Parkside Seafood House - Oyster Bar
Parkside Seafood House - Oyster Bar

Parkside Seafood House - Oyster Bar

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.facebook.com/parksideseafoodhouse
  • Phone: 7654646531x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner:Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm -10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Wes Brewer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State Road 26 East
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Parkside Seafood House - Oyster Bar
The Parkside delicatessen building was built in 1896 with an addition a few years later. Eventually the deli and grocery became a café and soon a full service restaurant. Rumors and stories from the original owner Joe and other owner Tom include everything from the family living above and hidden alcohol gatherings during prohibition. After prohibition the Parkside was one of the first applications to the state for a beer and wine license. As years went by the Parkside developed a following for a favorite lunch spot and great steaks, prime rib and Tom’s catfish for dinner. Being located by Columbian park brought awareness and nostalgia to the restaurant and became a “Neighborhood Gem” or favorite spot for people wanting a cold beer or the elites of Lafayette that desired great food.
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Parkside Seafood House - Oyster Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (28)fit for foodies (24)notable wine list (22)special occasion (21)great for outdoor dining (11)romantic (11)good for groups (8)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Really nice to see !!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Wow , what a great experience !! So nice that lafayette FINALLY has a place that offers a seasonal menue that Is executed perfectly !! Go Mark Vaughn and team !! Can't wait to see what you guys do next !! We will be back to parkside over and over agin !! Love it !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment at Parkside
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    First I would like to compliment the owners on a nice restoration job on an old Lafayette landmark. I ordered the salmon, it was delicious but it was a child's portion which was a sliver of salmon approximately 1 1/2" wide and 6" long with mashed potatoes. It was $23.00 and didn't come with a salad or anything else. The grouper was equally a small portion and chewy and so I suspect was overcooked. The soda arrived in a bottle and was a cute nostalgic effect but no free refills. I doubt that we will return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food and service was excellent but it can be a bit pricey. I will definitely go back for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Parkside seafood
    JBarney87
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Newly remodeled old neighborhood spot, looking good and tasting fun ---- oysters are fresh and a varied list to choose from too. rotating menu weekly - good wine list to choose from as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Addition to Lafayette Indiana
    DBFoodie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The ambiance was very nice with white linen tablecloths and napkins. Food was fresh tasting and well presented. Our Clam Chowder was very good and nicely present with a whole baby clam, nice touch. Scottish Salmon was perfectly cooked with crispy edges and flaky texture. Red Grouper was served on tasty cheesy grits and cooked to perfection. During the course of the meal the server was attentive but not in our face. Their warm bread, served in a small metal tray, was fantastic and the citrus butter even better. They offer a nice selection of wine and it was served well chilled. Food was excellent. My only concern is pricing. Our bill was $95.00 for 2 of us. No starch or vegetable offered with the meal was a bit of a let down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Senator
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Still working out the kinks, no plates or silverware when the bread came. Left off the side with the entre. Fish portion small for $25.00 Crembrulea was cold, a good one the top is warm. Men's bathroom is in a difficult spot.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kev Dave
    KevDave
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food was very good but the service was not. Everything we requested, such as silverware for our food, took a long time to reach us. We finally resorted to eating our seafood tower with our fingers. We asked three different people for an extra chair because one of our party was being blinded by the sun, but never got one. We were told that the reason our food took so long to reach us was because the chef makes everyone's dish individually after you order it. Sounds good, but maybe this is too much for one chef to accomplish. They sent two people to our table to ask if we were the Hewitt party (for Open Table) and yet they still reported we hadn't shown up. They also charged the credit card of one of our party twice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner for six
    luvseafood
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Out of town family guests were visiting for the weekend. It was our first visit to the restaurant and we love seafood. The Oysters, Salmon and Grouper were a huge hit, along with the filet. Everything was fresh and quite pleasing to the pallet. The service was friendly and in a timely manner. I love to cottage feel. Only missing piece was a bar, however, not necessary. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!!!
    Josh
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Wonderful change of pace from the chain restaurants. Very pleasant staff and atmosphere. Food is great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic
    tboehle
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    A perfect fit for Lafayette. A first class restaurant in a quiet neighborhood. Food was perfectly sized. Quality was superb. Friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    Hellohello
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Oysters were delicious... Salmon and Grouper were great. Lobster Mac and Cheese not what I expected. I was expecting cheesier Mac and Cheese... (maybe I should have read the menu closer?). Portion sizes seemed a bit small. Overall tho... it was a good time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Gaining Momentum
    JimmyQuick
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My mother and I went there for dinner before a symphony. The food was good but every course was rushed. Nothing was very hot. The clam chowder was barely warm and the cheese grits for my red snapper entree were also barely warm. The red snapper was a bit undercooked. I hope these are just issues relating to being a new restaurant. If I am going to spend $100 on a dinner for two with no alcohol and no dessert, I expect hot, well presented food, that I can eat without feelinh like you are ready for me to leave before I even sit down. The restaurant has great potential, and I would like to give the place another try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice addition to Lafayette
    farmgirl0613
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at Parkside Seafood House. I think it will be even better when they expand their menu a little bit. They have done a great job of decorating inside and out. We did not realize until afterwards that they have a lounge upstairs. We'll check that out next time. Our only complaint is that the noise level is pretty high. It was difficult to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • cometchaser
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Beautiful remodel of the space, super nice staff, interesting spaces to hang out upstairs or a table for 12-14 for a group, loved the lobster mac and cheese but mostly can't wait to go back and hang out on the patio. Strings of lights and picnic tables in a great setting!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The only change I would make is a few more choices on the menu. I assume this will come with time. The Food was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Pricey
    Oldnursr
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We came for a birthday dinner. The menu is somewhat limited but I understand you are starting this out from scratch. The steak dinner is over-priced and if you get a salad, it is really pricey. Perhaps you could consider a small side salad as part of the dinner offerings and not a la carte. The change in decor is certainly startling but in a good way. Our wine selection was very nice. The bread was wonderful! As an aside, we were frequent visitors of the old Parkside, and we NEVER came close to a $100 bill for dinner and we had prime rib, a salad, bread, and a potato selection.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Par Excellence
    Truth
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Great food, good service, Homemade bread, lobster salad, corn chowder, etc. Fresh, Fresh seafood. Wish they were open more than Thursday, Friday and Saturday but hopefully that will come later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I highly recommend! Absolutely excellent. Seafood is fresh. Close your eyes and you are on the East Coast! Oysters are delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Outdoor Dining
    Foodie2
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The weather finally cooperated so we got to sit on the patio.... was an incredible outdoor dining spot!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Small Town Seafood Restaurant
    Alba1763
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Parkside is a newly opened seafood restaurant in Lafayette, Indiana. It turned a local, small dingy bar into a bright, airy small restaurant. They offered a limited menu until the full opening in September. A nice wine list, good service. I'm a seafood fan--from San Diego until a few years ago. I want this restaurant to succeed--desperately. We had the clambake and for the most part is was good--but the shrimp and crab were over-cooked and dry. It came with a side of cornbread--which was also nondescript. But I think they deserve an A for effort. It is a challenge to open something different in this town where most people think that the Olive Garden is the height of dining out. I will return and support this business.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find
    Table4two
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Must admit, much better than I expected so a great surprise. Service was a little slow but I think it was just because they are new. Overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clam Bake
    Triathlete72
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    A group of 7 of us went for the opening weekend clam bake and thoroughly enjoyed it. The restaurant is very well decorated but not over the top. It's about the food and the excellent craft beer and wine list. The patio is very inviting although we did not sit out there on this visit. The food was excellent! It tasted like top quality seafood just as it should without a lot of added spices and flavors! The oysters were superb! If you are looking for good seafood this is the place to go in Lafayette! I highly recommend Parkside Seafood House-Oyster Bar!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular
    Foodie2
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Taking a restaurant that's been in Lafayette for over 100 years and making it into a 5 star food experience is awesome... the food was top notch (shrimp cocktail is perfection)!! Everyone should try this "new" Seafood House!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clam Bake a success!
    DelightedSusanVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This is a new restaurant that has just reopened from its original concept. We enjoyed the beer selections and the clam bake that was being featured. Everyone treated us well and the food was good!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not ready for Prime Time
    Hirsch
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    August 21, 2014. Priced way too high for a working class neighborhood. Shellfish bucket served absolutely plain with no onions or sausage as shown in example. Shrimp with heads on is not what people around here expect. Historic pictures of the park were reutilised. Finish is fresh with nice touches of hand cloths and water bottles, but noise level is very high. Too many wait staff with little apparent experience. Good wine, nicely chilled.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Looking forward to the full menu
    Foodie101
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I really enjoyed the clam bake. It was my first foray into eating clams, lobster and full shrimp. But the seafood tasted flavorful and fresh without being oily. I am looking forward to seeing what other food options surface.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find!
    CoachVVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I can't believe Lafayette has a quality seafood house, can't wait to go back. Shrimp cocktail was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
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