Market Street Oyster Bar - Downtown
Market Street Oyster Bar - Downtown

Market Street Oyster Bar - Downtown

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://marketstreetgrill.com/
  • Phone: 8015316044x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday: 3:00pm - 11:30pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Continental
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 300 & 400 So/Main Street & West Temple
  • Public Transit: Public transportation, via TRAX light rail and the Utah Transit Authority coach system, is provided into-and-out of downtown Salt Lake City, with the Gallivan Plaza Station only one-half block from The Oyster Bar's front door. Travelers should take advantage of the transit system's "Free Fare Zone" in The Oyster Bar's downtown area.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Parking is conveniently located on the west side of the building, only a few steps from the entrance to The Market Street Oyster Bar. Parking is free for lunch and Sunday brunch dining. Valet parking is validated for dinner diners. Ample pay parking lot and metered street parking is also available.
A word from Market Street Oyster Bar - Downtown
Since 1980, the Market Street Grill & Oyster Bar has been rated as Utah’s most popular seafood concept, providing exceptional service and award-winning menu selections. Bustling wait staff and exhibition kitchens contribute to a sparkling, high-energy atmosphere where the best seafood between Seattle and Boston is served in an expansive variety of contemporary dishes.
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Market Street Oyster Bar - Downtown reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (8)fit for foodies (7)special occasion (7)romantic (5)neighborhood gem (5)good for groups (5)notable wine list (5)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (3)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We frequent Market Street Grill often and have only ever had one meal where it was not spectacular. One of the last times we were there the Northwest oysters were bad. They took them off the bill promptly and handled it with total professionalism. They even took them off the menu for the day. We have been back since and had the Blue Point Oyster and they were amazing! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat
    Michelle1104
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Atmosphere, service, wine list, food, and excellent choice of fish is why I gave this restaurant five stars.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun date night
    Wineaholic
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    First time diner at the Oyster Bar, hubby & I decided to go there for our date night. We were greeted by the receptionist Melissa. Even though they were busy, she still sat us at a big booth, per our request. We felt bad for taking all that room, but she said we could have any table we wanted since it was our special occasion. This made us feel very welcome. Our server was Kathryn, who was very efficient. Food was amazing, chowder was like nothing I've ever had before! Overall, we were impressed with the service and food! The atmosphere was a little loud, but understandably, they were packed. Thanks for the great experience. We will be back soon! :)
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinner
    mrfuel
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This is a favorite spot of ours, Great salads, fish & fuel. We always kneow what we will get and with wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food was great
    LovetoEatVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We dine regularly at market street and the food was very good. Had some oysters along with a filet. Everything was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took the Folks to Brunch
    MarcandMayVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Had omlettes and seafood for Brunch at the Oyster Bar and the food was excellent and the service exceptional. Thank you
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Twice in Six Days
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Dined at Market Street twice this past week when I was staying at the Hilton. Great service on both occasions and well-cooked fish. My only complaint is that on Thursday night service was too fast! We were still enjoying the excellent calamari and finishing our martinis when the server brought the clam chowder and hadn't finished the very larger serving of chowder when she brought out main course. I realize that she needs to bring out food as it's prepared, and the soup was wonderfully hot as it should be, but we wanted to pace ourselves. We ordered wine while finishing the chowder but I bet some diners don't bother with wine because they're still sipping cocktails and nibbling appetizers when the next course appears.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eat here.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Food was good. Service was good. Drinks were well made. Prices seemed reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salt lake weekend
    billy
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Enjoyed the meal and experience of great food and service.we always enjoy dinning at market street.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 96 reviews are from the Market Street Oyster Bar - Downtown reviews archive.
  • good but not our best meal.
    LovetoEatVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Everything was really good except for one of our dishes. The salmon on cedar plank. The cedar plank was much to strong, changed the taste of salmon drastically. Other than that, the oysters were good, the chowder excellent, and stuffed tilapia very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh Sea Food in Utah!!!
    cs12345
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had a great experience here for a romantic date night! Great seafood, fresh oysters, and great service!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Jhaydu
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Food was okay and the waitress did not understand the basics, like allowing us to finish one course before bringing the next. I felt like we we dining at Denny's.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent
    John
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Having lived in NYC, LA, San Diego, and Honolulu all my life, I have had some of the best seafood the world has to offer. I was not expecting great seafood in Utah, and in no way did this event compare to world class seafood. But it delivered what I was hoping for given the geographic location.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I wasn't impressed at all. Clam chowder was watery, oysters Rockefeller are more like spinach Rockefeller and Utah trout pretty much Utah bread crumbs with with flavor. Good local beers.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Favorite
    lpack
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Market Street is our restaurant of choice whenever a special occasion for dinner comes up. We especially like the casual atmosphere at the Oyster Bar. It is a hot spot in SLC so you do need reservations most nights. The food is good, a decent selection of fresh fish is flown in daily. Our service has always been quick and friendly. Reasonable price for good seafood.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinner
    LovetoEatVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Love the $.99 oysters, delicious. Had the snow crab cluster and filet. excellent. Looking forward to having that dish again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    LovetoEatVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Stuffed halibut was excellent. $.99 oysters is a great special. Looking forward to coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistenly great
    Philzee2
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    I have been at the Market Street Oyster Bar three times and each time has been consistently good. The choices are excellent. I love fish and they have a great selection. the wine list is great also. I have brought two colleagues there and they enjoyed it also. So when I am in SLC I always stop by.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • no crab omelet
    Zorro
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    I drove down from Brigham City to celebrate my Mom's 78th birthday. She had been craving a crab omelet. On Sunday they have a set in stone brunch menu, absolutely no changes! The only day of the week you can't get a plain crab omelet! They do offer a seafood omelet which we ended up having and it was very good. The reason behind the brunch menu is to make it affordable to all, but it wouldn't hurt to have a few pricier items on the list too. All in all the brunch was good and my Mother enjoyed everything. Our server, Elizabeth, was outstanding and the price extremely affordable but I was prepared to pay for a CRAB OMELET !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Went for dinner after arriving from the airport. We were able to get there an hour before the reservation but they seated us quickly anyway. Seafood was very good. Large portions. We enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prices going up, quality going down
    Beanieutah
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    We have been patrons of The Oyster Bar for 20+ years so we've come to expect a certain standard, however our meal failed to meet it during our last 2 visits. The Oysters Rockefeller were the highlight of the evening, but at $15 for 6 small oysters, they may be the only thing we'll get in the future. My husband was surprised at the small pieces in the Fish and Chips entree, so much in fact, that he asked for them to bring another piece because one was just a small bite-size piece. I always order the Halibut Oscar, but was disappointed as well this time as it was difficult to detect any hint of crab in the Oscar mixture. It appears the prices keep going up but the quality and portions continue to diminish. Maybe it's time for a change.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    Tammy
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Great food and great service. Loved that the bread kept coming.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boring & Bland
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    I guess if you play it safe with what you serve, you can be a pretty popular restaurant. Service is okay but the food is mediocre at best. Oysters were okay but they were raw so they really didn't do anything to them. Everything else is under seasoned and boring.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Some co-workers of mine decided
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Some co-workers of mine decided to have a Friday night out at the Oyster Bar. We were seated and attended too quickly. I've always been a fan of this restaurant. It's is rare thing to have quality seafood in a Utah restaurant. My only complaints would be that the caesar salad dressing was too thick and had much too much lemon in it. I almost always order this salad and have enjoyed it every time but I was not able to eat more than a few bites this last time. Also, my wine glass sat empty for what seemed to me like an unnecessary amount of time given that the restaurant was not crowded at all. Otherwise, the experience was a good one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Misrepresentation of Food.
    skier
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    This restaurant advertises with great flare that they have BluePoint oysters for 99cents every day in the month of February. With a dinner reservation at 7:15p (clearly there was room at 7:00 but no seats were "available") we find that they are "out," because, of course, these are Fresh and you just can't have too many around. We were also told that the Talapia (advertised as "long fin" talapia--come on, "long fin" talapia) was also out. This was a Sunday evening of a Holiday weekend. The manager apologized for the absence of the BluePoint oysters on "special" but was willing to split the cost of an order of other types, which were significantly more expensive. Go somewhere else; Salt Lake has many more interesting places.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine favorite dinner
    billy
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We come to salt lake from idaho for our valentine dinner every year and we always eat at market street.The oysters were great along with my crab dinner my wife's halibut was equally very good we have done this every year for twenty years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice locale, but overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    I used to frequent here with clients over the years, but recently, I've found the quality of the food to lack compared to the high prices. The oysters were fantastic (Blue Points were reasonably priced on special) but my fish lacked flavor as did my client's steak. We also had to track our server down twice for drink and water refills, yet the restaurant wasn't very busy. I will probably look for an alternate SLC downtown dinner destination next time.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Seafood and Service
    IcemanVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Server Thad was wonderful, friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the $
    Handing
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Cold. There excuse was the building was old. Really??
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • when seafood is what you want...
    LuvlakemurrayVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    this is a great place to get it! Good variety;a little pricey, but proportional servings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SALT LAKE SEAFOOD
    dfs24653
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    The food was decent. A good meal; not a great meal. The service was irregular and the waiter was a novice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood in Salt Lake City!
    ArtayVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    The Cioppino was excellent. Service was excellent and be careful about the bread, it's addicting. We have been very pleased with this consistently very good restaurant for over 10 years.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The original Oyster Bar is
    KellyrVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The original Oyster Bar is getting a little run down, and the service is not as good as the other stores. It is still a great place to eat, but with the other Market Street stores and increased competition, this place is falling back into the pack.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanks to our server, Tyler
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    Thanks to our server, Tyler and valet Matt! Was a very nice evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great downtown dining experience!
    jessjturner
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    Great food and wine with a wonderful ambiance. Highly recommended for brunch, lunch or a nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was ok, but the drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/9/2012
    The food was ok, but the drinks served were incorrect.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was seated immediately upon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/3/2012
    I was seated immediately upon arrival and the waitress was very friendly, service was above my expectations, very awesome "Fresh Fish". I had the Orange Roughy and would highly recommend this dish to fish lovers. The Oysters on the half shell and Clam Chowder were delicious. I will return again and bring family and friends the next time I'm in Salt Lake City. Hopefully real soon. Ski season is rapidly approaching. Ready to hit the trails...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seek your seafood elsewhere
    Ghlatta3
    Dined on 10/3/2012
    I had the Orange Roughy Oscar (one of the more expensive entrees on the menu, and apparently one of their specialties): it came with a small portion of Halibut topped with Béarnaise sauce that tasted like it had come straight out of a cheap grocery packet (it actually tasted more like Hollandaise sauce), accompanied by undercooked broccoli. My wife's salmon was at least edible, but not outstanding. The restaurant itself got packed fairly quickly with a lively crowd, and the bar was busy with singles eating and drinking. Our food was served by a waitress who was downright sullen, and mix that with loud, overpowering 1980's music and we ended up with an evening that seemed more of a social outing than a meal outing.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great. Very small
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    Food was great. Very small potions and quite pricey for those portions
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No Reservation?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/2/2012
    Love the Restaurant Hate the fact that they canceled my reservation without confirming with me first. Leaving a voice mail, asking for confirmation; then canceling if you don't return the call is not the way to run a business. I attend OR twice a year, and enjoying entertaining at the restaurant. I work 12 hour days and don't have time to check voice mail. Tell your manager that I will call if I can't make my reservation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic