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“A Tradition” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Siesta Key Oyster Bar

The Siesta Key Oyster Bar
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, Siesta Key, FL 34242
+1 941-346-5443
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Ranked #20 of 35 Restaurants in Siesta Key
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, Chicken Wings, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Siesta Key Oyster Bar is THE Hot Spot in Siesta Key Village! Come in and join us for great food, fresh oysters, cold beer, live music, and tons of fun!Siesta Key Oyster Bar (or as the locals call it "SKOB") is the hangout with the laidback, beachy atmosphere that will get you right into the Island Spirit. When you're at SKOB you feel right at home, like you're hanging out with good friends on your back patio (although chances are the ceiling of your patio is not covered in dollar bills).One of the things that sets SKOB apart from the other bars in Siesta Key Village is that we have some of the best food on the Key.Join us for Crustacean Happy Hour, every day from 3-6.1/2 price Oysters and Crawfish
Albuquerque
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113 reviews 113 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“A Tradition”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Get there from 3-6 PM for 1/2 price oysters. They allow smoking on the patio but that seems to be the nicest spot. Try the seafood pizza.

Visited December 2012
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Cleveland, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Great food, great service, great atmosphere, GREAT BAND! What a fun place! A little pricey & the raw oysters were pretty small but we had a really good time at SKOB. This place is what other spots in Siesta Key wanna be. So grab a Jai Alai or a margarita that actually has tequila in it unlike The Hub. Kick back with some tasty apps and enjoy yourself. If you're lucky Acoustic Pete will be playing. What ever SKOB is paying those guys it's not enough. Next time I'm in Siesta Key my first stop after the beach will be SKOB.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis, IN
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Patio Drinks, Great Appetizers, GREAT Local Music”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We stopped here twice during our current trip. Great service thanks to Anthony and Wifey. In particular love their Jai Alai IPA on draft. GREAT chicken wings. On Monday, Tony Tyler was the guitarist on the patio and he was joined by current and past members of Come Back Alice, including Dani Jaye and Zach Yoder. It was the most entertaining evening in Siesta Key. We will definitely be back for more!

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Lincoln
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“fab atmosphere, scrumptious food, fantastic service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

We've always stopped at SKOB (Siesta Key Oyster Bar --- right?) when anywhere near Tampa -- Siesta Key is easy access from the interstate, and the town is worth booking a room.. and the World's Most Beautiful Beach! (OK, only the best in Florida...) ... been there 4 times in the past 2 years -- we recommend the grouper tacos, and hit the happy hour (3-6pm) half price oysters on the half ... yum!! AND the service is superb!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Englewood, Florida
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“For South Beach Runners-Up”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Referred to as Skob by the almost glamorous-enough-for-South-Beach 30-somethings who hang here, this Siesta Key institution delivers a reliable combination of good food, good beverages, and fun people-watching. NIghts are noisy and lively, but beware the area's parking problems. Having your car towed is such a downer. when you're chillin' with the cool crowd.

Visited October 2012
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