Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston

4.6
1082 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.

Support Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston during COVID-19

Offers

  • RAPPy Hour is Back!

    Multiple dates available

    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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1082 people are saying
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Thomas
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious seafood and oysters. Cocktails were fabulous. Our regular boite.

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NandaR
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went during Happy Hour!!
Delicious oysters and Mussels.
The crab dip with its own bread was amazing. Freshest oysters on point.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Great food!! Great service. Lindsay is the bomb!

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DeborahH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters were great! I had the shrimp and grits-delish!

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vipVinotabler
Charleston
41 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is awesome, we decided to sit at the bar, they are very carefully seating and felt very safe inside. The food is always delicious and the old salts are the beat oyster value in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our Anniversary. The server sent us an app on him. The food and service was great! Lived!

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ConnieW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant week deal for 2. Service was good, drinks took awhile to get but the oysters and snapper dinner was great. We will return again.

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chezgrace
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters, grouper, excellent. Great wine list.

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CindyR
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice outdoor dining. Delicious food and great service

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vipFlyonthewall
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food.

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vipFoodie
Nashville
44 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot to celebrate New Years Eve!

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vipSteve
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner.

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DeaC
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful: oysters, bread flight and smoked fish dip.

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Leah
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent oysters, and great service! Lots of parking too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG, the shrimp and grits was delicious. We sat outdoors!

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Makopin
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Here is our 1st restaurant I visited in Charleston. After all I stayed for 3 days, but this is the best oyster bar, which we totally satisfied.

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vipdanm
Charleston
169 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour
Delicious oysters
And burger Tuesday is really great

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Djleap
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of the best places in Charleston to get some good seafood. I have had plenty of shrimp and grits in my time, and by far, this is my favorite. The bread flight, grilled oysters, and baked clams were fantastic appetizers. Our server could not have been better. My wife and I ate here about 2 years ago (we would go more often if we didn’t live in Charlotte) and it was an amazing experience. It isn’t often a restaurant lives up to that standard a 2nd time, but these guys definitely did. I can’t wait to come back again.

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erinm
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Yummy cocktails. Friendly, interesting bartenders. Will definitely return.

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Jones
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and interesting seafood options and great service - perfect low key Sunday dinner or lively happy hour.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was wonderful. Oysters were DELICIOUS but unfortunately, the entrees were not as good.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Not the most amazing food for the price that was paid. Still good seafood though. It was kind of quiet for a Saturday night during peak time.

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vipWendy
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Charleston - love all the food!

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ArleyC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food.
Excellent service
Excellent ambience

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HalleyM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails!!! Enjoyed sitting on the patio for some oysters and drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent prepararion and service

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vipPatriciaZ
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

food was delicious, staff was friendly and helpful - great outing

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MariaT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the service and the good were outstanding! The oysters were delicious and very fresh.

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JJFisher
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rappahannock oysters are our new fav! Sooooooo good! Also the special soup was incredible- 10/10 experience!

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ErinC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
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 on November 20, 2020
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
14 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 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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You can order delivery directly from Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston using the Order Online button. Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 576-4693.

Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston is rated 4.6 stars by 1082 OpenTable diners.

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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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