beer, live music, and tons of fun!Siesta Key Oyster Bar (or as the locals call it "SKOB") is the hangout with the laidback, beachy atmosphere that will get you right into the Island Spirit. When you're at SKOB you feel right at home, like you're hanging out with good friends on your back patio (although chances are the ceiling of your patio is not covered in dollar bills).One of the things that sets SKOB apart from the other bars in Siesta Key Village is that we have some of the best food on the Key.Join us for Crustacean Happy Hour, every day from 3-6.1/2 price Oysters and Crawfish

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