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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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Cape Coral, FL
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed January 31, 2016

Always a good stop at the end of the night for live entertainment. The food is nothing to really write home about but no major complaints.

Thank Cassandra K
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2016

We went there twice during our recent visit to Siesta Key, once for dinner and a couple days later for happy hour and dinner. Friendly staff and very good food. You can't beat the happy hour specials, (our group had several dozen steamed oysters for $7/doz.!) It is located in the Siesta Key Village which was a very nice area,... More 

1 Thank Michael J
Siesta Key, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

Great live music on the deck. As a local I appreciate the quality of the musicians they bring in. Yesterday I had the best Clam Chowder as a teaser for my dozen raw oysters. Always put a dash of hot sauce on both! The oysters were firm and sizable. Service was on point! When your finished walk down to the... More 

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2016

Dinner here during our stay in Siesta Key and we loved it. Nice place, good service (good but not great or attentive) and the food was delicious and plentiful. From the big salad to the sampler platter we loved every bite. We would go again.

Thank Joy J
Wadsworth, Ohio
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165 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

Since I had oysters about a year and a half ago, I just have to try them when available . SKOB came highly rated so we went to the village and got some. They did not disappoint. There was a little work to get them out of their shells, couldn't just tip them in. I also had a side of... More 

Thank Sally S
2 reviews
Reviewed January 28, 2016

Great food, great drinks, and terrific service. Liked it so much the first time, went again few days later and it was just as good. We spent Sunday afternoon there watching the AFC championship game. Adrian was such a great server. Totally made the afternoon an enjoyable one.

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

Thank you for the great review and we will be sure to let Adrian know you enjoyed his hospitality! We thrive to bring you a great experience. More 

Middletown, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2016

Stayed one block off Ocean Blvd specifically to be able to walk to the bars/restaurants in Siesta Key. Perused most, but ended up at SKOB two nights for music and drinks. Had already eaten, so did not try the menu other than an appetizer of fried crawfish tails (which was good). Music was good and the open air seating felt... More 

1 Thank Charlie S
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

Laurie is the greatest server! She was knowledgable, patient with all our questions, and so energetic! The food was yummy, but she made the experience great and fun!! We had the hogfish tacos and we each tried the key lime pie, cheesecake and the dessert of the day...fried grits with cinnamon and ice cream. Thanks for a fun afternoon!

1 Thank Tracy W
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2016

Went to happy hour and had fantastic oysters at the best price in all of Sarasota. I had 2 dozen for $7 a dozen. The bar is very quaint and there is more money on the wall than you can count. It is the place to be on Siesta Key from 3-6 every day.

1 Thank Victor K
Rockford, Illinois
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182 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a drink and ordered a couple appetizers to go with it. The grouper fingers are quite good and the smoked salmon flatbread was very yummy. The key lime pie is served in a jar and is ok. They have a decent selection of beer, and there is outside seating. This is an "old Florida" beach-y kind... More 

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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, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, 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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