Oystercatchers
Oystercatchers

Oystercatchers

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oystercatchersrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8132076815x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Back by popular demand Oystercatchers patio/bar area is now serving a light lunch on Saturdays from 11:30, no reservations needed. Our award winning Sunday Brunch is served from 10:30am to 2:00pm. We serve lunch Monday thru Friday from 11:30am to 2:30pm and join us for a dinner experience like no other Monday thru Saturday from 5:30pm-10:00pm. Sunday 6:00pm-9:00pm. Join us for our fabulous Sunday Brunch
    10:30am-2:00pm
    Adult $52.00 per person
    ($26.00 4-11yr)
    Child under 4 free
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Michael Chong
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Join us for Live Entertainment on Tuesdays and Saturdays @ 7PM

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Courtney Campbell Cswy / SR 60/Exit Bayport Dr.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking is provided to all guests.







A word from Oystercatchers
Oystercatchers is located on the shores of the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. You drive down a winding road into the Ruelle as you approach the illuminated circle drive flanked by palm trees and bright flowerbeds. As you enter the restaurant through the lounge, you are taken back by the spectacular panoramic view of Old Tampa Bay. With its innovative cocktails and contemporary furniture, the lounge, outside patio and lower bay-level deck provide a comfortable yet chic hotspot for locals and visitors alike. Our visually stimulating water views and sunsets provide a unique environment to enjoy feature wines and appetizers. Our menu highlights an array of the freshest, wild and line caught fish available, organic produce and seafood specialties with a unique and contemporary flair. Oystercatchers... Even our sunsets are made fresh daily.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Oystercatchers reviews from OpenTable diners
163 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (141)special occasion (111)romantic (86)fit for foodies (66)great for outdoor dining (57)great for brunch (55)good for groups (37)great for lunch (31)notable wine list (25)neighborhood gem (15)kid-friendly (14)hot spot (13)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (6)Show More
  • Great place to gave a good time
    Gr8tmeal
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Nice, elegant, romantic and quality place to have dinner and downtime. Red snapper was great:)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Excellent fish and seafood. I am a fisherman and rarely say that about any restaurant as I eat the freshest fish all the time. However, the fish here was very good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Brunch was very good with so much to choose from. Waiter was a bit slow at first but warmed up when he realised that we were there for a good time !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good views, bad food, bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    35 min wait with a reservation, the black grouper was very over done, took 2.5 hours to get out of there with two people, overall bad experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It was a great place to have lunch. the view is awesome and the food is just perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was life- changing
    LOVEURFOOD
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My server was fantastic and the food even better. I will return on my travels again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    GoodCatchTampa
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Wonderful food and experience. Very efficient, helpful and pleasant waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    great food and service - had a window and watched the sunset. so very cool
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive
    FCBarcelonaVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Excellent snapper & lobster tempura. Great seafood
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    Alex
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My husband and I were in Tampa this weekend, and I found this restaurant on tripadvisor. We took a chance, and we were happy we did. The food was amazing. The presentation, the quality and the taste was great. It was a little on the pricy side, but what do you expect for a nice dinner? We will go back there when we are in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but pricey
    Terry
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Spent a week in the Tampa area trying to find good seafood, this was it, but at a cost of over $200 for 3 people.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Longtime Customer
    TheFloridianVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    While the view is wonderful and the food is still very good, the service has been declining for some reason. We had been longtime regular customers for many many years, but had not been in over a year after noticing a decline in the quality of service. We returned this week hoping to see that it had turned around and was stunned to have received not only poor service but what I would consider the worst service I have ever experienced in a restaurant of any kind. We enjoy fine dining and do not mind paying a few hundred dollars for nice evening out but to spend that much for an unpleasant experience is not acceptable. I do hope this was a fluke at what is otherwise a nice restaurant. However, we will not be returning.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not bad, just dissappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I used to frequent the OC brunch with my family while I lived with them. Two years away at college and it just doesn't feel special anymore. I'd expect to pay about $20, overlook the "ehh" stuff and be happy with what we got. To spend $280 feeding 5 people though, we felt like chumps for taking my mom here to celebrate her birthday - My dad and I agreed that visibly cut corners made it hard to take pride in where we had brought her. Please don't slash the number of offerings at the brunch, but I can't see my family coming back until we know that half-hearted sections of the brunch have been addressed. I would love to try again when OC has made every part of the brunch a high-caliber experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    Aura58VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The best scallops I have ever eaten! Melted in your mouth! Waiter was attentive and friendly. Can't wait to go back !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dineout
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Made reservation a week in advance for party of 7. Requested round or square table, which was not provided though easily could have been as restaurant was not crowded at all. Was seated @ rectangular table in a small area of room immediately next to another table for 8. Noise level generated was almost intolerable. Service was slow. Will be a long time 'til I return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food, Great View
    paulyn
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My party sampled everything from soup, salad, sandwich, entrée and desert. All of the dishes were flavorful and met expectations. The view was terrific and the environment was comfortable and relaxed. The server struggled a bit with the initial order. Instead of a grouper sandwich, one of our party members ended up with fish and chips. It took longer than expected to our food. Tables around us ordered and were finishing their meals by the time our food arrived. The server's demeanor was polite, friendly, and trying hard to make our special occasion a lovely one with beautiful deserts. I appreciated that effort greatly. I would definitely recommend the restaurant for future lunch events.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was OK but nothing special
    RSfromDunedin
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Went for an anniversary lunch in July. It was freezing inside; should have brought a sweater. I think they were understaffed because even though the restaurant was not even half full, service was slow. It appeared that the few waitresses were overtasked. The grouper sandwich was OK and the seafood macaroni my husband ordered was also just OK. For such a pretentious place (and expensive) the food presentation could have been better. We are local, and will probably choose a place closer to home for a nice lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wife's Birthday Brunch
    tampaboymark
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    My wife's Birthday was this past Sunday. We are new transplants to the Tampa area, and a friend of mine from work recommended the Sunday brunch at Oystercatchers. He gave me a great recommendation as the brunch was awesome! Quail egg omelets, caviar, an array of entrees and salads to wow you. Not to mention the clam and oyster bar, and the multitude of desserts. My wife loved the Bloody Mary bar which is included as well. It was a great afternoon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Fiddlestyx
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was absolutely marvous, our server was great, and we were not rushed. The sunset view on the bay was panoramic and beautiful. Our request for a window table was honored. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Venue...
    MSNY7VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    When I spend $200+ on dinner for 2 w/o WINE, I expect not to eat in 40 minutes. As frustrating as a long wait for food courses can be, serving food at the speed of a NY Diner is not FINE DINING...
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I though
    salty123
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was for the price a disappointment. We order two seafood grills and two specials surf and turf. All items on the plate were over salted and black peppered to the point that it ruined all the flavors of what was an excellent filet minion and lobster. The best calamari I had in the USA after my Mother's and an excellent pudding. Everyones entree were way to salty. We should have return them but we were eating late, my parents were tired and it was their 52 Anniversary. We were disappointed to say the least.,,,
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best water view in Tampa
    DJSlice
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The sunset view during dinner is amazing. Food is great and service was good also. Great date spot but the food is better at Pane Rustica.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Good Experience
    DMichaelCooper
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Nice dinner experience in typical fashion of the upper scale offering of a large hotel. Cuisine was good to very good, service was standard, dining room was modern and clean, piano player added a very nice touch, views of the bay and the sunset were fantastic. Comfortable that returning would provide me with another good experience, however, it wouldn't be my first choice when considering more of a fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just another day in paradise
    aviewiseverything
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Brought a friend for her birthday and she was impressed. Food was great. View was wonderful. Service the best. Atmosphere just right We were treated so well. Friendly and welcome.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • CONSISTENTLY AMONG THE BEST
    Smartdog
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Another great meal at Oyster Catcher's. The tuna tartare was perfect and the grouper had an inventive preparation that beats the ever popular fried. Service is crisp and efficient and helpful. When weather cooperates, the outdoor area is very special for a quiet dinner. The indoor part does get loud when large groups are there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as always
    Mike
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Whenever the mood strikes us for seafood they are the first choice. Food is always the finest. Service is exceptional. SO just a fantastic place to go
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    Kelli
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I travel to Tampa on business a couple times a year and I make sure to dine at Oystercatchers - whether for a business meeting or just for myself. The food is to die for and the service is out of this world. Not to mention the fabulous view. I highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great food
    foodie
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    love this place more each time. Great seafood. nice view of the water. wish self parking was more convenient or at least labelled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good night out
    wineguy
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I liked the waiter. Attentive but not over bearing. Food was good but not great. Presentation of the food was exceptional. Oysters Rockefeller were incredible. Black grouper was very small and not fresh. Whole red fish was over fried and greasy. Dessert, creme Brule was generous and tasty. House chard was good for the bottle price.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eatout
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Busy made it a bit noisy and rushed. Very good menu!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    Cathy
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We met friends for dinner, and wete all extremely pleased with the grouper, Chilean Sea Bass and snapper meals. The view is gorgeous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Geordielad
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I remember Oystercatchers as being a very attractive and service orientated restaurant. What a pity that their standards have declined. We almost felt like intruders when we arrived and were shown to the cocktail bar. The person there was somewhat irritated (it appeared) that we may have interrupted his siesta. There were no 'nibbles' on any table. When shown to a table there was no-one to assist the lady in being seated and no one to arrange the serviettes. There was no butter knife on the side plates and onl one knife and fork when it was likely several courses would be consumed and no soup spoon either. No fish knives and forks. The standards and service are severely lacking.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great anniversary spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We were looking for great food, great service and a great view. Oystercatchers did not disappoint! It is a perfect anniversary location.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    HoneyMooning
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Great eating experience on our Honeymoon. Service was FANTASTIC, waiter was EXCELLENT. Ate lunch and dinner and both were superb.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood Delight
    Foodie86
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The food was absolutely delicious! Oyster Catchers is very secluded and it's almost as if it's on an island. The restaurant overlooks the beautiful Tampa Bay.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over-priced
    Barbi3
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I ordered oysters, and they were way over- priced and small. I have ordered oysters in high-class restaurants, and they were not as expensive. I am sorry, but I was disappointed with the food in general.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night out
    MwwNapa
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My husband and I were in town to visit relatives, and asked our hotel concierge for a nice restaurant. We weren't looking to travel very far from our hotel, but when she described Oystercatchers, we decided pretty quickly this is where we would go. (It was about a 30 minute drive.) And I'm happy to say it didn't disappoint. Arriving early, we had a cocktail at the bar, where we found the bartender to be engaging despite how busy he was having to take care of tables as well. For dinner, we were given a table by the window with a great view of the sunset. Our server Michael was really friendly and gave us some great recommendations. The special was a tuna filet and shrimp with 3 sauces, each as good as the last. What a wonderful night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best waterfront dining in Tampa Bay
    KsiversVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Went with a party of 6 and enjoyed excellent service & fabulous food. Our server and his assistant were just helpful enough with refilling water glasses and accommodating us without being too overbearing. A talented pianist played a great variety of music, including "Letting Go" right after my daughter walked by him to use the restroom (sweet). The seafood was fresh, the portions were ample, and even for a vegetarian like me, there were enough salad and veggie side item options that I had more than enough to eat. I appreciated that when I ordered the braised greens side, the server was kind enough to ask me if it was okay that it was braised in duck. They offer a kids menu too, although I would not recommend it for young or loud children.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We were looking forward to having a great night! It was perfect due to ambience and food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great seafood! My husband had steak which was just OK for the price (expected more). Server was nothing special (expected more for fine dining).
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.