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The Siesta Key Oyster Bar

5238 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242
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Ranked #18 of 36 restaurants in Siesta Key
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar, Oyster Bar, Chicken Wings
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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
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Ocala,Florida, U.s.
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89 reviews 89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had a late lunch, and were satisfied with the quality of the food, and the service. We were seated promptly, and our friendly server took our drink order promptly. My husband had a beer, I had an iced tea. The oysters are 1/2 price at 3pm, so I indulged on 2 dozen. They were chilled, plump and tasted fresh.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My Wife and I drove up to Siesta Key for her birthday and I looked at several restaurants and their reviews prior to our trip. This place stood out as one we wanted to try the most. We went there for lunch and our server, David was very knowledgeable about the food and did very well at recommending and describing... More

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Victor, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We were looking forward to dinner at SKOB because of the good reviews we read. The first evening we were going to go, I decided against it because the hostess was completely miserable to the people putting their names on the waiting list in front of us and I didn't like that as a first impression, especially when we could... More

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San Antonio, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Angela was our bartender/server. She was very very busy, but had a smile for all. Food was bland, music was good/ beers were cold and drinks well made.

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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was the first restaurant we ate in while vacationing in Siesta Key, and we really liked it. It has a Key West seafood shack type of feel. Definitely not a fancy interior! But they have a nice outdoor deck with music playing in the evenings and a nice sized bar. I ordered the Siesta Key Fiesta platter that had... More

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Marietta, Georgia
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We depend on SKOB as our "come as you are" restaurant. They have cleaned the place up in the past year. All dollar bills have been removed from the walls. Grouper tacos are the go-to for me, husband & friends like the shrimp tacos, grouper bites, grouper sandwich & oysters.

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Dorval, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

We ate at SKOB on July 20th. It was our first night out in Siesta Key. We sat outside to enjoy the weather. The only down side is the music (band) was way too loud. We could not talk or even give our order. Once the band took a break, we had our dinner. The food was very good. Drinks... More

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Warren, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Outside of the fantastic happy hour specials ($7 for dozen oysters or the Louisiana crawfish), there is nothing standout-ish about this typical beach bar. Wobbly stools? Check. Food remnants left on outside table? Check. Dingy interior with funky smell? Check and check. But I was just there for the happy hour specials, not a night out on the town. The... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It was the very first time I had oysters they were excellent. We also ordered the grouper cheeks absolutely awesome. The down fall in my rating is the bathrooms. You can smell a sewage back up in the dining room. We luckily were seated outside and only had to deal with the smell for a short bit, not pleasant when... More

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

Thank you for giving me the details of your visit. We did have a pipe burst in our kitchen, and after 2 plumbers, 3 days and lots of $$ - All fixed. Bad news is, it happened while you were there. We are truly sorry this happened during your stay. The other 362 days would have been wonderful for you.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Best thing I ate on vacation! Filled with sweet lump crab. Margaritas are awesome. Lots of locals live music... Its what vacation is all about!

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