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Ophelia's on the Bay

9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2919
+1 941-349-2212
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“beet salad” (11 reviews)
“scallops” (70 reviews)
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American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2919
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The food was very good, we arrived early and waited a bit for the rest of our party of seven but were seated right away The waiter was nice, but not very attentive. The grouper was fantastic, escargots were greatt. Scallops were excellent. Tuna tataki...More

Thank PatriziaItaly
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Right by the water. If you are a couple ask for the lower deck. Food was very nice and compliments the setting. Well worth a visit

Thank lucydogKent
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably the nicest restaurant on Siesta Key. The sea food was esquisite and service was first class.

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best part about this restaurant is the view. Right near an osprey nest in in intercoastal waterway, the view is beautiful. The food was very good, not exceptional, but very good.

Thank Tana M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent and you can choose to sit inside at comfortable tables, outside on the porch or right along the waters edge. Waterside dining doesn't get any better than this. Ophelia's is bayside on Siesta Key with free valet parking, gracious and friendly...More

Thank 10,950
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a wonderful restaurant with excellent service. The food was amazing and the view of the bay from the outside waterfront eating deck was breathtaking!

Thank jheintz9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ophelia's on the Bay is a beautiful restaurant located on the south end of Siesta Key with an upscale feel, but a casual atmosphere. It offers many choices of chef created seafood dinners and other options. You can enjoy a romantic dinner for two or...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We couldn't be happier with Ophelia's. Whenever you go it becomes a special occasion. The eggplant crepes are like nothing you've ever had. The crab cakes are to die for. They are served atop a fried green tomato. There is nothing you could order that...More

Thank Howard W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband took me here a few days ago on my surprise birthday trip. We made reservations for us here. It was wonderful. The view was pretty. The wait staff was knowledgable and very helpful. I had an amazing piece of snapper and my husband...More

Thank Sylvia C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot fault the Sunday Brunch. Went there to celebrate a 60th birthday and it was brilliant! Waiter was superb with good advice on the menu, food was excellent and as for the setting......wonderful! Don't miss out on this place if you get the chance!

Thank Martin L
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Susan M
Is this the same Ophelia's that used to be located next to Publix on 41 near Nokomis Post office?
January 19, 2017|
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Response from Daniel O | Property representative |
No we are unrelated. Originally that was a family member of the previous owner here. Unfortunately that restaurant changed hands and went out of business.
Can Ophelia's accommodate someone with serious celiac disease-must be gluten free with no cross contamination? Barbara
December 20, 2015|
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Cheryl W
Can I get a gift certificate online or over the phone?
December 10, 2015|
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Response from Edward O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Ophelia's sells their gift certificates at the restaurant, on-line and over the phone (941-349-2212)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$27 - $39
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, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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
  • E-mail
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.