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The Siesta Key Oyster Bar

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5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242-3309
+1 941-346-5443
09:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for a drink and to listen to some live music! Both were very good. The food smells amazing, but we had just ate dinner so didn't try any. Fun little place to gather with friends!

Thank Maureen P
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friend wanted oysters on this trip & I am a land lubber. SKOB had happy hour while we were there, but she got the garlic-parmesan oysters & she said it was the best meal while in Florida! I had the best hamburger I've ever had in a seafood place, or many other steak houses. Excellent fries, too-what do they... More 

Thank ditravels
North Carolina
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to hang out! Laid back atmosphere on the outdoor patio. Great playlist and happy hour for drinks and oysters from 3-6pm. John took great care of us. There is an indoor area for the chillier nights. Definitely return when in the area.

Thank Gregg C
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited the Siesta Key Oyster Bar in November 2016 for Happy Hour after a day of paddle boarding. Great draft beer selection and friendly staff. The main dining area is covered with $1 bills, with signatures and saying on them. Must be 1,000s of them!. We ate on the patio and enjoyed fresh oysters. They have a ceviche dish made... More 

Thank ChicagoTraveler015
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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309 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where we go as soon as we begin our holiday in Siesta Key - and it never fails to disappoint. A nice cold beer and skinny colada cocktail - lovely. Calamari and grouper bites were delicious and staff friendly with a great band on too.

Thank Cathy S
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was spot on and the music matched. Great oysters fish tacos and tuna sushi. The band was lively and fun. If you are in Siesta Key you have to go here. Dread head gave EXCELLENT service and was right on all night. Great place

Thank anthwill
Atlanta, Georgia
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303 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a group of 12 and started the evening here. The bartenders are great and all the $ pinned on the ceiling quirky but fun. Try the jalapeño margaritas.

Thank Mike H
Kanata, ON
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

According to locals and visitors alike, this is the place to go in Siesta Key. But really what for? The food is okay at best, our server was lost and eating beside somebody's dog is not my idea of a great night out. Simply put there are better choices. I know this review will not be popular with the local... More 

Thank John R
Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good vibe - great for drinks, but food not so good. Happy hour oysters were OK, but ceviche duo was pretty tasteless and not good value for $14. Plenty of other choices for food nearby, come here for drinks only.

Thank BlackberryGin
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Freshest steamed and raw oysters served fast. Live music and family atmosphere. I would definitely return here next time.

Thank atlgirl53

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242-3309
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-346-5443
Siesta Key Oyster Bar is THE Hot Spot in Siesta Key Village! Come in and join us for great food, fresh oysters, cold beer, live music, and tons of fun!Siesta Key Oyster Bar (or as the locals call it "SKOB") is the hangout with the laidback, beachy atmosphere that will get you right into the Island Spirit. When you're at SKOB you feel right at home, like you're hanging out with good friends on your back patio (although chances are the ceiling of your patio is not covered in dollar bills).One of the things that sets SKOB apart from the other bars in Siesta Key Village is that we have some of the best food on the Key.Join us for Crustacean Happy Hour, every day from 3-6.1/2 price Oysters and Crawfish

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