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Myakka River Oyster Bar

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121 Playmore Dr, Venice, FL 34293-7508
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venice, Florida
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188 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for dinner wanting top try something new. They advertise 99 cent sangria on the weekends, it is not worth that price. It tasted like diluted fruit punch totally lacking flavor or fresh fruit. I ordered fish & chips, cooked well but lacking flavor. I am not sure if it was the fish or the batter. The fries... More 

Thank mr49phil
Waterford, Michigan
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fish & oysters are fresh and local. Don't even get me started on the hush puppies, I could eat many, many helpings of those delicious bites! The views are ever changing, the river provides lots to observe. Good for families & large groups. We had dinner with our parents and then came back the next weekend for the fresh... More 

Thank Michelle A
Key West, Florida
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294 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great view on the water. Our server Kim was SO helpful she knew all the good recommendations on the menu. The hush puppies were the best I've ever had since I was a kid. The prices are reasonable. I even had sangria on special today for 99 cents a glass, and it was probably 8oz. They also had other great... More 

Thank Diamond3650
Venice, Florida
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've lived in Venice for over 2 years and never got up the courage to stop in. Doesn't look like much from 41...we were wrong. Nice staff. The food was way better than anything around here, at least the fish was. I'll try some cow the next time and get back with you. Drinks are less than most places. And,... More 

Thank Dan H
Venice, Florida
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small restaurant on the Myakka River. Inside or outside dining. If you don't want to sit at a picnic table be sure to request a regular table. I go there fairly often and always have good food and good service. During 'season' getting a seat may be a challenge but it is worth the wait. I love... More 

Thank Chickstam
Newnan, Georgia
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93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Located on the Myakka river, just off 41. Good food at reasonable prices. Good service. Like many seafood restaurants in the Sarasota/Venice area it it somewhat dated, but still a nice place for a seafood dinner.

Thank diberg1
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Our family of three had fried shrimp and either fish or scallops. The food was good and the prices are very reasonable. We would have been happy to pay a few dollars extra for bigger portions. I rated this place a 4. Not good enough for a 5.

Thank glenmc24
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

The location on the river is very nice. The restaurant shows its age but the prices are in the moderate range. The quality of the food was in line with the prices.

Thank travelermd09
Watchung, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

The best baked fish. Best outdoor seating. Friendly staff. Lisa was the best server. Had the best time. Wonderful and will like to visit again.

Thank Tarrunumn
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

This is a great place just off the 41 between South Venice and Warm Mineral Springs. We pulled into this place because on this trip we decided that we would not just visit our usual haunts and we were really glad we did. Nothing special inside as its kind of old styly with Formica topped tables and benches but the... More 

Thank Steve S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Playmore Dr, Venice, FL 34293-7508
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: 941-423-9616

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?