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About Tony's Oyster Bar and Restaurant

Tony's first opened in 1995 as Tony's Bourbon Street Oyster Bar with a distinctly Cajun/Creole flair. Named after the handicapped son of one of the original owners Tony's soon became known for fine cuisine and its live entertainment on weekends. Having won numerous awards from local magazines for its outstanding cuisine and entertainment, Tony's has been a fixture within southern Wake County for over 15 years.

Tony's Oyster Bar & Restaurant serves the best in fresh seafood, steaks and Italian dishes in a casual relaxing atmosphere. We also have a full service steamed bar featuring fresh oysters, shrimp, crab legs and more.

As one of the few "made from scratch" restaurants in the area, we invite you to enjoy our fine food and beverages and hope you will make Tony's Oyster Bar & Restaurant one of your favorites!

107 Edinburgh Drive South Suite 129
Cary, NC 27511
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 4pm - 10pm
Monday: 4pm - 10pm
Tuesday: 4pm - 10pm
Wednesday: 4pm - 10pm
Thursday: 4pm - 10pm
Friday: 4pm - 2am
Saturday: 4pm - 2am

Cross Street:
64 West and US 1

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 462-6226

Website:
http://tonysoysterbar.com/

Entertainment:
Local Bands on Friday and Saturday Night starting at 10:30 with no cover charge

Executive Chef:
Kevin Elliott

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Tony's Oyster Bar and Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.2

ambience

3.4

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

59% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (5)
Casual (4)
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Live Music (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Fun (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Organic (1)
Authentic (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great restaurant and oyster bar. Service was excellent.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Fun
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was ok but I like most everything well done . The portions were small, for $26 I got 4 shrimp , 3 scallops , a crab cake, red beans and rice and one other side I didn't touch. The crab cake was lacking in flavor and looks.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Oysters were a highlight and food was OK. But, very loud interior set-up, zero decor.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The waitress was easily one of the worst I've ever had. She misquoted market prices for Crab legs by 33% and then basically left us without beverages until we had to beg for them all night. The food overall was pretty good, but when your told by your waitress something is $30 and then your bill shows $40. That's unacceptable. Also the restaurant really appears in need of some upkeep. Not a bad restaurant, just a very poor experience.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday and had 9 folks. We had a 6:45 reservation and had a great table and great service. However, around 8pm, the noise level increased and the crowd coming in was so loud we had to leave. We couldn't hear our own conversations at our own table! I found the customers coming in at that time to be extremely rude to the other patrons still dining. Perhaps the hostess could have controlled this better. I'm not sure I would have dinner there again for that reason.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great place for a Saturday night. Food was good, service was fast and great. Live music afterwards with a good crowd.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Live Music
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was great as always. It took 25 minutes to get the steamed clams due to only having on steamer working.

We will b back.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We've visited 4 or 5 times. Great experience each time, wonderful staff and tasty food.

Tags: Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Live Music, People Watching, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 31, 2017

The food here was good, not anything special. The atmosphere needs a major update. The daily food specials provide some decent values, we had crab legs on Mondays special.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Go here often. Prices very reasonable. Great oysters on the half shell. Good Cajun selections. And seafood. Good wine prices recommended

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Spicy, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Tony's is looking old and dated. This previously had one of might favorite restaurants. I was embarrassed that I had suggested that we go there. My guests were not at all impressed.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 24, 2017

As our go to restaurant Tony's was great as usual. Greeted promptly and and seated where we liked. Our server Brittany has made our dining experience pleasurable many times. A personality to enhance your evening. Not a cookie cutter trained robot. Our meals we're excellent. Timing of appetizers salad and meals was right on. Our server never let us want for anything We have taken out of town guests and they have always liked it. We have tried many different items on menu and have enjoyed all. You cannot go wrong at Tony's Ask for Brittany as your server and you'll not be disappointed

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Again, I enjoyed my visit as I have previous times. If anyone likes good music of all genre, try Tony's. The music is always surprisingly good. The bands are interactive and always leave you wanting for more. Hats off to Tony's for consistently providing good food, service and entertainment.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Quick Bite, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Restaurant has gone down since our last visit. Tired looking. Service was slow even though the place was empty. Server was very nice though.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Not sure what others see in this restaurant.
4 of us went to dinner and each ordered a separate meal. Lobster tail, shrimp and grits, flounder etc.. each was more tasteless than then next. We left most of the meal on our plates. Certainly not worth trying again.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 25, 2017

We went to Tony's for my boyfriend's birthday dinner because he wanted fried oysters. The food was awesome and service was excellent!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Fathers Day

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 16, 2017

There was no atmosphere, seemed mostly dated. Our waitress was likeable and the raw oysters were decent, but it went downhill from there. One of us ordered the Crawfish etouffee - which was tasteless. I actually had never had bad etouffee, but there's always a first time. Another ordered shrimp and grits, again not good. I had blackened redfish that was ok. Another was happy with their fried oysters platter. All in all, a disappointing meal and we won't bother to go back.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 11, 2017

I speak for my wife and myself. As a first time guest, and a seafood fan, I've had better and I've had worse meals. Maybe my expectations were set too high but, Being in Cary, across from a high end neighborhood, I had higher expectations. I consider Tony's to be slightly less than average. I've been to so called "hole in the wall" restaurants that had better tasting food. Tony's had a somewhat bland taste. I was disappointed only because I set my expectations too high as stated above. The price was only slightly higher than average.

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on June 8, 2017

The food was mediocre, but the service was wonderful.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Ate at Tony's on 6/2.Been 2-3 years since I had been there. Nothing really negative, but on the other hand nothing wowed me. Portions are large, prices not bad. If I return I will go for the oyster bar or cajun dishes. Both my wife and I had something other then that and as I said, just OK. Good beer list, surprising to me the wine list was very minimal.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The food is always delicious. We ate at the Oyster Bar. After 2 hours of eating and drinking and talking our middle aged backs were all sore! There are no backrests on the stools. The ladies were also sad that they did not have hooks under the table to store their purses. Tony's needs to make that area more comfortable.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Live Music
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Understaffed, steamer down, beer was warm, very rude waitress. Overall a horrible experience.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 16, 2017

3rd time I have been to Tony's and wait staff can not handle big group. Service slow, wasn't able to bring water out in a timely manner. Great bar and service!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 30, 2017

First time. Early Sunday dinner. Fried oysters are excellent, lightly breaded. I'll be back!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 29, 2017

I really like Tony's I've been there a few times now and enjoyed every time I went. Service is friendly and attentive. Great live music on weekends, nice crowds and a bit trendy, but not overwhelming and and not too crowded. Good find for the money. If you cant find a table at 42nd St Oyster bar downtown Raleigh, you will find Tony's to be a great alternative.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Bar Seating, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 29, 2017

I have been going to Tony' s. For 15 years and I am to admit it 's.lost its.touch awhile

e back. But it's back on. Oyster s, captains platter and Mahi all spot on .definitely be back

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Live Music, Spicy, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on March 25, 2017

We always eat at the Oyster Bar and never are disappointed!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on March 22, 2017

We went for our 36th wedding anniversary and our server was wonderful about taking our order, giving us private time to reminisce, yet keeping our drinks filled and clearing the table when it needed to be done.

My food was wonderful, I had the surf and turf (Filet & Lobster Tail). My wife's was good, fried scallops, but the scallops had an odd, sharp finish that could have been due to old oil (it was the end of the night). Not a big problem and it diminished our enthusiasm for the place not at all.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 20, 2017

It is a little hard to find if you are not familar with the mall. The prices were great and the lots of food. The bartender knew about the local beers and let us sample to choose which ones we wanted. It a great causal place to get some good seafood. It is very big and open, which is great for large parties.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Place was dirty, table sticky, service and food below par.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 17, 2017

It's always fun to go to Tony's Oyster Bar. We love the authenic New Orleans menu items as well as the New Orleans theme. If you stay late enough live music starts at 10 PM. There cajun/creole items on the menu than listed on the online menu. It's a great taste of New Orleans locally.

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 24, 2017

The half price appetizers were great fun to sample. But I come for the fried oysters. They are the BEST. There are not many places to get oysters in the area, especially good ones!

Tags: Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Maybe because it was Valentine's day service was a little slow. Hostess helped a lot. The food was pretty good.

Tags: Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We have been here many times, but it's always a good experience at Tony's. We had the 1/2 price appetizers (mussels and scallops) and the spiced shrimp. It was great!

Tags: Fun
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Tony's was great. Nice, clean with good space between tables which provides a comfortable feeling without people on top of each other. The wait staff was very attentive and super patient with our party of 8. I will def return to enjoy the good food, service and maybe some live music at a reasonable price.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Spicy, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 13, 2017

The service was very, very slow and the waitress' service was terrible. I asked for two different dishes and they were both out of stock. I was very displeased with the service and the food was just OK. For what we paid, it wasn't worth it. We actually had the same experience about a month ago and I convinced my husband to go back. We won't be going back again. I hate to leave comments like these, but our experience was that bad.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Great dining experience. Definitely would recommend.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We were very pleased with the food we had, the polite staff, the prompt seating-- all in all, a great night! Will go again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 6, 2017

This place has a slightly cajun theme. We went on a night when the weather was not so good, so a fairly quiet evening in the restaurant. Decent beer selection. There were four of us: Jane and Liisa both had shrimp scampi pasta, Todd had the cajun sampler, and I had the jambalaya. We all enjoyed our entrees, as well as the hush puppies brought out beforehand and the oysters we had as a starter. We'll go back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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