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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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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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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The Villages, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We have the fish tacos when we go to SKOB. Choice of Grouper, Maui, shrimp, an other fish. They are great with the Key Lime Sauce. We were there for happy hour so Oysters were $7.00 a dozen. We had a few. Along with the Leinenliugel's Summer Shandys we had a rainy day at the beach. This is a short... More

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Buffalo, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This place is easily my number one chill out spot on Siesta Key, the place to relax after a day of chilling. A vibes, run down, beach hut atmosphere with good live music...I came here during the winter in 2013 and had beers in the rain just to hear the band, but in good weather this is the place to... More

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Round Hill, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I love to kick back and relax at SKOB. Good music, great food, excellent staff! The location is perfect.

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Hattiesburg, MS
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I tried some type of seafood pasta and I would go back just for that! We also had an oyster appetizer. The place was packed but we still had good service.

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