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The Siesta Key Oyster Bar

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$$ - $$$
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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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Danville, Kentucky, United States
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Several of us went to SKOB during their happy hour. We had to wait an unduly long time to be seated. The hostess/bussing staff seemed very unorganized. Finally, though, we were seated. Our servers were polite, and our food was VERY good. Some tried oysters for the first time, some ordered their favorite seafood, and some of us non-seafood folks... More 

Thank Rita B
Webster, New York
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was great. Happy hour is perfect with a 7.00 crayfish boil or oysters! I had the chopped salad and my husband had the grouper sandwich. There were 6 of us who ordered and all enjoyed their meals.

Thank nikab513
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

SKOB is a great Village spot with live music, good food, drinks and atmosphere. A bunch of us went and had a great time.

Thank Marc C
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141 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were seated at a filthy table, then got the eye roll when we asked if it could be cleaned off and wiped down. Never had the opportunity to order a second drink, as our server disappeared. Won't return. Too many other great places to eat at.

Thank Kim T
Santa Rosa
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74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent spot for cold water oysters. I loved the Bloody Mary granita that was offered as an accompaniment. A nice twist on the typical condiments. The only complaint is the long twig of fresh horseradish that's used as a garnish. I'd prefer it shaved or grated so I can actually eat it. As presented its too large, hard and fiberous... More 

Thank CJ707
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went last week for lunch. We had Malpeque oysters from P. E. I. Canada. They were clean and briny...delish. Service was excellent.

Thank Carol E
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't get to this place as often as we wanted as it was always busy. When we did get in it was really good food and service. I would recommend this place.

Thank Fred D
Bolton Landing, United States
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always great food and drinks, especially the oysters. Peak hours can get very noisy so we always opt for mid afternoon. Nice deck to people watch and have delicious eats!

Thank Robert C
Management response:

Thank you for your review! We appreciate it and look forward to having you again! More 

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We waited over 20 minutes after being seated to have a waitress take our drink order, over 10 minutes to receive that drink, then over 20 minutes again to get the food we ordered. Waitress never checked back with us to see if everything was ok, thus we never got to order a second drink. It took 15 minutes to... More 

Thank SheriTuz
Management response:

We always appreciate feedback and thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am so sorry that you had a bad experience due to slow service and would like to be able to address the situation. If you are willing to share more information: when you were here and/or who your server...even what you ordered helps me... More 

Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A dozen fresh oysters for $7 between 3-6pm everyday. Served quickly. Enjoy with cucumber jalapeno margarita.

Thank lmbeebs

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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
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
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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Peoria, Illinois
Englewood, Florida
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?