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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
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have celebrated my birthday for five years now at Ophelia's and were never disappointed. Great atmosphere, excellent food and service. A perfect spot for a special meal.

Thank callaOttawa_Ontario
Falls Church, Virginia
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Surprised in a wonderful way. The welcome was genuine. We had wonderful wine and attentive service. I chose 2 appetizers: PEI mussels and steak tartare. Both were wonderful. Another in our party had the salmon and two had redfin with pares an grits. Delicious. We topped it off with key lime pie which had a very unique taste. All in... More 

Thank 154golfer
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The bayside deck seating is beautiful. All the food was delicious, but the seared Ahi was the most tender and scrumptious I have ever tasted. Complimentary valet parking was an unexpected delight.

Thank Michael S
Frankfort, Illinois
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174 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For that “special” Valentine’s Day dinner we chose Ophelia's on the Bay. The restaurant enjoys an ideal location. Outside seating is available that look out over Little Sarasota Bay. Definitely make reservations and request an outdoor table; you will not be disappointed. Staff was professional and very welcoming. We were taken to an inside table and we had requested outside... More 

Thank TKCRhino
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service by Cassie, and great hostesses also.The food is outstanding and there's a wonderful view to boot!

Thank Shirley S
Santorini, Greece
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very busy restaurant that had great reviews in the local newspaper that we decided to try. As expected, they were booked for Valentine's Day, so we decided to celebrate early. From our appetizers to our desserts, everything was excellent. It was served fresh and hot and the service was prompt and friendly. It definitely lived up to the reviews and... More 

Thank Mariana S
Bourne, Massachusetts, United States
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In the past this was our favorite restaurant on Siesta Key. Not this visit. The service was very slow, not well paced. There are no whole food plant based options. The server was not very accommodating when I tried to discuss choices due to food sensitivities. This is too expensive a restaurant to come away disappointed.

Thank Kathleen C
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

For years we had heard about the wonderful buffet brunch at Ophelia's. When we arrived we were informed that the buffet had been discontinued this season. The only remnants were the mimosas at no extra charge and a pastry table filled with mediocre breakfast and other sweets. We were offered a menu of limited breakfast and lunch items. One member... More 

Thank Josephine A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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186 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I and my wife went to dinner with three, life long friends and all of us agreed it was a, a special meal, a special setting - special evening. We sat outside after having serious cocktails at the bar waiting for out table, my wife, the near tea totaller in the group, relishing her spiced pear martini. The table was... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner out with family; great food and service. Varied selections. Waitress very helpful in allaying fear about food allergies.

Thank Phyllis B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?