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Ophelia's on the Bay

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9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2919 (Stickney Point Road)
+1 941-349-2212
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is not a all you can eat brunch. You order from the menu and included is a momism and a table with fresh fruit and pastries. It is more pricey then a eggs and bacon breakfast, but the food is so much better, it was very enjoyable and well worth the extra money.

Thank Jill G
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful view, good food, and excellent service. From the cars in the parking lot, it felt like a place to see and be seen.

1 Thank poochie125
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for our two year anniversary. First time there. Received comp. champagne. Gorgeous view overlooking the water. Service was great. Food was excellent. Hats off to the chef. Bravo!!

1 Thank Patrick D
Palmyra, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a very nice dinner here. Started at the bar, seated on the water, then got chased to under the veranda due to pending storm (which never happened) Our server was on top of the weather and suggested to move under cover. Our food was very good.I had rack of lamb and my husband had duck two ways. Both... More 

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Emporia, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were seated in the out door dining area where we watched a dolphin as we dined. Superb waiter and food was excellent. It is a very relaxing restaurant with a lot of local charm. Would not hesitate to recommend for special occasions, and weather permitting, would certainly recommend the outdoor dining area. Reservations are a must because it is... More 

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Avon, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I have been coming here while on vacation on Siesta key for about 12 years. If you can reserve a water front table in the evening, it is a beautiful spot to spend a pleasant evening. Varied menu with something for the seafood or the meat lover. Well prepared, interesting flavor combinations. Attentive wait staff. This last... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tonight we came over to the West Coast to visit family and thought we'd find a nice dinner before we did. We called and spoke to someone named "Les". He said come in and ask for me and I'll get you a table. We arrived and Les was warm, friendly and extremely professional. We chose an out door table and... More 

1 Thank Dan S
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Ophelia's to celebrate our 30th anniversary.. It was lovely. The food was amazing and our waiter was great. He was attentive without being overbearing. He also brought us each a glass of champagne to celebrate our night. That was such a nice touch. The views of the bay are amazing from anywhere in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some friends and I were visiting Siesta Key for the weekend and a local resident recommended this place. We were seated out back on the patio overlooking the water. With the lanterns, gardens and live music the setting was delightful. Our server was excellent (wish I could remember her name!) The butternut squash lobster bisque, Gulf hog snapper, and bananas... More 

1 Thank Abigail G
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant is overlooking the lagoon. We had dinner outside near the water, it was beautiful and quiet. Awesome menu, everything we had was delicious, I would recommend the Mahi mahi. Service was also spectacular. It is a bit pricy, and parking is sketchy. They do valet parking, though it's not immediately clear.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$27 - $39
American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2919
    (Stickney Point Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Siesta Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-349-2212
Ophelia's on the Bay is one of Sarasota's premier fine dining waterfront restaurants. Enjoy beautiful vistas of Little Sarasota Bay, from the floor-to-ceiling windows that line the dining room. Or join us for al fresco dining on our open-air patio, as the dolphins and manatee swim by. Winner of many awards both locally and nationally, including an Excellence rating from Zagat as well as being listed as the number one restaurant in America in Power and Motoryacht Magazine for dock and dine. Ophelia's on the Bay has also been voted most romantic, best waterfront and best restaurant with a view by its loyal customers. The menu changes nightly using fresh and seasonal ingredients, fresh fish flown in from all over the world and specialty meats. There is certainly something for every palate! We feature an extensive wine list, specialty martinis, as well as a full bar. Family owned and operated for over 27 years, we have an experienced staff that prides itself on exemplary service.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?