Oystercatchers

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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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Sun 6:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:45PM - 11:00PM

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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

The dining facility is extremely dingy/dirty. There are crumbs everywhere (someone should vacuum the booths top to bottom and spot treated the carpet) , painted surfaces need to be sanded and repainted, one wall in dining area was 1/2 painted, you could actually see roller/brush marks stopped 1/2 way up the wall, window treatments appear to have stains.

The staff however was phenomenal, very attentive and conscientious. The food was good, the bloody mary bar and Aperol Sprtizstation was a nice touch. One in our party really liked the pasta bar, I could not try it due to lack of gluten free pasta. Food was hot, tasty and constantly restocked.

Oystercatchers
Responded 2 days ago

Hi TerriN, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback. I'm so pleased you enjoyed food, beverage and service, but please accept my apologies for the condition of the dining area. We are constantly working to improve and your feedback will be a valuable tool for that. We hope to serve you again soon. Please reach out to me directly if I can assist further. Lindsay Carr General Manager

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KP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not been to oystercatchers in two decades and were very pleased with the menu, the service, the food, and the ambience. The portions were nice sized and the food was done to perfection. Our waiter, Zack, was very attentive and pleasant. We will definitely make sure we get back much much quicker the next time.

Oystercatchers
Responded a day ago

Hi KalmanP, We are thrilled to have you back!! Looking forward to seeing you soon and we'll pass along your compliments to Zak! Lindsay Carr General Manager

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GM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere! Friendly staff and beautiful views.

Oystercatchers
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, GinoM! See you soon!

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ST
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Cajun oysters were horrible
Mussels were tiny , sauce was very good
Not high quality food for a restaraunt of this caliber... what has happened to the cooking?

Oystercatchers
Responded 3 days ago

Hi STampanightout, Thank you for sharing your feedback. I would like to personally apologize that you did not have an exceptional experience with our food. This is certainly not standard for us. I would love the opportunity to showcase our dishes for you that I'm certain you would enjoy. Please reach out to me directly so that I may oversee your next visit. Lindsay Carr General Manager

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful views, excellent cocktail, good wine selection, and terrific food. Perfect date night with my wife!

Oystercatchers
Responded 3 hours ago

Thanks for joining us! We look forward to serving you again soon! Lindsay Carr General Manager

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S
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

The food was SO salty. Wouldn’t recommend and wouldn’t go back. Ambiance was great. Service was great. Out of 5 meals all 5 were so salty.

Oystercatchers
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Shenm, Thank you for sharing your feedback. I would like to apologize your guests were not able to enjoy your experience due to the saltiness of your dishes. We would hope to have the opportunity to make this right. Please reach out to me directly and I will be happy to oversee your next visit to ensure you have an exceptional experience. Lindsay Carr General Manager

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D
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cindy is an excellent server. She waited on us 2 years ago. Friendly,knowledgeable-we enjoy spending our evening with her! Food is excepty

Oystercatchers
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you! We will pass along your compliments to Cindy. We're so glad you enjoyed your evening and we look forward to serving you again soon! Lindsay Carr General Manager

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OT
Tampa
54 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Like the ambience but our food was mediocre at best.

Lobster tails were tasteless

Salmon average.

Not planning on going back.

Oystercatchers
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I would like to apologize that you did not enjoy your dinner with us. This is certainly not standard for us. I hope if we have the opportunity to make this right. If you would like to return, please reach out to me directly and I will be happy to ensure your visit is exceptional. Lindsay Carr General Manager

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d
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Oystercatchers is a great restaurant! We ate outdoors on a beautiful evening -- the view and ambiance are second to none! Great selection of fish, cooked very well. And service was exceptional.

Oystercatchers
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your kind words! We'll see you soon! Lindsay Carr General Manager

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mike was our server, he was one of the best servers we have ever experienced. He sets the bar very high and never missed anything. Thank you for a great evening.

Oystercatchers
Responded on September 7, 2019

Thank you for your kind words! We will pass along the compliments to Mike! See you soon! Lindsay Carr General Manager

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OT
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great fish options. Relaxing view over the bay. Also, make creative cocktails.

Oystercatchers
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you! We appreciate it!

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OT
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service but quite expensive

f
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant is right. The ambiance is perfect, the food is delicious, but the service may be the best part. Our server, Cindy, was one of the best we’ve ever had. She knew the answer to all our questions, was funny and delightful. We can’t wait for our next visit!

Oystercatchers
Responded on September 1, 2019

Hi funfoodie! Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you soon. We'll let Cindy know she did a great job! Lindsay General Manager

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FA
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service was quick, keyboard piano player was great! Will return!

Oystercatchers
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you for the kind comments! We look forward to having you back!

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MP
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal experience! The cuisine was exquisite and delightful. We really enjoyed ourselves.

Oystercatchers
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you, Michael!

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f
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Since this was a lunch menu it had limited choices. The food was plenty and good. They forgot my appetizer but the manager took care of this issue later which I found to be a sign of an upscale good restaurant.

Oystercatchers
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thanks, Frank!

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SA
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

You pay for the sunset; you could have a lot more for the price.
Menu is good but variety and presentation are ordinary
Service was nice but lack of energy, smiles, enthusiasm and efficiency
Premises are old and not very clean (especially toilets)

Oystercatchers
Responded on August 27, 2019

Greetings from Oystercatchers, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your dinner with us. I would like to extend my apologies that you did not find good value or an exceptional experience during your meal. I will be personally addressing your concerns in the coming days. If you would like to return, please reach out to me directly and I would like to ensure your enjoy your experience. Sincerely, Lindsay Carr General Manager

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w
Tampa
56 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Used to go to Oyster Catchers a lot. I guess I forgot why I stopped. The 8 o'clock table was ready. The service was great. The food was good but a little overpriced for what was on the plate. Then there is the noise. It was like being in a McDonald's on a Saturday. Nearly impossible to have a conversation. I would advise anyone who wants a pleasant evening dinner experience to book 9 or later or bite the bullet and go up to Armani's. Now I REALLY remember why I don't go there.

Oystercatchers
Responded on August 26, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us though I'm sorry to hear that you did not thoroughly enjoy your visit due to volume. Please feel free to contact me directly if and when you choose to visit as I'd like to introduce myself and ensure your visit is seamless. Kind Regards, Jennifer

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RZ
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Oystercatchers can be a wonderful experience but seating location is everything, been here several times over the years.
Our party of three and those parties of two near us had to deal with a very loud and over-served party of six that made for a less than enjoyable evening. We spent almost $400 for a bad night. Management needs to be more in tune with the larger disorderly tables as our party of three and two surrounding parties of two were in for an awful evening.

Oystercatchers
Responded on August 26, 2019

Hello Rick, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us though I'm sorry to hear that you did not thoroughly enjoy your visit due to volume. Please feel free to contact me directly if and when you choose to visit as I'd like to introduce myself and ensure your visit is seamless and enjoyable. I do hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards, Jennifer

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D
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Natalie was great, food was delicious, no complaints

Oystercatchers
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you! We will be sure to share with Natalie!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Started with the seafood tower. Enjoyed a wonderful dinner. Finished with delicious dessert. Our waiter was fantastic.

Oystercatchers
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thanks!

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SS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fanatastic experience for an anniversary. The setting is so unique,you could be in the islands somewhere. Dramatic sunset ,nice walk on the boardwalk.We came by boat and it was magical.

Oystercatchers
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you, Stephen! We are happy that you havd a lovely anniversary experience with us. We will see you again soon!

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AB
Tampa
116 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time dining at Oystercatchers. It was a lovely evening and cool enough to sit outside. We were able to enjoy a lovely sunset from our table which looked west over the bay toward Clearwater. We ordered different fish dishes both of which were excellent. They came with a green vegetable and rice, but it was no problem substituting another green vegetable for the rice. The vegetables, broccoli and asparagus were perfectly prepared. We finished off our meal by sharing a delicious salted caramel creme brulee.

Overall, it was an exceptional meal with wonderful service in a lovely setting. We will definitely return.

Oystercatchers
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you, Alexis, for the great details regarding your recent visit! We are in the process of updating our menu and look forward to having you come by to try it out in the near future!

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OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to try this place spur of the moment and glad we did. Service was great. Food was delicious and portions were perfect. Loved the views. Will definitely recommend and return.

Oystercatchers
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you! We are happy you had a great time and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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e
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of best tasty seafood restaurants that I ever ate at. Well spiced tasty dishes.

Oystercatchers
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you for the kind words!

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C
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

Oystercatchers
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thanks, Chad!

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CD
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oystercatchers has THE BEST brunch in all of Tampa and to be honest overall. Its a buffet experience with the class of sit down dining. They offer everything you could want and more in addition to a wide variety of drinks (both alcoholic & non). The staff is all extremely kind, hard working and any server will assist you even if its not their assigned table. This is all in addition to the beautiful views, restaurant location and beach-y feel!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday our waiter was fabulous

Oystercatchers
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you for choosing to celebrate your birthday with us!

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CH
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scallops were incredible, ceviche was great, the smoked manhattan was awesome.

Oystercatchers
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you, Chris! We will be sure to pass along the information to our chef and bartender! We look forward to having you back!

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S
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to date night out.

Oystercatchers
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you! We are grateful that you choose to spend your date nights with us, as sometimes date nights can be hard to do!

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JY
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it. Had a great time. Great food our server was really good. Definitely will be back.

Oystercatchers
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you, Jerry! We are glad you had a great time and we will be sure to pass on the positive feedback!

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OT
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the time my wife and I entered the restaurant we experienced excellence! The ambiance, music, waiter, food and drinks were exceptional! This was not our first time dining here and it always seemed to get better! Top notch, Five Stars! Can't wait to return!

Oystercatchers
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you very much for such kind words! We are happy to have you and we will be sure to share your positive feedback with Don! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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M
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It was nice and the food was good but not the level you expect from this level of restaurant.

KA
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, drinks and of course the oysters are incredible! Made my daughters 18th bday by putting a candle in the lemon half with 18 oysters on the half shell because she's not a dessert girl. It was really funny and special!

Oystercatchers
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you very much for the kind words! We are very happy that your daughter enjoyed herself and we look forward to your return (we will always have her oysters ready!)

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WF
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oystercatchers is our regular anniversary and special dinner place. We can always count on excellent food, service and atmosphere.

Oystercatchers
Responded on August 14, 2019

Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us each year! We are always happy to see you.

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F
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

First time here: Hostess not friendly at all. Trouble getting a ride from valet to and from the Hotel. Everyone seemed too bothered to be nice. The view is excellent. The wait staff was good. The prices were good. I thought things would be better than they actually were. People were in the dining room in their swim suits and work out clothes and I thought there was dress code. Probably won't return. Expected more.

MN
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here every year when we stay at the Grand Hyatt and it is by far one of my favorite restaurants. The food, atmosphere, service and everything in between is awesome. Some of the best seafood you will have. Can’t wait to come back.

Oystercatchers
Responded on August 14, 2019

Thank you very much, Matt! We can't wait to have you back!

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CF
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

We live in Tampa, and for years Oystercatchers has been one of our favorite places because of the food and the location. The occasion of this last visit was my wife's birthday, so I wanted things to be perfect. I can say that the food was all absolutely excellent, but the service left a lot to be desired. Let me begin by pointing out that the restaurant was not slammed. When we were seated, it was about 20 minutes before our waitress showed up. We ordered drinks and wanted to enjoy our drinks before ordering dinner. Our waitress seemed a bit put off by the fact that she had to stop by three times before we were ready to order. We ordered a somewhat expensive bottle of white wine which arrived warm. I pointed this out to the waitress who then asked me if I wanted her to put it in an ice bucket. She did, but not at our table. The bucket was a few feet away with the Pellegrino from another table. Not a big deal, except she only checked once to see if we needed more wine. As a result, I had to get up several times, walk over to the bucket, refill our glasses, return the bottle to the bucket, and sit down. The wine had a screw top which our waitress left on the table the entire dinner. The same with the straw and garnish stick form our drinks. My wife ordered a whole snapper and was only able to eat half. The whole fish was too big to put in a carryout container, so we asked our waitress if she could remove the meat from the fish and just give us the meat to take home. Her first reaction was, "No one has ever asked me to do that." Followed by, "Well, it's going to take me a while." Totally inappropriate. What is especially concerning is that we have had a similar experience with inattentive waitstaff the last two times we have gone to Oystercatchers. Hopefully, this isn't what we can expect from Oystercatchers in the future.

BS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Smallest oysters we've ever had, size of a nickel! Food was ok, service was great but there are much better restaurants to try out in Tampa. Eddie V's, Ocean Prime, Ruth Chris, etc..

MB
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food and service is good ,but they rush you thru the meal. I would recommend giving your order piece meal. we had appetizer and lees then 5 min later came the salad. we had no time to enjoy our wine. Then very shortly after that came the meal despite our asking the server to slow down a bit as we wanted to enjoy a little wine and conversation. everyone is nice and you will likely enjoy your meal but order one course at a time if you want a slower enjoyable pace.

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