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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (61 reviews)
“scallops” (74 reviews)
“eggplant” (37 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We dined at Ophelia's with a large party. The vista of the waterfront was truly outstanding. The service was nice but the food was average at best. It was not worth the price, but if you're looking for romantic setting you can't beat it.

Thank Byron C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I started with the Drunken Maine Lobster bisque which was excellent you can definitely taste the drunken! My husband had the Prince Edward Island black mussels. I am not a huge mussel fan these were fantastic! I said if mussels always tasted like this I...More

Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, everything about this dinner was wonderful. We were a party of 8 for dinner. We had a beautiful table right on the water. Our waitress was incredible and knowledgeable. The food was incredibly good. My mahi-mahi was delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant...More

Thank WisconsinGail
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had reservations for 6:15 and didn't get seated until 6:45--that was just the start. We were in their outside under cover area and it started to rain and the ceiling leaked on our table and they were very rude about it. It took 1...More

Thank clshaw7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant was beautiful both in decor and waterfront setting. Expected to be wowed. Service was very nice and attentive. However, food was a big disappointment. Wife and I were very underwhelmed. Had the grouper and lobster. Really overpriced for the quality of food. Really too...More

Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant overlooks the bay on Siesta Key. The seating outside could be right on the water, but sadly it is still too hot for me, high eighties, to want to sit outdoors. Very attentive staff, food was delicious and very nicely presented. Had eggplant...More

Thank Aimee R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This waterfront located restaurant is a great venue for a meal and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit for Sunday Brunch. Having pre-booked our table we had chosen to sit inside and was delighted that we had window view seats. You can opt to dine outside,...More

Thank Reacher33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I chose to celebrate our wedding anniversary dinner here hoping for a memorable meal. We were disappointed when we first arrived and were not seated out outside but rather a very cramped indoor table. The service was mediocre. The oyster appetizer was...More

1  Thank Carolyn C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Waiter Joel was lovely. Beautiful view and restaurant. The best crab cakes I’ve had. Hubby really enjoyed his steak. We look forward to our return.

Thank jenna l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots to recommend this restaurant but not the food in this experience. Black Grouper entree was either badly cooked or not a good piece to start with. Tough, chewy, and tasteless even with a non-descript sauce. For the money there have to be better values...More

Thank daniel m
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Questions & Answers
Susan M
19 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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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