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Oyster House

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
35 S Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-2002
+1 843-723-1151
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (320 reviews)
“hush puppies” (95 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
35 S Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-2002
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The oysters here are huge and so good! I had fried and raw and they were both perfect. The oyster po' boy sandwich was loaded with big ones and the half shell ones were a salty and sweet, excellent cocktail sauce. The fried shrimp my...More

Thank LynnPhipps
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice selection of local and other East Coast raw oyster varieties. We had a dozen mixed on the half shell which varied in price $2-3.25ea. The Blue Point were my favorite. We had a shrimp poboy and a blackened mahi sandwich. They have crispy brussel...More

Thank Diver0901
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shared a lunch during restaurant week. The she crab soup was cream based, delicate, a nice starter. Fried oysters medium breading, better with lemon than the cocktail sauce which was lacking. The fries were the battered type and were medium thickness, hot and tasty. A...More

Thank msande02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried this restaurant for something new on our agenda. Food was very good and the portions were big, our server was please but even though the restaurant seed quite food was a little slow coming out. Try the pickled fried green tomatos, they are...More

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a dozen Chesapeake Bay oysters. They were amazing. We also had the ahi tuna and buffalo oysters which were also amazing. I highly recommend it to seafood lovers!

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service is very attentive. We had a variety of oysters and my only complaint is that I did not order more! They were fantastic. We also had calamari and the she soup, which were good too. We made reservations online first which was helpful...More

Thank ShellsBellsOntario
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere. A relatively quiet restaurant, and we didn't find too many of those. They have several varieties of oysters, all to purchase individually. They had 6 varieties available when we were there and we tried them all. Also ate the fried oysters,...More

Thank danelles6
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Just about all the other cocktails I had in Charleston were not great- too sweet for me. Discovered The Oyster House on our last night and Brittany made probably not only the best drink in Charleston but possibly the best Old Fashioned anywhere

Thank PamGreg
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Jennifer was are waitress and we never, ever received better service than we did from her. Friendly, helpful, cheerful and just a great person. The food was superb. The Mrs. had baked seafood au gratin with yellow Carolina rice and crispy Brussels sprouts. I had...More

2  Thank Waltbeau
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

If you want great food and atmosphere come here. Ask for Dylan as your server and experience Charleston's best.

Thank Steve S
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Questions & Answers
6 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from zzz08 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, no we walked in but it was early and not too crowded. Call ahead and ask as it looks like a place that can get crowded in the evening and weekends. Enjoy!
Mary W
1 June 2017|
Response from karencU4320XH | Reviewed this property |
They are open, we ate there at 3pm.
20 February 2017|
Response from Vistar | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. All of Charleston appears to allow dogs in outdoor dining venues. Fleet Landing restaurant (great reasonably priced seafood restaurant) allows them indoors.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 S Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-2002 (Formerly A W Shucks Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-723-1151
Oyster House features fresh local seafood and a cocktail menu to match. Join us in the heart of Historic Downtown Charleston!
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