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Ophelia's on the Bay

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American, International, Contemporary
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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
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was looking for a nice outdoor seating restaurant, while I may have found that with a decent view it was far from what I expected. First off, the view, nice, not anything perfect, outdoor seating is about the same, nothing special. Dead when we went, poor atmosphere. Felt underclass when we walked in, being stared at by everyone and I... More 

1 Thank Joe A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently visited for Christmas holiday. Our waiter was very helpful and friendly. Great atmosphere right on the bay. It's absolutely beautiful. Food and drinks were great! And I got engaged there!! 😊

Thank Elizabeth G
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food in a charming location on the water. Ask for a table outside on the bay to fully enjoy Ophelia's. The views are beautiful and calming. I have enjoyed both scallops and salmon as main courses at different times. Each time the chef did a different preparation. I won't even try to say which was best! All were exceptional!... More 

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a table for four people and the food was special and the server did a great job.We will return soon.

Thank phil B
Siesta Key, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have money to spend and like meat and seafood, this is a great place for you. Definitely not for vegetarians, like me. It's at the far South end of Siesta Key and very nicely decorated, even romantic. The drive down Midnight Pass Road is a fun experience--passing gorgeous multi-million dollar mansions between small little old houses. Graceful tree... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My best friend treated me and another friend for dinner here, and let me tell you, it was outstanding! The mussels I ordered as my appetizer were as amazing as I raved about last year. The size and the taste are just out of this world. My one friend ordered the Lobster Bisque and my other friend started with Calamari... More 

4 Thank mamamia70
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here last night for our anniversary and it was amazing. Highly recommend the tuna! Definitely one of our top ten meals.

Thank Erin G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 4 visited July 4th. We had the Mako, shrimp, grouper and filet all were really good! Although the view outside was very nice, once food comes so do the flies! So I recommend sitting indoors. Enjoyed dessert..chocolate chess pie and the triple chocolate!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding food and beautiful view. Our server was delightful. The parking is problematic as I don't want to valet my car as they insisted therefore I needed to park a distance away in the public parking space which is hit or miss. Eggplant appetizer is outstanding, the tuna entree is over the top delicious and cooked to perfection. The hostess... More 

Thank Susan T
Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Ophelia's and we were very impressed. All the staff members work together to provide an impeccable experience from cocktails to dessert. We arrived without a reservation and were seated within five minutes. The food was delicious and there was a top notch wine selection. A special mention should go to the bartender, she went... More 

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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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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.

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