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Ophelia's on the Bay

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9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2919 (Stickney Point Road)
+1 941-349-2212
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to dolphin watch, make sure to make your reservations dockside. Some of the best seafood and scenery fl. has to offer. 🐬

Thank srqdog
Port Charlotte, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived by boat last Friday evening for an early dinner followed by a sunset cruise. On our arrival we were quickly meet and seated. We ordered cocktails and decided on the shrimp cocktail and mussels as appetizers. They were wonderful and arrived within minutes of our placing the order. A few minutes later the waiter returned and took the... More 

1 Thank denispicard2017
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner at Ophelia's in Dec 2016 and absolutely loved it. It's a quaint older building on the water that has great inside and outside seating. The food is great. I've had the steak, the grouper, the crab cakes, everything is really good. We loved it so much we decided to have our wedding there. It was a 45... More 

Thank Mark C
Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best location with outstanding food. It is a great spot for a special occasion, but don't wait. When you are looking for a wonderful meal, Ophelia's has it all.

Thank Sunset47Point
Brookville, New York
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had to return to this establishment after reviewing it approximately one month ago to validate my opinion and evaluate their consistency. Once again, I left extremely impressed and my husband and I enjoyed a truly delightfully dining experience. The ladies that greeted us were especially friendly in spite of our tardiness due to traffic. We were once again seated... More 

Thank jshnr
Youngstown, Ohio
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115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been going to this restaurant for almost 20 years. Anytime I go to Siesta Key ( which is often) it's always on our list. But this is clearly the most disappointing visit to date . First of all, we arrived we were not greeted by the "hostess" but interrogated. "Do you have a reservation?" Of course we did. Then... More 

1 Thank Docsmartie
Falls Church, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Ophelia's. The service and food were wonderful. We had an inside table, right next to the large windows, so we could enjoy the beautiful view.

Thank wmap
Southampton, New York
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201 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here on Saturday and it was so good, we booked Weds for birthday celebration. The location faces the water. We choose to sit inside, although the terrace is inviting. The decor and ambience are that of a 1950s country club. The service is warm and attentive without being obtrusive. The live music was soft and didn't dominate... More 

Thank Mitch R
Cincinnati, Ohio
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

While my mother watched our little ones we snuck away for a romanic dinner at Ophelia's. The service was outstanding and the food and drinks were just as delicious. The view can not be beat! I would definitely recommend a trip to this restaurant if possible. We will be back next year!

Thank casey f
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with a large group. Staff was very accommodating to our group. Food was excellent. Loved the beet salad. Fish was done great. Others had veal and beef dished they liked.

Thank Cindy V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$39
American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?