Tidewater Oyster Bar

4.7
21 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Tidewater Oyster Bar serves delicious, fresh, lovingly prepared and carefully seasoned seafood. Whether it’s fried, steamed, raw or in a Po’Boy, Gumbo or Chowder, we’ve got you covered! Located near the North Carolina coastline, we source our fare straight from our local sparkling waters. So come on -- immerse your senses in oceanic flavors, earthen sauces, and airy spices. At Tidewater Oyster Bar, the freshness of the sea is all yours.

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 21 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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food
4.8
service
4.2
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ShirleyB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious seafood prepared just right and excellent service.

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vipDiane
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. What a great place. Emily was our server and was teriffic. We had fried pickles and steamed oysters. Very attentive staff. Perfect delivery. This is in a strip mall but who cares it was good and busy. They are clearly doing something right.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great! Our reservation was at 8:30 and this place closed at 9pm. But we never felt rushed to leave.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good seafood!!!

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vipPamH
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great foods and service. Small but quaint

OT
OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious, and the staff was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

On vacation and we wanted good seafood, which we found at Tidewater!

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Flygirl
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience at Tidewater Oyster Bar, and Caden was an awesome server! We enjoyed all our food, especially the raw oysters. We had a great conversation with Mr. "Fragile(Fra-jeel-A)" and the atmosphere was fun! Thank you for making my daughter's birthday experience a blast!

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BBJB
Greensboro
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Simply pleasant. Friendly staff. Food was fresh. Enjoyed it.

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AMH03
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The ambiance was lacking. We sat at a high top table and the chairs were extremely uncomfortable. The food was good quality for the mot part and the service was good so I would consider trying it again in the future possibly.

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WilliamH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had the seafood tower and it was excellent! Our server was very friendly and efficient. We can’t wait to go back!

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MichaelP
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Waiter was helpful and nice. Food was good.The restaurant is lacking personality I believe. Perhaps an 0lder bartender mixing it up with the customers. The food by itself is not a reason to go back. You need more.

Mike p.

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vipWilliam
Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service! A very good experience overall!

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BrandiD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing. We had guests from out of town and took them here. They both eat out often at a variety of seafood restaurants and were very pleased with Tidewater Oyster Bar.
Our server was very thorough, even though they were very understaffed that evening.
Will definitely go back

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JulieR
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and the service was outstanding!

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vipVeronicaH
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, great service and such a cute place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
283 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service and food! We try to get there at least once a week and enjoy the cold beer and oysters, not to mention the clams, shrimp and special fish entrees that are different every night.
I just hope that they will knock out one wall and expand as the people are coming in droves!

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vipHappyHunger
Atlanta
236 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fresh oysters. Great service. We dined outside.

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MichelleR
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Everyone was very pleasant and helpful. Food was great!!

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ChrisB
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food. Kacey was our server and although he was very busy, he did a great job and was very personable.

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TanyaA
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

There was nothing pleasant about my dining experience. We got the seafood platter and a house salad. The salad came out with the platter instead of before. The platter was not hot and the crab legs and clams were over cooked. The server didn’t bring change so a tip could be left for him. I asked another server for smaller bills. Overall experience was not good and we won’t be going back.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tidewater Oyster Bar using the Order Online button. Tidewater Oyster Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (910) 319-7500.

Tidewater Oyster Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 21 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.