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The Oyster Bar ● Seafood ● Grill ● Tavern

) #48 of 675 Restaurants in St. Petersburg €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
249 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3325
+1 727-897-9728
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“oysters” (150 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
249 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3325
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good food and fun!! Oyster shooters- yum! Great tile fish, flavors galore-delicious balsamic sauce. Branton- excellent service!

Thank Suzanne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was on central ave in St. Pete with so many dining options and I strolled past The Oyster Bar. I saw they had a happy hour and boy did that make me happy. The had awesome fresh and large oysters for a dollar. They...More

Thank drjdiz2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was good, definitely not worth the prices though for the portion you get. Location was great in downtown and restaurant was nice inside. There are better and less expensive choices in downtown St Pete.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wandered into The Oyster Bar around 4pm on a Friday afternoon hungry for oysters. Much to our liking, our server informed us that oysters were $1.00 each between 4&5pm (I'm not sure that's every day, so you should check. We (2 of us) shared...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While it was busy, well worth it. Can't beat the self serve bottomless mimosas and the food was great. The traditional brunch eats (eggs, bacon, etc.) with some seafood treats was a great mix. Eggs Benedict were to die for as was the meats at...More

Thank Jay J
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Brunch is standard. Nothing truly exciting or worthy of praise, but very good standard fare. The raw oysters, aside from a higher than average amount of shell pieces, were excellent. I can't recommend this place as one of my top 10 in the area for...More

Thank DraacoPendragon
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Our son was married last weekend in St Pete and we had the WRD at The Oyster House. Wow! We could not have been more pleased! Everything was wonderful......food, service, ambience. Karen, the event planner and Nick, the chef outdid themselves and giving them some...More

Thank Mosieh
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Hadn't been to the Oyster Bar for a little while, but ventured out on a Sunday afternoon around 4 pm. Live music was playing at a restaurant a few feet away, so we sat outside and ordered Bloody Mary's and raw oysters. They were HUGE...More

Thank SusaninFLA
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Partner and I were told how fantastic the Oyster bar was in St. Petersburg. We looked at the website and decided it was someplace we were anxiously willing to try. Since we are both oyster fans we decided this would be a great place to...More

Thank Albert S
Management response:Responded 31 May 2017

Albert, We are so sorry to hear your experience was unpleasant. We truly appreciate the feedback. We do hope you don't judge the entire company by this one experience and we will do everything we can to prevent this from happening again. Thanks again for...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

A bit on the pricey side but really good food and the wasabi was sinus clearing in its intensity, which is always a good sign. Great service too.

Thank William H
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20 June 2016|
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Response from oahudrew | Reviewed this property |
I don't know because I don't eat them raw or cooked.
20 September 2015|
Response from J S | Reviewed this property |
It costs us 19 bucks a person. It was a nice brunch. Laid back atmosphere.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 249 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3325 (Formerly Central Avenue Oyster Bar)
    (Between 2nd St. N and 3rd St. N.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 727-897-9728
  • E-mail
For over 8 years, we have served thousands of satisfied guests in St. Petersburg. We are a full service dining experience, with an emphasis on freshness, and clean flavors. As you may imagine, we go to extraordinary lengths to ensure that the supply line for our delicious Local and Boutique Oysters is always flowing. In most cases, the oyster you eat today was still swimming yesterday! Our prices are outstanding, our service is unmatched, our live entertainment 4 nights a week is the best, and we are environmentally friendly. And, we are a locally owned, family-run business.
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