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Myakka River Oyster Bar

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121 Playmore Dr, Venice, FL 34293-7508
+1 941-423-9616
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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212 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just off Tamiami Tr, in North Port, this local bar and restaurant is a good place to go for a quick easy casual meal. Plenty of parking but be prepared to wait if it is busy. Turn over is quick. Food is normal seafood, fried food, southern style...with plenty to choose from. Beer on tap from the bar....this place is... More 

Thank saltsy372
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I call this place a pearl, because of the fantastic oysters and relaxing, maritime atmosphere. En route further south on Route 41 (Tamiami Trail), we spotted this little gem. Personally, I prefer the straightforward name (Myakka River Oyster Bar) to the trendy names today (e.g., numbers for the name of a restaurant, or single-word, vaguely foreign-sounding titles, or perhaps a... More 

Thank Dottyeyes
Rochester, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The view of you and the river was nice, place always looks busy. We had to try it. The food is fair at best, much like Gortons seafood. The waitress was nice until she spilled a cup of red sauce on someone's lap at the table and then blamed one of the patrons at the table!!! Really?

Thank Karin C
Galena, Ohio, United States
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158 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Something has changed and it wasn't for the better. Way too much sauce on the Blue Cheese fish dinner; couldn't taste the fish. The horseradish crusted fish was tasteless. Very little horseradish flavor and the fish was bland.

Thank MSL9965
Oshawa, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went there with friends who love seafood and they loved it They have a good menu if you don't care for seafood also.

Thank jabakaraoke
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lisa our freindly server was wonderful with helping us with the different types of fish and how they were served. The fish was so fresh and a large portion. We never had hush puppies before and enjoyed them. Great place to eat and prices very reasonable. The place is rustic and all seating has water views.

Thank Janice C
Venice, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our waitress, Kim was especially delightful and made our evening even more enjoyable! The food was very good and had choices for everyone.

Thank lbarnes99
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thought since it's in such a lovely spot, right on the river, they'd have fresh fish. When we asked our waitress this, the answer was an unequivocal "no". After rubber fish and having to ask for silverware, and getting our own napkins, I doubt we'll be back.

Thank Jo D
Venice, Florida
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go here for your choice of value priced 'seafood' , burger and sandwich entrees. We like their specials like Wednesday night 'Baked Haddock' and Sunday 'Walleye' with the peel your own shrimp appetizer. You need to find your own likes. I would skip their clam strips and their 'hokey' 10oz beers. Go for 16oz Yuengling, great with their every meal... More 

Thank Hugh L
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the salmon with dill sauce, outstanding!!! Winter sangria went well with it. Nice table overlooking the river and it's activities.

Thank Cheryl G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Playmore Dr, Venice, FL 34293-7508
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-423-9616

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