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Ophelia's on the Bay

9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2919
941 349 2212
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Ranked #19 of 36 Restaurants in Siesta Key
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Continental, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Stickney Point Road
Description: Ophelia's on the Bay is one of Sarasota’s premier fine dining waterfront restaurants. Enjoy beautiful vistas of Little Sarasota Bay, from the floor-to-ceiling windows that line the dining room. Or join us for al fresco dining on our open-air patio, as the dolphins and manatee swim by. Winner of many awards both locally and nationally, including an Excellence rating from Zagat as well as being listed as the number one restaurant in America in Power and Motoryacht Magazine for dock and dine. Ophelia's on the Bay has also been voted most romantic, best waterfront and best restaurant with a view by its loyal customers. The menu changes nightly using fresh and seasonal ingredients, fresh fish flown in from all over the world and specialty meats. There is certainly something for every palate! We feature an extensive wine list, specialty martinis, as well as a full bar. Family owned and operated for over 22 years, we have an experienced staff that prides itself on exemplary service.
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English first
Englewood FL
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is a fine dinning restaurant with excellent food, service and right on Little Sarasota Bay. They have table that are right over the Bay and you can watch boat cruise by very slow, fish jumping, along with dolphin. We've been there many times and brought family and friends and never been disappointed.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The food was very, very good; service was great-very friendly staff. Would probably go back, but maybe dine on appetizers only. The lobster bisque was awesome! Located right on the water, nice view and atmosphere. All in all, great place to dine for special occasions.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Haven't reviewed in a while but my bride and I were looking for ambiance and views and discovered an incredible dining experience. Located at the southern tip of Siesta Key this restaurant is well known, the owner's started it almost 30years ago and the chef has been with them for 15 years. The views are incredible, the food is outstanding,the... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I am in love with this place! The atmosphere was wonderful, and dining on the water at night was refreshing...with the bonus of fish jumping around while I ate. The service was really very good, too...but the food...oh my...the food! I had the Italian cream burrata mozzarella salad with what seemed like the absolute freshest mozzarella I have ever tasted... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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149 reviews 149 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My Wife and I ate here on a regular basis for over ten years. About five years ago we had a very negative experience with the server, management and food. We decided to not return. After reviewing Trip Advisor we decided to go back expecting a less than meets the expectations experience from a 20th rated place. What a surprise!... More

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Venice, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Went last night for our anniversary. From start to finish, it was one of the best dining nights out in a long time. Best was the food...we both had fish (hog snapper for me, grouper for my husband) -- very fresh and fabulous preparation. Even the accompanying sides were exceptional. The view was lovely (if a bit stormy), and the... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went for the Sunday buffet and were amazed by the quality of seafood offered. They had live music, and the lemon bar cake was incredible! Highly recommend!

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Mohnton, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was crowded, as it was Valentines Day, 2014. However, we were immediately seated outdoors, where we wanted to be & drinks were served not too long after. I had never had a lobster bisque as such I had @ this place. The memory lingers. Service was impeccable, food delicious. We will return.

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Preston, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Whilst the food was good, if a little expensive, the evening would've gone better if we could actually see what we were eating. The lighting was so dark I seriously had to get close to my plate to confirm that I was eating what I had ordered. Very dated interior and decor but great views of the bay... Be prepared... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Reservation system, mediocre. Food, good. Price, way too high. Atmosphere, very nice. One detail worth mentioning only because it's so ridiculous. One of us ordered an after dinner drink on the rocks and in addition to the 10.00 for the drink, a separate charge appeared, 50 cents for ice! Probably our last visit. What's troubling is that I've been hearing... More

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