Racks Fish House and Oyster Bar

4.5
937 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 937 people are saying
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nynole
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Order the lobster roll. Food was very good. Would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great service. Great location.

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BridgetL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly the best restaurant on the Ave. The food is insanely good!

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NMar
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Hostess excellent, server not very customer service oriented but ok. Food was delicious, fresh, well prepared.

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vipLuckyprepster
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! Very busy and had a good vibe. Drinks were strong and food was delicious! Octopus is a must!

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vipDeckie
Naples
55 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Even with the crowd , we were seated on time , hostess very nice .Food was fantastic . Blackened grouper awesome . Wish they had a better wine list

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fabulous, service was great!

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vipDonnaS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always live going here when we are in Delray.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Usually a big fan of Gary Rack’s restaurants but this was the worst experiences I’ve had at one. The sushi was good but everything from there went downhill quick. The restaurant ran out on f 4 of the main course meals as well as other appetizers. The service was very impersonal and careless and when we got our meal it was a 4/10. Overall, the experience was disappointing and I will not be returning soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was Valentine's day but our reservation was only 7:30pm and they were out of nearly every we ordered.

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vipVzls
Miami
73 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Usually this place has a better service but they didn’t do a good job this time was horrible specially when the food it is not expensive and now this restaurant is adding a 3 percent charge to your bill for Corona. We weren’t happy about it. We are all dealing with Corona most of don’t get a relieve.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a Valentine’s Day date!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I dined at Racks Fish House on Valentines Day. We wanted to take a long ride to an area we had never been before. Ended up being the best Valentines day celebration we have ever had.

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DonnafromBoca
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every day dining as well as for special occasions. The service good snd drinks are fresh snd most tasty.

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vipLifeIsGood
Naples
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I reserved an outside table. When we got there for 530 seating the lady said there would not be an outdoor table for at least another 30 to 45 minutes.
Maybe there’s a new ownership.
I’ve been here a few times and never had an issue.
So being that I was with my handicapped mother we had to sit at the table inside. Inside the bar was bumper-to-bumper to bumper people not wearing masks there was no social distancing. And actually, the bartender took his mask off a few times to speak to some of the clients.
Appetizers were good. Shrimp cocktails, mussels, and the Caesar salad.
The worst part was that I’m on a salt restricted diet and the server told us that the chef could not do anything about it because everything contains salt at the restaurant. He could not make me fresh vegetables he said it comes that way. Even the steak that we had was completely covered in salt, the snapper fish had salt on it I could not believe that they could not cater to our needs and that all of that food had salt on it.
They did not have any decaffeinated drinks (tea). We enjoy good food and money is no objective here.

There is a restaurant across the street called, SALT. I think this place should not be called, RACKS and it should be called, THE SALTIEST. We won’t be coming back!!!!

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vipDonna
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Extremely rude hostess could not accommodate us to a shade outdoor table, although there were acceptable open tables
The lighting inside the restaurant has exposed bulbs and is very hard on the eyes
We asked to move to a darker corner without bright lights
Our server was fine with it but a little later he informed us that they would need the table by 4:30
Our reservation was for 3:30 and when we arrived the restaurant was was fairly empty
The meal was fair and my fish was over cooked
The presentation was unattractive
And then the price!
With tip I paid for 2 grilled fish with vegetables on the side and 1 regular margarita and 2 glasses of red wine
Plus tip $ 132
Definitely a don’t bother to go!

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DaveM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Racks is an open air restaurant which is always my preference.

The menu is unique, fish specials included locally caught cobia which is a personal favorite. The scallops were some of the best I've ever had. The waiter was knowledgeable and proud to share some of his favorites and I must admit his favorites were excellent picks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Appetizers arrived 30 seconds before entrees. Received the wrong order - offered a dessert to make up for mistake. Bill came and we were charged the higher price special that we ordered (did not get) AND for the ‘complimentary’ dessert. This was our 10th visit to this restaurant (loved every prior visit) but most likely our last.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I was insulted that they charged $16.00 for a small margarita and then charged a service fee.
They gave switched plates with the table next to us.
Scallop were very salty..

Believe it or not I never complain about this but felt that I had to share my experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like always! Food was amazing! Danny was our server for the night and he did a wonderful job! He recommended the best, most delicious, well presented, well executed sushi roll! It was moist, fresh, tasty, and overall and explosion of flavors (mount FuJi). For an appetizer we had the octopus and it was so tenders, so well cooked, charted to perfection, and the bean salad was just out of this world! For dinner we order the Florida snapper and it was amazing! A little salty but wow!! Really well cooked the gnocchi was amazing! Quality gnocchi is really hard to find and boy! They did a good job! Really blown away from this dishes we order!

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CatMeow12345
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We enjoyed our meal a lot the sushi is always on point! They need more waiters though our waiter was great however he wasn’t at his best covering so many tables. It took us almost 45 mins to put in an order for food.

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vipWesty
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great crab cakes and himachii jalapeño. Octopus was fresh but needed some more flavor. Waiter was great, happy hour helped keep the prices very reasonable. Tables a little close together for our liking but hopefully won’t matter in a few months. Definitely going back

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MichaelK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Server was kind of abrasive. I made reservations for 3 and they sat us at a 2 top

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salandac
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at this location and we will be back. The food was great, was served quickly and the waiters were attentive...

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vipPatricicaL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food and good service.

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vipTeriH
Cincinnati
47 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love racks because it has such a wide variety menu. We can’t wait to go back and try some thing else everything is delicious. It’s fresh plentiful and very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Like always service was amazing -Anthony delivered beyond great service. We order Cobia for dinner with coliflor puré and it was amazing! Everything was cooked to perfection. For appetizer we had the fried oysters and they were as always delicious. They finally brought their sushi back! And we loved the Montezuna, very well made, proportions were perfect! We also had the Dragun Roll—- lobster roll, that roll needs some work. Presentation was outstanding but the taste did not match the look, the lobster was delicious, well cooked easy to crack, yum... but the roll itself... I was expecting an explosion of flavors in my mouth. In all honesty sushi Jo North of the border is way better and way cheaper! But overall! It was delicious

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vipDavidG
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious. Service great. Had an issue with a poorly marked step. Edge should be painted bright yellow so it is visible.

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vipFOODIE
Washington DC
106 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Matt was a great waiter and really did an outstanding job. Oysters were small, smoked fish meh, but truffle parm fries were outstanding.

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vipMichaelG
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional meal, cocktails and service as well.
Super impressive, new sushi menu. The roll was spectacular.
Racks restaurants are always wonderful.

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DrChuckRx
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manny gave us excellent service. Food quality and accuracy was spot on, as always. Highly recommend this restaurant !

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TDolan
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I come to Delray I love coming here! The food is fantastic and $1 oysters are definitely a huge bonus. The happy hour menu is filled of such delicious items I’ve never had anything I don’t like!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Went for oysters and happy hour. It’s always a warm inviting environment, have great happy hour specials, amazing oysters and all of the servers are warm friendly and attentive! One of our favs on the ave

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mindyg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my all time favorite restaurants in Delray - consistently good. Whether you have a salad, sushi, fish, tacos, anything - it is all delicious! Have been going since it opened and have never had a bad meal! In fact - this past dinner was my birthday dinner and it was perfect. Thank you!

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viphungry4
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dirty martini. Love the calamari. Server was great.

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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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service. Loud. Noisy drunk people at the bar falling on our table. Food was awful

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vipImnovegan
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is what I’m talking about. Fun, loud, great service and fantastic food. You will not be disappointed.

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

Waiter was ok

DC
DrChuckRx
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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 4.5 stars by 937 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.