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Ophelia's on the Bay

9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2919
+1 941-349-2212
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“scallops” (76 reviews)
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American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2919
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a wonderful dining experience. Great staff, awesome food. I would happily try everything on the menu. Not your everyday dinner choice but certainly the first choice for special occasions.

Thank AgandJim S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Weather permitting, outside eating in this up market restaurant provides views over the bay and a cooling breeze off the water as well as opportunities to see dolphins, manatees and jumping mullet. The predominantly sea food menu is complimented by a good cocktail, beer and...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had Crab cake appetizer, shared, wife had scallops, I had grouper, it was good. View from deck was great, weather was good, underwater lights on fish looking for handout. Bar and all service was good, great location for us, only draw back is limited parking,...More

Thank Pepperjackm
Reviewed 5 days ago

Was our first visit though I have lived in Sarasota for many years! We fully enjoyed our dining experience. Our server Cassy was friendly and most helpful and very attentive to our every need. We did it all from appetizers to salads, entrees and desserts...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant on the recommendation of friends and where absolutely delighted. I had the grouper special which was superb and my partner had the tuna which was incredible. First two wine requests were out of stock which was a bummer. No space to...More

Thank rockydogz1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from the outside deck is fantastic. A full, red, moon rising reflecting off rippling water provides wonderful ambiance for any special occasion! Valet parking was complementary. We dined on a Monday evening, which I thought would be slow, but it wasn't. Glad we...More

Thank KVM101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We try this place at long intervals hoping time and again to be pleasantly surprised. No special surprises on this visit, and I anticipate long intervals before we try again.

Thank Amir A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were seating outside on the water edge and had a beautiful cool evening. The place is adequately decorated with a nice view and a fairly balanced menu for most tastes. My wife and I decided on 2 appetizers each for supper: Calamari for my...More

Thank VermontNico
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has phenomenal views and meals to match. (Complimentary valet parking was also a nice bonus.)To celebrate our 5th anniversary, we started with the calamari. I had the scallops, which may have been the best meal I've ever eaten. The flavors were just outstanding....More

Thank purplepurses
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went twice (1. Visit with a party of 7; 2. visit with a party of 4) to Ophelia’s after a kind recommendation by our local real estate agent and we will definitely come back next year! Fantastic location outside/inside (even the table inside we...More

Thank Touristowl
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Questions & Answers
Susan M
20 January 2017|
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Response from Daniel O | Property representative |
No we are unrelated. Originally that was a family member of the previous owner here. Unfortunately that restaurant changed hands and went out of business.
Cheryl W
11 December 2015|
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Response from Edward O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Ophelia's sells their gift certificates at the restaurant, on-line and over the phone (941-349-2212)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$27 - US$39
Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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