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Oyster Bar Columbia

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$$ - $$$
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1123 Park St, Columbia, SC 29201-3137
+1 803-799-4484
16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Wed 16:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

.Have a seat and they will shuck them right there for you. Truly a raw bar for those who like their oysters a bit on the raw side. Got a half a peck, a pound of boiled (peeled) shrimp, and we were there on a Tuesday night which was half price on Snow Crab legs. As they were half price... More 

Thank George B
East Coast
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128 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Simple, fresh delicious oysters and cold beer. It doesn't get much better than that. For the non-oyster lover, there are shrimp and crab leg dishes that were equally good. The clam chowder was tasty also. A good, no-nonsense place to have a bite in a friendly atmostphere

Thank eastcoastbb
Hermitage, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

It's my first time here. I was craving for seafood. I tried the buffalo shrimp, shrimp grits and oyster shooter. I love the food! This place is highly recommended. I would go back here again. Very friendly staff.

Thank Flip360
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We visited this small restaurant while spending the night in Columbia. It has a bar atmosphere, but also serves fresh and delicious oysters, shrimp, crab legs and more. We were greeted by who appeared to be the owner "Mother Shucker", and she was so warm and friendly. While we ate our clam chowder, she offered another menu item (Crowder) which... More 

Thank Jenny C
Lexington, South Carolina
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233 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Wife and I went to the oyster bar before going to a concert at the Colonial Life Arena. Not a fancy place but some very good oysters and very nice staff. Our schucker/waiter was Phillip and he was great. Very well mannered young man and he made sure we had everything we needed. Only thing I wish the oysters would... More 

Thank waynelauld
Lexington SC
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118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is a dive that serves oysters many different ways. It smells, its dirty but I love eating oysters here.

Thank Panic1522
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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146 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

So based on the reviews this place was on my list BUT when I walked up to the entrance the exterior (door, windows, paint, trash) was filthy. Could not proceed through the door thinking that if the exterior is this filty what is the kitchen like.

Thank dpapman
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We went to this Oyster Bar because it was walking distance from our hotel. When you first walk in you think it's just a drinking bar. When you tell them that you're there for the oysters they send you to the back area. In the back, is a horseshoe-shaped bar that they serve food and drinks on. We ordered a... More 

Thank waimee
Charleston, South Carolina
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110 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This place had been recommended by friends. It is shabby chic. I had doubts when we walked in. Bottom line; We ordered oysters on the half shell and they were brought to us and hand shucked in front of us!!! You don't get any fresher than that! And they were superb, We also had steamed clams which were equally superb.... More 

Thank gene k
Bird51071, Owner at Oyster Bar Columbia, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, with customers like you is why we strive to be simple but the best at what we do! Hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

What more could you ask for? The Oyster Bar is not particularly fancy but who needs fancy when you have greatness? Staff is very friendly, which for me is a huge part of a great experience, thank you Brock! The atmophere is laid back, they shuck oysters for you and let you choose from a good selection of domestic and... More 

Thank Luke S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1123 Park St, Columbia, SC 29201-3137
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-799-4484

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?