Spoto's Oyster Bar - PBG

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Oyster Bar
Spoto's Oyster Bar in Palm Beach Gardens is as authentic as you can get. With fresh-shucked cold water oysters that come from Long Island and Cape Cod along with a full menu of seafood delights, there is no reason to go anywhere else in search of a premier oyster bar. Patrons can dine inside or outside, weather permitting, for lunch or dinner.

The main event at Spoto's Oyster Bar is, of course, the oysters on the half shell; menu doesn't disappoint. Enjoy Bluepoint from Long Island, Wellfleet from Cape Cod and a daily featured oyster the chef has selected. Littleneck and Cherrystone clams from Cape Cod are also on the menu. Both oysters and clams are offered raw as well as in many dishes.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was great. We went there to celebrate my husband’s birthday. They came out with a cake for him. The food was great!

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Responded 15 hours ago

Hi DanielleC, We're thrilled that you chose Spotos as the place to celebrate your husband's birthday. It always makes us proud to be part of a special day. Please come in again soon!

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NB
Miami
268 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent transformation of a tired old restaurant. It ain't tired no more.!! Food Service even a DJ. That new outside bar and fire pit is a winner. My new place. Did I mention the Oysters?

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Responded 15 hours ago

Hi NorthwardBound, Thank you for your kind words and 5* review! Yes, with new ownership (December 2017) came a complete remodel inside and out. New outdoor bar, new firepit, live music on Fridays and a DJ on Saturdays. Know what hasn't changed? Our great food, servers and of course there's THE OYSTERS! We look forward to your next visit but in the meantime...."like" us on FB and/or "follow" us on IG in will make the time between visits more bearable!

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OT
Miami
44 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family had a spectacular dining experience once again at Spoto's, our favorite restaurant. They serve the finest seafood in Palm Beach County! From Shrimp and Grits to Lobster to Jambalaya Fettuccini, you will experience the best of seafood with impeccable service and a great ambiance at Spoto's!

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Responded 15 hours ago

Thank you for your kind words, review and loyal support! It humbles us to learn that we're someone's favorite restaurant! We look forward to seeing you again!

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H
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

First time at Spotos since supposedly under new management. Food used to be great.
Oysters were still fine.
But, my Cobb salad with fish and seafood was AWFUL. Fish tasted frozen. The rest of the salad was a big mess of I am not sure what. It was inedible. Server saw that I hadn't eaten it, but didn't ask anything about it.
We sat outside with friends and survived deafening music for 1 hour until asking both the server and the manager (perhaps) to ask the musician to lower his amp.
No one working there bothered to realize how ridiculously loud it was beforehand.
Truly, a negative experience.

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Responded on October 7, 2019

Hi Holly, We take every comment by our guests very seriously because it is our goal that everyone leave well fed and happy. If a guest is not satisfied with their food every effort is made to correct the situation. Did you ask to speak to a manager? We have live music on Fridays and a DJ on Saturdays. If any guest complains that it's too loud we ask the performer to reduce the volume as the music is only there to add to the experience. If I'm not mistaken we DID lower it upon request.

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G
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice experience, solid food and service. Order local fish.

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Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you for your review! We know that the cornerstones of a great dining experience are food, service and ambiance. Looks like we hit a home run! If you follow us on FB or IG it will make the time between visits more bearable! We look forward to your next visit!

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J
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spoto's oyster bar is one of our favorite restaurants and as always everything was delicious. The gazpacho is amazing! The clam chowder is lucious with lots of clams and the black grouper never disappoints. Carrot cake for dessert was moist and delectible. We will be back soon!

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Responded on October 4, 2019

Hi Jonathanp, Wow!!! Thank you for your kind words, review and loyal support! Are you already following us on FB and IG? If not, you should! We hear it makes the time between visits more bearable! We look forward to seeing you again!

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KF
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!

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Responded on October 3, 2019

Thank you Kim. We appreciate the 5* review!

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s
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food the staff is great very friendly. Best oysters in town. Highly recommended

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Responded on October 3, 2019

Hi scottr, Since we are the areas ONLY Oyster Bar.... we had better serve the best! Thank you for recognizing it! We appreciate your review and kind words.

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LK
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Service was outstanding! Overall great evening!

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Responded on October 3, 2019

Hi LydiaK Thank you for your 5* review and kind words. We look forward to your return!

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a
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my childhood friend to Spoto’s for her 60th ! Our waitstaff knew this and so did hostesses. We did not order dessert but had coffees. It would have been nice if the staff brought out a piece of cake with candle even though we did not order dessert. Just sayin! Other than that it was a great meal!

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Responded on October 3, 2019

Hi Amiek, I sincerely didn't know how to respond to this! We ALWAYS offer a celebratory dessert whenever we know! If I had to guess it was unfortunately just one of those things. There is no explanation! We apologize to you and your friend for the obvious oversight. Thank you for the 5* anyway!

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A
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous Service was wonderful We’ve enjoyed the restaurant a number of times It’s a favorite
Our sever Ann was delightful Incredible service and lovely personality

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Responded on September 26, 2019

Hi Aminda, Thank you for your review, kind words and loyal support! We will certainly let Ann know that her excellent service contributed to your dining experience. We look forward to serving you again and in the meantime (if you haven't already) "like" us on FB or "follow" us on IG. We hear it makes the time between visits more bearable!

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G
Miami
55 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! From the quality of the food to the service!

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Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words and 5* review! We look forward to seeing you again.

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BB
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was very nice.

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Responded on September 23, 2019

Hi BusyBea, The 3 cornerstones of a great dining experience are food, service and ambiance. Looks like we hit the trifecta! We look forward to serving you again and in the meantime if you aren't already following us on either FB or IG we highly recommend it!

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BS
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for my husband and we appreciated the cake and photo very much. The shrimp app was large and delicious.

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Responded on September 18, 2019

Hi BonnieS Thank you for the 5* review! We appreciate YOU for choosing us to share your husband's birthday with. We look forward to your next visit!

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NB
Miami
268 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time back to this old restaurant...….WELL let me tell you that it is OLD NO MORE!!
Fully rebuilt and now an outside bar with DJ's and a great vibe. Still the Best Oysters in South Florida.

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Responded on September 23, 2019

Welcome back! The changes we made are spectacular aren't they? Thank you for your review and now that you've told everyone on Open Table make sure you tell all of your riends! Oh and if you're not following us on FB and IG yet you should! We hear it's a great way to make the time between visits bearable!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going there for years. One of my favorite restaurants!

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Responded on September 18, 2019

Thank you for your review, kind words and loyal support. We look forward to your next visit. In the meantime to make the time between visits more bearable, "like" us on FACEBOOK!

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MD
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service excellent the background music did not seem appropriate for indoor dining too
Loud

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Responded on September 16, 2019

Hi MikeD Thank you for your review! We take every comment from our guests very seriously. We play our music at the same level every night and believe it or not no one ever complains! When you come in again, should it be too loud , we'll see what we can do. It is always our goal that each guest leave well fed and happy.

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MB
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I highly recommend Spoto’s. The food is always fresh. The desserts are great and the service is outstanding. I always have a great experience. Everyone is great there with customer service.

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Responded on September 16, 2019

Hi MelissaB, Thanks for your review and kind words. You are absolutely right all our ingredients are delivered fresh daily, nothing is frozen. Did you know that we have an in house pastry chef? All of our desserts are made from scratch. We look forward to serving you again soon! In the meantime you should "like" us on FB and "follow" us on INSTAGRAM. It makes the time between visits more bearable!

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Very, VERY unhappy that my phone number used on open table only and not given to the restaurant by myself was used for a call today to check on my experience and to push the Sunday brunch on me. NOT HAPPY. I assumed the number would not be passed along for advertising.

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Responded on September 9, 2019

Hi, Don't be angry with Open Table. I am actually the person who called you on Sunday morning. I make it a point to call everyone who visited Spotos over the weekend. It is an opportunity for me to find out how dinner was, any comments or suggestions etc. I also use it as a way to let our guests know about upcoming events or specials. If you respond to this privately and give me your name I will make a note not to call you again. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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JA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

not pleased with the server, a;though food was good

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Responded on September 3, 2019

Hi JamesP We take every comment very seriously. Our staff undergoes rigorous training daily. Without any details it's hard to correct the problem. Please try us again you know you enjoyed your food!

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AA
Caribbean
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual

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Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you or your 5* review and loyal support!

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GS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oysters are amazing, the food A+, drinks excellent and the service outstanding. I will definitely come back.

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Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you or your 5* review. We look forward to seeing you again!

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Q
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service and seafood / shellfish
Friendly ambience with music!
Has a great dinner & desert to die for!

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Responded on August 26, 2019

Hi Quicksand, Thank you for your review! Every restaurant hopes to please their guests through the food, service and ambiance. Looks like we were a success! So glad you enjoyed the music. If you "like" us on FB you will know when we have entertainment and all of our food and drink specials!

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G
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside for the first time and loved it. We thought the street noise would be too loud but it wasn't. Our waiter, Billy, was fantastic. He was personable, had a great personality, and remembered even the little things we asked for. We always enjoy Spoto's. The food is fresh and magnificent. The service is always perfect.

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Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you or the 5* review, kind words and being a loyal guest! We will let Billy know that he helped make your dining experience a memorable one! We look forward to your next visit. In the meantime "like" us on FB and "follow" us on INSTAGRAM. It will make waiting til your next visit more bearable!

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v
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated a friend’s birthday. Loved the cake and photo.
Perfect touch!!

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Responded on August 23, 2019

Hi valeriej, Thank you for the 5* review! We are always humbled when someone decides to share a special occasion (like birthdays) with us. So happy you enjoyed the cake (which is scratch made by our Pastry Chef Joe) and birthday photo! If you haven't already we ask that you "like" us on FB and/or "follow" us on Instagram. It makes the time between visits more bearable!

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DS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spoto’s is absolutely amazing. The food, service, and atmosphere of the whole place is above and beyond outstanding. Our server Billy made the whole experience even better. We will definitely be going again.

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Responded on August 23, 2019

Hi DanielS, Thank you or your review and kind words. We understand that the cornerstones of a great dining experience are food, service and ambiance. We are proud to know that we achieved all 3 with your visit. We will certainly let Billy know that his service helped "make the experience even better". We look forward to seeing you again and in the meantime please "like" us on FB and "follow" us on Instagram!

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C
Orlando
24 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great as usual.
All the food was on point. We appreciated that they split our food in the kitchen so we didn’t have to struggle with it at the table.
Only comment I have,a little too much salad dressing on the salad and the shrimp roll did not have a lot of shrimp salad on it.
Flavor was great!

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Responded on August 20, 2019

Hi Chickey2218 Thank you for your review and kind words. It is always our pleasure to accommodate our guests where possible. Regarding the salad I will mention that to the kitchen so in terms of over dressing they will be more careful. We look forward to your return and in the meantime, "like" us on FB. It will make the time between visits more bearable!

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l
Miami
152 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Clams and oysters fresh and delicious. Pretzel crust grouper and swordfish tasted great.

Will provided great service and recommendations

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Responded on August 19, 2019

Hi lovetoeat, Thank you for your review! We certainly will let Will know that he added to your dining experience! Hope to see again soon.

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CF
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Food is outstanding but service was poor. Our waiter forgot about us and never offered the usual finger bowl or desserts.

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Responded on August 26, 2019

Hi CruiseFool, Thank you for your review. We take every guest comment very seriously. We know that the cornerstones of a great dining experience are food service and ambiance. Without making any excuses for the service you received all I can say is we have staff training daily and will remind our servers that they should always adhere to our very stringent steps of service. We hope that you'll remember how great the food was and try us again.

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S
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Our service was outstanding. But that was it. Food wasn’t awesome. Overpriced. Won’t be returning

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Responded on August 20, 2019

Hi Stoneheart, At Spotos we take every comment very seriously. We appreciate your mentioning the quality of service that you received as that is part of your dining experience, good food is the other. On any given night there are 3 managers on the floor. The moment that you weren't happy with your meal you should've asked to see one. It would've been their pleasure to make whatever changes were necessary to ensure that you left well fed and happy. We hope you change your mind and try us again.

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DD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was spotty. Good greeting, then disappeared for awhile. Multiple servers, may be their method, but not sure it was working that night. The oysters and the entrees were fabulous!

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Responded on August 19, 2019

Hi DeniseD, Thank you for your review. We take every comment from our gusts very seriously as it is our goal to make sure every guest leave well fed and happy. Our servers do serve in teams with the hope of providing even better service. If there was a misstep we're certainly sorry. We look forward to seeing you again

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B
London
45 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Food missed the mark. Good Service but kitchen needs to get better!

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Responded on August 14, 2019

Hi Blfofoodie123, We take every comment from our guests very seriously. Because we understand the importance of good service our servers are constantly trained and our standards are some of the most rigorous in the industry. Regarding the food, It is our goal that everyone leave well fed and happy. If something wasn't right there are always managers around who would be more than happy to make any correction necessary. We ask that you try us again.

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h
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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Responded on August 14, 2019

Hi happycamper, Thank you for your review and kind words

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s
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff was friendly and helpful. Our dinner was spaced so we had time to relax and enjoy.

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Responded on August 12, 2019

Hi spring Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again!

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Charlotte
41 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We went for late lunch and the place only had a few tables occupied. Inside or outside seating is available. Fish seemed fresh. All was good. It was a little pricey for lunch, 69.45 with tip. I may be able to tolerate the pricey tab, if the location had an ocean breeze with a view of some sand, instead of PGA Blvd and sound of traffic, so seeing where it is what it is, its pass for us. I feel bad in stating that but as the say down at the realty office, the three most important....are location location location!

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Responded on August 12, 2019

Hi fastfreddieb At Spotos we pride ourselves in providing an excellent dining experience through our food and service. Our fish and seafood are delivered several times a week and all are from Northern Cold Water areas. With the new ownership (December 2017) a lot of money has been spent both inside and out to provide an elevated ambience that is still casual. Yes it's true we're on PGA Blvd but once inside our doors you could be anywhere. Food and service sometimes beats a view :)

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DR
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service! Very friendly and attentive staff.
The food was absolutely delicious and the presentation was superb!

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Responded on August 9, 2019

Hi DianeR Thank you for your kind words and 5* review! Please join us again and in the meantime "like" us FB or "follow" us on IG. It will make the time between visits bearable!

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MR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great outside seating

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Responded on August 8, 2019

Hi MarshaR Thank you for your review and mentioning our patio area! We recently gave the space a facelift and it is gorgeous! We look forward to your next visit!

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w
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner, staff could not have been better

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Responded on August 6, 2019

Happy Birthday wineo, Thank you for your review and spending your birthday with us!

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W
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Barnstable oysters out of this world. All apps and entrees delivered as ordered. Great service throughout. Desserts are plenty for two and delicious. My husband ordered a filet and it was perfect which was great because he always thought it was good seafood restaurant only. Now it’s the best of both worlds!

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Responded on August 5, 2019

Hi Wpbfoodie, Thank you for your 5* review. Thank you for mentioning that we have something for the carnivores out there! Regarding our desserts.... they are all baked daily by our in house pastry chef. If you aren't already following us on IG or FB it is a great way to make the time between visits bearable!

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JR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go-to celebration place! The oysters are always outstanding! We love how caring everyone is to our food allergies. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert!

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Responded on July 29, 2019

Hi JRDZK Thank you for your review! As you know we have the only authentic oyster bar in the area! All of our fish and seafood is delivered several times a week fresh never frozen! Our oysters come from cold water states never from The Gulf. We take allergies very seriously and have staff training all the time. Now regarding our desserts.... did you know that we have a pastry chef and all of our amazing desserts are made in house and from scratch! Don't wait for a celebration come see us soon!

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