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City Oyster & Sushi Bar
City Oyster & Sushi Bar

City Oyster & Sushi Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://cityoysterdelray.com
  • Phone: (561) 272-0220
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Dennis Teixeira
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd St
  • Public Transit: Free shuttle buses
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street Parking, Valet, Parking garage
A word from City Oyster & Sushi Bar
City Oyster & Sushi Bar is a classic American seafood restaurant. The seafood at City Oyster arrives fresh daily from local purveyors and from fisheries in the Northeast. It's flown in each morning and filleted in City Oysters kitchen. Some of the more popular dishes are the Yellowtail Snapper Filet, Crab Stuffed Shrimp, Sake and Sesame Seared Tuna, Alaskan King Crab Legs, and Housemade Pasta of the Day. The desserts are all enticing, all house made and all tasty. The award winning wine list offers a huge selection that can be sampled by the bottle or glass. City Oyster offers outdoor sidewalk dining in the center of the action on Atlantic Avenue. City Oyster, simple, fresh and delicious.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "City Oyster is a wonderful restaurant in Delray Beach Florida! The food choices were awesome. Freshness , flavor and outstanding preparation ruled! The extensive wine list was impressive. Service was outstanding even though it was a very busy Saturday night! The waitstaff was top notch and charming ."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "I dined with my family and friends our last evening in Florida. We all enjoyed our meal and the waiter was charming. Even my 12yo very picky eater son ate the shrimp cocktail for dinner. He could have had a hamburger if he wanted. The rest of us ordered some sort of seafood entrée and everyone was pleased with their selection. We would eat their again. Our reservations were for 6:30pm and the weather was lovely so we sat outside. Great people watching scenery."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Thiis was my second venture in as many mo nths to this restaurant. I scouted the menu and service in advance of tonight's dinner with thewives. They did not disappoint. Their selection of oyster offerrings was varied and intriuging. for the second time I chose one of the daily specials, home made pasta noodles with shrimp, delectibly served. Service was attentive throughout dinner. I'm a believer and will be back."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Great place for a nice dinner, great sushi the special of the day are always great, service is A+ pricing is ok not to crazy but not cheap either. Not very loud easy to talk to the person next to you"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • " Dinner here on a Friday night at 6:30 p.m. Great as usual but but the elderly couple we were with definitely didn't enjoy. Of course, it was happy hour at the bar so am sure that contributed to the rambunctious crowd. Food excellent as always though."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Food Quality high. Service excellent, and food presentation excellent"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Mediocre food with ok service at high prices for the small portions in a very loud atmosphere. Will not go back"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "20th Anniversary for my husband and me. Dinner was incredible, service spectacular and the manager offered a complimentary dessert for us. We had the special salad (seafood), each a seafood entre and then the dessert was a coconut rum raisin pie that was out of this world. It was a special but definitely should be added to the regular pie list. Our server was happy and pleasant and really loves her job! Positive experience all around."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great food and service! The only "problem" is the noise factor, since it's difficult to hold a conversation. However, it's lively, fun, and consistent where it counts!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We celebrated my son's 21st birthday at this restaurant. Our waiter and the quality of the sushi made the experience memorable. Otherwise, the restaurant is a bit eclectic, with both a Japanese and Italian menu, but the ambiance and feel of a sports bar/saloon. All 6 of us ordered sushi. The special of the day, which was 9 pieces of sashimi with a shrimp tempura roll, was a great bargain, but the other entrees appeared a little over-priced."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We decided to celebrate our 34th anniversary at City Oyster. Great decision! Excellent service, wonderful food! Overall great dining experience."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Took my grandma for nice Saturday night dinner out. Food came in very small portions and the prices were outrageous compared to what they gave you. People at the bar were so loud we couldn't even talk to each other."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My wife and I love The vibe of Delray Beach; so much that we drive from Miami to enjoy everything that it has to offer. City Oyster & Sushi Bar is our favorite restaurant in Delray and it's worth the drive; excellent food, service and atmosphere, what more could you ask for?"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food and the staff are always great. We have been customers for a long time. The patio is open on to Atlantic Avenue and getting to watch the trains go by."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food is consistently good. First visit for lunch, and it did not disappoint. Service was just fair. Server needs to learn to check on her tables more often. Hard to get a glass of water."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "While I'd been to City Oyster before for Sunday Brunch with friends (great value), this was the first dinner I'd eaten there. On top of it, the occasion was a first date. It was an excellent experience with attentive wait staff, extensive selection of small plates and even a molten chocolate cake for dessert. We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food is very good. Service is just fair. Prices high. Not terribly impressed."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This was my first meal at this seafood themed eatery. The blue point oysters I had as an appetizer were tasty and non-briny. My entre was a 'special' pasta dish consisting of home made flat noodles, shrimp, sausage and vegtables expertly blended. The portion size was impressive. Service was attentive,refilling beverage and water glasses before they were empty. An excellent dinng experience."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We were really excited about this place, a lot of great reviews. The service was good, but the food disappointing, way tooo salty and the steak tough, presentation sloppy."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This place was awesome and the food OMG the best! I would eat there at least once a month as my wife also really enjoyed it."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Had a very tasty dinner. Server was excellent, even offered a few choices that were off the menu. We were there for their half price bottle of wine Mondays which made the meal an excellent value."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We had 2 dozen oysters, ceviche (mostly raw tuna and guacamole), a bottle or (red) zinfandel, and the chocolate-peanutter butter pie for dessert. Absolutely delicious. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The waiter was a total dud. it pained me to leave 20 percent. he didn't come close to deserving it"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "City Oyster has become my girlfriends' and my favorite place to do brunch. We are now up to 3x a month on Sundays, and it never disappoints! Bottomless mimosas and bloody Mary's are always a good time, and the food is always delicious. I strayed away from my usual eggs Benedict or salad, and chose the Huevos Rancheros (I believe that's what it was called? I'm not Spanish, never had the dish, and like I mentioned...bottomless mimosas) I thought the pico to egg ratio was a bit intense, about 5:1. It was delicious, just personally think there was too much guac and pico and it overwhelmed the eggs, eventually turning to mush.Service was friendly, a bit condescending at times, but overall we had a very enjoyable experience and will be back soon."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "One of my favorite places for seafood in Delray Beach. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the fresh oysters and swordfish. Decent wine list. Good service."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Great for locals, even better for visitors. Food is fantastic, portions are just right. Service is a bit slow but the place is so busy and, if you're with friends, the time waiting gives you time for conversation."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "City Oyster continues to be one of my favorite spots on Atlantic Ave. My husband and I moved from Delray so we don't get to go often but when we do, it doesn't disappoint. Haven't had a dish I didn't love with the pan fried Hong Kong Snapper being my personal favorite. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "City Oyster is one of the best dining experiences I have ever had: and I managed a bar and restaurant for 5 years, and have travel throughout the U.S. and all over the world. All the food is fresh, prepared properly, and the staff are excellent at their craft and making you feel welcome in the busy town of Delray Beach. Whenever I return to the area, this is the one dining experience I make sure to revisit. Great sea food, excellent wine list, and wonderful specials. The atmosphere can be lively and loud, but the seating and ambiance creates for an intimate dining experience and personal customer service attention. Best for group special occasions or less formal celebrations."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "It is always fun to go to a restaurant located on Atlantic Avenue and being seated outside so you get to see people. This is a great restaurant for sea food. They serve oysters and clams on the half shell. I had their Mahi Mahi dinner which was delicious. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Came for my birthday celebration. The wait staff was super! Very helpful in menu selections. We had the petite cold seafood platter to start. The jumbo lump crab, jumbo shrimp, were fabulous. The oyster and clams were so fresh, it was a real great. I had the salad with fried oysters which had a crispy crust, but the oyster were still plenty moist. My mom had the fish and chips which also had the perfect amount of crispy tenderness! A really fun celebration!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "I really like this place. It's fun, lively, good food snd good service....consistently. My group usually consists of people ranging in age from 20 going through 90. Everyone loves the restaurant and we keep coming back."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Food is always very good. Sushi, fish, steaks, burgers, etc. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our family loves this family of restaurants - Rocco's Tacos, Big City Tavern, now City Oyster & Sushi Bar. Mother's Day Brunch was delicious! We are looking forward to dining at the other restaurants owned by this group."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "A delightful evening with great food and service. The salmon was excellent."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "We have eaten at City Oyster for brunch, lunch and dinner. This is the one restaurant we always go to whenever we're in Delray Beach. Great food, attentuve, professional service, good people-watching if you decide to sit outside. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We love the food especially the mussels FraDiavola and the scallops. The noise level is high inside and quieter outside. We have done both."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We told our waiter it was our first time dining at City Oyster. I noticed very few " sushi type" items on our menu and was surprised because the restaurant name has the word Sushi in it. We had a nice meal sans sushi but our waiter was never around and when he was seemed rushed. The next day I went to their website to see if it was possible that they offered more sushi than we were told about and it turned out they never gave anyone in our party the sushi menu which we would have loved to order some apps from. Oh well, would still recommend the place but be informed there is a sushi menu and don't expect great service. Worth the wait for an outdoor table if possible. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "My wife and I had a great meal and the service was outstanding. As soon as Stacy approached the table with her suggestions, we knew that we were in good hands. We will definitely return with the whole family the next time we are in town."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Visited City Oyster for the third time in one month, hosting European visitors on Easter evening. Obviously I was satisfied enough on my prior two visits to return... regretfully, I will not be returning for a while, and try other similar choices along Atlantic Avenue. The best part was that we did get the outdoor table for six and could experience the Atlantic Ave buzz. Service was very poor: the ladies weren't served first, we had to pour our own wine, main course arrived before the appetizer plates were cleared, etc. The food was way too salty across the board (our favorite Brussels Sprouts appetizers simply wasn't edible) and the food was greasy and poorly plated -- as if it was simply thrown on our plates."
    Dined on 4/20/2014