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The Siesta Key Oyster Bar

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$$ - $$$
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5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, Siesta Key, FL 34242-3309
+1 941-346-5443
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We decided to come here to listen to the live band and to watch the cubs game. The had several tables open to serve us but told us that the game already started and we couldn't be seated?!? Keep in mind we're 33 plus with most of the group being 60 and older. We were NOT drunk or acting crazy.... More 

Thank cdub1382
Nankin, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We always frequent this place when in siesta key. This year we found it has started to go downhill. The cons: the crabcakes got WAY smaller in size than last time. Tasty but small for the price. The once fabulous grouper sandwich was awful this time. Small piece of fish on a bun, and that's it! No lettuce, no tomato,... More 

Thank GypsygirlPenfield
Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The always popular SKOB will make you wait for a table, but on Friday night we only waited about 20 minutes and had drinks at an outdoor table while we waited. We decided to order a few appetizers to share. The raw oysters were delicious. They have premium oysters you can order for a high price, but the regular ones... More 

Thank lizardtiff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Only $7 for 12 Louisiana oysters. Friendly staff, nice to sit outside on a pleasant day. The solo musician was talented.

Thank southerntier
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went for happy hour for the oyster special and also stayed for dinner. All in all, things were very good and the price can't be beat. Would go back for happy hour again.

Thank DOFlightSurg
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great server Adam. Food was very good along with live music. Skob salad. Shrimp n grits as well as fish n chips got there at 6pm plenty of seating n parking

Thank Patrick D
Miami, Florida
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great restaurant. Shrimp tacos are amazing! Service was excellent. Drinks where not watered down. Very quaint and love all the bills decorating the bar. There's live music in the evening. Good for families, couples, and great for groups.. Would definitely come back.

Thank Igalano
Cincinnati, Ohio
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had lunch here on a drizzly Saturday afternoon. The service was good but a tad bit slow, the food was nothing very exciting, basic bar food. The location and the live music was the winner for this place, and the $2.00 draft beers didn't hurt anything either! Overall pretty cool beachy cafe, nice vibe!

Thank Cincygirl3boys
Hawick, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came in here on a Friday night for a drink and stayed till it closed. The place was very busy and buzzing all round. There was live music which gave you the island feel. Great selection of beers on tap and loads of cocktails on the go. Will certainly be back to this lively place.

Thank cujimeScotland
Cape Coral, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Average bar food with a seafood flare. I had the buffalo shrimp, which was really good however several people in my party had the lobster mac and cheese and the lobster didn't taste very good. The service and live music was good.

Thank MustangMiller

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, 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, Siesta Key, FL 34242-3309
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Siesta Key
  • 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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Englewood, Florida
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?