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Ophelia's on the Bay

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American, International, Contemporary
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9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2919 (Stickney Point Road)
+1 941-349-2212
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Ophelia's on the Bay is one of Sarasota's premier fine dining waterfront...
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 27 years, we have an experienced staff that prides itself on exemplary service.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious seafood

Small portions but the food was delicious!!!!! Nice romantic ambiance as well... I didn't like that we had to wait a looooong, long time for our food though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Lovely53
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  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was a second visit, and the fact that they’re on Open Table made it easy to make last minute reservations. Although it was a rainy night, the rain cleared up so we decided to sit outdoors. Julia, our server, was very attentive. The lamb entrée along with the side of potato casserole was delicious. The Big Eye Tuna was... More 

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Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The food is prepared and served in a delicious & attractive way. Menu offers varied selection, cocktails were delicious, service was outstanding. Beautiful moonlit night on the water seated at candle lit tables with torches scattered here & there. Nice! Quiet!

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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Small portions but the food was delicious!!!!! Nice romantic ambiance as well... I didn't like that we had to wait a looooong, long time for our food though.

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My husband & I thoroughly enjoyed the serene setting, the service and our meal! We had a bay side table, which was lovely. The food was absolutely delicious...highly recommend this restaurant!

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Granted, there is room for some cosmetic changes in the outdoor dining area considerg uneven ground; however, you forget all about that once you're served some appetizers, nice cocktails, and the staff was exceptional. We were impressed with the quality of food, didn't want to finish our entree's so we could have them for lunch a separate day. The key... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Went to Ophelia's on a pretty evening. Did not sit outside, but still had a lovely view of the bay. We took our three well behaved granddaughters. Not a place for rowdy kids. Food and service were great.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

My family and I searched for hours looking for a great dining experience for our last night of vacation. We stumbled upon Ophelias and we're somewhat hesitant because we could not find prices or full menuservice for the place. Well we decided that we would go blindly and hope for a good experience. We were very happy with the ambience... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a local Siesta key restaurant that offers tasty seafood dishes cooked with finesse. It has a good wine and beer list. The staff are very friendly and the atmosphere is beautiful in the evening. You will get a view of the Little Sarasota bay as it is situated right on the waterfront. There is a free car valet.... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My sisters and I meet once a year from St. Louis, Chicago, and Fort Worth. We were there with my brother in law and sat in the bar for happy hour. The food could have been warmer, but the bartender whose name is Robert was friendly, and very accomadating. We would go back just to visit him. The view was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We visit this lovely restaurant every year. Food is fabulous and the service is superb!! Try their fresh sea food entres. Deserts are to die for especially the key lime pie. The location right on the sea is beautiful. The charm of this restaurant is above par!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2919
    (Stickney Point Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Siesta Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-349-2212

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 39
  • Cuisine: American, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

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 27 years, we have an experienced staff that prides itself on exemplary service.
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?