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The Siesta Key Oyster Bar

) #29 of 680 Restaurants in Sarasota €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242-3309
+1 941-346-5443
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (539 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242-3309
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11 - 20 of 1,777 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have the best Seafood Paella my son has ever had. And he always orders it when we can find it. The shrimp, calamari, mussels and scallops were perfectly cooked. My husband and other son both had the snapper sandwich. And declared it "good". We...More

Thank Tamara A
Stephanie B, Owner at The Siesta Key Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for the 5 :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Suffers due to it's popularity. Tables crammed in together and not too comfortable. We had quite a long wait for service, but other tables were even worse. Food just average and the music the night we ate there was dire - at least the singer...More

Thank barbnsteph
Stephanie B, Owner at The Siesta Key Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. We take feedback seriously especially on food and service. We hope you'll give us another try and that your next visit is a fantastic one.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I go to SKOB every time we are in SK. I love the low key, chill vibe that SKOB has. The food and service are great as well. Live music, cold drinks, friendly staff... you cant get much better.

Thank JPC120
Stephanie B, Owner at The Siesta Key Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks! We appreciate the review and hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Happy hour oysters were bland...grouper sandwich was bland. I don't understand these ratings on tripadvisor. How this place could get 5 stars is unbelievable!More

Thank mocksgirl08
Stephanie B, Owner at The Siesta Key Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Your feedback means a lot to us! Right now the HH Oysters are out of Texas and while they aren't the highest in Salinity and Flavor they do have a nice Brine. We do offer a variety of other oysters to satisfy different preferences. I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Siesta Key Oyster Bar has a fun atmosphere. Service and food were good. Live music and the dollars all over the restaurant were fun to see.

Thank Jenalv2000
Stephanie B, Owner at The Siesta Key Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks! We appreciate the review and hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for a quiet, romantic restaurant, this isn't it. It's almost always packed (a 30-60 minute wait is not unusual in the off season, longer in season and during Spring break), but the food is worth it. Large selection of oysters and fresh...More

Thank Indylush
Stephanie B, Owner at The Siesta Key Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks! We appreciate the review and are so glad you enjoy the atmosphere and food! We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ten family members waited an hour and a half for a table expected to seat us all . When notified of it being ready waited another 15 minutes for it to actually be ready, then found out we were getting two bar tables crowded with...More

1  Thank docwhiteaustin
Stephanie B, Owner at The Siesta Key Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're sorry about your experience. Certainly offering great service and serving great food and drinks is the core of our business. I am sorry that we missed the mark for your family. While mistakes do happen it is critical that we are able to make...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met friends for dinner - excellent Tacos and excellent calamari - oh and for those who LOVE Oysters - an absolute must!

Thank MaxandDiane
Stephanie B, Owner at The Siesta Key Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks! We appreciate the review and hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Expect the hostess to be equal parts pleasant, polite, and unconcerned as she very cheerfully tells you how long your wait will be. Expect to wait to be seated even when there are tables open. Expect a long wait to see a server arrive at...More

Thank CK_GA
Stephanie B, Owner at The Siesta Key Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback! I'm sorry that you didn't have a great experience.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excited about my first try as oyster , lol not a fan. the atmosphere was very nice and relaxing. Boyfriend is the best to take me here and understand I can't do oysters.

Thank karen s
Stephanie B, Owner at The Siesta Key Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks! We appreciate the review and hope to see you soon!

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Sam G
What time does the Kitchen close tonight ?
10 April 2017|
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Response from Stephanie B |
the kitchen closes at 11pm Sunday-Thursday and at Midnight on Friday and Saturday.
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burtontps
Do you serve rock shrimp
20 March 2017|
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Response from Christie R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure sorry
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brittneylowe422
Are there any drink specials during the daily happy hour?
25 January 2016|
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Response from Howard W | Reviewed this property |
I seem to remember getting a drink special one of the times I was there but I don't recall whether there is a happy hour. Really?? You're on vacation. Does that really matter?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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