Oyster Bar

4.3
121 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

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Conveniently located in the heart of Saint Petersburg’s entertainment district, The Oyster Bar offers a uniquely inspired culinary experience and has been a neighborhood favorite since 1999. We strive to offer the freshest seafood, quality meat and poultry as well as provide friendly and efficient service to create a memorable atmosphere that sets us apart.
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4.2
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4.3
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4.2
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50% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TerranceC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

The table next to my table was super loud and to much use of profanity language

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday surprise. Service was great, food was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It’s not open!!!

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JimK
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best clam chowder ever eaten. Oysters Rockefeller fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dollar oysters on Wednesdays.

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vipDrew
Miami
53 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Upscale bar with fabulous oysters! Friendly place for a drink and bites!

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GlennH
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our server was super attentive. I tried something out of my usual box and was pleasantly surprised.

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SoulPatch5570
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Oysters are great. Would go back again and bring guests.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful. We had the crab cake for the app and it was so fresh and delicious. I had a lobster roll for dinner and it just gets better with each bite

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Lori
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food! When we visit Tampa, we visit the Oyster Bar.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing oysters. Great wine. Awesome service. Will for sure go back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Our favorite brunch spot in the tampa bay area. perfect for a boozy brunch with friends and making a day of it

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vipAnnetteK
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was very personable. Love the atmosphere!

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Erindoh
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and atmosphere was excellent !!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Fantastic service, from checking in, to our bartender, and our great waitress. Most food was enjoyed....2 of us felt the clam chowder was definitely too salty, but biggest disappointment was the raw oysters. For $36/dozen I was expecting to be wowed. We will come back - but not for oysters.

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vipAlexR
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night at The Oyster Bar! The oysters were awesome and were handled with care to preserve the salinity inside the shell. Our steak was prepared exactly as ordered and they even split into 2 plates since we shared the entree, after finishing a few dozen oysters. Service was on point. We love it here and definitely recommend a visit if you are in town!!

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MariaS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Oyster bar is a very affordable place to get oysters. The oyster shooters are the best. Keep an eye out for happy hour specials. FYI brunch on Sunday is over at 3.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We actually came here twice in 1 night (date night for us then met friends for drinks, while they ate dinner). First time service was honestly subpar server not attentive to the table and had long periods where we were waiting for him. Second time around different server much better, still not 100% what you would expect for the price you pay. Food was good, definitely come back for oysters and drinks. Entrees were good as well but oysters were really good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for brunch. Both the bottomless mimosas and bloodies were super well done. There were stations with different garnish/juice options set up. We both did the buffet. Some of the food was better than others but that’s par the course for a brunch buffet! I loved the shrimp cocktail (very spicy) and the roast. My one complaint was that a family with two young children were seated at the table with us. While this was no one’s fault, having two young children in your vicinity does not jive well with the ambience of bottomless brunch.

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Josh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

As just a party of two that came in when it wasn’t busy at all, it took 25 minutes after being sat to receive any service/acknowledgement. After that, the server never came back around till we needed a check.

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FrankC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, we had a very nice server. she explain some of the things on the menu we ask her about. Didn't rush us and always stop by our table to ask if we needed anything else. We will definitely come back there to eat. The food was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went he for Valentine’s Day. The service was outstanding. The waitress was able to recommend items and help us decide on our meal choices. The oysters were fresh and delicious. The place was crowded but it was still quiet enough for a great date night with the wife. I will definitely be back to this hidden gem

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Overall a good experience, food was delicious and atmosphere was pleasant. The server we had however was lacking. We did not receive menus until we mentioned it to her. The only reason we knew about the special for the night was because we heard a different waitress explaining it to the table next to us. Waited a extremely long time to receive the bottle of wine we ordered as well as the simple side salad and clam chowder appetizers. We watched as people who arrived well after us received the items they ordered before we received anything. She scarcely visited our table throughout the night but was seen visiting her other tables frequently. Not sure what happened or why our table seemed to get virtually looked over but it subtracted from what would’ve been an outstanding dining experience

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CarlL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite on the street restaurant. This time I was with wife and daughter. We were seated quickly and in a nice location. The Waitress was great and the food also. Everything was good we had a great meal.

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MichaelB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little place downtown St Pete. We went for happy hour and had some really delicious oysters for $1 each and $5 martinis. We will definitely be back soon.

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vipWaltB
Detroit
38 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

over all it was just ok. food was good but nothing to go back for

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Server was not very nice after I asked for more dressing. Plopped a large bowl down and walked away. Passive aggressive. She then only asked my boyfriend about the meal and ignored me. Spent a lot of money, but won’t be back again.

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vipladybird
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Good for $1 oyster nite & beer otherwise just so-so.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love oysters and they did NOT disappoint! Great food and service. We sat outside, beautiful day! We’ll be back!

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FilomenaS
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food & service were great. Outdoor seating could use little upgrade. Chairs very close & some were wobbly. This was 2nd time use opentable for this restaurant & both times restaurant didn’t acknowledge it. Had email from open table wondering why I didn’t show up or cancel. Not sure I’ll be back if this happens again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch & bottomless mimosa special!

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JoanneM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I went this time on a Friday night. We had been there before with a group. It is a fun place. It is fairly noisy but that is because people were having fun. The wine and beer selections are good. There are many oyster choices. We had a variety plate and it was great. The entrees were done well, also. We would definitely go again.

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StephenG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite for us locals! Highly recommend. Good food and friendly atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
51 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Although it was crowded with people waiting for tables, our reservation was honored as soon as we arrived.
Our server, Melissa, was at our table within a couple of minutes. She made some recommendations and gave us a chance to review the menu. She came back to the table shortly thereafter to take our order. The food arrived within a short period of time after ordering. We all had various fish or seafood dishes, and we all seemed to enjoy our meals. Surprisingly, the restaurant did not have decaf coffee to order with our dessert. A couple of us settled for tea. All in all, the Oyster bar was very good. The food could have been a bit hotter, and decaf coffee should be added to the menu. Our server, Melissa, was terrific. She was friendly and very efficient! We will definitely return to the Oyster Bar on our next visit to St Pete!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and festive atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was amazing. Everything on par. Our waiter was good. We saw him like 3 times. My issue is that there was a girl assigned to bring our entree and she cane right after we finished our full plates of oysters , we both tried to scramble to take away the plates and she said “well I mean you’re done right.” After that the exact server brought silverware to an elderly woman sitting alone at the bar and rolled her eyes. Shortly after this I noticed that this sever got into an argument with both the bartender and another server. In plane view of customers which was noticed by our table, 2 couples at the bar, and a table of 4.

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SusanD
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service excellent. We were surprised to see a dog in the restaurant (ok) but the waitresses were petting it and then going into the kitchen. Not good. ☹️

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OpenTable Diner
London
18 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good place for seafood. We had the raw Appalachacola oysters and the Oysters Rockefeller, the NE clam chowder, oyster Po-boy, and the lobster roll. The Alligator bites were good too. The only things we weren't happy with were the Bloody Mary (too watered down with ice) and the blackened chicken sandwich our lone land lubber got was just average.

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vipAlyssa
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We went here for New Years Eve, service was a little slow as anyone could have guessed but the food was amazing. We did the baked oysters and preferred the parm and herb. Saw that they offer a preferred club to be apart of and considering doing it based on the good deals they offer. Will definitely be back a few times a month.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing seafood. Best lobster roll ever. Can not wait to come again

FAQs

Oyster Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (727) 897-9728.

Oyster Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 121 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.