The Oyster Rock Waterfront Seafood

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$30 and under
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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.
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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Love Oyster Rock but last night wasn’t a great experience. Had a reservation at 6:30 arrived and was immediately seated. At 6:43 had bar drinks and waters. It was after 7 when our order was taken for food. Received appetizer at 7:24 of bang bang shrimp it was 8pm when we received our dinner. Received dessert at 8:30pm and check at 9pm. Have times from photos taken. It seemed our waiter was spending lots of time on other tables but not ours. Not sure if he didn’t put our order in on time or what. Tables beside us turned over several times and received there food much faster. When asked him to check on our dinner since it was taking along time he said he had and that it was with the kitchen time frame. Our food was delicious but the service and time frame to receive food was off tonight. Have dined at Oyster Rock three times in the last month and many times since it opened. No manager stopped by the entire time we were there which was from 6:30 till 9pm. We brought last night our college kids to celebrate them heading back off to college. Had a reservation for tonight to bring neighbors but cancelled since last night was so off service wise.

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NicoleZ
Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. Everything was fresh and delish!

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CIndy
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our view on the patio. We were pleased when the manager lowered the shade as the sun continue to set. Our waiter was very polite and helpful. We ordered a special appetizer for the evening named boom boom shrimp. We have had this at other restaurants and it seemed that the sauce was evenly coated on each shrimp and this appetizer did not have that. We did thoroughly enjoy our scallop dish and the crabcake dish. This was our second visit and in the future we will definitely go back.

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Nick
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiting for our reservation With a drink in hand was relaxing down at the oyster pit. We sat outside and had an unobstructed view on a gorgeous night of the waterway. The food (oysters, tuna, and grouper) was just as perfect as the view!

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vipJudy
Charleston
70 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Love the food. Very noisy but you can’t have everything. Service is excellent.

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Becky
Anchorage
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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Steve
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was excellent...he knew the menu and had recommendations...the detail of his recommendations was impressive...the watermelon salad was 5 star...I never mind paying for quality food and service...we will be returning.

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vipyoyoma
Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had. Great portions. Amazing views. Great cocktails! I’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fresh seafood and best charcaturie we’ve had in a long time!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our daughter before she returned to college for her fall semester. It’s her favorite restaurant. Our food is always good and the service is excellent. Our table was outside in the water front and we felt like all COVID precautions were being followed. Although pricey, we had a special experience.

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LeliaR
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Due to the pandemic I requested a table outside. I was pleased to see that all tables were approximately 6 feet apart. The food, service, and water view were fantastic. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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scjansen
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, and the food was outstanding. The crab cakes have lump crab meat, which is something I look for at an oceanside restaurant. The scallops with risotto cake were absolute heaven. You can't make a bad choice on the appetizer menu- we ordered practically all of them and all were terrific. Boom boom shrimp was a table favorite.

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DennisD
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at the Oyster Rock was wonderful. Fresh seafood, great atmosphere, seafood cooked perfectly, service couldn’t have been better. The restaurant was clean and the friendliness of the wait staff the best. Our reservation worked perfectly and was on time. Five stars for all ratings from our visit.

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Glenna
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Nice outdoor patio. Everything was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our Anniversary dinner was great. The food was wonderful. The restaurant itself is very contemporary not old as many Calabash restaurants seem to be. I understand that the owners of Oyster Rock also own The Boundary House which has been our favorite restaurant. Now, we have two favorite restaurants.

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vipMarineClaim
Charleston
44 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable birthday celebration for my wife. Everything from special watermelon salad to flounder, burger and crab cake done nicely. Fine service from Debbie.

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Jethro
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We would recommend this restaurant to anyone in the Calabash area. Ashley was a phenomenal server!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oyster Rock is always an excellent choice in Calabash. Great location, great view, great staff, and great food! We come often and I usually get the fresh seafood, but tonight I had the Cold smoked pork chop with collard greens and it was amazing! We ate on the porch and it was full, vibrant, and loud but that was fine as all were having a good time. Don’t miss a chance to experience Oyster Rock!

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NICKLO
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

There was NO social distancing happening at this restaurant and masks only enforced by the restaurant employees. This seemed to be the place for larger groups/families to dine, so with the smaller space it made it seem a little more chaotic.

Service was excellent! The staff was hustling and super attentive throughout the entire meal.

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shelly2468
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience! Great view, beautiful and shaded outside seating, and great service!

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RichardB
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way. Food was delicious Service was perfect

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NancyC
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipCarolinaretirees
Wilmington
17 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

There was confusion regarding the area to dine. I thought the outdoor dining was on their porch with fans. But we were seated outside the building in the sun with an umbrella that moved around with the wind. We asked if we could be seated on the porch and was told there was no room so we went to a table that was indoors.
We ordered a dozen oysters that were shameful. The cucumber martini was a little more than half full and not that good and dinner was just alright. But our server was a real pro....so the service was good... but the food isn’t much better than mediocre...

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Project411
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went for our 18 year wedding anniversary. The restaurant itself is in a great location and the food is pretty good but it is pricey… My wife ordered the steamer pot which came out cold and had to be taken back and reheated. I ordered flounder and scallops, blackened, and they were delicious. The atmosphere was wonderful and the view was even better. I definitely recommend the restaurant, especially if you are going for a date night out with your significant other.

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AlexaF
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere for a date night. Our server, Debbie, was absolutely incredible! Great experience, will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious & service was impeccable!

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and service was outstanding. Definitely will be visiting there again soon. Highly recommended.

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CynthiaH
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious... the menu choices were fantastic and covered every taste. Definitely will be back... 💗💗

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LindaC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was excellent. Food was a little pricey.
Loved the restaurant.

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Cindy
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The service and food were fabulous. My only complaints were the flys and the heat from the side door opening all the time to serve outside diners. This was probably a contributor to the fly problem. Don't understand why the screening was not down

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best restaurants we’ve have enjoyed during our Sunset Beach vacations. The plates are beautiful with presentation and excellent flavors . I had the blackened Mahi-mahi with mango salsa and was blown away. Topped off with blueberry cobbler and the creamiest ice cream ever, just won me over.

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NancyC
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed a great dinner on Saturday (July 18th). We always try to visit during our stays. The outside seating was terrific, we felt very safe with social distancing practices in place. Fried shrimp and flounder were great as usual.

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CindyP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time.... food was great... service was great.
will definately come back.

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RocqB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever was friendly and knowledgeable. Our food was deli and worth the price!

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SonOfThunder
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was tremendous. We loved the food and our server. The experience was one we will cherish for a very long time.

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JanJ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Great food and beautiful view.

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Mern
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The entrees we're good, service was excellent. Water view was nice. Very disappointed that seafood came with fries, hushpuppies and tiny serving of slaw. At their prices there should have been a choice like their sister restaurant Boundary House. We will not be going back

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TiffanyD
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little expensive but we will still eat here. Love it alot! Local resident.

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vipCMF1
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and atmosphere. The food was delicious, fresh and creative. Keep up the good work.

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JoeyC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always go there when we are in town. Love that place

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 129 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.