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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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All hours
Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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State College, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Happy hour experience was awesome! Great bartender, drinks and appetizers! Love the valet parking! Very small lot which made it much easier to access.

Thank tonniedk
West London
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200 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As we arrived by taxi we had no idea of what was awaiting us. It said overlooking the ocean. We were on time for our booking (definitely book first) but the table was not quite ready yet. The greeter gave us a delicious glass of wine for keeping us waiting. Then we were shown to a table right next to... More 

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Florida, Siesta Key
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We read reviews that this restaurant was excellent .... The staff was very nice and I like that the manager or owner stopped by our table to say hello. However, the food was way overpriced and really not great. I love to cook and eat well, so I thought this choice was exactly where I could invite my 8 coworkers... More 

1 Thank VirginiaHb
Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In Siesta Key for the weekend with 3 other lady friends for a Sarasota wedding and looked on TripAdvisor for a place for Sunday brunch. Landed on Ophelia's with an 11:00am reservation and we were not disappointed at all! Stunning water views from pretty much anywhere in the beautiful, simply elegant dining area, perfectly appropriate and well done LIVE music... More 

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Midwest family
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97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family decided to have Thanksgiving dinner here since we were in the area for a baseball tournament. Each of the five in our party had something different. We all agreed the sweet potatoes were delicious. I chose the traditional Thanksgiving dinner and while it was good, it was nothing outstanding. My husband had the scallops and he liked them,... More 

1 Thank DDaisydoo
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My Honey Bee and me dined here for Thanksgiving; she wanted an atypical holiday meal so we had the mussels (appetizer which could have been an entree'), the sea scallops, and the duck (3 different preparations) and then the coup de gras' a Turtle BOMB that blew us away. We sat right by the bay and drank in the sea... More 

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Maynard, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worst Thanksgiving dinner or any dinner and I have been around the world and back. I have been to this establishment many times and of course will never again and will tell everybody I know forever about the crazy bad experience we had last night. We arrived as scheduled for our dinner at 7. we sat promptly and was greeted... More 

1 Thank RobMaynard135
Daniel O, Owner at Ophelia's on the Bay, responded to this review

This person tried to walk out on his bill. I use the term person because man or gentleman does not apply here. Considering that we were feeding nearly 500 people on Thanksgiving, we expect there to be a hiccup or a bump in the road at some point. We attempted to remedy this person’s meal twice and informed him that... More 

Cape Cod, MA
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156 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were delighted by Ophelia's, wishing only for an earlier arrival so we could have enjoyed the harbor view. But the food fully occupied us, so perhaps that didn't matter. My sushi-grade tuna was indeed spectacular, fresh, fresh, fresh, and accompanied by excellent seaweed salad and very tangy, tasty sauce...probably the best such dish I've had anywhere. This was an... More 

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The waiter was pleasant and knowledgeable. Definitely a fine dining experience. The food was delicious. Presentation was great. Great selection of wine. Valet parking not so good. A very busy Saturday evening. A wedding party was going on. Perhaps they needed more help with the retrieving vehicles.

Thank Beverly M
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food and service was good nice spot by the water . Family enjoyed the round table. A good memory for all.

Thank Margaret L

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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
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, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?