5238 Ocean Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34242
Customers most often praise the Siesta Key Oyster Bar (SKOB) for its casual, upbeat sometimes rowdy atmosphere, often with a live band and pails of cool drinks. Its a great place to relax with friends on a warm Florida summer night. If you make the right menu selection -- clam chowder, calamari, crab cakes, fish tacos, grouper or mahi mahi, muscles in wine and garlic butter, or the fried shrimp platter -- you can expect to leave feeling satisfied. For some reason, despite the establishment's name, the raw oysters sometimes vary both in quality and size. Some patrons also complain a bit about service as well, especially in the heat of the afternoon. It seems to largely depend on the day and the individual waiting on you. With a large collection of TV sets, this is where the men of the family often assemble on Sunday afternoon to watch their favorite NFL football team. The Siesta Key is a landmark that reminds visitors of how it was on the islands way back when.