Oyster Bar

4.3
144 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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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CHERYLC
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Oyster Bar always does oysters right! Cold, fresh and perfectly shucked! The horseradish is real and accompanied by cocktail sauce and a red vinegar sauce. Our waiter Ben was outstanding and kept up w our hungry table of 10! Well be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! The food is delicious and the service is top notch.

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Scubachica
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

My husband & I have had some delicious meals at the Oyster Bar in the past, both brunch and dinners. But last night 9/17 was a real disappointment. The fried oysters were tasty but very heavily battered as was the cod in the fish & chips dinner. He picked this off most of his fish. I was excited to order the lobster roll which I’ve had there before because I remembered how delicious it was . Last night my plate was 2/3 French fries and a tiniest lobster tail on a hotdog bun…this plate for $40 ! Was this a new kitchen crew? Or short staffed? We left unsatisfied.

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Arlene
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters were great!!! Happy place to dine out at St Pete!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and seafood on point! Love you guys!

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JessicaG
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Horrible experience. Waited over 10 minutes for our waitress to actually come to our table when we arrived. Service was horrible she never checked on us. Food was wrong and took forever to come out. Will not recommend

GF
vipGr8Food
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Though we had some very good experiences at the Oyster Bar over the last few years, last night's dinner was not one of them. Food was mediocre, overcooked (grouper and lobster), and way overpriced for what it was.

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vipjbaum517
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Not a great experience. They started off being out of most of the cocktails on the menu that we ordered. Waitress didnt write down any orders for a group of 6 which obviously led to her missing about 50% of orders (not an exaggeration). Such a silly problem with an easy fix but ultimately waited a long time to eat because none of my order made it to the kitchen. Food was good, not like super braggable, but still gets the job done

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Took almost an hour for cold food to arrive. Plate was 3 times the size of the over cooked poached eggs on the diminutive crab cakes.

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Shell
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attentive customer service

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JonathonK
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

This was our second time here and the Oysters are wonderful, but the food and service were terrible. We waited forever for our food, which was mediocre at best. My salad had wilted lettuce and I sent it back. Our server while friendly was slow and we never had refills on water and diet coke.

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RonnieB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for Cameron! Great service,very entertaining and caring about your dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my husband. Our server was amazing. Looked like John Krazinski. Real cool dude .

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ToddB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great place for a casual evening. Oysters were the bomb!

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vipAlex
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cozy and happy place
Good fresh food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service !

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BethG
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent happy hour raw and fried oysters were equally delicious . Lobster roll was outstanding but a bit overpriced at $40. Wedge salad also very tasty. Service also excellent. Location is perfect right in heart of downtown.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Selection of raw oysters is great. However, the way they shuck, the juices run out. Fish tacos disapointing (soggy, oveloaded with a tomato salsa that was not fresh). Fish and chips standard (altho they use a good fish). Sampler platter is huge. Got it blackened and teenager liked the shrimp and scallops; the crab cakes were the frozen kind and not very good.

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Larry
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Good evening! Service was superb! Inventory on wine list very low. Monday night half off wines (surprise to us). Went thru three choices. Did drink pinot and Jordan Cab.

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Tennessee2009
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the place for oysters that are not from the gulf. My wife and I truly enjoy oysters. This place is impeccable and has remarkable service. The oyster were phenomenal. You will not be dissatisfied.

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vipMichaelH
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent but the service wasn’t what I would expect for the money spent. It wasn’t bad, but it was a little slow and we never did learn our server’s name.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit, and Blanton provided recommendations, all which were outstanding. Great experience overall.

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TerranceC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
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 on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday surprise. Service was great, food was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
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
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dollar oysters on Wednesdays.

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vipDrew
West Palm Beach
55 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
13 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.

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 144 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.