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Ophelia's on the Bay

9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2919
+1 941-349-2212
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2919
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1 - 10 of 1,065 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Ophelia's back in January, and just now again in August. Both times we had great experiences! In January we had some lovely late evening weather and so we chose to sit out on the back porch area. Our server suggested...More

1  Thank djo1113
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great experience. We were celebrating an important birthday. And everything was perfect. Our server, Liz, "was over the top" charming, personable, knowledgeable and fun. She did an excellent job with recommendations and was very efficient. The food could not have been better. The...More

1  Thank MissMem
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were four women in a Sunday evening. The valet parking attendant was OK...just. One of us uses a walker to move around and the maitre'd was less than gracious with respect to where to hold it. The waiter was sort of a wise guy...More

1  Thank Mary T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ophelia is an attractive restaurant, located in a beautiful spot. As an out of towner I was looking forward to experience their dinner fare The service very very attentive and excellent. My brother in law and I ordered the oyster spinach appetizer and my sister...More

Thank Lloyd T
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is a highly rated restaurant that well deserves its rating. The menu is excellently prepared and presented. The service is first class. The location is backed to an excellent view of the causeway and the location is on the extreme South end of Siesta...More

Thank wainuenue
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

After reading reviews, we were looking forward to our dinner. Service was wonderful, including our waitress and valet but appetizers and 2/4 meals were disappointing. Eggplant (recommended and reportedly very popular) and calamari apps were nothing special. The pork entree was well under cooked and...More

1  Thank Parra1230
Reviewed 9 August 2017

My family and I have come to Siesta Key many, many times. We typically spend most of our time on the north end of the key near Siesta Beach and the Village, and occasionally venture downtown for at least one special dinner during our vacation...More

1  Thank Jim_Richardson
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Dining near the window overlooking the bay was very nice. We enjoyed dinner. I had the mahi mahi (pictured) and my husband had the grouper. The grouper was honestly better than the mahi mahi. The mahi was overcooked and noticeably brown in some places. Service...More

1  Thank kandacescoggins
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We are regulars and as usual the dinner and service exceeded our expectations. We specifically enjoyed the duck trap salmon appetizer garnished with capers, truffles, fried onion and dill marscapone. The cream burrata mozzarella and tomato was supreme. I lost myself in the standing lamb...More

Thank Lpkf
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We made a reservation to eat here on a Thursday evening. Upon arrival a few minutes prior to our reservation, we were seated by a not very friendly hostess. We were immediately served bread and our water glasses were filled. Then we waited for a...More

3  Thank DLW-MRW
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Questions & Answers
Susan M
20 January 2017|
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Response from Daniel O | Property representative |
No we are unrelated. Originally that was a family member of the previous owner here. Unfortunately that restaurant changed hands and went out of business.
Cheryl W
11 December 2015|
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Response from Edward O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Ophelia's sells their gift certificates at the restaurant, on-line and over the phone (941-349-2212)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 27 - US$ 39
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, Special Occasion Dining, View, 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
  • E-mail
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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