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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful Bayside deck. Amazing service. Keylime pie and peanut butter mousse pie we're awesome. We had filet mignonette, rack of lamb, and duck 3 ways which were all really good. Their eggplant crapes were amazing and crab cakes chock-full of lump crab .The only negative and a very minor one was the creamed spinach on everyone's plate. It came out... More 

Thank Stacey W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The wonderful food arrived two hours after we sat down for dinner on a Monday night so I'm not sure what peak hours and peak days would be like. Expensive but good food. If you book through any service be sure follow up with a call otherwise you won't get the outdoor seating as an option. Sadly we were inside... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were visiting friends close by the restaurant and went here almost on the spur of the moment (did get a reservation). We were seated on the outside deck which was fabulous since it overlooked the water. Very delightful. The menu, as you would suspect, leans toward seafood. All of the dishes were great; especially my grouper. It was fresh... More 

Thank Cookiebob
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The decor could certainly use a bit of updating. The bar staff were exceptional and interactive - service was very good. Enjoyable to be able to sit outside.

Thank Sarah K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our party of 12 really enjoyed the Sunday Brunch. We sat outside & had a beautiful view of the bay. Several of us had their special bloody Mary's which included shrimp, bacon & celery. The shrimp & grits were perfectly spiced. The eggs Benedict on fried green tomatoes were delicious. Everyone loved the food & appreciated the complimentary dessert bar... More 

Thank Donna U
Osterville, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the valets to the building to the staff and menu selections, this place is tired. Staff didn't seem to care if we were there or not. The hostesses just said "reservation?" as we entered and sent us to the bar since we were ten minutes early. Seated on time, outdoors in uncomfortable wire chairs for which there were "not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Saturday evening dinner here was delicious starting with the mussels which were outstanding. I had the scallops and shrimp.....oh so good It was a bit chilly outdoors, so bring a sweater and you'll be just fine

Thank Sandra J
Longboat Key, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is fantastic and our food server, Annette, pared equally well with dinner. So why "Average"? Sit down and read: We arrived very early (can't time traffic in high season) and were told we would be seated at our reservation time. Not a problem. I can kill 35 minutes at the bar easily. The bar has 5 chair and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Surprised that this only made #9 out of top 20. Perhaps the $$$$ is little prohibitive to some, but a splurge every now and then, including special occasions would justify the prices. The food itself is phenomenal, with an ever changing menu based on locally sourced / fresh foods. We started off with the drunken lobster bisque (which was a... More 

Thank peter p
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful old home converted into a lovely restaurant on the water with fantastic food and service. Upscale but resort casual attire. Reservations recommended and the patio is most desirable if the weather is nice. GREAT lobster bisque. Crab cakes were scrumptious--except the fried green tomatoes that they are served with were too thick, too green and hard. Another guest had... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?