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The Siesta Key Oyster Bar

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5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242-3309
+1 941-346-5443
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Schaumburg, Illinois
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164 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Parking is not to great, but once you get in the bar is great, the walls filled with dollar bills. Food is really good for bar food! Had the fish tacos, good choice and the guy sitting me t to me ordered as well after seeing mine! Will return for sure!

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Thank Michele L
Calgary, Canada
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399 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friends from Orlando recommended this small hole in the wall eatery, but boy, they sure didn't disappoint! Dripping in personality, mostly in the form of hand signed dollar bills stapled to virtually every available inch of wall space in the dining area, the service was fairly prompt, given the fact the place was packed, but certainly friendly .... We went... More 

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Thank Christopher C
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Super cool place to get cheap oysters at happy hour. However, the hostess at the door was extremely rude prior to seating us and acted "put out" that we showed up. We decided to sit at the bar and one of the people in my party ask for a glass of white wine - the bartender (John) popped off with... More 

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1 Thank Rhonda P
Management response:

Rhonda, Thank you for your feedback. Offering a good wine selection is certainly important to us and the staff needs to be educated on what we offer. I apologize for the the negative tone by the host and bartender. Both will be addressed. We will also be sure to coach and train the staff on our wine selection. Thank you... More 

Danville, Kentucky, United States
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Several of us went to SKOB during their happy hour. We had to wait an unduly long time to be seated. The hostess/bussing staff seemed very unorganized. Finally, though, we were seated. Our servers were polite, and our food was VERY good. Some tried oysters for the first time, some ordered their favorite seafood, and some of us non-seafood folks... More 

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Webster, New York
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place was great. Happy hour is perfect with a 7.00 crayfish boil or oysters! I had the chopped salad and my husband had the grouper sandwich. There were 6 of us who ordered and all enjoyed their meals.

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Thank nikab513
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

SKOB is a great Village spot with live music, good food, drinks and atmosphere. A bunch of us went and had a great time.

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Thank Marc C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were seated at a filthy table, then got the eye roll when we asked if it could be cleaned off and wiped down. Never had the opportunity to order a second drink, as our server disappeared. Won't return. Too many other great places to eat at.

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Thank Kim T
Santa Rosa
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent spot for cold water oysters. I loved the Bloody Mary granita that was offered as an accompaniment. A nice twist on the typical condiments. The only complaint is the long twig of fresh horseradish that's used as a garnish. I'd prefer it shaved or grated so I can actually eat it. As presented its too large, hard and fiberous... More 

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Thank CJ707
Martinsville
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went last week for lunch. We had Malpeque oysters from P. E. I. Canada. They were clean and briny...delish. Service was excellent.

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't get to this place as often as we wanted as it was always busy. When we did get in it was really good food and service. I would recommend this place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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Peoria, Illinois
Englewood, Florida
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