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Myakka River Oyster Bar

121 Playmore Dr, Venice, FL 34293-7508
+1 941-423-9616
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“oysters” (42 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
121 Playmore Dr, Venice, FL 34293-7508
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Having had positive seafood dining in the past at Myakka River Oyster Bar, we felt let down when inviting guests to a hoped for positive waterside experience. The mussels had a fishy taste to our guests dismay. Two others ordered teensy Norfolk scallops which were...More

Thank pamela092
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, don't let the building fool you, the food is much better than the building would indicate. Next comment, fantastic view of the river! Reserve a window table!! Next comment...if you can, ask for Leslie as your waitress! She's excellent! Very efficient, quick...More

Thank SchneiderGuy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had oysters for an appetizer. They were very fresh and juicy and a good size. We shared the fried clams also. They were good with tarter sauce. I had coconut shrimp shrimp for an entree . I liked the dipping sauce that came with...More

Thank SusanK815
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch with my wife recently on a Friday for our anniversary. My first time here, my wife had previously eaten here. Very nice setting overlooking the Myakka River. Food was good and well prepared. Fast service and friendly staff. My only minor complaint is...More

Thank thetowguy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t wait to go back. Oh my the horseradish crusted baked fish was out of this world. My husband and I shared the dinner.....I was hoping he wouldn’t finish his so I could....lol. I will definitely go back.

Thank naidapv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been visiting this restaurant for over 20 years. It's not fancy, but it sure is good. Their clam chowder is some of the best in the area (according to companions), and their gumbo is awesome. Grouper nuggets were great.

Thank kirby d
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The food and drinks are good and you might see an alligator while you are eating. Outside seating, screened in water seating.

Thank Ava S
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Go here very year for the HoJo clams, which I used to eat at Howard Johnson's when I was a kid. Love the atmosphere right on the river. Also always get oysters.

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 20 August 2017

the place is very dated but has great views. we ordered one of the specials and were abit shocked when our food came out. the portions were so small!! i have had appetizers that had more food than these dinners. we left the place hungry...More

Thank magicbus224
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Took two elderly relatives there for lunch the other day. It was a very pleasant experience. The restaurant is bright and very clean, right on the river. So nice. Hostess and waitress were very attentive and welcoming. Menu was good and varied, even hamburgers! The...More

Thank bjg207
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Response from MyakkaManager | Property representative |
Yes we are hiring, back of house and front of house, please go to our web site, Myakkariveroysterbar to fill in an application. Thank you for your interest.
6 January 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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: +1 941-423-9616
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