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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 - 2:00 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
Great Shrimp, Fun Spot

This is a great spot in Siesta Key with good oysters and amazing shrimp. Service was not the best but I think our waiter was one of few in the place so I think he was overwhelmed. Otherwise, we really enjoyed it. The outdoor patio is nice and there was great live music.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
AnnaSW82
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Was amazed that they only have happy hour on their oysters and crawfish, NO DRINKS, what kind of happy hour is that? And the oysters, what a joke, I was afraid to even eat one, they look like shriveled up tiny bugs! Hepatitis just waiting to happen. Never will ever go back!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Siesta Key Oyster Bar (SKOB) can be the best of times or the worst of times, depending on who your server is. My husband and I have been visiting Siesta Key every year since 2009 and we always hit SKOB for an evening at least once, as they usually have the best entertainment and the seafood pizza is good and... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great spot in Siesta Key with good oysters and amazing shrimp. Service was not the best but I think our waiter was one of few in the place so I think he was overwhelmed. Otherwise, we really enjoyed it. The outdoor patio is nice and there was great live music.

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Arlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Every time we come here to eat we order the Grouper Bites. We have never had a bad meal here. They have a band that plays every night. Sometimes hard to get a table outside though.

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Bedminster, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I don't eat oysters (allergic to shellfish) but my husband does. When we went to siesta key, we go to SKOB at least once a day, probably more if we had time. There are plenty of non-shellfish options that are out of this world! They have great drink options and the atmosphere is fun.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We always hit up SKOB when in town - it may just be for a late night drink on the patio with live music or for a meal. Love the laid back atmosphere - service has always been great. Since our visit last year, the menu has been changed. Still has many of the staples but a few other choices... More 

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Elliott Co., KY
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I truly can't tell you about the food here, we got up and left after waiting over 30 minutes for our food. It was nasty dirty, both the restaurant and staff appeared to be a health code violation waiting to happen. We were given our drink order then never saw our waitress again. Literally, no refill, no checking on us,... More 

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

Please Please tell me more about your experience. When did you come? What did your server look like? Where did you sit? Any details would be appreciated. Reviews are very important to us and we would like to address this with our staff. Thank you and my personal email is bethskob@gmail.com Thanks again More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food is so good. I've never ordered anything I didn't like. Love the atmosphere and the drinks. I'll keep going back. Service is great also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Been to SKOB countless times but had neglected leave a review until now. LOVE THIS PLACE. The staff, food, music, and environment are what make this place. I always prefer the front bar (especially if Gabe is working) but the back bar is great too. The buffalo shrimp and margaritas are my personal go to order but known for their... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We have vacationed on Siesta Key for many years. SKOB has become a regular spot for my wife and I to have a late lunch. Less crowded and quieter than the night crowd. This year it was on our anniversary lunch choice. We shared a great "Cobb" salad and some great grouper bites. Relaxing place on the front deck and... More 

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Additional Information about The Siesta Key Oyster Bar

Address: 5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, Siesta Key, FL 34242
Phone Number: +1 941-346-5443
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Siesta Key
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Bar, Seafood, Chicken Wings, Oyster Bar

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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: Local cuisine, Bar scene

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?