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Ophelia's on the Bay

) #8 of 26 Restaurants in Siesta Key ₹₹₹₹ American, International,
9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2919
+1 941-349-2212
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (68 reviews)
“beet salad” (11 reviews)
“scallops” (71 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
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 1,038 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Most seafood restaurants have the standard menu items, which is what I expected. I wanted something different, scanned past the usual and tried the Salmon Monte Carlo. It was an absolute, jaw dropping delight. Fantastic medley of top quality ingredients assembled by a talented chef....More

Thank Jen_Roberts_Florida
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been dining at Ophelia's for many years, usually for a special occasion and most times sit on the deck overlooking the bay. It is a lovely environment and the food is usually quite good. Except for our last two visits over a six...More

Thank Eileen B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place to enjoy a nice restaurant either with two or ten. The view is great, and we always try to make it at least once a year.

Thank gcballdmd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried their Savour Sarasota menu. Several nice choices from their a la carte menu. All in all very nice. Slightly overcooked duck but at $36 difficult to complain. Very nice seatingoverloking the bay. Professional Somalier and very competent service. Apparently about 250 covers on the...More

Thank TrevorGillott
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with family. The food is above average, but not exeptional. The price is high for the food, but you are paying for the view, which is very nice. If you want a window table however, you need to make sure you reserve it, otherwise...More

Thank AJ K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I first experienced Ophelia's on the Bay with our adult daughter as a special treat to end her visit with us. We were greeted by Valet Parking...complimentary! Our first treat! We didn't have a reservation, because it was a spontaneous decision, but...More

Thank susanjenks2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reminds me of the Emperors New Clothes. I'm not one to normally lable a place a tourist trap, but if the shoe fits... The inside restaurant is small and stuffy. Outdoors is attractive with a beautiful bay view. The waitstaff are good. The food is...More

Thank Bostonchip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ophelia's on the Bay is an old standby on the south end of Siesta Key. It has aged very well. Ophelia's is a white table cloth restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, all with beautiful views across Sarasota Bay. The greeting at the front door...More

1  Thank IntlTravler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, this was my first visit to Ophelia's and it was pleasant enough to return. I enjoyed their Crab Cakes and I believe they are some of the best I've had in 20 years. My wife had the Mussels and they were the very best...More

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the waterfront dining on the bay. The weather was nice, but cloudy. It was a peaceful dining experience. The wait staff was very attentive and our meal was very good.

1  Thank Roxanne_P_13
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Susan M
Is this the same Ophelia's that used to be located next to Publix on 41 near Nokomis Post office?
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
Can I get a gift certificate online or over the phone?
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
Brunch, Dinner
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
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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