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Myakka River Oyster Bar

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121 Playmore Dr, Venice, FL 34293-7508
+1 941-423-9616
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to eat! Food is outstanding and atmosphere is excellent. Out waitress Kim was the best and very friendly. Definitely a must!

Thank Debbie R
Columbus, Ohio
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very comfortable place on the water, and had a Tuesday special where 10 oz beers were only $.50 each (limit 3). The clientele was primarily retirees so it was quiet and the service was very personal.

Thank festival101
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went for dinner at this dining establishment. It's the type of place where boaters can dock and come in for a quick bite. My husband had the scallop dinner, which were very good due to the panko crust. I had grouper dinner which was adequate. I tried some of the River gumbo, and did not like... More 

Thank MikeandMax
Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant and had made reservations. There were eight in our party. The service was very slow and our waitress seemed very disinterested in serving us. Each question we asked was answered very abruptly and not with any enthusiasm. Our food arrived on the cool side and one of our group got the wrong items. Our free refills... More 

Thank JanT T
Penhook, Virginia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location on the river is pleasant, the service was friendly and very good, however our meals were average. Much of the menu is fried but there are enough other options. The basic grouper was kind of flavorless while my Norfolk shrimp & scallops were overwhelmed w/tarragon. We did not have oysters but heard they are good. We wouldn't make... More 

Thank 2blueridge
Indianapolis, Indiana
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213 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just off Tamiami Tr, in North Port, this local bar and restaurant is a good place to go for a quick easy casual meal. Plenty of parking but be prepared to wait if it is busy. Turn over is quick. Food is normal seafood, fried food, southern style...with plenty to choose from. Beer on tap from the bar....this place is... More 

Thank saltsy372
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I call this place a pearl, because of the fantastic oysters and relaxing, maritime atmosphere. En route further south on Route 41 (Tamiami Trail), we spotted this little gem. Personally, I prefer the straightforward name (Myakka River Oyster Bar) to the trendy names today (e.g., numbers for the name of a restaurant, or single-word, vaguely foreign-sounding titles, or perhaps a... More 

Thank Dottyeyes
Galena, Ohio, United States
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158 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Something has changed and it wasn't for the better. Way too much sauce on the Blue Cheese fish dinner; couldn't taste the fish. The horseradish crusted fish was tasteless. Very little horseradish flavor and the fish was bland.

Thank MSL9965
Oshawa, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there with friends who love seafood and they loved it They have a good menu if you don't care for seafood also.

Thank jabakaraoke
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lisa our freindly server was wonderful with helping us with the different types of fish and how they were served. The fish was so fresh and a large portion. We never had hush puppies before and enjoyed them. Great place to eat and prices very reasonable. The place is rustic and all seating has water views.

Thank Janice C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Playmore Dr, Venice, FL 34293-7508
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-423-9616

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