Oystercatchers

4.5
3881 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3881 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Seafood
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very nice place. The environment may have been off due to the Covid situation but we look forward to going again.

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vipFoodieinmedia
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visited in January and it was a little cold in the restaurant. A few other customers complained. There was a cool breeze blowing on us which was a little uncomfortable even for us Northerns. The food was innovative and the quality was excellent.

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vipDaniel
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Oystercatchers and it was a GREAT experience. The layout of the restaurant is very nice. The menu had some very interesting seafood and non seafood choices which presented options. The meals were fantastic and the service was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service the Tuna was outstanding we will definitely be back.

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Vegas2013
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was staying at the Hyatt and this restaurant came highly recommended. The food was very tasty and the service was great. A little pricey, but worth it. Enjoy!

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JulietB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service! The lobster and grouper were slightly over cooked.

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Lightek
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service
Lovely patio and a great sunset. Fabulous smoked old fashioned, succulent oysters, delicious grilled shrimp, lobster tail and scallops and award winning key lime pie. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience1

Oyster Catchers had changed a lot since they have new management. They used to have a beautiful Sunday buffet with tablecloth’s. It’s just not the same.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time!!

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vipJamesH
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lunch was fantastic but the noise level was very bad. Take an outside table if you can.

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Yvette
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oyster Catchers never disappointments, the food and service was outstanding!

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viprick
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food. Great cocktails. Outstanding service.

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Trey
Toledo
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

For this reservation we requested a quiet table for the 5 of us next to some window seating so we could enjoy the scenery while the sun set. Unfortunately they crammed us at a small table by a side window and there was no room for all of the table settings. Even the servers struggled with making sure we had enough room during each course. They did recognize we were there for a birthday so I know they reviewed and read the requests, and Bob’s service was amazing, as was the food. But the seating was terrible and really left a disappointing feeling for our experience. There wasn’t even a tablecloth. As we walked in and were seated there was obviously open tables in the area we had hoped to sit based on our request. Not sure we will be back soon if we are going to spend that much money on a dinner and they won’t honor the requests, we will go other places for that price.

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Porscha
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brunch was great! The sushi was good and I really enjoyed my Spanish tortilla. But the best part of brunch was the service. My server Tyler was very attentive and personable in which it really pushed my experience over the top. Thanks Tyler!

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BrianP
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We where in the side room which was good but people came in on a 10 spot and where loud and swearing which turned it a bad situation!!

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RyanD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

First, we were sat outside in the blazing sun. We asked for an umbrella and a fan as soon as we were sat, and the hostess said she didn’t know how to, but would send our server over (train your hostess on these tasks please). We sat there uncomfortable at least 5-10 min and no one came.. so we assumed we were forgotten about. We decided to move inside, so we could receive faster service versus being forgotten about outside, as well as stay cooler. So happier inside we order... our server was nice and professional, but I could tell she had her hands full. Wrong food delivery to table and took almost 10 min for anyone to notice.. instead they were looking for the missing sandwich that was sitting on my table.. instead of delivering my food to the correct table. Focusing on the problem and blindly ignoring your guest will not give you an efficient solution. The manager did not delivery the food, or apologize. I was not offered any sort of accommodation or acknowledgement of the issue. The medium burger finally arrived after my mother finished her food already.. I ate maybe a few bites due to the overcooking in the heated lamp.

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AnthonyU
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service. Some tree trimming would give an even nicer view of the water.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing, Donald. The food delicious and perfect way of ending 2020.

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NataliaR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is phenomenal, ambiance is wonderful, and the service was top line, I would highly recommend Oystercatchers.

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cynthiat
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Visited for New Year’s Eve, Late lunch early dinner.
Food as always excellent. Wait help had too many tables and only 1 of her. She did a great job but overload effected guests.
Couldn’t get sunscreen down so had to move to another table from sun. Cleaning and disinfectant bottle and cleaning rag left on ledge behind our table and finally they hurried us out to set up for New Years at 4:30 after a long wait in service. Our reservation was at 2:15 and took almost 30 minutes to get us a drink from bar. One table could have been left without hurrying us while they set table clothes etc around us without hurrying us. We shouldn’t have been made to feel our reservation and experience was not important.

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SheilaF
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd year anniversary. Pork chop was amazing.

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CoreyW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Cindy, Cindy, Cindy, the waitress!! Literally ruined the night. Celebrating my wife's Birthday took a horrible turn for the worst with the display and conduct of our server. Our guest arrived 20 minutes before us (as discussed with the restaurant) were seated accordingly and instructed to order their drinks. When we (my wife and I) showed up for our 630reservation, our guests mentioned that they were enjoying the atmosphere and that everything was going well. I attempted to get our server's attention to order our initial drinks. When my drink arrived, she set it at the end of the table away from me and just walked away. (our guests commented on how different they were treated than what I received). When it was time to order dinner, my spouse inquired about a wine pairing for the crispy snapper she intended to order. Cindy's retort was that she'd have to figure that out herself and dismissed what we were attempting to say. Perception is reality, as they always say, our guests were white and we're a biracial couple. I spoke to the manager, telling her that if I preferred burger king instead of a highly recommended restaurant I would have gone to burger king. I am appreciative of her prompt reaction but the damage was already done. I had a floral arrangement delivered prior to our selected time, highlighting that this moment was special as indicated to the restaurant beforehand. We immediately requested that we get someone else who saved the night from complete disaster. It is highly doubtful that I'll return to this restaurant if this is the display of the staff towards patrons. Perhaps Cindy had an off night??

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

View was beautiful. Ordered 3 starters: Calamari Fries, P.E.I Hot Pot and Grilled Oysters. All were outstanding. Main Courses at the table included the Surf and Turf, Crispy Skin Snapper and the Lobster Mac and Cheese. All the elements worked well. The cheeses in the Lobster Mac made for a rich and robust flavor. The cook on the Filet Mignon was a perfect medium-rare served with a Cabernet reduction on a parsnip purée that easily rivals, if not bests, the usual mashed potatoes. The lobster retained a pleasant smoke flavor from the wood grill, but was otherwise average. This “surf” side of the dish was most likely from a warm water lobster because It lacked the flavor, texture and sweetness found in cold water varieties. (Maine lobster was available on the menu for market price). The Snapper was served with Cedar Key clams on a fricassee that had intense depth of flavor. The delicately mild and flaky Snapper was a little lost in such a flavor forward dish, and perhaps a little salty from the pancetta. The only major disappointment was the lobster tail on the Lobster Mac. It was undercooked and instantly turned a flavorful dish into $50 Mac and Cheese. That being said, everything else was very enjoyable. I will be returning and won’t hesitate recommending the restaurant to others. (Flights out of nearby TPA made outside dining a little loud).

JK
JenniferK
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find tucked back in behind the Grand Hyatt! Great food, great service, will definitely be back!

AM
AvilioM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location. Staff is courteous and knowledgeable!

TK
vipTK719
Hokkaido
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside for lunch over the holidays. The food was fantastic. I had the grouper sandwich, and it was cooked perfectly and a healthy portion. The service was on point, and definitely feel like Oystercatchers is consistently the best place in Tampa for seafood.

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vipYvonne
Orlando
40 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always love coming back here. The food is delicious and the location is great. It feels like a hidden gem. The service staff is always friendly. We missed the days of the awesome weekend brunch, the best in town, hoping those days come back soon.

TY
vipTomY
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service provided by Charles. Both meals were exquisitely prepared by the chef.

MG
MauricioG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is one of my favorite places to dine in. Specially now that Armani’s is no longer open, will be going more often.
Thanks!!!

JB
JimB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thankfully it was not very cold nor rainey due to the valet parking having been discontinued. We did not know this until we rec'd email confirming reservation the afternoon before our reservation. Being handicapped we would not have kept the reservation had it been raining. As it was we had a lovely meal and evening.

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vipLTDINE
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

When we made the reservation, we were informed no Sunday brunch buffet was being offered due to COV19 but we would be able to order the same items from the menu and/or a la carte . Hence, we were surprised when we reviewed the limited menu and our inability to obtain items such as regular eggs benedicts and/or omelettes! What was also very disappointing was the quality of the food we're used to obtain from Oystercatchers!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were there for a brunch before flying out from TPA. It was great- the ambiance, the food (sushi, crab salad especially)... Highly recommended...

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vipAlexB
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love to have Sunday branch at this place for the view and atmosphere

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KaylaS
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious. Definitely recommend the cranberry mimosa and the tiramisu.

DM
DonM5
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the menu items from appetizers to main course ad desserts were outstanding Reasonable portions and wonderful presentation

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Initially we were seated in a separate and barren room. Once that situation was resolved, we had a lovely table. Our server, Bob, was great and knew his was around the menu! From the appetizers, to the main, to the wine. All excellent!

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izzy
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for Christmas dinner. Food and service were fabulous. I have a gluten allergy and my server was very attentive regarding my needs. I have a device that will test my food for gluten and my
Meal was clean and free of gluten and I was able to enjoy. Only complaint is the hostess was not enforcing the mask rule. She let a family in and brought them to their table and they weren’t wearing masks.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were great on Christmas Day!! Awesome experience!!

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NancyLuc
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was even better.. oysters on the half shell were outstanding!

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Oystercatchers is rated 4.5 stars by 3881 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.