Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston

4.6
1053 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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.

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RAPPy Hour is Back!

Starting Nov 4, 2020 · Mon - Thu 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Rapp Bar CHS is now offering happy hour monday - friday from 4:00-6:00pm featuring $6 bar snacks, $5 featured wines, $4 draft beer and of course all of our sustainably raised single select oysters are always $2 each.
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ErinC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always perfection. It's easy to run up a big bill because you just want everything on the menu! Also, so impressed with how well the staff knows the menu inside and out. Every ingredient or detail we asked out, our waitress knew without having to run back and ask the kitchen. That's the mark of a great restaurant.

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vipLizS
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Ate outside socially distanced.....view of parking lot. Happy from COVID point of view but not as pretty as inside...Food and service were great. Husband had shrimp and grits, some of the best we've had. Complicated flavor from black garlic. Really good grits too. Loved my oysters and the fish of the day preparation.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent as always

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Blashleighh
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! We had oysters and shrimp and grits. The menu was a bit bare but overall it was a great experience. Awesome free parking and not too far from other activities in the downtown area

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vipJulieF
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside which was great. Inside would have been way too loud even with the limited number of people allowed in during COVID 19. The wait staff was very friendly.

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JonH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The positive experience started with the friendly service. Then the food came and it was outstanding! Best baked clams we have ever had. Only wish we had wss that yhe martini came in a martini glass and not a coup glass. Awesome overall dining experience. Cant wait to go back!

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Steve
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Plenty of outdoor seating to satisfy those that are smart about not being comfortable with indoor conditions.

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vipDesireeS
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They were very accommodating to our large party and the food was simply amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great n our server Kelly is makes the restaurant experience even more enjoyable.

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BrookeH
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed the food overall, particularly the mussels and the flounder. I found the grilled oysters to be delicious as well. Sometimes wine lists can be generic. This wine list was varied offering some of my favorite 'below the radar' wines to choose from. Service was clearly well trained. I had a great evening!

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vipGO24
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood and environment. Will be back again!

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vipSaraM
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our oysters, as always. Whole fish is the best deal for fresh fish on the whole peninsula.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tastiest, freshest oysters around. Great outdoor seating. Love the variety of oyster shooters!

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ReeceS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The host was a bit rude. Other than that everything was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious Grouper and Triggerfish entrées and we love the roasted oysters with jalapeño butter as we get them every time we visit. They have done a great job with their outdoor seating. These guys get no hype but a really quality restaurant!

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vipKGK57
Charleston
125 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great play for oysters and fish! Parking is good and the service was excellent! I look forward to my next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our oyster shucker needs to work on his craft. We ordered 2 dozen oysters on half shell and we had lots of shell pieces. Other than that, we enjoyed the mussels so much, we ordered a second plate! Our server gave a great recommendation on wine for our meal.
I’d go back for the mussels!

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vipSteveB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and efficient service. Will return as it is safe environment and great food,

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KatieR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We got in an hr before our reservation no issue. We chose to sit at the bar. Everything was very spaced out to abide by the social distance rules, which was great. The drinks were delicious, all of the oysters were great but the house oyster which is the rappahannock was DELICIOUS!! My boyfriend didn’t care for the shrimp and grits and the bartenders took it off of the bill without us even asking, which we very much appreciated. We will continue to visit rappahannock whenever we’re in town and encourage you to as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great !!

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vipRisa
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Kicked off our wedding anniversary here.

Had the oysters, shrimp and grits, and cheesecake. Food was fresh, relaxed atmosphere, beautiful chill spot. We’ll be back!

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RobertB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Went for lunch with business associate, all was good only disappointment, was they had none of the clam dishes, which limited the menu choices .

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KristiL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both wonderful. The mussel sofrito is a must try.

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RayE
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tried this restaurant as we were looking for a last-minute option that had outdoor seating. It turned out to be a great dining experience! Our server (Lindsay) was personable and provided a great description of the items we were considering. We ordered the Shrimp and grits, raw oysters, and the Mussels Sofftrito. All were fantastic! Additionally, the house cocktails were awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and food!

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SheldonS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday night dinner at Rappahannock. Everyone was friendly ~ from the host who greeted us to the guy shucking oysters at the bar while we waited to be seated to the cheerful waitress who served us. The food was fantastic and fresh ~ best raw oysters we've had in a long time! The shrimp po boy,the oyster po boy and grits were delicious. We will most definitely be returning for another meal there!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Had items on menu they could not provide that make no sense...like a bread basket. Place seems a bit like they are still trying to figure out how to run a restaurant. Good food just small portions with fair service.

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PeterC
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough good things! Food was excellent but the service was the real star! We were celebrating graduation and it was pouring out and the servers had to run out to our covered seating and did so with smiles and impeccable service. Loved every minute of our meal and will definitely return! Thank you!

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Vickie
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent seafood and a very nice wine menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant to take a family to eat at. Loved our waiter Antonio, and the food was delicious. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT OYSTERS AND FOOD!!!!
We eat at Rappahannock whenever we are in Charleston!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual!

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Thomas
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is only surpassed by the seafood delicacies. The variety of cocktails and menu items was superb.
There was some communication problems with the use of gift cards that was cleared up by the manager.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I I’ve been to the restaurant several times and absolutely love it. This is my friend’s first visit and she fell in love with it there were oysters from New Jersey from where she moved over a year ago. They were excellent. This is so convenient, lots of parking, excellent service, and a great meeting place.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful night to sit outside. The area was set up perfectly, plenty of social distancing space between all the tables. The oysters were meaty and so fresh and my fish of the day, grouper was delicious cooked perfectly and just the right amount. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent

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vipWilliamB
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Did not manage social distancing well in bar area. Bartender had attitude.

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vipADL2013
Charleston
172 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters and service were great. We enjoyed sitting outside on a beautiful day too!

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buzztom
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Loads of oyster options. Fish main course I chose was wonderful!

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viponalark
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Party of 6. Had back area all to ourselves. Food was great. Wine selection very good and reasonable. Server was very good but over tabled.

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Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston is rated 4.6 stars by 1053 OpenTable diners.

Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.rroysters.com/store/products/copy-of-rappahannock-oyster-bar-gift-card-charleston-sc.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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