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Ophelia's on the Bay

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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, 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
Great Mamosa for breakfast!

We have been to Ophelia's for breakfast and dinner, great food and staff. You can even bring your dog and sit on the outdoor patio!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Rhonda M
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Osprey, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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English first
Venice, Florida
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

If you want to charge fine dining prices, then you better nail the experience - service, atmosphere and, most importantly, food. The service was outstanding. The atmosphere had great potential until we were seated under a paddle fan that squeaked and chirped continuously while we were seated. We could not opt to have it turned off because the air conditioning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My fiancée and I finished a 4 day mini vacation with a dinner at Ophelia's on the Bay last weekend. We had a groupon and made reservations. To be honest I didn't realize it was a bit more on the expensive side when it comes to the menu but the view cannot be beat and I'll be honest I didn't... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

first of all dont be put off going to Ophelias by my title. I have only been once and all I can say this was my experience. I have eaten in some world famous restaurants in the world and nearly all the ones in London. I asked the same question to a three star Michelin chef who owns several .... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I went for a lovely dinner on the bay to celebrate our birthdays. Ophelia's was a wonderful choice. We sat outside overlooking the water. The service couldn't have been better, the food was excellent and the ambience lovely. They asked if we were celebrating any occasion and when we said yes they brought us a complimentary dessert.... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband & I dined with 4 friends. We ordered a little bit of everything & it was all delicious! The crab cakes were the best I'd ever had. Lobster bisque was divine, as well as the Cesar salad, "lazy lobster" & fillet. We ordered 3 desserts to share & they were amazing! The service is best, we were never... More 

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Osprey, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We have been to Ophelia's for breakfast and dinner, great food and staff. You can even bring your dog and sit on the outdoor patio!

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Arlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We have been here numerous times. Everything is always good. They also offer a great brunch on Sunday's. You can either sit inside or weather permitting, you can sit outside with a view of the bay. We haven't been there yet this year but more than likely will.

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Was terribly disappointed by the Sunday Brunch after hearing so much about it. Food was just average and wait staff ignored us as they catered to the many regulars.

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Sarasota, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Those who rave about Ophelia's don't seem to have much of a clue what a really fine restaurant is. About our server - we had the misfortune of having the same guy twice in a row and he perfected ignoring us to an art form. Used dishes and flatware were left to languish on the table, the water was never... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I've read several reviews on this restaurant and they seem to be either really good or really mediocre. I have to admit, I'm surprised by the reviews where people say it was a special experience, or beautiful atmosphere. It is on the bay and I guess that's unusual in Siesta Key but it just wasn't that special. At all. We... More 

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Additional Information about Ophelia's on the Bay

Address: 9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2919
Phone Number: +1 941-349-2212
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 27 - 39
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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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, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?