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Date
Mon, 5/21
Time
11:00 PM

Tony's Oyster Bar and Restaurant

4.0
287 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Casual
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Sunday: 4pm - 10pm
Monday: 4pm - 10pm
Tuesday: 4pm - 10pm
Wednesday: 4pm - 10pm
Thursday: 4pm - 10pm
Friday: 4pm - 2am
Saturday: 4pm - 2am
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Phone number
(919) 462-6226
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kevin Elliott
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
64 West and US 1
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Entertainment
Local Bands on Friday and Saturday Night starting at 10:30 with no cover charge
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
What 287 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.2
service
3.5
ambience
3.8
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Been awhile since we've been to Tony's and made a last minute reservation for Mother's Day evening. My wife said the oysters and crab legs were delicious and I feasted on peel-you-own boiled shrimp. We will go again.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The service was excellent!!! The fried seafood isn’t fried hard, but the steamed seafood is great!!! Overall we enjoyed the dining experience. The staff is extremely friendly.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great raw bar and seafood in general. Not the fried NC Calabash style or New England fried but rather great steamed and broiled seafood mostly from US waterways.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Gave Tony’s one last chance! We where surprised with the service and the food compared to previous visits. Will go back again

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Very outdated, shabby interior. Fast service and good food but place was empty on Sat night at 630pm.

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1.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Slow service, poor food quality. Not the tonys I remember . Won’t be returning.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We walked in and found out they no longer serve steamed oysters at the dining room tables. They offered to move us but we had a party of 10 with some children and the high top and placement for conversation was not going to work. The restaurant decor and furnishings, especially flooring needs good cleaning, painting, refinishing. Door to back patio had cracks in the glass and seemed dangerous.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Unexpectedly quiet that night, four of us dined on the fried flounder dinner, the grilled combination platter (blackened shrimp and scallops), and the shrimp scampi... and each dish was outstanding! For appetizers we had the alligator (excellent) and crab cakes (very good). Portions were big enough that dessert was not an option. Great spot, and very nearby. A bit hard to find within MacGregor Village, but worth the search.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We had an early dinner, at 5pm, on a Sunday. The restaurant was quiet at that hour, but by 6pm the restaurant was full and still was not noise level was mediate. The customer service was outstanding, workers truly care about the customer! If you sit at the Oyster bar they will open your oysters directly in front of you. Delicious! I recommend the Tony's Oyster Bar and Grill for family, date nigh, girl's night out, or a special celebration. It is more of a sports bar rather than a quant romantic cozy restaurant. Thanks to everyone there for helping to make our special occasion very pleasant.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Food was very good and excellent service.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Britney was the most attentive and efficient server I've had there. Thank you!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Waitress was great, red snappper was dry, lukewarm and bland. The king crab legs were good. This was our anniversary celebration and would not recommend for special occasion. We've dined at the bar last year and was great.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went here the first time for Valentine's Day. The restaurant and service was very good. The Oysters amazing. The ambiance of the restaurant would be much nicer with low key music to living up things.

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1.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Made a reservation on Open Table. Seated quickly in a booth. Waited 17 minutes and left. No one ever even came to our section. Believe all hands were on deck setting up a large group.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food, drinks, and live music. Stone Age Romeos always put on a great show and worth the trip.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

I'm from New Orleans and I'm generally skeptical of restaurants who claim to serve New Orleans dishes, but Tony's does a good job. I've had their gumbo and blackened catfish and fried catfish. They were all very good.

I recommend Tony's as a nice place to meet friends or just have a good meal.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

The Sunday special is the way to go. 1/2 price on the seafood is a great deal.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

We have eaten at this restaurant previously. Always great food. Sometimes noise level is sometimes an issue for us. But Sunday evening seemed perfect to us.

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3.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Casual dining, good seafood. Maybe they were understaffed as table service was quite slow. Would probably return to try the oyster bar.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Fabulous wait staff. Great food. I love it always.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

very good value; excellent appetizers and service.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

We loved it and be back soon.

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3.0Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

We really enjoyed ourselves at Tony's. We celebrated my daughter's birthday and it was wonderful. We had a mixed group ages 4 to 83 and everyone was comfortable. The sea food was wonderful and the portions were plentiful .

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4.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Great restaurant and oyster bar. Service was excellent.

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3.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined on October 21, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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