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The Siesta Key Oyster Bar

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5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242-3309
+1 941-346-5443
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11:00 - 02:00
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Yum. That sums it up. Excellent servers, delicious oysters and seafood. Craft beers, full bar, casual- love the dollar bills! Music on the deck outside - classic! One "tipping point" - bar stools outside are precariously close to the edge. Not a soft landing. Crowded in a good way. Buzzing with mellow activity. Not to miss if staying in Siesta... More 

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Chester, Maryland
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cute little place with a ton of character. Great service. Oysters Rockefeller were light and lovely. It was such a great time. Thank you.

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Thank Debbie S
Sarasota, Florida
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They have great specials on earlybird menu. Dozen oysters only $7 before six pm and they are fantastic! Their seafood entrees are all good but a surprise was an Angus burger that was as good as I've ever had (cooked to order). Most places won't serve a burger medium rare. Many nights they have live entertainment. It's a really "happening"... More 

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Thank Clint H
Sarasota, Florida
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came here for my birthday and was so happy. Everything is so fresh. Waitstaff is super friendly. I will return often.

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Thank Becca S
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have eaten at SKOB several times during our 5 week trip to Siesta Key. It is a fun place to hang out and listen to good music with delicious food. I had the ceviche several times and it is delicious. They were also happy to honor my request for all fish ceviche instead of fish and shrimp. My husband... More 

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Thank Idlecruz
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were told 10 minutes for a table and after 40 minutes we moved on. Not worth the wait. Be honest with your wait times.

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Thank Peg N
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of our favorite restaurants/sports bars on the key. The live music is great. People seem to be Blackhawk friendly. Essentially you will always run in to a Chicago sports fan if you wear your gear.

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Thank Howard W
Sarasota, Florida
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great vibe and awesome food and drink selection. This place always seems to be 'full on' every time I am down at the Key. I also know that this is a favorite spot among locals. You can't go wrong at SKOB!

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Thank Tim R
Flint, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My food was ok. Had a seafood entree it was served in a tasty broth but seemed like it needed a base of rice or something but the seasonal slaw was fabulous. I couls have made a meal out of that. My hisband also jad a seafood dish of scewerwd shrimp and crab cake. He enjoyed it but there was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had steamed oysters (2 dozen) and a caesar salad with grouper. Both were terrific! As was our server, Cullen. Sat at the long table adjacent to the bar and our barmate highly recommended the oysters. He was right, they were yummy! And even better with the happy hour pricing! Definitely recommend this restaurant if you're in Siesta Key. Live music... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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Peoria, Illinois
Englewood, Florida
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