We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.

Ophelia's on the Bay

Certificate of Excellence
American, International, Contemporary
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2919 (Stickney Point Road)
+1 941-349-2212
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

876 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 863: English reviews
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the moment our car was valeted until the moment we left the restaurant, the service was impeccable. Our seating was outside (as requested) by the water fountain, directly under a fan, overlooking the bay on a beautiful July evening. You could not request better ambience!. Our server was knowledgeable, made excellent appetizer and entree suggestions, wine pairings and explained... More 

Thank Lynda123261
Level Contributor
17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was my birthday, and I had heard this was a very good restaurant. We sat outside, and watched at least a dozen dolphins entertain us. I had the mussels appetizer, and between the hearty helping, and the wonderful baked garlic, artesian bread, I couldn't finish my dinner (yum leftovers). They have a good wine selection as well. Service was... More 

Thank Stephanie E
Alexandria, Virginia
Level Contributor
69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are more and more fine dining options in Sarasota and environs. None is better than Ophelia's. Yes, there is a great view of the Bay and even the occasional manatee spotting. And the service is spot on and the waitstaff give great recommendations. But the standout is the food. We shared an appetizer (very large portions) of eggplant dish,... More 

Thank Cinandran
Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The service was excellent; the food presentation was exceptional ! Both Fish Dinners were super delicious. Shared dessert was just about the best we have ever had! Seriously considering having daughter's wedding or rehearsal dinner here- it was that lovely of an experience!

Thank Donna232323
Bradenton, Florida
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We recently had a wonderful 3-course price-fixed dinner (Savor Sarasota). Each of the courses were delicious. The views are very nice as the restaurant is situated right on Sarasota Bay...plenty of outdoor as well as indoor dining.

Thank Hilde-Rich O
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
1,737 reviews
946 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have vacationed on Siesta Key near Sarasota, Florida, for more than 30 years. We have watched the town expand, the tourist trade grow and the retail shops multiple. Most of all, we have been amazed by the rising number of quality restaurants. Trust us, Sarasota is a great restaurant town. On our most recent visit, we... More 

Thank Taylor B
Level Contributor
117 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

"It was the best of times. It was the worst of times." I don't give negative reviews and I'm not going to start here after an amazing meal with wonderful service, but oh that bartender. Bad note to end. I have been checking this beautiful waterfront restaurant for over a decade and their chef is amazing. The three seafood dishes... More 

Thank Jeff W
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for their happy hour which is unbelievable. The prices are almost half off the regular appetizers and the drink prices are also very affordable. The location is off the beaten path but worth the drive. It's at the southern most end of siesta key. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We will definitely go back again and... More 

Thank Larabob
Covington, Georgia
Level Contributor
28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there for a romantic dinner for me and my husband while vacationing in town. The view and scenery are top notch- make sure you ask for a table at the window (or if you like eating outside that is a great choice for sure). The food was very elegant, fresh and very good. I would definitely recommend this... More 

Thank ddixon217
Stafford, Virginia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the greeting at our entrance to the menu and wait staff this is the most prententious place I've been. The food was interesting and tasty but certainly not worth the price. It's not a comfortable place to dine. If you are looking for great food, beautiful scenic view and attentive wait staff this is not the place. Try the... More 

Thank appletree40

Travelers who viewed Ophelia's on the Bay also viewed


Been to Ophelia's on the Bay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$27 - $39
American, International, Contemporary
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, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ophelia's on the Bay and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Huntsville, Alabama

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Ophelia's on the Bay staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?