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The Siesta Key Oyster Bar

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Bar, Seafood, Chicken Wings, Oyster Bar
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5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, Siesta Key, FL 34242
+1 941-346-5443
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Siesta Key Oyster Bar is THE Hot Spot in Siesta Key Village! Come in and...
Siesta Key Oyster Bar is THE Hot Spot in Siesta Key Village! Come in and join us for great food, fresh oysters, cold beer, live music, and tons of fun!Siesta Key Oyster Bar (or as the locals call it "SKOB") is the hangout with the laidback, beachy atmosphere that will get you right into the Island Spirit. When you're at SKOB you feel right at home, like you're hanging out with good friends on your back patio (although chances are the ceiling of your patio is not covered in dollar bills).One of the things that sets SKOB apart from the other bars in Siesta Key Village is that we have some of the best food on the Key.Join us for Crustacean Happy Hour, every day from 3-6.1/2 price Oysters and Crawfish
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Don't Let The Outside Scare You Off.

I was a bit apprehensive from the outside appearance as it looked like a beach bar hang out. The food and the wait staff were both exceptionally good. Highly recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Steven M
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Milton, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The food here is always amazing. Today we had the calamari appetizer, a blackened grouper sandwich with grilled asparagus, and a blackened tuna BLT with onion rings. The calamari was served with the option of pesto sauce or their famous remoulade for dipping. Both were delicious, but the remoulade is out of this world. The sandwiches were perfectly prepared and... More 

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Yonkers, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This was our first stop when we got to Siesta Key. The food was outstanding and the vibe was relaxed. The staff is so friendly, and they even had our favorite beer on tap, Founders All Day IPA :-) We went back the next day for Happy Hour, and the live music was fantastic...$7 for a dozen oysters? It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Stopped by on our way home from Ft. Myers and enjoyed a lovely meal. Even though this holiday weekend is busy we were seated right away and our server Sam was wonderful. The scallops were AWESOME!! The live music was very enjoyable. Looking forward to coming back for our anniversary in August.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were craving Sea food on our recent visit to Siesta Key and S.K.O.B (Siesta Key Oyster Bar) looked very inviting. The restaurant has open area dining with live music. I ordered Fish and Chips and my wife the Grouper Bites. This meal was hands down the worst Fish and Chips ever, they use Pollock and not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Ate here on the first night of my vacation. My friends and I loved the place. Oysters rock were good. We will eat there again.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We were told the oysters were great at the Siesta Key Oyster Bar and chose to go there on a Friday night. The crowd was young, partying and the band was loud. All good for a fun night out on Siesta Key. Problem was we were hungry and hoped the food was good. It took us nearly 15 minutes for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I was a bit apprehensive from the outside appearance as it looked like a beach bar hang out. The food and the wait staff were both exceptionally good. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went to the SKOB last Saturday night and had a blast. There was 8 of us and we had no problem getting a larger table. Live music was being played on the deck and the food was quite good. The walls and ceiling are covered with single dollar bills that you can write something on the dollar and you... More 

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bethskob, Owner at The Siesta Key Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us. We do take down the bills every so many years. Last year we donated over $9600 to 4 different charities. We love to share our home with our guests. All the best to you! More 

Stuart, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stopped in for happy hour and loved the drink and oyster prices. The oysters looked and tasted frozen though so if you want fresh oysters, look elsewhere. The frozen oysters were adequate but with

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bethskob, Owner at The Siesta Key Oyster Bar, responded to this review

We are sorry that you did not like your Oysters. We do not serve frozen oysters, as we have them delivered fresh every day. We shuck about 3000 fresh oysters throughout the day. They are put on ice and washed before they are served. We hope that you can experience all the great food that we offer, the live music... More 

Keighley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Had a really good local beer here about 11:00 and thought we would return later for an early dinner - mistake! Outside seemed good but we were sat inside. Large number of people at the early sitting (about 17:30). The ambient sound was very loud and it sounded like it was amplified by the in-bar sound system - it made... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, Siesta Key, FL 34242
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Siesta Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-346-5443

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Bar, Seafood, Chicken Wings, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine

Description

Siesta Key Oyster Bar is THE Hot Spot in Siesta Key Village! Come in and join us for great food, fresh oysters, cold beer, live music, and tons of fun!Siesta Key Oyster Bar (or as the locals call it "SKOB") is the hangout with the laidback, beachy atmosphere that will get you right into the Island Spirit. When you're at SKOB you feel right at home, like you're hanging out with good friends on your back patio (although chances are the ceiling of your patio is not covered in dollar bills).One of the things that sets SKOB apart from the other bars in Siesta Key Village is that we have some of the best food on the Key.Join us for Crustacean Happy Hour, every day from 3-6.1/2 price Oysters and Crawfish
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?