Oystercatchers

4.5
4333 Reviews
$50 and over
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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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jweswhite
Naples
29 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Mike was a great server. Noise level was unacceptable. Food was very tasty. Prices were high for the overall experience.

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vipbooboo
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was really helpful and attentive. We were seated at the correct time. Our table was near enough to the window so that we could enjoy the sunset. The food was absolutely wonderful. We had burrata appetizer which was creamy and delicious. Sea scallops well seasoned and tuna was rare and had a tasty coating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Very small portion
Menu has changed and not for the better

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jm1127
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here many times on vacation and the food is amazing and service was wonderful. Even during this Covid time still. Will be back again.

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Aiden
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Service was ok. Soup and starter were both serve cold and our reservation was at 5:30 , first in. Quality of food was extremely overpriced. The first course selection was very limited and the crab cakes were not made from fresh crab meat.This is not a restaurant I would visit again nor recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early and were seated immediately (no apologies needed). Exceptionally professional and accommodating hostess. We were seated outside. Beautiful view of the bay. Wait staff were professional, knowledgeable, articulate, and watchful. Water glasses were never empty and cocktails were refreshed in quick fashion. Food and desserts were delicious. A very pleasing experience and a great value. We’ll definitely return soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Oysters and tuna was great. Calamari was really good the first time I went and so-so the second time.

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RayH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing, highly recommend the calamari fries

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Ashley
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very personable waiter who was attentive to our needs throughout our dining experience. The lobster mac n' cheese was amazing and I would highly recommend it!

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scoop13
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving meal was great! Our server was very attentive and fun.

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Twodinefor
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Thanksgiving price fix for $95. The Seafood appetizer was good, especially the Oysters Rockefeller. Prime rib was excellent, turkey was moist and tender, sides were served family style - very small portions. Agonizingly slow service. Dinner took almost 2 hours.

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MCchesco
21 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

This was a pricey dinner so I was expecting amazing. But $350 for three people... what we got was disappointing. The location is amazing; you are paying for it I'm sure. Might be back for a regular dinner, but not Thanksgiving.

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TerriS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I have always had brunch here and it was great. Thanksgiving was a huge disappointment. Service was slow despite an empty restaurant. Not a large variety of food. For the price there should have been more options. Family style does not work for Thanksgiving.

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vipGuatemalanGlobes
Tampa
44 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were there for their family-style Thanksgiving, which was not written up that way on Open Tables so we were expecting their Thanksgiving buffet.

Pros: plenty of food and perfect portions. Five courses, 1) seafood platter (oysters, Ceviche, shrimp) served family style; 2) choice of seafood bisque soup or salad 3) choice of vegetarian, prime rib or Turkey stuffing; 4) vegetable platter of green beans and carrots, Mac and cheese, sweet potatoes and polenta; 5) dessert platter of mini delicious desserts for sharing; and then the sixth element was a wine pairing with the main course. All the staff were kind and courteous and the view is always breathtaking. The piano music playing inside was lovely. And the decor is always a simple, yet elegant Modern Fl design. It never feels crowded and loud here like many other Tampa Bay restaurants do.

Cons: 1) we had to ask the waiter for more water, and our wine that came with our one-priced meal. 2) we started our seating outside, beautiful as always, but their is no protection from the sunset intense light or heat as it sets so we (and most other guests) moved inside.

Recommendations for improvement: 1) have a Gluten free card and options available for all wait staff or items marked on the menu. 2) have a family platter of gravy and cranberry sauce - on Thanksgiving it’s a most considering my Turkey meal had very little of both. It was “portion control” was eminent for the gravy. 3) continue to have bread staff rotating around on Thanksgiving to inquire about bread, we were only offered bread once and 4) invest in shading that can be adapted to the existing outdoor awning/roof for the intense FL sun and sunset light 🌞.

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vipSallyB
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Thanksgiving feast & it was awesome!! Everything from the seafood starter all the way to the dessert was delicious. Large shareable portions too. We just love this place. Always consistently good & the service is outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

We have gone over the years to their Sunday and holiday brunch, visiting at least twice a year. While COVID has changed many things, we were able to enjoy a wonderful buffet brunch at the Omni Grove Park Inn at Asheville where you went up to brunch line and told someone behind the glass what you wanted and they hand you the plate back at the end of the line. I think Oystercatchers should adopt something like this so they can bring back the buffet. While the prix fixed was nice it was not a standout. The chef’s selection of seafood was good as well as the seafood bisque but nothing beats the Bloody Mary bar as well as the seafood bar during brunch.

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JoeL
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Pork chop was not cook to request and it took too lo g to do it right.

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vipFrankP
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Oystercatchers in Tampa for my wife and I and we were very pleased. Granted it was a Tue night and it wasn’t full, but the food, service and ambience (translation: beautiful sunset over the water) were terrific.

Would definitely return and would definitely recommend.

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vipCarrie
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside overlooking the water, beautiful setting. The food was absolutely delicious; we started with oysters and the cheese board-top notch. Then we had the roasted chicken with potatoes and Brussels. Very good, we’ll definitely return.

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Dutchman
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Sunday Brunch was excellent, but needed more help than trimming the mangroves and the restored view of the bay from the dining room. However, as in many other restaurants, more help would have improved the service. The tables were very sticky, again, and without table clothes need attention. It appears that the cleaning solvents / sanitizers used on the tables are the culprit. The food was well prepared and tasty as expected. No disappointment here. Overall, the Oystercatcher is doing a very credible job in a tough operating environment. Maybe, one day the beloved Sunday Brunch Buffet will return. Hope so!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife for her birthday. Had great service and amazing food! Would recommend to anyone that loves great seafood and beautiful surroundings!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh food and drinks

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RobertH
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. We went after the sun was down but could tell there would have been good views.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50th Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meals were incredible. Great wine list and they brought us champagne since we were celebrating! Definitely recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience

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leticiak
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

I made reservations to celebrate our children’s 24th birthday we were very disappointed! Our server was good I did have to repeat her order several times and asked for bread many times I was hoping for a little something special at the end of our $500 meal and instead we got a little dollop of whipped cream with a candle in it very tacky for an upscale restaurant

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grantsmountain
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters were out of this world and main courses superb!

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ShortyH
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was cooked and seasoned perfectly. The wait staff was outstanding. The night view of the bay was breath taking.

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vipfunfoodie
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service in a beautiful setting! One of our favorites for a night out with friends.

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SteveF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Very expensive and not good food. Too salty. Too expensive. Outside tables were not comfortable. Just very disappointing.

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Klfmccoy7
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely phenomenal, beautiful ambiance and the server, a Mike, was a dream. I ordered the crab cakes, and the calamari fries (amazing!!) And the filet mignon was perfect and buttery. 10/10 experience.

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Anonymous
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! A nice special occasion place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and gorgeous view ! The waitstaff was extremely knowledgeable and overall it was an awesome experience!

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GeorgeB
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

More a choice for lunch than a fine dining evening. Room loud , little ambiance. Food tasty but very expensive for what was served. Felt over priced in general for the experience.

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Rose
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Can not wait to come back! Oysters were 10/10 the drinks were so good and our server was perfect.

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vipJabo
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Great spot but for the money the seafood was just OK.

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MarcelloC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The staff and restaurant was very nice. The food was underwhelming considering the price. It was not a bad dinner by any means, however, for the price paid I felt it could have been better.

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vipEdwinW
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service terrific
Only issue is the noise level
Very very loud - almost to distraction

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.

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Oystercatchers is rated 4.5 stars by 4333 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.