The Grilled Oyster Company
The Grilled Oyster Company

The Grilled Oyster Company

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thegrilledoystercompany.com/
  • Phone: 3012999888x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tuckerman Lane & Seven Locks Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Grilled Oyster Company
The Grilled Oyster Company is a regionally inspired fresh seafood & raw bar.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
The Grilled Oyster Company reviews from OpenTable diners
173 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (138)fit for foodies (57)great for lunch (41)special occasion (32)good for groups (30)vibrant bar scene (30)notable wine list (18)hot spot (17)great for brunch (17)romantic (16)great for outdoor dining (13)kid-friendly (12)late-night find (6)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Yummy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Our server was very efficient and made some excellent chooses in how to serve our appetizers. We had ordered several items to share and he presented them one at a time so that we could fully enjoy each item.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GOOD FOOD & FLEXIBLE CHOICES!
    LoisVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Being on a low sodium/no salt regimen, I can always find something good to eat at this destination. Exceedingly caring, the wait staff and kitchen can be relied upon to suggest choices that are tasty and not the usual steamed bland fare. Specializing in fresh seafood, I enjoy these healthy choices and return on a regular basis. When crowded with patrons, the noise level is a decided problem. Come early before the crowds!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good time
    DateVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have had two great experiences here. Very consistent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommended and approved ...
    ricspics
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Restaurant was strongly recommended by friends who have been multiple times. Food was terrific, service outstanding. The one knock was the loudness, it seemed every table was trying to outshout the next table ... you know you have a an issue when sitting just two feet from someone and you have to lean it and shout. I'm finding this more and more at newly crafted restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    dawnindc
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Don't judge a book by it's cover. Tucked away in a non-descript strip mall, Grilled Oyster can easily (and mistakenly) be missed. This is a terrific spot. We had dinner there w/ a few couples & everyone raved about their food. They also have a nice raw bar for oysters, etc... My husband adored his calamari (light & lemony). I had the stuffed lobster special--awesome! The service was fantastic too. Our waitress didn't hover, but she kept the food and drink coming all night and was very attentive. For example, one of our friends ordered steak -- the waitress walked by and noticed it wasn't cooked to his liking (he didn't say a thing) and she came back a few minutes later with a brand new dinner for him--unsolicited. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise levels spoiled the evening
    Hungryinbethesda
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We dined with a small party of 4 early on a Friday evening. (Our second visit). We love the menu. A lively bar crowd made navigating through to the restaurant section challenging. The noise level was so high that our "pardon me," and "excuse me," expressions to people blocking our way went unheard. After we got to our table, we had difficulty in talking with one another and hearing our waitstaff person explain the specials and menu details. I do not understand why this gem of a dining establishment would not invest in some level of sound-deadening treatment. Even a modest treatment would yield positive dining experience results. Please seriously consider this to reap the maximum benefit of pleasurable dining for your customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great soft shells
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The best soft shell crab we've ever had- meaty, tasty white meal. Generous portions Attentive service Reasonable prices
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YworryVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We have eaten here on many occasions & highly recommend it for food quality as well as excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • grilled oyster
    linda
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had a great waitress very attentive restaurant had a pleasant atmosphere. We had been meaning to try it just never got there. Glad we finally did. We will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Food & Service
    Bkirie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Grilled Oyster is an extremely welcome addition to the neighborhood! Service was excellent with our server providing cordial friendly and efficient service! Food is also terrific. Seafood is fresh, tasty and cooked perfectly! We especially enjoyed the fish trio (tuna, salmon, and rockfish) each fish portion with its own small garnish/accompaniment and skillfully cooked (ie not over cooked)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great place to eat
    surfergirlVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Spinach salad with salmon extremely satisfying. Also the salad that has speghetti squash is excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation Suprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    5 of is came in on Friday night to celebrate a special graduation. Between the five of us, we tried a variety of drinks and menu listings. All I can say is... Awesome fresh seafood! It made the night memorable. We will be bringing more family and friends there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Popular restaurant at Cabin John
    Allan
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Often I pass this restaurant, I notice that the house is always full...better to make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely great
    surfergirlVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Each salad plentiful, tasty and satisfying! Chicken wrap sandwich a hit as well! Restaurant never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was our first time dining here and it certainly won't be our last. The wine list is very nice and when I couldn't decide between two wines, the waitress brought me a small glass of each to try. The portions are perfect sized, the pairings of fish with side dishes unique and the kids menu is wonderful. The service was attentive and the waitress made helpful recommendations that were delicious. Definitely a neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Timer Will Be Second Timer
    BarryVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was our first trip to this restaurant and we will definitely return. The food was terrific. We shared two appetizers and both were great. The calamari was very fresh. Not rubbery or chewy and had great flavor. My wife and I both has the cioppino and loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never Disappointed
    surfergirlVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Salmon spinach salad my lunch fave. Table had 3 different salads--all excellent! Great service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great "Go to" place
    Phyllis
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The Grilled Oyster is always fun and reliable with a fun atmosphere, great food, including a range of specials and attentive service. I strongly recommend this for all!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A neighborhood Gem
    GloriaM
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We recently moved to this area and walked in this place and got hooked. We just love it here, great fresh food and friendly staff!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good seafood
    Stuart22
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    If you like seafood that is fresh, this is the place. Everything we had was really good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but Loud
    dinersb8995
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food and service was excellent however, the noise level was very high. We arrived for a 9:15 reservation and it wasn't tell 10:15 that we could hear each other at the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice
    GentleBenVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Excellent experience from the moment we entered to the moment we left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    garyk
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We really enjoy this place for its food, its service and its convenience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I like seafood and...
    Washington1
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I like seafood and the oysters were wonderful here.We had the fish tacos, crab and shrimp and all were prepared very well indeed. Will return soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too noisy
    Hungryinbethesda
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The high clattery noise level spoiled an otherwise perfect evening of excellent food, attentive service and all around great dining. There is no sound deadening in the high overhead ceiling, nor floor carpeting. Our party of seven found it difficult to converse across the table or with another two seats away. Too bad, because otherwise it would be a top dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great for the whole family
    CubitVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We adore the Grilled Oyster. The seafood is fresh, the menu is delicious and consistently made, and they have terrific kids meals that go beyond the standard chicken fingers and pizza.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FAIR FAIR FAIR
    KNOT
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Dined early on 7/4. Entree fish was fishy tasting, entree was delivered before appetizer (which was then cancelled), no paper towels in restroom.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    RoseBuddy
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The Thai basil mussels are a must! Fabulous! The lobster was wonderful. They substituted grilled vegetables since I didn't want fries. We had a drink outside on the couches and it was a lovely night. Very accommodating and amiable wait staff. I would go here again in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Soft Shell Crab Sandswich
    attylady
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I was visiting MD from FL and this is my first visit to Grilled Oyster Company. The oysters were wonderful and my lunch entree of a soft shell crab cake sandwich was delicious, as were the french fries that accompanied it. It will be a "must return" on my next trip north.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a Pleasure
    JustAnotherThought
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We have dined at The Grilled Oyster Company on many occasions and it is always outstanding. Staff is very cordial and accommodating. We just love this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • When It's Good...
    JohnGalt
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    ...it's very good. When it's not is another story for another time. The reservation was honored on time with prompt seating. That evening our party had raw oysters, barbecue shrimp, Ipswich clams, mussels in wine, steamed clams and a crab cake sandwich. The timing of the dishes was excellent and the steamed or fried items arrived piping hot. Particularly notable were the fried Ipswich clams and the crab cake. We have had them many times and they are always excellent. The mussels and steamed clams come with plenty of toasted bread for dipping in the broths. When Ben is running the house and Rachel is your server, a great meal can almost be guaranteed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brunch
    smit
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We ordered eggs Benedict and they were barely warm and definitely overcooked. More like hard boiled eggs than poached eggs. I don't recommend brunch here. The place was also empty, only 3 tables in use.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Much better than expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The look of this little strip-mall restaurant did not give me high expectations, but the food was terrific and the service was great. As soon as we sat down the waitress brought a little amuse bouche with strips of flatbread, carrots and celery with a little bit of dip -- just enough to take the edge off and puit us in a good mood. The Chesepeake oysters were big and cold, and ther three dishes we ordered -- a whole lobster (with a great, easy-to-eat presentation), the scallops/clams linguine in tomato sauce, and the crab cakes -- were each wonderful. We topped the night with a key lime tart and the duo of vanilla and chocolate creme brulee. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good fried clams but too noisy
    clamsVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    good fried whole belly clams and good fried oysters. but its too noisy to have a conversation
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good
    CrazeeebabyVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The place is cute and the bar is a nice place to sit and have a drink and some happy hour food. The food was OK, not great and not gourmet but good enough. I would not go out of my way to go there again because Nantucket's is better.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Grilled Oyster Dinner 6/17/14
    greg
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We have eaten lunch several times and dinner twice. Great service. Good time. We are fans, but too noisy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for the oysters
    weheartRI
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Not too many places serve Rhode Island oysters. That's what we went for and they were great. Fresh, cool, served nicely. The fish and seafood dishes have been very good. Also very good wine selection. Great service. surprisingly nice setting for the strip mall location. Sides and veggies need an upgrade to compare with the oysters and fish. We'll be going back many times.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MarvinVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Seafood at its best, plus the burgers are great. The service is outstanding. Most accommodating staff in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice little place
    anniespaVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    A good neighborhood place. In contrast to other reviews, the service was excellent. Food was good, wine list overpriced but reasonable selections. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good seafood
    foodie007VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I like this place for a very civilized lunch. The lunch special of grilled trout was very good, but the dish that really stands out is the chocolate lava cake. Yum. Sinful too.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet