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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
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing food and service. Our server was very knowledgeable and mad great recommendations! Have to order the crab cakes!!

Thank James W
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was very good, we arrived early and waited a bit for the rest of our party of seven but were seated right away The waiter was nice, but not very attentive. The grouper was fantastic, escargots were greatt. Scallops were excellent. Tuna tataki was also great. This restaurant has water view but no sunsets. The overall atmosphere was... More 

Thank PatriziaItaly
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Right by the water. If you are a couple ask for the lower deck. Food was very nice and compliments the setting. Well worth a visit

Thank lucydogKent
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably the nicest restaurant on Siesta Key. The sea food was esquisite and service was first class.

Thank Tom D
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best part about this restaurant is the view. Right near an osprey nest in in intercoastal waterway, the view is beautiful. The food was very good, not exceptional, but very good.

Thank Tana M
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent and you can choose to sit inside at comfortable tables, outside on the porch or right along the waters edge. Waterside dining doesn't get any better than this. Ophelia's is bayside on Siesta Key with free valet parking, gracious and friendly service and great food. I had the filet mignon and my wife had the fresh... More 

Thank 10950
Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a wonderful restaurant with excellent service. The food was amazing and the view of the bay from the outside waterfront eating deck was breathtaking!

Thank jheintz9
Siesta Key, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ophelia's on the Bay is a beautiful restaurant located on the south end of Siesta Key with an upscale feel, but a casual atmosphere. It offers many choices of chef created seafood dinners and other options. You can enjoy a romantic dinner for two or have a great conversation with friends while looking out over beautiful views of the water.... More 

Thank Steve H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We couldn't be happier with Ophelia's. Whenever you go it becomes a special occasion. The eggplant crepes are like nothing you've ever had. The crab cakes are to die for. They are served atop a fried green tomato. There is nothing you could order that will disappoint. Try to get a waterside table.

Thank Howard W
Fish Hawk, Florida, United States
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband took me here a few days ago on my surprise birthday trip. We made reservations for us here. It was wonderful. The view was pretty. The wait staff was knowledgable and very helpful. I had an amazing piece of snapper and my husband had a steak. It was all cooked wonderfully. The wine was incredible too!

Thank Sylvia C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$27 - US$39
American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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