Noise LevelThis is a great restaurant but, to be honest, it was just a bit too loud. Arriving at 9:00 p.m., you would have thought perhaps some of the noise would have been gone, but it was pretty hard to relax. However, it was the night before Father's Day. Perhaps many dads were being treated to dinner and enjoying special times with families, even though we saw no children.
We have now dined at Oystercatchers three times and will return.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAttentive and deliciousGreat tasting food and great service. Staff very attentive and friendly. Delicious sour dough bread warm from the oven, fresh fish, awesome chocolate-peanut butter desert.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great. The serviceFood was great. The service a little slow, but I certainly would go again and will recommend the restaurant to friends.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA Happy BIrthday DinnerWe went here because of the great view and it did not disappoint. The atmosphere was elegant and the view was beautiful. The service was very good. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. The home made bread was delicious with the smoked salt sprinkled over top. We shared the calamari appetizer and it was crisp, fresh and enjoyed by all 3 of us. I had the crab and corn soup. It was a huge bowl so I enjoyed it there and at home the next day. My husband had the strawberry salad and loved it. I had the scallops and they were huge and delicious. What a memorable way to grow old gracefully!! I would certainly consider this lovely restaurant for future special occasions and romantic dinners and highly recommend it to others.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really liked it!!We loved the modern decoration and the amazing views of the bay. The food was excellent, I loved the corn and crab bisque. The service was outstanding. All the staff went out of their way to please us.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful brunch!I booked the reservation through Open Table for a special occasion a few weeks earlier with a note regarding my partners 50th birthday. It had been a long time since I had been to Oystercatchers, maybe 10 years. I travel for work and have seen many "Sunday brunches" around the world. From the mimosas to the Lobster Eggs Benedict, I knew this place was special and different. The high quality of food available was outstanding. Piles of smoked salmon, fresh Gulf shrimp cocktail6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeThis place has it all- ambience, service,phenomenal food, even sunsets. One of the best in Tampa bay for sure !6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMbest brunch that I know offood is excellent. great variety. fresh seafood. mimosas are good. service is attentive.
The view is superb.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable SpotBeautiful spot / great for looking at Tampa bay- with a nice selection of seafood.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional FoodThis has to be the best place for sea food in Tampa Bay area.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperior Service & FoodIn my reservation I mentioned that this was our wedding anniversary. From the moment we arrived until we drove off everyone we came in contact with were highly welcoming and performed their duties flawlessly. As has been my historic experience the food is just wonderful. I love the corn - crab chowder [a house staple] and it's as yummy today as it was in the early 90's when I first started coming to Oystercatchers. I can say without a doubt that in my 20+ years of coming here I've never been disappointed with any aspect of the experience. Oystercatchers is definitely a special place for both business and especially personal dining experiences.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMMust do!Sunday brunch is well worth it for the price. Variety of seafood, salads, pastas, fruit, breads, omelets, and the classic breakfast favorites. Don't forget to leave room for deserts!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOystercatchers Brunch Is #1After having the pleasure of enjoying several of the finest brunches in the southeast, I can honestly say nothing comes close to matching Oystercatchers. The selection of delicious foods, quality of fresh seafood and their amazing made from scratch dessert room (yes, you read that right - an entire room of desserts) makes this the most decadent brunch I've ever enjoyed. Don't skip the Mango John Daly's at the bar. Included in the price of brunch and refreshing alternative to mimosas and blood mary's.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful viewThis was an enjoyable evening. Great sunset view. Great menu and service. Wonderful for a special occasion or for fine dining or entertaining guests to the area. Would highly recommend for indoor or outdoor dining or a visit to the bar.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentWe took a chance since we were on vacation and not familiar with the restaurants in the area and very pleased with the food and the experience.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Brunch!It's a little pricey, but totally worth it. Food is delicious, awesome service, and the view can't be beat! One of the best brunch spots I've tried. Brunch included unlimited mimosas, so the $50 pp cost is all inclusive5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMReally loved it!This is a perfect water view location with an amazing fresh fish menu. All their fish choices are fresh daily and can be cooked 3 different ways with 4 side sauce choices. We had the wood-grilled snapper and wood-grilled grouper both with the key lime caper butter sauce....YUM! It was incredible. I'm ready to go back! The strawberry goat cheese salad was also wonderful. Everything here is basically "tourist" priced because the restaurant is connected to the Grand Hyatt, but it was worth it. I would highly recommend for fish lovers.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food and ServiceThough, our reservation was not found, they made up for it will an excellent view, terrific staff and a suburb meal. Everything about our visits was excellent from Vallet staff to our waitress. We felt so comfortable and relaxed, we were the last couple to leave at 11:15pm that night.
Would definitely recommend to anyone seeking great food and service. It is a hidden gem and will visit again.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe drinks were great. I hadThe drinks were great. I had the rum rusher and it was good. The scallops was wonderful.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat nightService was excellent, food was great. Little pricey, but I was not disappointed with anything.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMenu was fantastic and foodMenu was fantastic and food was exquisitely prepared and delicious!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExperience...Atmosphere...AWESOMEOystercatchers is the place you can go to relax, enjoy the beautiful scenery, and share that romantic evening with the one you love! The food is always spot on - from the calamari fries, to the grilled Mahi-Mahi, the Mango Mojitos and the final kicker - the key lime pie! You cant' go wrong going to Oystercatchers! The staff is the best! The customer service is impecable!
A DEFINITE MUST DINE!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner reviewGreat seafood but other selections are available too. The lobster and the paella were especially great. Good wine selections and good desserts. The service was excellent but sometimes it was hard to hear the people at my table because the noise was loud.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best meals we haveOne of the best meals we have had at Oyster Catchers. The calamari fries are always a favorite, as are the scallops and the grouper. Love this place!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSurprisedIt was a very relaxing and enjoyable lunch. The service was terrific and the taste and quality of the food was magical.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food & ViewTook a friend of mine from out of town here for lunch. The food was fantastic and the waitress was so charming. The view was unbelievable. I would definitely came back.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Good Brunch on SundayThis is a very good Sunday brunch and is highly recommended. They have a wide spread of options for food and every one that I tried was great.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday BrunchWonderful selection of dishes. Very fresh seafood. Waiter was attentive. I definately will go back.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother terrific visitI stayed at the Grand Hyatt & had both lunch & dinner here of the course of the stay. Lunch with Melinda at the bar is always a joy. Lunch consisted of the crab cakes with mustard greens and onion jam. These were some of the best crab cakes I've ever had! I also got a complimentary serving of salman carpaccio (probably because I lingered there for so long!) Which was delicious, fresh and perfect for a light lunch.Dinner consisted of the tempura fried lobster tail for an appetizer, Main dish was the filet mignon and blacked scallops witha key lime butter sauce. The steak was oak grilled and so flavoful, perfectly done, and the scallops were as well. Dessert was an expresso martini Kudos to Melanie & Mike for providing outstanding service.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Oystercatchers SundayI love Oystercatchers Sunday brunch, it's the best in Tampa!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely awesome! We tookAbsolutely awesome! We took friends visiting from out of town to Brunch and it was wonderful. The variety and quality of the food is outstanding as was the service! So rare these days and so appreciated.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic place, our secondFantastic place, our second time. Love the waiter, Michael, and as always the food was superb. The wine of course ... well we enjoyed that as well.
Great place to watch the sunset sky.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellant for business lunch SerExcellant for business lunch
Service was very professional and non-intrusive. Very impressive and good place to bring clients4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went outside after dinnerWe went outside after dinner for drinks and sat on the deck. Very nice area but the mosquitos/knats were a bit irritating. Anyway to improve this would be great. Overall, the restaurant, food, service, etc was fabulous.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Brunch!!! Great selectionsAmazing Brunch!!! Great selections and the unlimited Bloody Marys and Mimosas are a great quality.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat service, nice view,great service, nice view, sat outside so saw the sunset which was very nice. Very fresh tasting crab and lobster.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner out on the deck wasDinner out on the deck was a pleasure. Food was well prepared and delicious with good sides and service was attentive, except dessert was disappointing. The crem brûlée was thick as paste and the key lime pie wasn't very tart.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an excellent experience!!We had an excellent experience!! Donald was our server and he was amazing!! Food was delicious! Wine was excellent. Will for sure be back!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was good, but a littleFood was good, but a little on the pricey side. Great view of the bay!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBest seafood in Tampa Bay,Best seafood in Tampa Bay, and prices reflect that.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful Views, Very Good MenuWe enjoyed another very good dinner at Oystercatchers, and were treated to exceptional service by Cindy and her team. There have been recent changes to the menu, most of which are good but we were disappointed by the wine list. Unless you are a fan of wines from the south Pacific region (we are not) there are very few selections. This is a very popular restaurant with locals and tourists alike, so book early to ensure you are able to secure a well-positioned table.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMVery fresh seafood, althoughVery fresh seafood, although a bit on the pricey side. The service was marvelous. The view of Tampa Bay was awesome. The food was tasty.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMCharged us a "Large Party"Charged us a "Large Party" gratuity fee. There was only 4 of us in the party.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as always!! THEExcellent as always!! THE best champagne Sunday brunch in the Tampa Bay area.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite brunch locationMy favorite brunch location especially with out of town guests. Wonderful food and service.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I celebratedMy husband and I celebrated our 19th Anniversary at Oystercatchers enjoying their brunch. This was not the first time we had been there, but indeed it had been years since our last visit. We were again amazed by the tremendous selection, and freshness of the products. Our favorite were the fresh oysters and shrimp. The make your own bloody mary's was awesome too ! We will be back.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAccommodating staff, excellentAccommodating staff, excellent food though kitchen was slow.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe just loved, loved, lovedWe just loved, loved, loved everything about Oystercatchers!! The clouds even parted for us to enjoy our after dinner wine by the fire pit!!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service.Great food, great service. A little too cold, temp should go up a bit. We'll go back.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat birthdayTook my wife for her birthday. Had reservations but came early, still were ready for us. Bartender made her a special drink on the house. Had the calamari fries and crab cakes. Hands down the best crab cakes in tampa. We also ordered the special snapper and I ordered a whole snapper. Presentation was excellent. Flavor was even better. Came out to the dining area outside to enjoy the firepit. They brought dessert over to the pit and we ate creme brulee and chocolate mousse until our stomachs couldnt take any more food! Overall a great experience and will be back again very soon.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AM