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The Siesta Key Oyster Bar

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5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, Siesta Key, FL 34242-3309
+1 941-346-5443
9:00 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The oysters were underwhelming. We should've taken the advice of another review we read about the raw oysters not being fresh...we ordered them anyway and were not impressed. The rest of our food (grouper, crab cake, shrimp) was very good though.

Thank Emily S
Venice, Florida
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193 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is your typical tourist outdoor seating casual seafood eatery on the island. A real low key atmosphere, cold beer, lots of people and some good seafood. All in all the food is good, the prices are reasonable and you are right in the thick of things that draw people to this special little key island. A nice place for... More 

Thank mr49phil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I do nto eat oysters but I do bring people here who love them & they are happy. Dinners are all good & well prepared. Good music but it is loud on the deck to have a dinner conversation.

Thank cousinbobby
Daytona Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was referred to this restaurant from a friend and it did not disappoint. I had the blackened tuna and it was amazing. The service was great. Will definitely go back.

Thank mar2000fl
Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there on our honeymoon, and SKOB was always a "must" on our lists of places to eat, as we vacation at Siesta Key twice a year. Our server was friendly, however, I ordered (as always) their famous fish tacos, which blow me away every time I've had them...and even this visit too. This is what upset me. The... More 

Thank amyharding81
Penndel, PA
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped here after hitting the beach and were so glad we did! Had oysters, grouper bites (yum!), tuna - with ice cold Coronas. Wonderful after a day in the hot sun!! Will definitely come back here on our next trip.

Thank MomofShadow
Englewood, Florida
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant is known for their good food and walls and ceiling covered with dollar bills!! Lavender mojito was very refreshing. Guacamole egg rolls very good, but overpriced for the amount you get. Shrimp and grits very good along with grilled shrimp, crab cake and fish plate were very good.

Thank Terri B
Bradley Beach, New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ceviche was excellent and so was the service. They also have good happy hour deals and live music. Cool place

Thank Jenie021
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Live music was good, not great, but very acceptable. Not too loud either. Oysters were good, although in a dozen there were 4 that were too small to be considered oysters. Ceviche was good, but the star was the grilled grouper tacos - most excellent!

Thank Raymond F
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love siesta key village with the abundance of restaurants and quaint shops. We stopped at SKOB for a snack. The oysters on the half shell were excellent. Chilled and fresh. Nothing fancy just a cozy bar/ restaurant with good food. Best to go when the snow birds have flown north to avoid long waits.

Thank Larabob

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?