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Ophelia's on the Bay

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9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2919 (Stickney Point Road)
+1 941-349-2212
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Osterville, Massachusetts
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99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the valets to the building to the staff and menu selections, this place is tired. Staff didn't seem to care if we were there or not. The hostesses just said "reservation?" as we entered and sent us to the bar since we were ten minutes early. Seated on time, outdoors in uncomfortable wire chairs for which there were "not... More 

Thank Oville
Shanghai Region, China
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Saturday evening dinner here was delicious starting with the mussels which were outstanding. I had the scallops and shrimp.....oh so good It was a bit chilly outdoors, so bring a sweater and you'll be just fine

Thank Sandra J
Longboat Key, Florida
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493 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food is fantastic and our food server, Annette, pared equally well with dinner. So why "Average"? Sit down and read: We arrived very early (can't time traffic in high season) and were told we would be seated at our reservation time. Not a problem. I can kill 35 minutes at the bar easily. The bar has 5 chair and... More 

1 Thank DrMike60
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Surprised that this only made #9 out of top 20. Perhaps the $$$$ is little prohibitive to some, but a splurge every now and then, including special occasions would justify the prices. The food itself is phenomenal, with an ever changing menu based on locally sourced / fresh foods. We started off with the drunken lobster bisque (which was a... More 

Thank peter p
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful old home converted into a lovely restaurant on the water with fantastic food and service. Upscale but resort casual attire. Reservations recommended and the patio is most desirable if the weather is nice. GREAT lobster bisque. Crab cakes were scrumptious--except the fried green tomatoes that they are served with were too thick, too green and hard. Another guest had... More 

Thank cindy e
Ottawa, Canada
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have celebrated my birthday for five years now at Ophelia's and were never disappointed. Great atmosphere, excellent food and service. A perfect spot for a special meal.

Thank callaOttawa_Ontario
Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Did not eat there due to the horrible customer service. I had been planning to have my wedding and reception there for months, we finally got to Sarasota and nobody would give me any answers. We asked for an estimate on prices and they didn't know, had to change the entire venue the day before our wedding because no one... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Surprised in a wonderful way. The welcome was genuine. We had wonderful wine and attentive service. I chose 2 appetizers: PEI mussels and steak tartare. Both were wonderful. Another in our party had the salmon and two had redfin with pares an grits. Delicious. We topped it off with key lime pie which had a very unique taste. All in... More 

Thank 154golfer
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The bayside deck seating is beautiful. All the food was delicious, but the seared Ahi was the most tender and scrumptious I have ever tasted. Complimentary valet parking was an unexpected delight.

Thank Michael S
Frankfort, Illinois
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174 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

For that “special” Valentine’s Day dinner we chose Ophelia's on the Bay. The restaurant enjoys an ideal location. Outside seating is available that look out over Little Sarasota Bay. Definitely make reservations and request an outdoor table; you will not be disappointed. Staff was professional and very welcoming. We were taken to an inside table and we had requested outside... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$39
American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2919
    (Stickney Point Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Siesta Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-349-2212
Ophelia's on the Bay is one of Sarasota's premier fine dining waterfront restaurants. Enjoy beautiful vistas of Little Sarasota Bay, from the floor-to-ceiling windows that line the dining room. Or join us for al fresco dining on our open-air patio, as the dolphins and manatee swim by. Winner of many awards both locally and nationally, including an Excellence rating from Zagat as well as being listed as the number one restaurant in America in Power and Motoryacht Magazine for dock and dine. Ophelia's on the Bay has also been voted most romantic, best waterfront and best restaurant with a view by its loyal customers. The menu changes nightly using fresh and seasonal ingredients, fresh fish flown in from all over the world and specialty meats. There is certainly something for every palate! We feature an extensive wine list, specialty martinis, as well as a full bar. Family owned and operated for over 27 years, we have an experienced staff that prides itself on exemplary service.

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