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The Siesta Key Oyster Bar

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Seafood, Bar, Oyster Bar, Chicken Wings
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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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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
Most recent review
Great place for raw oysters

My husband loves raw oysters and totally enjoyed those served at the Siesta Key Oyster Bar. Go there especially during Happy Hour. Good price on raw oysters. Other food was great!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Karen D
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

My husband loves raw oysters and totally enjoyed those served at the Siesta Key Oyster Bar. Go there especially during Happy Hour. Good price on raw oysters. Other food was great!

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Garden City, Michigan, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Great cocktails and fresh seafood. Great raw oyster bar. Music is always playing. Gets busy. Be prepared to belly up to the bar and wait for a table. A lot of outdoor dining available.

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Shelburne, Vermont
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92 reviews 92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I don't get the glowing reviews... Let's be clear.. This is a bar, that happens to serve just OK food. Not worth the hour wait on a Sunday night... The Margaritas had the essence of Tequila but were primarily mixer, the band played the classic rock you'd expect. The decor had the usual trappings of vacationland bars... License plates and... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We got dropped off by the free shuttle at the public beach and then hiked along the shore before cutting in after the sunset to Siesta Key and the Oyster Bar. We sat outside on the high chairs and split the mussels - excellent - and I had the grouper sandwich. The sandwich was well balanced with deliciously cooked grouper,... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Great spot for people watching hanging out. Apps are ok--nothing special..drinks are cold--service spotty. We did however, to be fair, have one 'happy hour' food special with really good blackened grouper with some crawfish. Definitely a locals spot

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Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We visited here during Christmas and the weather was awful. We saw the reviews that suggested you must eat SKOB before you leave. We made it our top priority and It did not disappoint. The food and service was great. We look forward to visiting again. Hopefully, with better weather next time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

The food here was awesome! Worth the price, plus the atmosphere was upbeat, which allowed everyone I was with to enjoy our meal! Wish I could rate it higher...

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Mansfield, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We had a cloudy day so we walked around the town and stumbled on this fun place. We sat outside and enjoyed the area. We had drinks and lobster bisque. The soup was delightful and sure hit the spot and took the chill off.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

As usual Siesta Key Oyster Bar never disappoints. Gabriel at the outside bar was quick to make sure I was happy and got my beer and oyster fix quickly, made me laugh and proves why this place is amazing. YOU ARE A ROCK STAR! Every time I visit here I go to SKOB at least every other day. Not to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Only a few spots to park here .. How could we be so lucky to get 1 of them ?? Could it be that we were on our Iron Horses ?? Quickly seated on the deck .. PHIL was our Server ... Super guy, full of info on the local area ... Great food .. average prices. Wish we could... 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: Seafood, Bar, Oyster Bar, Chicken Wings

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?