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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“diver scallops” (12 reviews)
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9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2919
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very popular restaurant on siesta key. On the bay side, with water view. Some outdoor seating. Parking is valet only.the appetizers are easily large enough to share for the whole table. Extensive wine selection but pricey. Service was prompt and pleasant and knowledgeable. We have...More

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last night John and I and Christine and Bob (sister and brother-in-law) went to Ophelia's for dinner. We entered and had a table by the window in the bay with a beautiful view. Our waitress arrived with the menu and a great explanation of all...More

Thank Peptobiz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reservations are a must! There is a bar Happy Hour that is a first come basis. The seating inside or out, could be chilly and windy but the view of the bay is great. The service was exceptional. Great wine list. All of the appetizers...More

Thank Larry R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Starting with parking which is valet only and thus adds to the expensive cost of dinner. Wine list had a decent selection but way overpriced. I had lobster bisque and the scallops. Wifey had two apps - tuna tartare and crab cakes. Guess what these...More

Thank Mac S
Daniel O, Executive Chef at Ophelia's on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mac, Although we're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your bisque and attentive service, we're sorry to hear you didn't walk away satisfied. It’s important to note that we use hand-crafted, fresh ingredients and seafood, which means our prices may be a little higher...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good. Busy place. The key lime pie was amazing. Will be back to eat here on our stay in siesta key.

Thank smileyholly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for my wife’s birthday. For a celebratory dinner, I thought it was overpriced and nothing special. The views are bayside, not gulf side and not all that attractive. All in all, somewhat disappointing.

Thank jimstark47
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it is on water, it is not a special view. Only offers valet parking however they are prompt. Staff is exceptional and did not miss a beat. Menu offers a nice variety. Dishes are presented beautifully and were excellent. Escargot and eggplant for appetizers....More

Thank m b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took my mother-in-law to Ophelia's for her 91st birthday based on Internet reviews. We all ordered the boulabaise described as being loaded with Maine lobster, shrimp, corvina, calamari, and scallops and Ophelia's signature dish by the waiter. Priced at $45, it was Ophelia's most...More

Thank Louis P
Daniel O, Executive Chef at Ophelia's on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Louis, While we're delighted that you picked Ophelia's for the special occasion, we're sorry to hear you weren’t a fan of our food. We strive to impress all of our guests with a wide variety of great tasting, fresh food, and are very sorry...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place. Old school charm. Great place to take a date or someone special. Had the special and it was really great. Must see the view. There was an ospray nest with live ospray. Fun to watch. We had the key lime pie...More

Thank scotfoster11275
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant is located in a beautiful area. Valet Parking. Quiet surroundings. We were greeted immediately and all servers greeted us when we were within a few feet of them. Our server, Doug, was gracious and knowledgeable about the wines and menu. We had the Caesar...More

Thank db2kp
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Questions & Answers
Susan M
20 January 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.
Cheryl W
11 December 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
US$27 - US$39
Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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.
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