The Oyster Rock Waterfront Seafood

4.8
900 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Welcome to The Oyster Rock, a family-owned and operated waterfront Calabash seafood restaurant specializing in excellent seafood and raw bar items, mixed with a flavorful variety of mouth-watering beef, chicken and pork dishes, along with sandwiches and burgers all prepared in house every day using only the freshest and finest ingredients from local and regional suppliers and the beautiful Atlantic Ocean right outside our doors.

Overlooking the scenic Calabash River and its pristine estuaries and relaxing atmosphere, The Oyster Rock provides the most amazing view around, from our indoor and outdoor seating areas and bars featuring more than 24 domestic and imported beers on tap, 30 wines by the glass and a delicious collection of specialty cocktails.

If you would like to order carryout, orders may be placed by calling 910-579-6875.
What 900 people are saying
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MckenzieG
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! Always impressed by the amount of staff working and the atmosphere can’t be beat!

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Foodie
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale restaurant. Good service, but best of all our meal was delicious. Our waiter gave great suggestions. The view of the water was peaceful. Be sure to make timely reservations. This place is popular.

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DeneenW
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and our service was great! Thanks, Jill we enjoyed our experience in Calabash.

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GerryW
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good will be back yes would recommend prices were fair

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Fizzy
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous! This is our favorite restaurant. It never disappoints. Debbie, our waitress, was excellent.

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Calabashlady
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was wonderful! Everyone from the hostess, waiter and manager were very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a very nice first experience, everyone was very attentive and kind. We had the escargot in garlic butter for our appetizer and it was wonderful. The ribeye was so flavorful. Shrimp was cooked perfectly on the state line scampi. Would definitely come back again.

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MRPBPP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was loud and hard to hear the people at our table. My salad was served without the dressing. The food was really good.

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GaryH
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it. The food and dining outside was fantastic!

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johnt
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience! Great food and service. Ambiance is awesome! Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first visit, can’t wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took friends that had not been before. They loved it. We always love it!

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vipLove2eatseafood
Charleston
46 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our entrees were so delicious….grouper with a cream sauce and swordfish with a tomato sauce. The calabash collards were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt-kind and accommodating, as usual. Always consistently great experience at the OR. Thank you for a great experience, as always!

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vipVoican
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE it here! We enjoy sitting outside and the service, food, and cocktails is always outstanding. Some of our favorites ---fresh fish, peel & eat shrimp (extra horseradish on the side), she crab soup, au gratin potatoes.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday birthday

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DawnL
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Deep Treasure and the Chicken and the Derp Blue Sea. Both were excellent; however, the Derp Treasure was my favorite. Will definitely be going there again soon!

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vipDoug
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Great food. Large beer selection., David, our waiter was superb.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting, great view, great food and wine, and excellent service! If in the area, don’t miss a chance to go to Oyster Rock! You won’t be disappointed!

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RobertC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
Love the restaurants ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for every occasion. I love the view . Great seafood and wait staff is excellent

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HollyK
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a lovely setting, great view overlooking the Calabash river inlet. Service excellent, Miranda well-versed in all the menu items, and made excellent recommendations. Have been to this restaurant several times, and always completely satisfied.

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vipTeeTimeMike
Philadelphia
256 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oyster Rick was simply outstanding. Great service and fantastic food. Excellent she-he crab soup, oyster Rockefeller fish prepared different ways with a choice of sauces. We highly recommend going to this place.

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CherM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. So many delicious options it was hard to decide. Waitress was very nice and knowledgeable of all the dishes.

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Pmorey
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I’ve been waiting to eat here for months, as it’s difficult to get a reservation and i only visit this area about 3 times a year. Made reservations a month in advance

Beautiful spot, looks out over the marshes. Our waiter was super nice, but probably had too many tables as it took a while to get cocktails after we ordered them and our first order went to another table, had to keep asking for plates

Food review is mixed:
Raw oysters: delicious
Broiled oysters with garlic butter: fantastic
Steamed oysters: very good, but overpriced.
Fried pickles: good, but pickles were sliced so thin you didn’t get much of the pickle taste
Bruschetta with pork belly: fantastic
Calimari; terrible, so much batter I’m not convinced there was any squid in there. We didn’t even eat it

Obviously, we didn’t get any of the entrees so cannot comment. Lots of options and specials

If i go back, would definitely just go to the Oyster Pit bar area, which is right on the water and seems very popular

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! On vacation and a must do! Going back again before we head home!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Kudos to the chef for his outstanding dishes.
Service professional as one would expect for this type of restaurant.

On water never hurts and outside features also done well.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was perfect! Food was excellent, Our Waitress Debbie, was exceptional & spot on! The attending staff were very pleasant and big on working together as a team! I found this restaurant by googling best seafood in North Carolina and reserved with open table! Best decision I made during our weeks vacation!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, atmosphere and staff were all AMAZING! Highly recommend the tuna croissant and au gratin potato side.

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JamesH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was very good. Food was fair. Fried oysters were stuck together and mushy. French fries appeared to be frozen , tasted terrible. Fried shrimp was okay. Better places to eat in the area. Won’t return.

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MichaelH
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We live locally and eat there quite often. Always good food and the GM seems always involved (Thank you). Had some issue with a waitress this time. Wanted a side besides the fries (as i hate fries) and all sides were the same price and they wanted to charge me $4 for a change to the side. The GM stepped in and made it right. Thank you. Great food. Not cheap. Crowded. They do well. Be patient and tip well.

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vipPamelaB
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second visit to Oyster Rock. First time was we sat inside as it was early sept and still to hot for my liking for outside dining. But the food and the service then were wonderful , it was my birthday and my friends had brought a birthday cake for me and the staff had kindly kept and brought out with plates and knife when we were ready. This time we asked for outdoor seating and it was a prefect night and we had a great table looking out at the water. The food once again did not disappoint. Our waiter was great not too much but always there if you needed him.
Love this place.

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JohnP
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside and it was a perfect evening. Food was excellent and our server Dave was also excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal!

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ThomasK
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful dining experience.
The server was helpful, pleasant and attentive.
The food was prepared perfectly and it was delicious.
I highly recommend the Oyster Rock.
Note that it is somewhat more expensive than the average restaurant but it is well worth it.
Also it is very popular so get advanced reservations quite before expecting to eat there.

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GailB
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!

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Gthp
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Reservations, but still had to wait. Diners who didn't have reservations, but had been waiting were seated before us. Reservations s/b seated by priority. Too noisy to enjoy dining.

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cgxo
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow such an incredible dining experience. The food was top notch. One of the best places I’ve been too since moving down to the Myrtle beach area. Our server was amazing. Very knowledgeable about the menu. The drinks were so good too. I had the Apple sangria special and it was perfect for a cool fall night. I will definitely be back.

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vipDanaY
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Always satisfied!

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SaralynG
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations at 6pm on a Friday night- it was packed! The hostess said it would be a few minutes and suggested we get a drink at the bar. Excellent bartender- drinks fabulous, not overly priced. Had two sips, our table was ready! Got to sit outside on a lovely evening. Oysters, onion rings, flounder, boil pot, rush tacos and the fish special/ all
Amazing. Server was wonderful!

FAQs

The Oyster Rock Waterfront Seafood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (910) 579-6875.

The Oyster Rock Waterfront Seafood is rated 4.8 stars by 900 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.