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.

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KatieR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great !!

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vipRisa
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
2 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
170 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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vipmaryannw
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great great time - food was some of the best in Charleston. Great fish bites - so white and tenderful and great tasting. The best steamed shrimp I've had to. Didn't go for the oysters but was very pleased with all dishes. My daughter loved the burger!

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SusanD
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner and they were very attentive!

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vipDanO
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place. Food is excellent and we live the atmosphere. My only complaint is the last 2 times we went there the service was not up to par.

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vipSherylfay
Charlotte
57 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were a little hesitant about traveling to Charleston during Covid and dining out but were extremely pleased with our first night’s experience. We’ve dined at Rappahannock before and have always enjoyed the food. This time we made a reservation to sit outside and had another wonderful meal. Our food and drinks were as good as expected and the service was very good. If I had to list any negatives, I would say the outside patio loses some ambiance due to its position adjacent to the parking lot. That said, however, the restaurant has done a good job making it a comfortable space to enjoy our meal.

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CharlastonGem
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

My server was absolutely amazing! She made us feel like family not customers! The food was what I expect from the Charleston area. Thank You

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time!

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ClaudiaP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were 2 couples out to celebrate my husbands birthday. Thanks he food was exceptional and so was the service. Booth was a little cramped and it was a little noisy, and. I had a little sticker shock when I saw the bill, but we will be going back!!

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Slee2222
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Shrimp PO boy sandwich. Great spin on Bloody Mary drinks.

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vipSaraM
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went here on date night. Would highly recommend getting a few things and splitting them. The oysters were delicious, as always. Very great dinner.

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vipJorgeA
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best seafood in town!!! Period.. All thanks to a great staff.
Ps.
Do not forget to order desert Wow!!

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vipjack
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service. We go here a lot, and always enjoy ourselves. Fish and chips is my favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside, and they were busy, but the service was wonderful. The crab cake was the best I’ve ever had. I definitely recommend this place and will go back when I’m in town

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Traci
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oysters, great atmosphere and great service!

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GabrielL
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! It was our first time and we sure to come back again. We had a bit of everything and it was more than worth it!

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vipSuperb
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful oysters! Some of the best we’ve bee had! Dinner and drinks were exceptional as was the service!

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ChelseaF
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great- the Horst was accommodating when we wanted to shift tables and our server was so friendly. We only ended up staying for a drink due to a scheduling error on our end, but the service was quick, friendly, and reasonably priced!

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Debadee
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice outdoor eating space offered at this time.

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foodiecutie2020
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service. Excellent food. Clean restaurant. My family and I ate outside. We had a great lunch.

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Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 576-4693.

Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston is rated 4.6 stars by 1034 OpenTable diners.

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

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