Since it opened in 1988, Ophelia’s on the Bay has remained, at its core, a place for friends and family to gather to celebrate life, fun, and unique and flavorful food. But that’s just the beginning.
When you visit Ophelia’s, one of the first things you’ll notice is our view. Our two glass walled dining rooms and outside open air patio give you an unfettered, eye-level view of Little Sarasota Bay. As you peruse our menu and enjoy one of our carefully chosen wines, you’ll watch tropical birds fly among preserved mangrove islands, watch the water gently sway, and see dolphins, blue herons, and other sea life pass by. We’re proud to offer natural splendor the way Florida should be: no glitz, no glamour, just nature at its best.
As entrancing as our surroundings can be, you’ll likely become distracted once your dinner reaches your table. Our executive chef Daniel Olson is constantly reinventing our menu to offer guests new and appealing tastes. You’ll enjoy classic American cuisine enhanced with international flavors, leading to a unique and truly memorable culinary experience. Our nightly printed menu features the freshest possible ingredients: Florida grown fruits and vegetables and fish that is flown in daily.
Ophelia’s is easily accessible by land (three miles south of the Stickney Point Bridge on Siesta Key) or via water. Look for us at marker 48 on the intra coastal waterway.
Ophelia’s on the Bay is the perfect place to linger over brunch or dinner. We’re also known as a premier location for a romantic waterfront wedding. Our space is well suited to intimate weddings, and our staff is dedicated to providing the support you need to create a one of a kind experience. We also happily provide unique, delicious dishes for catered events with the help of our full mobile kitchen. Contact our office to learn more about how we can make your next event perfect.
1215D S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239
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