Public Fish & Oyster
Inside was very busy and very loud. Sat on patio, which was very nice & better for conversation.
Great quality seafood, friendly staff, intimate atmosphere.
Food was excellent and service very good. One of the best restaurants we have been to while visiting Charlottesville.
Great seafood with a staff that is very friendly, knowledgeable & accommodating!
Shellfish are always good. My friend said the shrimp boil was the best in a long time.
Loved our meal of oysters wrapped in bacon, Caesar salad, snow crab legs, and tuna cooked perfectly. The service is great. This was our second time traveling through Charlottesville just to eat their fresh seafood. The only problem is the noise level.
I enjoyed my experience and would definitely recommend it to others! Great staff and tasty food!
It was lovely to sit outside (and also a good deal quite than the indoor spaces). The waiter had excellent recommendations regarding the broad choices raw oysters. The seafood was fresh and beautifully prepared. One of us has significant allergy issues and the chef was able to accommodate her by adjusting the sides provided with her meal.
We loved the food. We had oysters wrapped in bacon that was fabulous. Our main meals were lobster which was a special that night and the seafood tray. All the food was great. In addition, Lisa, our server was so attentive and her recommendations were spot on. We will definitely return when in Charlottesville.
Great oysters on the half shell and oysters rockefeller. Service was outstanding as well. Highly recommend.
The best Oysters Rockefeller anywhere! The food was amazing from start to finish - and very reasonable priced. If I visit Charlottesville again, this restaurant will be at the top of my list.
Our first time here. Our meal was very nice and included some wonderful and creative dishes. Would recommend if you are in the mood for seafood. It was a bit noisy and crowded as it was a holiday weekend.
Loved it the food was fresh and delicious service was perfect
Great atmosphere. Casual, but food was excellent, well prepared, creative, and well presented. Fun place, a little crowded and hectic, but in a good festive way.
Always great service and food. And a nice selection of oysters. Mussels are great as well.
We hadn’t been a a few months. It was loud and upbeat..and early. We sort of brace ourselves for spotty service at times (prior two times it was off or slow) but our server was great. The special butterfish was a refreshing change, especially as it was prepared. Everything was good!
Our favorite place in Charlottesville - great oysters, great appetizers, great meals and desserts. And the service is quick and accommodating. Recommend highly!
Way, way, way, way, way too noisy! Did I say it was too noisy? Sorry, won't be back.
Very good food and service at nice cozy location.
Great dinner with our UVA student
My husband had the oysters and said they were the best he's ever had.
Our first visit & we will definitely return. Gorgeous night to sit outside on the patio. I had the clam chowder, my husband had a dozen fresh oysters, then we shared mussels & French fries. Everything was absolutely delicious. & our server, Melissa, was very professional, knowledgeable & friendly. Can’t wait to return & try other tempting menu offerings.
We enjoyed attentive service from Karen. She listened to our concern for a garlic sensitivity and made a wonderful recommendation of the scallops. Our meals were absolutely the most delicious! You must go there!
PF&O is always a treat! The oysters are outstanding, and the staff is so knowledge about them. The service is always top notch. Particularly Cameron!
The food and service was excellent. it is a little too noisy for my taste.
Delicious Seafood done very well. We started with the oysters and had a variety, they did not disappoint, next was the clam chowder, hearty, creamy and full of clams, large portion size as well, excellent! We split the seafood steam pot and all of the seafood was perfectly cooked, simple and delicious. Was not a fan of the sausage patties in the mix, seems sliced sausage would have worked better. Our outside waitress was very cold, when I asked her what she thought about us sharing the steam pot her response was, "well, you're the ones eating it, so if that is what you want, you should order it". Not the same experience staff wise as last time but she warmed up later in the meal, who knows, maybe just having a bad night. Foods great, it is noisy/loud if seated indoors but we loved the outdoor patio. Will definitely be back.
The food was outstanding as always. I made the reservation to sit outside and they didn't have that information , so I looked at my husband and a chalk board all night. Cheers
Service was a bit slow, distracted waitstaff, but they tried.
Loved this spot! In town for a college visit and found this restaurant on Trip Advisor. Small but great atmosphere! The food was incredible!!! We split almost everything so we could try a lot of different things bc it all looked incredible!
Never disappoints! Although the menu is limited, it’s all you need to have a great seafood dinner. The oysters are fresh and served perfectly. We had the Char and the Swordfish - both were beautifully prepared, and delicious. Wonderful restaurant, beautiful food!
We made reservations for 5:30 and were promptly seated at our table. We were lucky enough to be in time for “happy hour “ and had wonderful oysters and drinks. The food and service were top notch. We and our friends will definitely return.
The service and food were both outstanding. Highly recommend the Arctic Char...one of the best fish dishes I have ever tried!! A masterful blend of flavors and texture.
Amazing Food. Creative menu. All seas food was fresh and excellent quality. Make a reservation.
Love this place-super fresh and yummy food
I took my wife to this restaurant for her birthday dinner. Since we both had heard good things about this place, I was hoping it all was true. I. Poked my reservations a week + out. We was running 15 minutes late and would not make the original reservation time. No problem, a call to the restaurant and they was able to accommodate our later arrival. On to the food, nothing disappointed. The steamer pot and artic char was excellent. Only complaint, some of the Brussels sprouts bordered on too burnt. Most was really good, but some was really black. We will be returning here!
This is seafood at a much higher level. A chalk board details the fresh oyster selections of the day. The mussels were very fresh with a choice of wonderful broths. Do not miss an opportunity to eat here!
Our waitress was busy but had such a kind soul. I hope she is our waitress on our next visit.
On this day they had a great selection of oysters and service was very good.
A quaint location with friendly staff... I'm still having dreams of that AMAZING lobster roll!!! I'll be back!!!