Oyster Club
Oyster Club

Oyster Club

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oysterclubct.com/
  • Phone: 8604159266
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Monday, Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: James Wayman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking in Mystic is available. Also, 1 block north of Oyster Club is the Mystic Art Association's public lot. Oyster Club does offer 1 hour validation to the Art Association's lot.
A word from Oyster Club
Oyster Club, located in historic Mystic, Connecticut, is a casual fine dining restaurant and raw bar specializing in the richness of the New England coast and countryside.

The menus showcase food that travels the shortest distance from ‘farm & sea to table,’ with seasonality and location determining the day’s delicacies. Benefiting from the region’s many local farmers and fisherman, Oyster Club features bounty from the sea, pasture raised beef, local produce and artisanal cheeses, selections of which will change daily.

We believe Oyster Club is an extension of your home and that all will feel welcome at our table – please join us!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Oyster Club reviews from OpenTable diners
201 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (147)special occasion (102)neighborhood gem (91)romantic (72)great for outdoor dining (65)hot spot (44)notable wine list (31)great for lunch (30)good for groups (29)vibrant bar scene (24)scenic view (18)great for brunch (16)kid-friendly (13)late-night find (5)Show More
  • Service is slow
    jeffaVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Service is slow for the amount of staff. The Monday wine special is a real value, not inflated and then discounted
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oyster were GREAT!
    Chuck
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Happy hour has oyster for $1 each. They were great! We sat @ the bar for drinks & oyster. Then, we went to the dinning room for dinner. there, it was a different story. My RI chowder was very salty. My wife's NE chowder was good; light & creamy, but a lot of potatoes. My pasta was so salty I didn't eat it. My wife's shrimp & grits was also very salty. No one tastes want they prepare. They gave us a free desserts; big deal! We been there before & had a good experience, but time it was poor.
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  • Great night, great meal!
    Belchar
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had an excellent meal at Oyster Club this past Saturday. We were quickly seated and well looked after by the staff, for the entire meal. The Oyster selection were local as they fully embrace the farm to table concept. We settled on a mix of 2 dozen oysters with cocktails to wash them down. The apps that followed were excellant. Love the meatballs! We ordered a range of entrees and they were all delicious. This is a unique restaurant and with their ever changing menu, it remains exciting. Make a reservation and spend time with friends sampling their fare! You will be pleased. I know we were! Thanks Oyster Club!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best ever (seriously)
    Jason
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My wife and i visited the Oyster Club for our 14th-anniversary-night-out, and found it to be wonderful. Lovely setting, nicely designed, very warm staff. The highlight, as it should be, was the food. We've eaten at a handful of Michelin-star restaurants, but found the food here topped them all, absolutely fantastic. We elected to go with 5 'First courses', rather than entrees, and were glad we did. From the local oysters, through the chowder, smoked bluefish pate, mussels in broth, heirloom tomato salad, and shrimp + grits; one course was better than the next. Just about perfect, highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will definitely go again
    birdsNpearls
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Foodies might not like the portions, but the food is delicious, including the desserts. Fish was very fresh. My entrée was a tad salty. Had good choice of wines. Bar area seemed like it was lively, but we weren't there for drinks (work night). If you want, salad and sides are a la cart. Service was a little slow. Took awhile to get dinner entrees (maybe b/c we didn't order apps). Ginger cake dessert is quite delicious if it's on the menu when you go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MagicbakerVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Best quahog chowder I've ever had! We had out of town guests and they loved everything as we did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal & the
    Sadiesmom1
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The staff were helful and attentive, without being intrusive. The meal was awesome!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jfm3
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    great food but very long wait for entrees to appear.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We always enjoy dinner at the Oyster Club, but this was our first time for brunch. They did not disappoint. Very creative menu, as expected, and all of our choices were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • At Oyster Club with good friends!!
    TheSwede
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We love everything about the Oyster Club! The food is spectacular and the service is great and the staff so friendly! You also don't have to wait long for the food to arrive! We have never been for lunch or brunch, that will be another time. One of my favorite dishes are the clams in the cilantro coconut broth. I also had the seared Tuna on lentils with a peanut sauce and it was outstanding. My husband loves to start with the Bloody Mary with the Oyster on top then a dozen oysters. He says it's the best oysters he's ever had and he's had a lot! Our friends that joined us had a chicken dish and a pasta dish. They loved all the different flavors! The atmosphere is very nice. The lights are dimmed but not to dark, candles and fresh flowers!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    SandraMcG
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We love this place!!! We had dinner hear about 6 times and it never disappoints!! Our waitress was Drew and she was very attentive, knew the menu well, and very pleasant! The food is beyond amazing! Great for a date night!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 star dining in a casual setting
    Cheapeats
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    It was my Bday & the last night of weekend getaway & I was traveling solo. They gave me a lovely table by a window & the magic began. The bread was amazing. My server was lovely & offered her input on which oysters to go with. The menu changes daily & is farm to table at it's best. The oysters & seafood was caught earlier that day & tasted it. The Watch Hills Oysters were like BUDDA. The black fish was OUTSTANDING. Local wine - delicious. They brought out my dessert with a candle & comped my dessert & tea as a Happy Bday. Truly one of the best meals I've ever had. Brilliant choice by me. I WILL BE BACK!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • casual excellence
    weeklydiner
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Food as fresh as advertised, interesting and delicious preparaton, attentive and knowledgeable service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service at the bar and dining room
    liveinthearea
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Obnoxious woman bartender. I had to ask to be served a cocktail. Seemed putout because I had to ask. No smile, just a sourpuss. Next issue were patrons wearing gimme caps in this expensive restaurant. Waitress unwilling do do anything. Next time......I'll just walk out. If I want to dine with gimme caps, I'll find a Hooter's Restaurant. I have been to Oyster Club numerous times and have truly enjoyed the experience. This time was a bit different, but I will go back. Food was great!!!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bob
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The Oyster Club's farm to table philosophy shines in every dish. The oysters were local and really flavorful. The heirloom we shared was a subtle prize. The seafood was incredibly fresh and flavor fully prepared!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Was Wonderful
    eathealthy
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Every bite, of every course, for every diner was excellent.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very, very, happy
    Nickyname
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I primarily went to eat raw oysters, had 2 of each on the menu. All were fresh and delicious. My husband saw a hamburger on the menu posted outside during the day which was not offered on the menu when we arrived. He asked and they made it for him. Thanks for making my non seafood eating husband happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    pointman
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Certainly a very nice venue. Not the selection as far as items that I would like to have seen but I had perused the menu in advance so it was my fault. Food was good.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall Very Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Very easy to make a reservation, and the table was ready when we arrived. The service was quite slow, had to ask for silverware, salt and pepper, and had to go find server for drink refills. Food was quite good although it was nearly one hour from order placed to delivery of food. We'd definitely go back. Good value and great quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice night
    Jpce4412
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have eaten at Oyster Club several times. The food and service are always both very good. On this night (very busy night on holiday weekend) it took us 30 minutes after our reservation time to be seated; luckily, the weather was pleasant and they have nice chairs outside to wait in, so not a huge deal. The tree top bar is also a fun place to have a cocktail.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    CTfoodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Always fresh sourced ingredients done to perfection.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not to be missed
    Vjcmjd1
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent food- mussels and duck egg on toast for appetizers were amazing. I had the black fish and my boyfriend ordered the steak - both very good - couldn't go wrong with either choice. Dessert? Out of this world - we shared the coconut and lavender cake which I was a bit hesitant, however I couldn't put my fork down. The service was excellent and at no time did we feel rushed. Afterwards we had a drink out front on the adirondack chairs while waiting for friends, than moved upstairs to the treehouse which is just beautiful and relaxing on a nice summer evening. Wil return and recommend to all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • First time great and second wasnt.
    Jaybird
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Visited oyster bar two weeks ago with family for the first time and had a wonderful dinner: all six of us. Took some friends back this past weekend and was very disappointed. I ordered same dinner i had the first time fried tofu. It was terrible.. Tofu was hard and difficult to chew. I think they might have changed recipe from two weeks ago. It was entirely different and not great. Of our oarty of five only two thought their dinners( steak) was good. Service was fine .. And we will have to try it one more time but it just wasnt great. Chowder was not hot coming to the table and oysters were ok.
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  • Looking for consistency
    ChopinandCosmoGirl
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We've been to the Oyster Club a handful of times and find that you don't know what to expect. Part of that has to do with their use of local ingredients and basing their offerings on what is available, so that can impact the menu offerings. But even taking that into account the food we've eaten has ranged from awesome to just okay. We'll be back but we're also looking for some consistency in their offerings. As an example, during this most recent visit we ordered the Quahog Chowder. It arrived without any quahogs, and I was told that was because the quahogs are added to the base chowder at serving and were forgotten to be added to my order.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent fresh and real. No SYSCO
    MML57
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Stellar farm/sea to table menu from a kitchen that knows how to cook. Interesting and eclectic daily changing menu. Goat ragout was to die for. Yellow fin tuna super. I like a lot of food and did not find portions at all stingy. Only rec I would make is to add a few more lower priced reds to menu like the nice price range selection of whites
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oyster club is outstanding
    BUCKEYEYANKEE
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The salad with poppy dressing was excellent. The ingredients were fresh, refreshing and tasty. I thought the New York Strip with the Worcestershire glaze sauce was cooked to almost perfection and the French fries were cooked to my level of satisfaction. I am looking forward to going back to Oyster Club and seeing the view from the Treehouse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great farm to table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We had it all...... Oysters, salads, entrees, desserts - all top notch - fresh local ingredients - delicious !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great farm to table
    REFj
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Oyster Club proves the point that farm to table cuisine is here to stay. The sublime taste of an heirloom tomato salad, was memorable. Fresh seafood, smartly prepared, impeccable. Desserts, crafted with finesse. Service, always present, never intrusive. Well done, Oyster Club!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment!
    Westporter
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The place wasn't very busy at all, yet we waited quite a long time for our waitperson to come get our order. When the food arrived, it was not good. Tuna burger was the biggest disappointment, dry and very unappetizing. Burger was not cooked properly, I asked for medium, I basically got a crusty patty completely raw inside. The lettuce used in the burger was actually spring mix that was already dressed and very wilted, felt like I was eating someone else's salad leftovers. Everything we ate (or tried to) was way over salted. We were thirst for hours afterwards.
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  • Premature dining - came too fast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Order of events : appetizer, drinks, bread, main, dessert, bill (yes, the appetizer came before drinks and bread ?!) Time beginning to end : less than one hour….. Don't get me wrong, the food was delicious (homemade tagliatelle and lobster appetizer, seared yellowtail tuna main course), but it was just too darn fast and there was no time to enjoy the company of my wife or just to relax. There was no "feel" and hence, no atmosphere. Heard a lot about this place, the food is good but it was disappointing as a restaurant experience. Don't remember the tuna anymore, but I remember the appetizer arriving 90 seconds after we sat down and ordered. Was all this because we sat down at our 9:15 pm reservation and the cooks had to go home early?
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  • Great sea food great dining
    WPW2050
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Farm and sea to table as advertised. Great service and good and interesting menu. Using open Table for reservation is highly recommended. there was a long line but they had our table ready when we walked in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit and miss
    KRW1980
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Loved my tuna tartar appetizer but my swordfish main had so much wasabi/horseradish on it that it set my sinuses on fire. I asked the waiter about it and he said there was none on there, only mild spice. It was so strong I could barely eat my fish. Husband got the house made sausage and it was awesome. Wine, appetizer, dessert and the atmosphere was awesome. Too bad my main dish was a total miss.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Glory days over
    BigMac
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Have eaten here about 8 times over past two years. Disappointing experience tonight. Rude service. Waited 40 minutes between finishing appetizers and arrival of main course. Won't be back anytime soon. May be the beginning of decline of restaurant..
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  • Memorable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I travel the country for work, so when dining out, all of the menus now pretty much look the same. It is a rare joy to find a special dining experience like Oyster Club. Unique menu, dishes delightfully presented, and to top it off, absolutely delicious. Highest of recommendation possible.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting Menu
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Very limited menu, but interesting. Great options for a foodie. My choice (homemade pasta with beef ragu) was awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss, never disappoints
    BMcC
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We are regulars in season at Mystic Oyster Club and it never fails to provide a great experience and meal. Our most recent trip this week is a perfect example, they held our reservation even as we were a few minutes late, the meal + desert was above expectations. While the menu varies from day to day thanks to the market of available items, the dishes are never over stylized or try to be too cute with bizarre items or strange presentations. From the chowder to the Swordfish to the made on site sausage with blueberry ice cream to top it off we had a great night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!!!
    luvgoodfd
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    With all the dining choices now in Mystic, we always make a point to go to the Oyster Club when visiting family there. We have never been disappointed!! My mother had once been awhile ago for lunch but was underwhelmed. When asked what she ordered, she said PASTA!! I wouldn't be ordering pasta here. The seafood selections are great, as is, the beef. 3 out of 5 at our table ordered the NY Strip Steak which I sampled and it was to die for. Thank God, my mother was one who ordered it, she is still talking about how delicious it was. Two of us had the tuna on the menu and were VERY pleased! Awesome combo of flavors!! Appetizers were equally delicious. Unfortunately, no room for dessert, perhaps next time:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quite the jewel!
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    On a recommendation from a friend, I went to open table and was able to make a last minute Friday night reservation. This restaurant had everything - great food, wine and atmosphere. We have already recommended it to our friends and will be back again. The bread is perfect too!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Thoughtfully Prepared Meal
    jclieberVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We enjoyed the food and service here. We did feel that for the price you pay, the portions could have been a bit larger. The food though was very fresh and originally prepared. The chowder is one of the better one's I've had.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE THE CHOWDER!
    greenhouse
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    we dine at the oyster club during the year. However it is always my first choice for my birthday dinner in august. I absolutely love the RI clam chowder at the oyster club. Nothing like it at any other restaurant in the area! Also the bread is just outstanding!! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their entrees. We were party of 8!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate