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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
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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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

We tend to return to the same restaurants over and over. So when we received an email suggesting we try Ophelia’s we made a reservation. We like early dining when the restaurant it is quiet for a peaceful dinner. Now it is Florida, so even early the restaurant was 1/3 full …but still fairly quiet. We were surprised at how... More 

Thank cruisinlivin
West Palm Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

We felt very unwelcome. There was a bar crowd that was obviously the locals. We are in the hotel and restaurant business and yet we felt like outsiders.

Thank joyce d
1 review
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

First time back after remodel. Great ambiance, cozy and tasteful design. The server Danny was friendly, informative, attentive and made great recommendations. The food was top notch, great selection and 5 star quality! Very romantic, classy inside, tastefully landscaped outside seating and if you're lucky you may see a dolphin or manatee swim by!

Thank Annette L
North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Whenever my husband and I are in town we eat at Ophelia's on the Bay. It is pricey but worth it if you want a special night out. The food is fresh and the atmosphere is peaceful. If you like eggplant, you must try the eggplant crepes appetizer. Also, if you go there early ask for the early dinning menu.

1 Thank Renee54101
Siesta Key, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

There are only a few restaurants on Siesta Key that offer a view. Delicious food, great ambiance. Try and sit outside. Large menu with specials every night.

1 Thank siestagal2015
Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Here for a dinner with another couple. The food, which changes daily, was great! So was our service. The restaurant was shuttering for a few weeks for a remodel at close, so I'm sure the older decor might be updated soon. If you're looking for a nice, sit down meal, hit this joint up.

Thank ODM84
Seminole, Florida
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

We had a lovely meal with well prepared food. Bread was to die for. Atmosphere was nice and service was excellent.

1 Thank Deb W
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104 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

We tried to dine here two nights in a row and it was a no go. They were out of several kinds of fish. Not sure whose head should roll for not having enough fish on hand for a busy weekend but someone’s head certainly should. We were told to come back the next day only to be told they... More 

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207 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

I think Ophelia's is one of the best restaurants in Sarasota. The food is delicious, the service is excellent, and the drinks are simply terrific. We have been there two times this summer and each time was a delight. I can't even describe the food because it is all good. Loved the oysters. Love the bellini martini. Try anything, it... More 

1 Thank Nancy S
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

My wife and I, along with three friends, recently celebrated our 46th anniversary at Ophelia's.As we have always experienced, the food was very good and the service was excellent. The dinner area, however, is showing some wear and tear and is in need of a facelift. As appetizers we all shared the Calamari, which was as well prepared as in... More 

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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
USD 27 - USD 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
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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?