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Caroline's Oyster Bar

4.5
4.5
115 Reviews
$31 to $50
Oyster Bar

Caroline’s Oyster Bar is a fanciful take on a coastal seafood place, celebrating the charm and fresh flavors of North Carolina’s coastline. Specializing in locally-sourced oysters, working directly with local oyster farmers and fisheries. The scene is set by a centerpiece 360-degree bar, an 8-seat Carolina-style raw oyster bar and breezy outdoor patio.

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Booked 27 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Oyster Bar, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (704) 499-6633

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Popular dishes

Menu

Desserts

  • Gooey Butter Cake$8.00

    Cream cheese filling, French vanilla ice cream

    • Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie$8.00

      Salted pretzel crust, hot fudge

      • Cast Iron Brownie$8.00

        Pecan praline, vanilla ice cream, chocolate fudge

        • Banana Cream Pie$8.00

          Bananas Foster sauce, candied pecans

          • S'mores Stack$8.00

            Milk chocolate, marshmallow, graham cookie

            Last updated: October 13, 2021

            What 115 people are saying

            Overall ratings and reviews

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

            4.5
            4.5 based on recent ratings
            • 4.4Food
            • 4.5Service
            • 4.6Ambience
            • 4.1Value

            NoiseModerate

            Loved For

            • Charlotte

              Outdoor Dining

            • Charlotte

              Outdoor Dining

            • Charlotte

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            1. MM

              MeganM

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined 6 days ago

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Double date night and all the food was amazing! We shared pretty much half of the menu and there were no misses. Hush puppies and calamari and lobster rolls and shrimp and grits...yum. Service was excellent and we had a nice, quiet corner booth to ourselves. Wonderful night!

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded 3 days ago

              Thank you for visiting us at Caroline's, and we appreciate the fantastic feedback and great review! We hope you will return for your next date night for more great food and service from our team!

            2. M

              Myra

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined 7 days ago

              overall5food4service5ambience5

              Everything about this place was impressive. Our server was attentive and friendly. As were all of them stopping by dropping stuff off. The manager stopped by and checked on us for a few minutes. Very welcoming and I will be back.

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded 3 days ago

              Thank you for visiting us at Caroline's, and we appreciate the fantastic feedback and review! We are excited to welcome you back for more total team service in the near future!

            3. KL

              KarenL

              New England

              9 reviews

              vip
              4.0

              9 reviews

              Dined 7 days ago

              overall4food5service5ambience5

              Food was very good. House gin, $16…abut much. They don’t validate parking and it was $15 for 1.5 hrs. I’d go back but find alternate parking.

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded 3 days ago

              Thank you for visiting us at Caroline's, and we appreciate the detailed feedback and great review! We do offer our hotel valet parking for the same $15 rate that you encountered in the Ally parking deck, but unfortunately we are not able to validate for complimentary parking in their deck. We hope to see you back again soon!

            4. GS

              GwendolynS

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined 7 days ago

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              I loved everything about Caroline’s . The service the food totally top notch!

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded 3 days ago

              Thank you for the wonderful review, and we are happy to hear about your recent experience at Caroline's! We hope to see you again soon for more great cuisine and service!

            5. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              Orlando

              2 reviews

              5.0

              2 reviews

              Dined on January 21, 2022

              overall5food4service5ambience5

              We had amazing blue point oysters and calamari! I enjoyed the jalapeño margarita! The only thing we didn’t care for was the spicy tuna tartare. I was really bummed about it. But, everything else was perfect!

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded 3 days ago

              Thank you for your honest feedback and great review, and we appreciate your visit to Caroline's! We hope to see you again soon for more great drinks, food and service!

            6. MG

              MikeG

              New England

              9 reviews

              5.0

              9 reviews

              Dined on January 17, 2022

              overall5food5service4ambience5

              Great experience, will definitely be back

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded 7 days ago

              Thank you for visiting us at Caroline's, and we appreciate the great review! We look forward to welcoming you back for another fantastic experience!

            7. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              Charlotte

              2 reviews

              5.0

              2 reviews

              Dined on January 14, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Great service and delicious food!

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on January 18, 2022

              Thank you for the fantastic feedback and review, and we hope you will return soon for more great food and service!

            8. JS

              JohnS

              Charlotte

              4 reviews

              4.0

              4 reviews

              Dined on January 13, 2022

              overall4food4service3ambience4

              Very nice restaurant with good food, JW Marriott is overall knocking it out of the park compared to other hotels in Charlotte because even Deans is very good! Scallop entry is a little too small, though tasty, so if your a big eater keep looking; maybe needs a starch.

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on January 18, 2022

              Thank you for the great review, and we appreciate your detailed feedback! We are happy to hear you have enjoyed dining at our sister restaurant, and we look forward to your next visit!

            9. PJ

              PJCLT

              Charlotte

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on January 12, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Amazing! Client Service Impeccable! Worth every penny!

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on January 13, 2022

              Thank you for visiting us at Caroline's, and we appreciate the fantastic feedback and review! Please come back soon for more great cuisine and service from our Crew!

            10. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              Charlotte

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on January 9, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Overall experience was great

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on January 12, 2022

              Thank you for visiting us at Caroline's, and we hope to see you again soon for another great experience!

            11. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              New York Area

              12 reviews

              vip
              3.0

              12 reviews

              Dined on January 8, 2022

              overall3food3service5ambience5

              The staff and ambiance are amazing and made the visit truly the reason for 4/5. They have a pretty decent list of oysters but a very limited entree menu . I hope to return if they ever decide to feature more on their entree.

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on January 12, 2022

              Thank you for visiting us at Caroline's, and we appreciate the honest feedback! We appreciate the kind words for our staff, and hope you will visit us again in the future when we have expanded our menu!

            12. JR

              JacksonR

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on January 2, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              The food was excellent, the waitress was excellent, overall great dinner.

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on January 4, 2022

              Thank you for visiting us at Caroline's, and we appreciate the fantastic feedback and review! We hope you will join us again soon for more great cuisine and service!

            13. S

              Shannon

              San Francisco

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on January 1, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Crab cake hush puppies and shrimp cocktail are a must!

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on January 1, 2022

              Thank you for the great review, and we appreciate your visit to Caroline's! We hope to see you again soon for more of our fantastic food!

            14. WH

              WindyH

              Charleston

              22 reviews

              vip
              5.0

              22 reviews

              Dined on December 30, 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Great restaurant with nice decor, great seafood, and excellent service. Sylvia was one of the best waitresses we've had in 2021. Dine here and you will not be disappointed!

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on January 1, 2022

              Thank you for visiting us at Caroline's, and we appreciate the fantastic feedback and review! We look forward to seeing you in 2022 for more great cuisine and of course wonderful service from Sylvia!

            15. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              1 review

              3.0

              1 review

              Dined on December 26, 2021

              overall3food5service1ambience4

              We had a 930 reservation. We arrived at 920 and were immediately seated. The waitress acknowledged us, took drink order and was gone for at least 20 minutes. She brought a drink or 2 at a time. When she finally and rudely decided to take our or she SNAPPED THE KITCHEN CLOSES IN 5 minutes. My thing is don’t take a 930 reservation with slow and rude staff when you kitchen closes at at 10.

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 31, 2021

              Thank you for visiting us at Caroline's, and we appreciate your honest feedback! Please feel free to reach out to me at scott.daniel@whitelodgingcom with any additional information concerning your visit, as I am the General Manager for the restaurant and would love an opportunity for further engagement.

            16. NH

              NicoleH

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on December 26, 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Great restaurant. Our waitress, Sophia was fantastic. The food was good and the atmosphere at the restaurant was great.

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 31, 2021

              Thank you for the great review, and we appreciate the kind words for Sylvia! We hope to see you again soon at Caroline's!

            17. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              Charlotte

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on December 25, 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Perfect . Wonderful food snd service. Our first time there and we will go back.

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 31, 2021

              Thank you for your first visit to Caroline's, and we hope there will be many more to come! We appreciate the fantastic feedback and review!

            18. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              Charlotte

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on December 24, 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              The shrimp and grits are simply the best! Soo was incredible

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 31, 2021

              Thank you for the fantastic feedback and review, and we hope you will return soon for more of our fabulous shrimp & grits and of course great service from Soo!

            19. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on December 23, 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Great food and service!

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 31, 2021

              Thank you for the great review and feedback, and we hope to see you again soon at Caroline's!

            20. JK

              JelenaK2525

              Charlotte

              16 reviews

              vip
              5.0

              16 reviews

              Dined on December 22, 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Seated as soon as we got there! Amazing service we ordered a lot of food and everything came out super fast! Friendly employees!

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 31, 2021

              Thank you for visiting us at Caroline's, and we appreciate the great review! We are happy to hear you received amazing service from our friendly staff - they are the best!

            21. CE

              CrystalE

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on December 20, 2021

              overall4food3service5ambience5

              the fries were cold, food was a little overpriced but overall enjoyable

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 21, 2021

              Thank you for visiting us at Caroline's, and we appreciate the great review and honest feedback! We apologize we weren't able to get you hot fries on this evening, but would love an opportunity to get you back for a couple of heaping orders fresh out of the fryer with our compliments!

            22. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on December 19, 2021

              overall5food5service4ambience4

              Overall great place. Really good oysters. Great service. Nice portions for the price. Suggestions by waitress were great.

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 22, 2021

              Thank you for visiting us at Caroline's, and we appreciate the great review! We hope you will return soon for more great cuisine and service!

            23. k

              kathik

              New York Area

              2 reviews

              5.0

              2 reviews

              Dined on December 19, 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Wonderful service and excellent food! Outdoor area looked very inviting!! Would def put on the list for another visit in the near future.

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 31, 2021

              Thank you for visiting us at Caroline's, and we appreciate the great review! We hope you will indeed return soon for another fantastic meal on our all-season patio!

            24. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on December 19, 2021

              overall5food4service5ambience5

              Great atmosphere and amazing oysters and drinks!

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 22, 2021

              Thank you for visiting us at Caroline's, and we appreciate the fantastic feedback and review! We hope to welcome you back soon for more great drinks and oysters!

            25. LR

              LayR

              Charlotte

              6 reviews

              vip
              3.0

              6 reviews

              Dined on December 17, 2021

              overall3food2service5ambience5

              Beautiful place but extremely overpriced! Suggest pre set seafood platters instead of per oz. We ended end just doing one drink each and 8 oyster and it was $60.

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 21, 2021

              Thank you for visiting us at Caroline's, and we appreciate your honest feedback! Please feel free to reach out to me at scott.daniel@whitelodgingcom with any additional information concerning your visit, as I am the General Manager for the restaurant and would love an opportunity for further engagement.

            26. f

              francofoodie17

              Western NC

              2 reviews

              4.0

              2 reviews

              Dined on December 16, 2021

              overall4food4service4ambience4

              Great spot, good food, and quick service to get us out the door to see the Nutcracker.

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 22, 2021

              Thank you for visiting us at Caroline's and making us part of your special night out! We hope to see you back again soon!

            27. JM

              JacobM

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on December 14, 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Everything was great! Our server Alayna was awesome.

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 15, 2021

              Thank you for visiting us at Caroline's , and we appreciate the great review! We hope you will return soon for more fantastic service from Alayna!

            28. JF

              JessicaF

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on December 7, 2021

              overall5food5service4ambience5

              Amazing food and great atmosphere. Also everything was fairly priced!

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 8, 2021

              Thank you for visiting us at Caroline's, and we appreciate the fantastic feedback and review! We hope we will see you again soon for another great experience!

            29. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              Pittsburgh

              3 reviews

              5.0

              3 reviews

              Dined on December 3, 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Great variety

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 6, 2021

              Thank you for visiting us at Caroline's, and we appreciate the great review! We hope you will return in the near future to enjoy our bountiful variety of fresh Carolina seafood!

            30. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              Charlotte

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on November 28, 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              The New Orleans shrimp was amazing! And the cocktails were great!

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on December 9, 2021

              Thank you for visiting us at Caroline's, and we appreciate the fantastic feedback and review! We hope you will return soon for more of our BBQ Shrimp & coastal cuisine, and of course our craft cocktails!

            31. MV

              MarcV

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on November 27, 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Excellent service and drinks. Will definitely be back.

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 30, 2021

              Thank you for visiting us at Caroline's, and we appreciate the great feedback and review! We hope to see you again soon for more great drinks and service!

            32. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              Charlotte

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on November 27, 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              We had dinner for our 13th anniversary. The food was delicious, the service phenomenal, and the ambiance perfect for date night.

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 27, 2021

              Thank you for choosing Caroline's for celebrating your special night, and we hope to see you again soon for another great experience!

            33. JS

              JohnS

              Charlotte

              5 reviews

              4.0

              5 reviews

              Dined on November 24, 2021

              overall4food5service5ambience5

              Very nice surprise for Charlotte where things are mostly mediocre and overpriced. Nice environment, good food, nice service, overall will definitely be going back!

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 27, 2021

              Thank you for visiting us at Caroline's, and we appreciate the great feedback and review! We are excited to welcome you back soon!

            34. RC

              RCCB

              Charlotte

              5 reviews

              vip
              3.0

              5 reviews

              Dined on November 21, 2021

              overall3food4service3ambience3

              Food/Service was good. Our apps came out in great time. We ordered an entree and it took much longer, about 30-40 mins.

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 27, 2021

              Thank you for visiting us at Caroline's, and we appreciate your honest feedback! Please feel free to reach out to me at scott.daniel@whitelodgingcom with any additional information concerning your visit, as I am the General Manager for the restaurant and would love an opportunity for further engagement.

            35. RD

              RobD

              Charleston

              2 reviews

              3.0

              2 reviews

              Dined on November 21, 2021

              overall3food2service4ambience5

              Soup was not good and the shrimp & Grits were runny

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 27, 2021

              Thank you for visiting us at Caroline's, and we appreciate your honest feedback! Please feel free to reach out to me at scott.daniel@whitelodgingcom with any additional information concerning your visit, as I am the General Manager for the restaurant and would love an opportunity for further engagement.

            36. AW

              AliciaW

              1 review

              2.0

              1 review

              Dined on November 17, 2021

              overall2food1service5ambience4

              The food had zero seasoning. It was tasteless. I would go here strictly for drinks

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 17, 2021

              Thank you for visiting us at Caroline's, and we appreciate your honest feedback! Please feel free to reach out to me at scott.daniel@whitelodgingcom with any additional information concerning your visit, as I am the General Manager for the restaurant and would love an opportunity for further engagement.

            37. AJ

              AshleyJ

              Chicago

              7 reviews

              vip
              5.0

              7 reviews

              Dined on November 16, 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              The food was great!! Our server, Soo, did a great job! We both had the wagyu burger and fries. The Clam Chowder, and a Caesar Salad. It was a great place for a date night.

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 18, 2021

              Thank you for the great review, and we are so glad you enjoyed our food and Soo's service! We hope you will return soon to see her!

            38. f

              futurecltfoodie

              Charlotte

              5 reviews

              5.0

              5 reviews

              Dined on November 15, 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              We ordered a little bit of everything and weren't disappointed! From oysters to massive shrimp cocktail to the seafood pasta everything was delightful. Don't forget desert! The warm brownie was heavenly!

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 17, 2021

              Thank you for the great feedback, and we appreciate your patronage! We are glad you enjoyed our food and service, and hope to see you again soon!

            39. d

              diningdoc

              Charlotte

              10 reviews

              vip
              5.0

              10 reviews

              Dined on November 14, 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Great place for small plates - their appetizer selection is large and they were delicious.

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 17, 2021

              Thank you for visiting us at Caroline's, and we appreciate the great review and feedback! We hope you will return in the near future and try some of our fantastic entrees and desserts as well!

            40. I

              Isindra

              Washington DC

              27 reviews

              vip
              5.0

              27 reviews

              Dined on November 11, 2021

              overall5food4service5ambience4

              Menu could be more extensive...please add some crab options...service and atmosphere was great

              Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 17, 2021

              Thank you for visiting us at Caroline's, and we appreciate your feedback! We hope you will return soon and check out our menu additions of Oysters Rockefeller and our new Lobster Roll. Coming soon!

            FAQs

            Caroline's Oyster Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 115 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.

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            Booked 27 times today
            Google Map for Caroline's Oyster Bar

            600 S College St Charlotte, NC 28202-1897

            • Neighborhood

              Uptown

            • Hours of operation

              Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
              Dinner
              Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

            • Cuisines

              Oyster Bar, Seafood, American

            • Dining style

              Casual Dining

            • Dress code

              Business Casual

            • Parking details

              None

            • Payment options

              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

            • Additional

              Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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