Racks Fish House and Oyster Bar

4.4
900 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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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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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 900 people are saying
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DmitrijS
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Booths could be a bit bigger, personal a bit more attentive also after serving food. Otherwise nearly perfect place.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Waiter was ok

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DrChuckRx
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Pleasant servers. Excellent food, presentation and taste

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LisaF
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

A Covid fee....... BEWARE!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Excellent service at the bar for NYE. Food was good and atmosphere was energetic.

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vipFoodMan
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good. Our service was slow and we were annoyed when we were up against a 2 hour limit on NYE. Server was rude in her explanation as she delivered our dessert. 2 hours would have been sufficient had the food come out in a timely fashion.

Management handled the situation very well and treated us right in the end. Would go back - but prob not on any holiday.

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SusanA
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

New Year’s Eve ... apps were amazing ... then the dinners came out. None of us ate our meals because there was about a bottle of salt on each of the dinners. Like the salt shaker broke or something. I was with friend from out of town and quite frankly I was embarrassed

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CKerr
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had guest in for NY Eve and made a last minute reservation. Food was fantastic and the service was impeccable on a busy and bustling night. We were overly impressed with our dinner, as we always are at Racks. My seafood special was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, waiter. Called day before and hostess guaranteed a table outside. 100% recommend

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vipEricD
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great. The only negative is that it was NYE and we felt slightly rushed because they wanted to turn the table one more time before their scheduled seating took place. Other than that it was great.

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NadeigeM
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from the ambiance to dining! Thank you to our waiters that evening!

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Kate
New England
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent! Drinks were great! Waitstaff was awesome! Really nice ambience! My one complaint is that all parties dining were not at all properly distanced. Packed in like sardines. Would not go back to this restaurant during the pandemic. I have been to many restaurants in south Florida that have followed distancing protocol and have always felt comfortable however this one missed the mark. We were seated approximately 1 foot from the table next to us. There weren’t any open seats at the bar. Had my family not been with me, I would have left.
It’s a tough time for everyone and we are trying to frequent our favorite spots in attempts to give business to great restaurants who have suffered during all this. May just do take out from here until things settle down. If you’re comfortable sitting 12 inches from someone, then definitely give it a try! Great spot.

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MalloryM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Awesome food. It is the reason we dine here often.
Service was okay, unfortunately when being served our appetizers a wine glass was shattered and wine was poured all over someone in our party. Then again the water from oysters were spill on us as well.
There was no effort to make things right nor sincere apologies. Our waiter really did not care.

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vipmaureenm
New England
31 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Bathrooms really need attention. Both men’s and women’s but men’s really bad according to 3 men in party.

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TimH
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great meal. Our server was excellent. Busy with a vibrant crowd. A really great experience.

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StephanieR
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallops were AMAZING (though I'd hoped for a couple more for the price). Everyone at the table absolutely loved their food and we are all planning to go back. It was also freezing that day, but the heaters they have above the table had us all comfortable without our jackets, which was very surprising.
I have a gluten allergy and dairy allergy as well, and the waiter was able to help me choose something safe to eat.

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DavidB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and aervicey

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vipIMHO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall1food3service5ambience5

Beware: COVID Fee will be added to your check!

Gary Rack is adding a 3% COVID fee when you get your check. When I questioned the waiter what the fee was, he unapologetically said, "COVID". When I asked what that means, he said "Cleaning".

If Gary is that desperate to recoup the cost to keep his customers safe, he should increase the menu items by 3% rather than sneak a fee in at the end. And it begs the question, what kind of cleaning was he doing prior to Covid?

Quoting Gary Rack, the owner: "You can’t make everyone happy but it’s disheartening when you hear anyone is irritated.”

Gary, I'll save you future heartache and not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas lunch was superb! Sushi was delicious and so was seafood dip!

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JohnA
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good food and drinks mixed right on target. Server was very helpful. The place is a bit noisy, but we'll definately be back for more seafood.

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vipKlim
Naples
45 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was great.

KB
vipKBBB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I went for the sushi. They no longer have sushi.

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vipSheils22
Singapore
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always... favorite drink is the strawberry basil mule!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is perfect. The grouper was amazing.

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Jetti
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, servers had great knowledge of the menu. I highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

First time there in a long time. Had the chef special Mahi Mahi. It wasn’t very good. Cheesecake was good. I probably won’t return.

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vipTeamRivera
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The lobster roll was very rough. All other dishes were wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious oysters

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ElaineC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food very good, but noisy and crowds on the sidewalk.

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HollyF
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't been here in years so I had forgotten just how amazing the food and atmosphere was. Not to mention the wait-staff to great care of our party of 11.

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SherryM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great meal. So fresh and so spot on to what we were looking for. The service is awesome. We had Tess as our waitress and she was awesome! Good night, great meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have had in Delray. Excellent service and food was amazing.

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vipBignutz
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very Tasty Food

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The waiter was super friendly, responsive and professional

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Rhawkins81
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The oysters were great and my chef composed snapper entree was exceptional. My wife’s crab stuffed shrimp was odd. I wanted to like it but they did an odd smoking technique and the sauce was off putting. Also our server rushed us a bit. I’ll still give this restaurant another try but was a little disappointed that my second visit wasn’t as good as my first.

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vipLauraR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I just love the food here. Simply delicious. Oysters and burgers are great. I also like the martinis. Waiters are friendly and helpful; especially about oysters. One of my favorite Delray Beach restaurants. Great key lime pie also.

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vipNinaC
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dinner was amazing! We chose an assortment of things from the happy hour menu (great value!) and the dinner menu. Everything was delicious. Highly recommend the fish tacos & the grouper meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from food to service
We will definitely be back when we are in the are

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vipDelilah
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Disappointing. The server was rude and largely absent. Poor COVID precautions that were noticeable. Charged COVID fees that were not disclosed until the bill arrived. Plus they charged for bread - ridiculous.

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LoWeb
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff and the best fish tacos!

FAQs

Racks Fish House and Oyster Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Racks Fish House and Oyster Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (561) 450-6718.

Racks Fish House and Oyster Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 900 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.