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Myakka River Oyster Bar

) #41 of 182 Restaurants in Venice $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
121 Playmore Dr, Venice, FL 34293-7508
+1 941-423-9616
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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“hush puppies” (40 reviews)
“oysters” (40 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
121 Playmore Dr, Venice, FL 34293-7508
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There were six of us for lunch. The crab cakes were the best the last time we were here, they took them off the menu. Asked for a tossed salad, was told they don't serve tossed salads, only coleslaw. ( Never heard of a Restaurant...More

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 6 days ago

WE stopped here for lunch on a lark. This is an old Florida kind of restaurant. The prices are reasonable, and they have some good all you can eat specials. Get a window seat if you can. Also, they have outside dining for when the...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to this restaurant when on holiday in Venice after someone told us to try it. It was very good the service was excellent we both had fish I had the coconut shrimp and my husband had the white fish in...More

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful location right on the river. The service was great. The food however was not so beautiful. I had the calamari, tough and tasted like it came out of a box or bag. My husband had the scallops & oysters they were really bad. Too...More

Thank N B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found the oysters a good size and fresh, with the mild taste of saltwater. Grilled North Atlantic Hake-like fish with a mild fresh garlic topping was good, as was grilled grouper, if not exceptional, but satisfying. The Basic Hamburger, (they have several choices of...More

Thank Edwin M
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Dinner last night was so relaxing. Can't believe how easy it is to get a table after season. Our fish dinners were excellent and the service outstanding. Miss the Greek Grouper Casserole though. Wish it were back on the menu. View is wonderful.

Thank Kathleen E
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We have been here many times and we have never been disappointed. The Walleye is very reasonably priced and portions are more than adequate

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Haven't been there for several years and I wonder why. It's great dining with a view. Wait staff is eager to please and very pleasant. We didn't feel rushed even though it was a busy night. Food was served at a quick pace and very...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We loved the view on this peaceful river and the lunch was great also. i had the scallops in a tarragon sauce and my husband had calamari and fried shrimp. Gina, our server, was very nice too. We look forward to returning.

Thank KimmyUNC
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Most people who come here are going to sit inside, but the best place to eat here is outside on one of the picnic tables. The Myakka River is immediately next to the restaurant, and it is a very pleasant setting for anyone to have...More

Thank EDWARDL782
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hiring positions available
19 January 2017|
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Response from MyakkaManager | Property representative |
Yes we are hiring, back of house and front of house, please go to our web site, Myakkariveroysterbar to fill in an application. Thank you for your interest.
Do they take credit cards?
6 January 2016|
Response from laminrig | Reviewed this property |
Denise C
Is there a bar where you can have drinks before dinner?
11 March 2015|
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Response from EC S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Although we prefer to have the drinks at the table and chat before we order, others were at the bar, just to the right when you enter the building. Have fun.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Playmore Dr, Venice, FL 34293-7508
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-423-9616
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