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The Siesta Key Oyster Bar

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5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242-3309
+1 941-346-5443
11:00 - 00:00
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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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Sarasota, Florida
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You hh. Great location, Extremely noisy and very difficult to hear what each other were saying, and also parking was scarce. Otherwise this was a very good restaurant. After a long day at the beach and working up a good appetite I appreciated the greattasting and bellly -filling meal. I had a shrimp dinner. Nice, sized and excellent shrimp.

Thank Mike S
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent meal with matched staff. Would definately recommend the meals and the place is unique. Great Time!

Thank 406patricem
Siesta Key, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited SKOB many times over the last year... brunch, lunch, dinner, after- hour drinks. This is by far my favorite bar on Siesta Key. The bartenders all rock --Gabe, Kellie, Logan, Angie, on and on. They are all amazing. This is not a normal bar food kind of place either. SKOB's new menu also is a wonderful addition for... More 

Thank ljaye200
Sarasota, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Want a local watering hole with GREAT food, service, live music and atmosphere? SKOB is the place. It's not fancy but the food is GREAT. Located in Siesta Key Village, parking is lean, but there is a free municipal lot behind the block across the street. Worth the walk and worth the wait. Don't forget to buy a t-shirt!

Thank 150ruthie1
Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there twice, with 7 and 9 people including my 88 y/o mom. We all found something to our taste on the menu. The oysters were great. Very nice atmosphere inside and out. I would go back and would recommend. Thanks.

Thank JPN55
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The happy hour $7 dozen (delicious!) raw oysters is the best deal around. Hubby always enjoys the fish and chips. Fun, laid-back atmosphere, and service is outstanding. Cullen was our server yesterday and was very attentive, especially with our two year old granddaughter. He saw to it that her meal came pronto, extra napkins and wet wipes, and checked in... More 

Thank golions1982
Stonington, Connecticut
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235 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lite bites, the raw oysters, and drinks during happy hour. The raw oysters were excellent ($7/dozen), as were the potstickers and Cajun shrimp. Service was excellent with plenty of seating outside on the deck. The restaurant is in the village with parking behind the restaurant.

Thank IP3806
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101 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had some oysters and beers here. It was OK. The service was average. The oysters were very small. Very Tikki bar atmosphere. They had live music which was OK.

Thank likestoeat53
Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited primarily for the oysters @ $7/dozen hard to beat. They were good, not special. Also had a couple apps and really enjoyed the buffalo shrimp. Would recommend.

Thank gibbsoz
Stephanie B, General Manager at The Siesta Key Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your Buffalo Shrimp. More 

world citizen
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hubby and I had a dozen raw each at Happy Hour prices and thought they were good, not special but for $7/dozen ... Then had a couple apps. Really like the buffalo shrimp. Nice beachy vibe - parking can be an issue. Overall would recommend.

Thank Twinpointe
Stephanie B, General Manager at The Siesta Key Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you! We agree that parking can be a challenge! Using the Free Ride services on the Key is a good solution if you are staying on Siesta. Otherwise we suggest the Municipal Parking lot. Thank you for your review! More 

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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
USD 10 - USD 15
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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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Peoria, Illinois
Englewood, Florida
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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?