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All 35 Siesta Key Restaurants

Ophelia's on the Bay

9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2919
941 349 2212
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Ranked #21 of 35 Restaurants in Siesta Key
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, 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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Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Great place spent Thanksgiving with family. great food and service. Delightful experience, good view.

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Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

I am being charitable giving Ophelia's a 3. For the prices charged (and this place is quite pricey, with virtually all appetizers and salads over $14 and all entrees over $30), this restaurant should really standout. The food was mediocre at best. My wife started with the lobster bisque. She asked that it be especially hot. It was delivered luke... More 

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Mount Desert, Maine
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Got to Siesta Key late Saturday night, slept in Sunday morning. The first order if business when we woke up was eat!!! We heard about Ophelia's from people we had met on previous trips here. We called and made a reservation for 12:30 pm. Once there, we found they had valet parking, turns out it was because of limited parking... More 

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Isle of Man
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Went here as a family of six for thanksgiving. Girl that met us was friendly and although we were a little early got our table ready. That was the end of our pleasant evening. What followed was a depressing, expensive experience. Our waitress was off hand to the point of rudeness. Our turkey dinners were low grade unappetizing and extremely... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

....but bottom line; it is not a 5 star restaurant. The location is beautiful, our server was pleasant, but the food was just ok. My lobster arrived overcooked and was not worth the market price of $34. My son's NY strip steak had no juice at all and what was supposed to be medium was more like WELL. Maybe we... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's a pleasure to go to a restaurant where the chef is excited about his creations and the servers catch that excitement. We accepted the recommendations of our server and our meal was scrumptious. We sat indoors at a table overlooking the water in a mirrored room which reflected the water making the indoors seem as if we were outdoors.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Very good all around. Servicer was knowledgeable and friendly. Wine list and bar selection were good. Food was excellent and was delivered in a timely fashion. Guests dressed well and even with a wedding in the establishment noise was not a concern.

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Baltimore, MD
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We booked Ophelia's on the Bay for our wedding dinner following a beach ceremony on Siesta Key Beach. I had read reviews, stopped by the location, perused the menu and thought their outdoor patio setting was unbelievably romantic and the perfect venue for our guests. A week or so prior to the wedding I spoke with Chef Dan and he... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Great location...right on the water. We sat outside on the outdoor covered patio. The food was outstanding. The service top notch.

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Waco, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Located right on the water, great atmosphere, great food. You can sit outside and watch the boats go by on their way to/from the ICW.

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Additional Information about Ophelia's on the Bay

Address: 9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2919
Phone Number: 941 349 2212
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Siesta Key
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Continental, Contemporary

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