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Oyster Bar, Saint Petersburg, FL

Oyster Bar

4.2
4.2
242 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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Booked 52 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (727) 897-9728

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    St. Petersburg

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Oyster + Raw Bar

all oysters served with classic cocktail sauce, mignonette, horseradish, fresh lemon wedges, crackers + hot sauce

  • Apalachicola Gulf Oysters

    • Half Dozen$10.00
    • Full Dozen$18.00
  • East + West Coast Boutique Oysters

    per piece

    • Mkt
  • Raw Florida Clams$10.00

    classic cocktail sauce

    • Shrimp Cocktail$12.00

      classic cocktail sauce

      • Peel N' Eat Shrimp$10.00

        classic cocktail sauce, fresh lemon

        Baked Oysters

        • Rockefeller$12.00

          creamy spinach, crispy chorizo, hollandaise

          • Kilpatrick$12.00

            smoked bacon, worcestershire

            • Parmesan-Herb Crusted$12.00

              herb butter, parmesan medley

              • Blue Cheese$12.00

                blue cheese medley, peppers

                • Ole' Chipotle$12.00

                  chipotle aioli, parmesan medley

                  • Three Cheese + Artichoke$12.00

                    cream cheese, mozzarella, pepper jack

                    Fried Oysters

                    • Cajun$12.00

                      chipotle aioli, blackened

                      • O. B Buffalo$12.00

                        sriracha butter, blue cheese fondu

                        • Garlic Parm$12.00

                          creamy garlic sauce, parmesan medley

                          • Mexican$12.00

                            mexican spice mix, sour cream

                            • Honey Soy Bbq$12.00

                              homemade bbq sauce, honey, soy sauce

                              • Sweet Chili Philli$12.00

                                sweet chili sauce, cream cheese, dill

                                Raw Oyster Sampler

                                • Variety of Local Boutique + Select

                                  • Dozen$28.00

                                Baked Oyster Sampler

                                • Mixed Selection of Baked Oysters

                                  • Dozen$24.00

                                Fried Oyster Sampler

                                • Mixed Selection of Fried Oysters

                                  • Dozen$24.00

                                Oyster Shooters

                                • One Buck Oyster Shooter$1.00

                                  toasted lager, specialty cocktail sauce

                                  • The Classic$4.50

                                    vodka, tabasco, lemon juice

                                    • The Hangover$4.50

                                      vodka, zing-zang, horseradish

                                      • The Gin Junkie$4.50

                                        gin, cucumber, lemon juice

                                        • The T-Killer$4.50

                                          tequila, peppers, lime juice

                                          Appetizers + Small Plates

                                          • Toasted Crusty Bread + Dukka$3.00

                                            olive oil, hazelnuts, spice mix

                                            • Blue Cheese Fries$9.00

                                              bacon, chives, blue cheese fondu

                                              • Chicken Satay$9.00

                                                thai peanut glaze, sweet chili

                                                • Calamari$10.00

                                                  pickled peppers, tomato buerre blanc

                                                  • Mussels$12.00

                                                    white wine, lemon, butter, toasted bread

                                                    • Sauteed Florida Clams$12.00

                                                      chorizo, thyme, butter, toasted bread

                                                      • Smoked Tuna Fish Spread$9.00

                                                        crispy tortilla chips

                                                        • Ceviche$10.00

                                                          meyer lemon, onion, peppers, avocado

                                                          • Buffalo Shrimp$13.00

                                                            celery, blue cheese fondu

                                                            • Lump Crab Cake$13.00

                                                              chipotle aioli, pineapple salsa

                                                              • Sesame Tuna Sashimi$12.00

                                                                sweet soy, seaweed, pickled ginger

                                                                • Lobster Arancini$14.00

                                                                  mozzarella, arborio rice, panko

                                                                  Soups + Salads

                                                                  add: chicken -$8, sirloin - $10. shrimp - $8, scallops - $12, lobster tail - $16

                                                                  • Oyster Stew$8.00

                                                                    garlic, cream, sherry, potato

                                                                    • Seafood Chowder$7.00

                                                                      fresh catch, seasonal seafood blend

                                                                      • Sweet Corn Bisque W Crab$8.00

                                                                        chives, smoked chili oil

                                                                        • Oyster Bar House Salad$4.00

                                                                          spring greens, toasted almonds, dried cranberries blue cheese, balsamic vinaigrette

                                                                          • Classic Caesar$4.00

                                                                            homemade dressing, croutons, shaved parmesan

                                                                            • Strawberry-Beet Salad$9.00

                                                                              spinach, basil, goat cheese, cracked black pepper

                                                                              • Crab + Arugula Salad$13.00

                                                                                avocado, grapefruit, basil

                                                                                • Creamy Lobster Salad$14.00

                                                                                  romaine, spring greens, homemade lobster salad

                                                                                  Seafood

                                                                                  add: shrimp - $8, scallops - $12, lobster tail - $16

                                                                                  • Local Red Grouper$24.00

                                                                                    bacon-parmesan crusted, tomato buerre blanc, mashed potatoes

                                                                                    • Grilled Cobia$24.00

                                                                                      grilled pineapple salsa, avocado purée, steamed almond rice

                                                                                      • Crispy Ale Battered Cod$18.00

                                                                                        celery root remoulade, apple-daikon slaw, hand cut fries

                                                                                        • Pan Roasted Salmon$23.00

                                                                                          basil hollandaise, vegetable risotto

                                                                                          • Herb-Seared Yellowfin Tuna$29.00

                                                                                            sweet soy, citrus aioli, steamed almond rice

                                                                                            • Seared Diver Scallops$28.00

                                                                                              creamy risotto, crispy pancetta, fresh arugula

                                                                                              • Tempura Shrimp$18.00

                                                                                                red andouille gravy, stone ground grits

                                                                                                • Grilled Cold Water Lobster Tails$38.00

                                                                                                  tomato buerre blanc, bacon braised brussels, mashed potatoes

                                                                                                  • Crawfish Pasta$17.00

                                                                                                    creole red sauce, linguine

                                                                                                    Surf + Turf

                                                                                                    • 16oz Ribeye, 8oz Lobster Tail$49.00

                                                                                                      béarnaise sauce, tomato beurre blanc steamed broccoli, mashed potatoes

                                                                                                      Seafood Feast

                                                                                                      • Grouper, Crab Cake, Shrimp$42.00

                                                                                                        bacon-parmesan crusted grouper steamed broccoli , mashed potatoes

                                                                                                        Meat + Poultry

                                                                                                        • All-Natural Grilled Usda 10oz Prime Sirloin$24.00

                                                                                                          coca-cola marinade, blue cheese fondu, mashed potato

                                                                                                          • All-Natural Grilled 16oz Ribeye Steak$35.00

                                                                                                            fresh thyme browned butter, roasted red potatoes

                                                                                                            • Pinot Noir Braised Duck Leg$24.00

                                                                                                              natural au jus, roasted red potatoes

                                                                                                              • Herb Roasted Airline Chicken Breast$20.00

                                                                                                                garlic cream sauce, herb pesto, mashed potatoes

                                                                                                                • Grilled Veggie Stack$16.00

                                                                                                                  seasonal vegetables, balsamic reduction, arugula salad

                                                                                                                  Sides

                                                                                                                  • Bacon Braised Brussels Sprouts$5.00

                                                                                                                    • Broccoli with Hollandaise$4.00

                                                                                                                      • Creamed Spinach with Pancettas$6.00

                                                                                                                        • Hand Cut Fries$5.00

                                                                                                                          • Mashed Potatoes$5.00

                                                                                                                            • Roastered Red Potatoes$5.00

                                                                                                                              • Stone Ground Grits$5.00

                                                                                                                                Dessert

                                                                                                                                • Almond Crusted Fried Cheesecake$8.00

                                                                                                                                  • Strawberry Rhubarb Pie$6.00

                                                                                                                                    • Key Lime Pie$6.00

                                                                                                                                      • Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie$6.00

                                                                                                                                        Tea + Coffee

                                                                                                                                        • Espresso$3.00

                                                                                                                                          kawah, regular or decaf

                                                                                                                                          • Cappuccino$4.00

                                                                                                                                            kawah, regular or decaf

                                                                                                                                            • Latte$4.00

                                                                                                                                              kawah, regular or decaf

                                                                                                                                              • Macchiato$4.00

                                                                                                                                                kawah, regular or decaf

                                                                                                                                                • Cup of Tea$3.00

                                                                                                                                                  twinings - earl grey, english breakfast, green tea, peppermint chai

                                                                                                                                                  • Pot of Tea$5.00

                                                                                                                                                    twinings - earl grey, english breakfast, green tea, peppermint black tea + pomegranate, lemon + ginger chai

                                                                                                                                                    Soda's + Juice

                                                                                                                                                    • Coke

                                                                                                                                                      • Diet Coke

                                                                                                                                                        • Sprite

                                                                                                                                                          • Canada Ginger Ale

                                                                                                                                                            • Lemonade

                                                                                                                                                              • Sweet Tea

                                                                                                                                                                • Unsweet Tea

                                                                                                                                                                  • Orange Juice

                                                                                                                                                                    • Cranberry Juice

                                                                                                                                                                      • Pineapple Juice

                                                                                                                                                                        Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                        What 242 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                        4.2
                                                                                                                                                                        4.2 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                                        • 4.1Food
                                                                                                                                                                        • 4.3Service
                                                                                                                                                                        • 4.1Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                        • 4Value

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                                                                                                                                                                          Hot Spot

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                                                                                                                                                                          Great for Lunch

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                                                                                                                                                                          KimU

                                                                                                                                                                          Tampa

                                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                          overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                          Was busy and got seated right away. Was told to order quickly as there were two large parties that were just seated, so our orders wouldn’t be held up. Food was pretty good. Ordered the grilled fish tacos but fish was fried. Ate it and didn’t bother to complain about it. Guys ordered fish and chips, which they enjoyed. Oysters small but fresh and flavorful. Service was prompt and our waiter was great.

                                                                                                                                                                        2. JB

                                                                                                                                                                          JarrodB

                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall3food2service1ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                          You can have bad service and bad food, but you can't have both. Oysters were ok at best. Wife had the Pesto and Balsamic - Oysters were really small and I understand they shrink when cooked, but smaller than a dime. Daughter ordered Ribeye - had no flavor, but weird after taste. Came out almost rare (close to Med Rare, but very rare. Ordered Medium). I ordered the boutique Oysters. Lots of sand/rocks in several of the oysters. Service - drinks went unfilled, no check backs and had to find other servers to bring Ketchup, extra salad dressing, extra cocktail, etc. I was hopeful with the wide range of Oysters on the menu that this would have been a better experience, but I cannot see myself going back.

                                                                                                                                                                        3. A

                                                                                                                                                                          Ashley

                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall2food1service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                          Food was not good. Had 5 different things and they all failed to meet my standards. $150 meal and we left there and ate again somewhere else for

                                                                                                                                                                        4. CE

                                                                                                                                                                          ConnieE

                                                                                                                                                                          Columbus

                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                          I had a dozen delicious oysters, really good clam chowder. My husband had a burger and said it was excellent. The fries were some of the best I've had. Love this place. Always a good experience.

                                                                                                                                                                        5. K

                                                                                                                                                                          elisaK

                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                          24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                          24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                          Great place to enjoy “First Friday”. Really nice atmosphere; good food. Nice place to enjoy conversation with friends.

                                                                                                                                                                        6. SF

                                                                                                                                                                          SFIL

                                                                                                                                                                          Tampa

                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall1food1service4ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                          On website & menus they advertise Gulf Oysters - but they come from VA. Bad! The Oysters Rockefeller were not fully shucked before baking in the oven. Very difficult to free the oyster from the shell. I do not think the place is very clean! The menus were stained and the menu covers appeared to be very dirty. This restaurant has been taken off our list and for our guests also.

                                                                                                                                                                        7. MJ

                                                                                                                                                                          MagdalaJ

                                                                                                                                                                          Tampa

                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                          We booked for date night to west at the high top and were told that we requested a patio which we didn’t as we wanted to eat inside at a high top which was selected as my girlfriend is a bit taller. The girl up front had an attitude and shrugged her shoulders, not caring. She didn’t seem like she was happy even being there which is off putting. We were seated at a low table near the bathrooms. We ordered a quite a few dishes - the Rockefeller was a bit undercooked because of all the toppings, causing the oyster to be kind slimy; the fried oysters were good but a little over cooked and burnt; the calamari fries had a couple of good bites but some had an odd taste and texture; the steak was good because can’t really mess up a ribeye and great mash potatoes; we ordered the shrimp Alfredo that was lacking in shrimp (4 small ones). One thing I will say were the drinks were good. We both had the rasberry lemon cider which we liked. Overall okay for date night but the experience was drastically different than when I visited my first time. Two times is enough for me unfortunately.

                                                                                                                                                                        8. T

                                                                                                                                                                          Terry

                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall3food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                          Only issue is that we were eating outside under the awning and it rained so hard the awning could not withstand the weight of the water and became dangerous. I would suggest they contact their awning company as the other restaurants with awnings did not seem to have the same issue.

                                                                                                                                                                        9. H

                                                                                                                                                                          Heather

                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                          Perfect spot for drinks & app’s. Great service! I would go again, but try a different entree

                                                                                                                                                                        10. B

                                                                                                                                                                          Bigfrench124

                                                                                                                                                                          San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                          44 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                          44 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                          Foods great! Our server was super Dalphina. Drinks were fabulous

                                                                                                                                                                        11. OT

                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                          Great Food…Oysters Fresh. Service was fastest I have ever seen.

                                                                                                                                                                        12. OT

                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                          It’s been a few years since we are here but EVERYTHING was very salty.

                                                                                                                                                                        13. b

                                                                                                                                                                          boxxa

                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                          Service was great. Food was really good. The only issue was if you are in on a time deadline get to a show or event, it does take a bit to get your food and was around an hour from ordering to actually eating. Other than that, very cool place and some of the best oysters I’ve had.

                                                                                                                                                                        14. KL

                                                                                                                                                                          KLJO

                                                                                                                                                                          Tampa

                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                          Good ambiance and service, the food was just ok in my opinion.

                                                                                                                                                                        15. BD

                                                                                                                                                                          BearsDateNight

                                                                                                                                                                          Tampa

                                                                                                                                                                          54 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                          54 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                          Our service was great 👍 from Steven. Overall food was good, but Gulf Oysters on the small side.

                                                                                                                                                                        16. LH

                                                                                                                                                                          LauraH

                                                                                                                                                                          Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                          Great server. Oysters and mussels were great!

                                                                                                                                                                        17. OT

                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                          New Orleans

                                                                                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                          My birthday dinner was a success thanks to the fresh Louisiana oysters recommended by the shuckers. Worth every penny. And the old fashions were perfect.

                                                                                                                                                                        18. EL

                                                                                                                                                                          ErikaL

                                                                                                                                                                          New England

                                                                                                                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                          Our waitress was amazing! She answered all our questions and always made sure our drinks were full and we had what we needed. The food was well worth the price and the portions were perfect. We got a bunch of oysters and they had plenty of options from both coasts as well as the gulf. We left happy and with full bellies!

                                                                                                                                                                        19. OT

                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                          We came to celebrate or recent engagement. We had hoped the ambiance wd have been a bit more romantic - but it really IS a bar....tables right up next to each other etc. The food was great and Ryan was a great server!! We'll be back!

                                                                                                                                                                        20. DA

                                                                                                                                                                          DavidA

                                                                                                                                                                          Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                          The Oysters were phenomenal, they have a wonderful Happy Hour and we had great service. Can’t ask for much more than that!

                                                                                                                                                                        21. DG

                                                                                                                                                                          DenishaG

                                                                                                                                                                          Tampa

                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                          For the name Oyster Bar... the oysters were okay. Other food was good. Atmosphere was nice. Drinks were okay.

                                                                                                                                                                        22. OT

                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                          Open table said the restaurant was booked up when I used it to add more people to my reservation We went and there were lots of tables no reservations needed

                                                                                                                                                                        23. e

                                                                                                                                                                          eplondon

                                                                                                                                                                          Tampa

                                                                                                                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                                                                          18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall2food2service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                          I went before a concert around the corner and to be fair on St. Paddy's Day. I had reserved a high top and was seated at a regular table. When asked to move I was told all the high tops are on hold for people that might want to seat there in bigger tables though there was a couple at one. Finally seated at one away from the TV's where we had wanted to see the basketball games. The food took forever as did the drinks. I asked for buffalo shrimp on a house salad but was give a spanish salad that had tomatoes and cucumbers and 4 small shrimp with no buffalo sauce. It was not worse the money nor what I had expected. The burger though I'm told was good the fries were acceptable. The waiter started out grumpy but warmed up except he was overworked with too many tables. Was there for over an hour for just these few items and was late for the show. It will be a long time before we go back again and this was our go to place before any show at Janus.

                                                                                                                                                                        24. k

                                                                                                                                                                          kb45

                                                                                                                                                                          Tampa

                                                                                                                                                                          31 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                          31 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                          In spite of it being St. Patricks day and busy; our server was very efficient. We had raw oysters-which were delicious and well shucked. The house salads were large, very fresh and tasty. I had the fried oysters and they were among the best I've eaten. My husband had the buffalo shrimp which he said wasn't great. All in all, good service and food. I'd definitely go back.

                                                                                                                                                                        25. OT

                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                          Richmond

                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall2food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                          Made a reservation specifically for that evening since according to their advertisements and website , they have $1 oysters every Wednesday . However they did not have the special that evening No explanation was given so we paid full price.

                                                                                                                                                                        26. JK

                                                                                                                                                                          JillianK

                                                                                                                                                                          Tampa

                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                          Our server was great! The hostess was a bit rude. We stood in front of her a couple of minutes before she acknowledged us. She was doing something like getting napkins or something together, but she didn't even look up to say, "I will be with you in a second." No smile the entire time. We sat outside and watched her. Being in PR myself, she would not be the first impression I'd want representing my restaurant.

                                                                                                                                                                        27. TS

                                                                                                                                                                          TomSwift

                                                                                                                                                                          Salt Lake City

                                                                                                                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                          Had a mini reunion with family from Ohio, Nebraska, São Paulo, and St. Pete! Lots of fun with great food and terrific service.

                                                                                                                                                                        28. I

                                                                                                                                                                          Ilovefood679

                                                                                                                                                                          Tampa

                                                                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                          Angie was amazing! She served us outside on the 12th, impeccable service even though she was busy! I don't know how she does it! Food was amazing, mimosas were great too, love the self serve option! Great place every time!

                                                                                                                                                                        29. R

                                                                                                                                                                          Ryan

                                                                                                                                                                          Tampa

                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall2food2service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                          Appetizer came out after our dinner and was cold. Grouper Risotto was either extremely over cooked or it was not grouper. I’m thinking it was Mahi Mahi. Service was not great at all. Oysters were good. Wouldn’t go back.

                                                                                                                                                                        30. CW

                                                                                                                                                                          CindyW

                                                                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                          We specifically went for $1 oyster night. Unfortunately, our server told us it would be at least an hour wait to receive those oysters because they were so busy. We all chose to order either fried or baked oysters since those were prepared in the kitchen and not the same wait. They were just "ok", nothing special. Lesson learned, next time we will wait :)

                                                                                                                                                                        31. K

                                                                                                                                                                          Karen

                                                                                                                                                                          Atlanta

                                                                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                          Delicious! Try the fried oysters, specialty oysters, calamari fries, smoked fish dip…all delicious!!

                                                                                                                                                                        32. C

                                                                                                                                                                          Carrie

                                                                                                                                                                          St. Louis

                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                          Oysters were great, grouper risotto was fabulous, beef tip sandwich was just ok. Fun place, right in the heart of Central Avenue next to an awesome bar, Mandarin Hide.

                                                                                                                                                                        33. OT

                                                                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                          Tampa

                                                                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                          Great time! Love the happy hour oysters. Great ambiance and location too.

                                                                                                                                                                        34. VY

                                                                                                                                                                          VickiY

                                                                                                                                                                          Tampa

                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          3.0

                                                                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on February 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                          The food was excellent atmosphere was subtle value was moderate for our choices so overall it was a nice Experience

                                                                                                                                                                        35. NO

                                                                                                                                                                          NanciO

                                                                                                                                                                          Dallas

                                                                                                                                                                          37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                          37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on February 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                          Jerrod provided outstanding service, really made the evening fun. Enjoyed our oysters and scallops and Old Fashions! We’ll be back for sure.

                                                                                                                                                                        36. S

                                                                                                                                                                          Shellymama

                                                                                                                                                                          Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on February 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                          Our waitress was very attentive and I loved our seat next to the open window to look out onto the sidewalk .. oyster selection awesome, food was fantastic and service was fast and enjoyable… definitely going to come back.

                                                                                                                                                                        37. TK

                                                                                                                                                                          TampaK

                                                                                                                                                                          Raleigh

                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on February 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                          Easily the best raw oysters in the St Pete/Tampa area! We love the $12 dozen Happy Hour deal from 3pm-7pm. Great Bloody Mary's and some nice sparkling wines as well. Def recommend reservations as this spot is popular. The outdoor fans are a bit of sensory overload noise wise, but inside is perfect.

                                                                                                                                                                        38. JJ

                                                                                                                                                                          JoannaJ

                                                                                                                                                                          Orlando

                                                                                                                                                                          21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                          21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on February 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                          Didn’t realize this was more of an adult setting- however the food was amazing! Everything we had was delicious! Oyster Rockefeller, clam chowder, seafood pasta and rosemary chicken all incredibly delicious. Steve was our server and even though he was running around attending to everyone he was so pleasant and friendly. He is awesome!

                                                                                                                                                                        39. MM

                                                                                                                                                                          MatthewM

                                                                                                                                                                          New Orleans

                                                                                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                          2.0

                                                                                                                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on February 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                          We were in St Pete for a long weekend and noticed good reviews on Open Table. Overall the experience was below average. Servers were friendly but they were overwhelmed. The food was not good. My wife’s steak was tough and our side items were cold. The server forgot our soup and we didn’t bother to mention because the food was so average. At this price point you’re better off choosing another restaurant.

                                                                                                                                                                        40. C

                                                                                                                                                                          Cheryl23

                                                                                                                                                                          Tampa

                                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                          Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                          Great food and service!

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                                                                                                                                                                        Oyster Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 242 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                                        Google Map for Oyster Bar

                                                                                                                                                                        249 Central Ave Saint Petersburg, FL 33701-3325

                                                                                                                                                                        Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                          St. Petersburg

                                                                                                                                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                          Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

                                                                                                                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                          Seafood

                                                                                                                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                          Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                                        • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                          Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                                        • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                          Street Parking

                                                                                                                                                                        • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                        • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                          Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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