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Myakka River Oyster Bar

121 Playmore Dr, Venice, FL 34293-7508
+1 941-423-9616
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“oysters” (38 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
121 Playmore Dr, Venice, FL 34293-7508
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner last night was so relaxing. Can't believe how easy it is to get a table after season. Our fish dinners were excellent and the service outstanding. Miss the Greek Grouper Casserole though. Wish it were back on the menu. View is wonderful.

Thank Kathleen E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here many times and we have never been disappointed. The Walleye is very reasonably priced and portions are more than adequate

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Haven't been there for several years and I wonder why. It's great dining with a view. Wait staff is eager to please and very pleasant. We didn't feel rushed even though it was a busy night. Food was served at a quick pace and very...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the view on this peaceful river and the lunch was great also. i had the scallops in a tarragon sauce and my husband had calamari and fried shrimp. Gina, our server, was very nice too. We look forward to returning.

Thank KimmyUNC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most people who come here are going to sit inside, but the best place to eat here is outside on one of the picnic tables. The Myakka River is immediately next to the restaurant, and it is a very pleasant setting for anyone to have...More

Thank EDWARDL782
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for looking for a light dinner. Awesome service, our server was professional with a great personality. She was knowledgeable and personable. Great ambiance and wonderful food. I had fish and chips and my husband had 1/2 dozen oysters... fortunately the cook was unable...More

Thank morgan50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great setting for dinner, great view, good food and Gina was a very hospitable and friendly server. We enjoyed our meal, the shrimp was excellent the special margaritas were very good. The place was clean and well kept for dining on the water....More

Thank skbooker09
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to eat! Food is outstanding and atmosphere is excellent. Out waitress Kim was the best and very friendly. Definitely a must!

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Very comfortable place on the water, and had a Tuesday special where 10 oz beers were only $.50 each (limit 3). The clientele was primarily retirees so it was quiet and the service was very personal.

Thank festival101
Reviewed 10 April 2017

My husband and I went for dinner at this dining establishment. It's the type of place where boaters can dock and come in for a quick bite. My husband had the scallop dinner, which were very good due to the panko crust. I had grouper...More

1  Thank MikeandMax
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hiring positions available
18 January 2017|
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Response from MyakkaManager | Property representative |
Yes we are hiring, back of house and front of house, please go to our web site, Myakkariveroysterbar to fill in an application. Thank you for your interest.
Do they take credit cards?
5 January 2016|
Response from laminrig | Reviewed this property |
Denise C
Is there a bar where you can have drinks before dinner?
11 March 2015|
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Response from EC S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Although we prefer to have the drinks at the table and chat before we order, others were at the bar, just to the right when you enter the building. Have fun.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Playmore Dr, Venice, FL 34293-7508
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-423-9616
  • E-mail