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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 #21 of 35 Restaurants in Siesta Key
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - 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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Baltimore, MD
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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
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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
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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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Venice, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A quiet Monday afternoon, strolling down Main Street in Sarasota ... window shopping, real shopping (ouch) and then the smell of ... fried foods, yuck, we split and thought we'd use a coupon we had downloaded from the web, Ophelia's On The Bay, never been there, heard some good, some bad, thought we'd see for ourselves. Long way to the... More

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North Port, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My wife and I had our annual anniversary brunch at Ophelia's this past Sunday and it was as wonderful as ever. My father took us there the morning after our wedding 5 years ago, shortly before succumbing to cancer. Now we make it a point to go back for our anniversary every October.

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South Florida, Florida
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290 reviews 290 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
391 helpful votes 391 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This might be the best brunch in Florida, let alone Sarasota. How can you beat a gorgeous waterside setting on the intercoastal waterway, bounteous buffet selections and cool live jazz? The complimentary bloody Mary was a great start. Then we tackled our buffetmanship chores with alacrity. Too much to completely describe, but let's hit some highlights. The lox with capers... More

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Reston, VA, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had a wonderful Sunday brunch at Ophelia's. Hollie was our server and she greeted us in a most cordial manner. The brunch itself was excellent. Each item we had was perfectly prepared and delicious. Our table was outside and the weather was cooperative. We were not rushed and Hollie checked on us to make sure we... More

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Marietta, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

A beautiful bayside restaurant! Great choices, great view! From filet , roasted pork, salmon , ribeye- all choices were excellent!!! Even furnished a made to order special recipe martini!!! Creme Brûlée amazing,,

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Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Happy hour featured superb appetizers and half price martinis. Don't miss the hot dog. Seriously! The dinner was also outstanding. It was a party of four and every meal was outstanding. The lobster over Spinach was particularly good. Unfortunately it was a rainy night so we were unable to dine outside where you are treated to wonderful waterfront views. The... More

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Grand Cayman
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

On the recommendation of our friend we had dinner at this restaurant on the 4th. of October. The place looked really busy with a line waiting for the valet parking. We had a drink (which was nothing special) at the bar before dinner. Although by the time we sat down to dinner the place had emptied considerable our waitress seemed... 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: 941 349 2212
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Siesta Key
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 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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