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About Racks Fish House and Oyster Bar

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 its presentation. A New England seafood house featuring prohibition-style cocktails and Grand Central Oyster Bar-inspired steam kettles, 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 Oysters Rockefeller, pan roasts and po-boys as well as an extensive live raw bar featuring what’s fresh and in season.

5 SE 2nd Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33444
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Sushi, American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday: (12:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
Monday: (12:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
Tuesday: (12:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
Wednesday: (12:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
Thursday: (12:00 pm – 10:00 pm) ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR until 7pm!
Friday: (12:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Bar open until Midnight)
Saturday: (12:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Bar open until Midnight)

Cross Street:
Atlantic Avenue and 2nd street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(561) 450-6718

Website:
http://www.racksdelray.com/

Catering:
We will do our best to accommodate all catering

Parking Details:
There's valet available.

Executive Chef:
Matthew Danaher and Todd Katz

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, View, Wine

Specials

50% Off Select Wines

Mondays from 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

50% Off Select Wines

Mondays from 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Details

50% Off Select Wines. Excludes Tax and Tip. Monday Wine Down is available every Monday from open to close. Holidays may vary. Special valid Oct 2, 2017 - Feb 2, 2018 on Mondays from 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Make your reservation today featuring our regular menu with something for everyone. Our family looks forward to serving you for the holiday.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Open 1pm - 9pm. Make your reservation today featuring a limited version of our regular menu. Celebrate with us!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Make reservations with us today to ring in the New Year. We will feature our regular menu with specialty features from our culinary team. We look forward to serving you soon!

Racks Fish House and Oyster Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (10)
Good for a Date (9)
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Fun (7)
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Creative Cuisine (7)
Fit for Foodies (5)
People Watching (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Business Meals (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Seasonal (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Authentic (1)
Cozy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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Romantic (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Went to Racks after the Tree lighting and again it was a great experience. The Restaurant was busy but we were well taken care of. Always like those Maryland fries. The sushi is always a hit and they seem to be getting better and better in doing it. Thank you and we will be back.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Love the place. Go there a lot. Our waiter, Jason, was excellent. We enjoyed our time there.

A few comments though. My wife’s salmon special was drowning in oil and butter. We asked to have it replated on a dry plate which the did without question

My scallops were undercooked but once cooked a bit more they were delicious

Deserts were great too

We sat right across from the open kitchen. The guy who was running the kitchen, the Chef? Was loud and obnoxious yelling at the staff. “That looks disgusting” he yelled. I was not looking for a night of Gordon Ramsey and Hells Kitchen But we got it
He also dropped F-bombs left and right. I was with my family and not happy

Manager, Dameon? , was very attentive to the few issues and made things right

In general, it’s a great place and the seafood dishes are excellent. You can’t go wrong eating there

Thank you to the staff (but not the obnoxious chef) for correcting the few problems we had

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Dinner was great. Meet friends for drinks somewhere else first, big mistake. This place was energetic and we would have enjoyed starting earlier and spending the evening here.
Service was wonderful and our waitperson was quite knowledgeable.
We had big salads with a variety of seafood, fish tacos and octopus. The two who had the calamari really loved it, same with the tacos. Great spot, highly suggest you try it.
Loved the ambiance and decor.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

A lot of variety of foods for a fish restaurant. A lot of different drinks, and bar locations, including an oyster bar with a lot of freah choices. Delicious cuisine and cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, People Watching, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was good, not superior. We were squished in a booth with a pull table even though we had reservations. The wait staff seemed like they were in a rush to get us in and out. When part of our party went to the restroom, 3 different staff members came and asked to take their food away.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Always consistently good and wonderful variety of food on menu
Daily specials r yummmy 😃👍🏻

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

disgusting that you charge $3 to get bread to go along w the mussels.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The service was excellent! They were very accommodating.... not too pricey like most of the Ave and very delicious!! The crab cakes had tons of crab n the Cole slaw was soooo good with a hint of horse radish in it!

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Loved the stone crabs awesome size. Salmon best I have tasted.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Met the manager at the door. Very friendly. Quick seating with reservation. Our waiter William was excellent. Told him we are not in a rush and he gave us plenty of space

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Appetizers were good, entrees were terrible. Service was good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Ordered the New England Clam Chowder, got to bottom of bowl and still no clam. More like potato chowder. Entrees were just OK. Oysters were good but not very robust. We wouldn’t go back

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had dinner for four on a Saturday evening. We appreciated being able to take advantage of the happy hour pricing for our oyster appetizers, and the assist from our server to make sure we were aware of the special.
Our main courses were promptly served and very well prepared. The snapper and the blackened scallops were beautifully presented and very tasty.
The servers paid attention to our table without being overbearing.

Tags: Healthy, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Best fish tacos and cole slaw I have eaten. Service was excellent and female scenary was stellar.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Spicy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This has become one of my favorite restaurants. I have been a couple times and the place does not disappoint. Great scene and amazing food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was disappointing. I had been here twice before and enjoyed the restaurant. My friend ordered plain fish and it came out smothered in salt and pepper. They had to remake the meal as she requested. I asked the waiter if the giant shrimp were jumbo shrimp...he said absolutely. I received five large shrimp over a cold bed of french fries. I would have been better to go to Bostons on the Beach for fried shrimp. This does not compare to City Oyster or City Fish Market.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 30, 2017

As usual, our dining experience was wonderful. It was a little noisier than usual as there seemed to be a large group celebrating an occasion and imbibing large quantities of alcohol. Our only complaint concerns the ‘bread’ we requested between our oysters and entrees. They were the most disappointing dinner rolls we’ve ever been served. They seemed like the supermarket dinner rolls found beside the hamburger and hotdog buns. Perhaps dinner rolls from the bakery might have been better, but I doubt it. Fresh warm rustic bread would have been perfect. Get on it chef! Don’t allow sub par rolls detract from an otherwise wonderfully prepared meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Anthony was an awesome waiter
Made our evening that much more enjoyable

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

From once we walked in the Host was awesome and gave us a great both. The Oysters & Crab Cakes were off the charts good. Our waiter was funny & gave us great service. We look forward to coming back with friends. Well Done!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food, beautiful people , friendly staff

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We had a great dinner, our Server James was excellent and steered us with his honest recommendations, excellent blacken scallops & shrimps, also excellent crab cakes....will definitely return to this gem.....

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Took some friends to Racks from out of town and they loved the food and atmosphere. Service was very good as we were a party of 6 and appreciated the attention we rec'd during the entire meal. This was personally my 6th time here since I first came in early 2016 and have never been disappointed. Kudos to the entire staff at Racks!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food great. Desert could have been a little better

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Food was so-so, but the service was great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Great restaurant, one of my favorite in Del Ray. Good local fish, great crab cakes, $1 oysters at the bar during happy hour. Fun atmosphere and good service. Definitely go try Racks!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

The meal was good but the oysters rockerfeller was horrible.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Excellent meal that evening, we had the scallops special

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Fantastic meal

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Great spot!! Will absolutely return and have told friends!!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Everytime I'm in Delray we hit Rack's Fish House at least once. Food is always sooo good, and perfect for kids as well with kid menu and enough noise that you don't have to worry that your kids are bothering anyone. Excellent service! The lobster roll is one of the best I've ever had!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, People Watching, Cozy, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Fresh fish, never frozen. Try the grilled Salmon. It's the next best thing to a shore lunch, and in classy ambience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 31, 2017

James provided excellent service! Food was excellent

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Very consistent. Have now tried the one in Boca and prefer the Delray location. We had some apps and that was it as they are so good. We love the Maryland fries and our friend really enjoyed the scallops. One cannot go wrong with the Fish Tacos. Everyone should get the member card. Great deal. Thank you again

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Fun, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Maybe an off night but with so many great restaurants on the street, this disappointed us. Average service, atmosphere and food.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 15, 2017

This was a birthday dinner for my wife. Food was great. Place was great. It was the young lady who served the food was very abrupt. Just short of somewhat dropping the plates on the table and muttering something under her breath as she walked off. Other than that, everything was very good.

Thank you

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Service was good and quick! We have eaten here before and the food has been good. A little busy.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Great location and wonderful staff. Highly recommend this to anyone in the area looking for a calm environment where you can just relax and enjoy some amazing quality food.

I went for happy hour and took advantage of their $1 oysters at the raw bar during happy hour. Great food.

Tags: Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Fun, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Cozy, Late-night Find, Authentic, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Excellent food and service

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The food was well prepared and delicious. The service was excellent as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The food was great, the swordfish special should be on the menu every day it was excellent, great drink options. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Paleo Friendly
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