Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston

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Travis and Ryan Croxton debut their spinoff from the highly acclaimed Rappahannock Oyster Bar at Union Market in Washington, DC. They’ve even brought their DC Chef, Kevin Kelly, to man the kitchen at this outpost. This location in the historic Cigar Factory Building on East Bay Street, allows room for Chef Kelly to showcase more of his cuisine to a larger audience, including an incredibly unique 40 seat raw bar. Oysters grown by the Croxton’s own Rappahannock Oyster Company are accentuated, but Kelly’s signature dishes like lambs’n’clams, crabcakes, shrimp & grits and the best po’ boy you’ll ever eat are enough reasons in their own right for constant visits. Coupled with a great cocktail program and focus on local ingredients, ROB is a great place for any occasion.

Specials

Charleston's Best Oyster Happy Hour

Enjoy 1/2 off on our three Chesapeake oysters on the half shell and one featured for $1 each day. Also discounts on select beer and wine offerings as well as a happy hour bar menu. Join us on Tuesdays for burger night too!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 13, 2018

Ends: November 14, 2117

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-7:00PM

What 813 People Are Saying
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KC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant. Got the oyster sampler which was great. Would love it if they had horseradish as a condiment. Bread basket was disappointing. Grilled oysters were great as was the seasonal roasted root vegies. And kudos to the bartender - best Old Fashioned I’ve ever had

HC
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went on a quiet Sunday night and sat at the bar. Happy hour prices on oysters(12 for $20-bargain!) Shucker, server and bartender all super nice. Wish I lived closer!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. From the oysters to the wine, the food and the ambiance- great experience!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite!

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WM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Cheyenne was superb both professionally and personally. Knew the menu well, gave competent recommendations and was simply delightful. Everything on the menu is well prepared, top quality and delicious. Ambience is comfortable and attractive. One of Charleston’s gems.

m
San Francisco
88 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant with super service and delicious oysters and fresh seafood. The crab cakes were best I’ve ever had.

W
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place overall. My only beef is that the ceviche was a really small serving, esp for 16 bucks.

n
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything we ordered was very taste and we have come back to rappahannock several times. We would eat there more frequently if only they offered some green vegetable side or even mixed vegetable sides.

c
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat and the bar and had very attentive bartenders. Started with the oysters (happy hour) and they were great! They make their own hot sauce and it was great on the oysters. I had the crab cake and it was very meaty. My husband had the scallops and enjoyed the flavors as well.

m
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place! The oysters are spectacular, the entrées are prepared in a very creative and appetizing way, the service was great and the prices are very reasonable for Charleston. Another thing that sets this restaurant apart is the fact that there is actually parking and it’s free. Not common here in Charleston! This is a perfect fit for us here who are already oyster – crazed. These are terrific oysters farmed in Virginia and have a wide variety of styles. Another great option is the happy hour which runs from 6 o’clock on at the bar on Sunday. What a great deal and nice place to meet new friends.

FS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful oysters beautiful presentation great service

OT
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Citadel homecoming. Great oysters, fish dip, black grouper, amazing (and different) shrimp and grits, etc....
Awesome and knowledgeable server. Decanted our super Tuscan and we enjoyed.
Great house made ice cream with original flavors. My son said they get 1000 out of 100, and he’s good at math.

OT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was not what I expected it to be! Service was very slow!

M
Tallahassee
27 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We felt welcomed and appreciated when we entered. And then our server was exceptional through—attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. Grilled oysters, black garlic shrimp and grits, lambs and chops were superb.

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Exceptional service! Delicious oyster varieties. A bit pricey for amount of food.

S
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Charleston. Top notch good and service

EG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the fresh food served here and felt the interiors were pleasant and inviting.
The service was responsive and professional.

M
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for local seafood. Our waiter was knowledgeable and helpful. Nice vibe.

R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cool place, nice bar tenders, good bar menu and happy hour specials.

P
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service!

RC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great ambiance! Great staff! The staff and chef were very accommodating with my food allergies! The potatoes bravas and octopus are a must!

JS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I visited here on a recent trip to Charleston. The oysters were great, drinks were good, but the entree portions could have been bigger. The food was good, just could have been a better sized portion for the price.

MF
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice, but not outstanding.

S
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Well done food, small portions for the price.
For 4 people one drink and one entree each the cost with tip was $168.

AL
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think this is one of the best restaurants in Charleston. Located a little off the beaten path which makes it even more enticing. Oysters were very fresh and food was incredible overall.

OT
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all the way around. Grilled oysters are amazing!!!

OT
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

TB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The place was a little too loud for my liking. Would suggest some noise dampers in the ceiling.

B
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at Rappahannock Oyster Bar. The raw oysters were delicious. We made during happy hour and appreciated the great prices for the oysters and the wine.

Our entrees were also very good and had great eye appeal.The octopus and wreckfish were perfectly prepared. Our server was cordial.

OT
Cleveland
22 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John was a great bartender and host. Our waiter was great and very knowledgeable. Everyone went out of their way to make us feel welcomed.
Oysters, crab cake and grilled whole fish were amazing. Our favorite seafood place in Charleston!

VL
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was great, the drinks were great, and the service was on point. We had a group of 77 and our server stayed on top of us the entire night. Loved it all so much! We will be back for a round 2.

AD
Savannah
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A college reunion for 11 girls and our experience could not have been better! Our waitress was amazing and very patient. The food was EXCELLENT and the drinks were great! Will be coming back!

KP
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I would have preferred a more central location but that’s what I get for waiting until the last minute. I thought the food was great and somewhat unique but let’s face it- they served us saltines with our fish dip. Entree portions were small; I’d recommend ordering multiple plates to try and share. Overall a good experience but a little over priced.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very pleasurable

CL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the freshest fish. Outstanding in all manners.

K
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Delicious oysters and shrimp and grits. One of our favorite places to dine.

f
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal.

LT
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place. Oysters were awesome. Kacey (sp?) was an amazing server. Food was fabulous. Great vibe. All around terrific.

OT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sit at the bar and let John take care of everything. Great service and food.

SW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, attentive service, and great food. Approximately half of their tables are high-tops, so if mobility is an issue, make sure to request a low table.

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