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CREATIVE CUISINE. BREATHTAKING VIEWS. - Bay House Oyster Bar & Restaurant, Erie, PA

Bay House Oyster Bar & Restaurant

4.6
4.6
120 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Bringing Erie a dining experience like no other. Enjoy Fresh Oysters from our Oyster Bar, Seafood, Steaks, Indoor & Outdoor Dining, Full Bar & so much more while viewing our beautiful bay view of Lake Erie. A vintage modern, hip environment with top to bottom views!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (814) 413-7440

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Event & Catering Menu Available

  • Private party facilities

    CRYSTAL ROOMOur Crystal Room is our Private Function Room available for corporate events, meetings, parties, private dinners & more.MEZZANINEOur Mezzanine is our 2nd floor overlooking our first floor with views of Presque Isle Bay. It is available for semi-private events. Ideal Space for a Cocktail Reception

  • Neighborhood

    Erie

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

What 120 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pittsburgh / Western PA

    Great for scenic views

  • Erie

    Best Overall

  • Erie

    Best Food

  • Erie

    Best Service

  • Erie

    Best Ambiance

  • Erie

    Best Value

  • Erie

    Good for special occasions

  • Erie

    Most Booked

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  1. DS

    DanS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Definitely overpriced. My piece of Halibut very small for the $34 I paid. Once you add a salad and side my meal alone was over $60. This is Erie Pa not NYC
  2. T

    Tangiera

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Thé oysters are excellent. My halibut was over cooked. The tuna appeared to be correctly seared. I found the side portions to be enormous. They are too big for one person and priced accordingly. I would have appreciated a smaller side and a lower price for it. I don’t understand why a restaurant that seems to be aspiring to be upscale would have TV sets facing the dining area. I found that very distracting.
  3. LN

    LarryN

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious!! The tuna taco appetizer was phenomenal! The halibut and lobster risotto was fantastic!! Our server, CiCi, was tremendous! Her service was second to none! I highly encourage everyone to ask for her! We will certainly be back!!!
  4. MK

    MegK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm not a big eater so I ordered 2 appetizers. The oysters Rockefeller and the lobster, crab and shrimp dip. OMG, they were incredible. Josh was the young man who waited on me and he was very knowledgeable and helpful. Ask for him.
  5. J

    John

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance. I highly recommend.
  6. BN

    BarbN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful meal and our waiter was sociable and fun.
  7. LK

    LoriK

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a first time visit for our group to Bay House and we would highly recommend. The food was outstanding, the waiter was knowledgable and made great suggestions. We ordered signature drinks that were well worth trying and the wine selection was perfect with the food selections. Menu is unique and the seafood fresh . Presentation was impressive as well.
  8. J

    Jimb

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The food was not great was really actually disappointed
  9. T

    Tucker

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Erie, everything is top notch.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the 2nd time my husband and I ate at this restaurant. Both times were very good! The oysters are fresh and the Delmonico steak is out of this world. Staff is so nice and helpful with any question thrown their way. The ambiance is perfect for date night.
  11. s

    steve

    Pittsburgh

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We had a very nice experience at this restaurant. This is our second visit and it was much improved over the first visit. We requested a downstairs table which was a very smart thing to do. We had an excellent location right in front of the open kitchen. We had a great waiter this time and he really took care of us. Three of us had a great pasta dish and I had the Brazilian fish stew which was excellent. Very nice evening
  12. BS

    BrianS

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, good food, excellent oysters. Tried this place after it first opened and we were disappointed. Gave it another try, very much improved and we’ll be back.
  13. j

    jessicagraziano

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and great ambience. Love it here!
  14. JL

    JessicaL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Oysters were fantastic, ambience was good. Entrees were ok.
  15. TD

    TonyD

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinners were great Oyster were great everyone had a great time
  16. PB

    PierreB

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an early dinner on the way to an event and decided on some small plate starters rather than entrees. We tried the seafood chowder which is savory and loaded with seafood chunks. Then tried the lobster ravioli and mushroom beef short rib ravioli and we were pleasantly surprised with the good-sized pieces of lobster and short rib that accompanied the three large raviolis on each plate. We added a delicious plate of Oysters Rockefeller and finished with a signature house brownie topped with a thick layer of peanut butter glaze. This was plenty for an early dinner. To top everything off there was a beautiful sunset over Presque Isle Bay.
  17. AJ

    AlanJ

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great friendly service with outstanding food. Ahi tuna nachos are awesome!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Good food. Good service. If you are staying at nearby Sheraton or Courtyard, the restaurant is very conveniently located.
  19. w

    willow08

    Pittsburgh

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Started at the roof top bar. . Beautiful evening sipping drinks and playing corn hole while looking at the bay. Had dinner in the up stairs dining room. Great steak and sides , craft cocktails, great service . There's a nice bar area down stairs. plenty of parking . Erie bay front is close to downtown.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was our second time visiting the Oyster Bar and chose to sit at the bar. Cecilia is an amazing and attentive bar tender. She listened to our requests and also made suggestions. Our food was good. I had the ‘special’ burger, which was amazing. My husband had the strip steak, which was just ok/average. The outer edges were very tender, but the middle of the steak was very chewy and tough at times to chew. The oysters were extremely fresh and delicious! We will definitely go back and try something different. It’s a great date night restaurant!
  21. NA

    NannaAnn

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Bay House is in a beautiful location; the water view from the second floor dining room is excellent. The elevator is in the parking garage, an inconvenient location to the second floor dining room. A large staircase is also available and in a good location. Food and table service is quite good; I ordered the chowder and a chicken entree. The chowder was a small serving, however very good. The chicken entree was tasty. On our three visits service from the bar to table has been slow. We plan to return and hope to upgrade our review. The restaurant has a good vibe and scenic location; it’s worth a visit.
  22. CK

    ColeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food! We had the oysters. There was a wide selection and each one was outstanding. Plus, the Tuna Nachos were amazing - we have a new go-to for date nite!
  23. J

    Jeffb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When I made a reservation on line it asked the question, Is this a special occasion and it was my son's birthday. Not sure why they asked the question as nobody mentioned anything to us. Noise - Acoustics were not great, difficult to hear conversations. Great atmosphere and super food
  24. JR

    JimR

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very special and unique eatery for Erie. Enjoyed the meal and the service. A little disappointed they did not have a NA beer.
  25. CW

    ChristineW

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent experience all around. We have never been disappointed.
  26. CH

    ChristyH

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Crab cakes were a little pricy for what you got and there was too much sauce all over them. The seafood dip has a little spice to it although it wasn’t stated in the description and the pita slices that came with it were way too chewy like they were half stale. Filet was very good tho.
  27. JA

    JaemiA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great service and amazing food. A nice atmosphere to enjoy dinner by the pier. Impressed and will be back.
  28. AJ

    AlanJ

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third time we have been there this summer! Service is always great! Staff is exceptionally friendly! Food was off the charts great!
  29. G

    Gypsyeyes

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ist time for us...my Birthday dinner...Cece was amazing. Knows her stuff...hard worker...very professional. Dinner was great...oysters delicious.
  30. NH

    NormaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Had veal ossa bucci and short ribs of beef. Both were totally tender and delicious. Sides were great also. Service was superb. Gal spent the time to explain options so my 81 yr old husband was totally happy.
  31. M

    Mike

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and you can’t beat the view! Very knowledge about the oysters and love the rotations, so each stop you can try a different kind.
  32. GC

    GregoryC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic setting overlooking the bay. Steak and lobster an outstanding choice with an Americano that was perfectly brewed. Service was very good. Would recommend to anyone especially out of town guests
  33. LY

    LauraY

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service on the outside patio
  34. CB

    ChristianB

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Wow...what a fantastic meal and experience
  35. JK

    JamesK

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!
  36. LT

    LoveToWineAndDine

    New York Area

    62 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Overall we had a good experience, but for an oyster house, their selection of fish was very limited, and they had the WORST wine list I’ve ever seen. It looks like a list of the best you can find at the local gas station for sale. Absolutely horrible. I ended up with beer, and even that selection was poor. The oysters were great though, and what we ordered was done very well, so that made it very enjoyable. Their patio was very nice too, even if they did absolutely nothing to help with the blistering sun. Goods and bads, so the overall was a 3. But they have real potential if the owners care to make improvements.
  37. KS

    KyleS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Don't bother with the halibut, it's OK at best and has simple bland sides. The pork chop was excellent and the pasta dishes LOOK fantastic. I'll come back for the pasta and a red meat from the grill, Oysters too.
  38. MS

    MaryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! Service was amazing. Great experience.
  39. JE

    JuliaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose Bayhouse for a date night and we’re very impressed with it. Overall a great experience our server was fantastic and very attentive. The views are amazing and food was delicious. We will be coming back
  40. LB

    LauraB

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our visit, from the table selection to the food

FAQs

Bay House Oyster Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 120 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 9 times today
Google Map for Bay House Oyster Bar & Restaurant

6 Sassafras Pier, Erie, PA 16507

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Erie

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (814) 413-7440

  • Catering

    Event & Catering Menu Available

  • Private party facilities

    CRYSTAL ROOMOur Crystal Room is our Private Function Room available for corporate events, meetings, parties, private dinners & more.MEZZANINEOur Mezzanine is our 2nd floor overlooking our first floor with views of Presque Isle Bay. It is available for semi-private events. Ideal Space for a Cocktail Reception

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