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The Siesta Key Oyster Bar

5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242-3309
+1 941-346-5443
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (546 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242-3309
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Reviewed March 23, 2016

Down In siesta for 7 days and stopped here four times. Wonderful place to stop for oysters......especially during their happy hour. If you time it just right there is no wait, otherwise wait times can be twenty minutes plus and even much longer to sit...More

Thank Ohana6
Reviewed March 23, 2016

A very fun place to have a meal. We were there during spring break, so things were crowded. In spite of this, staff was very accommodating. I was impressed with how well our waitress dealt with the pressure, went out of her way to make...More

Thank ChesapeakeSkipper
Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

A really good lunch of local, seafood cuisine including oysters & seafood tacos. Service was friendly but somewhat inattentive. Few kid friendly food choices. Limited indoor seating options when weather chilly.

Thank Dustin B
Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Fun place with great food! There was live music outside but we sat inside. Inside was a fun atmosphere with dollar bills stapled all over the ceiling and wars- which my kids thought was so cool!! Shrimp and raw oysters were wonderful! Definitely would recommend...More

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

We spent a rainy day here on the deck having drinks and oysters and had a blast!!!! Live music, cold beer, cold oysters and a really cool staff make this place impossible to beat!!!!

Thank Chucknobes
Reviewed March 21, 2016

Great place for a relaxed, fun meal - we like eating at the bar. You may have to wait but it is worth it - great service, live music and the food is very good, especially the oysters. Wine and beer selection is also impressive....More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

I will caveat that we visited this place on st Patrick's day so they were packed. We ordered 12 oysters. They were tasty but very small. To their credit, when we asked for two more to cover down on the two ridiculously small ones, they...More

Thank tpasa
Beth O, Owner at The Siesta Key Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2016

Thank you for visiting. Your review confused me as I tried to see how we could have made your visit better. I personally reviewed the Oysters on Thursday and they seemed large to me. But, in any batch small ones can slip in. Our staff...More

Reviewed March 18, 2016

The S.K. oyster bar is #1 for happy hour. It has been consistent for a dz. oysters, if your a fan, for $7.00. 3-5:00PM. Good food, very casual, daily entertainment. A good local bar to catch and see what the locals are doing. 14 years...More

Thank Bill O
Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Oysters were so small and a few dhells were empty. Complained to waitress who did give us additional oysters but still so small. Also ordered the seafood boil which everything overcooked especially the mussels.

Thank redlap2003
Beth O, Owner at The Siesta Key Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2016

It appears you and the other reviewer from Baltimore chose to both write a bad review. This is disheartening to a restaurant that works hard to please our guests in every-way possible. We heard you the first review.

Reviewed March 17, 2016

Great oysters, reasonable prices and a fun place to be at. Our one dollar bill from 2 years ago is till on the wall and the ambiance and fun is still there.

Thank suedegrandis
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Yerson G
July 4, 2017|
Response from MrsKKC | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry! I wasn't near the Internet over the holiday. I hope you had a great visit!
Sam G
April 10, 2017|
Response from Stephanie B |
the kitchen closes at 11pm Sunday-Thursday and at Midnight on Friday and Saturday.
March 19, 2017|
Response from Christie R | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
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
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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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