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The Siesta Key Oyster Bar

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5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242-3309
+1 941-346-5443
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sarasota, Florida
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great vibe and awesome food and drink selection. This place always seems to be 'full on' every time I am down at the Key. I also know that this is a favorite spot among locals. You can't go wrong at SKOB!

Thank Tim R
Flint, Michigan
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My food was ok. Had a seafood entree it was served in a tasty broth but seemed like it needed a base of rice or something but the seasonal slaw was fabulous. I couls have made a meal out of that. My hisband also jad a seafood dish of scewerwd shrimp and crab cake. He enjoyed it but there was... More 

Thank pac0101
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had steamed oysters (2 dozen) and a caesar salad with grouper. Both were terrific! As was our server, Cullen. Sat at the long table adjacent to the bar and our barmate highly recommended the oysters. He was right, they were yummy! And even better with the happy hour pricing! Definitely recommend this restaurant if you're in Siesta Key. Live music... More 

Thank NKB
Lincolnwood, Illinois
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169 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had oysters on the half shell and oysters Rockefeller. Very good. This place is very busy, and we loved the dollar bills tacked all over.

Thank DEEDEE1940
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I are snowbirds here in sunny Florida. We are constantly trying new seafood restaurants. We stumbled upon Siesta Key Oyster Bar for dinner one night. Decided on salads and steamed oysters. After three dozen were consumed, it was apparent that they met our approval. Oh, I also had a bowl of the lobster bisque, fantastic!

Thank Susie F
Beth O, Owner at The Siesta Key Oyster Bar, responded to this review

What a great review!! Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! And, thanks for being a part of the SKOB family!! More 

Negril, Jamaica
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always great food, big portions, good beer, great entertainment, great prices, fun location....I seriously love this place!

Thank Mark T
Beth O, Owner at The Siesta Key Oyster Bar, responded to this review

We love our guests also!! Thanks for being a SKOB friend!! More 

Prior Lake, Minnesota
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect spot for an afternoon away from the job with great happy hour. Then again the evening is good too! Live music every day. Especially like Kettle of Fish and John Whiteleather...both of whom perform in a Jimmy Buffet-free zone! Try the grouper nuggets

Thank Marshall1012015
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best seafood and environment around. We got oysters, shrimp, king crab and chowder. All delicious. This is a must go if passing through.

Thank Jenna S
Eastham, Massachusetts
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307 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Only positive thing is efficient service NOT friendly but efficient i.e. eat and get out. Been coming here for years, and each time it seems to be a little bit worse. Drinks watery Very watery! This year the oysters did not have that fresh clean taste, tasted old. The fried grouper was greasy, the grilled grouper sandwich, and the grouper... More 

Thank 98999Mike
Beth O, Owner at The Siesta Key Oyster Bar, responded to this review

We are so sad to see you write such a review. I was there on French Onion Soup day, and I heard rave reviews on it. We have an executive Chef that takes food quality very seriously. The issues you mentioned would not be allowed to even leave our kitchen. If your experience was not that great, and you are... More 

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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Music, the crowd, and the atmosphere was terrific. The cocktails were good, but service was slow. In addition, the chowder and the main course, A seafood combo, was just average in quality. I like good food and that's what I pay for, so I probably would not return.

Thank Bruce M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242-3309
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-346-5443
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

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