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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!
Cary, NC 27511
Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 4pm - 10pm
Monday: 4pm - 10pm
Tuesday: 4pm - 10pm
Wednesday: 4pm - 10pm
Thursday: 4pm - 10pm
Friday: 4pm - 2am
Saturday: 4pm - 2am
64 West and US 1
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Local Bands on Friday and Saturday Night starting at 10:30 with no cover charge
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
The food was okay. The hostess was a little rude I felt. She said I made the reservation late and there was another reservation that was at 8:30. She said can you all be finished in an hour and a half. I don’t think anyone should be rushed from there meal as well as there were several seats available. I’m not sure I will return.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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