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Ophelia's on the Bay

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American, International, Contemporary
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9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2919 (Stickney Point Road)
+1 941-349-2212
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you would like to go to a place that is so beautiful that you will remember it forever please go to Ophelia's on the Bay ! From the moment you step into the restaurant you feel special . Everyone has a smile and want to please. We enjoyed our dinner and had a great time. Jordan, our server was... More 

Thank Irene G
Siesta Key, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Ophelia's last night for my husband's birthday. As usual, it was delicious! We both had the sea bass. Chris was a wonderful server - so nice and well informed. Thanks for another great evening!

Thank SunsetBeachResortSK
Whitehall, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was divine, the service was A++++ and the setting was wonderful. Took my mom here for her birthday on a weekend getaway...the food was worth the price we paid, their attention to detail and the quality of the service was wonderful. Will definitely go back next time we are in Siesta Key.

Thank Donna L
Lake Mary, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our dinner over looking the water. Our waiter Chubba was polite and very helpful with our selections. We will return again. Parking valet is helpful for getting in and out.

Thank Tom S
Fresh Meadows, New York
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237 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

usually visit here......one of my favorites....when at siesta key during christmas holidays......was lucky to get a reservation on new years even at 6:15 pm...only outside available.....special menu with great items....alsways love their fish dishes wasn't near one of heaters so the ladies were a little chilly....no big deal....waiter was very professional and helpful especially with my 90 yr old aunt....once... More 

Thank Leonard C
Princeton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had dinner here while on vacation. The views were outstanding. The snapper we had was good but not up to par for the price we paid. Our server had too many tables so our service could have been better. The server was friendly however. Without the views we would have been disappointed given this was a... More 

Thank NJTX1955
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best restaurants in Sarasota. It has an outstanding wine list and creative dishes. You can't go wrong with the seafood dishes, and don't miss dessert. This is a great option for a special occasion, but be sure to book in advance during season. Last summer, they had a special discounted menu. I hope they do... More 

Thank Megan H
Bumpass, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a memorable experience . Disappointed that the Sunday buffet has been terminated in favor of an ala carte based format!

Thank Robert R
Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there on New Year's eve - it was a special menu with an excellent selection. Most of the menu was seafood (I don't like fish but found other choices). I've been there a few other times. It is on the pricey side, portions are reasonably generous. I had filet mignon which was excellent, another person had duck, the... More 

Thank ABW401
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for fresh seafood this is probably the best Restaurant on Siesta Key. It's a beautiful location because it is right on Little Sarasota Bay also known as the Intercoastal Waterway and you can be seated inside or outside. I usually like my Seafood quite plain Perhaps using just some lemon wedges. The grouper I ordered gets the... 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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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