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Myakka River Oyster Bar

121 Playmore Dr, Venice, FL 34293-7508
+1 941-423-9616
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“hush puppies” (38 reviews)
“oysters” (49 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
121 Playmore Dr, Venice, FL 34293-7508
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have brought many groups of friends here and have been happy each time. Tonight we brought our son, visiting from Oklahoma. We wanted oysters on the half shell and started off with a dozen to share. THEY WERE... H U G...More

1  Thank carol k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Real FLA charm. Great selection. Saw a few Gators off the dock. Pretty girls frequent the place. Easy parking. Easy on/off

1  Thank Charles B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This had an Old Florida flavor about it and a wonderful setting on the Myakka River with easy access. The staff was perky and fun. The food was delicious. We shall return..

1  Thank fefranklin2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just discovered this 23 year old gem. We had delicious $3 margaritas in ice. My husband's burger was delicious and the best he has had in awhile. My Chicken Philly was so good. I asked about the vegetables because they were so fresh and...More

1  Thank Q4058ZPlindaf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kind of a fun place on the river but not worth a special trip from Sarasota to go to. Food was good but not plentiful. Ok for a quick bite if I lived in the area.

Thank TrulyWorldTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today my partner and I, visited your establishment and we had a very bad experience to say the least. Your manager who was on duty today, sat us at our table and pointed out the fact that the restaurant was running specials. We both ordered...More

Thank Terrence S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is always packed. The seafood is outstanding. The Naples Fish Dinner, the Bleu Cheese Fish Fillet, and the Fish Vera Cruz would be a bargain at twice the price. They have "Early Bird Specials" and daily specials, too. They also serve steak, pork,...More

Thank Happywintertraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate outside and enjoyed the view-over looks the river and a great relaxing view! Food is good and staff is as great!

Thank Robyn C
Reviewed April 11, 2018

Greatly improved from previous years. Excellent friendly service, if you call ahead you can get seated more easily, nothing fancy, clean, good chowder, grilled or fried fish dishes, could upgrade house wine and margaritas are not very good but what do you expect for cheap?!...More

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed April 3, 2018

We live in Venice..My first review of this place was in 2011(bad) and we go back every few years to see if there has been any improvement..There hasn't!..Lets start with the positives..The place is very clean and the service (Sara from RI) was excellent... End...More

Thank gardner34285
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November 29, 2017|
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Response from SchneiderGuy | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, I would just give them a quick call
July 14, 2017|
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January 18, 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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
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