Racks Fish House and Oyster Bar

4.3
724 reviews
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In keeping with founder Gary Rack’s goal of establishing an unprecedented culture of restaurant dining experiences, the Delray Beach establishment sources a variety of inspiration for all aspects of it's presentation. A New England seafood house featuring prohibition-style cocktails, RACKS Fish House + Oyster Bar will feature a unique, nouveau-nautical décor along with a responsibly sourced ocean-to-table menu that excites and inspires.
Culinary Director Matthew Danaher, known for his straightforward style of cooking, has developed an innovative menu that incorporates beloved classics with the modern style and appetite of South Florida. Guests will discover ever-evolving recipes for Fish Tacos, Suhi Rolls and po-boys as well as an extensive live raw bar featuring what’s fresh and in season.
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Miami
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sat outside, as soon as the food came out so did the fly’s , very annoying. When they cleared the table the fly’s disappeared

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TH
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lunch for an employee. Dragon Roll, Clam Chowder, Reuben, Snapper, Salmon Salad all delicious!

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ED
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great seafood!!!! Outstanding service by Keith who made great suggestions & helped make it a great dining experience!!

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MR
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent seafood and drinks. Just off the main Atlantic Avenue strip for outdoor dining and street watching

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EB
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My friend and I both had the trout almondine. It was not one bit fishy, and probably the best trout that I’ve ever tasted. My friend agreed, and has gotten it in the past, and said that it is consistently delicious.
The food is a bit pricey, but wonderful. The server was attentive.

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SG
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Extremely expensive and extremely loud. Very difficult time hearing your own conversations. But could differently hear everyone else’s.

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FW
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Very noisy. Snapper dinner was good but the fish was heavily seasoned. Couldn’t taste the fish. Good service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The service was very friendly, and quick despite the crowd. The food unfortunately was very mediocre and not what we expected. It’s was pretty much glorified bar food. Fresh food is trending right now, so when I see braised red cabbage on the menu, I expect fresh braised red cabbage, not canned polish beet cabbage loaded with sugar. The drink I got was undrinkable also. We didn’t eat or drink barely any of it... we moved on quickly.

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F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was fine. My snapper was just ok. Muscles app was great. Decor was very cool. Flies were an issue. Not sure why since we went to other outdoor places and didn’t have a problem. Not worth the price tag in my opinion unless just going back for apps and drinks and happy hour. Also they charge $3 for bread. Really?? Poor customer service.

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DP
New England
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good. We lived our dinner

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AM
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A party of 5 enjoyed the food so much. Menu is so good that we got far too much but loved it all, both at Racks and later at home. I especially enjoyed my filet which was cooked perfectly. Their slaw is vinegar, not mayo, and excellent. Salads, shrimp and fish were all great. I do prefer Lemongrass for sushi.
All told it was a beautiful experience.

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MN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Great food

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NL
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Food wasn’t worth it for the price I paid and service kinda sucked. Could’ve been better, it could always be better that’s for sure. Probably won’t ever come back!

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OT
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Very accommodating. Just a great experience.

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HD
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Best, freshest blackened grouper was n Delray. Delicious with red cabbage side.

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BY
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful food and service. One of our favorites!

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FT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

Drinks were not garnished, for the second visit in a row the bartenders needed improvement

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Bartenders Bill, Joe, and Brian are amazing. Always a great experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious! Pricey but yummy!!

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R
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for seafood that is original and expertly prepared. Located near a busy corner, so lots to see while enjoying your meal.

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B
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere right on Atlantic Avenue. Close to all the hot spots on the ave. Great cocktail menu. We got oysters, calamari, and the glazed sea bass. All were delicious! Will be back

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F
Miami
43 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Reliably good, and seasonably full of non-locals. One of our ‘go to’ restaurants near home.

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F
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The grouper was outstanding. The mushroom asparagus barley side dish was exemplary. Can’t wait to go back.

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JK
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food was outstanding! Best sushi my wife and I ever had.

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DG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

There were two of us dining. One of us had the catch of the day special. It was NOT special. The grouper was tough-had to cut it with a knife. The second meal was the Fishermans platter. For the price a very small portion, two shrimp, one crab cake and two small strips of cod., although lots of fries which made platter look full.
We had mussels first which were very good. A good size portion. Overall bill was pricey for what we received. Service was friendly and good.

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was prompt and friendly. Food was delicious! Of our party of 6, 4 of us had the Little Dragon Roll which everyone enjoyed immensely. The remaining diners also enjoyed their tasty entrees. It was our first visit and we will definitely return!

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G
St. Louis
30 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food here is fabulous. The customer service is always top-notch.

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CC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience from start to finish. Attentive server and the food was superb. The seared scallops are to die for

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C
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is overpriced. For the money the food should be much better. Make them show you the oysters before you order them. None of what we ordered was great. You can get better food in that area for much less.

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N
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Were lucky to be outdoors where noise level was tolerable. Food was just ok, oysters were undersized and bland, poorly schucked. Takes chutzpah to charge for dinner rolls. Won’t be going back.

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EC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This place was recommended to us by a local. It was quite busy the night we were there but we got seated a few minutes before our reservation time. We sat outside along the sidewalk so it was moderately noisy but we didn’t mind because it was good people watching. Service was average at best ...we had to flag down our server several times and he only came back to check how the food was when we were almost finished eating. In his defense, he seemed somewhat new so service may be better with someone else. The food on the other hand was excellent! We had the grouper and the scallops...both very tasty. We shared a piece of Key Lime pie which was good but the crust was way too thick and couldn’t be broken with a fork. Overall it was a good experience and we will probably return to Rack’s at a future date.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I loved it so much that I brought my in-laws a few days later!!! Great overall experiences of food, service and ambiance!

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DF
Miami
53 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit. The service was excellent as was the food. The tables are close together and it was noisy but we will definitely have a meal there again.

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S
Singapore
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Amazing food!!! Great strawberry basil mules!!!

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J
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks and service. Staff very friendly and very accomodating. Highly recommend.

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R
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Rack's as usual, delivered good quality and service. Food was very good, although both fish dishes were a bit overdone. Great fun ambiance, and lively place.
The lobster smashed potatoes were spectacular! Will be returning soon.

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d
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was fine and our server was very friendly. She was very knowedgeable on gluten free items and this was important to me as I am celiac. The biggest problem was that we were told that one of our party's meals was burned in the kitchen so they were bringing a new dish. It took over 20 minutes for that dish to come and when it did, the rest of us were finished our meal. There was no compensation offered or even an additional starter to have while she waited. We weren't told that it would take that long or have the option of another dish. It made for an uncomfortable meal as the rest of us kept watching to see when her food would arrive. When it finally did, she was no longer hungry as the rest of us had given her part of our meal.

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RM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome seafood! Outstanding service! Highly recommend!!!

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GB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Disappointed and don’t plan to return. Seats are very close together, place is extremely noisy, seats outside are practically on top of the cars parked in the street and the people going outside to smoke. Just 2 in our party, we ordered mussels and oysters as appetizers and 2 separate entree’s. Oysters were good. Mussels and my trout almondine were very bland and my husbands fried fish was a lot of breading. Service was mediocre and we thought it was overpriced, but that didn’t surprise us, since on the ave. Place is busy, but we don’t understand why.

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BG
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 1

The seafood is very good. The entree accompaniments also very good. I’ve eaten there three times and liked it. Our server was very good. Unfortunately the noise level makes it impossible to talk. Will not go again until high season is over. The Mac n cheese is great. The trout excellent.

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