The Oyster Rock Waterfront Seafood

4.8
1086 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.
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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to place in Calabash. We live in Ocean Isle and when a restaurant is booked off season, you know it's great. Fish is Always so fresh and the offered sauces are out of this world. don't miss out on the chips and dip offered in lieu of bread. Don't miss this gem of a place on the water if you're in the area. get a reservation for sure...

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Lv2eat
Charleston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth the price. The serving sizes are more than adequate, a lot more. The wait staff is excellent and the atmosphere is great. Eating dinner overlooking the Intercoastal Waterway is always a great experience.

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MelanieC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and presented artfully. The service was amazing.

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vipGuide
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oyster Rock is a crown jewel in the restaurant business in this part of North Carolina.

Debbie is an outstanding server and Patrick the manager does a marvelous job with the entire crew very impressive always a treat

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David is best waiter ever!! Excellent food!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and food as always was very good. Sean was our waiter and we always seem to get great service when we go.

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WilliamP
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice evening. If the Korean ribs are available then you must order them. Not only a huge portion but very flavorful. Oysters on the half shell were fresh and succulent as well. The service was spot on. I was impressed!

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Linda
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was good but for the price the atmosphere did not match

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vipjenny
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melanie was outstanding! Everything was great. My husband had the Korean Ribs. They were wonderful. You should be prepared for “spicy”! The meat fell off the bones. Wow! Mahi was delicious. ❤️

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HerbM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The beet salad was strange. I liked the idea,but did not imagine it would be chopped up in a huge bowl. I was expectiing a composed salad. The shrimp were a little overdone. The escargots were magnificent!
My husband wasn't impressed with MA oysters. James River ones are just as good or better. He liked the Mahi sauce & mixed veggies.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

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Calabashlady
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service as always, very good. It is a very enjoyable restaurant.
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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always exceptional

TJ
vipTinaJ
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole staff was very friendly, worked well together and was very efficient. Food was excellent.

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LISAR
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was able to make a reservation which is nice. Cocktails were good and the view of the water makes for a nice setting. She crab soup, oysters and shrimp were all delicious. Will be must visit next time we visit. Also a perfect half way meeting spot between north Myrtle Beach and Holden Beach.

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Dobbs
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, the reservation on-line service was perfect. I made reservations in Oct. for Jan. and there were no issues. I called about a week before arrival and the person on the phone happily let me know the reservation was still good. Second, there were so many great things to choose from. If you can’t find something you like to eat at Oyster Rock, you probably don’t like food. Last, but not least, the staff was really great. Quick and efficient. Thank you for making my mom’s 65th birthday wonderful.

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vipMelody
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As awesome never disappointed!
Brian is the best server and Patrick rocks!!!
Best food ever..
Happy New Year!!🎉🎉

JB
JackieB
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Have eaten at the Oyster Rock many times and have never been
disappointed with service or food.

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vipTinaS
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch everything!!! Staff are friendly and service is great!! The food is the best around!! The restaurant is clean!! The atmosphere is fun and relaxing!! This is our favorite restaurant at the beach!!!!!!!!!

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PeterC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh catch is always extremely good and fresh wait staff is very good at delivering food while it just out of the kitchen.

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GinaH
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Oyster Rock always has excellent service and amazing dishes! One of our favorite places to eat!

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thomasg
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food 👍 👌 Great Value!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JR
JodyR
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oyster Rock never disappoints! Always amazing! Best staff around.

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Lisi
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good craft beer selection. Food was delicious with generous portions. Our server was attentive and patient as we made our food/beer choices. Only downside to the evening was the noise level - hard to hear conversation at our outside table of 4.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best and consistently good food. Not cheap but we try to come once a month and it’s always good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Oyster Rock. We go every time we are in town.

JB
JeanB
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and they always have many nightly specials as well. Our server was friendly, informative and skilled. I would highly recommend!

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RichardJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oyster Rock is our go to place when we want to take family and friends out for a nice evening to remember.

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vipLifeisgood
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding meal. Specials are outrageously good. Jill was a wonderful waitress.

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Lifeisgoodinnc
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oyster Rock was five star all the way. Everything was fabulous. Our server True
Was wonderful and very knowledgeable! We were there on Christmas Eve (Friday)
And made reservations before we left for Monday our last night in town! Our
Favorite! A must when you are in the area! You must have a reservation. Thank you
Oyster Rock for making our Christmas Eve very special!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Christmas evening

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RobertD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 4th time eating at Oyster Rock and it is always amazing! I just wish it was open during the day on weekends so we could bring our boat up for lunch.

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KurtD
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the very best dining experiences we have had anywhere in the U.S. Our primary server was nothing short of exceptional, the entire staff (no fewer than 5 worked our table) was on point, engaging and genuinely happy to serve, even on Christmas eve.
We ordered an array of food, from raw to sauteed to fried, and it was all expertly prepared and served with perfect timing.
We look forward to coming back in spring when we it is lighter longer; I am sure that looking out over the Intercoastal will onlyaddt o the ambience.

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anthonyc
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal as always. Oster Rock always nails it.!

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was extra special last night. They had more of a weight staff than normal. Professional all the way.

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GailC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! My fillet was cooked perfectly and very tender. Will definitely be back!

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Cilla
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always all our appetizers and dinners were exceptional! Always perfection from the time your walk in the door. Staff is excellent too!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday family dinner We had the best service and table view Our server was Todd

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vipLifeisgood
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sisters and I enjoyed a wonderful Christmas Eve meal together. We enjoyed every bite. The chef is top notch. Our waitress,Miranda,was friendly and helpful. Looking forward to our next visit.

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SharonS
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Server was attentive and very knowledgeable. All employees were polite and friendly. The outside patio dining was enjoyable. The Oyster Rock is definitely a favorite.

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 1086 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.