The Oyster Rock Waterfront Seafood

4.8
842 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 842 people are saying
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Esha
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We were seated next to the kitchen/server isle. Not the best location. On future visit we would insist on another table.

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kitten
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am taking time to write this review because great food & service deserves to be recognized.

Hubby & I were seated promptly with an inside water view ( nice!). Our waiter David was a treasure... exceptional and knowledgeable of all the menu options & bar options & types of kitchen preparations. We had perfect cocktails... then tried the chargrilled oysters with parmesan topping for an appetizer & the fresh catch grouper for an entrée & in house made key lime pie.. Words don't do it justice. A little pricey but worth it.

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DavidT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My steak was good - for the price I was expecting great.

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vipLynnH
Greensboro
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was beyond excellent. Her name was Heather. She took great care of us.

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Kate
New England
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the employees are very courteous and friendly.
Our server was Lawanda. She's excellent! Very welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable of all the dishes on the menu.
We had mussels, shrimp and oysters on the half-shell. Lawanda was able to explain the different choices of oysters.
Everything was delicious! Thank you...

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vipPamH
Wilmington
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a winner

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JillR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite, go to restaurant every time I am in Calabash. Have never been disappointed! The staff is over & above the 5 star rating as well as the food.

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DianaW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table ready on time- service great- server attentive not intrusive- very bubbly, knowledgeable and made us feel special. Food was prepared to perfection- fresh and seasoned well. Overall an evening we will remember-

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BobM
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice overall, but difficult to have a conversation, very load in outdoor seating area.
The group next to us must have thought they were in their backyard

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MicheleL
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

David, our waiter was outstanding. Plenty of specials.

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

Our waiter was wonderful and the food was best we had during vacation week. Splurged on dessert because our wsiter painted an awesome description and it was a masterpiece. Bravo to tge padtry chef and tge belgian waffle ice cream creation - so innovative!!!

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

Our favorite restaurant in Brunswick County. Food is great. Staff is great. Debbie, our server is fantastic!!!

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DebbieA
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS an amazing night! I can't wait to come back soon!

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RickR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

As usual the food was good but what was unusual was having to wait for over an hour for our food.

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JoelW
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Exquisite views, over priced food, very well trained waitstaff. Can become quite loud outside.

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AlexiaM
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and experience was great!

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vipPamH
Wilmington
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and servu

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vipLisaP
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miranda is the hands down the best wait person ever! First time finding this treasure trove & we will be back soon. Food was insanely good - view is spectacular! Try the stuffed flounder or fresh catch with lemongrass - this is what all restaurants aspire to be - KING

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
16 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!
Oyster Rock Waterfront Seafood was excellent the food, service everything was great our first time I highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service was off the charts good(we had a 430 reservation.Waitress was very knowledgeable on menu .all foods were cooked to perfection.great place will go back again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was my second time dining at the restaurant. The food was very good. Prices were a bit high but overall the dining experience was very good. The crab cakes and the he-she crab soup were excellent

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GaryD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere was excellent as usual!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food with family.

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vipGregg
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service attentive but would have preferred a price when giving specials. Food was good portions and very good quality. Deserts were a hit with everyone.

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ShannonN
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. Our favorite date night dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with very good service

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GibbyL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service from the time you enter until the very end is tremendous. Every attention to detail is met.
Jacob our server continues to impress us with his knowledge, attention to detail and his professionalism

Another delightful evening

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JohnW
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding as well as the service. One of our favorite places to eat. Great atmosphere !

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DennisD
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

51st Wedding Anniversary

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vipGigi
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Oyster Rock is a perfect place to entertain out of town guests. It consistently delivers an excellent experience. While more on the pricey side, it is well worth it. Our server, Tod was attentive and engaging in spite of a very full restaurant. He expertly managed the timing of our meal without our feeling rushed. We always enjoy the level of creativity the menu and find it offers something special for everyone. Do leave room for desert, a perfect end to an excellent meal. The view of the waterway is very nice from nearly every table. Our only complaint is that the music can be very loud and on top of noise from a full restaurant, it can be somewhat difficult to carry on conversation at the table. Not enough to keep us from returning again and again.

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Kate
New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had oysters on the half shell and
Oysters Rockefeller
Both were outstanding!
Jack was our waiter. He was very knowledgeable, attentive and friendly.
Everyone was excellent.

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katiar
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

You better be there at 4 p on the dot. Nasty at the door. Good food

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MaureenS
Poconos
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service and food. We will back to Oyster Rock!

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Steven
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent. Best She Crab soup ever. Some of the best oysters we ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The place is absolutely beautiful and the food was pretty good. However, the service was very very slow. We considered at one point picking up our own drinks at the bar as we waited 20 minutes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family was able to sit outside in the most perfect weather… We had a remarkable server and the food was fantastic. We were at the beach for a week and this was absolutely the best dining experience of the week. Thank you.

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JackieS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch!! Every time we go it’s good. Our favorite restaurant in the area by far. Very relaxed atmosphere. We had grouper last night and it was very good. Sometimes you can eat at a place and order a certain fish and aren’t really sure what you are getting but not here. The sides are just as good as the main dishes. Can’t wait for the next date night!

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TomJ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood dinners we’ve had in 5 years of living in the area.
Our server, Lawanda was very attentive and friendly.

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BarrieB71
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Oyster Rock. Food was fabulous; Brian our waiter was fabulous; and just the entire experience was Fabulous!! We;ll be back. B&K

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MaureenC
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 2nd visit and we were happily surprised again! The service was great ( Debbie L) and food exceptional! I would highly recommend for a great dinner.

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 842 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.