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Caroline's Oyster Bar

4.6
4.6
331 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
A fanciful take on a coastal seafood place, Caroline’s Oyster Bar celebrates the charm and fresh flavors of North Carolina’s coastline. Uptown Charlotte’s newest anchor features a breezy outdoor patio, charming Carolina-style raw bar and spacious dining room alongside high-quality daily oyster selections and seafood dishes.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Additional information

  • 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

Offers

  • High tide Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Thu - 4:00 PM - 10:45 PM
    Indulge in a true Carolina coast flavor-fest! Join us for High Tide Happy Hour from 4pm- 6pm (Monday-Wednesday) and enjoy $8 select shareable plates and $2 select chef's oysters.

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What 331 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. D

    Drdsoliman

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent selection of oysters and best clam chowder in town
  2. G

    Geniav

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The restaurant has a nice feel to it. Our server Chris was marvelous! We had a few of the thanksgiving plates which I think were a great idea for those interested in that type of food. We ordered other things a la carte off of the menu. The seafood we didn’t particularly care for due to the strong vinegar taste.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded 4 days agoThank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Allison! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us. We will pass along your positive comments to Chris! We hope to see you again soon!

  3. JM

    JeffM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prompt and courteous service. Good food for the price. The outdoor dining is quieter than inside which is very noisy.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 22, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Jeff! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  4. CB

    ClaireB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Looked for a place close to the Charlotte Convention Center and Caroline’s Oyster bar was right around the block. The atmosphere was beautiful and welcoming. Our server was very courteous and met all our needs and more. The food was absolutely delicious! I would suggest the crab hush puppies for an appetizer.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 22, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Claire! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  5. GB

    GinnyB

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time since moving to Charlotte one month ago and we will be back regularly! Brianna was our server, and she was OUTSTANDING. The food was amazing. thank you for a great experience!

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 15, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Ginny! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us. We will pass along your positive comments to Brianna! We hope to see you again soon!

  6. b

    bassbone14

    Hawaii

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Excellent food. The service was nonexistent until we talked with the restaurant manager. Then service was very good. We think our server had forgot about our table.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 15, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We have also grateful for your feedback and have passed it along to our team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  7. DL

    DLChen

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Great thought to have a seafood place but missed the mark for us on flavour and quality for the dishes. Food is average and menu has plentiful deep fried options but not great for other things.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 15, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We value your feedback and have passed it along to our management team, we look forward to welcoming you back soon to create a better dining experience.

  8. KB

    KimberlyB

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar. Amazing food and service.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 10, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Kimberly! We hope to see you again soon!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brianna was amazing! We had the best service and she made sure we had an awesome night away from the kids! The food was wonderful, and the bar was on point last night! Thanks again!

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 10, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We hope to see you again soon!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, good service , great food!

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 10, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We hope to see you again soon!

  11. D

    Daniel

    Denver

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time trying this place. The ambiance was perfect for a date night and the food was delicious. Our server Chris was awesome, very versed on the menu and friendly. We’ll be back again!

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 1, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Daniel! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your first dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  12. GH

    GrantH

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply excellent all around
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was amazing! I wish I could remember his name but he was great - amazing food and drinks!

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 1, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  14. JB

    JohnB

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Upscale bar atmosphere. Casual but sophisticated dining room. The oysters were excellently cleaned, fresh and delicious. Lobster and shrimp roll was solid. A bit unseasoned for me. Fries were a little cold but satisfactory. Drink menu was interesting. Would try again if you like seafood.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 1, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, John! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Thank you for your feedback as well. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  15. MN

    MikeN

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and outstanding service The food is excellent and everything bis truly amazing. Bit noisy at 5:45 but expected .

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 2, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Mike! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service, Sylvia was excellent! Drinks were great, highly recommend the blackberry gin drink. Oysters were perfect and so were the crab hush puppies!

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 2, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our team likes to have our monthly outing at Carolinas! It’s always delicious and the ambiance is always great!

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 2, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Great ambience, our waitress was nice and attentive. The food was okay.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 2, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  19. GJ

    GrahamJaine

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice place, good food, music way too loud made it hard to hear each other.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 2, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Grahm! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Also thank you for your feedback We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  20. TT

    TerriT

    Savannah

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service…Wayne was awesome and very attentive on an ESPECIALLY busy evening!! Pimento fritters..amazing and the Shrimp and Grits…OUTSTANDING!!! Thank you for a lovely evening!!

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 2, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Terri! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us. We will pass along your positive comments to Wayne! We hope to see you again soon!

  21. s

    spicedoc

    Orlando

    82 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Not bad for fast seafood and drinks. It’s a bar scene so very loud. Energetic atmosphere. The oysters were fresh and tasty

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 2, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Also thank you for your feedback we will pass it along. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  22. j

    jawieck

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good downtown spot for business dinner. Enjoyed the shrimp and grits especially.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 2, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  23. R

    Ronaldsr

    Atlantic City

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    First time at Caroline and the food was good, the service was very good.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 2, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Ronald! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your first dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  24. SB

    SueB

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Very busy place! Service was much to be desired…. Slow and lacked the attention to her customer!!

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 2, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, Sue. We appreciate your review and your feedback, we have passed this along to our management team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

  25. LH

    LdyHeel

    Raleigh

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an incredible experience at Caroline's! Our waitress was beyond awesome. The food was yummy and the atmosphere was just right. We had a lovely dinner and would go back anytime we are in Charlotte.

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 2, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

  26. LM

    LatishaM

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was able to make a reservation same day for a work get together. We ended up having more people show up and they were able to accommodate us! Great spot outdoors for chatting and mingling.
  27. T

    Terri

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lily was a great server. The food was great and we would visit again!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We went here for our 1 year anniversary! Very nice place, the food was good, and they even gave us a free desert to celebrate!
  29. JE

    JohnathanE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We very much enjoyed our experience at Caroline’s! The oyster here are incredible and the staff are exceptional.
  30. Q

    Queenie

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Excellent appetizers, entrees were very good, as well. Dessert of peanut butter pie with pretzel crust was excellent. Waiter provided excellent service to us.
  31. P

    Principessa

    Charlotte

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lily our server was amazing was a little loud for an romantic evening but enjoyed the food and service

    Caroline's Oyster BarResponded on November 1, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us. We will pass along your positive comments to Lily! We hope to see you again soon!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was very good but not great..
  34. S

    Sebb

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good. Service was a bit slow, but our waiter apologized for drinks, etc. taking so long.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered oysters, calamari, shrimp & grits, and waygu frites which were all delicious. We also ordered delicious espresso martinis. Great experience overall!
  36. RA

    RashadA

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The overall ambiance was excellent! However, the food was just okay. I would’ve liked better tasting food for the price that was paid.
  37. SS

    SteveS

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Thanks noisy but good.
  38. MS

    MatthewS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Chips for the scallop ceviche were stale scallops were bland tuna tar tar was not good left after appetizers
  39. f

    frequentdiner

    Richmond

    79 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Arrived after Elton John concert, with reservation. Given late night menus before 11. Didn’t see staff for 20-25 min upon arrival. Saw multiple orders of food items delivered to tables. Inquired about the oysters and was told by General Manager (GM) that they stopped serving them at 9. When we inquired about all the other tables with oysters at 11:15 he stumbled into an insulting excuse after another. Moral of story…don’t open your restaurant to demands it cannot accommodate for the almighty dollar. You now have lost a long time guest bc no one likes to be lied to while also you not receiving proper service. Not a good look to your guests having the GM lie and not be able to accommodate guests with reservations.
  40. JM

    JohnM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and oysters were excellent and service was great. Will definitely go again.

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

FAQs

Caroline's Oyster Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 331 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 36 times today
Google Map for Caroline's Oyster Bar

120 E Brooklyn Vlg Ave, Charlotte, NC 28202

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Uptown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Unspecified

  • 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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