Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston

4.6
1115 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 1115 people are saying
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JeffM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great oysters. Atmosphere was rich and the place is well appointed. Attentive and friendly servers.

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vipPixie
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wish they would carry local spirits from a female distillery!!!
It saddens me to come in and they have none of my products.

paula@localchoice.us

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JaniceT
Key West
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and the bartender was very attentive, not overwhelming. The food was very good, loved every bite!

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vipJohn
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 6 and ran a little late to our reservation time. They we very accommodating and friendly.

We had the high top table, which was almost like a private room.
Catie our server was very attentive.

The oysters were outstanding...especially the Rappahannock.
Good time had by all.

GR
vipGeriR
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited my daughter at CofC. So grateful to have phenomenal oysters, tasty cocktails and PARKING. Will definitely go back.

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vipPotsie
Wilmington
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious. Waitress was great but getting food from kitchen was incredibly slow. Took 3 hours for raw oysters and fish n chips. Be prepared to spend the entire evening waiting for your meal.

KM
vipKennethM
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent. Great smoked fish dip. Service was a little hit and miss.
I will return soon.

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Judy
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside because it was a beautiful day. Their Fish Milanese is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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vipWasabi1211
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome Exp. We had to wait for our table and they sent over apps to say their sorry and also sent a dessert. Crab Cake was AMAZING.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing.. from start to finish!!! Pauly the bartender was truly amazing!! Shrimp and grits and the clams.. highly recommended!!!

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Otto
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy parking, easy to get a table, great oysters and great service. Just a hop from MTP. A downtown restaurant without the downtown hassels. Smoked fishdip!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good as usual.

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vipFriendofToscana
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Just need one in Charlotte!!

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vipDebbiel
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday..this place is always great

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters and local fish were excellent . Service fast and friendly at the bar.

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AndyH
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant, seating was spaced well to accommodate Covid protocol. The food was exactly as ordered, the only minor issue was we requested lemon for our tea which the bar was unwilling to provide.

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vipRhiS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This restaurant is always decent but never outstanding. The food took a long time to make it to the table, but it was pretty yummy once it arrived.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Oysters were fantastic. Food was average. Waitress was stuck up and slow.

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GinaA
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar and had amazing oysters and ceviche. Our server was Eric and he was great at recommending beers and oysters. Will definitely return!

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petep
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

A little loud, tables a bit too close and slow service offset the great food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Awesome oysters along with other options for non-oyster people. Staff is great and atmosphere is what you would expect in a true, Charleston, oyster bar. A must visit if your in Charleston.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience the bartender is very well rounded in oysters and drinks will be coming back

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have had in town in a long time! I am a local, not the typical over hyped Charleston restaurant just great seafood, atmosphere and service! The local grouper and radish salad are unbelievable! Easy to park, can’t say enough!

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vipRichard
Charleston
47 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent, especially for raw-bar enthusiasts. We were a little disappointed in the covid-limited menu. We especially missed the ceviche.

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Local
Charleston
34 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great as always. I would suggest that Rappahannock create dinner specials as well since their menu has been abbreviated due to Covid. As regulars, we would like more variety in the entrees.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar, bartender/waiter was awesome food the best!! I’ll definitely go back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous oysters, whole fish, and fish and chips! Drinks were amazing! And they sell wine and champagne bottles starting at $12!! Service was wonderful. Truly a great experience!

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Missy
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great. We ordered everything twice it was that good. We had mussels, baked clams and oysters...yummy!

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Thomas
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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NandaR
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
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!

DH
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
42 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.

OT
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
5 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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Rappahannock Oyster Bar - Charleston is rated 4.6 stars by 1115 OpenTable diners.

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