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Public Fish & Oyster, Charlottesville, VA

Public Fish & Oyster

4.8
4.8
2427 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Public Fish and Oyster serves only the freshest and responsibly sourced seafood. We believe in the complete dining experience and our knowledgeable staff is eager to provide you with the best dining experience Charlottesville has to offer.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Contemporary American, Oyster Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (434) 995-5542
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Dylan Allwood
  • Neighborhood
    Charlottesville
  • Cross street
    6th St. NW
  • Parking details
    Parking is available in our shared lot adjacent to the restaurant. In addition there is ample street parking and a free city lot a block away in the Ambemarle Hotel lot.
  • Public transit
    Bus line and trolly service right outside our door.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,427 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Seafood

  • Charlottesville

    Best Overall

  • Charlottesville

    Best Food

  • Charlottesville

    Best Service

  • Charlottesville

    Best Value

  • Charlottesville

    Hot spot

  • Charlottesville

    Neighborhood gem

  • Charlottesville

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Charlottesville

    Lively

  • Charlottesville

    Most Booked

2,427 Reviews
  1. KathyB

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful seafood! Would definitely come back. Not a single negative.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our food took a long time (particularly the entrees) and was barely warm. Our server was inattentive and not particularly friendly. The bill was well over $500 for 4 people, and then a 20% gratuity automatically added. Very disappointing overall

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  3. ColleenB

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family dined here on UVA graduation weekend. Our table was ready on time, the service was attentive/friendly and the food was excellent. It’s a great place with a lot of atmosphere.

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  4. KSeo

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit. Not our last. Wonderful, casual dinner with great food.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time I have been the food and service are exceptional! Very well organized and food always fresh and well prepared!

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  6. EKB96

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall it was very good. We did ask for the food to be spaced out with apps and dinner and all were pretty much brought out at same time :(

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  7. CVilleJim

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, beginning at the door and then throughout the dining experience. Very impressed. My wife and I come here for the happy hour raw bar every now and then, and it never disappoints. The oyster selection is the best in town and the jumbo shrimp is always great. It’s always a treat to eat here.

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  8. LilyB

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every single thing was so delicious! Best seafood in town!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Hamburg

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed the trying out the different oysters!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, service and setting. Always perfect.

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FAQs

Public Fish & Oyster is rated 4.8 stars by 2427 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today
Google Map for Public Fish & Oyster

513 W. Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    6th St. NW
  • Neighborhood
    Charlottesville
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Contemporary American, Oyster Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking is available in our shared lot adjacent to the restaurant. In addition there is ample street parking and a free city lot a block away in the Ambemarle Hotel lot.
  • Public transit
    Bus line and trolly service right outside our door.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Dylan Allwood
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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