Public Fish & Oyster
Amazing meals! Great flavors, friendly service, fresh food.
The food was great as usual but the gentleman who waited on us was extremely excellent. I don’t think we have ever had better service anywhere..
Such a fabulous restaurant that never disappoints, the food was excellent, the service superb and they have a surprisingly large wine list that is well thought out. Can't wait to go back!
Outstanding food and service. We had to wait a bit for our table later in the evening but management and staff took very good care of us. Highly recommend!
Amazing meal! We are still talking about it, oysters were absolutely delicious!
A perfect birthday dinner. Great choice of different types of oysters all expertly shucked. Our server was very knowledgeable and the owner suggested a wonderful wine to complement our meal. The "PFO Pan Roast" was off the charts delicious. This is one of our favorite places to eat in Cville.
Great service. Enjoyed our food!
Excellent service and great food.
The clam chowder and peel to eat shrimp were prepared to perfection, and our server was very attentive.
Excellent service by John. Oysters were superb (eight choices that night). Delicious food.
Great meal. All of the appetizers and mains were absolutely delicious.
Restaurant was short staffed. If I had not been told, I would never have known. It was a fairly busy evening and the service was very good.
Bonus. A great bottle of wine was discounted for happy hour.
As usual the food was terrific. Don't be turned away by the appearance, it's the food the service and the wait staff. Seafood is the name of the game here and the oysters, wow, so fresh.
Excellent in all accounts
My husband and I celebrated our 19th Anniversary here, tonight. It was an absolutely perfect evening. Wonderful wine selection, perfect date night ambiance, and the food was delicious! He had crab legs. I had scallops. Already made reservations to go back.
One of our favorite restaurants in Charlottesville. The best seafood in town. Once again we’re not disappointed.
Wonderful meal and service. Everything we had was fantastic. We will be back
One of my favorite places in town. Amazing seafood and wine list.
Friendly knowledgeable service excellent value. Great shellfish
A great experience!
Great atmosphere with wonderful decor. Oysters were outstanding - both raw and Anthony. Wine and beer selections generous. Hard to beat overall. Server knowledgeable and helpful.
Extraordinary selection of delicious seafood. There were six of us and we were thrilled with appetizers and entree’s. I highly recommend this restaurant!
Love Public Fish & Oyster! Best in Charlottesville!
Great seafood with friendly service
The food selection was quite diverse and creative. We enjoyed every bite! The service was very attentive too.
Loved it. Food was good and service great.
Excellent food and service! Slightly too loud :)
Very good fish, very good and patient server. Biggest complaint is it is SO loud at times. Still.....
We always enjoy a meal at Public Fish & Oyster when in Charlottesville. Delicious seafood for sure, but everything we've tried there is great -- from cocktails to desserts. I love the atmosphere there as well and the staff is excellent. Finally, we are grateful that you are accommodating of those of us who have to avoid gluten. My adult son has Celiac and it's a gift to go to a great restaurant and have it be safe for him to eat too. So thanks!
Delicious seafood. The clam chowder was delightful. The side salad was a bit boring. Drinks were en pointe
Always wonderful. The go place for raw oysters and fresh fish.
PF & O remains one of the best restaurants in Charlottesville, and by far the best for seafood. A small but well-curated menu, super fresh high quality ingredients, and very consistent preparation that highlights those ingredients. A good wine list, too. Worth the $$$.
Our waitress was not only extremely knowledgable, but her presentation of her knowledge regarding the menu was meticulous. I was in for my birthday with my Mom and best friend and it was just a phenomenal experience. She was funny, attentive, but I can't remember her name. Maybe if she reads this review she'll remember? We had 24 oysters and then the curry, the crab cakes, and the rissoto. Each dish was uniquely delicious.
Excellent food, attentive server!
Excellent experience all around. Varied menu (a little disappointed the steak was off the menu), fresh ingredients well-prepared, solid presentation, courteous, friendly service, good information and recommendations. Bathroom setup isn't the best but not a major detriment. Recommend highly.
Food was delicious! Only issue was that it took a while for someone to take our order, but after that, everyone was attentive and the food came out quickly! We had oysters to start, which were incredible, risotto and fra diavolo mussels, with the pumpkin ice cream for dessert!
Service was excellent & the food was outstanding. Loved being able to pick from a variety of fresh raw oysters which we had as our appetizer. We both had the Rockfish special that night and it was cooked perfectly & very tasty. The only thing I didn’t like was that the tables for two were small & up against the wall with the people constantly walking by to go back & forth to the kitchen. I felt like I had to lean in every time someone walked by. Good experience otherwise & I would definitely go back.
Love it here , small range of choices for those “non-seafood” visitors in a group ... and no sound dampening in the design inside/cold weather ... so LOVE with correct group, but wish I could say it was my go to without exception
Everything was fabulous for a date night! 5 star service from bar staff to wait staff! Excellent food! Great wine selection! Owner came to table to make sure our experience was excellent. We will be back again soon! This is one of our favorite Charlottesville restaurants! Always excellent!